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Family Engagement Toolkit

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20 Fa m i l y En g a g e m e n t To o l k i t THE PROCESS OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: PLAN, DO, REFLECT, ADJUST The Process of Continuous Improvement: Plan, Do, Reflect, Adjust The process of continuous improvement includes four phases: Plan, Do, Reflect and Adjust. For each phase described below, key questions and equity questions are provided to help the district's family engagement team build the capacity of both educators and families and strengthen the two critical dimensions of family engagement. Each phase includes one or more tools, with examples using data from a fictitious district in appendix C, and corresponding tools to customize for the district in the companion Word document, Family Engagement Tools: Editable Templates. Phase 1: Plan Aer gathering evidence and conducting an in-depth assessment of the current situation in the district, the family engagement team can move on to make informed decisions about what needs to be done to improve its family engagement and how to do it. Thorough planning can make the difference in whether family engagement activities engage most of the families in the district and support student learning, or whether only a few fami- lies participate and activities have a limited impact on student learning. The planning phase involves the following steps for each of the two critical dimensions: 1. Define your objectives 2. Design activities to accomplish your objectives 3. Identify progress indicators that will tell you if the activities are happening and how effective they are Adjust Reflect Plan Do

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