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Latest research in family literacy explored at the Families Learning Conference

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What is the latest research in family literacy and learning, and how can it inform your work? The Families Learning Conference 2017 will feature a research strand of concurrent sessions, including three featured researchers invited by the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy. These sessions will explore data in family literacy, adult education, family engagement, and library initiatives. Find session descriptions by clicking the session titles below.


Monday, October 9

Meeting the Challenge: Incorporating Employability, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenters: Dr. Blaire Toso, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and Public Education Foundation and Dr. Carol Clymer, Penn State University

Process Evaluation: A Key to Program Success, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenters: Dr. Lori Nebelsick-Gullett, NG Consulting; Marjorie Myles, Genesee Independent School District Head Start; Lynn McGregor, National Center for Families Learning

Connections: PFCE, NCFL, and the Data Story, 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenters: Arlise Ford, Kenya Campbell, and Sarah Koo, Educational Alliance

✪Featured researcher invited by the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy✪
Transforming Bi-Cultural Family Engagement Towards Empowerment and Advocacy, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Presenter: Dr. Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos, Arizona State University

 

Tuesday, October 10

Using Data to Inform Strategy, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenters: Becky Raymond, Chicago City Wide Literacy Coalition; Sheri Suarez Foreman, Houston Center for Literacy; and Dr. Carol Clymer, Penn State University

✪Featured researcher invited by the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy✪
Uncovering Hidden Worlds: Highlighting Family’s Role, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, University of Illinois at Chicago

Making the Case: Collecting Data That Matters, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Presenters: Dr. Carol Clymer and Dr. Elisabeth Grinder, Penn State University; and Dr. Blaire Toso, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and Public Education Foundation

High Expectations for 2Gen Learning Outcomes, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Jeri Levesque, Center of Effort LLC

Engaging Families: STEM Learning Through Libraries, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Presenters: Dr. Margaret Caspe, Global Family Research Project; Angela Hubbard, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC); Toni Garvey, Garvey Library Consulting; Scott Allen, Public Library Association

✪Featured researcher invited by the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy✪
Bad! Wrong! Stupid! Shifting Perspectives on Violence and Trauma in Learning, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Horsman, Spiral Community Resource Group

Connecting Universities and Family Literacy Programs, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Presenters: Dr. James Erekson and Lu Benke, University of Northern Colorado; Dr. Beverly Mathis, Public Education Foundation; Liz Atack, Nashville Public Library; and Dr. Carol Clymer, Penn State University

View these sessions and the entire concurrent session list at conference.familieslearning.org/schedule. Still need to register for the Families Learning Conference? Visit conference.familieslearning.org/register today!

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