Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis, CSU Fullerton
KaiLonnie Dunsmore, The Ball Foundation
Carlos Ochoa, Learning Director at Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology (Rowland Unified School District)
George Herrera, Program Specialist at Giano Intermediate School (Rowland Unified School District)
Date: October 4, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
This Live Web seminar is part of our Instructional Leadership Series focused on supporting school leaders in their work as coaches, administrators, or other leadership roles. The Instructional Leadership Web seminars are available to school leadership teams at no charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of The National Center for Literacy Education!
There are many benefits to developing strategies and practices that build collaborative relationships between families/communities and educators that are mutually beneficial. The knowledge each brings to constructing literacy experiences for students (in and out of school) is viewed as a resource essential to fully developing students’ literate lives. We will examine Community Mapping as a practice designed to uncover a rich array of resources in households and communities that hold the potential to enhance literacy learning for children while developing reciprocal relationship with families.
Participants in this session will:
- Analyze and discuss how teachers can build the skills, attitudes, knowledge needed to engage parents as full-parents in designing curriculum and creating literacy practices that support students’ learning
- Develop an understanding of how to use the ethnographic tools of Community Mapping to identify local literacy assets and practices
- Evaluate inclusive pedagogical practices that capitalizes on students’ own familiar knowledge to build academic knowledge