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PowerPoint Central Parental Involvement Training Resources 

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These resources were presented by the nation's leading researchers and leaders in the parental involvement movement in the United States. The links are to PowerPoint .ppt presentations given at the Parent Resource and Information Center Conference (June 2006) sponsored by the United States Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.


Parent Organizing

  • Six Slices of Parental Involvement, Project Appleseed

  • Go for the Power: Using the NCLB Leverage Points for Parents, Dr. Anne T. Henderson, Senior Consultant with the Institute for Education and Social Policy of New York University

  • Beyond the Building: A Facilitation Guide for School, Family, and Community Connections, Chris Ferguson & Lacy Wood, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

  • Parent Leadership in Education & Youth Education Tekies, Centro Sor Juana in Las Milpas South Pharr, Texas

  • Parent Involvement Strategies That Work, Presented by: Alison Bell, Ron Mirr, and Ed Redalen, Area Education Agency 267, Iowa Department of Education, School Administrators of Iowa, Tri-County Child & Family Development Council.

  • Parental Involvement: How to Build Collaborations that Impact Student Achievement, Jacquelyn C. Jackson, Ed.D Director, Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs, U.S. Department of Education

  • Parent Advisory Councils Family Services Agency Conference, Ramona Bell-Pearson, Mother of twins in 5th grade, PLI grad, active with PTA, Principal's Advisory Committee for 3 years, County PTA Council, Karen Treber, Mother of 2 boys, PLI grad, M-PAC, Superintendent's Family Involvement Council, PIRC Board, Allegany County Parent Advisory Council

  • American Idle: Discovering your parents' hidden talents, Center for Parent Leadership

  • Family Reading Parties for Parents of Students in Title I Schools, Florida Partnership for Family Involvement In Education

  • Empowering Parents to be Education Advocates for Their Children, Lessons from Virginia Walden Ford, Executive Director, D.C. Parents for School Choice

  • Standards and Practices to Increase Your Parent Power, Anna Weselak, PTA National President

  • How School Communication Patterns with Parents Affect Parenting Behavior and Student's Academic Achievement, Reginald Clark, Ph.D., Clark and Associates, Claremont, CA.

  • Taking Charge of Your Child's Future, Every Person Influences Children

  • KANSAS KPIRC MAPPS, Nancy P. Kraft, Ph.D., Director


Early Childhood & Parental Involvement


  • Expanding and Enhancing Early Childhood Services through Collaboration and Quality Improvement, Indiana Parent Information Center

  • Early Childhood Education "P.A.D.R.E.S - I", Parents Advancing the Readiness for Educational Success, Dr. Rosie Garcia-Belina, Dr. C. William Chignoli

  • HIPPY: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

  • HIPPY: Multi-Dimensional Parent Education

  • Academic Achievement & Parental Involvement

  • ILLINOIS: Meeting in the Middle, Assisting families, schools, and communities with children's academic and personal development. Academic Development Institute. ADI is the Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) for Illinois, as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.


Parents and Teaching

  • Ready Set School! Empowering parents to teach, A Project of the Utah Family Center and its Partners

  • Math and Parent Partnerships, Parents Take Part: Teaching and Learning Mathematics, Mary Schumacher, University of Arizona


Hispanic Americans

  • White House Iniative on Educational Excellence of Hispanic Americans

  • Parent Involvement El Involucramiento De Los Padres De Familia, Presented by: Lorena Garcia and Isabel Santa Hispanic CREO



  • What Gets Measured, Gets Done: Evaluation is Your Friend, Nancy Chavkin, Ph.D., Texas State University Standards

  • Accountability & Standards:A Training for Community Partners & Parents, Barbara R. Davidson, President, StandardsWork, Inc.

  • Putting Parents Front and Center Understanding Standards-Based School Reform, The Education Trust



  • Introduction to Sustainability Planning, Dionne Dobbins-Harper, The Finance Project


Parents As Teachers

  • ILLINOIS: Expanding and Enhancing Early Childhood Services, Academic Development Institute, Creating a Learning Environment Among PAT Programs

  • Measuring the Success of Parents as Teachers, Karen Guskin, Ph.D. Director, Research & Quality Improvement

  • Serving Diverse Families & Communities Using Parents As Teachers


Supplemental Educational Services

  • SES in Action: A Toolkit for Parents and Community Leaders, Supplemental Educational Services Quality Center



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