Working Together to Strengthen Family-School Partnership (Day 1 of 3-Day Series)


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Agency: CESA 7
Agency Contact: Colleen Timm
Agency Assistant: Nancy Schlies 920-617-5613
Location: CESA 7
595 Baeten Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
Facility: Meeting Room A
10/21/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Check-In begins at 8:30 a.m.

NOTE:  Each date is a separate registration of which two of the sessions will be a video-linked.  Please check the detailed information below.

Working Together to Strengthen Family-School Partnerships

Dr. Karen Mapp Workshop Series, Scholastic - Scholastic has partnered with Dr. Karen Mapp to create a comprehensive family-school partnership training that supports educators in engaging families in meaningful partnerships focused on improving student achievement.  

Facilitated by:  Ron Mirr - Ron Mirr is an independent consultant who lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Most recently, Ron was the Senior Vice President at Scholastic Education where he led Scholastic’s consulting and professional services business for family and community engagement. Ron has worked as a social worker, a mental health clinician, a grant writer, a school administrator, a staff developer, a non-profit director, a lecturer/speaker, and an executive consultant. Since 1993 he has focused his efforts on helping educators build home-school partnerships that improve student achievement. Ron was the founder of the Iowa Parent Information Resource Center in 1995 and has been a consultant to programs in many different states and internationally on how to engage families in the learning process. He is a co-author of the Family Engagement Assessment—a tool that measures a school’s capacity for developing effective partnerships with families.

Centralized training opportunity in collaboration with CESA 2, 5, and 7

CESA Facilitators: 

  • CESA 7 Learning Services Director, Dr. Colleen Timm
  • CESA 2 Senior Director, Language & Culture Center of Excellence, Tere Masiarchin
  • CESA 5 Director of School Improvement Services, Heather Fish

Dates and Locations:  The presenter will present in person at the designated CESA listed below. The presentation will then be live-streamed to either CESA 2, 5, or 7, per the schedule listed below, and registrants are to attend the sessions at either CESA 2, 5, or 7 that is closest to your region.

  • Session #1, Presenter attends on Oct. 21, 2019, at CESA 2 – 1221 Innovations Drive, Whitewater, WI (CESA 5 & 7 attend Live-Stream.)
  • Session #2, Presenter attends on Nov. 7, 2019, at CESA 5 – 626 E. Slifer St. Portage, WI (CESA 2 & 7 attend Live-Stream.)
  • Session #3, Presenter attends on Dec. 9, 2019, at CESA 7 – 595 Baeten Rd. Green Bay, WI (CESA 2 & 5 attend Live-Stream.)

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description:  A series of three full-day interactive workshops will equip your team with everything they need to implement a comprehensive family and community engagement plan.

  • Three training sessions led by expert family engagement practitioners
  • Participant guides and interactive activities
  • Hands-on strategies that can be implemented immediately
  • Yearlong action plan

Who Should Attend: To maximize the impact of the series, teams of five should participate in all three trainings.  Your team should include: 

  • Central office administrators
  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • Family and community representatives

Fee:  $199.00 per person; per session, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Encompasses the following 2019-20 CESA members:

  • CESA 7 Learning Service
  • CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • CESA 5 School Improvement Service

Non-Member Fee:  $239.00 per person; per session

SESSION 1/Oct. 21, 2019 – Reframing Family Engagement

Explore the research that supports the link between family engagement and improved student outcomes.

SESSION 2/Nov. 7, 2019 – Redesigning Family Engagement Events

Deepen your understanding of how to help families practice effective strategies to support children's learning at home.

SESSION 3/Dec. 9, 2019 – Engaging Families in Learning Through-out the Year

Learn how to design and implement family engagement events aligned with student learning goals.

Important Note:  Upon registering, register all your attendees at one time to guarantee space; as is VERY limited.

Due to changing policies in many of our CESA 7 School District accounting offices, CESA 7 requests that all workshop fees be paid in advance with a check or purchase order. If it is not possible for you to secure payment from your school district prior to the workshop, we suggest that you pay personally and request reimbursement from your school district. Receipts will be available. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be faxed (920-492-5965) or e-mailed five (5) working days prior to the date of the event. We are unable to provide refunds for no shows. DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 7 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 7 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. PHOTO/VIDEO: By registering for this event, I authorize CESA 7 to record on photograph, film, videotape or otherwise, my name, likeness, image, voice and performance during my participation in this event. My name, likeness, and voice, as well as excerpts of the recordings may be used for training, publicizing, and promoting. To opt out of the image release, attendees must notify the contact person for this event.