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Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in

your schools!

Traveling Workshops 

Project Appleseed's professional development is not a stand alone activity rather than a journey that is intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven and family focused. You will leave the workshop with a multi-year plan and the tools to engage all families. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) redefines high-quality professional development for elementary and secondary education. Whether you’re a brand-new or seasoned educator or parent leader, we have the evidence-based knowledge you need to get up to speed, perform at your best, and get the most out of parents.  

 

Project Appleseed provides an economical opportunity to bring Project Appleseed and Kevin Walker - our founder and a national parent leader - to your school community. Mr. Walker will help you engage families in by nurturing relationships with parents and families. 

How much does it cost? When is the deadline?

  • Traveling Workshop in your schools is $3,500.00 for training of all staff and administrators. We ask that you book 30 days in advance.

Our program is included

  • Four free One-Year Parental Involvement Toolboxes for Traveling Workshops - $1,600.00 value!

  • Interactive workshops with hands-on applications

  • Follow-up session by video conference

  • Participant guides and resources to build connections between home and school.

Who Should Attend

  • Schools, districts, nonprofits, community organizations, parent groups

  • Family representatives, community members

  • Superintendents, principals, teachers, school secretaries, parent liaisons, volunteer coordinators, parent group leaders, district leaders, Title I directors and other administrative staff members.

 

Traveling Workshop Outline

Training Components

  • Our Tools: Features the implementation of the Parental Involvement Toolbox in your school community for a school year and the metrics for parent engagement success based on our Logic Model

  • Certification in ESSA Title I: An introduction to Title I parental involvement and planning and evaluating your Title I program.

  • National Standards: An overview of the Six Slices of Parental Involvement is presented along with specific activities to organize families and increase student outcomes. 

  • Create A Plan: Develop A 10 Step Family Engagement Plan. Educators are provided information on how to encourage, involve, and measure parents’ involvement at different levels.

  • On-Going Learning: Follow-up utilizes access to Powerpoint Central, a library of Powerpoint presentations on parent engagement by education experts from across the country.

  • Follow-Up: Features ongoing two-way support by Skype, phone, email. 

  • Project Appleseed Certification: Our certification will show you’ve got what it takes to crush the complex real-world challenges of parent engagement.

 

Video Conference Workshop

Training via Skype, Facetime or Zoom! with Project Appleseed president & founder, Kevin Walker. Our flexible Skype Professional Development options offers two hour sessions or two one hour sessions scheduled at your request. Download our slideshow presentation of Project Appleseed's program, Strong Families, Strong Schools, for more information on how we engage families. Fees are $1,000.00:

Live Video Conference Workshop Outline

Skype, Facetime, Zoom! You name it!

  • Features the implementation of the Parental Involvement Toolbox in your school community and the metrics for parent engagement success.

  • An overview of the Six Slices of Parental Involvement. Guidance on how to engage parents. Each session is meant to offer solutions for educators and parents tailored to each school or district’s needs.

  • An introduction to Title I parental involvement and planning and evaluating your Title I Program.

  • Follow-up utilizes access to Powerpoint Central, a library of Powerpoint presentations on parent engagement by education experts from across the country.

  • Follow-up features ongoing two-way support by phone, email.

 

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Walker relates to people and he is a leader in the movement to organize America’s 50 million public school parents. He is the founder of Project Appleseed and has 30 years of local, state and national experience as a public policy and community engagement professional. His expertise in organizing parental involvement has earned him both local and national honors. He is available for speaking engagements at conferences on education, parenting, and politics. 

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Kevin Walker is available for in-person speaking engagements at events and conferences on education, community, parenting, and politics. Good keynote speakers are very hard to find. Awful keynote speakers are unfortunately very common and dreaded by conference participants everywhere. With a great keynote speaker there’s an immediate emotional and mental connection, a stage presence, an energy which captivates and the whole auditorium lights up. People relate to people, and at the end of the day that’s what really counts. Fees are $5000.00 per event.

About Kevin Walker

Project Appleseed

Project Appleseed is excited to bring you our founder and president, Kevin Walker, for inspiration, dedication, information, and conversation on the topic of family engagement. Mr. Walker speaks to parents, school district leaders, community organizations, nonprofit groups and businesses that are interested in public school improvement. Mr. Walker is a leading advocate of public school parents in the United States. He is a national award winning leader and public policy professional and has 30 years of local, state and national experience.

 

Selected Key Accomplishments

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement in your school community!

Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is ourl program designed for educators and parent leaders to supersize and mobilize family engagement.

You get unlimited membershio reproduction rights to our web site content for distribution in newsletters, memos, booklets, pamphlets and more for one year!*

Learn family engagement with our In-person or Online training!. Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in your schools!

Download our slideshow: Strong Families, Strong Schools! Family engagement should be an essential strategy in building partnership with parents.

Pledge

AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULT, I hereby give my pledge of commitment to help our community’s children ....

Toolbox

Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is ourl program designed for educators and parent leaders to supersize and mobilize family engagement.

Report Card

Project Appleseed provides this self-diagnostic tool which is intended to help parents rate their contributions to their child's success at school.

Membership

You get unlimited membership reproduction rights to our web site content for distribution in newsletters, memos, booklets, pamphlets and more for one year!*

Checklist

How well does your school reach out to parents. The following questions can help you evaluate how well your school is reaching out to parents.

Training

Learn family engagement with our In-person or Online training!. Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in your schools!

Events

For 25 years we have lead American education with two celebrated events – National Parental Involvement Day and Public School Volunteer Week

Slideshow

Download our slideshow: Strong Families, Strong Schools! Family engagement should be an essential strategy in building partnership with parents.