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Tuesday, January 22 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Is Your School-Parent Compact Linked to Student Achievement Goals? Ten Steps to Effective Compacts
This presentation will explain how to revitalize Title I School-Parent Compacts - moving from a routine requirement to a powerful tool for collaborating with families to improve their child's academic achievement. This workshop will show you how to engage parents in designing grade-level Compacts that are linked to the goals of the school improvement plan and use specific and meaningful learning strategies in the classroom and at home.

Participants will engage in interactive activities with sample templates and tools they can use right away along with a new 10-step process developed with Title I schools in Connecticut. They will learn about the research-based evidence that says why the process of truly engaging parents in creating the Compact is as important as the product. Participants will also take a tour of Connecticut's new online video coaching toolkit that walks schools through the process for creating a School-Parent Compact that will get results (website is freely available).

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Patricia Avallone

Selected as CT's Teacher of the Year in 1995, Patti went on to become an elementary and middle school principal and most recently served as Title I Director for the City of New Haven. Currently she is a consultant to CT DOE in family engagement and an executive coach for urban principals... Read More →
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Judy Carson

As manager of the CT School-Family-Community Partnership Project, Judy Carson develops programs and policies related to family engagement and family literacy. Her Ph.D. is in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University with a focus on the intersection of family and... Read More →
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Anne Henderson

Anne T Henderson, a best-selling author and expert on family-school partnerships. She works across the country as a speaker, professional developer, and thought partner with SEAs, school districts, community groups, foundations and government organizations.

Tuesday January 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am EST
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