The Santa Clara County Office of Education facilitates and supports districts in the development of equitable parent leadership and voice that meaningfully contributes to district and school governance and the academic growth of all students.
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:
18 districts and charter schools expanded programs.
Conferences and workshops served over 14,698 participants
235 parent leaders completed basic training.
Partnered with funders, publishers, and RAFT to create 130 common core kits and power lessons in Spanish, English, and Vietnamese.
The program is designed for district and school site leadership teams and parent leaders. Participants in this program will receive a trainer certificate of completion, as well as follow-up coaching sessions. Participants will review the fundamentals of the Parent Engagement Initiative; understand parent education training modules; understand healthy school climate activities; and understand alignment of common core standards to academic enrichment activities.
Parent Leadership Trainer of Trainers (Elementary)
Parent Leadership Trainer of Trainers (Secondary)
Our Fall and Spring Events are
FREE and open to all parents and K-12 students. All parent-led workshops are planned in partnership between parent leaders from school districts and our Curriculum and Instruction Coordinators. Translation into Spanish and Vietnamese are part of every activity.
We hope that parents will continue to take advantage of this unique opportunity to share fun experiences with their children
while gaining a deeper understanding of the content and
strategies now happening in their schools.
For more information please contact Jaime Koo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Santa Clara County Parent Engagement team has developed common core standards activities in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese that support student learning for parent use at home and in classrooms. The materials used in the various common core standards activities and graphic organizers were selected based on our review of various materials that could demonstrate common core standards applications. The staff does not endorse any product over others and has only cited products used for specific common core activities or applications.
Olivia Santillan Coordinator Secondary ELA/ELD & Humanities (408) 453-4261
Jaime Koo Parent Engagement Support (408) 453-6992
Administrative Assistant Multilingual & Humanities Education Department (408) 453-4318
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