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Take this course to deepen your understanding of how you can support the parents and guardians of your students to play the crucial roles of supporting, monitoring and advocating for their child, and thereby engaging effectively in their child’s learning. Learn different strategies to help you support parents to play those crucial roles and find out what factors influence parental engagement so you can plan your parent engagement strategy  effectively!

 About This Course

Thank you for embarking on this journey. Through this course, teachers will learn why it is crucial to partner and engage with the parents/guardians of their students and how to effectively do so.

This course consists of 5 sections:

  • Section 1: Feel: In this section, you will revise what parental engagement is, why it is important and what role a teacher can play to engage parents/guardians of the students they teach (from course I). 
  • Section 2: Imagine:In this section, you will examine 3 roles parents can play to effectively engage in their children’s learning.

You will also examine some factors (barriers and enablers) that influence parental engagement.

  • Section 3: Do:In this section, you will explore strategies to support parents so that they can effectively engage with (and in) their child’s learning, development and well-being. 
  • Section 4: Share: In this section, you’ll share your take on what you learnt and identify prompts you would like to explore and discuss with other teachers.
  • Section 5: Assessment:In this section you will  take a test to check your learning through this course.


This course meets the following standards:


  • RP.1.1b: Understanding of the importance of parental and community engagement in a child's development and common approaches used to engage them.
  • RP.1.3b: Ability to develop and lead parent and community engagement activities at an overall school level.

Course Duration in Hours: Approx. 2-3 hours
Skill Level: Beginner
Certificate On Mail: Yes

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