Tools

REL Pacific offers a variety of technical assistance resources and tools available to the Pacific educational community.

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Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Parents and Community as Partners in Education, Part I: Building an Understanding of Family and Community Engagement
The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Parents and Community as Partners in Education is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. The Regional Educational Laboratory for the Pacific (REL Pacific) developed the toolkit in response to a request from the Guam Alliance for Family and Community Engagement in Education, whose members include K-12 school staff and college faculty who work with K-12 schools. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions for using them. Each part can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the other parts for a more comprehensive approach to family and community engagement, depending on the varying needs of the staff and school community.

Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Parents and Community as Partners in Education, Part 2: Building a Cultural Bridge
The tools in Part 2 focus on tapping into the strengths of families and community members and helping families to establish active roles within the school community in support of student learning. Each part can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the other parts for a more comprehensive approach to family and community engagement, depending on the varying needs of the staff and school community.

Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Parents and Community as Partners in Education, Part 3: Building Trusting Relationships With Families and Community Through Effective Communication
Part 3 tools focus on cross-cultural and two-way communication as ways to enhance family and community engagement. Each part can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the other parts for a more comprehensive approach to family and community engagement, depending on the varying needs of the staff and school community.

Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Parents and Community as Partners in Education, Part 4: Engaging All in Data Conversations
The tools in Part 4 help school staff understand what data are important to share with families and community members and how to share such data. Each part can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the other parts for a more comprehensive approach to family and community engagement, depending on the varying needs of the staff and school community.

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Five Steps for Structuring Data-Informed Conversations and Action in Education
This guide provides a framework and the skills and language needed to support an informed conversation around data. As a facilitation guide, the document contains leading questions and blank activity forms to walk users through each step of the process.

To view the webinar on the guide, please visit the events page.