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A Human-Centered Approach to Family Engagement

Learn how a human-centered design approach opens new possibilities for educators to engage families in meaningful ways.

Design Thinking: Catalyzing Family Engagement to Support Student Learning

Learn how a modified design thinking approach can be a powerful tool for meaningful family–school partnerships.

Three Lessons in Developing a Systemic Approach to Family Engagement

Learn how the second-largest school district in California worked collaboratively to develop a systemic family engagement framework while putting family voice front and center.

Why We Need a Human Centered Approach to Family Engagement

Cultivating empathy can inspire educators to respond with more inclusive and equitable practices to engage families.

Pipe Cleaners and Popsicle Sticks: Making Ideas Visible

An adult can wield a glue stick just as ably as any 8-year-old—and generate creative ideas that engage families in the transition to kindergarten!

Creating Environments to Promote Innovation

Bringing about innovation in family engagement requires moving beyond typical problem solving to working within spaces of inspiration, ideation and implementation.

Taking Leadership, Innovating Change: Profiles in Family, School, and Community Engagement

Explore twelve examples of leading innovations in family engagement.

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