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Actionable Professional Learning to Improve Family Engagement

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State departments, regional education associations, and school districts across the country have used Livingtree's professional development training to enhance family engagement

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Professional development training for schools and districts that's focused on practical family engagement approaches and tailored to meet the individual needs of teachers and leaders.

Solving for a Complex Problem in Schools

Family engagement plays a powerful role in the academic lives of students and is often what sets successful schools apart from others. Research shows that when families are engaged in learning, students demonstrate better grades, test scores, attendance, and behavior (Henderson, Mapp, 2002). 

Many schools understand this, but struggle to yield these positive results. That's because they often must overcome these challenges for family engagement to be truly effective:

Family engagement professional development for schools and districts

Go beyond concepts and principles with actionable professional learning that helps your staff learn, practice, and apply family engagement strategies. Course curriculums use actionable learning concepts to help staff learn and apply practical family engagement strategies.

Curriculum Overview: 

Components of Authentic Family Engagement Practice 

Change Management - Community of Practice 

Re-Engaging Families 

Measuring Engagement and Efficacy 

Creating High Efficacy Interactions and Communications 

Livingtree's professional learning is designed with research-based family engagement content tailored for leaders and teachers.

Co-developed alongside family engagement and education leaders to provide schools with high-quality learning content

Asynchronous online learning courses match anyone’s learning schedule and style 

Research-based course content and activities drive experimentation, reflection, and best practices to ultimately improve engagement

Separate courses for leaders and teachers with content tailored to each role 

Coursework designed to help schools create and meet their strategic priorities

Online environment provides administrators with completed work, with data to measure and report learning

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What others have said about Livingtree's family engagement trainings

Every school struggles with family engagement and if you’re like us, we aren’t sure exactly what to target to make improvements because it is overwhelming. After attending today I feel like we can take on the bits and pieces slowly over time without adding anything new.

Anna Sell

This was such a great opportunity for us to collaborate, we had a chance to learn new ideas, highly effective strategies for increasing student achievement, and we are excited to explore more with Livingtree.

Jessica Stein
Family Engagement Coordinator

After spending the day I’m realizing that I actually learned a lot of new ways and ideas, and kind of a whole general philosophy of how to help my families be more excited and engaged in their kids’ learning

Kindergarten Teacher

Today, 3 days before our families came in, my entire staff feels so confident about ways to connect with families and I think we now have purpose and intention in looking at ways we connect with families that we would not have gotten had we just bought technology.

Christi Brzycki

Ready to empower your staff to engage families in ways that improve student learning?

Learn how you can equip your staff with effective strategies to family engagement. Our team can walk you through the available course options and their curriculums, so you can determine what will work best for your staff.

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Free Technology Guide

App Overload: Why K-12 School Districts, Parents, and Teachers Need a Better Way to Engage

K-12 school districts need a unified solution that gives families the equivalent of a front-row seat or a window into the school.

Finding the right platform to facilitate this level of engagement can be challenging because there are so many different factors to consider. That's why our guide has narrowed down the four main capabilities your K-12 Engagement platform must have, and examines the best practices for K-12 school districts to implement a platform. Simply enter your email to download the guide.

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Actionable Professional Learning to Improve Family Engagement

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Online professional development training for schools and districts that's focused on practical family engagement approaches and tailored to meet the individual needs of teachers and leaders.

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Family Engagement School Core Mission
Lack of Family Engagement in Teacher Pre-Service
Training How to Engage Families

Family Engagement Must Be Core to the School's Mission

Teacher Pre-Service Lacks Family Engagement Training

Staff Fall Short With Practices of How to Engage Families

Family engagement is not an add-on to what schools do. To be truly effective, it must be central to their core mission
(Henderson, Anne T, 2013)

The lack of family engagement training in teacher pre-service is the root cause of the disconnect between research and practice
(Parent Organization Network, 2020)

Training that is provided does not address all areas of family engagement in sufficient depth, or for individual staff roles
(Brown et al., 2014)

To make family engagement truly effective, schools must ensure that family engagement is a core mission and that their staff are equipped with the knowledge and practices to engage their families.