Connecting Families, Schools, and Communities explores the concept of family, beginning with an understanding of their own families. Students will also explore diverse family structures, communication styles, parenting styles, family roles, and community engagement. Students will learn how to create meaningful relationships with families in order to enhance learning opportunities for children. In addition, students will investigate community organizations that support families and schools in order to develop community connections and be able to provide information to families. Finally, students will investigate and simulate family/teacher conferences in order to prepare them for that aspect of family/teacher communication.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ESL 010 - ESL Basic Writing I|
|REA*010 - Elements of Reading or REA*014 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development I|