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.
Additional related resources:
- What is Community Mapping? A 3 minute video clip from the webinar presenters and their community of practice define this strategy.
- A Family Literacy Community of Practice. An interview with George Herrara describing the work of this RUSD community of practice.
- Valuing Families’ Funds of Knowledge. An excerpt from Charlene Kalssen-Endrizzi’s book Becoming Teammates: Teachers and Families as Literacy Partners (NCTE, 2008).
Access to this resource has been provided by the Ball Foundation, an NCLE Stakeholder Organization.
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