College Knowledge Academy: College Smarts Facilitator Training Fall 2016

Event Details

The College Knowledge Academies are a compliant use of Tittle I funds, allocated for professional development and parental involvement, and other state and federal funds reserved for school improvement and/or parental involvement.

College Knowledge Academy – College Smarts

This two day training is open to schools and agency staff that serve parents and students in grades 6th-9th grade. College Knowledge Academy (CKA)- College Smarts, is a five week project based program, for parents and their children, that promotes early planning and knowledge about postsecondary options.  The College Smarts program provides interactive lessons focused on building parent/child communication, the importance of high school completion, higher education, financial literacy and college preparation. At this two day facilitator training, school and agency staff will receive materials and professional development to strengthen parent engagement and support a college going culture.

Facilitators will receive the following materials:

    • Ready-to-use tools with participant handouts in English and Spanish
    • Content-rich learning, delivered in a parent-friendly format
    • Interactive lesson demonstration/modeling
    • District/school-specific student achievement data
    • Culturally relevant materials


Cancellation Policy

Families In Schools (FIS) strives to provide the necessary tools and materials needed for all institute participants to receive the quality services they need. We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel.

Due to preparation and reservation policies with external vendors, we ask that you please provide a 72 hour notice if you need to cancel. A full refund will be issued once a written cancellation has been requested within allotted time.

In the event that you must cancel with 48 hours or less notice, you will have two options:

      • FIS will reimburse 75% of the cost of the institute, or
      • FIS will issue a voucher good for one year to attend an institute of equal or lesser value on the same or different topic provided during the calendar year.

No Show Policy: A “no-show”, is a participant who misses an institute WITHOUT written cancellation.  A participant who misses an institute without prior written cancellation will NOT be issued any refund.

All refund and/or vouchers will take 2-3 weeks to issue.

Have questions about Parent Engagement Strategies & Best Practices for Effective Family Partnerships Training Fall 2016?

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