This year's Families Learning Summit brought two-generation family engagement to life for hundreds of attendees in Detroit, Mich. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) had hand-picked sessions and speakers covering everything from early literacy to adult education, and digital learning to community coalitions and family engagement research.
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The 2016 NCFL Families Learning Together Summit included:
- Keynote speakers and panelists include Sonia Manzano ("Maria" on Sesame Street); Dale Dougherty (Maker Media, Inc.); Dana Suskind (30 Million Words); Anne Mosle (Aspen Ascend); and more.
- 90 concurrent sessions spanning two-generation programming to digital learning and STEM—from early childhood through adult education
- EdTech and Funder panels featuring the nation's experts, including
- Integrating technology in early learning and family-strengthening initiatives
- Funding local, regional, and national initiatives focused on two-generation solutions that serve children and families
- Special strands of sessions exploring
- Programs serving American Indian/Alaskan Native families (FACE)
- Inquiry-based learning (Wonderopolis)
- Community literacy coalitions (Literacy Funders Network)
- Adult education (COABE)
- Research impacting family engagement (Goodling Institute)
- Full access to the PNC Makerspace Lounge
- Complimentary Toyota banquet and closing luncheon
- Dine-Around networking opportunities