Tips [and template!] for making your case to attend

This November 4-6, the Families Learning Conference is returning to Louisville, Kentucky to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the National Center for Families Learning! We want YOU to join our celebration and to discover evidence-based strategies and innovative practices in education.  But how do you convince your manager to let you attend? Here are some […]

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Sessions, speakers added to #NCFL19 schedule!

The 2019 Families Learning Conference schedule of sessions has been published and we’re excited for what’s in store! This year, the Conference will offer concurrent sessions in seven content strands—Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Funding and Sustainability, K-12 Education, Library, Parent Leadership, and Research & Policy. Click here to view the schedule and to start […]

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Look who’s kicking off #NCFL19!

It’s official—Dr. Karen L. Mapp will take the 2019 Families Learning Conference mainstage at our Opening Session Monday, Nov. 4, 2019! Dr. Mapp is a senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program. Over the past twenty years, Dr. […]

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Why attend #NCFL19? Hear from your peers!

This year is a BIG year for the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)—we’re celebrating 30 years of helping families get out of poverty! For nearly as long, we’ve also hosted the Families Learning Conference for educators, literacy practitioners, family service workers, and others who help families meet their educational and economic goals. We know […]

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Tim Shanahan to present early childhood pre-con

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is excited to offer a pre-conference session on early childhood reading achievement ahead of the 2019 Families Learning Conference! The session will be free for the first 200 Conference registrants to sign up. “How to Improve Reading Achievement” will be presented by Timothy Shanahan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at […]

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Expand your knowledge at #NCFL19

Registration is now open for the 2019 Families Learning Conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 4-6! The Families Learning Conference aims to equip educators, program staff, librarians, parent leaders, and others with best practices, strategies, and resources to help families succeed in accomplishing their educational goals. Why attend the Families Learning Conference? Keep reading to […]

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Reminder: Call for Proposals closes March 1

  Do you have an effective or innovative way of addressing challenges families face in education? Have learning strategies or resources to share with your peers? Apply to present at the 2019 Families Learning Conference! The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is calling on our network and peers to submit presentation proposals reflecting best […]

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Call for Proposals open for #NCFL19

Planning is underway for the 2019 Families Learning Conference, held Monday, Nov. 4 to Wednesday, Nov. 6! This year’s Conference will bring an extra dose of excitement for attendees as the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will be celebrating our 30th anniversary, and bringing the conference home to Louisville, Kentucky. The mission of the […]

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#NCFL18 REPLAY: Library lightning talks

Libraries and their staffs are working tirelessly to serve families where they live, work, and play within their communities. On September 25 at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) held a series of expert-led lightning talks describing innovative programming that takes family literacy and engagement beyond the four walls […]

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And that’s a wrap! #NCFL18 highlights

They came from 45 states, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Colombia. From September 24-26, 2018, over 700 education professionals descended upon Fort Lauderdale for the 2018 Families Learning Conference. The shared goal? Helping families get out of poverty through education solutions. This multi-sector convening brought together educators, social service providers, librarians, policymakers, and funders with […]

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Mark your calendars for our 30th birthday!

The 2019 Families Learning Conference is headed to Louisville, Kentucky, where it all began for the National Center for Families Learning! Plan now to join us Nov. 4-6, 2019. The conference will boast inspiring, thought-provoking professional development in family literacy, learning, and engagement, as well as the opportunity to connect with your peers from around […]

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