The June issue of Harvard’s “Family Involvement Network of Educators” just came online.
Here’s how they describe it:
In this issue, M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe take us on a deep dive into the research base for anywhere, anytime and challenge us to broaden our notion of family engagement and of learning beyond school. First, we join Cool Culture for a tour of New York City’s cultural institutions and learn how they are providing income-eligible families with opportunities for shared inquiry and discovery. Next, we go down to Maryland and hear from Nathan Driskell about how the Maryland Library Partnerships program is linking families to essential resources and supports to help them promote their children’s literacy. We then sit down with the research-practice partners Susan Leger Ferraro and Fran Hurley for an exciting Q & A about an innovative museum and play space, Imajine That. We end our adventure in our own backyard and join Meghan White in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In a short video clip, she discusses the importance of providing families with information about quality afterschool programming as they navigate the transition to kindergarten. Lastly, we are excited to share with you an article by Heidi Rosenberg, Shani Wilkes, and Erin Harris on what learning-centered family engagement looks like in out-of-school time programs.