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Lessons Learned: A Resource Guide to Support AAPI Students

CAFE’s new publication identifies five key areas where educators can support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families and students, based on 500+ survey responses in summer 2021. Each key area highlights family voices, action steps, and resources to support enacting the recommendations.

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Learning at Home Newsletter — August 2022

Happy August! Are you ready for the new school year? Start off strong with MAEC’s resources, upcoming events, and recent publications to support your child to succeed at home and at school.  

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21st-Century Learning at Home: A Guide for Families and Caregivers of English Learners to Support Project-Based Learning at Home

This CAFE guide is designed for families and caregivers to support and lead English Learners through projects at home. The activities within the guide promote communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking while engaging with a child’s culture, family background, and home languages. Each project has the following sections: the purpose of the project, materials suggested, […]

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Managing Mental Wellness: Tools for Yourself, Your Students, and Your Classroom

This CAFE toolkit offers strategies to manage mental wellness in the context of school and personally, and it gives methods to assist students and families with learning and well-being. Although each section addresses teachers, students can gain a lot of insight and tips by applying several of the tools listed to aid their own mental […]

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Learning at Home Newsletter – February 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how important maintaining our mental wellness is for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. This month we feature Managing Mental Wellness, a new toolkit for teachers and students with activities that support students’ social-emotional learning and well-being. This newsletter also shares resources and events that can help you support your […]

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Learning at Home Newsletter – January 2022

With a new year comes new opportunities to connect with families. In 2022, CAFE will continue to support you with our monthly newsletter as well as the many virtual events, helpful resources, and partner collaborations we have planned in the year ahead to help guide your child toward success at home and at school.

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Learning at Home Newsletter – December 2021

As we approach the new year, MAEC’s  CAFE team would like to express our gratitude to the parents, caregivers, and educators that make up our amazing CAFE community. We look forward to supporting you in the next year with new resources and collaborations.

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Learning at Home Newsletter – October 2021

Families are now into a school year unlike any other, whether it’s in-person, hybrid, or remote. MAEC’s Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE) is here with its monthly newsletter to support families through this time.

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Learning at Home Newsletter – July 2021

Summer brings new opportunities for students to learn and thrive. Whether they are attending camp, summer school, or going on vacation, MAEC’s Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE) newsletter is here with ideas and activities for all members of your family.

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