Cultivating and sustaining effective family engagement is some of the most important work educators do, and yet, with everything else on educators’ plates, sometimes the link home to families doesn’t get the attention it deserves. A forum on May 6 in East Hartford aims to change that by focusing on strategies and best practices for linking family engagement to student learning.
The forum will feature keynote speaker Karen Mapp, Ed.D., a senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the faculty director of the Education Policy and Management master’s program. Over the past 20 years, Mapp’s research and practice focus has been on the cultivation of partnerships among families, community members, and educators that support student achievement and school improvement. She is the author and coauthor of several articles and books about the role of families and community members in the work of student achievement and school improvement.
The forum will be held at the East Hartford Holiday Inn, 100 East River Drive, and consists of two different sessions. Read more