We engage in co-constructed community-based research that employs the expertise and knowledge of communities, especially historically marginalized communities, to propose, design, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data on family and village engagement in schools.
Professional Learning and Development
We offer professional learning opportunities for schools, families and community to come together through a sharing of ideas and/or presentations, which includes facilitating effective collaboration between communities and schools and the planning, organizing and leading of professional learning between and across schools, families and community. Professional development offerings are tailored to a school or district’s needs, however; some of our offerings include:
- Parents as Partners
- Communicating with Families
- Repairing Collective Harm in Schools
- Challenging Racism and Antiblackness in Family Engagement
- Disrupting Absent Narratives about Historically-Marginalized Families
- Centering Parent Voices and Experiences in Policy and Practice
- Making Every Moment Count: The Power of Language and Relationship
Networked Improvement Communities (PDSA Cycles)
We support the establishment of sharing communities with the aim of solving problems of practice related to family and village engagement more quickly by creating ways for educators and community members to take advantage of the skill, expertise and knowledge of each other. Our Networked Improvement Communities require shared social and procedural structures to engage with inquiry to address a shared wicked problem regarding family engagement.