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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What ED Learned from the Family Engagement Learning Series

The US Department of Education, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Overdeck Family Foundation, facilitated a six-part webinar series intended to help education leaders and practitioners implement family engagement strategies that support student success. Thousands attended the webinars that brought evidence-based strategies and research, bright spots from the field, and resources […]

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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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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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Leveraging Media to Support Parent Priorities

We will share a study that explored the successes and challenges families face in supporting their children’s learning at home. We’ll introduce strategies to share with families, including ways to leverage media, that address learning priorities and align with families’ values and everyday lives.

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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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Family Engagement to Support Early Learning

This session will focus on how family engagement facilitates learning key early literacy skills. Participants will learn research-backed methods for building family engagement and will see evidence of increased engagement leading to higher usage of a virtual learning tool and higher literacy scores.

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Family-School Partnerships: Successful Strategies

This session provides strategies for strengthening family-school partnerships, with attention to students with social-emotional challenges. Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP), an intervention for connecting parents and educators, will be reviewed. Participants will leave with tools for creating partnerships.

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Family Literacy Initiative Evaluation Results

The William Penn Foundation launched a multi-generational family literacy initiative that included a 4-year evaluation conducted by the Goodling Institute at Penn State University. This session highlights promising findings from the evaluation of five family literacy programs in Philadelphia.

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Family Engagement in Rural Communities

Take a dive into the listening work & planning we have conducted in South Dakota to reach all families throughout the state, including our nine Native Nations, ranching communities, and families new to our country. We will share key findings, insights, and implications for the next phase of our work.

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