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Family Literacy Project Goals

Written by Katie Garth
December 16, 2020

After meeting with my local panda fellows and mentors, we have set some big goals! Of my local fellows, three of us teach within the same district at three different elementary schools. We decided that we would like to create a family literacy program that stretches across the district. Specifically, we would like to create a space on our district web page for families to respond to a variety of prompts provided by us. We hope that these responses will be multimodal spanning from traditional written responses to video recordings, drawings, and wherever the imagination takes our students and families. We hope to begin by rolling this out to the three elementary buildings, but if success is achieved roll it out district wide to all elementary schools. We believe that the asynchronous nature of this project will accommodate the busy schedules of our families while still creating a greater sense of community across our district. This platform will provide families the opportunity to share their funds of knowledge and also create the opportunity for families to learn from each other. If COVID restrictions allow, we hope to end the school year with a celebration for all that contributed to the platform. We have not yet determined what this might look like as the times are ever changing with the pandemic.