Collaborating with Families

Module Outline

Guiding Question

How do I effectively collaborate with my students' families?

Puzzle piece with the words family engagement written on it.


  • After completing this module, learners will be able to:
    • Understand the Four A’s (approach, attitudes, atmosphere, actions) as the foundation of establishing trusting relationships with families
    • Identify a personal area for growth in engaging families such as:
      • enhancing home-school communication
      • home visits
      • responding to parents' questions and concerns
      • encouraging home support for learning
    • Plan to improve engagement (two-way communication, collaboration, etc.) with families they serve