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Session Strands

Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Native Families

A special track of sessions—built on the foundation of NCFL's 25-year partnership with the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and the Family and Child Education (FACE) program—will focus on two-generation learning solutions for American Indian/Alaska Native children and families. FACE has served more than 40,000 parents and children and positively impacted their educational success. Click here for a quick summary of these sessions.


Adult Education

In partnership with the Commission On Adult Basic Education (COABE), NCFL's Summit will offer a special strand of sessions specifically focused on the latest topics, strategies, and innovations in adult education, including effective games and activities to help adult ESOL learners practice and master skills and content; how to help students learn to read and write English when they are not literate in their native language; and tools needed to adjust content and structure to meet adult learners' cognitive and social needs.


Family Engagement Research

This special strand of sessions, made possible by NCFL's partnership with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, will provide insights into the latest research impacting family engagement. The presenters include prominent researchers Luis Moll, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, C. Nicole Mason, and Jeanne Paratore.



Community Coalitions and Collective Impact

Powered by Literacy Funders Network and coalition leaders, this strand will offer seven stellar sessions addressing a wide range of interests and topics—including new coalitions, new executives training, measuring success, collective impact, catalytic philanthropy, and a LFN business meeting open to all attendees.


Wonder & Inquiry-Based Learning

Wonderopolis' new Wonder Leads will lead discussions on the science and philosophy behind inquiry-based learning. Sessions will include topics such as incorporating Wonder Walls and maker activities to foster student creativity; using Wonders of the Day as models for creative and nonfiction writing; and how schools, libraries, and community organizations are using sites like Wonderopolis, Camp Wonderopolis, and Genius Hour to drive family learning in their programs and at home.


NCFL Family Learning

Representatives from NCFL and partner schools, libraries, and community organizations will share their innovative and effective strategies for putting Family Service Learning into practice and helping low-income, immigrant, and non-English speaking families acquire and develop employability skills. More information on the exponential impact of Toyota Family Learning and NCFL's two-generation efforts is available in the brief From Theory to Outcomes: NCFL's Two-Generation Movement for Families.



GED Testing Service

The GED® Test strand, provided by the GED Testing Service® , will afford insights, strategies, and tools to drive student skill development, along with addressing common classroom challenges in teaching math and writing components. Confirmed sessions include: Up Close: Scoring RLA's Constructed Response; The Fundamentals of Using Evidence in Constructed Response: Making Thinking Processes Visible (MTPV); and Developing Geometric Reasoning Skills By Making Thinking Processes Visible (MTPV).



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