NAFSCE Archived Meetings

Archived Gatherings & Resources

NAFSCE holds monthly webinars and other meetings that are available to the general public. Following the program, registrants receive links to a video recording of the webinar as well as the presentation. View our Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

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Family Engagement through Family Resource Centers

Date:  April 22, 2020

Moderator: 
Sherri Wilson, Director of Engagement and State Partnerships, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Andrew Russo, Co-Founder & Director, National Family Support Network
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, NAFSCE
Mary Ann Jennings, Assistant Director, Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Shannon Pfaff, Principal, Southside Elementary School
Beth Cathcart, Coordinator, Southside Family Resource Center

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The 2020 Census and Equity - Why It Matters and How You Can Help

Date:  March 30, 2020

Moderator: 
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Deborah Stein, Network Director, Partnership for America's Children
Michelle Elison, Portfolio Manager National Partnership Program Communications Directorate, U.S. Census Bureau

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Engaging Families Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: National Organizations Share Their Plans

Date:  March 25, 2020

Moderator: 
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, NAFSCE
Reyna Hernandez, Director of Research and Policy, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Pamela Johnson Ph.D, Executive Director, Ready To Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Tommy Sheridan, Deputy Director, National Head Start Association
Joshua Sparrow, Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
Helen Westmoreland, Director, Family Engagement, National PTA
Rosazlia Griller, National Organizer, United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN)
Josh Cramer, Executive Vice President, National Center for Families Learning
Merwyn Scott, Director of Community Advocacy and Partnership Engagement (CAPE), National Education Association
Kwesi Rollins, Vice President, Leadership & Engagement, Institute for Educational Leadership
Susan Shaffer, President and Co-Founder, MAEC
Scott G. Allen, MS, Deputy Director, Public Library Association
Andrew Russo, Co-Founder & Director, National Family Support Network

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Family Engagement Professional Development Opportunities and Resources

Date:  February 26, 2020

Moderator: 
Sherri Wilson, Director of State Services, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Cyndi La Marca Lessner, Branch Chief, Collaboration and Program Improvement, Maryland State Department of Education
Darla Edwards, President CEO, Successful Innovations, Inc
Randy Testa, Associate Director, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professional Programs in Education
Kwesi Rollins, Vice President, Leadership & Engagement, Institute for Educational Leadership
Diana Suarez, Managing Director, National Partnerships, Flamboyan Foundation

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From Pre-K to Elementary and On: Planning for Transitions in Family Engagement Frameworks

Date:  January 22, 2020

Moderator: 
Sherri Wilson, Director of State Services, NAFSCE
Heather Tomlinson, Senior Specialist for Early Childhood and Family Engagement, MAEC

Presenters:
Barbara Scherr, Education Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education
Cyndi La Marca Lessner, Branch Chief, Collaboration and Program Improvement, Maryland State Department of Education
Sarah Holland, Special Assistant, Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Evidence-Based Practices for Family Engagement 

Date:  November 20, 2019

Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Gina Martinez-Keddy, Executive Director, Parent Teacher Home Visits
Maria Paredes, Senior Engagement Manager, WestEd
Robert Crosby, III, Managing Director, DC Partnerships, Flamboyan Foundation

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 Family and Community Engagement in STEM 

Date:  October 30, 2019

Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Linda Kekelis, Advisor, STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Tina Glover, Manager of Schools, Teachers, and Families, Urban Advantage NYC
Sonia Bueno, Manager of NYSCI Neighbors Community Programs, New York Hall of Science

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Reframing the Conversation Around Family Engagement 

Date:  September 17, 2019

Moderators: 
Shaun Adamec, President, Adamec Communications
Yolie Flores, Chief Program Officer, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Vito Borello, Executive Director, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Marisa Gerstein Pineau, Senior Associate and Researcher, FrameWorks Institute
Oscar Cruz, Executive Director, Families in Schools
Barbara Boone, Director, Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
Meredith Wellman, Project Lead, Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

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Educating & Empowering Families to Navigate the Special Education & Community Support Systems

Date:  August 21, 2019
Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE
Karmen Rouland, Associate Director, Technical Assistance and Training,  MAEC

Presenters:

Rene Averitt-Sanzone, Executive Director, The Parents' Place of Maryland 
Jeannine H Brinkley, Executive Director, PEAL Center, PA

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More Than Caring: How To Talk About Family Engagement So People Will Understand 

Date:  July 11, 2019
Moderator: 
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, NAFSCE

Presenters:

Shaun Adamec, President, Adamec Communications
Marisa Gerstein Pineau, Senior Associate and Researcher, FrameWorks Institute

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Solving the Performance Disconnect: How family engagement can bridge the gap between student test scores and parent perceptions of success

Date:  May 22nd, 2019
Moderator:
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, NAFSCE

Presenters:
Bibb Hubbard, Founder and President, Learning Heroes 
Erica Gonzales, Accountability Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Renee LaHuffman-Jackson, Coordinator, Family & School Partnerships, Fairfax County Public Schools 

