New FLDC Brief: Re-Imagining And Humanizing Parent-Teacher Conversations

New FLDC Brief: Re-Imagining And Humanizing Parent-Teacher Conversations

RE-IMAGINING AND HUMANIZING PARENT-TEACHER CONVERSATIONS AND INTERACTIONS THROUGH ROLE-PLAY FLDC partners Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and University of California, Los Angeles share the role-play practice brief (PDF) that developed from their community design circles in Los Angeles, California. CADRE parent leaders participated in a series of design circles where they engaged in role-playing and collective reflection to unpack and re-imagine powered parent-teacher relationships. By re-imagining how these […]

Read more...

New FLDC Publication: UNP & Univ. Of Utah School Community Councils Comic Sample

New FLDC Publication: UNP & Univ. Of Utah School Community Councils Comic Sample

FLDC partners University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) and University of Utah share a few sample pages of the comic that was developed last year with a group of parents in their design circle. These design circles brought together Latino/a parents, community members, and school leaders to work collaboratively on re-imagining an existing platform for families to take part in school resource allocation decisions, the School Community Councils (SCC) in Salt […]

Read more...

FLDC 2018 AERA Sessions

FLDC 2018 AERA Sessions

With AERA being only days away, we want to suggest a sampling of a few sessions to check out from our collaborative members. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. We hope to see you there! Cultivating Relationships With Families and Communities Toward Educational Justice and Community Well-Being – Aditi Rajendran, Charlene Nolan, Ann Ishimaru, Megan Bang, Henedina Tavares School and Community Partnerships as Geographies of Opportunity […]

Read more...

Story of our project image – How do you visualize a world you haven’t yet seen?

Story of our project image – How do you visualize a world you haven’t yet seen?

Our project image was designed by Dr. Paul Kuttner, FLDC collaborative member. Click here to read a blog post from Dr. Kuttner about the design process. The article is part of CulturalOrganizing.org, a site working for justice at the intersection of art, activism, education, and culture.        

Read more...

Redesigning family engagement in education

Redesigning family engagement in education

“Joyce Parker devotes her heart and soul to making sure kids are in school and pointed toward graduation. “Everyone’s responsible when children are out of school: parents, social workers, church members, teachers, police officers and so on,” said the director of Citizens for a Better Greenville. That belief set the foundation of the organization’s “Missing in Action” campaign, launched as a concerted community approach to […]

Read more...

Examples of how to push equity work forward

Examples of how to push equity work forward

Two teams, one led by Camille Wilson with the University of Michigan and the other by Gerardo Lopez with the University of Utah, have concluded their design circles and offer their learnings and design circle work products with us. Just click on the links above to check out both teams!

Read more...

See our new video – Redesigning Family Engagement in Education

See our new video – Redesigning Family Engagement in Education

We invite you to watch and share our newest video containing insights from a few members of the Family Leadership Design Collaborative. The interviews took place during our latest convening in February.  We will be sharing updates from this convening soon.  We will also be sharing new research briefs and tools on our website shortly! For those of you attending the American Educational Research Association (AERA) […]

Read more...

2015 Convening Report – FLDC Research Agenda

2015 Convening Report – FLDC Research Agenda

We are happy to share “Toward a Transformative Research and Practice Agenda for Racial Equity in Family Engagement“ with everyone. This report emerged from the data gleaned through discussions between FLDC members about the challenges and possibilities for racial equity in family engagement during our September and December convenings in 2015 as well as conversations in January and February 2016. We sought, in our conversations […]

Read more...