Parent Engagement in Teacher Preparation

Presenters will offer examples of how NYS teacher preparation programs incorporate explicit instruction to support the data that shows the positive impact that effective parent involvement has on student performance and outcomes. Participants will explore teacher preparation courses that invite parents to present, provide for a family-based practicum, and model evidence based practices and effective strategies on parent involvement. A special focus will be on engaging parents with children with special needs and the positive impact parent engagement can have on increasing opportunities for inclusion and improving the performance of students with academic, emotional, physical, and behavioral challenges. Research from John Hopkins Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships and examples from NYS Colleges and Universities will be highlighted.

Presented by Helene Fallon, Namita Modasra, Ellen McHugh, and Kathryn Cappella

Presentation file attached below.

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