What does the Action Team do?
An Action Team has many responsibilities
Typically, Action Teams
- Integrate all family and community involvement activities conducted by teachers and school groups into the One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships.
- Recruit and recognize other teachers, parents, community members to lead and participate in family and community involvement activities.
- Implement, coordinate, publicize and oversee planned involvement activities.
- Monitor progress, assess the strengths and weaknesses of implemented family involvement activities, document results, and resolve problems.
- Report progress to the School Council (or School Improvement Team) and to the faculty, PTA/PTO, local media, and other groups.
- Replace departing Action Team members.
- Continue improving the school's program of family and community involvement.
- Mavis Sanders,Senior Advisor, National Network of Partnership Schools
Developing and Sustaining Effective Action Teams, PowerPoint (in pdf form) by Mavis Sanders, NNPS Senior Advisor
- Ten Things Schools can do to create great Family-School Partnerships
- Why Partnership Action Teams Need Teachers; article
- Family-School Partnerships: Take Action.
- One-Year Action Plan form Also available as a document
- Connecting Your Family-School-Community Partnerships
- Promising Partnership Practices from the Wisconsin DPI 2008-09 VISTA Project.
- Promising Partnership Practices from NNPS, annual collections from 1998-2009 of hundreds of exemplary partnership efforts from schools nationwide, including Wisconsin.
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