PFE Book Study (SY 23-24) Monthly Zoom Meetings with CANVAS Mini-Course (Virtual Attendance)
This blended, hybrid training will include in-person and online meetings along with a CANVAS course focused on Parent and Family Engagement (PFE). This course will be a book study of Dr. Steven M. Constantino’s book Engage Every Family – Five Simple Principles. This training has been developed in collaboration with federal program directors, family engagement coordinator, and a parent liaison.


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase their understanding Parent and Family Engagement (PFE)
  • Increase their exposure to the five simple principles to engage every family by Dr. Constantino
  • Understand ways to increase the implementation of PFE within their organization beyond mere compliance
  • Explore ways to enhance communication, collaboration, and community engagement both internally and with families for stronger student academic outcomes
  • Collaborate and discuss PFE topics with other like districts and other personnel with similar job responsibilities

The comprehensive meeting dates for this book study will be:

  • Oct 17, 2023 (Kick-Off Meeting, In-person and Virtual via Zoom)
  • Nov 14, 2023 (Zoom)
  • Dec 5, 2023 (Zoom)
  • Jan 3, 2024 (Zoom)
  • Feb 13, 2024 (Zoom)
  • Mar 4, 2024 (Zoom)
  • Apr 2, 2024 (Final Celebration Meeting, In-person)

As part of the CANVAS course, participants will be provided with a pacing guide, special resources, and interactive assignments related to each chapter. Most participants have already received their book from Region13 or from their district. However, if you do not have a book available after checking your district resources, please email the POC for a book.

Please have your computer available so that you can follow along with the links, use the Canvas course, and go to all required resources throughout our interactions.

If you would like assistance with getting into the Canvas course associated with this registration, feel free to access the support guide by clicking here or contact Sherry Harris at

Once you have registered, you can also follow the directions provided at the following link for guidance on how to find the Zoom link information.

Federal Program Staff, Administration, Leadership, Charter Schools, Principals, Assistant Principals, Central Office PFE Staff, Parent Liaisons, Counselors, Campus Staff, Attendance and Truancy Liaisons, Communications and Community Relations Staff, and
Sherry Harris
Student Achievment, Paraprofessionals, Effective Schools Framework - 3.4, Administration/Leadership, Parents, Charter School, Federal and State Programs, Parent Involvement, Human Resources, Title I / other Title Programs
Online, Live Broadcast

CPE Credits: 15.00  
Registration Closes: 4/2/2024
Tue. 11/14/2023 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Tue. 12/5/2023 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Wed. 1/3/2024 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Tue. 2/13/2024 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Mon. 3/4/2024 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Starts: 10/2/2023
Ends: 5/31/2024