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Guest Post: 3 new literacies for the innovation economy

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The following is part of a series of guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy and family learning. This guest post is by Tom Vander Ark, author and CEO of Getting Smart, and keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 Families Learning Conference. In the old days (like two years ago), you had to… Read more »

Guest Post: Being grateful for your students’ cultural behaviors

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The following is part of a series of guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy and family learning. This guest post is by Dr. Sharroky Hollie, executive director of The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, and keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 Families Learning Conference.   How frequently do you acknowledge… Read more »

Guest Post: How can I teach my kids technology when I’m not tech savvy?

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The following is part of a series of guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy and family learning. This guest post is by Matthew Dawson, Curriculum lead for Applied Digital Skills at Google. There’s an increasing understanding of how important technology education is for students. But how can you teach technology if you’ve never… Read more »

Guest Post: Use your library voice—family learning through libraries

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The following is part of a series of guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy. This guest post is by Margaret Caspe, PhD, director of research and professional learning at Global Family Research Project. What do you think about when you look at this mural? For a grandmother caring for her 3- and 5-year… Read more »

Guest Post: New study on parents’ confidence and support for children’s science learning

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The following is part of a series of guest posts by leaders in the field of early learning. This guest post is by Shelley Pasnik, vice president of Education Development Center (EDC). As researchers, we know that children’s early science exploration can lay the foundation for their becoming critical thinkers and lifelong problem solvers. Yet… Read more »

Guest post: Vroom’s accessible approach to brain-building

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The following is part of a series of guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy. This guest post is by Marissa Jade Kaiser, sr. program manager for Vroom. Research tells us that a child’s brain is wired to grow from birth. It starts off with billions of neurons, and during a child’s earliest years,… Read more »

Four tips for partnering with schools to support your struggling reader

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The following is the first in a series of regular guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy. This guest post is by Sarah Sayko, deputy director of the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL). If your child is struggling to read, you may wonder, “What can the school do to support my child, and… Read more »