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WEBINAR: Facilitating Family-School Partnerships – Engaging Immigrant and English Learner Families in their Children’s Learning
June 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Presented by the Center for Education Equity (CEE)in partnership with the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)
CEE is a project of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. (MAEC) in partnership with WestEd and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). CEE is one of the four regional equity assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Diana Autin, Executive Co-Director, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN);
Young-Chan Han, Family Involvement Specialist Division of Student, Family, and School Support, Maryland State Department of Education; and
Jennifer Love, Family Engagement Specialist, Office of Interpreting and Translation/Office ofDiversity, Prince George’s County Public Schools
Description : High impact culturally responsive family, school, and community engagement recognizes meaningful, asset-based engagement that is linked to learning. This approach builds on the will to acknowledge, understand, and build on identified family resources and their funds of knowledge to create authentic engagement to increase and sustain academic achievement. Immigrant families face multiple challenges in partnering with schools regarding their children’s education and in improvement efforts. Creating a welcoming environment encourages EL and immigrant families to serve as authentic partners in not only their own children’s learning, but to assist schools in designing and implementing new reform and restructuring strategies. This webinar will provide tools and strategies for engaging EL and immigrant families in their children’s learning from state, district, school, community-based, and family-led organization perspectives.
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