Summit Sessions to Grow Family Engagement

In this session, Flamboyan Foundation will showcase its first-of-a-kind assessment tool, which helps educators gauge their family engagement practice, gives personalized recommendations on where they’re strong and where they can improve, provides actionable guidance and tips, and directs them to additional resources.
In this break-out session, participants will take a deep dive into the listening work and planning we have done in South Dakota to reach all families throughout the state. Including working our nine Native Nations, ranching communities, and new families to our country.
This presentation will discuss three years of collaborative research with hundreds of schools in 15 countries and share parents’, teachers’, and students’ beliefs on the purpose of education, as well as barriers to and opportunities for improving family engagement in schools.
Families and schools both play a critical role in supporting the mental health of children and adolescents. In this interactive session, Meredith Wellman, Ph.D., and Patrick Cunningham, LSC, from the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center will share results of our review of the research on positive childhood experiences that shield against the effects of trauma.
Parent Villages are a new low-cost family leadership program, based on groundbreaking work by Dana Suskind, author of Thirty Million Words. In this session, you will learn about the Parent Village model and hear about the pilot implementation of a rural adaptation of Parent Villages.
Come to this session to get cutting-edge research about the current state of family-school partnerships and future priorities for improving this work across the education system. Participants will also dive into some of the key new features of the updated National Standards for Family-School Partnership and explore how they can use these PTA National Standards in your own roles and communities. 

You can learn more about the 2023 Rural Summit here.