Only one month to go! Register now for #NCFL18
The countdown has begun! September 23-26, hundreds of educators, family engagement workers, librarians, and social service providers will descend upon Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the 2018 Families Learning Conference. Will you be joining us?
The Families Learning Conference is the premier event focused on innovative education strategies and practices in family literacy and learning, two-generation programming, and parent and family engagement. Attending the conference will equip you with tools and strategies that you can use right away in your community.
From outstanding general session keynote speakers to over 120 concurrent sessions, don’t miss out on high quality professional development and inspiring, engaging conversations with your peers from around the country! Register today.
PS: Just announced! Google has signed on as an official sponsor of the 2018 Families Learning Conference and will be presenting the following sessions!
Desserts and Digital Skills, Sponsored by Google
The evening of Monday, Sept. 24
This is your opportunity to learn about digital skills from the biggest name in the field! All attendees are invited to a Google-facilitated presentation, followed by a popcorn-style Q&A event about Google’s Applied Digital Skills and CS First curriculums. Desserts and coffee will be provided, so bring your appetites and your questions!
Back-to-back sessions Tuesday, Sept. 25:
CS First presented by Google
In this hands-on professional development workshop, attendees will learn how to use CS First (g.co/csfirst), Google’s free introductory computer science curriculum for elementary and middle school students that uses Scratch, a block-based programming language. During the workshop, teachers will learn about the importance of CS for all students and the teachers’ role in creating an environment where all students can learn equitably. You’ll get a chance to learn about the free lesson plans, solution sheets and other educator enrichment resources. At the end of the workshop, you’ll walk away with a plan of action and strategies for starting to teach CS First and a connection to the growing community of CS First teachers. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their laptops to this hands-on session.
Applied Digital Skills presented by Google
In this hands-on professional workshop, attendees will learn about Google’s Applied Digital Skills, a free, flexible video based curriculum that prepares students of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills. It can be found at g.co/applieddigitalskills. Hundreds of hours of lessons and instructional videos, presented in digestible activities for 7th-12th grade or adult learners, guide students through engaging and practical projects that equip them with the skills that will help them succeed at school, in the workplace and in life. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their laptops to this hands-on session.
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