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Thursday, November 7 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Engaging Families at Independent Study Schools (Part 1)

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Objective: Understand best practices to effectively engage and partner with families at independent study schools. Discover how to successfully engage more families, especially low socio-economic and non-native English speakers, using an evidenced-based comprehensive program. Learn how, why and when family engagement opportunities are introduced to parents and students.  Also discussed is how to best inform parents of important school-wide information, how families can mutually set academic goals with their child and effectively monitor progress weekly, monthly, and throughout the year.  Part 1 reviews the who, what, when and why of an evidence-based comprehensive family engagement strategy, while Part 2 models exactly how it is done.  Each attendee participating in both sessions will receive a full-color 32-page wall calendar and folder containing sample documents presented during the sessions.

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Joel Ward

Family Engagement Coordinator, Activity Specialist & Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District
Prior to working full time at the largest Independent Study high school in the Greater Long Beach area, Joel Ward owned four small businesses (property management, personal training gym, and two automotive repair companies), worked as a full-time Activity Director/ASB Specialist at... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST