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Family Engagement Professional Development for Schools & Districts

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Help your district's staff establish effective practices for engaging their students' families.

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

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

Designed to help schools create and meet their strategic priorities

Course content and activities drive experimentation, reflection, and application of best practices

Tailored content for teachers, leaders, and family ambassadors

Track completed work and gather online data to measure and report staff 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 challenge...in bits and pieces slowly over time without adding anything new.

Anna Sell
Principal

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

Jan
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
Principal

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

Learn how you can equip your staff with effective family engagement strategies. You can view the available course options and their curriculums to determine what will work best for your staff.

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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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Family Engagement PD Courses for Schools & Districts

Effective family engagement in your district is dependent on creating a core practice in every school and classroom. Help all of your district's staff establish effective practices for engaging their students' families.

Regional and state-wide training options are available.

Regional and state-wide training options available

Modern Professional Development That Converts Research into Applicapable Core Practices

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Professional Development Learning Overview: 

Family engagement is a critical component of student success, but staff often struggle with how to engage their students' families. So much of a family's relationship with a school is built on their regular interactions and communication, yet most staff don't receive training on how to effectively communicate with families, utilize two-way communication, or extend their knowledge of family engagement into their regular core practices.

Livingtree's Professional Development delivers clear instruction on practical high-impact strategies, based on family engagement research, to create measurable core practices in your schools and classrooms to improve engagement in student learning. 

With the online-based professional learning program, you have the choice of separate training courses tailored specifically for your district's teachers, family ambassadors, or leadership. 

Overcome Critical Barriers to Family Engagement

Sometimes family engagement feels like an insurmountable task - schools often struggle with implementing family engagement as a core practice, or they lack sufficient knowledge and training among their staff about how the research translates into practice. Livingtree's professional development prepares schools to overcome these barriers.

Family engagement isn’t truly effective until it becomes a core component of the school, instead of an add-on or temporary initiative. Staff learn to apply authentic family engagement practices as a Community of Practice.

Make Family Engagement a Core Practice

Prepare all Staff to Effectively Engage Families

Provide Tailored Training and Practical Strategies

Teacher pre-service lacks thorough family engagement training, leaving teachers without knowledge of best practice. Schools and districts can efficiently train all staff to engage families.

Family engagement training options are limited, and often only cover the research and principles. Teachers, leaders, and family ambassadors can finally participate in training tailored to their role and learn how to apply best practices.

Teachers

Family Ambassadors

Leadership

Livingtree's Professional Development delivers actionable learning to help your staff learn, practice, and apply effective family engagement approaches. The tailored curriculum trains staff on practices in the following areas:

Shifting to a Family-Centric Practice

Understanding Why Families Disengage

Components of Authentic Family Engagement Practice 

Change Management and Applying Authentic Practices as a Community of Practice

Re-Engaging Families through Best Practice

Measuring Engagement and Efficacy 

Creating High Efficacy Interactions and Communications

Creating a Family Engagement Vision and Designing a School Improvement Plan

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

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

Coursework designed to help schools create and meet their strategic priorities

Course content and activities drive experimentation, reflection, and application of best practices to ultimately improve engagement

Separate courses with tailored content for teachers, leaders, and family ambassadors.

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

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Empower Schools to Engage Every Student's Family

Teachers

Designed for educators that covers the following topics:

  • Family-Centric Practice
  • Components of Authentic Culture
  • High Impact Practices
  • Family Engagement as a Community of Practice
  • Steps to Creating High Efficacy Communication
  • Components to Evaluate Communication

Overview:

Outcomes:

Participants will understand the shift to a family-centric practice, how to approach family engagement as a community of practice, and how to create impactful communications that engage their student's families in learning.

Family Ambassadors

Designed for those in family liaison, coordinator, or facilitator positions that covers the following topics:

  • Family-Centric Practice
  • Components of Authentic Culture
  • High Impact Practices
  • Applying Authentic Practices as a Community of Practice
  • Setting a Vision for Family Engagement
  • Change Management Strategies to Create a Community of Practice
  • Family Engagement Core Tenets
  • Creating and Evaluating High Efficacy Communication

Overview:

Outcomes:

Participants will understand the shift to a family-centric practice, family engagement as a community of practice, how to use change management strategies to create a community of practice, and how to create impactful communications that engage their student's families in learning.

Leadership

Designed for a cohort of school and district leaders that covers the following topics:

  • Family-Centric Practice
  • Components of Authentic Culture
  • High Impact Practices
  • Change Management Model and Strategies for Leaders
  • Creating a Community of Practice
  • Moving Forward with Family Engagement Core Tenets
  • High Efficacy Family Interactions from a Leadership Context
  • Components to Evaluate Communication
  • Developing a Family Engagement Improvement Plan

Overview:

Outcomes:

Participants will understand the shift to a family-centric practice, how to how to use change management strategies to create a community of practice, how to support high efficacy interactions as a leader, and how to use these modules to develop an improvement plan.

Courses specifically designed for: