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Family Engagement Institute Offered to Education Leaders

Harvard Senior Lecturer Dr. Karen Mapp to Keynote Upcoming Event


The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)—along with Seeds of Partnership and Scholastic, Inc.—will be co-hosting the "Capital Region Family Engagement Institute." Attendees will learn how family engagement can be enhanced in their districts, and will have an opportunity to explore evidence-based practices related to family engagement.

The event is open to school leadership teams from Sacramento and neighboring counties. Teams, composed of up to five members, could include superintendents, assistant superintendents, board members, principals, LCAP directors, Special Education directors, Title I directors, Family and Community Engagement directors, and parent leaders.

The institute will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sacramento City USD Serna Center (5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento). Space is limited, but there is no cost for registration. Lunch will be provided.

Institute Highlights

  • Explore best practices related to productive and intentional family engagement that support student achievement
  • Learn about the U.S. Department of Education's Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships
  • Collaborate with other district and school leaders working to increase family engagement
  • Reflect on authentic stakeholder engagement related to LCAP priorities

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Karen Mapp is one of the nation's premier experts on family engagement. She is a Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the author of the U.S. Department of Education's Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships. Dr. Mapp's research over the last 20 years has been devoted to cultivating partnerships among schools, families, and communities for enhancing student achievement and school performance.