What you'll learn

Engage families by including the child's voice and the families' voice

By Dr. Annie White

Family Engagement and Learning Stories: Inclusion of Diverse Voices

Multiple examples of learning stories show varied ways that teachers can invite members of extended families and children to participate in the process.

This webinar details strategies for allowing families to engage with learning stories in their home languages and literacies, and to contribute their own ideas, feelings, dictation, writing, and photographs to the learning stories.

Annie will especially emphasize the value of family members directly engaging with their young children around learning stories, and of co-creating a response to learning stories together.

This is Chapter 6 of the SALSA book, Learning Stories and Teacher Inquiry Groups, which can be ordered on the NAEYC site or on Amazon.

SALSA ("Supporting the Advancement of Learning Stories in America") is a non-profit Learning Story advocacy group. Learn more and/or join SALSA here.

Certificate available at completion.

Your teacher

Associate Professor Annie White, PhD

California, United States
Dr. Annie White is an Assistant Professor with the Early Childhood Studies program at California State University, Channel Islands where she teaches early childhood courses.

Dr. White has conducted research in the USA on Learning Stories with Head Start programs, homeless shelter child care centers, infant and toddler programs, and diverse family child care homes.

Senior Instructor Isauro Escamilla

Dr. Isauro M. Escamilla, born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico, is an experienced Spanish/English dual language public school teacher in San Francisco. He is co-author of Learning Stories and Teacher Inquiry Groups: Reimagining Teaching and Assessment in Early Childhood Education (NAEYC, 2021) and a Lecturer at San Francisco State University. He is also a SALSA board member.