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Resources for Family Engagement in Education, Hawai’i Statewide Family Engagement Center

Zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/8089682207

The Hawai’i Statewide Family Engagement Center (HFEC) promotes Family Engagement as a learning strategy to improve student academic success and school improvement. From the unique tools and guides that HFEC has created, Families and Educators will learn about high impact family engagement strategies and tools to build powerful partnerships between their family, school, and community. Attendees will learn the many valuable family engagement and educational resources our center has to offer and discuss their answers to the following questions: 1) “How do you practice family engagement in education?” and 2) “What new resources would enable you to incorporate more family engagement in school or at home?” Attendees will also explore the challenges of developing and distributing accessible resources for diverse communities and be presented with practical tips and tools to overcome them.

Objectives: 

  • At the end of this session, participants will: be presented 5 high-impact family engagement strategies to support student learning
  • At the end of this session, participants will: gain access to a variety of family engagement tools and resources
  • At the end of this session, participants will discuss family engagement strategies that have been adapted for the pandemic
  • At the end of this session, participants will: understand how family engagement is implemented as a learning strategy to improve academic success and school improvement
  • At the end of this session, participants will: be introduced to tools our center uses to ensure documents, resources, and websites are accessible according to section 508 compliance

Keywords: family, engagement, education, partnership

Date

Feb 27 2021
Expired!

Time

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 27 2021
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm

Zoom Meeting

Speakers

  • Ms. Melody Halzel
    Ms. Melody Halzel
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Graduate Assistant

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Melody Halzel is a second-year PhD student in Public Health with a focus on Community-Based and Translational Research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She currently works as a graduate assistant in the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) working with the Hawaiʻi Statewide Family Engagement Center. Melody has a graduate certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies from the CDS and previous work experience with the Hawaiʻi Statewide Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) program, supporting community members that are Medicare beneficiaries. She has a B.S. in public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an MPH from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in the Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Specialization. Prior to her MPH, Melody served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in a rural community in Ethiopia. Her current research interests include food sovereignty, and garden interventions that are accessible for people with disabilities, including patients with dementia and their caregivers.

  • Mrs. Lisa-Marie Eng
    Mrs. Lisa-Marie Eng
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Program Manager

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Lisa-Marie Eng, PMP is the Program Manager and Financial Literacy Trainer for the Hawai‘i Statewide Family Engagement Center project at the University of Hawai‘i Center on Disability Studies. She serves as a subject matter expert and trainer to employers, government agencies, community based organizations, educators, families, and individuals on family engagement in education, Social Security disability benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, financial empowerment, customized employment, job accommodations, and other disability benefits. Lisa enjoys reading, baking, and conducting scientific experiments with her 4- and nearly 2-year-old sons. She holds a BA in Psychology and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Hawai‘i and is a certified Community Partner and Work Incentives Counselor from the Virginia Commonwealth University.