CCSSO-PTA Joint Webinar: Engaging Parents and Families on ESSA

National PTA will be participating in a webinar with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) on Wednesday, November 9 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET.  Please see the webinar description below and information to access the webinar next week.  Please note – you cannot register in advance of the webinar, you must click on the link and log in several minutes prior to the start time.

We encourage everyone to participate in the webinar.

Webinar:  Engaging Parents and Families on ESSA

As states work to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), they are reaching out to and engaging a wide variety of stakeholders to get feedback and input throughout the process, from planning to implementation. In this work, states are looking for new and innovative ways to engage parents and families on this important, yet complex, topic. To assist, CCSSO is hosting a joint webinar with National PTA to explore key strategies states can use now and in the future to engage parents and families in meaningful ways. The webinar will include presentations from CCSSO, HCM Strategies and the National PTA. Join us at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 9, 2016!


Presenters include:

Melissa McGrath, Director of Communications, Council of Chief State School Officers

Erica Felker, Senior Associate, HCM Strategists

Shannon Sevier, Vice President of Advocacy, National PTA


The webinar will be held via WebEx. Please use the following steps to log in and participate:

  • Step 1: Please Join WebEx meeting online first. Use this link here.
  • Step 2: After joining the WebEx meeting, dial into the conference at 1-800-768-2983.
  • Step 3: Once you have dialed in, please use the Access Code 541 064 0#.
  • Step 4: After entering the access code, please enter the unique Attendee ID number that appears in the WebEx online. This final step makes sure we can connect the audio with your name.  Please note:  If you have difficulties with step 4, do not worry! You should still be able to participate.