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Session: Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success


The Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. All of social science research indicates positive family engagement correlates with higher levels of success for students. Participants will be introduced to the importance of family engagement, in education, by reviewing national data from the US Department of Education, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and the Harvard Family Research Project. As an online community, educators will take the first step outside of their comfort zones and explore ideas that will challenge their way of thinking about family engagement. Participants will learn how to create a welcome that supports a partnership for family engagement; they will identify and implement the best practices for communicating with their families; they will establish a professional online presence that supports all families and students in a safe learning environment; as well as how to strengthen the family engagement partnership by sharing student success. Participants will gain invaluable ideas and skills designed to transform their perspective and teaching practices to promote their students’ successes.


There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.

The registration fee is $25 per person. The registration fee must be paid online, by check or by purchase order in order to receive the log in information.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Monday, October 9, 2017

The online class site will open on August 28, 2017 and close on October 9, 2017. During those six weeks, participants will be expected to complete four online assignments and actively contribute to the discussion in the collaborative space. Other than the requirement to have one assignment completed by September 11, 2017, completing the online assignments will be at your own pace. However, weekly postings to the collaborative space will be expected. The facilitators will be available online Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. There will also be a optional live session on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm for participants to ask questions or receive help. Appointments may also be made for one to one assistance.

Monday, August 28, 2017: Online class site opens

Monday, September 11, 2017: At least one project completed and turned in

Monday, October 9, 2017: All four projects completed and turned in


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BYOD - Bring Your Own Device. Participants will need to have access to a device that connects to the internet. Laptops preferred.

Educators who are interested in harnessing the power of technology to reach out to families in order to facilitate student engagement and success.

Last Day to Register: 9/1/2017

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