Beyond Digital Equity: Nurturing Multigenerational Digital Resilience

Imagine a world with intentional community-informed programming that targets digital literacy skills for all ages. What impact would this have on multigenerational digital resilience? This session will help you to: understand what digital resilience is, plan your own intentional programming, and support your understanding of resources available to bolster digital equity in your community. World […]

Read more

The Politics of Family Learning: Perspective on DC

What happens in DC matters to the families we serve. This policy update will contextualize how the political agenda has a direct impact on the conversation and priorities at the federal level. This is important as we look to support family literacy, family engagement, and family leadership programs.

Read more

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.

Read more

Growing Readers. Growing Communities.

What is a book desert? It’s been a decade since Unite for Literacy created the Book Desert Map of the United States. Mike will share lessons learned about the geography of books and reading and what family literacy advocates and practitioners can do to transform the literacy landscape of their communities from book deserts to […]

Read more

Everything You Need to Know to Publish in the COABE Journal

The COABE Journal is the flagship practitioner-focused publication produced by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) that uses a theme-based approach to discuss issues, trends, and ideas impacting the Adult Education field. The COABE Journal is published twice annually in print and electronic form, with articles typically receiving thousands of downloads. The planned Fall […]

Read more

Working Together: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Wisdom

Panelists will share insights from their experience as part of the FACE Practitioner Committee, which brings together preschool teachers, adult education teachers, coordinators, and principals from several FACE programs to propose peer-developed solutions to common family literacy challenges.

Read more

Wait! There’s a Fifth Component?

This session will explore how adult English instruction, child education, parent time, and PACT Time® can be integrated. Session participants will be provided examples of component integration specific to family literacy and will have time to workshop ideas for their own family literacy spaces.

Read more

The Community Classroom, Engaging Caregivers

Powered by partnership at every level, from state government to local volunteers, attendees will learn how Tennessee rolled out a statewide effective home-to-school connection, including a text messaging literacy program for caregivers and community-based literacy strategies to engage families.

Read more

Supporting Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

This session shares impactful strategies and lessons learned from two federally-funded professional development projects that worked to support in-service K-8 teachers’ abilities to develop strong, reciprocal relationships with the families and communities of English learners in Kentucky.

Read more

PACT Time®: Increasing Parent Participation with Children Preschool through Middle School

Implementing PACT Time® with immigrant and refugee parents can present unique challenges. During this session we will share our experiences increasing parent participation with their children from preschool through middle school. We will show how we created meaningful parent and child interactions in and out of the classroom.

Read more