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ICTQ Family Engagement Level 1

May 28, 2021 - Jan 12, 2026


Full course description

  • Learning Outcomes
    • Explain the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships,
    • Understand the importance of school and district-wide Organizational conditions and be able to give examples,
    • Identify specific family engagement strategies that resonate with you and the Process conditions and family roles they meet, and
    • Share some ways that family engagement strategies will help you implement UDL and PBIS effectively.
  • Course Topics
    • The Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships
    • Identifying effective family engagement practices
    • Evidence-based family engagement strategies
    • Optional activities related to family engagement
  • Course Creator

Dr. Katherine Herron is an assistant research scientist with the Early Childhood Center (ECC) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Herron has a background in Clinical Psychology. Her focus shifted to early intervention during graduate school when her son was born with a disability. Her experience as a parent in First Steps, the state’s early intervention system, led her to work as a service coordinator and outreach coordinator within the same system, as well as on grants focused on parent advocacy and transition. She currently serves as chair of Bloomington’s city-supported Council for Community Accessibility. At ECC, her research focus is on improving the quality of early intervention and education systems through the use of evidence-based family-centered practices, including the promotion of high family expectations for young children with disabilities.

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