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

your schools!

Family Engagement Workshops 

Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school improvement efforts. Project Appleseed workshop training promotes the belief that family, school, and community engagement in education is an essential strategy in building a pathway to college-­- and career-­-readiness. We believe family engagement should be systemic, integrated, and sustained(Weiss et al, 2010)

 

Systemic family engagement is purposefully designed as a core component of educational goals such as school readiness, student achievement, and school turnaround.

 

Integrated family engagement is embedded into structures and processes designed to meet these goals, including training and professional development, teaching and learning, community collaboration, and the use of data for continuous improvement and accountability.

 

Sustainable family engagement operates with adequate resources, including public–private partnerships, to ensure meaningful and effective strategies that have the power to impact student learning and achievement.

 

Traveling Workshop

Our family engagement training provides strategies that are aligned with student learning and achievement. Schools organize parent responsibility with an effective model that is research-based, meets district, state and Title I ESSA mandates. You will leave the workshop with a multi-year plan and the tools to engage all families.

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. 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. 

Our program and support is included

  • Four free One-Year Parental Involvement Toolboxes for each district conducting a Traveling Workshop  - a $1,600.00 value!

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

  • Our interactive workshops have hands-on applications.

  • Follow-up session available by video conference - no charge.

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

 
  • 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.

Traveling Workshop in your schools is $3,500.00 for training of all staff and administrators. All travel expenses included. We ask that you book at least 30 days in advance.

 

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.

 

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"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.