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Engagement Resources for Families and Educators

Engagement Resources for Families and Educators

This section is devoted to providing resources for both families and educators.  Families may access resources on supporting thier child during their school years.  Educators may access resources that support ways to engage families and communities in suppporting education for all students.
 
 

Family Resources

 INFOhio Parent Resources
INFOhio is s Ohio's PreK-12 digital library. They also provide support for the integrated library system used in most Ohio schools and provide training, support, and professional development for the educators who use any of our tools or resources.
Families can explore the digital learning content, visit the INFOhio homepage and click the button for the grade their child is in.
 
Parent Toolkit
The Parent Toolkit resource is produced by NBC News Learn and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school.
 
Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is a leader in the field of family, school, and community engagement.  Their goal is to bring research to action by providing schools, families, and community partners with the tools they need to work together so all children have success in learning and life.

Educator Resources

National Network of Partnership Schools
According to their website, Educators, researchers, parents, students, and community members are working together in the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University to develop and maintain effective partnership programs. Schools, districts, state departments of education, education-oriented organizations, and university partners are invited to join NNPS for technical assistance in using research-based approaches to improve policies and practices of school, family, and community partnerships.
 
Six Types of Parent Involvement
Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University has developed a framework for defining six different types of parent involvement. This framework assists educators in developing school and family partnership programs.
 
Framework for Building Partnerships Among Schools, Families and Communities
 The Ohio Department of Education's website, states that the Framework for Building Partnerships Among Schools, Families and Communities was designed to help schools develop effective and lasting relationships with families to support their children’s learning. It provides districts and schools with guidance for developing family engagement plans within their existing continuous improvement plans, which address the varied needs of Ohio’s families and their children and youth.
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