Family Engagement Summit 2017
On May 25, 2017, Wheelock College Aspire Institute hosted the Family Engagement Summit on the topic of effective school practices for improved family engagement.
The Family Engagement Summit included a dynamic mix of perspectives, activities, and panel discussions focused on illuminating both the challenges and the strategies in successful family outreach and involvement. Schools and programs were encouraged to attend in teams in order to reflect on prior efforts and work through fresh ideas for improvement.
Participants were asked to consider not only what they would like to change, but how they will measure change, and what steps would be necessary to get that effort off the ground.
Family Engagement Summit Agenda
(click on the links to download the various resources from the summit)
9:00: Welcome - Dr. David Chard, President, Wheelock College
9:15: Tales from the Family Engagement Front - Mary Watson Avery
- Mary Avery's PowerPoint presentation
- References from Mary Avery's talk
- Evaluation Report of the Wheelock College/Aspire Institute/Boston Family Engagement Partnership, titled Improving Family-School Engagement: The Experiences of 10 Diverse Schools in Boston, by Billie-Jo Grant, Ph.D., Mary Styers, Ph.D., Jibril Solomon, Ph.D., Tina Durand, Ph.D.
9:30: Parent Panel - Brenda Bee, Roxanne Hoke-Chandler, Ronette Lyle
Practitioner Panel - Meg Campbell, Liza Talusan, Andrea Urbano
11:00: Data Panel - Matt Hausmann, Kara Watson Wanzer
11:45: Introduction to the Afternoon Activity
12:45: Afternoon Activity: Understanding Current Efforts and Moving Forward
Handouts for Afternoon Activities:
2:40: Towards Building Bridges: Final Thoughts - Tina Durand