Services, Tools & Resources

 
COPACS Services, Tools & Resources: 
 
 
We offer workshops and services that support the information dissemination and knowledge
utilization needs of parents and community stakeholders within states, districts and schools. To support parent and community stakeholder choice(s) within states, districts and schools, parents and community stakeholders should contact us at: info@copacs.org.

The workshops include but are not limited to:
 
  • How to Determine if Your Parent Engagement Program Is Serving  Parents of Color 
  • Ways to Strengthen Parent and Community Stakeholder Voice Aligned With Positive Student Outcomes (Supported by Gold and Evidenced-based Research)
  • Ways to Strengthen Student Voice & Empowerment  in Public Schools Tied to Positive Student Outcomes (Supported by Gold & Evidenced-Based Practices)
  • Understanding ESSA and How It Supports Parent, Student & Community Engagement
  • How to Support the Empowerment of Parents and Students Through Opportunity Structures in Educational Systems 
  • The History of ESEA/ESSA Title One (Including the Importance of State, District and School Reporting Requirements) 
  • Understanding the Power Dynamics Within Public School Systems 
  • The ARVIN Analytical Framework & Assessment Tool
  • How to Support Equity & Excellence within Public Schools
  • Promoting Transparency & Accountability in Public School Governance, Discourse & Decision-making Tied to Student Achievement  --- (Focusing On But Not Limited To: School Choice, School Turnarounds, Teacher Evaluations Tied to Student Achievement,  State Standards & Assessments, State Report Cards, Equity & Excellence in Schools, Parent and Community Stakeholder Voice, Agency  & Influence in Schools, etc.)
  • Understanding Social Capital, Social Cohesion, Buy-in, Reciprocity, Political Trust and the Legitimacy of Social Inclusion Connected to Public School Decision-making, and
  • How to Create Socially Cohesive School Communities Built By All School & Community Stakeholders.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • The development of the content for websites, newsletters, programming, etc.
  • The development of the content for public budget presentations tied to school programming and activities
  • The development of parent and community stakeholder training and curriculum materials
  • The development of research syntheses pertaining to best practices and lessons learned in parent and community engagement, etc. 
  • The development of research syntheses on capacity building tools, techniques, trends, models, and organizational approaches that support  parent and community stakeholder engagement tied to student achievement 
  • The development of analytical frameworks for parent and community stakeholder engagement  tied to transparency and accountability in school governance, discourse adn decision-making 
  • A review of case studies focusing on underserved students (lessons learned), including but not limited to   school board/school district decisions   that promote inequality , segregation , the school to prison pipeline, etc.
  • The coordination and development of parent and community stakeholder assessments  tied to transparency and accountability in school governance, discourse and decision-making 
  • The development of reports for Information dissemination and knowledge utilization of school funding data at the local level, including how funds are used and  tied to student outcomes
  • The coordination of programming for engaging parents and community stakeholders in monitoring service providers  
  • The development of MOOCs (online courses) and study guides for parent and community stakeholder engagement  tied to student achievement.