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Windham County Family Engagement Conference Sept 19th

Center for Health and Learning invites Educators, Community Service and Health Care Providers, Families and Community Leaders to participate in the a conference on Family Engagement in Windham County on Tuesday, September 19th from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Brattleboro Retreat. The goals of the conference are: to provide an overview of effective family engagement principles and practices.to establish an understanding of equity and how it is enhanced through family engagement; to stimulate a conversation among educators, community and health care providers across organizations and systems about working together to improve educational and health outcomes through family engagement and to encourage a comprehensive approach to family engagement that is integrated into organizational action plans.
Keynote speaker will be Hal Colson, Director of the Partnership for Change. Hal will share his experiences as a living case study of family engagement as the Partnership worked to remodel the high schools of Winooski and Burlington into student-centered, proficiency-based learning communities so that all students are best prepared for the 21st century whether they pursue career or college. Partnership for Change is funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Participants will have the opportunity to build and strengthen the foundations for family engagement which already exist within their schools or organization or with community partners, use local data to inform current thinking about family engagement in Windham County, learn about promising practices being used in school districts and communities and reflect on practices to bring back to your setting for organizational action planning. The conference is offered FREE to those living and working in Windham County through a grant from Windham County United Way and Thompson Trust. The event includes breakfast, lunch and all materials. Registrants outside of Windham County are welcome to attend for $95.00.
To learn more or to register for the Family Engagement in Windham County Conference, visit www.healthandlearning.org/events