The district’s Parent Liaisons gathered for a full day of Professional Development and engaged in various workshops facilitated by Dr. Donnette Green of Distinctly Guided, LLC and representatives of the F.A.C.E. (Family and Community Engagement) Team at Scholastic. Liaisons learned about mindfulness, participated in teamwork and team building activities, and explored what authenticity looks like in parent engagement.
Parent Liaisons took a deeper dive into the importance of mindfulness and how self-awareness becomes an asset in their work with families and in their personal lives. Additionally, the group focused on discussions and activities revolving around the various strengths needed from different individuals that may collaborate on a team. Scholastic then worked with liaisons on understanding the barriers to parent involvement, and how to identify the differences between parent involvement and engagement in their scope of work.