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National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships: Potential Resources for Standard 6 - Collaborating with Community

Description:

Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.NationalStandardslogo.jpg

Additional Resource:

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 2017

Tag(s): Collaboration Elementary Family Engagement Middle School Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources