Family Engagement through Music: Using Music to Promote Family Engagement in Children’s Learning at School and Home

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guitar-lesson-435099_640In this webinar, presented by the Arts and Music in Early Learning community at, participants were introduced to the ways in which developmentally appropriate and enjoyable music and movement activities can be used as a catalyst for family engagement in school and at home, ultimately creating a musical community that benefits the development of the whole child. Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. and Lauren Guilmartin introduced participants to current research on the various types of family engagement, which can include parents’ increased participation in their child’s education in the home setting, engagement in the school setting, and the parent-teacher communication and relationship. They then explored how music activities can be used as a tool to enrich the home learning environment and to involve parents in the school and classroom.

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Arts and Music in Early Learning is a free professional learning community (PLC) that helps educators create and integrate fine arts and music into their classrooms. The community hosts online discussions that make it easy for educators to stay connected over time with fellow teachers to share ideas, practices, examples, and lesson plans.  The community is a growing resource center with webinar archives, CE quizzes, and support materials that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. This program is sponsored by Music Together.

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