Community and Family Engagement

With many students learning from home, there’s more onus on parents to support their education and help them through a challenging time. These resources are designed to help educators support parents and engage students as they learn remotely.
Resources & Non-Video Content
Training & Support Videos

Resources and Non-Video Content

Comprehensive Glossary
Site Council Recruitment Form: View
Site Council Recruitment Form: Force Copy
Site Council Agenda: View
Site Council Agenda: Force Copy
Site Council Letter: View
Site Council Letter: Force Copy
Template letter
Tips for parents teaching remotely
Working Together: A Family Engagement Resource for Kansas Educators (KPIRC)
Parent Involvement Panel Card – KPIRC
Talking With Your Child’s Teachers – KPIRC
How can you help? Stress and Childhood – KPIRC
Technology Tools to Enhance School-Home Communication – KPIRC
Engaging Families in Continuous Learning: Tips for Educators – KPIRC

Training and Support Videos

This session will help teachers know what resources are out there both for subject area help and for basic learning skills information so that they can share this knowledge with parents. The audience is K-12 teachers. Registration: Nov 18th, 2020 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Stephen King
This session will allow educators to reflect on how they currently engage with families. During the session, participants will do the following: begin to understand and identify a shift in their approach to engaging families, name their role in engaging families, and finally explain the 5 A’s for Building Family-School-Community Partnerships. Registration: Nov 4th, 2020 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Kim Mauk
Communicating with Stakeholders is a session relative to all (administrators, teachers, parents, individuals, or groups). This session will examine the oral and written words of communication as well as the different models of listening. Participants will:

* Analyze the mindsets behind communication styles
* Determine your communication model and its impact on stakeholders
* Develop listening skills for more effective communication
Registration: April 21st, 2021 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Tammy Fellers

How is your communication in district going? Are you sure?? Join Lori and Tanya from Orion as they share information for 1. Reflecting on current practices and review techniques for checking if communication is clear and effective, 2. Reviewing strategies to set clear communication goals and evaluate district / building practices. and 3. Offering a discussion for additional engaging ideas! Audience: Open and appropriate to all. Registration: Dec 2, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Lori Jensen Wilson