Increasing Family Engagement in Your School

Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC), a social-emotional learning program of Ackerman Institute for the Family, is delighted to offer a workshop that will focus on deepening participants’ understanding of what it means for families to be “engaged” with educators and what it means for educators to be “engaged” with families and their communities.  Furthermore, this workshop will provide practical tools for family engagement, which educators, parent coordinators, and school mental health professionals can bring back to their settings.

Participants will gain the following from this professional development session: clarification of the differences between “Coordinated,” “Cooperative,” and “Collaborative” family-school relationships; deeper understandings of your school setting’s perspective on family engagement; new tools for increasing family involvement in your school; and specific techniques for involving parents in their child’s education, whether or not they are able to come to school.

Each participant will receive one copy of Competent Kids, Caring Communities’ Family-School Collaboration Manual.

Arlean Wells, PhD is the Program Coordinator for Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC). Dr. Wells is a former New York City Public School Teacher and Adjunct Professor for Brooklyn College. She also worked as a Consultant for the New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute and as a Project Associate for the New York University Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Dr. Wells’ overseas experience includes working as a Curriculum Specialist for the Ministry of Education, in Kingston Jamaica and a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, where she assisted Region Directors with policy development and implementation and lead professional development workshops on classroom management, curriculum development and on the ideology of systematic change.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $140
CE Contact Hours: 5

Price Qty
Tuition $140.00 (USD)  



If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111
training@ackerman.org