Family Engagement and Educator Preparation Innovation Project webinar series: New Directions for Coursework in Family and Community Engagement

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- Add to Calendar 2024-02-14 13:00:00 2024-02-14 14:00:00 Family Engagement and Educator Preparation Innovation Project webinar series: New Directions for Coursework in Family and Community Engagement There is a common misconception that educators will naturally learn how to partner and engage families once they enter schools and classrooms. While many educators do build their capacity for family and community engagement over the course of their careers, a much more effective way to support educators in their work with families is through an intentional focus on families and communities early on and throughout their preparation.  In an effort to support innovation in how educators are prepared for family and community engagement, starting in 2022, the Natioal Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) began funding local collaboratives of educator preparation programs and family, school, and community partners to incubate new ideas, practices, and knowledge.Join NAFSCE for the first of their Family Engagement and Educator Preparation Innovation Project Webinar series on February 14th @ 1pm ET to hear how two of these innovation collaboratives redesigned coursework so that educators could have more robust opportunities to develop the competencies to engage families meaningfully and equitably.  Frances K. Harper from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will describe how faculty along with partners from a children’s museum, a literacy-focused non-profit, and el Centro Hispano co-developed with families and community members a series of three modules to better build educators abilities to reflect, connect, and collaborate with families.  In addition, Brooke Gill, Grace McKenzie, and Edna O. Schack from the Prichard Committee of Academic Excellence will share how their collaborative developed a series of modules based on the Family Engagement Core Competencies for educator preparation programs throughout Kentucky.  They will also discuss data demonstrating how these modules increased teacher candidates ability to respect and value families, embrace equity, build trusting relationships, and link family engagement to learning and development.   Zoom Zoom noreply@air.org America/New_York public

There is a common misconception that educators will naturally learn how to partner and engage families once they enter schools and classrooms. While many educators do build their capacity for family and community engagement over the course of their careers, a much more effective way to support educators in their work with families is through an intentional focus on families and communities early on and throughout their preparation.  

In an effort to support innovation in how educators are prepared for family and community engagement, starting in 2022, the Natioal Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) began funding local collaboratives of educator preparation programs and family, school, and community partners to incubate new ideas, practices, and knowledge.

Join NAFSCE for the first of their Family Engagement and Educator Preparation Innovation Project Webinar series on February 14th @ 1pm ET to hear how two of these innovation collaboratives redesigned coursework so that educators could have more robust opportunities to develop the competencies to engage families meaningfully and equitably.  

Frances K. Harper from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will describe how faculty along with partners from a children’s museum, a literacy-focused non-profit, and el Centro Hispano co-developed with families and community members a series of three modules to better build educators abilities to reflect, connect, and collaborate with families.  

In addition, Brooke Gill, Grace McKenzie, and Edna O. Schack from the Prichard Committee of Academic Excellence will share how their collaborative developed a series of modules based on the Family Engagement Core Competencies for educator preparation programs throughout Kentucky.  They will also discuss data demonstrating how these modules increased teacher candidates ability to respect and value families, embrace equity, build trusting relationships, and link family engagement to learning and development.
 


 


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