Reminder: Upcoming Family Literacy Activity
Submitted by Jeri Gue on September 13, 2019 - 5:57am
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I would like to extend an open invitation to all colleagues in the Reading and Writing CoP to take part our upcoming Family Literacy Activity. According to OCTAE,
“The purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act’s (AEFLA) basic state grant program is to assist adults in: becoming literate; obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency; obtaining the necessary education and skills to become full partners in the educational development of their children; and completing secondary education or its equivalent.”
On September 15th, 16th, and 17th we will learn about three Family Literacy programs and how each program addresses the unique needs of the community it serves. Our guest moderators are Dr. Betsy Jones, Director of Polytech Adult Education/Family Literacy in Kent County, Delaware; Staci Croom-Raley, Executive Director for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), based in Arkansas; and Kirsten Wittkowski, Adult Education Coordinator and Instructor for Briya Public Charter School in the Washington, DC area.
Do you have, or plan to develop, a family literacy component in your program?
If so, do you serve a specific population? How do you meet the unique needs of this population?
What are some activities you can share?
What questions do you have about implementing a family literacy program?
Please join us next week to share your thoughts and ideas!