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.

Natural Allies – Book

Explores how the dimensions of race, class, culture, and family history shape the interactions between…

Teen Link Hawaii

The vast spectrum of subjects and resources encourages a comprehensive literacy and empowers youth to…

Beginning of the Year Relationship Building Toolkit

This toolkit provides strategies and considerations for ways to build strong, authentic, and trusting 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…

Paddle 2 – Build Capacity

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

National Association of Secondary School Principals

A voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders.

Transforming the Field of Family Engagement

A concise and handy introduction to Family Leadership Design Collaborative.

Flamboyan Foundation – Resource Library

Tools, research, and guidance to support educators in their Family Engagement work.

YMCA of Hawaii

In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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

After-School All-Stars Hawaii

ASAS provides school-based after-school and summer programs for underserved communities and students.

Parents for Public Schools Hawaii

Parents for Public Schools Hawaii is an organization that works to improve and support public…

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.

Transforming the Field of Family Engagement

A concise and handy introduction to Family Leadership Design Collaborative.

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. 

Community-Based Parent Involvement – Training Kit

This kit is used in training and technical assistance for school districts to strengthen family…

Dual Capacity-Building Framework

Framework lays out the goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward effective family…

Recasting Families and Communities as Co-Designers of Education in Tumultuous Times

Explore how justice-based approaches to family engagement can enable parents and families.

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)…

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!

Paddle 5 – Two Way Communication

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

Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

This guide provides information on opportunities for good, two-way communication and effective communication strategies with…

Connecting with Hard to Reach Families

Find different methods to go about connecting with “hard to reach” families.

Communicating with Families Using Classroom Websites

How teachers can use websites as a family engagement tool and how school leaders can…

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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