Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pinterest curated into Joyce Epstein's 6 Types of #Parent Involvement

If you are responsible for helping to build and strengthen the home-school connection, you’ll want to follow Principal Joe Mazza on Pinterest. Mazza uses Pinterest to pin resources aligned to the National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs which build upon the six types of parent involvement identified by Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D., of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University.  

Below you will find the standards for the six types of parent involvement with Pinterest boards that are aligned to each.

Standard I: Communicating
Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful.
Follow this board at http://pinterest.com/LeadLearner/communication/
Standard II: Parenting
Parenting skills are promoted and supported.
Follow this board at http://pinterest.com/LeadLearner/parenting/
Standard III: Student Learning
Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning.
Follow this board at http://pinterest.com/LeadLearner/in-home-learning/
Standard IV: Volunteering
Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are sought.
Follow this board at http://pinterest.com/LeadLearner/volunteering/
Standard V: School Decision Making and Advocacy
Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families.

Standard VI: Collaborating with Community
Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families, and student learning.
Follow this board at http://pinterest.com/LeadLearner/community-collaboration/
Joe Mazza has shown us how Pinterest provides a great way to use a social media tool to curate content of interest to families. These boards can provide inspiration for others interested in customizing curated content on Pinterest for their school communities.
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