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Our days at the 2019 Families Learning Conference are packed full of great sessions and afford the opportunity to connect with other industry professionals. However, we know that work and family schedules may prohibit the opportunity to dedicate more than one day to attending. Consider joining us Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday:

Monday, Nov. 4: $230

Kick off your week with NCFL at the 2019 Families Learning Conference! The Opening Session will feature keynote speaker Dr. Karen Mapp. Dr. Mapp will cover the Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships, reviewing how schools and families can work together to ensure student success. Participate in her book signing after the session, then enjoy selecting from nearly 50 concurrent sessions spanning seven content strands. End the day with a free evening reception sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great® with appetizers and one complimentary drink ticket.

Tuesday, Nov. 5: $275

Tuesday will begin with the General Session featuring keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Reese, member of the Nambe’ Pueblo tribe. Dr. Reese will discuss the importance of truth in stories about the Native people and the fight for their rights. There will be 50 concurrent sessions from which to choose. End your day of learning and networking with an evening plated banquet, emceed by Co-Anchor of ABC’s Nightline Byron PittsShigeru Hayakawa, vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Toyota Motor Corporation, will present the highly acclaimed Toyota Family Teacher of the Year awards. Stick around for the Hometown Throwdown, an after party featuring live music by AMPED youth musicians and a special “elevated” performance!

Wednesday, Nov. 6: $100

The momentum will continue at this year’s Conference with a choice of three extended, deep-dive sessions. Enjoy a plated meal at the Closing Brunch featuring Marcus Shingles, an innovative thought leader and social impact-minded executive. Thanks to the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement, this year’s Conference will conclude with an optional three-hour workshop centered around family engagement in early childhood and K-12 education.

Look at the Conference Schedule to determine which day works best for you and secure your spot at the 2019 Families Learning Conference. 

Register today!


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Toyota Family Learning Program

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $50 million, Toyota has also contributed a wealth of in-kind support — including advertising, planning and management expertise — to form one of the most progressive corporate/nonprofit partnerships in the nation.

Three major programs have been developed through the Toyota partnership based on the family literacy model of parents and children learning together. These models have influenced federal and state legislation, leveraged local dollars to support family literacy and led to successful programs being replicated across the country.

Read more about Toyota's commitment to communities

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation began partnering with NCFL in 2006. A signature effort of this partnership is the National Literacy Directory, a resource that launched in 2010 and strives to reach the 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 who do not have a high school diploma by guiding them to better-paying, more stable jobs.

The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States and has a dedicated toll-free number to help support those wanting to pursue educational opportunities in their communities.

Dollar General also provides support for development of NCFL’s innovative family learning resources centered on financial literacy and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.

Go to Dollar General Literacy Foundation's website

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development.

PNC Grow Up Great has partnered with NCFL since 1994 to advance early literacy and learning resources for vulnerable families. Current efforts supported by PNC include a collaborative initiative in two at-risk Detroit communities that engages families to support vocabulary development for children under age 5.

NCFL's work is also featured on the PNC Grow Up Great Lesson Center website. The Lesson Center includes over 100 free, high-quality preschool lesson plans and research-based instructional techniques and strategies. All lesson plans contain Home/School Connections printouts, in English and Spanish, to help families extend and reinforce the learning at home.

PNC Grow Up Great

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

NCFL has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since January 2016. The Foundation is currently supporting a dynamic two-generation family engagement initiative that expands NCFL's Family Learning model into select Head Start programs nationwide. NCFL's model presents an innovative way to support Head Start programs in meeting outcomes aligned with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.

Visit the Foundation website

Better World Books

Better World Books selected NCFL as its domestic literacy partner in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to support NCFL’s work and donated more than $15 million to support literacy and education efforts worldwide. Better World Books is a triple-bottom-line online bookstore, working equally for people, planet and profit. Each book purchased powers literacy across the world.

Better World Books’ support of NCFL has provided books and workshops to families after Hurricane Katrina, donated large book donations to literacy programs and families nationwide and fueled innovative family literacy and learning programs and resources in libraries, schools and community-based organizations. In addition to their work for literacy and education, Better World Books diverts books from landfills and offers carbon-balanced shipping.

Better World Books

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, NCFL began a partnership with the Gates Foundation to ensure that our network of students, teachers, and families thrive among recent shifts in standards-based education. NCFL will leverage the unique strengths of our award-winning Wonderopolis® platform to build upon the growing teacher network that uses the resource for core daily instruction and as a basis for professional growth.

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Goodling Institute

NCFL has partnered with the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University since 2001, working collaboratively to further research, professional development, and policy efforts for family literacy and intergenerational learning.

The work of this partnership includes, but is not limited to, a strong research strand at NCFL's national annual convening, the Families Learning Summit; advocacy for family literacy and learning to further support for and inclusion of family-focused education in new and ongoing legislation; and dissemination of the latest research, resources, information, and professional development opportunities for literacy and learning practitioners and advocates, including the Certificate in Family Literacy provided by the Goodling Institute.

Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University