How does the FAST Institute work?

The FAST Institute is designed to help schools and educators deepen their understanding of and practice in family engagement work. We offer a variety of sessions, and schools can elect to host a series or individual sessions, to best accommodate the busy schedules of their staff. 

Topics available include:

  • Introduction to family engagement
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Engaging families virtually and other covid-era challenges
  • Empowering families at parent-teacher conferences
  • Strengthening classroom conditions for family engagement
  • Family engagement, advocacy, and power sharing
  • Bridging, race, class and culture and examining implicit bias
  • Collaborating with the community
  • Evaluating and sustaining family engagement practices

To read more detail about our sessions and see info on cost, click here to see our Scope and Sequence.

We have designed the FAST Institute to be flexible to accommodate the needs of educators, and sessions can be tailored for teachers, administrators, or family engagement professionals. Sessions are held virtually and designed to run 60-90 minutes, and can be scheduled for a time that works best for your staff. 

If you have particular time constraints, want to discuss additional topics not listed above, or if you are an individual interested in joining an open session please contact us for further consultation. We will plan to host open sessions based on interest and availability. 

If you are looking for more comprehensive training for your school/staff, please contact us for more information.