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Engaging Families through Meaningful and Critical Conversations: Utilizing Storytelling to Explore Their Funds of Knowledge

About This Session

Summary

Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into the transformative power of storytelling in engaging families within the educational realm. Through the lens of The Family and Community University in Aldine ISD, we will explore how storytelling serves as a dynamic tool for fostering meaningful and critical conversations, ultimately strengthening relationships with families and their communities.

In this session, we will showcase how storytelling provides a unique space for parents to share their narratives, voice their perspectives, and explore their funds of knowledge. By creating this inclusive environment, The Family and Community University empowers families to play an active role in their children’s education while also addressing the healing process for any past wounds.

What we'll cover:

In this session, we will showcase how storytelling provides a unique space for parents to share their narratives, voice their perspectives, and explore their funds of knowledge. By creating this inclusive environment, The Family and Community University empowers families to play an active role in their children’s education while also addressing the healing process for any past wounds.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn practical strategies for implementing storytelling initiatives within their own educational settings, guided by the experiences and successes of the Family and Community University. Through interactive discussions and shared insights, attendees will gain valuable insights into the power of storytelling to bridge cultural divides, foster trust, and promote collaborative partnerships between educators and families.

Whether you’re an educator, administrator, or community advocate, this session offers valuable insights and inspiration for creating inclusive and empowering spaces where families feel valued, heard, and empowered to contribute to their children’s educational journey. Join us as we explore the transformative potential of storytelling in building strong relationships and fostering a sense of belonging within educational communities.

Five learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will understand how storytelling creates a unique space for parents to share narratives, voice perspectives, and explore their funds of knowledge within educational contexts.
  2. Participants will acquire practical strategies for implementing storytelling initiatives in their own educational settings, informed by the successes of the Family and Community University.
  3. Participants will recognize the power of storytelling to bridge cultural divides, foster trust, and promote collaborative partnerships between educators and families.
  4. Participants will be equipped with insights and inspiration to create inclusive and empowering spaces within educational communities, where families feel valued, heard, and empowered to contribute to their children’s educational journey.
  5. Lastly, participants will gain an understanding of the transformative potential of storytelling in building strong relationships and fostering a sense of belonging within educational communities.

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - family and parent literacy (450 x68)
Session will also cover:
topic - community partnerships & collaboration
topic - adult foundational education (HSE, ASE, ABE) 450x68

Pending

PD LIT
PD PAL
PD other

Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.

Presenter

Tamayo, Ivan

Iván Tamayo
Family and Community University Coordinator
Aldine ISD

Audience
ROLE general audience
Level
LEVEL intermediate
Product promotion?
EXHIBITOR NO
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Page checked or updated: 6/28/24

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