National Education Conference

February 17-19, 2021 • Virtual Programming

FELA: An Approach for Maximizing Reading Growth through Family Engagement

It is widely accepted that family participation in their children’s learning positively affects their growth and achievement. Family Educator Learning Accelerator (FELA) is an approach that can be implemented or embedded in your program’s other initiatives to accelerate reading growth for students who need an extra boost. One component of this approach, family workshops, has been proven effective in equipping families with physical and intellectual resources to use at home with their child. Participants in this session will examine this approach and accompanying strategies that can lead to growth in reading. They will explore resources, including a variety of family-facing strategies and tools that can assist them in designing family workshops that lead to improved student outcomes. Participants will leave this session with concrete strategies to take back to their educational setting.