The 2017 National Family and Community Engagement Conference is in the Bay Area this year, and we are thrilled to be presenting work from three of our local research-practice partnerships.
Friday, June 23, 2017
10:45 AM - Noon
DUAL-CAPACITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CULTURALLY & LINGUISTICALLY RESPONSIVE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
This workshop highlights the experience of the Early Childhood Language Development Institute (ECLDI), an initiative providing culturally and linguistically responsive professional development for early learning providers and families of dual language learners. In this session, hosted by program staff and Stanford University research partners, participants will learn about the ECLDI dual-capacity model, lessons gleaned from the research, and concrete approaches to engage providers in creating culturally and linguistically responsive early learning experiences and school environments.
Presenters: Kendra Fehrer, Research Associate, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities and Soodie Ansari, Coordinator, Early Learning Dual Language Support, San Mateo County Office of Education
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: THE ROLE OF PARTNERS IN MEDIATING SCHOOL-HOME CONNECTIONS
This workshop presents findings from two studies about innovative efforts by community based organizations to facilitate family-school connections. Drawing from in-depth research in community school contexts in Oakland and San Francisco, we will present strategies, strengths, and challenges of contrasting approaches to cultivate parent leadership and inform school culture and practice. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how such strategies and lessons may be adapted to their own contexts.
Presenters: Laurel Sipes and Kendra Fehrer, Research Associates, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities