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2013 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Parent/Family Engagement

#93 - Family Connections: Keys to Student Academic Success

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Chicago GEAR UP Alliance Parent Program Coordinators will engage and guide participants through a progression of key factors to consider when designing parental involvement opportunities. In this session participants will explore the potential and power of engaging parents in the education of their children, analyze potential barriers for parental involvement and develop strategies and tools to recruit and retain parents, highlight the importance of the Parent Advocate role, and discuss and learn about promising practices that produce positive data indicators.
Presenters: Diaz Rene, Parent Resource Coordinator, Chicago GEAR UP Alliance Chicago Teachers’ Center – Northeastern Illinois University
Luis Tobias, Parent Services Specialist, Chicago GEAR UP Alliance, Chicago Teachers’ Center – Northeastern Illinois University