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Webinar on Community Engagement in School Turnaround — Reaching and Engaging Rural Stakeholders


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Register for the Community Engagement in School Turnaround—Reaching and Engaging Rural Stakeholders webinar  from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, August 7.

Rural implementation of school improvement initiatives often differs from implementation in urban settings, and many rural schools and districts often face distinct challenges when engaging the surrounding community in the work of turning around low-performing schools.

Webinar on Community Engagement in School Turnaround — Reaching and Engaging Rural Stakeholders SchoolLearningTurnaroundHosted by the School Turnaround Learning Community and Center on School Turnaround at WestEd in partnership with the Reform Support Network, this second webinar in the series on Community Engagement in School Turnaround will feature:

Adrian Watkins, Principal, Marvell High School, Marvell-Elaine School District,rural Arkansas
Mandy Smoker Broaddus, Director of Indian Education, Montana Office of Public Instruction
Don Wetzel, Jr., American Indian Youth Development Coordinator, Montana Office of Public Instruction
Presenters will discuss the issues confronted by rural schools and districts when engaging families and communities in school improvement efforts, and review strategies for meaningfully engaging key stakeholders in school turnaround.

In addition, Evangelyn Visser, School Intervention Director at Amargosa Valley School, Nye County School District (NV), will reflect on her experiences engaging families and communities in school turnaround.

Presenters and participants will also explore collaboration strategies for schools, districts, and states, including how state education agencies can enhance the capacity of rural districts to engage local communities in support of sustainable school improvement.

This webinar will take place 11am-12:15pm. Please stay for the 15-minute “Aftershow,” which will address questions not answered during the webinar.

Please join and explore the workspace of complementary resources to review resources and share your own experiences.

Archive of First Webinar in This Series

Community Engagement in School Turnaround: Series Overview webinar