November 7, 2018
Hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)
Engaging Parents: Linguistic and Cultural Strengths as Resources in Language and Literacy Learning
Presenter: Ellen Skilton, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education at Arcadia University
Description: Utilizing a strengths-based model to engage in learning activities that build on the knowledge of parents and children (including family stories), this webinar illustrates the ways that parents who have varied schooling and literacy backgrounds can be engaged in supporting the reading/writing/spoken language development of their children. The webinar also provides examples of ways that educational partners (even those who do not speak the native language of the families they serve) can support literacy, bi-literacy and/or multi-literacies in families by tapping into both family and community resources and visual, musical and gestural forms of communication.