Course curriculum

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

  1. 1
    • Welcome to the Connect Family Engagement Academy from Eileen Prior, Executive Director, Connect

  2. 2
    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  3. 3
    • Welcome to Engaging Families in Children's Learning Foundation Module

    • About Connect

    • About this Module

    • Aims and objectives

    • Family engagement glossary

  4. 4
    • 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. 5
    • Where policy and engagement intersect - introduction

    • Key legislative and policy drivers

    • Additional legislative and policy drivers

    • Learning in context: professional learning and practice

    • GTC Scotland Professional Standards 2021 - further reading

    • The moral imperative

    • Where policy and engagement intersect - recap

  6. 6
    • Exploring family engagement in action - introduction

    • Exploring family engagement in action - examples from your settings

    • Exploring family engagement in action - recap

  7. 7
    • 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. 8
    • Challenges to family engagement - introduction

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

    • Challenges to family engagement - recap

  9. 9
    • Review current engagement - introduction

    • The engagement stocktake tool

    • Review current engagement - where are we now?

    • Review current engagement - recap

  10. 10
    • 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. 11
    • Foundation module live webinar 9 March 2022, 4-5.30pm - see email from training@connect.scot for joining instructions

  12. 12
    • Here's what's next...

    • Key messages

    • More resources and opportunities for you

    • Before you go...

  13. 13
    • 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