Families as Partners

As the role of the school grows in children’s lives, it is increasingly important for families and teachers to work together for the welfare of the child. Teachers need students’ families to share in the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of their children’s education. It is incumbent upon educators to make this partnership possible. Participants will be able to identify the needs of parents, students, and schools, and learn ways to communicate effectively with families. They will explore strategies to involve families creatively in their classrooms.