Recognizing the critical role that parental involvement plays in student success, the Santa Clara County Office of Education began the Region V Parent Engagement Initiative to provide parents with the tools to support their children's academic achievement – and then teach other parents to do the same.
Launched in the 2010-11 school year, the initiative empowers parents to improve student achievement by addressing the academic, discipline, and safety needs of their children. Participants in the initiative's robust offering of trainings and workshops learn multiple and specific strategies to support their children's needs.
A multi-tiered program allows parents a chance to learn new techniques first, and then later practice their new skills and improve their strategies through collaboration with other parents.
Parent Engagement Initiative Accomplishments:
We offer district trainings for parents of K-12 grade students.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Parent Project Junior is a six-week workshop series for parents of Kinder through 5th grade students. Using a highly interactive format, it combines parenting strategies with Common Core activities so that parents may understand how to lovingly parent and support your child’s growth and learning.
Active Parenting is a six-week workshop series for parents of preadolescents and adolescents in grades 6-12. In an interactive environment, parents learn about the developmental needs of adolescents, effective communication and other strategies they can use to help their teens develop into responsible and courageous adults.
Melissa Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and/or to schedule workshops.