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Camp Wonderopolis in libraries: Clinton Hill Library

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Clinton Hill library, located in New York, was one of three libraries across the country to be awarded a grant to be a Camp Wonderopolis site. Brian Muldoon, Children’s Librarian, shared the following about their program. We are thrilled to be partnering with the National Center for Families Learning this summer! As a library situated… Read more »

Can’t make the full 2018 Families Learning Conference? Come for a day!

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Our days at the 2018 Families Learning Conference are packed full of great sessions and always the opportunity to connect with other professionals. Consider joining us Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday: Monday, September 24: Kick off your week with NCFL at the 2018 Families Learning Conference! The Opening Session will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sharroky Hollie,… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis in libraries: Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

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Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, located in Florida, was one of three libraries across the country to be awarded a grant to be a Camp Wonderopolis site. The library staff shared the following about their program. “Music is a moral law.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the… Read more »

Only one month to go! Register now for #NCFL18

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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… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis in libraries: Lincoln Heritage Public Library part 2

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Lincoln Heritage Public Libraries, located in Indiana, was one of three libraries across the country to be awarded a grant to be a Camp Wonderopolis site. Abby Galyan, Youth Librarian shared the following about their program. Camp Wonderopolis has been amazing for our small public library this summer. So many parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and… Read more »

Guest Post: World’s greatest teacher

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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 Brad Meltzer, bestselling author and television host, and keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 Families Learning Conference. The teacher who changed my life didn’t do it by encouraging her students… Read more »

What’s new at the 2018 Families Learning Conference?

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As the premier professional development event in family literacy and learning, attendees to the Families Learning Conference have come to expect high quality sessions with practical strategies to use in their communities across the country. In addition to providing excellent content, this year’s Conference, held September 23-26, features many new opportunities. Keep reading to learn… Read more »

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 »

Stronger families, strong communities: personal connections

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Since January, the Education Solutions blog has shared the wisdom of past Toyota Teacher of the Year award winners. The importance of building trust and community has been explored. In conversations, award-winning teachers also emphasized the value of making personal connections with students and their families. Katy Kibbey of Michigan (2008) stated, “Nothing is more… 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 »