Engage Learning

Professional Learning for school leaders, teachers and parents

Achieving effective, sustainable partnerships in education through improving capacity for relationships, communication and engagement in learning.

We are committed to developing supportive relationships with our clients, facilitating learning, mentoring and coaching through a relational and strategic process.
Five decades of research has consistently shown parent engagement has a significant impact on student learning outcomes. Recent research indicates that random acts of engagement have little or no impact on the long term educational outcomes of students or on a whole school approach to developing a culture of family-school partnerships.

Practically Learning has developed three unique learning packages to assist schools to develop authentic partnerships with parents. Connect, Engage and Inspire Learning has been designed to provide guidance for a consistent, strategic, whole school approach to developing relationships with families, to engage parents in learning and to inspire authentic partnerships that have a positive impact on student learning.

Our three phase process takes you through the journey towards a sustainable approach to family-school partnerships which we link with your Annual Action and Improvement Plan and the AITSL standards. The training provided for teachers is able to be applied to registration requirements as it includes a certificate of attendance and opportunities for reflection on learning during the sessions.

The second phase of the family-school partnerships journey focusses on capacity building of both educators and parents. Through this phase school leaders will learn about current parent engagement practices and develop strategies to support teachers to implement these in their community. Teachers will become more confident and capable of enabling parents to engage in learning and to recognise improvement in learning of their students.

Engage Learning Workshops - Leaders

Engage Workshops for Leaders

Does your school have what it takes to engage with parents to enable them to engage effectively in learning with their children? Do you know how to connect effectively with parents to avoid conflict and establish the foundations for a partnership approach to learning? Do you know what a partnership with parents actually looks like? How are your staff engaging with parents as part of best practice teaching related to your school action plan and the AITSL Standards?
This
workshop explores ways you can build effective partnerships with parents to improve student attitudes, skills and effort in their learning to achieve their full potential. The workshop includes a complimentary copy of the book, Staying Connected, written by Rachel Saliba for your parent library.
Workshops are able to be delivered over 3 x 3 hour sessions or as a full day professional learning workshop.
We recommend you complete our family-school connection checklist first to learn more about where you are placed on the parent-school partnerships journey.

Engage Learning Workshops - Teachers

Engage Workshops for Teachers

Do your teachers understand how to engage with parents to enable them to engage effectively in learning with their children? Do teachers know how to connect effectively with parents to avoid conflict and establish the foundations for a partnership approach to learning? Do your teachers have an understanding of implementing and integrating impactful engagement strategies into their teaching practice? How are your staff engaging with parents as part of best practice teaching related to your school improvement plan and the AITSL Standards?
This
workshop explores ways you can build effective partnerships with parents to improve student attitudes, skills and effort in their learning to achieve their full potential. The workshop includes a complimentary copy of the book, Staying Connected, written by Rachel Saliba for your parent library.
Workshops are able to be delivered over 3 x 3 hour sessions or as a full day professional learning workshop.
We recommend you complete our family-school connection checklist first to learn more about where you are placed on the parent-school partnerships journey.

Engage Learning Workshop for Parents

Do Families Know How Much They Matter? - Transition to Primary

Do Families Know How Much They Matter? - Transition to School Workshop (90minute session)

Parents who are beginning the school journey with their children are often overlooked in how they too transition into school life. This interactive and fun workshop explores the role of parents as they transition with their children to primary school and the difference between parent involvement and engagement in learning. The session explores how the role of parents changes but emphasises the importance of continuing to encourage learning at home, particularly through play, conversation and interaction to continue to build connection to learning. 
This workshop includes a complimentary copy of the book, Staying Connected, written by Rachel Saliba for your parent library. Ideal also for parents and teachers to learn together and share knowledge and ideas.
We recommend you complete our family-school connection checklist first to learn more about where you are placed on the parent-school partnerships journey. Or click here to download the flyer for further information.

Engage Learning Workshop for Parents

Staying Connected - Primary

Staying Connected - Parent Engagement in Learning Workshop (2 hour session)

Parents who are already on the school journey with their children are often seeking ways to engage in learning with their children. This 2 hour session explores the role of parents in providing guidance and support for their children on their learning journey.  This workshop, immerses parents in learning with examples of games and incidental engagement in learning activities they can try at home - identifying and seizing teachable moments.
This introductory workshop includes a complimentary copy of the book, Staying Connected, written by Rachel Saliba for your parent library. Ideal for parents and teachers to learn together and share knowledge and ideas.
We recommend you complete our family-school connection checklist first to learn more about where you are placed on the parent-school partnerships journey.
Or click here to download the flyer for further information.

 

Parent Leadership - An introduction to PEAT

Introduction to our Parent Engagement Action Team Mentor Program (1/2 hour presentation)

Parents who are already involved in a school community are often under-utilised as a valuable resource of ideas and skills that could be explored as partners in learning. Our unique Parent Engagement Action Team Mentor Program provides schools with a new model of parent groups with a vision to build parent-school connection and parent engagement in learning throughout the whole school community.
This half hour presentation explores the opportunity to develop this team model and provides insight into what is possible in contemporary learning environments when parents and school staff work together in partnership to pro-actively develop ideas together for school improvement and learning opportunities for students.
We recommend you complete our family-school connection checklist first to learn more about where you are placed on the parent-school partnerships journey. Or click here to download the flyer for further information.