“The Family Engagement Playbook is a collection of promising research-based approaches to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support for meaningful family engagement.”
Family Engagement Tool (Flamboyan Foundation)
Use the Flamboyan Foundation Family Engagement Tool to assess your outcomes and practices. Consider this as a starting place for determining where your district should consider adding new practices in conjunction with other practitioners.
Family Conversation Starter Tools
From the Brookings Institute’s Playbook for Family-School Engagement: “The tools include: A contextualization checklist of the steps for adapting the tools to a specific context and to other actors. A short parent survey that can also be adapted to other stakeholders, such as students. A short teacher survey that can also be adapted to other stakeholders, such as school …
Recruitment & Retention Toolkit
“This guide aims to provide useful strategies, tips, and ready-to-print templates that will help your program recruit and retain participants. There are culturally responsive practices included throughout the guide.”
Panorama Family-School Relationships Survey
“Research shows that when schools successfully engage families, students earn higher grades, score higher on tests, develop better social skills, and are more likely to graduate. The Family-School Relationships Survey was developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to provide schools with a clear picture of family attitudes about several key topics.”
Family Friendly Website Checklist
“This checklist is designed to aid schools in updating and creating professional school websites to meet student, family and community needs, while addressing ADA accessibly standards.”
Parent Teacher Home Visits: Educator Resources
This online resource library, developed by the grassroots Parent Teacher Home Visits organization, offers tools for educators to lead home visits. Resources include: Home visit logs, checklists, and certificates Home visit interest survey Sample letters to send to caregivers Conversation starters Reflection tools and more!
THE SCHOOL LEADER TOOL
Building Your School-wide Approach to Family Engagement When family engagement gets REAL, educators and families become true allies in educational excellence, schools foster a sense of belonging for everyone, and students succeed in schools and beyond. Though it is essential to student success, family engagement is not always an easy or clear task. The School …
CARPE: Inclusive Schools and Improvement Methods for Equity
When working to improve human-centered outcomes like those in education and healthcare, a critical aspect of improvement is partnership with those who are most impacted by the system. While there is a range of roles that students and families may choose to play, schools should strive to create the conditions for authentic partnership. Intentionally building …
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Dismantling Adultism Toolkit: How to Build & Maintain a Youth-Centered Organization
This toolkit was designed by youth leaders in New Orleans, LA, to present actionable strategies for organizations to elevate youth voices. The toolkit includes an organizational assessment tool, scorecard, and action template for organizations and districts to understand their own progress toward elevating youth voices and make a plan to improve.