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  • Engaging Parents to Increase Student Achievement

  • 3 Credits, K-12, 21st Century Skills, ELLs, Instructional Strategies

Engaging Parents to Increase Student Achievement
  • Engaging Parents to Increase Student Achievement
  • Starting at $199

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There is widespread recognition that increasing family engagement within schools and in their child’s education benefits student achievement enormously, in addition to improving teacher morale and school-home communications. This course is designed to teach participants how to engage families in meaningful ways regardless of circumstance or parent population, and is founded on the mindset that all parents ultimately want to partner with teachers in supporting their child’s education and overall success.

The course covers such topics as building strong relationships, establishing trust, employing effective communication systems, and planning and executing conferences effectively. Additionally, the course covers more sensitive topics such as engaging parents whose child has experienced trauma, is involved in bullying or harassment, has a disability, or is an English language learner. Participants will learn how to have difficult or “crucial” conversations in order to appropriately address scenarios in which emotions are strong, opinions vary, and stakes are high. The Safety, Order and Rights® value set is presented as one framework for clarifying classroom expectations and school goals, and is generally a framework that everyone can buy into -- including parents.

This course will also walk participants through the steps of creating a plan for cultivating meaningful family engagement in their own practice. Participants will be prompted to compile best practices and key ideas throughout the course, which will culminate in the writing of a an action plan for implementing these important components.

Objectives:

  • Contrast parent involvement and family engagement, and recognize the positive effect that family engagement has on student outcomes.
  • Explain how to build trusting and productive parent-teacher relationships using effective communication techniques and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Summarize the 7-Step Conferencing Plan and other structures for effective parent-teacher conferencing.
  • Define “Crucial Conversation” and describe strategies for how to refocus such conversations on student achievement and success.
  • Describe how to navigate parent relationships when the child has a learning need or has experienced trauma, bullying, harassment, or an infringement on their civil rights.

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  • Select either  Course Only (you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which may be used to obtain Renewal Units) or Course + Credits (to receive an official university transcript).
  • CE Credits Online is an approved provider of Renewal Units in Montana.
  • See our University Partners page to review our regionally accredited university partners who provide graduate-level university credits for our courses.
  • Add course or courses to the Cart and follow the enrollment and payment prompts to complete your order.
  • You will have 6 months (180 days) to complete your courses from date of purchase. Extensions are available for an additional fee.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

How to Obtain Montana License Renewal Units:

CE Credits Online is a Montana State approved provider for Renewal Units

The State of Montana requires you to complete the Registration and Verification Form for each CE Credits Online course you complete.

If you wish to receive renewal units for your completed course(s) please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the CE Credits Online office at support@cecreditsonline.org for your Registration and Verification Form, once your course is completed. Provide your name, the course you completed and that you are requesting a Montana Registration and Verification Form.
  2. CE Credits Online will email you the form with the CE Credits Online portion of the form completed.
  3. Complete your part of the sections on the Registration and Verification Form. The form requires you to include the Instructor of Record, which is found on your Certificate of Completion.
  4. Remember all events you use to obtain License Renewal Units must be completed within your current five-year license renewal cycle.
  5. Be sure that the information provided in Sections I, II, III is accurate and complete. If any information is missing, the form may not be acceptable for license renewal.
  6. The original copy of this certificate is required to be included with the application for educator license.

You will no longer be required to send in official transcripts and renewal unit certificates at the time of renewal application! Renewal applications will now be randomly audited to verify accuracy. Therefore, even though you no longer need to submit your documents at the time your complete your renewal application, you will need to have them for your records. If your application is chosen for audit you will have 60 days to submit your documents for verification. Your license will NOT be issued if you are unable to provide the documents needed to verify your professional development activities.

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It is recommended that you keep a copy of all application materials submitted for license renewal. It is particularly important that you keep a copy of each Registration and Verification Form in case an audit of renewal applications of provider records is initiated.

If you have any questions please contact us via email support@cecreditsonline.org or call 425-788-7275 ext. 104

University pricing options

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