3:30pm–4:30pm, Wed May 3, 2023

Event Details

The National Association of Family, School and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) has created a new framework for integrating family engagement content into preservice education. This framework was created with teams of educators from seven states, including Hawai‘i, over a little more than two years with input from administrators, teachers, and family and community members. We would like to share the framework with you, including the process of creating it, and some ideas of how to use it in your courses. This Brown Bag is pertinent to all of the stakeholders mentioned above (teacher educators, teachers, administrators, families and community members).

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Katherine Ratliffe is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. Her research interests include disability; parent, family and community partnerships in education; and the education of immigrant children, especially those from Pacific Islands. She teaches classes in learning, motivation and development.

Victoria Timmerman, PhD, is the Project Coordinator for the Hawaii State Family Engagement Center (HFEC) at the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She graduated with her PhD in Educational Psychology in spring, 2022. Her research interests include family engagement, early childhood education and diverse families.

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