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The Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center at MAEC, leads educational webinars and engages with community partners to help families connect with each other and break down feelings of separation during this time of unprecedented isolation. These webinars also provide an opportunity to engage with a child psychologist and educational expert about current parenting issues.
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Family Voices in School Reopenings

Date of the event: August 06, 2020

Guests: Bianca Scott, Dr. Seth Shaffer, and Mariela Puentes

Description - In this webinar we were joined by Bianca Scott, UPLAN Parent Leader. United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN) is a national network of families who come together to inform educational policies and programs across the United States. Bianca discussed her advocacy journey, work with UPLAN, and her transition from working with a school district in […]

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Family Leadership and Advocacy in School Reopening Decisions

Date of the event: July 30, 2020

Guests: Maya Martin Cadogan, Nicole Johnson-Douglas, Dr. Karmen Rouland, and Mariela Puentes

Description - In this webinar we were  joined by Maya Martin Cadogan, Founder and Executive Director of DC PAVE, and PAVE Parent, Nicole Johnson-Douglas. DC PAVE is an organization dedicated to involving children and families in crafting a vision for education in DC. Our guests discussed how families can partner with leaders in creating school reopening plans […]

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How Are We Going to Reopen Schools?

Date of the event: July 23, 2020

Guests: Steven Hicks, Pam Smith, Dr. Seth Shaffer, and Mariela Puentes

Description - In this webinar we were joined by Steven Hicks, Assistant State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development and Pam Smith, Acting Executive Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our guests discussed their plans for the physical safety and well-being of students, teachers, staff, and families. They […]

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