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When Universal Family Engagement Is the Solution: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities for Connection
January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Educators, students, and their families face insurmountable challenges every day from academic frustration to attendance issues to mental health concerns. What if we told you there is one solution that has the potential to positively impact each of these areas and more?
Connecting with families in meaningful partnerships is an often overlooked but essential driver of/contributor to student success. In fact, research shows family engagement is twice as effective in predicting a student’s success than their family’s socioeconomic status. To quote TalkingPoints Founder and CEO, “Families arethe game-changer.” So, how do we identify challenges and understand how meaningful family-school partnerships can provide support?
This edWebinar will offer a guide and clear strategies for engaging all families equitably in support of student outcomes. Attendees will explore best practices—through their own past experiences, peer discussion, and interactive tasks—for proactive and positive family engagement. Let’s maximize the power of partnership this year in pursuit of student outcomes. You are not alone.
This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 teachers and school leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Kelsey Odell is a kindergarten teacher in the Farmington Area Public Schools in Minnesota, and has previously taught fourth through seventh grade. For the majority of her time in the classroom, she has co-taught with an ML teacher and values making connections with her students’ families and working to create a welcoming environment for all. Outside of work, she reads obsessively, gathers new hobbies, and spends time with her three dogs and family.
Paige DeLozier has a passion for education that ranges from classroom instruction to student and family engagement and teacher advocacy. She finds great purpose and satisfaction in participating in developing and distributing resources that benefit all stakeholders in the world of education. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in interdisciplinary studies with a K-6 focus. She is a certified educator in the state of Tennessee with an ESOL endorsement. As the Engagement Marketing Manager for TalkingPoints, Paige uses her teaching experience, passion for communicating and building relationships, and belief in TalkingPoints’ mission to help teachers, students, and families find success.