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Unlocking Opportunities Through Family Literacy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Unlocking Opportunities Through Family Literacy

Presented by Patricia A. Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Language and Literacy, Michigan State University
Sponsored by Frog Street Press



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Parent involvement means more than getting parents into school. This type of limited involvement is often available to parents who are not in full-time employment and involves only a small percentage of the children’s parents. For students to get the most out of school, we need to promote parent and teacher partnerships for unlocking opportunities through family literacy.

In this edWebinar, participants will hear from Patricia A. Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Language and Literacy, Michigan State University, on the topics of:

  • Understanding the importance of family-school partnerships in student success
  • Understanding the role of school staff in helping all students and families feel a sense of belonging and connectedness to school
  • Becoming acquainted with traditional and nontraditional approaches to communicating with parents
  • Learning about new ways to engage parents

There will be time to get your questions answered after Dr. Edwards’ presentation. PreK through elementary educators are invited to attend this event. Join us to learn about getting parents more involved through family literacy.

Patricia EdwardsAbout the Presenter
Dr. Patricia A. Edwards, a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, is a Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She served as a member of the IRA Board of Directors (1998–2001), as the first African American President of the Literacy Research Association (2006-2007), and as President of the International Literacy Association (2010-2011). She has published articles in highly refereed journals, authored two nationally acclaimed family literacy programs and seven books. Her most recent book, New Ways to Engage Parents: Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Leaders, is the winner of the 2017 Delta Kappa Gamma Educators Book Award. Dr. Edwards was also named as the 2017-2018 Jeanne S. Chall Visiting Researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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