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Using Qualitative and Quantitative Data to Evaluate Family Engagement

Date:  April 24th, 2019
Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE
Presenters:

Amanda Klein, Owner, Structured Solutions Educational Consulting, LLC 
Reyna Hernandez, Director of Policy and Research, NAFSCE

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Maximizing your NAFSCE Membership

Date: March 27th, 2019
Presenters:

Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE
Lisa Aramony, Director of Communications, NAFSCE
Alice Clark, Program Coordinator, NAFSCE

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How Parent, Youth, And Community Organizing Is Combating The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Date:  February 27th, 2019
Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE
Presenters:

Mark R. Warren, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, UMASS Boston
Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Co-Founder and National Field Organizer, Racial Justice NOW! and Dignity in Schools Campaign 
Jonathan Stith, Founding Member and National Coordinator, Alliance for Educational Justice

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Engaging Fathers, Programs That Work

Date: January 30th,  2019
Moderator: 
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, NAFSCE
Presenters:

J. Michael Hall, Founder, Strong Fathers-Strong Families
Eric Snow, President, Cofounder of WATCH D.O.G.S.

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New Research And New Resources: How Technology Supports Family Engagement

Date: November 29th,  2018
Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE
Presenters:

Megan Silander, Senior Researcher, EDC
David Lowenstein, Senior Director, Ready To Learn, PBS KIDS
Pam Johnson, Executive Director, Ready to Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Benjamin N. York, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, ParentPowered Technologies, creators of Ready4K

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School Safety Today: How Schools, Families, and Communities are Creating Change

Date: October 30th,  2018
Moderator: 
Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE
Presenters:

Mary E. Kusler, Senior Director, Center for Advocacy, National Education Association
Shellie Evers, School and Campus Safety Conference Coordinator, Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety

Brian Martinez, Student Organizer, March for Our Lives Chicago

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 The Two-Generation Family Engagement Approach: Strategies That Work
 
Date: September 27th, 2018
Moderator:
Keami Harris, NAFSCE Director for Capacity Building Programs
Presenters:
Sarah Haight, Assistant Director for Network and Outreach, Aspen Institute
Kathlyn Kocher Paananen, Housing and Education Manager, Seattle Public Schools
Fahmo Abudlle, Parent and Community Leader, Seattle
Roy Chan, Strategic Advisor II for Education, Seattle Housing Authority

The State of Family Engagement: A Conversation with Karen Mapp and Anne Henderson

Date: May 14th, 2018
Moderator: 
Vito Borrello, NAFSCE Executive Director
Presenters:
Karen L. Mapp, ED.D, Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Education Policy and Management Master’s Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Anne Henderson, Senior Consultant, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
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Practical Evaluation Strategies for Family Engagement Professionals

Date: April 24th, 2018
Moderator:
Vito Borrello, NAFSCE Executive Director
Presenters:
Heidi Rosenberg, Research Scientist, Education Development Center
Steve Sheldon, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
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The State of Opportunity and Achievement: What do the data say?

Date: March 28th, 2018
Moderator:
Vito Borrello, NAFSCE, Executive Director
Presenters:
Guy Johnson, Partners for Each and Every Child, Senior Program Director
Natasha Ushomirsky, Education Trust, Director of P-12 Policy Development
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Building Capacity in Family Engagement Through Innovative Programming

Date: February 28th, 2018
Moderator:
Keami Harris, NAFSCE, Director of Capacity Building
Presenters:
Vlada Lotkina, ClassTag, CEO
Shana McIver, Baltimore City Schools, Family Engagement Manager
Hilda Stevens, Successful Innovations, Co-Founder and Executive Director
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The Role Of Parent Leadership In Improving Student Achievement And Building Equity

Date: January 31st, 2018
Moderator:
Keami Harris, NAFSCE, Director of Capacity Building
Presenters:
Allyson Criner Brown, Teaching for Change, Associate Director
Erin Moore, United Parent Leader Action Network, National Organizer
Julia Sosa, Parent Institute for Quality Education
Donna Thompson-Bennett, National Parent Leadership Institute, Co-Director
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Policy Conversations: ESSA State Plans & Family Engagement

Date: November 29th, 2017
Moderators:
Vito Borrello, NAFSCE, Executive Director
Arne Fege, NAFSCE, Policy Chair
Lacy Wood, NAFSCE, Policy Committee Vice Chair
Presenters:
Jane Groff, Kansas Parent Information Resource Center, Executive Director
Darcy Hutchins, Ph.D., Colorado Department of Education, Family Partnership Director
Alberto Quintero, Nevada Department of Education, Education Programs Professional
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Culturally Responsive Family Engagement: Engaging Families of High Need Latino Students 

Date: October 25th, 2017
Presenters:
Sandra Gutierrez, Founder and National Director of Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors
Reyna Hernandez, former Assistant Superintendent at the Illinois State Board of Education
Hanseul Kang, DC's State Superintendent of Education
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Creating Effective Partnerships: What Parents & Educators Say They Need to Succeed.

