Closing General Session

Get ready for the finale of the 2023 Families Learning Conference, where innovation takes center stage. Our culminating event starts with an adult learner who will share the story of their learning journey. Dr. Walter Gilliam, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and expert in early childhood health and education will provide our […]

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Lunch & Learn: A Path to Digital Equity

Join us for complimentary lunch as we delve into the crucial topic of digital equity. In this session, panelists from Digital Promise, World Education, and Chapman University will share their visionary insights on creating protective digital communities for children and families, particularly those furthest from opportunity. Attendees will gain valuable strategies and tactics to engage […]

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Pre-Conference Workshop

Come early and join NCFL and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 22 for a pre-conference workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The pre-con will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Walter Gilliam, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and leading expert in early childhood health and […]

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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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Unlocking Parents’ Potential Through Leadership

Create opportunities to help adult learners unlock their potential, develop leadership skills, and directly impact their home, school, and community. Come learn strategies to incorporate into your lesson plan. Practice engagement activities that will effectively motivate and support parents.

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Supporting Children and Families in Science and Math Through Partnerships and Play

Home, school, and community partnerships are vital to maximizing young children’s STEM learning, inquiry and problem-solving, and sustained science and math interests and confidence. We will share hands-on games, strategies, and resources, for engaging, educating, and empowering families as partners in their children’s math and science play.

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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 With Multilingual Families

This session covers best practices for engaging Multilingual Learners and their families. How can you design family learning and engagement that is welcoming for MLs? How can you increase attendance for ML families? How can you evaluate your program so you continue to grow your program each year? Find out in this session!

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It’s Time to Reframe Family Engagement

We’ve been talking about family engagement all wrong! This session will provide specific, well-researched findings about what we’ve done wrong and the strategies and tools to communicate about family engagement so everyone will finally understand why it is a critical component of student success.

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Literacy and the Opportunity Gap

Literacy is a basic building block of education and gateway to all other skills. A lack of literacy skills is referred to as the achievement gap. We prefer “opportunity gap.” Learn how access is being provided to emerging readers and families to address this opportunity gap and promote literacy.

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