High Expectations Parental Service invites school and community engagement staff to participate in a series of interactive family engagement workshops. These workshops are designed to equip participants with the tools, skills and resources needed to build partnerships with families in ways that lead to increased student achievement.


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In this 6-hour workshop, design a family engagement event that is: linked to learning, relational, collaborative and interactive. We will use the Dual Capacity-Building Framework to ensure that your family events lead to strong relationships AND increased student outcomes.

Part 1: In this 3-hour workshop, learn to engage families and staff in assessing your school’s climate and culture. Learn to identify your school’s areas of strength and areas for growth. Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2.


Part 2: In this 3-hour workshop, receive strategies and tools for improving your school’s climate and culture. Develop a plan for creating a welcoming environment for all families.

In this 3-hour workshop, create an Outreach Plan for an upcoming family engagement event that gets more people to show up. Get all stakeholders involved in engaging the families you need to partner with the most.

In this 3-hour workshop, receive tools and resources for increasing reading at home. Design a Reading Campaign for your school that motivates students to read, increases reading comprehension and encourages family participation.

In this 3-hour workshop, plan for a Family Literacy Event that gives families the tools and skills needed to increase reading at home and improve reading outcomes.

In this 4-hour workshop, build confidence in your ability to facilitate workshops and meetings skillfully. Learn to use proven facilitation skills to engage your audience and reach your desired outcomes.


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Partnering with Families to Increase School Success

Dec 11 2020, 3-5pm.
During this 2-hour session, participants will learn strategies for partnering with families in ways that lead to increased school attendance.

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Building Trusting Relationships with Families Part 1

Jan 15, 2021 1-5 pm
During this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn and share strategies for creating authentic relationships with families. We will explore barriers to trust and discover ways to build trust with families through existing, everyday interactions.

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Engaging Families in Their Child’s Reading Success

Dec 18 2020, 3-5pm.
During this 3-hour session, participants will learn and share strategies for engaging families in their child’s reading success.

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