• Principals and assistant principals

    Conference for Family and Community Engagement

    Deadline: October 10

    School-based Title I family and community engagement leads, principals, parent leaders, community school coordinators, and designees are invited to attend a professional development session from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Friday, October 13, at the New Psalmist Baptist Church Conference Center (6020 Mariam Drive). All Title I schools are required to send at least one representative. Attendees must register by noon on Tuesday, October 10

    Participants will learn ways to engage families and community members in the district’s blueprint for student success and in strategies to support academic achievement. Topics will include:

    • Baltimore Learns Every Day (home-school literacy campaign)
    • Channeling student voice through hip-hop and literacy
    • Family engagement in PBIS
    • Trauma-informed family and community engagement
    • Parent and family leadership
    • Family and community volunteer engagement
    • Advocacy and decision: School family councils
    • 2017-18 services and supports for Title I schools to improve spending and ensure the effective implementation of parent and family engagement plans

    The event will include remarks from CEO Santelises and an opening address by Dionne Joyner-Weems, City Schools parent and vice president of marketing at Visit Baltimore. Breakout sessions will be led by members of the Family and Community Engagement team and community and school partners.

    For questions, email the Family and Community Engagement department at engagement@bcps.k12.md.us.

    Click here for other items in the September 21, 2017 Leadership Action Update.