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A Human-Centered Approach to Family Engagement

Learn how a human-centered design approach opens new possibilities for educators to engage families in meaningful ways.

Something Borrowed, Something New: Libraries as Learning Hubs

Resources about libraries as evolving community spaces where learning actively occurs for the whole family.

Family Involvement News: September 2015

With school back in session, browse the Family Involvement News to brush up on this summer’s developments on family engagement policy, strategies, and resources!

Teaching the Bridging Worlds Case

Find out what both students and faculty members learn from grappling with issues in a family engagement teaching case about the transition to kindergarten.

Transition as a Shared Responsibility: The Bridging Worlds Reader’s Theater

Pérsida Himmele and Marcia Nell reflect on coupling the Bridging Worlds case with the Reader’s Theater to help students better understand the transition to kindergarten!

Supporting Relationships and Family Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten

Jamilah Jor’dan reflects on using the Fishbowl method with the Bridging Worlds case to help students explore the complexities of the transition to kindergarten.

Creating Coordination Among Families, Schools, and Communities: A Mock Team Meeting

Jon Lasser reflects on designing a mock team meeting with characters from the Bridging Worlds case to help school psychologists understand the transition to kindergarten.

Communication Is Key to Strong Family‒School Partnerships During the Transition to School

Jesus Paz-Albo reflects on pairing the Empathy Map with the Bridging Worlds case to help educators understand how parents and teachers feel during the transition to kindergarten.

Identifying Assumptions About and Barriers to the Transition to School

Anita Ede reflects on how the Bridging Worlds case helps educators explore assumptions teachers make during the transition to school and the consequences for children and families.

Lessons From Blended Professional Learning: The Case of Family Engagement

Looking for new ways to promote professional learning in family engagement? Check out how blended learning can support these efforts!

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project