TCHE220M : Diverse and Inclusive Practices in Family, School, and Community Partnerships

This course will provide students with strategies for positive and productive interactions among teachers, parents, co-workers, and other professionals working with children.  It will prepare future teachers to engage with diverse students, their families, and the broader community in a way that not only respects and values their unique backgrounds but also maximizes their contributions to the educational process. Students will explore and develop collaboration and communication skills for participating in IEP teams, co-teaching, and working with families as partners in the process. Students will develop strategies for establishing and maintaining positive and supportive relationships with families and will also become familiar with community resources that support children and their families.  Students will be required to complete 8 hours of community service that benefits children and/or families. Prerequisites: C- or better in TCHE104M or ECE104M.