Resources

December 17th, 2015

Parent Power School-December 2015

On December 12, 2015 over 75 parents from NYC public schools joined CEJ for a training on racism and resistance in public education. Parents had the opportunity to discuss the different forms of individual, interpersonal, system and institutional racism that they encounter in their daily lives, and the historical impacts these forms of racism have had on public education. Participants broke into small groups to engage in conversations about strategies to combat racism in schools, including: transformative parent engagement, restorative justice practices, culturally relevant curriculum, and equity in school funding. The group also discussed tips for interrupting and effectively engaging with racist comments when having conversations with people. Click the links below to view materials from the training and learn more about these topics. We hope to see you at our next Parent Power School! 

Participant Agenda

Racism and Resistance Timeline Photos

Racism and Resistance in Public Education Timeline

Racism and Resistance in Public Education Timeline (Spanish)

Glossary of terms for race and education

Glossary of terms for race and education (Spanish)

Race Conversation Tip Sheet

Race Conversation Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Restorative Justice Practices

Restorative Justice Practices (Spanish)

Culturally Relevant Curriculum

Culturally Relevant Curriculum (Spanish)

Transformative Parent Engagement

Transformative Parent Engagement (Spanish)

Equity in School Funding

Equity in School Funding (Spanish)

 

October 1st, 2015

Parent Training August 2015

In August 2015, CEJ parent leaders collaborated with the NYC Department of Education to design and lead two all-day training sessions for over 100 parents from community schools. Topics included: effective outreach techniques, conducting one-on-one meetings, creating an agenda, and running an effective meeting. The trainings were a great success and prepared parents to hit the ground running with building a strong parent base this school year. Click on the links below to view materials from the training. 

Sample One on One Agenda

Sample One on One Agenda (Spanish)

One on One Guidelines

One on One Guidelines (Spanish)

Facilitator Role

Facilitator Role Spanish

Calling All Parents POSITIVE APPROACH

Calling All Parents POSITIVE APPROACH (Spanish)

June 18th, 2015

Parent Power School- May 2015

The second Parent Power School of 2015 was held on May 30th, 2015 at Professional Staff Congress in Manhattan. Nearly 60 parent leaders joined us to further learn about great parent engagement models like Academic Parent-Teacher Teams and “Parent Education and Empowerment Partners” or PEEPs created by New Settlement Parent Action Committee in the Bronx. We also learned how to do a power analysis and understand the key players in changing a specific policy in a school. We look forward to seeing you at our next Parent Power School!

In the meanwhile, here are the materials from the training. Please share widely!

Parent Power School May 30th PowerPoint
Parent Power School May 30th PowerPoint SPANISH
Barriers for Family Participation in APTT Meetings
SPANISH_Barriers for Family Participation in APTT Meetings
Participant Handouts English
Participant Handouts in Spanish
Charter Cap CALL TO ACTION AQE

March 31st, 2015

Parent Power School- March 2015

The first Parent Power School of 2015 was held on March 7th, 2015 at United Federation of Teachers in Brooklyn. Over 50 parent leaders joined us to learn about the New York City system structure and learn how to advocate for their community.

Here are the materials from the training:
Parent Power School Powerpoint March 2015
Parent Power School Powerpoint en espanol
Basics of 1-1 meetings
Reuniones de 1 a 1

December 20th, 2014

Parent Power School- December 2014

The last Parent Power School of the year focused on the state budget fight and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. It was held at UFT Brooklyn and about 40 parent leaders attended.
Here are some of the materials from the training:

To continued to be involved on the state budget fight, please visit www.aqeny.org