Parent Involvement – 11 short videos

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Total Run Time: 14:40 minutes

Presenters: Vanessa Caigoy (Compliance Coordinator, Fortune School of Education), Odisa Nyong (Principal, Rex and Margaret Fortune High School), Kim Howard (Principal, Fortune School), Ericka Nielson (Teacher, Fortune Schools), Shunta Williams (Teacher, Fortune Schools)

Schools provide many formal and informal ways for parents to become involved in school operations and programs. The principal and district administrator featured in the video describe the value of parent involvement at school, and they identify specific school organizations that seek participation by parents. Parents who are involved in schools make the point that students need an advocate who will extract from the staff the resources, extra support and other forms of assistance for their own children. Parents who are not present at school may find that their child loses out on opportunities that active parents get for their children.  Video topics in this section include:

  • Best tips for parents to be engaged at their child’s school.
  • How can a parent observe and become involved in their child’s classroom?
  • How are parents required to participate at school to improve their child’s academic performance?
  • What is the role of limited English-speaking parents at their child’s school?
  • What type of information do parents learn when they are engaged in their child’s school?
  • What is the best way parents can be engaged with the school?
  • What is the importance of parent involvement at school?
  • What ways can a parent who speaks limited English participate in their child’s school activities?
  • What is the role of parents as they engage with their child’s school?
  • What should be the role of parents, the school, and the child in helping to improve the student’s academic performance?
  • What are some ways that a parent can meet their expected 40 hours of volunteer service in their child’s school?