Texas AFT has been the leader in initiatives for community schools–programs that use intense community involvement to provide students and their families with a wide variety of academic and social-service resources–to help schools thrive and students achieve.
So we urge you to join teams and individuals from across Texas for the 5th annual Texas Community Schools Summit on June 16-17. The two-day virtual summit will provide tools for building thriving community school efforts. You may register as an individual or as part of a campus team. Parents and community partners are also welcome.
While we cannot meet in person, we will still have a great time working together virtually to create amazing community school strategies for the coming school year. Our Summit this year will focus on the theme of “Innovation.” If ever there was a time to think differently with the challenges of the pandemic, this is it. Whether you’re new to community schools or have been involved for a while, you’ll find information, inspiration and tools you need to prepare for the 2020-21 school year. We encourage you to bring teams to take advantage of our virtual facilitated planning time.
And don’t worry If you feel “zoomed out” from so many video conferences. The summit is going to be fun, informative, and engaging—including our Shark Tank Competition, in which each team will have three minutes to “wow” our panel of judges with one of your innovative ideas for next year. The winning team will receive a $500 prize for their campus!
NOTE: We are working, as always, to make the summit bilingual (English/Spanish). Details will be announced. Sponsored by Austin Voices for Education and Youth, Austin ISD, Texas AFT, and Save Texas Schools.