Parent Involvement for the 21st Century

Parent Involvement for the 21st Century

Effective parent and community involvement in a school setting does not just happen—it requires effort on the part of the school staff to first establish good relationships with parents and the community and then requires additional effort to maintain and improve these relationships. This is a necessary task for schools to attend to. Good parent and community relations make for a better school experience for everyone connected to the school.

For your final assignment in this course, you will create a parent and community involvement plan. Your plan should be ten pages in length, not including the title page and reference page. Be sure to include a minimum of five scholarly sources (not including your textbook), cited and referenced in APA style, that support your ideas.

Your plan should address the following items:
1. Describe a philosophy of the plan. Why you are creating this involvement plan?
2. Describe aims of the plan. What you intend to do?
3. Describe goals of the plan. What you intend to accomplish?
4. Describe school resources to implement the plan. Include personnel, materials, and funding.
5. Explain the student role in the plan. What will they be doing?
6. Explain the parent role in the plan. What they will be doing?
7. Explain the role of other community members/organizations in the plan. What will they be doing?
8. Explain actions to gain support for the plan. How will you create and engage support?
9. Explain events to gain support for the plan; include events to gain parent participation and community attendance.
10. Explain how you will evaluate the plan and criteria for success.

Textbook:
Hjalmarson, F. (2011). Differentiated parent support: Engaging parents in unique ways to increase their involvement in School. San Diego, CA: TurnAround Schools Publishing

GRADING RUBRIC
Total Possible Score: 25.00

Describes the Philosophy, Aims, Goals, and Use of School Resources to Accomplish the Plan: Total: 3.75

Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the philosophy, aims, goals, and use of school resources to accomplish the plan.

Explains the Student Role in the Community Involvement Plan
Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the student role in the community involvement plan.

Explains the Parent Role in the Community Involvement Plan
Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the parent role in the community involvement plan.

Explains the Role of Other Community Members or Organizations in the Community Involvement Plan Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the role of other community members or organizations in the community involvement plan.

Explains Actions and Events to Gain Support for the Plan
Total: 3.75

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains actions and events to gain support for the plan.

Explains How the Plan Will Be Evaluated Total: 4.50

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains how the plan will be evaluated.

Creative Thinking: Connecting, Synthesizing, Transforming
Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Renovates ideas or solutions into entirely new forms.

Integrative Learning: Connections to Experience Total: 0.40

Distinguished – Creates meaningful correlations among experiences outside of the classroom to deepen understanding of field of study and to broaden own viewpoints.

Applied Ethics: Understanding Different Ethical Perspectives/Concepts Total: 0.50

Distinguished – States and describes the theory and accurately explains the details of the theory used.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.60

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Written Communication: APA Formatting Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Written Communication: Page Requirement Total: 0.50

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Written Communication: Resource Requirement Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

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