Evidence for Supporting and Engaging Families to Maximize Learning and Well-being

Investigating Teachers’ Collaboration with English Learner (EL) Families Dr. Kristen Perry, University of Kentucky Learn about two studies on professional development designed to enhance teachers’ ability to support EL students’ academic language and literacy development, to develop reciprocal relationships with EL families, and support family literacy among EL families and communities. Unconditional Cash and Family […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Welcome to Parent Nation: Our Rural Pilot

Partners for Rural Impact (PRI) brought Parent Villages, a program based on the work of Dr. Dana Suskind in Parent Nation, to our organization and to one of our communities  in 2023. In this session, you’ll experience Parent Village activities firsthand and learn how to use them to build capacity in your organization and rural […]

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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.

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Uplifting & Wrapping Around Our Communities

It Takes a Village: Education and community professionals will share assessment tools (community and individual) and strategies as well as discuss the impact of wraparound services and the primary person model to help create individualized plans of support for families to thrive in challenging communities.

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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.

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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.

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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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Partnering to Improve Family Engagement Processes

Deep partnerships at the state and local level have allowed the work of the Kentucky Statewide Family Engagement Center to thrive. Explore our state level processes, hear from local leaders and develop a list of actions to take with potential partners in your state or locality.

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