Responsive Capacity Building

Family engagement is an essential strategy in improving student learning and outcomes. HIDOE will provide students and families access to various resources and supports to help them effectively navigate the child’s educational experience. Family engagement will help schools to better identify what supports are needed to facilitate student success.

Goal: Provide complex-wide family and community engagement opportunities designed to support the needs of all stakeholders.

Paddle 1

Build a Relationship

Build and Strengthen collaborative relationships.

Paddle 2

Build Capacity

Continuously partner to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school.

Paddle 3

Ensure Equity and Value Diversity

Advocate with families for services and systems that are fair, responsive, and accountable to the families served.

Paddle 4

Provide Resources

Expand learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation. 

Paddle 5

Two Way Communication

Engage in regular two-way, meaningful communication about student learning and progress.

Paddle 6

Team Decision Using a Process

Include families and community members as participants in school decisions, governance and advocacy activities through school councils or improvement teams, committees and other organizations.

  • Resources For

Paddle 1 – Build a Relationship

Build and Strengthen collaborative relationships.

Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities: Building a Good Relationship

Tips for everyone, not just those with children with learning disabilities, on how you can…

Who’s Who In Your Child’s School – Reading Rockets

View this great resource provided by Reading Rockets. This resource will help you navigate the…

The Future of Families – TedX

TEDx was created in the spirit of Ted's mission: ideas worth spreading. It supports organizers…

Building Relationships with Family

Follow along with the text and video, provided by Resources for Early Learning, to see…

Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation

View a great resource for LGBTQ+ youth and families: Hawai’i LGBT Legacy Foundation.

Paddle 2 – Build Capacity

Continuously partner to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

For teens, life is not a playground, it's a jungle. And, being the parent of…

Family Engagement Workshops

Parent Institute for Quality Education offers evidence-based resources and workshops on topics for all age…

Listen and Look at Back-to-School Night

Review some signs that families can look for that indicate their child is in a…

Paddle 3 – Ensure Equity and Value Diversity

Advocate with families for services and systems that are fair, responsive, and accountable to the families served.

Hawaii Kids Can

HawaiiKidsCAN works to build an equitable education system for our keiki, ensuring every Hawaii student…

Hawaii Children’s Action Network

Fight for the safety, health, and education of our keiki.

Paddle 4 – Provide Resources

Expand learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation. 

Special Education Advisory Council

The Council believes in optimizing the educational achievement of every child through a strong public…

Classnotes Podcast

Award-winning podcast exploring strategies to better serve every student in our diverse classrooms.

Never Quit Dreaming

A non-profit organization, whose mission is to create recreational activities and unique experiences for special…

Help Your Keiki

Created for parents, by parents in collaboration with the State of Hawai‘i’s Evidence-Based Services (EBS)…

Military Child Education Coalition

Supporting military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the…

Back to School

Ideas, guides, and resources for parents and educators, as well as just parents, to help…

Greater Good in Education: Positive Family and Community Relationships

Practices for all school levels to support positive family and community relationships for all stakeholders.

Ho`omana – Parents Supporting Parents

Ho'omana means empowerment, come be empowered!

Child & Family Service – Ohana Support Services

Caring for children with emotional or behavioral challenges can be overwhelming at times.

Leadership in Disabilities and Achievement of Hawaii

To enhance educational, work, and life opportunities for children and youth with or at risk…

Paddle 5 – Two Way Communication

Engage in regular two-way, meaningful communication about student learning and progress.

Classnotes Podcast – Families and Teachers Communicating

Check out Episode 43 from Classnotes Podcast. Learn how to complete the difficult task of…

Paddle 6 – Team Decision Using a Process

Include families and community members as participants in school decisions, governance and advocacy activities through school councils or improvement teams, committees and other organizations.

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