Region 16 ESC and the Title I Statewide School Support and Family & Community Engagement Initiative is excited to invite you to the 2016 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference, December 8-10, 2016, at the Corpus Christi AmericanBank Center. The Omni Bayfront will be the host hotel.  This will be our 12th year to host this amazing event. The conference will provide opportunities for educators, parents, and community leaders to learn strategies for empowering all stakeholders to increase student achievement and to meet the required mandates of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and an opportunity to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The conference, "Catch the Wave" promises to build the capacity of all the participants in the family and community engagement arena. If every child is going to succeed, it is paramount that we all work together as one! Working together, we can divide the tasks and multiply the success.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff will offer multiple concurrent sessions that will provide the most up to date ESEA/ESSA requirements and legislative/reauthorization updates in family and community engagement. The top parental involvement practitioners from around the state will offer presentations demonstrating evidence-based research practices and strategies that will result in increased family and community engagement, as well as higher achievement for all students. There will also be a series of workshops provided in Spanish and translators will be provided at all the pre-conference and general sessions.

Come join us in beautiful Corpus Christi; we look forward to seeing you! Hang on for the experience of your life as we ride the wave of family engagement that leads to student success…Catch the Wave!


Terri Stafford, Coordinator
Title I Statewide SS/FACE Initiative
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, Texas 79109
(806) 677-5126
FAX (806) 677-5167

Tap into people’s dignity, and they will do anything for you. Ignore it, and they won’t lift a finger. –T. Friedman

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Hosted by the Title I Statewide School Support and
Family and Community Engagement Initiative
at Region 16 Education Service Center