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Webinar: Engaging Families to Expand Early Learning Opportunities — How can technology help?
August 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Comienza en Casa| It Starts at Home is a Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand project in rural Maine funded by Migrant Education. This program aims to help families of preschool children eligible for migrant education services deepen their understanding of early learning goals in math, science, literacy and, other skills as well as ways technology and traditional early learning materials can be used to promote school readiness at home.
In this webinar, Comienza en Casa staff Ana Blagojevic and Suzen Polk-Hoffses, and parent Juana Rodriguez Vazquez will share examples of how iPad are used by the children and families at home to learn and create, through digital storytelling, book creation and as a documentation tool. From text reminders about appointment times to video slideshow reflections created by parents, the presenters will discuss a variety of ways they use technology to leverage communication and collaboration in this project, and with community partners at the elementary school and public library. Ana, Suzen, and Juana will also share perspectives of the collaboration from their roles as a program coordinator/home visitor, kindergarten teacher and parent involved with the program, and also recently, an Americorps Volunteer.
Learn more about the presenters:
Ana Blagojevic is the Migrant Programs Coordinator at Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand and has worked intensively with parents to support their interests and ability to help their young children learn at home through both traditional and iPad based early learning activities.
Suzen Polk-Hoffses, M.S., currently teaches kindergarten at a rural Maine elementary school and incorporates the use of iPads in her kindergarten classroom.
Juana Rodriguez Vazquez is the mother of a child involved the in the Comienza en Casa | It Starts at Home Program and an Americorps Volunteer at Mano en Mano| Hand in Hand.