Parent Power School – Sat, July 30, 2016
The July Parent Power School of 2016 was centered on power and authority. Participants learned what advocacy is and how it can be a tool for school improvement. Parents were asked to identify their personal approaches to power and authority, and discuss how personal power styles can be utilized for effective advocacy. Through scenarios and role-playing, parents practiced how to prepare for meetings with community stakeholders and government officials on issues in their school districts. Over 100 people attended the session, which was held at the New York City’s Administration for Child Services and conducted in Spanish and English, with food and childcare provided.
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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!
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.Tweet
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