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SI: Partnering for Change: Increasing Engagement Among Families of Color is a Course

SI: Partnering for Change: Increasing Engagement Among Families of Color

Starts Jun 24, 2021
3.0 credits

$45 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

Families of color, especially those whose children are underperforming in schools, are frequently invisible in school settings. Far too many feel disenfranchised and undervalued by school personnel. Consequently, they are hesitant to work with educators. It cannot be denied that family engagement is an essential ingredient for student success. In this workshop, we explore barriers to their involvement and engagement, along with recommendations and resources for strengthening partnership with these families.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will better understand why families of color may be less involved in school settings than White families. They will gain practical approaches and resources to reduce and eliminate barriers to collaborating with families of color.


Course Dates

June 24

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am-12:00pm on the following days:

Thursday, June 24


*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Summer Institute Course Theme

Family Engagement



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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