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Expedition PFE: Enhance. Empower. Elevate.

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Come one, come all as we set off to explore Parent & Family Engagement. Participants will gain insight on how to ENHANCE their current program, EMPOWER stakeholders, and ELEVATE the capacity of staff and parents. Parent & Family Engagement is everyone’s responsibility! So, whether you are a teacher, campus administrator, counselor, parent liaison, or district administrator, you will find sessions to meet your needs. The day will begin with internationally renowned speaker George Couros. Breakout sessions from programs across the ESC and Region 7 LEAs filled with ideas you can turn around immediately for your campus or district will follow. The day will culminate with a closing general session with insight from TEA Director of Federal Programs Compliance Division Jaime Huerta. Please join us for a fun-filled and informative day at Expedition PFE: Enhance, Empower, Elevate.









Administrator Training
Communication Skills
Counseling / Guidance
Early Childhood
Parent / Family Engagement
School Transformation

Counselors / Social Workers
Curriculum Directors
Federal Program Directors
Homeless Liaison
Instructional Coaches
Parent Involvement Liaison
School Safety Coordinator
Special Ed Directors
Title I, Part A Contacts
Title I, Part C Migrant/Contacts
Title II, Part A Contacts
Title III, Part A Admin/Contacts
Title IV, Part A Contacts

*Region 7 Districts /Charters (FREE)
*Employees of Region 7 ESC (FREE)
Title I Complete Service Package (FREE)
Title I Prof Dev Support (FREE)

Workshop Materials

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Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Education Service Center
Cedar A/Cedar B/Cedar C*
6/18/2024 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Education Service Center
Oak Room*
6/18/2024 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Education Service Center
Meal Service - Maintenance Hall
6/18/2024 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
Education Service Center
Meal Service - Oak Room
6/18/2024 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
Education Service Center
Meal Service - Rock Wall
6/18/2024 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
Education Service Center
Cedar A/Cedar B/Cedar C*
6/18/2024 2:00 PM 3:45 PM

Workshop Presenter(s)

George Couros
Jaime Huerta
Michele Mangrum

Workshop Contacts

Name Type Department E-Mail Phone
Contact (903) 988-6846

Workshop Liaison(s)

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Tuesday June 18, 2024
308928 Empowering Parents: Navigating the Journey of Special Education
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Birch Room*
This workshop is designed to provide local education agencies (LEAs) with insights into what information parents of students with disabilities need to know and effective strategies for keeping them informed. It aims to foster collaboration and understanding between LEAs and parents to ensure the best possible educational experience for students with disabilities.
Tuesday June 18, 2024
308905 PFE Panel of Practitioners
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Cedar A/Cedar B/Cedar C*
Join us for an enriching workshop featuring a panel of seasoned Parent and Family Engagement practitioners from small, medium, and large districts who have dedicated their careers to fostering strong partnerships between schools and families. This dynamic session aims to inspire and equip educators and administrators with innovative strategies to enhance parent and family involvement in educational settings.
Tuesday June 18, 2024
308924 Maintaining Connections w/ AI and Technology
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Magnolia Room
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Tuesday June 18, 2024
308915 Vendor and Community Resource Visits
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Oak Room*
Visit the vendor room to meet community resource organizations that can help you connect your families with much-needed resources. Also, learn how you can schedule them for your Parent and Family Engagement events in your district or charter.
Tuesday June 18, 2024
308939 Tools and Resources for Helping Parents Understand their Child's Disability and/or the World of Special Education
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
Birch Room*
This session is designed to provide school staff with tools and resources to help parents better understand their child's disability, support their child's unique needs, and navigate the world of special education. Facilitators will share accessible materials, guides for navigating the world of special education, and insights to enhance collaboration between parents and educators. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to actively engage in supporting and collaborating with parents.
Tuesday June 18, 2024
308936 Home-Based Strategies to Support Behavior
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
Cypress Room*
When students begin to struggle with behavior at school, they are often struggling at home as well. It is critical that parents and school personnel work together to change student behavior. This workshop is designed to provide school staff with strategies for teaming up with parents to support a student's behavior. Topics will include building relationships with parents, communicating behavior concerns, collaborating on behavior strategies, and understanding school discipline.
Tuesday June 18, 2024
308933 Vaping and Substance Abuse in Youth
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
Dogwood Room*
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Tuesday June 18, 2024
308951 CTE-Building a Positive Culture
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
Magnolia Room
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Tuesday June 18, 2024
308918 Vendor and Community Resource Visits
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
Oak Room*
Visit the vendor room to meet community resource organizations that can help you connect your families with much-needed resources. Also, learn how you can schedule them for your Parent and Family Engagement events in your district or charter.
Tuesday June 18, 2024
308941 The Power of Small Groups
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
Pine Room*
Small Groups . . . It's not just for Kids! (We have seen this in action, and it works!) One way to engage parents is through small focus groups. Being part of a group helps parents connect with other parents and is a less intimidating environment in which to share their questions, interests, and concerns. It is also an opportunity for them to help plan parent events and become more involved in their children's education.

Special Accommodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten(10) business days prior to the workshop date.