Administrator’s Role: Supporting Family Engagement in Early Language and Literacy explores the vital role that families play as children’s first literacy teachers. By understanding the role of parents, families, and the home culture in children’s literacy development, leaders can provide support and promote communication that enhances literacy learning.
Topics addressed in Administrator’s Role: Supporting Family Engagement in Early Language and Literacy include the importance of family engagement in early literacy, the role of diverse families and cultures in literacy learning, strategies for supporting home language and English language development, and resources for school leaders and coaches to support family literacy.
About the Series
The PreK-3 Literacy for School Leaders Blended Learning Series comprises 9 modules and prepares school leaders and coaches to better understand, promote, and improve early literacy learning in their schools. The introductory module for the series explores the importance of early literacy development to reading success, introduces important documents related to PreK and K-3 literacy guidelines and policies in New Mexico, and explains to what extent these documents form a continuum. The module also describes what school leaders can do to ensure communication between PreK and K-3 teachers and alignment in PreK and K-3 curriculum and instruction.
Module 2 is focused on the unique strengths and needs of English Language Learner students with regard to early literacy. Modules 3, 4, and 5 dig into the nuts and bolts of reading instruction: research, best practices, and classroom vignettes. Module 6 addresses the same topics as Modules 3, 4, and 5, with a special focus on English Language Learners. Modules 7, 8, and 9 turn to the school administrator’s role in supporting and improving PreK-3 literacy practices and reading proficiency.
|Jun 15, 2016