Monday, September 08, 2008

From Passion to Action” Parent Leadership Training

Pittsburgh: September 19 & 20, 2008

Harrisburg: October 17 & 18, 2008

Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center (PA PIRC) is sponsoring two regionally based workshops for parent leaders from local, regional and statewide parent leadership and parent advocacy groups, including parent members of family-school-community partnership teams.

PA PIRC supports strong connections between families and schools and advocates the
development of family-school-community partnerships focused on student success. PA PIRC
recognizes that to contribute effectively to these partnerships each member benefits from solid information to support him or her in this work.

“From Passion to Action” Parent Leadership Training

The two-day workshops, scheduled on Friday, September 19, 2008 and Saturday,
September 20, 2008 in western Pennsylvania and Friday, October 17, 2008 and Saturday,
October 18, 2008 in eastern Pennsylvania, are designed for parent leaders who want to
have an integral role in achieving student success through effective parent involvement and leadership in family-school-community partnerships.

Presenters will facilitate workshop sessions that will include:
Discussing personal leadership experiences

Understanding parent roles as leaders in the family-school-community context
Learning about the National PTA Standards of Parent Involvement

Reviewing the Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations governing parent
involvement with schools

Utilizing Pennsylvania’s “From Compliance to Effective Practice”, a standards-based
rubric aligned with the regulations

Parent leaders will have opportunities to learn and enhance involvement and leadership skills through networking with one another. Each participant will leave with a plan for transferring what they have learned to other parents.

Sign up: via PA PIRC at

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