Family Involvement and PBIS Cayce McCamish, Regional PBIS Coordinator Viewmont Elementary School Staff Defining Family Involvement • What is your definition?

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Family
Involvement and
PBIS
Cayce McCamish, Regional PBIS Coordinator
Viewmont Elementary School Staff
Defining Family Involvement
• What is your definition?
Can all of our families live up to our
definition?
• If not, how can we modify our definition to reflect our
unique family contributions?
• Key questions– How would our families define family involvement?
– What can we do to value diverse contributions?
– How can we make every family believe they have
something valuable to offer the school?
– How can we let families know about the enormous variety
of opportunities to contribute (various times of day,
various skills required, things can be done at home, etc)
Benefits of Family
Involvement
Students
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Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
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Better school attendance
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Increased motivation, better self-esteem
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Lower rates of suspension
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Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
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Fewer instances of violent behavior
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Greater enrollment in postsecondary education
Teachers
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Greater morale (and self-esteem)
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Teaching effectiveness (proficiency) increases
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Job satisfaction goes up
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Communication/relations with students, parents, families, and communities improves
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Community support of schools increases
Parents
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Communication/relations with children and teachers improves
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Self-esteem goes up
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Education level/skills increase
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Decision-making skills become stronger
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Attitude toward school and school personnel improves
Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs
http://www.pta.org/archive_article_details_1118251710359.html
Epstein’s Six Types of Family
Involvement
• Communicating
– Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and
meaningful.
• Parenting
– Parenting skills are promoted and supported.
• Student learning
– Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning.
• Volunteering
– Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are
sought.
• Decision making
– Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families.
• Collaborating with community
– Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families, and student
learning.
http://www.coso.jhu.edu/p2000/sixtypes.htm
Continuum of Supports
Following Epstein’s Six
Types of Family
Involvement
Activities
Communication
Parenting
Student
Learning
Volunteering
Decision
Making
Community
Collaboration
Communication
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Newsletters
Email
Phone calls
Meetings
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Data
Upcoming events
Individual student progress (to individual parents)
Successes
Actions in response to Parent Survey results
Communication
• Listen
• Accept feedback
Parenting
Training opportunities
• Universal
– Ex. general behavior management, how to set up
expectations at home
• Secondary
– Ex. using behavior intervention plans, rewards at home
• Tertiary
– Ex. community agency supports, exceptional children
process
Parenting Cont.
• Survey families about types of training
• Include community agencies to provide
support for parenting- consider meeting place
• Parent resource library
Student Learning
• Make and Take Trainings
• Themed academic nights involving PBIS
expectations “Respect Night”
• Teach skills to use at home
• Game show review night before tests
• Provide parents with questions and answers
Volunteering
• Ask parents about their talents, provide
opportunities to share those skills Ex. music, art,
organization, event planning, etc.
• Tutoring
• Mentoring
• Teacher Assistance
• Fund Raising
• Guest Speakers
• Variety in scheduling- day/evening, 1x mo, 1xyr
Decision Making
• Representative on PBIS Team
• Drafts sent to PTO team members for
feedback
• Involvement and support for meetings about
his/her child
Community Collaboration
• Letters about PBIS
• Providing PBIS expectations to post where
students are (YMCA, Churches, restaurants)
• Request volunteers/support for activities and
celebrations
• Ask for sponsorship of events- advertising
Steps for Success
For Training and Support for Families
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Collect Data
Tell Parents why it is important and data
Plan Intervention
Get Feedback
Do Intervention
Share data results
• Ex. Many students are struggling with letter identification.
65% could only identify 20 letters. We would expect 80% to
have this skill at this time of year. We provided training and
materials for families to work on this at home. Great Job
Families- now we have 92% who can identify 20 letters!
Recognition
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Awards
Certificates of Recognition
Announcements
Interviews/ Articles
Donated gifts from the community
Tickets to events
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Steps for Success
Training and Support with Staff
Define family involvement
Collect data
Emphasize the importance
Match efforts to the culture and values of your
families
• Avoid saying that it won’t work
• Recognize the efforts of staff who work to build
family involvement
• Incorporate activities that are helpful to staff
Family is…
• 2 a: a group of persons of common ancestry : b: a people or
group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock
:3 a: a group of people united by certain convictions or a
common affiliation : b: the staff of a high official (as the
President)4: a group of things related by common
characteristics: 5 a: the basic unit in society traditionally
consisting of two parents rearing their children ; also : any of
various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent
to the traditional family <a single-parent family>
• http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family[1]
Are we a part of a child’s family?
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How much time?
Responsible for teaching?
Guiding, shaping, teaching values?
Social skills, life-long learners?
Investment
Do we make children and their families feel that we
are an extension of their family?
Viewmont Elementary School
• Pilot the model for the Universal level this
year.
Family Involvement
Viewmont Elementary
Judy Jolly, Principal
Sara Gane, Reading Teacher
Ricki Helton, 4th Grade Teacher
Jennifer Clark, EC Teacher
PBIS Implementation
PAW POWER
Respectful
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Safe
Teacher
Kind
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Student
Responsible
Collection of Data
Teacher survey
Revised from: Measuring School, Community,
and Family Partnerships (Salinas, Epstein,
Sanders, Davis & Douglas)
Collection of Data
Parent survey
Revised from: Family Engagement Checklist
(Muscott & Mann, 2004)
Communication
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Email
One Call Now
Websites
Post cards
Viewmont Voice
Progress reports
Marquee
Calendar
Parent Resource Room
Student handbook
Student planners
Parenting
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Social Cognition Parent Night
Writer’s Night
Curriculum Night
Collaboration with Parenting Network
Beginner’s Day
Viewmont Involved
Parenting Skills Training
EOG Parent Night
Student Learning
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HHS Math Club tutoring
Parental Involvement Contract
Curriculum Nights
Open House
Writing Night
Sneak Peek
DHR Teams
Remediation
Paw Power tickets
Viewmont Dance Team
Learning for Life
Science Olympiad
Volunteering
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Watch D.O.G.S.
– http://www.fathers.com/content/index.ph
p?option=com_content&task=view&id=2
2&Itemid=61
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Viewmont Involved
Time/Talent survey
Career Day
Decision Making
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Parent representatives
Champions of Education Parent Night
PEP conferences
100% Face-to-Face Conferences
PTA
PTA meetings
Community Collaboration
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Learning for Life
Family N.E.T.
Catawba Science Center
Lowe’s Home Improvement
McDonald’s
Food Lion
Hickory Crawdads
Champions of Education
Viewmont Involved
Girls on the Run
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Brain Works
Sunshine Rotary
Local churches
Pine Crest
Kiwanis
Ridgeview/Brown Penn
Back to School Bash
NAACP
P.A.C.E
Jr. Women’s Club
PTA Membership
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2007-2008
– 90 members
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2008-2009
– 167 members
Volunteer Hours
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2007-2008
– September 316.0 hours
– October 447.5 hours
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2008-2009
– September
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Slide Show
Questions and Answers
Contact Information
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Viewmont Elementary School-828-324-7049
www.hickoryschools.net/schools/Viewmont
Judy Jolly, Principal
[email protected]
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Sara Gane, Reading Teacher
[email protected]
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Ricki Helton, 4th Grade Teacher
[email protected]
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Jennifer Clark, EC Teacher
[email protected]
Evaluation