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Wednesday, May 29 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Partnering with Families: Unpacking the Essential Messages in Our Stories FILLING

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Building on the baseline training, Cultural Proficiency: A Way of Being,  in this workshop facilitated by Ekow Edzie & Susan Richards,  participants reflect on journeys in culturally-proficient, family partnering through the digital-stories of your peersYou will have the opportunity to reflect on the family engagement beliefs and practices of your peers in the OST community and to discuss practices in leveraging digital media as a professional development tool. Working in teams,  participants will conduct “deep dives,” into digital stories about our journey to build culturally-proficient, family partnering strategies in Cambridge OST.

Learning Goals:
  • Defining cultural proficiency and understanding the value of stories
  • Understanding the value of sharing stories of practice to deepen our own
  • Reflecting on your beliefs and practices working with families
  • Exploring the use of digital media as part of your practitioner tool kit

"Takebacks" from this Workshop:
  • Practices that reduce bias and promote understanding
  • Practices that support learning through peer story telling
  • Gleaning essential messages in a story and applying learning to our own practice 
  • Practices that will deepen your partnership with your students’ families   

A continental breakfast will be provided.

Assistant Facilitator
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Ekow Edzie

Communications & Storytelling Associate, Agenda for Children - OST
Ekow joined the Agenda for Children OST team in the fall of 2017 to help the team identify and highlight best practices in family inclusion and cultural competency through digital storytelling. Ekow has five years of experience building programing to promote cross-cultural understanding... Read More →
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Susan Richards

Co-Director, Agenda for Children OST
Susan Richards has spent over 30 years working in the out-of-school time field in Cambridge and has been directing the Agenda for Children OST since its inception in 2001. She is deeply committed to the young people and families of this community. She has a rich history designing... Read More →

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Community Art Center -Teen Room 119 Windsor, Cambridge, MA