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Family Literacy Programming Goes to School: How our programs can help adult learners make a difference in the school lives of their children, from teacher conferences to homework help
A California Library Literacy Services Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 10 AM, Mountain - 11 AM, Central - 12 PM, Eastern - 1 PM
Sherry Drobner, Former Literacy Program Manager - LEAP, City of Richmond
Amy Prevedel, Independent Literacy Contractor
Abigail Sims-Evelyn, Literacy Program Manager - LEAP, City of Richmond
Some adult learners come into library literacy programs because they want to be able to participate in their child's formal education and advocate effectively for them at school. Learners want to be able to support their children, as homework and other school communication comes knocking at the door and into their family life.
In this webinar we will consider ways to:
- Step back and think about the most effective, appropriate role your library literacy program can play in supporting families in the realm of schooling
- Help literacy providers honor the parents’ role as the first teacher of their children and the most experienced in terms of providing support to their children to inform family literacy services
- Work with adult learners to tap into and strengthen their authentic voices in contexts that might fall beyond their present comfort level, so they can advocate from within and influence the social institutions their families interact with, in this case, with schools
- Learn more about a rich array of academic research that can help guide you in making decisions and implementing activities based on solid footing and a clear purpose
- Find out about some homework-help models and the nuts and bolts of making them happen: what materials were important, and who did what and when and how to make them function successfully
We look forward to learning with you!
This webinar will be of interest to: the California Library Literacy community, especially literacy program staff people who will offer literacy programming with new CLLS funds.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived
CLLS Family Literacy Webinar Series
About CLLS Family Literacy Webinars: You asked. We listened! From now through June, Family Literacy training webinars for CLLS library literacy program staff will be offered on a monthly basis. Webinars will run from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on various days of the week. They will feature your library literacy colleagues/fellow experts from around the state and you—sharing research, tools, experience, and of course, brilliant ideas. With your input, insights, and questions we look forward to many rich e-discussions!
Literacy Initiatives project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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Keywords: literacy, family literacy