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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 »

A Q&A with William A. Mehojah, Jr.

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William Mehojah, Jr. (Bill) is a member of the Kaw Nation in Oklahoma and is past Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs. He worked as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the Office of Indian Education Programs, now the Bureau of Indian Education, for thirty-six years. During this time he helped develop the… Read more »

Application for $20,000 Family Teacher of the Year Award Now Open

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NCFL has issued a call for nominations to find this year’s Toyota Family Teacher of the Year, an outstanding two-generation educator dedicated to improving literacy educational outcomes among youth and adults. This is the 20th year for the Toyota-funded, NCFL-led award. The educator selected as Toyota Family Teacher of the Year will receive a $20,000 grant… Read more »

Save the Date | 2016 Families Learning Summit

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We’re excited to announce our next Families Learning Summit will be held October 17-19, 2016, in Detroit, Michigan. The Comeback City is a leader in technology, medicine, alternative energy, and is in the midst of one of the nation’s greatest urban redevelopments; we’re thrilled it will be the 2016 home to our premier annual event for two-generation… Read more »

Changing History: How one high school teacher is taking her message straight to families’ homes

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When high school teacher Kristen Whitaker arrived at work this morning, she knew there was a planned assembly. What she didn’t know is it was really just a ruse, set up to surprise her as 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year for her efforts in engaging students’ families in their children’s education. She was… Read more »

Families Learning Summit: 11 Reasons Why

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The 2015 Families Learning Summit is 2 months away! Here are 11 reasons you won’t want to miss it: Seven in-depth and keynote presentations that will inspire, announce new opportunities, award, and reward your dedication to families and learning. The lineup of speakers will give us new and better ways to do what we do, and the… Read more »

A Year in Review: 2014 Teacher of the Year

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Reflections from Elizabeth Atack, Nashville Public Library program manager The entire Toyota Family Teacher of the Year process was a whirlwind! In January, I learned that my boss had nominated me for the award and, within a couple of weeks, I was called for a video interview. A couple of days after that, I was… Read more »

Families Learning Summit: Student Speaker Nominations

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NCFL is looking for family literacy program students to share their stories and insights at our annual Families Learning Summit in Houston, Texas. We are particularly interested in students who have developed strategies for supporting their children’s academic development, have begun to accomplish some of their employment or vocational goals, and/or have developed supportive strategies… Read more »

Families Learning Summit: How to get involved

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Attention! NCFL is looking for education experts, researchers, and successful family literacy practitioners to submit a presentation proposal for the 2015 Families Learning Summit in Houston, Texas, on March 16-18. Below, you’ll also find information on the Literacy Funders Network Call for Proposals and the Toyota Family Learning Showcase. Call for Experts Have you had… Read more »

It’s official! The National Conference on Family Literacy is headed to the capital!

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At the 2013 Conference, we all adopted the mantra of EepyBird: Be obsessive! Be Stubborn! Be Extreme! What will be our mantra next year? Join us to find out February 17-19, 2014, at the nation’s largest family and community literacy conference to be held in Washington, D.C. Gather with family literacy professionals, educators, researchers, advocates,… Read more »