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I’m very excited about a new project I’ve been working on. It’s a series of webinars focused on Parent Engagement, produced by Reading Rockets in partnership with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (opens in a new window). You can read more about the series here. You can also see the PPT slides our presenters used for the first webinar, and links to many related resources. We’ll update that page each time we have a new webinar.

Our first webinar featured three speakers. One was Sandra Gutierrez from Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (opens in a new window). Ms. Gutierrez, the National Program Director, oversees this parenting, leadership and advocacy training program for low-income, primarily Spanish-speaking parents of children from birth to age 5.

Ms. Gutierrez shared a Literacy Pledge Card (opens in a new window) that is part of their parent engagement program. Parents sign the card, and pledge to do simple things that can make a big difference: read, talk, and sing with their child, encourage their child to ask questions, take their child to the library, and more. The Literacy Pledge Card (opens in a new window) is available in English (opens in a new window) and in Spanish (opens in a new window).

About the Author

Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

Publication Date
August 31, 2012