Building on 30 years of evidence-based family engagement strategies, the FAST (Families & Schools Together Institute) will partner with the WEA Academy for the 2021-22 school year. Through engaging virtual and in-person workshops, WEAC members will have the opportunity to explore proven strategies that create a welcoming environment for families of all racial, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The research is clear: greater family engagement leads to higher academic outcomes, fewer discipline issues, and deeper peer social connections.
Grounded in research, FAST is an internationally-acclaimed program that works to develop the structures necessary for children to thrive in school and in life. The United Nations has recognized FAST as one of the most effective parent engagement programs in the world, and FAST has its roots in our backyard at UW-Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
As a benefit of your continued union membership, there is no cost to attend either the virtual or in person sessions. Select the sessions that work best in your schedule below. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place for in-person sessions.
WEA Academy - 2021-22 FAST RegistrationUse this form to select the sessions, dates and locations that work best for you.
FAST, An Overview