CONVERSATIONS FOR COLLABORATION
A student-centred approach to parent educator collaborative engagement
Welcome to Conversations for Collaboration, a collaborative engagement framework co-designed and co-authored by NSW educators and parents of students with disability, who have experienced quality student centred collaborations. The framework aims to assist families, teachers and ultimately students. It will enrich conversations, enable sharing of information and resources, reveal perspectives, and bring about engagement for better outcomes for all.
“No child, no parent, and no educator are the same, and so our relationship will be our own unique journey – with our own successes and challenges along the way”
Many paths can lead us to a positive inclusive schooling experience for a student with disability. A place where the student thrives, reaches their potential, and is prepared for an enriching life beyond the school gate.
Student-centred engagement is never complete. It can never be ticked off and considered done. Each year a student grows and changes. There is a new educator, a new group of students, and new relationships that need to be established and developed.
These nine modules provide parents, teachers and students with the framework, tools and resources to enable them to achieve a student-centred approach to parent/educator collaborative engagement. They can be done in order or you can dip in and out of them as needed.
Each module includes optional links to videos and extra resources. You can view those for further support and information when needed.
ABOUT THE FRAMEWORK
This framework is designed to promote conversations and enable student-centred parent and educator collaboration. It is methodical but not prescriptive, capable of diversification, and can be adapted to each individual student, parent and educator context at the local level.
The development of the Conversations for Collaboration Framework was supported by the NSW Department of Education in partnership with Family Advocacy.
Please click on “read more” to find out more about the framework, our values and guiding principles.