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REL Central Event: Using Digital Tools and Social Media to Engage Families in School Improvement Initiatives
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October 23, 2018

Time: 1:00–2:15 p.m. MTM

Location: Virtual

Description: This REL Central webinar will present research-based strategies to engage families in school improvement initiatives. Presenters will discuss tools, resources, and strategies from Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships (2013) and BSCP Center Strategic Communications Toolbox (2017) that support the communication, through a thoughtful and coordinated process, of key messages related to school improvement goals and strategies. The webinar will highlight digital tools and social media used by state and local education agencies to engage families in order to support school improvement initiatives.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Leadership Area: School and District Improvement

Audience: This webinar is intended for state education agency and school district personnel, instructional coaches, administrators, and teachers at all levels who want to increase family engagement in district and school improvement.

Speakers: Presenters: Ceri Dean, president of Dean Education Consulting; Tammy Mitchell, elementary school redesign specialist at the Kansas State Department of Education; and Jay Scott, secondary school redesign specialist at the Kansas State Department of Education.

Report Citation: Mapp, K. L., & Kuttner, P. J. (2013). Partners in education: A dual capacity-building framework for family–school partnerships. Austin, TX: SEDL. Retrieved from

Zavadsky, H., Berry, T., & Savage, T. (2017). BSCP center strategic communications toolbox. San Antonio, TX: Building State Capacity and Productivity Center at Westat. Retrieved from

Carrie Germeroth
(303) 766-9199 ext. 321
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