LEADERSHIP COHORT

Engage Every Family:
5 Simple Principles for Engaging Migrant and Immigrant Families

Title I Part C: Migrant Education and CA Title III Part A: Immigrant Education

Instructor: Dr. Summer Prather-Smith

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Meet Your Instructor

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”--Lilla Watson

Dr. Prather-Smith has over two decades of work in public education. Her path into education started with her desire to work with, and learn from, historically underserved communities. Through this work, Dr. Prather-Smith has had the opportunity to work closely with diverse families, schools, and communities to create school and community engagement opportunities that have changed the way schools define engagement, and that build meaningful two-way connection between families and schools. Dr. Prather-Smith has spent the past 20+ years working within California’s Migrant Education Program. Her experience at all levels within the Migrant Education Program has provided her with the knowledge and skills to not only engage migrant families, but also to support migrant education staff, general education teachers, and school/district administrators in meeting the diverse educational and social/emotional needs of migrant students and families.

The Experience

Educational teams and Individuals will engage in a series of intentional learning activities designed to:

Opening session kick-off

Dr. Prather-Smith will meet with the cohort as part of a virtual kick-off event to launch the program, set an agenda and learning goals and share the Five Simple Principles ™ model and curriculum.

Structured monthly conversations

Invite up to 5 members of your team to a series structured monthly conversations where teams will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Dr. Prather-Smith to review key strategies for family engagement and develop needs specific family engagement plans. Through individualized activities participants will apply their learnings, bring forward challenges, and brainstorming solutions using data collected between sessions.

Closing session

At the conclusion of the structured conversations, Dr. Prather-Smith will meet virtually with the cohort to review Family Engagement Plans and discuss next steps for assuring EVERY family is and continues to be engaged in their child’s learning.

Plus...

All participants will receive a copy of Dr. Constantino’s bestselling book Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles (2nd Ed.) to use as an ongoing reference tool for family engagement.

The Schedule

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Kickoff + Where are we?

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Reality, Perceptions, and Beliefs-Setting our SMART Goals

Dates TBD

Developing Relationships to Facilitate Engagement-Addressing the Engagement Fears of Migrant Families

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Culturally Responsive Family Engagement-Addressing the Needs of MEP Families

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Mid-Point Check-in "Where are We" and Where do we want to go in our 2nd half of the year.

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Breaking the Cycle of Disengagement for MEP Families

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How to Maximize Invisible and Homebased Family Engagement for MEP Families

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Collective Impact-Engaging all School Staff in MEP Family Engagement

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Closing + Statements of Success-Reviewing our Data

The Outcomes

Join our latest cohort and your team will emerge with:

  • A deep review and explanation of The Five Simple Principles ™ Model. Measurement tools are provided to assess present level of performance with regard to the Five Principles.
  • Thorough examination of authentic family engagement and its relationship to achieving desired student outcomes.
  • Explore the systemic causes of family disengagement and applicable solutions to reengage families.
  • Improved understanding of the role that culture plays in shaping the conditions conducive to authentic family engagement.
  • Review of the Five Simple Principles ™ tools designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the present culture of engagement
  • Identify proven policies and practices to improve family engagement across educational settings, including supplemental programs such as Title I -Migrant Education, Title III-Immigrant Education, and McKinney-Vento for Families experiencing homelessness.
  • An understanding of how to create measurable plans to effectively track the progress of family engagement and its impact on student learning outcomes and experiences in school.
  • An opportunity for teams to implement learning and collect data between sessions in order to plan for authentic family engagement throughout the year.

What's the cost?

$995

Individual

1 Person

3-hour opening session

7 structured conversations

Five Simple Principles to Engage Every Family: 2nd Edition

3-hour closing session

90-minute coaching session with Dr. Summer Prather-Smith

$4,000

Team: Base Package

1 Person

3-hour opening session

7 structured conversations

Five Simple Principles to Engage Every Family: 2nd Edition

3-hour closing session

90-minute coaching session with Dr. Summer Prather-Smith

$5,800

Team: Premium Package

1 Person

3-hour opening session

7 structured conversations

Five Simple Principles to Engage Every Family: 2nd Edition

3-hour closing session

90-minute coaching session with Dr. Summer Prather-Smith

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the 5SP Leadership Migrant/Immigrant Cohort?

