Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success

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At the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) it is our goal to offer resources that will help families as they guide their children in learning skills that are essential for success at school and throughout life.
CODE has produced a series of resources with input from parents across Ontario. We invite you to scroll down the page and read a short description of these resources then follow a link to learn more and access the resources for any or all of the topics that have been covered to date.



Parent Engagement: Math

When you support and encourage your child to learn,
your positive approach helps influence your child's success.

Relationships

When students understand mathematics, they are equipped with knowledge they can bring to every aspect of their lives. Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math is a tool kit for parents. It provides modules with simple, but effective methods and materials for parents.

This Parent Tool Kit was created specifically for parents of children in the elementary grades in Ontario (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8). The goal of this resource is to provide parents with the most significant research-based information to help them be the best, most knowledgeable and most confident supporters for their child's mathematics education.

This Parent Tool Kit consists of five modules, each with its own set of resources, support materials and videos: Module One: Overview, Module Two: Kindergarten, Module Three: Primary (Grades 1, 2 and 3), Module Four: Junior (Grades 4, 5 and 6), Module Five: Intermediate (Grades 7 and 8)

Parents and educators: for these resources, please CLICK HERE




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Parent Engagement: Relationships

What parents can do to help their children develop healthy relationships

Relationships

Copies of our Parent Engagement: Relationships Tool Kit and Guidebook were delivered to all publicly funded school boards during the fall of 2014. Extra copies may be downloaded and printed without infringement on copyright.

We hope that you, the parent, will find this useful in conversations with your child. There are six sections in the Tool Kit, which can be explored in any order. They are: Be a Mentor, Be Involved, Be a Role Model, Be a Learner, Be a Coach, Be a Guide.

The accompanying Guidebook is intended to help in developing parent workshops on important topics as outlined in the Tool Kit. We hope that Parent Involvement Committees (PICs), School Councils and other parent groups will find this helpful when working with school leaders in encouraging their students to succeed, and in building positive school climates.

Parents and educators: for these resources, please CLICK HERE


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Parent Engagement:Student Success

What parents can do to help their child succeed in school

Parent Tool Kit

This Tool Kit is for parents of Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. Research shows that learning at home is one of the most beneficial ways to help your child succeed. The Tool Kit is intended to support parents as you help your children at home, and includes ideas and tips in the following areas: Be a Coach, Be a Mentor, Be an Advocate, Stay Informed, Fitting It All In, The Teenage Years.

Many of the activities used in the Parent Tool Kit and Guidebook are based on the research of Dr. Joyce Epstein and her work with the National Network of Partnership Schools.

Parents and educators: for these resources, please CLICK HERE





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Parent Engagement:Teen Edition

What parents can do to help their teens succeed

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This booklet is a supplement to the Parent Tool Kit: What parents can do to help their child succeed in school and is intended to help parents support and encourage teens with information organized into helpful sections: Be a Listener, Be Informed, Be a Mentor, Be a Coach, Be a Learner, Be a Guide.

Parents, students and educators from Ontario's English and French language school boards have helped create this Tool Kit by participating in consultations, and in providing written content.

Parents and educators: for these resources, please CLICK HERE






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Planning Parent Engagement

A Guidebook for Parents and Schools

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As school system leaders, the members of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education are very aware of the power and benefits of parent engagement. Thus, we are pleased to provide this Planning Parent Engagement Guidebook to accompany the Parent Tool Kit.

In this Guidebook you will find examples of useful exercises and proven techniques for involvement and support.

Parents and educators: for these resources, please CLICK HERE





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School Board Resources
Many School Boards throughout Ontario offer information and resources
that support Parent Engagement.


Parents and educators: for these resources, please CLICK HERE


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Your Questions and Comments

CODE invites parents to send your questions and comments to us.

Click here to submit your questions or ideas.

Thank you for your commitment to parent engagement in your school community!


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