Family Stories

Category: Family Stories

Advocating for STEM Education
Family Stories

Meeting families where they are, listening to their needs and baking in engagement strategies from the start - three ecosystems give practical tips to successful family engagement in this workshop summary.

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Parent Institute for Quality Education – A Workshop for Ecosystem Leaders
Family Stories

Vice President of Program Develop for PIQE walks an audience through the fundamentals of PIQE’s programs to build family capacity and trust to advocate for their children.

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PIQE Empowers Families With Strict Adherence to Treating Families as Equals
Family Stories, School (K-12) Stories

Driven by a philosophy based in Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, PIQE, the Parent Institute for Quality Education, shares tips for providers to keep families as equals at the table in their child’s education.

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The National Parent Teacher Association, PTA Reviews Scaling Programs – A Workshop
Family Stories

A National PTA expert walks convening attendees through best practices in scaling programs.

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A Workshop with Family Engagement Experts from the Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program
Family Stories

This workshop identifies what keeps families coming back to the Saturday hosted program Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program, ChiS&E.

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Why Family Engagement Matters for STEM Ecosystems – A Panel of Family Engagement Professionals, Working in Communities
Family Stories

A panel discusses family engagement from a provider perspective, including a broader vision for the work as well as biggest lessons learned from failure.

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Getting grown-ups excited – Walter Isaacson, former Time magazine editor, takes questions from the audience after a keynote address
Family Stories

Former CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson, answers a student’s question about how to get excited about STEM. His response isn’t about the students getting excited, however he does have a message for grown-ups.

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Barriers & Grassroots Efforts to Family Engagement – A Workshop
Family Stories

A discussion of promising practices deployed by the North Louisiana STEM Alliance and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership to combat some barriers to family engagement.

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Cultivating the Creative Genius in Every Child – South Jersey Offers Practical Tips for Parents
Family Stories

Learn practical tips to spark a child’s curiosity at all ages from South Jersey lead, MindBytes. Tips are useful under any time or resource constraint.

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Community Science Celebrations Appeal to All Ages
Family Stories, Ideabook, Out of School Stories

British Columbia’s ecosystem taps into the youthful enthusiasm of the community to bring families into the STEAM arena. Symbiosis sparks a family’s interest by using fun and celebration.

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