National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships: Potential Resources for Standard 6 - Collaborating with Community
Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.
Engage families for anywhere, anytime learning, Heather B. Weiss and M. Elena Lopez Phi Delta Kappan, April 2015 96: 14-19.
Abstract: As society expects children and youth today to explore content-area topics in depth and to develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, out-of-school settings are becoming increasingly important to individual learning. These settings, which include libraries, museums, digital media, and after-school programs, are evolving into extended classrooms. In this context, it is no longer appropriate or fruitful for educators to focus family engagement solely on what happens in school; educators must reimagine this concept within the many opportunities now available for anywhere, anytime learning.
(Potential resources for National PTA Standards 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 are posted separately.)
**Resources Compiled by the Virginia Department of Education’s Family Engagement Network (FEN) - September 2016