The Harvard Family Engagement in Education: Creating Effective Home and School Partnerships for Student Success institute provides you the opportunity to learn how to design family engagement practices that are directly connected to student learning. The 2017 session will be held 7/24/17 to 7/27/17.
By the end of the program you will:
Understand the latest research indicating the importance of family engagement as an element of successful whole-school reform and what this means for work in your context.
Align family engagement programs with curriculum.
Understand what systemic, integrated and effective family engagement looks like, as opposed to random acts of engagement.
Learn how to develop an effective engagement strategy that is employed by school staff, parents and community members, and understand the infrastructure and skills required to sustain it.
Learn how to define and measure outcomes and evaluate practice.
Campus leadership teams must include a current Texas public or public charter school principal as the team leader
Campus leadership teams may also include the district coordinator of family engagement, campus staff members and/or a school board member. Selected members must be heavily involved in leading campus family engagement work
Campus teams may include up to three team members, including the principal.
Individual principals may apply to attend this session; however, precedence will be given to team applications
Applicants sponsored by Raise Your Hand Texas to participate in the Harvard Leadership Program in 2016 are NOT eligible to apply for sponsorship in 2017. Those sponsored in any previous year (2008-2015) ARE eligible to apply.
If you previously attended The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education through an organization other than Raise Your Hand Texas, you may apply.
NOTE: Applicants who apply directly to The Principals’ Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education will not be eligible for funding from Raise Your Hand Texas. Eligible Raise Your Hand Texas applicants must complete the application on the Raise Your Hand Texas website and do not need to complete an additional application to The Principal’s Center.
The team leader is responsible for submitting the team application documents and serving as the primary point of contact for the team.
STEP 2: TEAM APPLICATION
A team selection form must be submitted by the team leader. The team selection form includes basic information about the campus, and the names and email addresses of the individual team members. When completing the team selection form, the team leader should be prepared to include the following information:
Campus name and Campus ID
Full name and email address for each team member
STEP 3: TEAM ANALYSIS and DOCUMENT SUBMISSION
Teams are required to complete a Family Engagement Analysis. Team leaders should click to login to Google and save a copy of this Google Docs template: Family Engagement Analysis Template. Instructions are in the document
Upload 2016–2017 Family Engagement Plan, if available
Team leaders will upload all of the above documents on their Individual Team Member Application
STEP 4: INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBER APPLICATION
After the team selection form is submitted, each team member, including the team leader, will receive an email with a link to an individual Team Member Application that must be completed by the application deadline, 9 a.m. December 12, 2016.
When completing the individual team member application be prepared to submit the following information
Contact info: Full name, title, home address, mobile phone number, work and personal email addresses