Ch 3: Collaborating with Parents & the Community

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Understand the basics of collaborating with parents and the community with help from the short lessons in this self-paced chapter. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam can gauge your understanding and ensure you're able to excel on an upcoming test.

Collaborating with Parents & the Community - Chapter Summary

Our instructors have developed entertaining lessons that make it easy for you to understand how school officials collaborate with parents and the community. Explore fun lessons to gain greater insight into conflict resolution, the importance of family involvement in school activities, internal and external workplace communication, and more. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the importance of communication
  • Describe ways to build collaborative relationships between organizations and their stakeholders
  • Share strategies for promoting community involvement in schools
  • Explain ways to create partnerships with the local community
  • Provide tips for involving parents as partners in education
  • Discuss the basics of communicating effectively with students' families
  • Detail ways to coordinate with other school districts in education
  • List tips for responding to internal and external issues as a school administrator

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11 Lessons in Chapter 3: Collaborating with Parents & the Community
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What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

1. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.

Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

2. Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

Conflict can be solved in many ways. This lesson provides an overview of the different types of conflict resolution strategies, including avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration.

Internal and External Workplace Communication

3. Internal and External Workplace Communication

Successful companies use a balance of both internal and external workplace communication to inform, persuade and educate their constituents on business, product or service information. Find out some specific examples in this lesson on workplace communication.

Building Collaborative Relationships Between Organizations & Their Stakeholders

4. Building Collaborative Relationships Between Organizations & Their Stakeholders

Companies need to invest time in building collaborative relationships between organizations and their stakeholders. In this lesson, you will learn about stakeholder engagement stages.

Promoting Community Involvement in Schools

5. Promoting Community Involvement in Schools

School districts are often at the physical center of their neighborhoods. Parents expect their schools to educate and care for their children, while offering the best of where they live, so it's a perfect marriage when the extended community is involved in the life and needs of the school.

How to Create Partnerships with the Local Community

6. How to Create Partnerships with the Local Community

One of the most useful things that a school can do is build partnerships within the community. In this lesson, we look at how to build those partnerships with businesses and nonprofits.

Involving Parents as Partners in Education

7. Involving Parents as Partners in Education

Parents play a vital role at all stages of a child's education, and a supportive role in education can improve achievement. In this lesson, we will discuss how school and family partnership impact the students' education outcome.

Communicating Effectively with Students' Families

8. Communicating Effectively with Students' Families

Parents are essential partners in educating children. How can teachers build meaningful relationships with them to ensure effective communication? This lesson gives strategies to make parents part of the educational team.

The Importance of Family Involvement in School Activities

9. The Importance of Family Involvement in School Activities

With everyone's busy schedules, involving families in school activities can often be a challenge. However, with the effort comes a host of benefits. This lesson details several of those benefits that come with family involvement.

Coordinating with Other School Districts in Education

10. Coordinating with Other School Districts in Education

Forming partnerships with other school districts is a good strategy to make the most out of school resources. This lesson focuses on why it is advantageous to collaborate with other districts and describes practical ways to begin working together.

Responding to Internal & External Issues as a School Administrator

11. Responding to Internal & External Issues as a School Administrator

Issues will arise in schools. Because the majority of these issues fall into the hands of the school administrator, leaders must be armed with solutions and ideas to prevent from making the issues greater or even worse.

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