Family Facilitators

“The research is abundantly clear:  nothing motivates a child more than when learning is valued by schools and families/community working together in partnership…These forms of [parent] involvement do not happen by accident or even by invitation.  They happen by explicit strategic intervention”
    -Michael Fullan (1997 a, pp.42-43)

Click on the picture below to view a short clip of Pt. Coupee ‘s Parent University Initiative

Amanda Galonek, Family Facilitator in Pointe Coupee Parish, shares how the district is enhancing Family Support (Domain 2) through an initiative called Parent University.  Parent University offers families training that is linked to student learning, while building relationships between families, teachers and students.
Click on the picture below to view a short clip of EBR’s VIP Initiative
Ashlei Morrison, former Family Facilitator in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, shares how the district is developing Partnerships (Domain 4) by using the VIP (Very Involved Parents Club).  The VIP is an initiative developed to encourage families to participate in family involvement events offered by the district and the schools.  
Family Facilitator PD Day August 4, 2015 (Alexandria)