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5 reasons why your boss should send you to NCFL’s conference

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It probably comes as no surprise that professional development helps you improve your work. Getting away from your daily routine and learning what others in your field are doing can renew your enthusiasm and arm you with fresh ideas. But convincing your boss to let you go can be hard. There are budget constraints to… Read more »

NCFL seeks adult learners to speak at the Families Learning Conference

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The National Center for Families Learning is seeking student speakers for the Families Learning Conference to be held in Tucson, Arizona, October 9 – 11, 2017. Eligible speakers are fluent in English and must have attended a family literacy or family learning program that has a two-generational learning component and completed at least one or… Read more »

Submit your nominee for the $20,000 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award

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Do you know an educator making great strides in family engagement? Nominate them for the 2017 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award! This prestigious award, made possible by Toyota, recognizes teachers who are positively impacting families by engaging them in school- and community-based educational programming. NCFL is accepting nominations now through Friday, June 9,… Read more »

Inspire others and share your success at the 2017 Families Learning Conference

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NCFL recognizes that in order to build communities that prosper, we must pool our strengths and share our strategies to help lift our neighbors from poverty and into educational and lifelong success. That’s why we’re calling on literacy staff, educators, librarians, thought leaders, researchers, policymakers, and others to submit proposals for this year’s Families Learning… Read more »

Discover family engagement resources from NCFL

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NCFL is fresh off a trip to the Title 1 Conference and we are bursting with new ideas and connections. We had many insightful conversations with educators and administrators and found that the need for family engagement resources is great. We offer many such resources for educators, literacy programs, libraries, and community-based organizations. Below, we’ve… Read more »

NCFL’s conference is headed west!

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It’s time to begin planning your trip to Tucson, Arizona, for the 2017 Families Learning Conference! From Monday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 11, we’ll explore promising practices and innovative strategies in family literacy, learning, and engagement. REGISTRATION INFORMATION Take advantage of early bird pricing and save 20% by registering today! Register online or download the… Read more »

2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year & Runner-up Announced

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When Jean Ciborowski Fahey of Weymouth, Mass., joins a circle of moms and newborns, she condenses decades of knowledge about brain development into a 20-minute message that’s straightforward and provides parents ways to help their children develop a strong foundation for learning. “It’s important that parents of all income and education levels understand the benefits… Read more »

Exploring ‘Funds of Knowledge’ at 2016 Families Learning Summit

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Dr. Blaire Willson Toso, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University, shares what Families Learning Summit attendees can expect from featured researcher Dr. Luis Moll.  Dr. Luis Moll, a professor (emeritus) at the University of Arizona, has been working with parents, children, and teachers since 1978. He is well-known for his collaborative… Read more »

10 reasons to register now for the 2016 Families Learning Summit 

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This year’s Families Learning Summit will bring two-generation family engagement to life for hundreds of attendees on October 17-19, 2016, in Detroit, Mich. We’ve hand-picked sessions and speakers covering everything from early literacy to adult education, and digital learning to community coalitions and family engagement research. Whether you’re a veteran attendee or new to the Summit,… Read more »

fINdings Women’s Project to create 1000 totes for Summit attendees

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A guest post by Annette Ciketic,  Executive Director and founder of fINdings Art Center, Inc. “IMAGINE hundreds of people will be carrying our totes at the 25th anniversary of NCFL’s Families Learning Summit. Now imagine our totes will go home to every state in the United States!” This is how the conversation began during a regular Wednesday gathering… Read more »