Engage your families from start to finish,
from non-involvement to academic achievement.

*THE ENGAGE! Workshops MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT UNDER TITLE I, SECTION 1118.*

 
Ollie Middle School's Family Engagement Team, Alief ISD, Houston, TX

Ollie Middle School's Family Engagement Team, Alief ISD, Houston, TX

*OUR Programs MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT UNDER TITLE I, SECTION 1118.*

 

The Engage! Live Workshops begin with a two-day, on-site workshop that creates:

  1. Teamwork & Your Family Engagement Team
  2. A Plan you can use throughout your school

Each team gets an EdCoach for the next 5 months, helping schools implement their plans throughout the year.

An end-of-the-year report is generated for all schools, highlighting progress and reflecting the next steps.

Join us in a highly effective process for your school and your families.

 

"This was the most informative and practical workshop that I’ve been to in a long time! I feel like I’m leaving with strategies to immediately put into practice."

- workshop participant

 
 

 
 

Phase 1: Creating a family engagement plan

Developing your Family Engagement Plan happens over 2 days with a FFS Certified Family Engagement Specialist. Your School Team will work through the Core Domains of Family Engagement to create your customized plan:

  1. Create a Welcoming Environment
  2. Foster Two-Way Communication
  3. Engaging ALL Families
  4. Support for Learning at Home

School Teams are made up of:

  • 1-2 Administrators
  • 2-4 Teachers
  • 2-4 Parents
  • 1-2 Support Staff
  • 1-2 Community Members (optional)

"I liked being given time to talk in group and then share out loud."

- workshop participant

Family engagement teams collaging a common vision for their school.

Family engagement teams collaging a common vision for their school.

 
 

 
 
Your EdCoach will help you navigate challenges when implementing your Family Engagement Plan and ensures what you learn sticks.

Your EdCoach will help you navigate challenges when implementing your Family Engagement Plan and ensures what you learn sticks.

Phase 2: Coaching over 5 months

Based on the Family Engagement Plan created in Phase 1, we provide active support through EdCoaching via phone or video conference.

EdCoaching covers 5 sessions:

  • Month 1: Reviewing your custom plan and getting to know your EdCoach (40 minutes)
  • Months 2, 3, & 4: Evaluating Goals, Refining the Engagement Plan, Targeting New Goals (20 minutes each)
  • Month 5: Summarizing Achievements & Identifying Next Steps (20 minutes)

"Very informative and practical. Thank you!"

- workshop participant

 
 

 
 

PHASE 3: Family Engagement Achievement Summary Document

At the end of the academic year, FFS provides a written report for each school participating in the Engage! Workshops - recording progress made, feedback from coaches, and areas of growth.

"By the end of the coaching sessions [the middle school] reported that their math and science night brought out 200 people however their evening classes were not meeting up to their expectations. A concern was expressed about the number of parents who don’t arrive home until late and cannot help with learning at home. These are definitely areas to address next year."

- Real feedback for A middle school

 
 

 

Questions?

Contact Family Friendly Schools at 530-899-8423 today for more information and to discuss specifics for your school or district.

Price: $2000 per school + Travel
(Minimum of 4 schools required for this price)

Price includes all of the above: Plan Development Workshop, Coaching, & Evaluation

*OUR Programs MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT UNDER TITLE I, SECTION 1118.*