Afternoon Session Speakers 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cynthia Garrison
How Do We Include Other Cultures?

Terri Stafford - ESSA Updates
: Help is Here! Title I, Part A Parent and Family Engagement Liaison Handbook

Session Description: Are you a new family engagement liaison and don’t know where to start? If so, this session is for you. We have developed an electronic handbook designed for district and school staff to implement and maintain an effective parent and family engagement program. It is a resource to assist the busy educator, administrator, and family engagement liaison. The handbook provides the way; you provide the passion. Participants will learn how to use this user-friendly handbook that provides ready access to Title I compliance and needed tools such as templates, surveys, and training tools, etc. This handbook will assist educators to execute the game plan where parents are integral partners. Handouts will be provided and each participant will receive a CD with the handbook

Skip Forsyth
- Parent & Family Handbook and Program Reminder
Title:  ESSA Updates for Parent and Family Engagement

Session Description:  Will the policy change?  Will the compact be different?  What about the building capacity requirements?  The good news – the changes from NCLB to ESSA are minimal.  Nevertheless, ESSA does ramp up the expectations for parent and family engagement in districts and schools.  This session will present the subtle changes within the ESSA statute.  Catch a glimpse of what ESSA will require for parent and family engagement.  Handouts will be provided.