Professional Development Center

EPC 563 Family-School Partnerships: Tools for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators - CANCELLED

Course Number: EPC 563
Course Title: Family-School Partnerships: Tools for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
Class #: 62382
Dates: June 23-July 31, 2014
Location: Online
Faculty: Courtney Barlett & Kelly Hugger, University of Southern Maine
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,359.00 (Maine Resident)
Registration Form: This course has been cancelled

There is a significant research base supporting family-school partnering. When schools and families align with respect to educational goals, student academic, social, and behavioral outcomes improve.  There are also legal obligations at the federal, such as in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and state levels that require family-school partnering in a way that is significant and meaningful. 

This course will address these requirements through developing student understanding of (a) the fundamentals of family-school partnerships; (b) existing legal requirements for family-school partnering; (c) the need for a shared understanding between teachers and parents; (d) the tools and strategies for implementing family-school partnerships in a multi-tier system of support; and (e) specific requirements and strategies for family-school partnerships with families of children with special needs.