You have been asked by your administrator to develop a PowerPoint presentation and supporting paper, for the staff that will give concrete examples, suggestions and ideas to create a more inviting family-school climate at your site. Your principal understands your desire to make change at your school site and has shown you additional research stating that family involvement supports student success. In order for your staff to buy-in to this new paradigm they must have the background knowledge and specific examples to understand the necessity of change. Therefore your presentation and paper must include all of the following: Information regarding the influence of families on children’s school successThe importance of understanding that the family/parents are the expert regarding their childKnowledge of possible family stressors and resources to share with familiesA general understanding of culturally responsive teachingAn approach to link your school and family with your communityAn understanding of how culture influences an educational setting and how to support these differencesThe importance of becoming connected with students’ families and one activity to support this relationshipHow to use family-school problem solving with culturally diverse familiesBackground information regarding culture and disabilityRequirements: The presentation should include 10-15 PowerPoint slides (enough to entice your coworkers to read your supporting paper) and a 7-10 page paper to accompany your visual presentation. Your PowerPoint should include a title slide in addition to the 10-15 slides highlighting the major topics covered in the course. The purpose of the PowerPoint is to persuade your co-workers of the importance of creating an inviting school climate. The accompanying paper should be well organized and professional. It will be a minimum of 7 pages excluding Title and Reference Pages. At least five (5) references are required, with at least two (2) of those being websites/resources to share with parents.