Engaging Parents in Learning
International research has demonstrated that parent engagement has the potential to have a significant positive impact across a range of student outcomes including academic achievement, attendance, motivation, engagement, behaviour, and social skills. Parent involvement has the potential to close demographic gaps in achievement with a strong and enduring impact on student outcomes over and above the influence of social risk factors or school resourcing. For these reasons, schools devote significant time and resources to improving parent engagement, yet the benefits to student outcomes are not always evident.
This workshop examines in depth a range of issues relating to the parent engagement strategies that schools undertake, providing participants with a deeper understanding of how schools can best engage parents to improve student learning outcomes.
Participants: This session is suitable for teachers, school leaders and student support staff from Prep-12.
Certified for APST Standards (4.5 hours): 3.5, 3.7, 5.5, 7.3
Next available workshop: The next available workshop will be held in Term 1, 2018 – dates to be confirmed. The online version of this workshop is available on demand throughout the remainder of this year.
This PD is also available online as a self-paced course.