Share Your Story! | Learn From Our Own Series
- Complete all questions and save the Effective Parent and Family Engagement form for your records.
- Email the completed form to Title I, Part A.
OSPI staff will review and select stories to be highlighted in the PFE newsletter and on the Title I, Part A PFE website.
Featured Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)
- 2021-22 LEAs
Form Details LEA/School
Educational Service District (ESD) 105 Community Voice: Landscape Assessment of Family and Community Engagement Learn how ESD 105 conducted a landscape assessment and empathy interviews of the community. The assessment identifies the need to build resiliency among students, families, and communities. ESD105 is focusing on pilot programs: 1) Professional learning for staff on Family Engagement, 2) Family Engagement campaign to promote leadership skills, 3) Build a community of support around family engagement.K-12
White 27%ELL 75%
Students with Disabilities 14%
105 West Valley Yakima Kindergarten Nights, Preparing Migrant, ELL, and Monolingual Families for school West Valley Yakima School District offers Kindergarten Readiness Nights for migrant and ELL children who have not received support to prepare them for Kindergarten. In addition, they offer a home-visiting summer program where Monolingual families learn ways to support their children at school.
Students with Disabilities 15%
123 Finley Reset Families—PBIS and Social Emotional Learning Approach
Reset Families breaks generational patterns of coercive family interactions and replaces these with positive social and emotional learning strategies. Parents and families receive instruction on creating a shared family vision, strengthening family connections, setting clear expectations, helping kids manage their own behavior, using restorative practices effectively, using consequences as teaching tools, and building relationships. Materials are available in both English and Spanish, please contact Finley SD for more information on how to access these documents.
Multilingual Students 78%
Students with Disabilities 14.2%
- 2020-21 LEAs
Form Details LEA/School
The district supported family engagement by checking out Chromebooks and hotspots to families and funding a migrant family service advocate/home visits to help families learn skills for using technology for communication and learning.
Two or more races 9.9%
Special Education 17.5%
English Learners 6.9%
105 Grandview Learning Kits The parent engagement learning kits are an alternative way to continue to support parents with their child's learning at home. Grandview School District schools have worked together in collaboration with all federal and state programs and community partners to put together Parent and Family Engagement learning kits to maximize learning support and strengthen home-to-school connection and family engagement during distance learning.
English Learners 32%
Special Education 15.4%
189 Mount Vernon Parent Academy Each year Mount Vernon School District seeks feedback from parents and staff to refine and enhance the experience and ensure that it is meeting the needs of families. The Parent Academy model is six sessions of evening education classes taught to parents by parent-teachers that instill leadership principles to families. Families are empowered to become advocates for themselves, their children, and their communities as they engage in conversations centered on student achievement and community engagement.
English Learners 76%
Special Education 15%
Learn From Our Own Webinar Series
Learn From Our Own webinar series is the sharing of best practices between colleagues. You will learn from your peers about the challenges and successes with Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) implementation. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) present practices at the school or LEA level. This project is a collaboration between Title I, Part A, the Learning Assistance Program, and the Bilingual and Migrant education program.
Do you have a strategy you would like to share and would like to be one of our presenters? Please contact us at Title 1.
Note: Webinars will be posted for the current year only, and then will be archived. If you are looking for prior year’s recordings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2023–24 Webinars
ESD/Organization Webinar Topic Webinar Description
Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
Bringing Attendance Home
The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center has developed a workshop for district/school leaders and educators to do with families on the topic of chronic absenteeism and attendance. The workshop will be made available to participants in the webinar. This webinar will support educators in the work of helping families nurture a habit of regular attendance.
Student Support OSPI
Family & Community Engagement Modules Demo
Learn about OSPI's Whole Child Initiative and the Authentic Family & Community Engagement Modules! These modules are designed for school teams and community-based organizations to work together. Accompanying the ten modules is the School Leader Toolkit. This toolkit includes discussion questions and proactive exercises to help you and your team co-design a unique family and community engagement plan. For more information and a desire to initiate this at your school district check out this demo!
Mount Vernon Bi-National Teacher Exchange Program
This Bi-National Program has been a great success at the Mount Vernon School District, not only with students, but also with families. One of the possible impacts is for it to become a summer school program with or without a Migrant Education program. The presenter will share the district’s experience of hosting Bi-National Teachers from Mexico for their Migrant Summer School program. The audience will have the opportunity to hear about the program successes and the impact of student learning. The presenter will provide a detailed explanation of how to apply for this opportunity and an estimate of the program's cost. Various funding sources can be used to support this program, including Title I, Part A.
