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Building a Common Understanding of Family Engagement

A Capacity Building Framework: Parents and Schools as Partners

The Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships is a research-based framework that helps schools move from a "parent involvement" model to authentic family engagement that is inclusive and responsive. 

Communication Tools

Use these materials to provide an overview in plain language and build common understanding around family engagement with peers, administrators, and support staff.

Effective Family Engagement Could Look Like This

Visualize exemplary practices, and their impact, with Esma and her family.

Two-Sided Handout 

On the back: Moving Districts from Involvement to Engagement

Family Communication and Student Success: One District's Story

Strong engagement practices drove success in this school district from Washington state.
For questions about this information, contact Connie Shomberg (608) 266-7283