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Cohort 4 Resources

Welcome to the West Virginia Family Engagement Center Project!  

The West Virginia Family Engagement Center is dedicated to supporting schools in the development and enhancement of their family engagement efforts. As a member of our active cohort, the WVFEC team and your assigned Family Engagement Specialist will be available to support you throughout the academic year by providing technical assistance, capacity building, and additional resources. This page will be regularly updated with required materials and supplemental resources available to you as a WVFEC Cohort school.

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Evidence Base

The Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

The Dual Capacity Framework used existing research and best practices to create a compass for schools to develop effective family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. 

The framework helps schools create strong efforts that support student achievement and school improvement.

SOURCE: Mapp, K. L. & Bergman, E. (2019). Dual capacity-building framework for family-school partnerships (Version 2). Retrieved from:

Supportive Documents & Templates

The following documents provide templates for required Cohort 4 project submissions, including an action plan, final budget template, and invoice template. Prior to completing these materials, participating Cohort 4 locations must sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the county and school level, both of which are linked below. To provide guidance on budget development, the Budget Allocations document includes allowable purchases through the WVFEC project via federal funds.

It takes a village.

Family Engagement Resources in West Virginia

In addition to resources internal to the West Virginia Family Engagement Center project, the effort also maintains connections and relationships with like-minded organizations across the state dedicated to supporting students, families, and communities. 

Download our Resource List below for an overview of other like-minded organizations available to support your efforts. 

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Join the Community of Practice!

To support current and previous participating schools of the West Virginia Family Engagement Center, our team has developed a Facebook Community of Practice. Simply scan the QR code below and join today to receive regular school updates, examples of best practices in family engagement, evidence-based resources, and more. 

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Family Picture Activity

Downloadable Activity

Used in the initial kick-off event, download this engaging Family Picture Activity to share with your staff. Activity is sourced from The Constantino Group, LLC 2020.

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