Caregiver Collaborations: Weaving Home and School With Care

Date: May 14, 2024

Time: 05:00PM - 06:30PM

You must be registered to participate!

Authentic family partnerships not only foster collaborative environments but also enhance students’ literacy development and overall well-being. In this ILA Webinar, Nawal Qarooni will draw from her extensive research and personal experience as a parent of four multiethnic children to guide participants in understanding a collective care framework that can grow community and connections with students and their families. The session will offer practical ideas for building partnerships, exploring traditions, and enhancing literacy development, which will empower educators to strengthen connections and create a supportive environment where all students can thrive.

Participants will

  • Develop the understanding that what constitutes family and engagement affects our communication methods with the students in our care
  • Explore the multitude of ways that all families grow their children's literacy lives—through authentic traditions and rituals—and think through their responsibilities as teachers and leaders of literacy
  • Delve into how classroom teaching of English language arts sparks and extends curiosity into students’ home lives, unearthing a deep appreciation for the rich nuance of the human experience
  • Discuss where the family intersects with curricular work, and how we can communicate best with families about how to strengthen and continue their rich literacy legacies

Who should register: Classroom teachers, principals, administrators, teacher educators, and preservice teachers

FREE for members | $44.00 nonmembers (includes annual membership)

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