The ReadyRosie professional learning approach is designed to strengthen learning partnerships between families and schools by providing tools, knowledge, and confidence so working together is enjoyable and leads to school readiness and improved student outcomes.

Each workshop module is designed to be 1.5 – 2 hours in duration and can stand alone or be grouped with other workshops to provide customized training.

Half Day

Select 1-2 Workshop Modules

Full Day

Select 3 Workshop Modules

Full day allows for participants to create implementation plans to incorporate ReadyRosie family engagement tools with their existing efforts and family touch points based on best practices.

Each ReadyRosie Elementary Professional Development Opportunity:

  • builds educator expertise in working with families as key partners in academic success

  • celebrates working with families and the rich, diverse experiences they bring to the classroom 

  • encourages teachers who interact with families to collaborate with colleagues and gain the tools they need in order to successfully strengthen family engagement 

  • inspires educators to encourage and support family efforts to learn outside of school
  • includes ReadyRosie Modeled Learning Moments. These videos provide rich authentic learning activities with real families, in real environments and directly support the foundational skills children need to be successful in the classroom
  • is interactive, engaging, and fun

Available Workshops

Implementing ReadyRosie with Success and Fidelity (Required Live or Webinar)

Participants will understand the ReadyRosie philosophy and explore the ReadyRosie video content to understand how it relates to student outcomes. Participants will learn the components necessary for implementing ReadyRosie with success: how to enroll families, create classrooms, and customize playlists. Educators will explore how ReadyRosie can be a tool for communication and capacity building for families. Educators will have time to build an implementation strategic plan and get started by registering families and building out playlists they can send to families throughout the school year and summer. This training is perfect to pair with one or more of the educator workshops listed below.

Implementing ReadyRosie: Year 2 and Beyond (After Renewal Live or Webinar)

Participants will explore what is working and not working with their family engagement efforts. Staff will review the previous year’s implementation plan and discuss what was successful and what challenges remain. Updates to ReadyRosie, including new content, resources, and technology, will be reviewed. Successful implementation strategies will be highlighted. Participants will have time to reflect and create updated plans to build excitement for deepening their engagement with families.

Family Engagement Train the Trainer for Implementing ReadyRosie with Success and Fidelity (Required if RR is not doing the training: Live or Webinar)

This workshop is intended for educators and administrators who will train their district/school or staff.
Participants will understand the ReadyRosie philosophy and will be shown how to conduct the Implementing ReadyRosie with Success and Fidelity workshop in a way that is empowering, relationship-building, and drives usage of family engagement through ReadyRosie tools. Educators will examine the Facilitator’s Guide and have time to discuss their strategic plan for implementation.

Imagine a new way of doing homework that replaces current homework with home learning. Experience the joy of having students and families enjoy learning outside of school…a homework reframe! Educators will explore the role of the teacher, family, and child in homework. Participants will discuss research, challenges with homework, what works/doesn’t work and how to get families excited about supporting learning beyond school walls. Experiential activities and discussions allow educators to experience exciting ways to partner with families to make learning outside of school a joyful, connecting experience using ReadyRosie tools.

Partnering with Families throughout the Year; The Key to Success (Live)

Viewing families as equal partners and engaging them throughout the year will dramatically improve academic success and connections with students. Discussions and hands-on activities facilitate a deep understanding of the distinct roles of the staff and the caregiver, the importance of working together, and the critical role a strong, healthy family/school partnership plays in improving student outcomes. Participants will reflect on personal biases as they explore core beliefs about families and barriers that keep caregivers from engaging. Hands-on activities, discussions, and self-reflections encourage educators to partner with families through all touch points, including home visits, drop-off and pick-up, back-to-school events, conferences, open house, field trips, family events, socialization day, and communications. Meaningful ways to know your families: their stories, the hopes and dreams they have for their children, and the assets they bring to your center are discussed. Participants will have time to explore opportunities to incorporate ReadyRosie tools with their existing touch points, hear how others have used ReadyRosie effectively throughout the year, and create an implementation plan.

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom and Home (Live)

Strong relationship and social emotional skills are key to school and life success. Highly interactive activities, practice, and reflection are used to build a responsive SEL classroom and to explore how to partner with families to support the continuing development of strong foundational social skills. Tools and strategies for equipping families in their efforts to create a home learning environment, set routines, build self-regulation skills, and social problem solving will be shared. Participants will gain an insight into how the ReadyRosie Modeled Learning Moments can teach SEL skills in a fun and non-threatening way.

The Dual Language Learner and the Critical Importance of the Home to School Connection (Live)

Children come to school with a home language. Research on the importance of maintaining the child’s home language will be discussed. Staff will become familiar with strategies that welcome dual language learners and build cultural and linguistic responsiveness into their classrooms. Experiential activities, videos, and discussions give staff the ability to support the strengths and needs of children who are dual language learners and their families. Tools to connect the school and home experience will be explored. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the ReadyRosie tools that will empower their work with dual language learners and their families.

Delivering the ReadyRosie Family Workshop Series Successfully (Live or Webinar)

This workshop is designed for public schools who will be hosting ReadyRosie workshops with families throughout the year. Educators will understand how to conduct Family Workshops that are empowering, relationship-building, and drive usage of ReadyRosie. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the implementation guide and facilitator tools in order to deliver workshop modules with families throughout the school year.

