FACE symposium

 

Scholastic introduced FACE at a Symposium attended by leaders of school systems and literacy-focused organizations from across the country in New York City on October 20, 2011.

 

The Scholastic FACE Symposium was an interactive conference that unveiled new research and presented strategies that focus on connecting schools, families, and communities to advance student success.

 

Highlighting the most recent outcomes in child development research, the FACE Symposium reviewed innovative strategies and inspired dialogue around ways to transform the educational landscape – ensuring that all children from birth through high school are able to develop and thrive.

 

Featured Speakers

 

DOWNLOAD VALUABLE RESOURCES FROM THE SYMPOSIUM

Research — The 21st Century Student: The Imperative of Supporting Childhood Resilience

Research - The 21st Century Student: The Imperative of Supporting Childhood Resilience

Yale and Scholastic Research Project on Family and Childhood Resilience Executive Summary.

 

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The body of published research supporting the efficacy of the Reach Out and Read model and chart of developmental milestones of early literacy and what parents can do during these milestones.

 

ROR Milestones

ROR Research

ROR Research

ROR Research

The body of published research supporting the efficacy of the Reach Out and Read model and chart of developmental milestones of early literacy and what parents can do during these milestones.

 

The Role of Books

Families As First Teachers

Families As First Teachers

The parental involvement in kid's education is one of the most important factors influencing the education of our children. The Eagle Academy for Young Men shows how their school is committed to parental involvement.

 

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Expanded Learning

Expanded Learning

Comprehensive research by Afterschool Alliance supporting the benefits of after school programs.

 

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Funding & Legislation Updates

Funding and Legislation Updates

Funding updates aligned towards FACE and legislation facts

 

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Literacy in Afterschool: An Essential Building Block for Learning and Development

Literacy in Afterschool:  An Essential Building Block for Learning and Development

Afterschool programs are uniquely positioned to fill opportunity gaps and support the acquisition of reading and writing skills among underserved youth to help them build a broader future.

 

Featured Speaker: Ed Spitzberg

 

Literacy in Afterschool

After School Alliance

Beyond the Bricks Film and Panel Discussion

Beyond the Bricks Film and Panel Discussion

The Beyond the Bricks Project takes a grassroots approach to improving outcomes for young black males, by engaging community members—including young men themselves—as well as educators, civic leaders, and other stakeholders to craft solutions to the challenges they face in their neighborhoods, cities and the nation as a whole.

 

Tonya Leslie -NYU

Derek Koen - Beyond the Bricks, Film Director

Dr. Ivory Toldson - Howard University

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Angelo Kidd - Supt Guilford County

Shaquille Ingram - Student

 

CTSQ-Beyond the Bricks

Beyond the Bricks Project 1 Sheet

A Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: Strengthening Family and Community Engagement

A Comprehensive System of Learning Supports:  Strengthening Family and Community Engagement

If educators are serious about improving outcomes for all students, major changes must be made to systematically address these barriers to learning and re-engage the many students who have become disconnected from school. Students need a unified and comprehensive system of learning supports in order to succeed.

 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Merrianne Dyer

 

GA Learning Supports

Family Engagement

Collaborative Learning Partnerships: Successful Family Involvement Strategies

Collaborative Learning Partnerships:  Successful Family Involvement Strategies

Empowering families, uniting communities, and building capacity is a critical factor in increasing the literacy development of young children.

 

Featured Speakers: David Banks and John Robinson

 

Family Engagement

Read & Rise

Read & Rise Houston Case Study

Eagle Academy

It’s Not Complicated...

It’s Not Complicated...

Guidance for administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens about how best to serve the literacy needs of students.

 

Featured Phyllis Hunter

A Community Rich in Resources: Working with Students and Volunteers to Support Instruction

A Community Rich in Resources:  Working with Students and Volunteers to Support Instruction

The most important support we can give students is the attention of mentors—caring, capable, individuals who are dedicated to helping them learn.

 

Featured Speaker: Liza McFadden and Teecy Matthews

 

Liza McFadden

Volunteer USA

Brainstorm

Making the Case for Meaningful Family Engagement

Making the Case for Meaningful Family Engagement

Today, family engagement means families, childcare and schools working together in trusting and respectful relationships in order to help children be successful learners.

 

Featured Speaker: Byron Garrett

 

NFEA Parent Involvement Funding Matrix

What Can We Do to Keep Children Reading During the Summer

What Can We Do to Keep Children Reading During the Summer

Summer Learning is critical to closing the achievement gap. No matter how much high-quality learning takes place over the school year, without continued learning opportunities over the summer for all students, the achievement gap will continue to grow.

 

Featured Speaker: Judy Cheatham

 

RIF Summer

RIF

The Systemic Framework for Family Engagement

The Systemic Framework for Family Engagement

Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education.

 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Karen Mapp

 

Systemic Family Engagement

The Third Grade Reads Blueprint: A Literacy Model for Cities

Third Grade Reads is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor’s office leverages the power of volunteers to help children attain reading level proficiency by the beginning of fourth grade.

 

Featured Speakers: Na'eem Crawford and Laurel Creech

 

Third Grade Reads Blueprint