Community Mapping Web Seminar

Event details
Date: 
October 4th, 2012 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Location: 
Online

This free, live event highlights the many benefits of 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 partners 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 capitalize on students’ own familiar knowledge to build academic knowledge

Use the registration button that is visible below to logged-in Exchange users.  Seats are limited, so register early.