Course curriculum

To be published in January 2021. Please refer to the prospectus.

  • 1

    Welcome to the Family Engagement Academy

    • Welcome to the Connect Family Engagement Academy from Eileen Prior, Executive Director, Connect

  • 2

    Welcome to the course

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 3

    Let's get started!

    • Welcome to Engaging Families in Children's Learning Foundation Module

    • About Connect

    • About this course

    • Aims and objectives

    • Family engagement glossary

  • 4

    Exploring the research

    • Exploring the research on family engagement - introduction

    • Essential reading on family and parental engagement

    • What is parental engagement or involvement?

    • Family engagement vs involvement

    • Exploring the research on family engagement - recap

  • 5

    Where Policy and Engagement intersect

    • Where policy and engagement intersect - introduction

    • Key legislative and policy drivers

    • Additional legislative and policy drivers

    • Learning in context: professional learning and practice

    • The moral imperative

    • Where policy and engagement intersect - recap

  • 6

    Exploring Family Engagement in Action

    • Exploring family engagement in action - introduction

    • Exploring family engagement in action - examples from your settings

    • Live webinar 1 - 27 October 2021 4-5.30pm

    • Exploring family engagement in action - recap

  • 7

    Models for family engagement and exploring ways families can get involved

    • Models for family engagement and exploring ways families can get involved - introduction

    • Models for family engagement & Connect's model

    • Ways parents and families can get involved

    • Ways parents and families can get involved - extra examples

    • Models for family engagement and exploring ways families can get involved - recap

  • 8

    Challenges to family engagement

    • Challenges to family engagement - introduction

    • Ways families can get involved - where are the gaps? - where are the challenges?

    • Challenges to family engagement - recap

  • 9

    Review current engagement

    • Review current engagement - introduction

    • The engagement stocktake tool

    • Review current engagement - where are we now?

    • Review current engagement - recap

  • 10

    Action planning

    • Action planning - introduction

    • Setting priorities for improvement and action planning

    • Action plan template

    • Action Plan examples for Early Years, Primary and Secondary

    • Action planning - recap

    • Think about evaluation

  • 11

    Live webinar

    • Foundation module live webinar 2 24 November 2021 - see email from training@connect.scot for joining instructions

  • 12

    Critical reflection & next steps

    • Here's what's next...

    • Key messages

    • More resources and opportunities for you

    • Before you go...

  • 13

    Further resources

    • Engagement Ideas for 1-year action plan - for schools & nurseries

    • Connect's top tips for engaging families - for parent councils

    • Connect's resources for educators & parent councils

    • Encouraging parental engagement - top tips and video from Dr Janet Goodall