Course Details

P005-11874.1F22 - Engaging Parents to Increase Student Achievement

Course Details
Course Description: There is widespread recognition that increasing family (parents, caregivers, guardian) engagement within schools and family engagement in their child’s education benefits student achievement enormously, in addition to improving teacher morale and school-home communications. This course is designed to teach participants how to engage families in meaningful ways, through an asset-based approach. The course centers on making meaningful family-teacher teams that are able to help students improve academic outcomes, far beyond just parent outreach. Participants will be equipped with strategies to amplify student learning through this cooperative approach. This course is crucial for connecting with New York City’s diverse families and is founded on the mindset that all families want to partner with teachers and schools to support their child's education and overall success. We must work towards creating equitable conditions that support the building of respectful rapport and relationships with families. The course supports the efforts of NYC DOE’s Division of Family and Community Engagement by building abilities to engage families throughout the city, especially those from historically marginalized groups. The course covers such topics as building strong relationships, establishing trust, employing effective communication systems, and planning and executing conferences effectively. Additionally, the course delves into issue that are key for working with all of New York's families, including strategies to engage parents whose child has experienced trauma, is involved in bullying or harassment, has a disability, or is an English language learner. Participants will learn how to have difficult or “crucial” conversations in order to appropriately address scenarios in which emotions are strong, opinions vary, and stakes are high. The Safety, Order and Rights® value set is presented as one framework for clarifying classroom expectations and school goals and is generally a framework that everyone can buy into -- including parents. This course will also walk participants through the steps of creating a plan for cultivating meaningful family engagement in their own practice. Participants will be prompted to compile best practices and key ideas throughout the modules, which will culminate in the synthesis of the Final Project, an action plan for implementing these important components in a comprehensive and intentional manner. The coursework and final plan asks participants to create protocols and goals for data collection, conferencing, and working with New York's widely diverse students. Application of an effective plan will result in increased student achievement, attendance, and satisfaction with their education.
Status: Open for Registration Registration Deadline: 11/14/2022 Start Date: 09/19/2022 End Date: 01/06/2023
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Guidance, Family Engagement
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Content Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 2a : Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
4c : Communicating with Families
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: CE Credits Online Contact:
Instructor # 1: Jeffrey Christo Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $149.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $274.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Step 1: Register – Register and pay a non-refundable course fee of $125 on the ASPDP website. Once payment has been made with the ASPDP, the participant will receive an email confirmation from ASPDP. Step 2: Enroll – Enroll and pay a $149.00 Education Partner fee by credit card at Please note that participants must complete both steps of the registration process to receive P credit.