Title

Learning at Home with Interactive Literacy Kits

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Room 201

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Family Engagement, Literacy, Homework

Abstract

How might homework be used to better promote family engagement in childhood learning? In EDEC 322 Parent Involvement, students explore this question, focused on reframing the concept of homework from a school-centered and family intrusive directive to a family friendly approach designed to enhance family engagement and promote childhood education through activity suggestions based on adult/child interaction. This project targets literacy and the integration of content learning through the design and development of learning at home kits. These kits are comprised of dollar store items with a $5 limit for materials. Students then create family friendly suggestions to promote learning targets. Attention to detail and marketing appeal is given prior to donating the kits to Head Start preschools as a service learning project.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Walker, Teri

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Learning at Home with Interactive Literacy Kits

SURC Room 201

How might homework be used to better promote family engagement in childhood learning? In EDEC 322 Parent Involvement, students explore this question, focused on reframing the concept of homework from a school-centered and family intrusive directive to a family friendly approach designed to enhance family engagement and promote childhood education through activity suggestions based on adult/child interaction. This project targets literacy and the integration of content learning through the design and development of learning at home kits. These kits are comprised of dollar store items with a $5 limit for materials. Students then create family friendly suggestions to promote learning targets. Attention to detail and marketing appeal is given prior to donating the kits to Head Start preschools as a service learning project.