Equity in Family Engagement: Perspectives on Engaging Families in their Children's Literacy Development

3:00 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020
4:00 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020
Zoom Webinar
Families of color are very active in their children's literacy learning. As a result of this activity, an increasing number of family engagement programs are tailoring their content to honor families' lived experiences and cultural knowledge to promote children's literacy development at home. This webinar will highlight three culturally sensitive family literacy programs for African American, immigrant, and Latinx families in early childhood, and discuss virtual ways to engage diverse families in their children's learning. The goal of this webinar is to provide practical strategies for family engagement that involved embedding literacy practices within everyday routines, such as cooking and doing laundry. Panelists Shana E. Rochester, Ph.D., AACTE/Holmes Postdoctoral Associate, Boston University Jeanne Paratore, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Boston University Diana Leyva, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Moderator Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Boston University