How Teachers Can Encourage Parent Engagement
5/11/2017 - 6:15pm CDT to 5/18/2017 - 9:15pm CDT
Research continues to demonstrate the very important role of families in children's academic success. A key role of educators is to examine the equity gap and to work diligently to narrow this gap by building relationships with family members in order to assure greater academic success of our youth. This two-evening workshop examines the role that the educator's cultural lens may play and how it informs listening and communicating with families. Participants will analyze the definitions of parent engagement and parent involvement so they become clearer about their own goals for families and how they communicate those goals to parents. Information and discussion regarding creative ways to connect with multiple families, including our newer community members, will be part of this workshop.
*Note - this workshop will be held: 5/11/17 and 5/18/17 6:15pm-9:15pm
Dr. Michelle Berscheid has worked in the metro area as a licensed parent educator for 29 years. Professional areas of interest include pre-kindergarten outreach and working with newer Twin Cities community members in order to assist them in navigating the often complex educational system. Dr. Berscheid holds a BA in Child Psychology, a Master's Degree in Education, and an EdD.
Dr. Michelle Berscheid
Adler Graduate School, 1550 E 78th St, Richfield, MN 55423