Free Online Course on Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

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Harvard University is offering free online course on Introduction to Family Engagement in Education. Students will learn what family engagement is and why it matters to the success of students and schools.

In this six-week course, applicants will learn about successful collaborations between families and educators and why they lead to improved outcomes for students and schools.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-4 hours pw
Subject: Education & Teacher Training
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $70
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

About This Course  

Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning and development. It also encompasses the shared partnership and responsibility between home and school.

Why Take This Course?

We will explore the research linking family engagement to better educational outcomes and speak directly with researchers, educators, students, and families about promising practices in the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • The relationship between family engagement and improved school/student outcomes from birth through high school
  • The additional benefits family engagement brings to parents, educators, and communities
  • What the research shows about the importance of engaging families

Instructors

Karen L. Mapp

Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D, is a Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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