Multiple formats to fit your schedule
multiple formats to fit your schedule
We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.
Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.
On Demand Webinars
Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.
A small sampling of our site-based workshops
Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.
Better Together: Family Engagement Principles and Strategies
Explore foundational research-based principles for establishing or enhancing a comprehensive family engagement program. Through social learning and collaboration, you’ll assess the current state of your programs, consider characteristics of high-quality programs, and create strategic a 90-day action plan.
Menu for Successful Parent & Family Engagement
Learn how to offer a menu of choices that will invite families to partner with you in their child’s learning success.
Book-Making Strategies to Support Family & Early Literacy
Explore how to produce books using common and affordable resources found in the home or classroom.
Learning Continues at Home
Discover how to support learning at home by purposefully planting ideas, nudging learning with simple prompts, and creating or sharing projects.
Family Engagement: Creating Powerful Partnerships that Can Change the World
Learn how to build relationships that support parents in their role as first teacher and learning partners, and discuss concrete strategies designed to successfully engage families in improving learner outcomes.
Supporting Family & Learner Success: A Trauma-Informed Approach
Explore the effects of trauma on learning and the strengths of a trauma-informed approach.
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From The Schoolyard Blog:
Getting Families Engaged in Early Childhood School Preparation
Children learn a lot in school or in early childhood education programs, but most of their time is spent at home with their family and caregivers. Early learners who are able to capitalize on education opportunities at home will enter the classroom environment with a better foundation for […]
Fun Reading-Focused Games to Improve Literacy
Incorporating games and competition in the practice of important literacy skills can help students to better grasp key concepts. Check out these three ideas for simple reading games to try at home or in the classroom. National Family Literacy Day is celebrated on November 1st, making it a […]
The Importance of Family Engagement in Education
You probably already know that home involvement is a crucial part of any child’s successful school experience. What you may not know is why this is the case, and what a parent can do to help maintain that critical home-school connection. Study after study and long years of research […]
7 Ways Families and Teachers Can Prevent Summer Learning Loss
From the end of one school year to the beginning of the next, all students will inevitably experience summer learning loss to some degree. While reading loss an issue for many children, according to Harvard Education, losing math skills is an even bigger problem for students from all […]