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Family and Community Engagement

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“All programs of school, family and community partnerships are about equity.” -Joyce Epstein, 2019, p2.

This revised module focused on models of family and community engagement that are used in schools today. Family and community engagement from the perspective of parents as partners in the education their children are highlighted.

Topics in this module include:

  • Ohio’s Origins of Public Education
  • The “Common Good” and its relation to public schooling
  • Benefits and challenges to family and community engagement
  • The importance of getting to know your families
  • Mindsets about families
  • Perspectives on family and community engagement
  • Planning for engagement

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

  • Area 4: Community Engagement Process
  • Area 6: Board Development and Governance 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 19, 2019