NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Parent/Family Involvement

EDUC 600




Instructor: Kevin Solum

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $280

Course Description:

This course provides ideas on how educators can incorporate a classroom community partnership between parents, administrators, teachers, and the community in which they live in.  Tips and strategies on how to build strong cooperative relationships are written about throughout this text.  This class is appropriate for all teachers.


As a result of participation in this course, students should:

  • Be able to implement strategies to improve family involvement in the classroom.
  • Be able to benefit from family and community partnerships.
  • Be able to internalize the authors’ points of view regarding the importance of teacher and family relationships and demonstrate this in the writing of reflections.


The required text is:

Henderson, A., Mapp, K., Johnson, V., Davies, D. (2007). Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships.  New York: The New Press.

Textbook can be ordered from Amazon.com

About The Instructor

Kevin Solum
Kevin Solum

Kevin Solum earned an M.Ed. In Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. His B.A. in Elementary Education is awarded from Concordia College in Moorhead. Kevin has over 10 years of experience teaching elementary school. Kevin is also a high school baseball coach.


**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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