    Join Dr. Summer Prather-Smit for a unique year-long exploration into authentic family engagement practices for migrant/immigrant families using nationally renowned family engagement expert Dr. Steven Constantino’s Five Simple Principles ™ model and curriculum. Dr. Constantino and Dr. Prather-Smith have designed this cohort experience as a way to bring together teams, and individuals, who are interested in strategically developing, implementing and measuring successful family engagement specifically for migrant and immigrant families. Each cohort will begin with a 4-hour kick-off session in which participants will be introduced to the 5 Simple Principles Model of Family Engagement and a review of strategic objectives for ongoing bi-monthly coaching sessions.

    Why do this as part of a cohort?

    The cohort model is designed to give Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project/Program Directors, Migrant/Immigrant Supplemental Program Directors, Family Support Specialists, Site Administrators, District and County Office Administrators, Site Parent Engagement teams an affordable and convenient way to facilitate strategic conversations around authentic family engagement. During monthly 90 min. coaching sessions, teams will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Dr. Prather-Smith to review key strategies for migrant family engagement and use the Measurable Program Objectives within the State Service Delivery Plan to develop needs specific family engagement plans. Through individualized activities participants will apply their learnings, bring forward challenges, and brainstorming solutions using data collected between sessions. Each group can register up to (5) members of their leadership teams or individuals may register on their own.

    What’s included in this program?

    Delivered over the course of the school year, the institute includes a 3-hour kick-off conversation, (7) scheduled strategic 90-minute coaching sessions, and a 3-hour closing implementation review. Additionally, participating schools/districts/programs can choose to invest in 1:1 executive coaching, additional presentations, or on-site implementation support. In addition, all participants will receive a copy of Dr. Constantino’s bestselling book Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles (2nd Ed.)

    Who should participate?

    The cohort is designed for Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project/Program Directors, Migrant/Immigrant Supplemental Program Directors, Family Support Specialists, Site Administrators, District and County Office Administrators, Site Parent Engagement teams.

    What are some possible funding sources?

    • Title I Part A
    • Title I Part C
    • Title I-D Subpart 2
    • Title II
    • Title III
    • LCFF
    • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER I,II, III)

    How will this help my team?

    The cohort experience provides a unique opportunity for teams to move away from one-time learning experiences and towards implementing Dr. Constantino’s Five Simple Principles ™ with the ongoing guidance and support throughout the year. In each session, individuals, and teams will have designated time to collaborate and connect with Dr. Prather-Smith, as well as others who also have a passion for serving migrant/immigrant families. Through participating in a cohort model, participants will use an iterative thinking model to formalize systemic changes that will guarantee authentic engagement for ALL migrant/immigrant families.

    What are the expected outcomes for me or my team?

    Participants can expect the following content and professional learning from the Engage Every Family Institute-Migrant/Immigrant Families Cohort

    1. A deep review and explanation of The Five Simple Principles ™ Model. Measurement tools are provided to assess present level of performance with regard to the Five Principles.
    2. Thorough examination of authentic migrant/immigrant family engagement and its relationship to achieving desired student outcomes.
    3. Explore the systemic causes of migrant family disengagement and applicable solutions to reengage families.
    4. Improved understanding of the role that culture plays in shaping the conditions conducive to authentic family engagement.
    5. Review of the Five Simple Principles ™ tools designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the present culture of engagement
    6. Identify proven policies and practices to improve family engagement across educational settings.
    7. An understanding of how to use the MPOs within the State Service Delivery Plan to create measurable plans to effectively track the progress of family engagement and its impact on student learning outcomes and experiences in school.
    8. An opportunity for teams to implement learning and collect data between sessions in order to plan for authentic family engagement throughout the year.

    As a result of participating in the Institute, participants can expect

    1. A thorough understanding of a measurable process to increase the engagement of families with attention focused on migrant/immigrant families that are traditionally disengaged or disenfranchised.
    2. More inclusive outreach to all families and removing barriers to effective engagement.
    3. Specific strategies for teaching staff members to engage migrant/immigrant families more effectively with ongoing learning in school.
    4. The role that technology can play to enhance the efforts to fully engage migrant families.
    5. Tools and processes to collect information on present conditions and specific best practices to enhance present efforts in migrant family engagement.
    6. An increased knowledge of and enthusiasm to engage migrant/immigrant families.

    What is the schedule?

    Dates TBD

    How can I participate?

    Sign up using the registration above. Please send any questions to [email protected]

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