• Family, School, and Community Partnerships
  • Preparation for Session One
  • Session One: Community, Assumptions, and PTA Standards
  • Session Two: Preparing to Cross Borders
  • Session Three: Family and Community Engagement
  • Session Four: Collaboration
  • Session Five: Exploring Community Resources
  • Session Six: High Expectations English Learners
  • Session Seven: Responding to Student and Family Needs
  • Session Eight: Advocating for Students and Families
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  • LA 8.1: Teachers Advocating Together

    Presenting Our Advocacy Position


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Evaluate, select, and advocate for applicable models of family and community involvement and support implementation.  

     Work in partnerships with families and communities to create positive learning environments. 

    Assessment: 200 pts.

    TA: 2 hours

    Teachers can advocate for students, parents, families, and colleagues.  The role of advocacy is central to being an educator and they will continue to advocate throughout their careers. 

    Students have completed the Parent and Family course and will now present the Advocacy Position Paper and Presentation to the class.


    1. The facilitator will determine the order of presentations for the evening and assign evaluators for each presentation. The presentation should be no more than 25 minutes. Each person will evaluate only one other presentation. 
    2. The evaluators will use the Peer Oral Presentation Evaluation Form.
    3. After you present your paper, collect the evaluation forms from your peers.
    4. At the end of class, you will give the facilitator one copy of your paper and the evaluations other students gave you.
    5. All groups need to listen and participate appropriately to the other group’s presentations.   
    6. After all the presentations have been made, discuss as a whole class the ideas that resonnated with you and the useful ideas and arguments for advocacy you learned from the group. 

    This content is provided to you freely by BYU Open Learning Network.

    Access it online or download it at https://open.byu.edu/partnerships/la_81_teachers_advoc.