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Practitioner’s Perspective – Families’ Access to Data (Mariela Puentes)

Mariela Puentes

Senior Education Equity Specialist Mariela Puentes breaks down why families need access to their student’s data, grounded in her personal experiences and work as a family engagement specialist.   March’s webinar in the Reflect, Reimagine, and Reform series focuses on family access to educational data. Can you tell us why parent and family access to… Read More »

Webinar (CAFE & NAFSCE) – Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines, Part 2

Join Learning Heroes for the second part of a two-part series to discuss results from their national surveys. This interactive conversation will explore a new Learning Heroes report on how districts and schools can design family engagement strategies that become true engines for equity in schools.

FIC & CAFE Workshop: Innovative Partnerships Supporting Families in Title I School Communities on 3/30 at 1:30 pm

Explore innovative partnerships and approaches to engaging families in Title I school communities and how community schools use partnerships and wrap-around services to meet the needs of families. Learn how a Maryland Middle School and a PA Elementary School work with family members and community organizations to support authentic innovative family partnerships that are making… Read More »

Webinar: Making Sense of Data with Families on 3/24 at 1 pm

MAEC invites families, family engagement specialists, and school community members to join this webinar to examine the challenges that families face in accessing and interpreting educational data. This webinar will build on family voice by engaging family leaders as speakers, reviewing the results of an MAEC survey of families and caregivers, and engaging audience feedback… Read More »

MAEC Internship – Graciela Cortez

photo of Graciela Cortez

MAEC has been lucky to have a thriving internship program with dedicated, enthusiastic interns who share our passion for education equity. In fact, some have permanently joined our MAEC team full-time! We interviewed MAEC intern Graciela Cortez on what education equity means to her and to learn more about her experiences with MAEC.

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

The activities within this FREE  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, questions for children, instruction to complete each section, and additional activities and resources.

Recording Available- Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines

In this webinar, we took a deep dive into Learning Heroes’ sixth annual national survey to learn about the beliefs and perceptions of parents, teachers, and principals.

MAEC names new Vice President, Dr. Karmen Rouland

MAEC is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Karmen Rouland as our new Vice President. “I look forward to supporting and continuing the long history and legacy of MAEC as a leader in social justice and equity in education,” Dr. Rouland said. “As we prepare for the next 30 years and beyond, my focus will be… Read More »

Parents & Caregivers Survey on Understanding Education Data

Education data can be difficult to access and confusing to understand. It shouldn’t be that way. To support families and caregivers to better advocate for their children’s success with data, MAEC is planning to develop a series of one-page guides for parents and caregivers with children in grades PreK-12.

Webinar Recording -Take Good Care: Prioritizing Teacher & Student Well-Being

In this webinar, teachers and students reflected on their challenges, unmet needs, and mental wellness during COVID-19. Mental wellness and social-emotional learning experts examined how to integrate wellness into school and district culture to support students and teachers, with the goal to reimagine the future of mental wellness after COVID. This webinar featured MAEC’s new… Read More »

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