- 2021-22 Webinars
ESD/Organization Webinar Topic
Landscape Assessment of Family Community Engagement
Learn about the Yakima Valley Landscape Assessment. The assessment identified three challenges: technology, ineffective communication, and inequity. The assessment was done in collaboration with the National Flamboyant Fellowship, West Valley School District, La Casa Hogar, and Yakima School District. The presentation will focus on the pilot programs implemented to address these challenges.
ESD 105 Building Capacity for Parent Leaders–Wahluke Migrant Core Parent Advisory Council PAC
This session focuses on how to build capacity within parent leaders in the district and how to engage them in the decision-making process within your district. At the end of this session you will understand the steps we took to grow parent leaders within our Migrant program and take away ideas on how you could apply this to your district/program.
ESD 123 Solidarity Driven Co-Design
Learn from Dr. Omar Escalera at Pasco School District how to:
- Participate in an honest conversation about parent involvement in our systems/contexts.
- Highlight the expertise, knowledge, cultural practices, and organized power of non-dominant families to construct more equitable systems.
- Provide guiding principles and recommendations to engage our families in systemic transformation toward equity.
Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
This webinar explores a multi-tiered approach to PFE strategies, including the indicators for intervention and increased support and the roles for families. Participants will create a plan for implementing a multi-tiered approach to PFE in their programs and practices aligned with goals for student growth and learning. Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center Resources.
- Hadley Bachman, The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center, Ohio State University
- Barbara Boone, The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center, Ohio State University
In this presentation, Selah School District demonstrates the importance of an integral program where families' voices count. Their goal is to strengthen families and to deliver opportunities to learn, participate, and gain a better perspective of how the school district identifies gaps in the program and areas of improvement. The techniques and strategies mentioned in this presentation apply to families of different backgrounds and will show how to break down barriers to parent participation. This presentation is in Spanish with closed captioning in English.
- 2020-21 Webinars
ESD Webinar Topic Webinar Description 123 Kennewick 'Going Virtual'
- Creating Short Video Tutorials for Parents
- Informing Principals of Parent and Family Engagement Requirements (PFE)
105 West Valley Yakima 'Protective Factors'
- Learn about the importance of protective factors to strengthen families and the importance of culture when doing this work. At the end of this session, you will understand the framework and the strategies and how making small but significant changes will strengthen families. West Valley Yakima 'Protective Factors' companion handout.
105 Grandview 'Mitigating Learning Loss with Summer Programs
- This session focuses on the importance of summer programming to address the unique needs of students K-12: academic acceleration of learning, social-emotional learning, student leadership, and physical activities to promote an integrated approach to address the whole child during summer programs.
- Grandview 'Mitigating Learning Loss with Summer Programs' PowerPoint
- Grandview 'Mitigating Learning Loss with Summer Programs' handouts folder in Google docs.
121 Steilacoom Historical 'Activating Effective Virtual Outreach Strategies With Families'
- Family Academy is a virtual family outreach strategy that focuses on the intersection of social-emotional health and academics. At the end of this session, you will understand the strategies that SHSD used to develop their program, learn what has worked, what hasn’t, and what challenges are still being addressed.
- Steilacoom Historical 'Activating Effective Virtual Outreach Strategies With Families' PowerPoint.
189 Mount Vernon 'Parent Academy Model'
- Parent Academy Model consists of six weeks of evening classes taught to parents by parents. Parent Teachers and staff are compensated for their time to train for and teach the 6 weeks of Parent Academy. Mount Vernon School District focuses on ensuring families have the information and skills needed to help their students be successful. Families are empowered to become advocates for themselves, their children, and the community as they engage in conversations centered on supporting student success. Mount Vernon 'Parent Academy Model' PowerPoint includes links to handouts and the Parent Academy Model curriculum.
171 Eastmont SD 'Padres Informados | Informed Parents'
- The Informed Parents program focuses on the importance of collaborating with your parents to help address their most urgent needs. At the end of this session, you will understand the basic platform for the Informed Parents | Padres Informados Series. You will also understand how districts can use the Migrant Education Program P.I.E. model: Plan, Implement and Evaluate to build strong partnerships with ALL parents.
- Eastmont SD 'Padres Informados | Informed Parents' PowerPoint