August 9th, 2016

Parent Power School Going Strong!

Parent Power School – Sat, July 30, 2016

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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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Click below to download some materials from the training!

Participants’ Agenda: English   Español

Powerpoint: Power and Authority This powerpoint provides definitions on advocacy, power, and authority, including the difference between power and authority and personal power styles.

English    Español

The 5 Golden Rules: Effective Meetings with Authority Figures The 5 golden rules gives parents strategies on how to thoroughly prepare and present a compelling argument when meeting with authority figures including, but not limited to, school administrators, local government officials, or law enforcement officers.

English    Español

Scenario: What went wrong? This scenario narrates a parent going to meet with the Community Affairs office to address drug dealing in the school playground. Unfortunately, the meeting is unsuccessful. At July’s Parent Power School, parents were given this scenario and then asked what went wrong, and what the parent should have done to better prepare for this meeting.

English & Español