Session 1: People, Resources, and Power in Oakland Public Education

In session 1, parents explored and understood how resources, people, and power work together within a district, school network, and at a school site towards the academic achievement of our children. Parent leaders were able to name and understand the dynamics of resources, people, and power, within a school site. Parent leaders understood why we are called together as champions for literacy at our school, community, and city.

Resources: Training Materials, English Deck, Spanish Deck

Session 2: Organizing Reflection: Go In Smart, Come Out Smarter

In session 2, parents were introduced to literacy data and a key literacy instructional strategy for each EFC school. Parents understood how population subgroups and grade levels are progressing as well as the strengths and areas of challenge revealed by our school’s data. Parents were able to name key strategies to improve reading outcomes and understand why these strategies will improve student learning. Parent leaders were prepared to fully engage in their school’s Family Accountability Walk.

Resources: Training Materials, English Deck, Spanish Deck

Session 4: Celebrating & Learning from In-Person Family Accountability Walks

In session 4, parents across school sites shared their key learnings and implications from the in-person Family Accountability Walks. Parents were prepared for continued leadership development and impact interventions at the school site to raise the bar with families. Each school site got a clear plan to leverage the parent leadership group to raise school-wide expectations, improve mutual accountability, and galvanize more family engagement in literacy.

Resources: Training Materials, English Deck, Spanish Deck

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