PURPOSE This workshop features information about ESEA/NCLB with a particular emphasis on effective family involvement. The workshop content serves to increase parents’ understanding about how school systems work; federal and state regulations; their rights and responsibilities; standards-based learning; parent, state and local student and school reports; and parents’ role in their children’s learning.
OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand the connections among federal and state regulations with local schools.
- Identify important parts of a standardized report about student progress.
- Explain and act on ways to be effective guides in their children’s learning and education.
COURSE LENGTH 2.0 hours
TARGET AUDIENCE This workshop is designed for pre-service and in-service Pre–K-12 educators. With adaptations it can be appropriate for community organization staff and family member audiences.
REQUIRED MATERIALS Appropriate handout materials will be provided. Participants are expected to bring appropriate writing instruments.
FACILITIES Appropriate classroom or lecture seating along with a podium, wireless lavaliere microphone (for large room or over 35 participants), screen, internet connection, electrical outlets, and a table set up in the front of the room, are required for the effective delivery of this training.
REGISTRATION Registration for this workshop is the responsibility of the host organization.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT This workshop is eligible for two (2) hours of Act 48 Continuing Education Credit through the Center for Schools and Communities/CSIU. The instructor will distribute the appropriate form to interested participants during this workshop.