PELI Initiatives

Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) Training Series

A Three-Year Strategic Plan to Support the Single Plan for Student Achievement The Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) Training Series is a three-year program designed to raise the quality of family engagement by strategically building a structure to focus, design, implement, and evaluate effective practices and programs to ensure continued…


Administrator’s Academy: Keys To Successful Family Engagement

School site and district administrators are key to effective and productive family engagement programs and activities. Administrators have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to lead their Action Teams to create and implement family engagement activities that support goals in the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). Administrators will receive…


At Your Service: Improving Family Engagement In Schools Through Extraordinary Customer Service

Begin a rewarding journey in building quality customer service programs by developing better relationships among school personnel, families, and students that translate into increased academic success for all students and a community that sees itself as a true partner with its public school. Information is provided on why extraordinary customer…


Effective Parent-Teacher Communication

Just as parents check with their child’s doctor about their child’s physical health, it is important for parents to consult with their child’s teacher about academic subjects, social skills, and emotional development. This workshop focuses on effective parent-teacher conferences and includes the topics of the Four P’s of Effective Communication,…


Evaluating Programs of Family Engagement

“How well is our program of family and community involvement working here—for our students, parents, teachers and schools?” Creating strategic and data driven partnerships of family engagement allow opportunities for the evaluation of programs to show how they are working for families, schools, and for the academic improvement of students….


Keys to Successful Family Engagement Individual Module Training Series

The research-based Six Types of Parent Involvement, as developed by Dr. Joyce Epstein, are the foundation of any effective parent and family engagement program or activity. The Keys to Successful Family Engagement Individual Module Training Series provides research, activities, tools, and homework in the areas of parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning…


Keys to Successful Family Engagement Training Series

A ten module research-based series that focuses on positively impacting student success by creating a sustained culture of family engagement through the creation of Action Teams for Partnerships and the development of Action Plans. Strategies are shared in each of the Six Types of Parent Involvement, as developed by Dr….


Keys to Successful Family Engagement Training Series for Secondary Schools

Parent involvement looks different at the secondary level. Middle school and high school students and families have different needs than those at the elementary level. Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, and Learning at Home modules include research, tools, activities, and homework that focus on secondary families. The “Top Three Tips” in these…


LCAP Parent Advisory Council: Lead and Succeed

Specifically designed for LCAP Parent Advisory Councils to provide training on parental input throughout the LCAP process, district leadership of partnerships, and how to facilitate the work of schools’ Action Teams for Partnerships. Six district leadership strategies are used: create awareness, align program and policy, guide learning and program development,…


Reaching All Families Through Welcoming Schools

Schools that extend a genuine welcome and are inviting to families have strong partners in education which leads to increased student achievement. Topics include examining the rationale for creating welcoming schools, the use of a checklist to study the physical environment of your own campus, tips to encourage school staff,…


Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Interactive Homework

Researchers and educators designed, implemented, and tested a partnership process called Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Interactive Homework. With TIPS, any teacher can regularly keep families informed and involved in their children’s learning and help more students complete their homework and improve their skills. TIPS provides prototype assignments that…


Volunteering: Recruiting, Retaining, and Honoring Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital component of an effective, productive, and sustainable family engagement program. As parents and family members have an increased desire and willingness to volunteer in the public schools, guidelines and structures need to be in place to facilitate the work of volunteers. This training covers topics such…