12 noon-1:00 PM EST [11 AM CT; 10 AM MT]
This is a parent/caregiver ONLY event. This experience is designed to be responsive to the interest and needs unique to historically underserved families. We encourage attendance from parents/caregivers with different backgrounds, including, but not limited to:
• Families of Color
• Families with varied religious backgrounds
• Families of children with disabilities
• Families from lower socioeconomic backgrounds
• Non-traditional families (i.e. LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers, foster families, grandparent caregivers)
June is the summer season for parents, caregivers, and families to be entertaining their children out of school. But with pandemic closures of many public and educational spaces, how does one keep them entertained and engaged throughout the summer? With so many different online options available, how do you know what to use to best support your school-aged children this summer? This Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable event is an interactive showcase of e-tools and resource websites for parents, caregivers, and families with varying experience and exposure to internet-based resources. During this showcase, Dr. Rosiline Floyd, Assistant Director of Technical Assistance from the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, will overview 5 online activities to support summer learning and enrichment for families. Join other families as we learn from each other what engages their students at home this summer during the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing them for successful re-entry into school buildings in the Fall.
About Dr. Rosiline Floyd
Dr. Rosiline Floyd is the Assistant Director for Technical Assistance at the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center) within the Great Lakes Equity Center. In this role, Dr. Floyd manages the design and delivery of on-site and online professional development content, and provides professional learning technical assistance to clients within the MAP Center’s 13-state region. Dr. Floyd has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, researcher, education advocate, and school administrator focused on improving educational outcomes through equity-based PK-20 education. In this work, she developed systems, conducted research, and presented locally/nationally on reducing race-based disparities. Her research and work are rooted in implementing culturally sustaining models to promote an increase in college preparation, retention, and graduation rates for students of Color, and those from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Dr. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership.
The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center)—a project of The Great Lakes Equity Center, approaches resource and service delivery that is grounded in a multi-tiered framework of technical assistance. Our goal is to engage in well-defined, content-rich technical assistance such that knowledge and expertise are shared in a way that results in transformative systemic change, as well as personal reflection and growth. The Region III Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable Series is a project within our Tier Two: Learning Networks tier. To that end, we aim to make this unique learning experience available to others across Region III by providing a recording and transcriptions of the Series on our website, as well as posting pictures on our social media platforms. This will not pertain to any concurrent virtual activities with youth.