Emerging & Promising Practices
“Working Together” is a collection of CADRE resources designed to support collaboration between parents, schools, and early childhood programs. This online site includes short videos, a study guide, and related resources on listening skills, understanding positions and interests, and a module, “The Tale of Two Conversations,” which was developed in collaboration with the Office for Dispute Resolution in Pennsylvania.
The IRIS Center, in collaboration with PACER Center, has created an interactive, online module to support educators in diversifying and improving family participation,
especially families of students with disabilities. The IRIS Center provides resources
about students with disabilities to college and university faculty and professional
development providers, translating research about education into practice. Module
participants join Claire Morgan (principal of M. T. Watkins Middle School) and her
staff as they work through learning about the families of their students to develop
ideas to engage all families and increase parental/familial involvement.
The Parent Technical Assistance Center Network consists of the National Parent Technical
Assistance Center, which provides Parent Centers with innovative technical
assistance, up-to-date information, and high quality resources and materials; the
six Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs), which provide direct
technical assistance to Parent Centers to increase their capacity to more effectively
serve and support families; and the Parent Centers, which provide training and
assistance to the families of the nation’s 7 million children with disabilities. Every
state has at least one PTI, and those with larger populations may have more.
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