Building Growth Mindset Muscles at School and Home (Live)

A child’s mindset has great implications for academic success. Educators will explore the characteristics of growth vs. fixed mindsets. Experiential activities, self-reflection, and discussions give educators a chance to determine their own growth mindset behaviors and strengths. Explore strategies for building a growth mindset classroom and behaviors. Discover activities for home and school that focus on building brain muscle, process, persistence, empowerment, and self-confidence. Participants will explore how ReadyRosie supports and models growth mindset language and behaviors by giving teachers and families’ tools that focus on building a strong growth mindset.

The ReadyRosie professional learning approach is designed to strengthen learning partnerships between families and staff by providing tools, knowledge, and confidence so working together is enjoyable and leads to school readiness and improved student outcomes.

Each workshop module is designed to be 1.5 – 2 hours in duration and can stand alone or be grouped with other workshops to provide customized training.

Half Day

Select 1-2 Workshop Modules

Full Day

Select 3 Workshop Modules

Full day allows for participants to create implementation plans to incorporate ReadyRosie family engagement tools with their existing efforts and family touch points based on best practices.

Each ReadyRosie Head Start Professional Development Opportunity:

  • builds staff expertise in working with families as key partners in school readiness and success​

  • celebrates working with families and the rich, diverse experiences they bring to the classroom ​

  • encourages all staff to collaborate with colleagues and gain the tools they need in order to successfully strengthen family engagement ​

  • inspires family advocates and staff to encourage and support family efforts to learn outside of school
  • includes ReadyRosie Modeled Learning Moments. These videos provide rich authentic learning activities with real families, in real environments and directly support the foundational skills children need to be successful in the classroom
  • is interactive, engaging, and fun

Available Workshops

Implementing ReadyRosie with Success and Fidelity (Required Live or Webinar)

This workshop can be given directly to staff or given in a “train the trainer” model. Participants will understand the ReadyRosie philosophy, and staff will explore the ReadyRosie video content to understand how it relates to student outcomes. Participants will learn the components necessary for implementing ReadyRosie with success: how to enroll families and how ReadyRosie can be a tool for communication and capacity building for families. Staff will have time to build an implementation strategic plan and get started by registering families and building playlists they can send to families throughout the school year and summer. This training is perfect to pair with one or more of the Head Start workshops listed below.

Implementing ReadyRosie: Year 2 and Beyond (Required for Renewal Live or Webinar)

Participants will explore what is working and not working with their family engagement efforts. Staff will review the previous year’s implementation plan and discuss what was successful and what challenges remain. Updates to ReadyRosie, including new content, resources, and technology, will be reviewed. Successful implementation strategies will be highlighted. Participants will have time to reflect and create updated plans to build excitement for deepening their engagement with families.

Delivering the ReadyRosie Family Workshop Series Successfully (Required Live or Webinar)

This workshop is designed for partners who will be hosting ReadyRosie workshops with families throughout the year. Staff will learn how to conduct Family Workshops that are empowering, relationship-building, and increase home learning through ReadyRosie usage. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the implementation guide and facilitator tools in order to successfully deliver workshop modules with families throughout the school year.

Partnering with Families throughout the Year; The Key to Success (Live)

Viewing families as equal partners and engaging them throughout the year will dramatically improve academic success and connections with students. Discussions and hands-on activities facilitate a deep understanding of the distinct roles of the staff and the caregiver, the importance of working together, and the critical role a strong, healthy family/school partnership plays in improving student outcomes. Participants will reflect on personal biases as they explore core beliefs about families and barriers that keep caregivers from engaging. Hands-on activities, discussions, and self-reflections encourage educators to partner with families through all touch points, including home visits, drop-off and pick-up, back-to-school events, conferences, open house, field trips, family events, socialization day, and communications. Meaningful ways to know your families: their stories, the hopes and dreams they have for their children, and the assets they bring to your center are discussed. Participants will have time to explore opportunities to incorporate ReadyRosie tools with their existing touch points, hear how others have used ReadyRosie effectively throughout the year, and create an implementation plan.

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom and Home (Live)

Strong relationship and social emotional skills are key to school and life success. Highly interactive activities, practice, and reflection are used to build a responsive SEL environment and to explore how to partner with families to support the continuing development of strong foundational social skills. Tools and strategies for equipping families in their efforts to create a home learning environment, set routines, build self-regulation skills, and social problem solving will be shared. Participants will gain an insight into how the ReadyRosie Modeled Learning Moments can teach SEL skills in a fun and non-threatening way.

The Dual Language Learner and the Critical Importance of the Home School Connection (Live)

Children come to school with a home language. Research on the importance of maintaining the child’s home language will be discussed. Staff will become familiar with strategies that welcome dual language learners and build cultural and linguistic responsiveness into their classrooms. Experiential activities, videos, and discussions give staff the ability to support the strengths and needs of children who are dual language learners and their families. Tools to connect the school and home experience will be explored. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the ReadyRosie tools that will empower their work with dual language learners and their families.

Building Growth Mindset Muscles at School and Home (Live)

A child’s mindset has great implications for academic success. Educators will explore the characteristics of growth vs. fixed mindsets. Experiential activities, self-reflection, and discussions give educators a chance to determine their own growth mindset behaviors and strengths. Explore strategies for building a growth mindset classroom and behaviors. Discover activities for home and school that focus on building brain muscle, process, persistence, empowerment, and self-confidence. Participants will explore how ReadyRosie supports and models growth mindset language and behaviors by giving teachers and families’ tools that focus on building a strong growth mindset.