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Emily Czarniak, HON400: All College Honors Colloquium
Faculty Mentor(s): Professor Liza Bair, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
The most influential people in a child's life are their family and their teachers. When schools and families become partners in the child's schooling, it positively impacts the child's learning. Schools as a whole should make significant efforts to collaborate with families and the surrounding communities. When COVID-19 first hit the United States, many schools and educators had to rethink their everyday operations. This included how to reimagine families' engagement in their child's education. As a future elementary school teacher, it will be beneficial for all stakeholders (students, families, teachers, schools, and the community) to incorporate family collaboration into my classroom - especially in mathematics. For this project, I include information about the importance of family engagement in elementary mathematics and examples of what it looked like before the pandemic. I also include information from various sources, from books, to articles, to information from a local elementary school. Finally, I provide ideas for collaborating with Kindergarten families whose children are engaged in 100% remote mathematics learning. My poster shares ideas for educators and schools looking for imaginative ways to partner with families during this unprecedented time.
Czarniak, Emily, "How Can Elementary Schools Reimagine Family Engagement During a Pandemic?" (2021). Education. 2.