Share Your Story! | Learn From Our Own Series

Title I, Part A wants to hear about the successes districts and schools have in getting parents and families involved in their students' education. This case study form is provided by the Title I, Part A and Learning Assistance (LAP) department at OSPI to gather descriptive information from K-12 schools on specific PFE strategies, e.g., larger LEA-wide initiatives or smaller projects involving one or more classrooms, that have helped to increase student academic outcomes.
Use the effective Parent and Family Engagement form for activities that were funded with federal or state dollars as well as projects that were supported by local or other funding sources.

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

Project Highlights

Demographic Highlights






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.

Hispanic 66%

White 27%
ELL 75%

Low-Income 74%

Migrant 11%

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.


White 58%

Hispanic 34%

Asian 2.6%

ELL 8.5%

Low-Income 47%

Migrant 1.4%

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.

Robertson Elementary school at Yakima School District implemented PBIS and Social Emotional Learning Approach.


Hispanic/Latino 50.2%

White 46%

Multilingual Students 78%

Low-Income 81.2%

Migrant 7.4%

Students with Disabilities 14.2%
2020-21 LEAs



Form Details LEA/School

Project Highlights

Demographic Highlights


Quillayute Valley

Multilingual Family Technology Trainings

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.


White 57.6%

Hispanic 24.7%

Two or more races 9.9%

Special Education 17.5%

Low-Income 54.7%

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.


Hispanic 92.8%

White 6.6%

English Learners 32%

Low-income 84.7%

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.


Hispanic 56.4%

White 37.2%

English Learners 76%

Low-income 62.8%

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


2023–24 Webinars
ESD/Organization Webinar Topic Webinar Description
Kennewick School District  Using Planning Tools to Help Teams Through an Equity/Inclusion Lens  In this session you will learn about developing goals and strategies to guide your family engagement work through an equitable and inclusive lens. By the end of this session, you will have a plan and examples on how to strengthen family, educator, and community partnerships. KSD-Links to Share (Learn From Our Own) - Google Docs


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.

Bringing Attendance Home PowerPoint



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!

Family and Community Engagement ADA 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's successes and the impact on 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.

Bi-National Teacher Exchange Program PowerPoint

2021-22 Webinars
ESD/Organization Webinar Topic

Webinar Description


ESD 105


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.

Landscape Assessment of Family Community Engagement PowerPoint

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.

Building Capacity for Parent Leaders PowerPoint

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.

Solidarity Driven Co-Design PowerPoint
Diseño Mutuo handout

Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

Engage All Families Through a Multi-Tiered Approach

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
ESD 105

Voicing Culture Through Family Engagement | Familias Participando y Respondiendo al Arte Cultural

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
121 Steilacoom Historical 'Activating Effective Virtual Outreach Strategies With Families'
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