Collaborative Connections: Working Together for Military-Student Success

About the Series:

Approximately 80-90% of school-aged children in military families attend school in their local school district. [1] [2] [3] Students and their families face unique circumstances related to military service and individual educational needs. A variety of education and family support professionals exist on the military installation and within local schools and communities to provide tailored support for a student or family’s specific needs. To do that successfully, these professionals must communicate, collaborate, and engage with one another, students, and families.

This webinar series focuses on the skills needed by professionals working with military-connected students ages 5-22 and their families to successfully collaborate with one another, engage with families, and leverage military and civilian community resources to support each family and their individual needs. The webinars are open to all but are specifically designed to address the needs of school liaisons, Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Providers (EFMP FSP), special education teachers, general education teachers, auxiliary education staff, and student support services professionals.

These free webinars are easy to join and offer continuing education credits. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, but it is not necessary. Webinars are recorded and archived for later viewing if live attendance is not possible.

To RSVP for a webinar use the links below!

Series Schedule

Identifying Key Collaborators for School Services for Military-Connected Students

  • March 29, 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Improving Military Student Outcomes Through Effective Professional Collaboration

  • July 12, 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Conflict Happens: Anticipating and Overcoming Challenges

  • September 13, 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Collaborating During Changes and Transitions for Military Students

  • November 15, 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST


Image of Dr. Kary Zarate, a White Latina woman with short brown hair and glassesDr. Kary Zarate’s work centers on improving educational outcomes for students with significant emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs through personnel preparation. Her research examines effective training frameworks for special education paraprofessionals so that outcomes for students are improved. Kary believes in breaking down barriers for all learners and works diligently to dismantle systems of oppression.

Continuing Education
  • This OneOp webinar series:
    • Has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program through the National Council on Family Relations.
    • Offers 1.5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for providers in Michigan.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Professionals: Each webinar in this series provides 1.5 PDUs towards CFCS from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits is being sought for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK

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