Home, School and Community Relations Online Course
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
Why take Home, School & Community Relations?
The course is an exploration of home, school and community relations. The content will include history, parental involvement in schools, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, parent programs, and resources for parents. By the end of the course students will:
- Apply research on family diversity to the resolution of problems of school-family discontinuity and the establishment of collaborative relationships and goal consensus with parents.
- Describe the risk and protective factors and multiple stressors influencing families and children, including poverty, substance abuse, community violence, child abuse and neglect, and other societal and community problems and conditions.
- Apply ideas on cultural diversity in child development and family life to the planning of a unit of instruction.
- Have strategies to establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with families from various cultural and class structures.
- Develop strategies for affirming and respecting parents’ choices and goals for their child and learn how to communicate effectively with parents about the school’s goals and their child’s progress.
- Gain an understanding and appreciation of cultural, class, and gender diversity in family structure and dynamics.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural and class diversity in parenting and family life and explain the historical, economic, and political sources of variations.
- Gain an understanding of the use of data literacy to communicate student achievement and progress with families.
Students may take 3-9 months to complete 16 lessons. The lessons are designed to focus your study of home and school relations and to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes. You will work through a combination of required readings, captioned videos, assignments, and quizzes. The lesson topics include:
- Diversity of Families
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families
- Family Engagement History and Social Influences
- Effective Partnerships
- Effective Teacher-Family Communication
- Teacher Leadership for Family Engagement
- Teaching with Poverty in Mind
- ACEs and SHARE Factors
- Family Engagement Framework
- Home Programs
- Supporting Families of Special Healthcare Needs
- Violence and Child Abuse
- Family and Child Advocacy
Required Course Textbook
The following texts are required:
Berger, E.H. & Riojas-Cortez, M. (2020). Families as Partners in Education: Families and schools working (10th ed.) Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.
- ISBN-13: 978-0135196724
- ISBN-10: 0135196728
Jensen, E. (2009). Teaching with poverty in mind: What being poor does to kids' brains and what schools can do about it. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
- ISBN-13: 978-1416608844
- ISBN-10: 1416608842
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
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Flexible 100% Online Course
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