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Creating Family and Professional Partnerships in Schools and Community agencies: It Works Both Ways
Conference for educators, clinicians (OT, PT, ST), agency providers, administrators, and parents
People Inc.'s 6th Annual Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament will be held Monday, August 27, 2007 at the East Aurora Country Club. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. In-kind donations and auction items are greatly appreciated. To reserve your foursome or to make a donation, contact Foundation Director Denise M. Paszkiewicz at 716.817-7470.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joyce Epstein
Thursday, November 15, 2007
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Lucarelli's Banquet Center
1830 Abbott Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
The conference will focus on how collaboration between schools and community agencies supports learning from preschool through adulthood. Keynote speaker Dr. Joyce Epstein will present the six keys of parent involvement to help educators and community organizations think systematically and take action to improve family and community involvement. Research shows that leadership must value the collaboration of schools, families, and community agencies to improve learning. Following the six keys result in inclusive, well implemented and goal oriented programs. These practices take time and effort to develop excellent programs.
Dr. Joyce Epstein is the Director of the National Network of Partnership Schools and the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships. Dr. Epstein is the research professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. She has written over 100 publications on parent involvement. In 1996, Dr. Epstein established the National Network of Partnership Schools to connect research, policy and practice for school improvement. Dr. Epstein was a recipient of the Academy for Educational Development's Alvin C. Eurich Education Award and also received an award in 1997 from Working Mother magazine for her work on school-family partnerships.