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Transform Your Pedagogy by Partnering with Parents!
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Gretchen Osodipe, Founder, Co-Teach, LLC; and Tali Horowitz, Education Director, Common Sense
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Education Manager, Common Sense Education
Sponsored by Common Sense Education
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We all know that partnering with parents (and all caregivers) is not just a one-and-done event, but a practice of seeing and valuing families as full and equal partners in fostering learners. How, as educators, can we help parents and caregivers feel more confident, clear, and supported as partners in learning?
Watch Gretchen Osodipe of Co-Teach to hear about a whole-community approach, including concrete strategies educators can use for family engagement. As a former teacher and current parent of three, Gretchen’s goals aren’t about kids “getting better at school,” but about nurturing lifelong learners!
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels.
About the Presenters
Gretchen Osodipe has over 15 years of experience teaching and consulting from PK to college. She is the founder and a lead facilitator of Co-Teach, LLC, a provider of educational support and coaching for parents and caregivers. Their comprehensive support ensures teaching, learning, and family engagement are integrated expressions of justice for all learners and their families. Gretchen formerly served as Managing Director of Service Innovation for the Achievement Network (ANet) where she worked to design new ways to help schools, teachers, and stakeholders boost student learning with great teaching.
A National Board Certified Teacher, Gretchen has also worked as a parent educator, curriculum writer, and adjunct faculty. A native Nashvillian turned East Coaster, she lives with her husband and three children. Gretchen holds a B.A. in educational studies and psychology and an M.A.Ed. in elementary education from Washington University in St. Louis.
Tali Horowitz is the New York Education Director at Common Sense, where she works with educators and families to empower kids to meaningfully harness the power of media and technology for learning and life. She partners with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. She provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in-person and virtual), and conference presentations. Tali has been an educator for over 15 years. Her passions include helping educators and families effectively navigate the digital world and building cultural competency. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, including as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Department of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2013, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to research culturally responsive pedagogy in New Zealand. In her free time, she loves face-to-face interactions with friends and family.
About the Moderator
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh regional senior educational program manager at Common Sense Education. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in education. She continues to partner with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations across the nation to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. Jennifer provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in-person and virtual), conference presentations, and parent universities. Jennifer sits on the Advisory Council for Kidsburgh and is a champion for Remake Learning Days Across America. Jennifer has a B.S. in elementary education and an M.Ed. in educational leadership. Jennifer was recently named 2019 Alumni of the Year from Edinboro University. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jehehalt.
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