Building Community by Supporting Children and Families
Parent Teacher Leadership Academy utilizes research-based practices to provide professional development to parent and teacher leaders who use their knowledge to support students’ achievement through strong family-school partnerships.
Parents participating in the Parent Teacher Leadership Academy will:
• Learn about key factors in supporting student academic achievement.
• Develop skills and techniques to use when working with parents, teachers, principals and other school personnel.
• Explore innovative ways of building and sustaining strong family/school partnerships.
Teachers participating in the Parent Teacher Leadership Academy will:
• Apply tools to assess their schools’ current types and levels of parent/family engagement.
• Design a school-wide research-based strategy for engaging parents/families as partners in school which is directly linked to student achievement.
• Develop as a cadre of teacher leaders to increase parent/family and school engagement.
The Parent Teacher Leadership Academy (PTLA) is a joint initiative of the Tuscaloosa City and County School Systems, the University of Alabama’s Center for Community-Based Partnerships, and the faculty in the University of Alabama’s College of Education and College of Human Environmental Sciences.