Community Mapping

  • File Type: Video
  • Capacity Building: Collaborative Culture
  • Selected Literacy Topics: Family Literacy
  • This Web seminar examines 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. 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.

    The web seminar linked above is in a file format that requires you to have the most recent version of Java installed on your electronic device. Please visit the Java website to download and install Java.

    Follow the ongoing work of this Community Mapping community of practice as they work with school-based teams in the Rowland Unified School District (RUSD) toward strengthening family/school partnerships.

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    Access to this resource has been provided by the Ball Foundation, an NCLE Stakeholder Organization.


    CommunityMappingPowerPoint. (pdf)2.1 MB