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Community and Family Engagement

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This module explores the components of community and family engagement in the school environment. Effective community and family engagement invites citizens to get involved in deliberation, dialogue and action on school issues and helps leaders and decision makers to better understand the perspectives, opinions, and concerns of citizens and stakeholders. This module presents the Ohio Context for community and family engagement through the Ohio Improvement Process and describes through text and video many of the principles and practices implemented in Ohio districts. Components of the module include:

  • Reviews of researchers and other professionals in the field who have discussed engagement
  • Links to numerous resources at the Ohio Department of Education developed through the Ohio Collaboration Model for School Improvement
  • Core Principles For Increasing Public Engagement
  • Important communication considerations

A number of interesting videos involve Ohio educators, families and community members discussing their experiences with community and family engagement efforts in their school districts.

This module aligns with Ohio’s Leadership Development Framework in the following areas:

  • Area 4: Community Engagement Process

Receiving Credit for this Module

The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council offers educators credit and contact hours for OLAC work. Teachers, principals, and superintendents who are working toward license renewal can receive university credit for completing OLAC modules from a number of Ohio universities. Pre-approval is required. For estimated contact hours for credit or to learn more about receiving credit for OLAC work, visit the Credit Corner.

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This module features videos, pre- and post-assesments, and questions for discussion.

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

Updated: September 29, 2014