Federal Resources for a Family Learning System

A variety of federal programs fund family literacy and family engagement. This session will focus on federal funding streams that support this work and will provide examples of how organizations can access and use these funds to support families and aid in program sustainability.

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SFEC Local Staff and Parents Reflect on Evaluation

AZ and NE SFEC Family Literacy coordinators, parent leaders, and evaluators join in a fishbowl conversation with attendees to reflect on evaluation lessons learned and the potential of equitable, co-designed evaluation and programs where family voice drives continued improvement.

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Incorporating FVR in Adult ESL Classes

LCCSO staff and parent participants will discuss free voluntary reading in Adult ESL class and its impact on the entire family’s reading habits. Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on their current classroom practices and brainstorm how to incorporate FVR into their own learning environments. Additionally, attendees will learn how to build relevant classroom […]

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Creating Cyberchase Mobile Adventures in STEM

The WNET Group (NYC’s Public Media Station) & Education Development Center will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating a texting program that engages families in playful STEM learning. The session will include tips for participants to apply to their own programs.

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Building Innovative School-Family Partnerships

Learn about the design sprint process, a human-centered design approach that gives school teams the space, resources, and innovative agency to reimagine family, school, and community collaboration in 22 school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania. Participate in a human-centered design activity.

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