Date: October 4th, 2017
Presenters:
Ron Mirr, Senior Vice President of Learning Supports and Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at Scholastic
David Park, Executive Vice President of Communications and Strategy at Learning Heroes

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Leaders to Learn From: District-Wide Strategies for Building Capacity and Strengthening Family-School Partnerships.

Date: May 24, 2017
Presenters:

Michele P. Brooks, M.Ed., Transformative Solutions in Education
Patricia Spradley, M.A., Chief of Parent and Community Engagement, Springfield Public Schools
Tracy Hill, Executive Director of the Office of Family and Community Engagement, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Trise Moore, Director of Equity and Family Engagement, Federal Way Public Schools
D'Lisa Crain, Administrator, Washoe County School District's Department of Family-School Partnerships, Reno, NV
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Toward Empowerment and Leadership: Increasing Capacity of Families with Children with Disabilities
Date: April 26, 2017
Presenters:
Carmen Sánchez, Education Program Specialist, Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education.]
Jenny Hutkowski, Director of Family and Youth Education at Starbridge, Rochester, New York
Susan Barlow,
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The Fatherhood Effect: The Key Role Dads Play in Effective Family Engagement
Date: February 22, 2017
Presenters:
Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated
J. Michael Hall, Founder and President, Strong Fathers-Strong Families, LLC
Vernon Wallace, Program Manager, Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project
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Equity in Education: How States are Leading the Way
Date: January 25, 2017
Presenters:
Lacy Wood, American Institute for Research
Judy Carson, Connecticut Department of Education
Chrishirella Warthen-Sutton, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Sarah Ogeto, Illinois State Board of Education
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Engaging Black Families: Stories from the Field
Date: November 2, 2016
Presenters:
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
Allyson Criner Brown, Associate Director, Teaching for Change
George Moses, Executive Director, North East Area Development/Children's Defense Fund Freedom School
William Jeynes,Phd, Professor, California State University in Long Beach
Sheila Jackson, Director of Family Engagement, Prince Georges County Public Schools
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Family Engagement from Research to Practice: The Impact of Family Engagement on African American Student Achievement.
Date: 9/21/2016
Presenters:
William Jeynes, Anne Henderson, David Johns, Frank Gettridge, Carol Brunson-Day, Former Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
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Evaluation: Professional Learning Community (MEMBERS ONLY)
Date: 8/2/2016, 8/9/2016
Presenters: N/A
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NAFSCE May Meeting: Advancing High-Impact Family Engagement Through Federal Policy and Technical Assistance
Date: 5/25/2016
Presenters:
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
Vicki Myers, PhD, Special Assistant, Office of Elementary & Secondary Education, US Department of Education
Heidi Rosenberg, PhD, MSW, Research Scientist, Education Development Center, Inc.

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Kellogg Family Engagement Grantees: Progress Report
Date: 3/23/2016
Presenters:
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
Jenefer O'Dell, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Cheryl Juarez, Director of Professional Development, Frost Science Museum
Pecolia Manigo, Acting Executive Director, PLAN Bay Area

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Advancing Policy Meeting: Every Student Succeeds Act
Date: 2/24/2016
Presenters:
Vito Borrello, Executive Director, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
Anne Henderson, Board of Directors, National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement Center for Parent Information and Resources at SPAN View

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Ready to Learn: Supporting 21st Century Learners
Date: 10/28/2015
Presenters: 
Pamela Johnson, Executive Director, Ready To Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Barbara Lovitts, Director of Research and Evaluation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
David Lowenstein, Senior Director, Ready To Learn, PBS KIDS
Devon Steven, Project Manager, Ready To Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Families in Education
Date: 12/16/2015
Presenters: 
Moderator: Susan Shaffer, President, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
Pamela Higgins Harris, Senior Educational Equity Advisor, The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
Jess Gropen, Senior Research Scientist, LASErS, EDC
Jessican Wildman, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, LASErS, EDC

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Parent Engagement in Transition
Date: 4/22/2015
Presenters: 
Margaret Caspe, Harvard Family Research Project
Ken Smythe-Leistico and Laurie Aronoff Mulvey of Ready Freddy

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Securing our Future – Building an Effective Parent Engagement Program and the Critical Role of Latino Parents in Preparing their Young Children for Success
Date: 2/25/2015
Presenters: 
Sandra Gutierrez, Abriendo Puertas
Alicia Torres and Selma Caal, Child Trends
Ruth Yoon, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Success in Family Engagement through U.S. Department of Education’s Investments in Innovation (i3) Initiative
Date: 1/28/2015
Presenters: 
Joanna Geller, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Aurelio Montemayor, Intercultural Development Research Association
Momoko Hayakawa, Child-Parent Center Education Program
Lynn McDonald, Families and Schools Together (FAST)

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Raising a Reader and the Importance of Early Literacy
Date: 10/29/2014
Presenters: 
Gabrielle Miller, Raising a Reader

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