Overview

We create capacity building materials for professionals and organizations that avoid prescriptive solutions.

We tailor materials for our webinars, workshops, and keynote presentations to meet the specific interests of school, afterschool, library, and early education leaders.

Educators gain skills and competencies to work with families through problem solving, empathy, and reflection. Our materials are available through our website, professional journals, and book publishers.

Cases

It Opened My Eyes: Perspectives from Teaching a Leadership Course on Family and Community Partnerships
Mar 14
Blog

Family Engagement Schools

It Opened My Eyes: Perspectives from Teaching a Leadership Course on Family and Community Partnerships

Jenny Tuten from Hunter College School of Education describes what she has learned from teaching a new leadership course on family-school- and community relationships. 

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Using Case Studies in a Family-School Partnering Course
Nov 20
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Using Case Studies in a Family-School Partnering Course

Case studies are a powerful way to prepare educators for family engagement. Learn how Darcy Hutchins at University of Denver uses them in her courses. 

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How to Use Interactive Family Cases
Mar 26
Case

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

How to Use Interactive Family Cases

Global Family Research Project’s interactive family cases are a great professional learning tool to help you hone your family engagement practice.

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Balance of Power
Nov 12
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Balance of Power

As schools grow more racially diverse, D.C. nonprofit Kindred gives parents a place to tackle bias and be equal partners in improving opportunities for all students.

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Human-Centered Design Thinking

Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families
Feb 6
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Capacity Building

Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families

This guest blog post by Sheetal Singh is the second in a two-part series about the Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.

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Parent Innovation Institute: Co-creating Solutions with Parents
May 24
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Capacity Building

Parent Innovation Institute: Co-creating Solutions with Parents

This post by Aida Mariam is the first in a two-part series about The Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.

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Balance of Power
Nov 12
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Balance of Power

As schools grow more racially diverse, D.C. nonprofit Kindred gives parents a place to tackle bias and be equal partners in improving opportunities for all students.

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Promising Approaches

Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting
Jul 24
Blog

Libraries Capacity Building

Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting

Sharon Morris of the Colorado State Library shares her ideas about the art of consulting to create change. 

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Powered By Families: Co-Creating Professional Learning Through Family Engagement Summits
Jun 25
Research Publication

Family Engagement Schools Research Capacity Building

Powered By Families: Co-Creating Professional Learning Through Family Engagement Summits

Teach to Lead’s innovative family engagement summit provides a new model for co-creating professional development with families.

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Balance of Power
Nov 12
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Balance of Power

As schools grow more racially diverse, D.C. nonprofit Kindred gives parents a place to tackle bias and be equal partners in improving opportunities for all students.

continue reading