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Relevant Topics For Special Educators: Increasing Family Engagement


Presented by Jen Patenaude, MA

This is a recording of a live webinar, originally held on April 28, 2022

This webinar provides guidance for special educators about increasing family engagement.

See full description below.

Rental period is 30 days.

1.5 professional learning hours; certificates available.

NOTE – This recording is intended for individual rentals. If you’d like to purchase for a group, please use this link: Group Rental for SPED Topics: Family Engagement.

SKU: SPED-topics-family-engagement



Relevant Topics for Special Educators: Increasing Family Engagement

Jen Patenaude, MA

For some families, the special education process is challenging to navigate. Family input is of great importance when seeking to understand and provide the best educational experience for a learner. Fostering relationships that increase attendance, engagement, and opportunities for voice at meetings is essential for effective collaboration with families. This webinar focuses on sharing ideas and structures for improving the quality and effectiveness of home-school partnerships.

Jen Patenaude, MA has worked for North Country Supervisory Union for more than twenty years as a special educator, evaluation specialist, and instructional specialist. She is also an instructor, presenter, internship supervisor, and member of the VT-HEC SPED Advisory Council. Jen leads professional development on a multitude of topics for both general education and special education teachers and has served as adjunct faculty for the Vermont State Colleges.