Through a grant provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, FACET offers free workshops for families in the public school system, based on school needs and availability.*
Building School Readiness
Helps families to understand the importance of physical/nutrition, social skills, emotional and behavioral self-regulation, language and communication skills, attention and fostering the curiosity to learn. This workshop will outline ways parents can support their children’s learning in all areas.
Building Effective Communication Between Families and Educators
Explores the benefits of meaningful communication between parents and professionals, provides suggestions for creative ways to communicate with educators, and identifies ways to build positive, trusting relationships.
Families Supporting Their Children’s Learning at Home
Reviews the importance of families’ roles in their children’s education and how they can help their children learn at home. Addresses frequently asked questions from families about their children’s education.
Family Engagement: A Key to Student and School Success
Reviews research findings on the benefits of family engagement at home and at school. Looks at what motivates families to become engaged and identifies various ways that families can participate in school activities.
Fundamentals for Families: A Closer Look at Family Engagement
A review of the Massachusetts Family, School and Community Partnership Fundamentals focusing on Family Engagement
Families and Schools Together: How Families Can Partner with Schools
Provides information on how family involvement factors into students success at schools and share a wide variety of possible ways families can become involved in schools to support student learning.
Parents are Powerful
Explores the importance of family involvement and ways that families’ engagement can make a difference in students’ successes. Addresses responses to families’ commonly asked questions about schools and their involvement.
Understanding My Child’s Learning Style
Reviews the different ways that children learn and how families and schools can support different learning styles.
English Language Learner Families are Powerful
Explores the importance of family engagement in children’s education and how culturally sensitive approaches can support ELL Families in their partnership with their children’s schools
Families are the First Teachers
Reviews the importance of family involvement and the value of early childhood learning experiences provided by families that impact their children’s future academic success. Explores ways that families can continue to be involved in their children’s education.
Understanding US Schools: Help for New Immigrant Families
Provides an overview of US schools for immigrant families. Topics include the importance of the family’s role in helping their children succeed in school, the differences between US schools and schools in other countries, and student and family rights and responsibilities. Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
* non-public school programs are encouraged to contact FACET for family workshop fees.