Convention Preview – Family Engagement Workshops

by California State PTA Family Engagement Commission

The Family Engagement Commission is excited to share the workshops we will be presenting at the 2023 California State PTA Convention in Sacramento, April 21-23.  We hope that you will register to attend if you haven’t already, and join us to learn more about how to bring family engagement to your campus. 

Friday, April 21, Expanding your Engagement- Ensuring ALL Families are Engaged (Block A from 10-11:30 a.m.)

We are offering this workshop in both English and Spanish.  This introduction to all things family engagement will give you an overview of the importance of transformative family engagement. We will dive into the updated Standards for Family-School Partnerships from National PTA, share resources to aid you in this work, and have time to learn from other attendees about their successes.  

Our Spanish version of the workshop will be led by two native speakers who will present the entire workshop and provide handouts in Spanish. 

Friday, April 21, Building Successful Family-School Partnerships (Block B from 1-2:30 p.m.) 

We are thrilled to present this in a table talk format that allows participants to learn from one another and get a large amount of information in one 90-minute session.  We will share  ways to increase family engagement beyond traditional family nights and fundraisers while incorporating the updated National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.  Come ready to collaborate with other leaders during this table talk to find new and creative ways to engage all members of your community.

Saturday, April 22, A Conversation with Lisa Borrego, California Department of Education (CDE) Office for Family Engagement (Block D, 10:45 – 12:15)

Don’t miss this workshop! It will provide the latest information on statewide initiatives that involve family engagement. The CDE is using recent, historic investments in public education to transform our California schools. Ms. Borrego will cover topics including Community Schools, Universal Preschool, Local Control Funding Plan, Expanded Learning and much more.

Sunday, April 23, The Path to College/Career — A Family Voyage (Block E, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.) Join us for one of our most-well loved panels- on college and career readiness. Whether your child is in high school or preschool, it is never too early to begin to think about what happens after their senior year.  Our panel will include a parent, a high school student, a high school counselor, a representative from the military, and a college testing specialist. 

Our workshops are all full of fun and surprises (we may have ribbons for all who attend) so we hope that you will join us for one or more of our offerings.  We can’t wait to see you in Sacramento!