Raising Family Partnerships, a family engagement fellowship for public school principals and their leadership teams, seeks to redesign how families, schools, and communities collaborate to improve student outcomes across the state. The year-long fellowship kicks of in summer 2017 with an intensive design camp.
The immersive all-expenses-paid camp experience will provide campus leadership teams the opportunity to solidify their family engagement goals and strategies, leadership approaches, and current practices. Teams will learn and apply the latest research on family engagement to design a cohesive plan to implement and continually improve, using input and feedback from families, peer fellows, and experts in the field. The family engagement plans will be designed to complement each school’s campus improvement plan.
As a fellow of the Raising Family Partnerships, principals and their leadership teams will continue to learn from each other and experts to advance their campus and community strategies. At the end of the fellowship year, to help scale impact beyond the program participants, teams will invite leaders of other schools in their district to a design workshop. There, fellows will showcase their family engagement plans, implementation outcomes, and lessons learned, helping others understand the opportunities and resources available for their own campuses.