Honoring and Embracing All Children, Youth, and Families: Working with Educators and Community Partners.
- The Family and School Engagement Conference is an opportunity for those adults who work at the intersection of families and learning to gain a deeper understanding about the Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships from the USDOE. It is targeted to schools, administrators, teachers, social workers, guidance, and family liaisons and parent educators, community agencies, after school programs, faith community and state department professionals who are connected to families.
- Family, Schools and Community Engagement has moved from a nice thing to do to a necessity.
- School and communities must be safe havens that welcome all youth and families, regardless of citizenship, national origin, socioeconomic statue, sexual orientation,gender, race or ethnicity so that our children will succeed in school life.
Dr. Keith C. Catone will be the Lunch Keynote Speaker to deliver a talk "Framing Family Engagement as Activism: Purpose, Power, and Possibility." Keith will also facilitate an afternoon workshop stemming from his lunch keynote, aimed at uncovering the various apprehensions that both inhibit and inform our work in family engagement and family-school partnerships. Utilizing Gloria Anzaldúa's "Borderlands / La Frontera" theory, participants will examine Anzaldúa's ideas of choques (cultural collisions) and la facultad (the capacity to see deeper meaning) to help build new understandings of the circumstances, challenges, and successes they have experienced in their work.
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