DCPS Announces First-Ever Family Advocacy and Leadership Summit | WDVM25 and DCW50
WASHINGTON (WDVM) – District of Columbia public schools are holding their first-ever Family Advocacy and Leadership Summit on Saturday, May 1. The peak comes as children and the school system prepare to return to school full-time in person.
The past year of virtual learning has given many parents the opportunity to become more involved, and DCPS doesn’t want to lose that once normal operations return.
Taylor Stanley, Family Engagement Specialist with the School System, said: “This is an opportunity to keep that momentum going and enable families to prepare for what the next school year may bring and to hone these skills. and everything they learned on their own. last year.”
The summit is fully online from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and parents can choose to log in at any time. To register, click on here.
The schedule is below:
- 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. welcome: Listen to DCPS Family Engagement and listen to a panel of DCPS families talk about their experiences as advocates and leaders.
- 10:00 am – 10:45 am Families and teachers as partners: advocating for your child in the classroom: Families will learn and come away with strategies for building a relationship with their child’s teacher and for supporting positive, proactive communication and interactions that support overall student success in a virtual setting and in person.
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Building together: advocacy at school level: Families will discover the pathways to leadership within their school community and how to work effectively with other families to build a supportive school community in the service of overall student success.
- 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Beloved community: district level advocacy and engagement: Families will learn about the different avenues inside and outside of DCPS to become active in advocacy for education and to connect with families through differences to find common goals and just and equitable solutions. .