In the Field

Transformative Family Engagement in Action

Making Your Family Engagement more Transformative

Who’s Who in Your School
Help families know who to go to in their school community with this fun activity. It will help build strong relationships throughout the school year! Also available in Spanish.

Discover strategies you can start using TODAY to make your work even more inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful. 

Family Engagement in a Virtual World
This webinar will help your PTA pivot to virtual programming that will engage and connect your community!
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Transforming Events with the Four I's of Family Engagement
This webinar will help your PTA take its events to the next level! 
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Discover how local leaders are implementing the Four I's  in our new resource:

Building a more Diverse & Inclusive PTA

Read Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to explore how we define and embody diversity, equity and inclusion in our work.

Use the PTA Local Leader Guidance for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to assess where your PTA is—and where your PTA is headed—on your DEI journey.

How to Welcome Diverse Perspectives into your PTA
This short guide shares the Do's and Don'ts of diversity outreach. Discover best practices from PTAs around the country and learn what your PTA can do to become more inclusive!

Enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your PTA
Ready to take your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to the next level? Discover best practices from one of our Jan Harp Domene award winners in the One Voice article, Enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your PTA.

2021 Multicultural Calendar
The rich diversity in our communities is reflected in the observances celebrated by various cultures and populations. National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement has created this Multicultural Calendar to highlight and celebrate the diversity in our PTA and school communities.
LGBTQ Glossary 
National PTA partnered with the Human Rights Campaign to develop a glossary to help ensure your PTA understands and uses appropriate, affirming language to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ children and families.

How to Talk about Race and Justice in America
Are you looking to engage in anti-racist work in meaningful ways, but not sure where to start? We have compiled resources to help you begin these conversations. Explore resources from Embrace Race, The National Museum of African American History & Culture, Common Sense Media and more.

Enhance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Your PTA
Is your PTA committed to enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion but is not sure where to start?  Explore our DEI tools to create a diversity profile, host listening sessions using the facilitator's guide, and develop a DEI action plan.

Local Leadership in Family Engagement

At the local level, Schools of Excellence around the country are practicing transformative family engagement.

Local PTAs are working with their school communities to find ways to forge more meaningful home-school partnerships.

Using survey data and a roadmap of ideas, tools, and resources to develop an action plan, these schools are paving the way for every family to be a partner in their child’s education. Learn more

School of Excellence

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