How to Reframe the Role of Families in Education (and a Giveaway!)

Last month, Scholastic hosted a gathering of "family and community engagement" leaders from schools and communities across the country at its annual Scholastic FACE Symposium.

The two-and-a-half day event included talks by thought leaders, including Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (shown above), Dr. Nell K. Duke of the University of Michigan, renowned literacy consultant and speaker Phyllis C. Hunter, and others.

The keynote videos are now up on the FACE Symposium website for anyone to view, including this video of Dr. Mapp's talk, called "Private Citizens to Public Actors: Reframing Our View About Our Families."

And as a bonus for those who weren't able to attend the event in person, we’re giving away a special pack of books written and signed by selected speakers from the event.

GIVEAWAY! For a chance to win, in the comments section below, share one example or best practice of successful family and community engagement implementation in your school, district or organization.

One winner will be randomly selected to win a collection of four books written and autographed by leading experts in education and family and community engagement. Contest is open to all legal U.S. residents 18 and over; contest closes at 5pm ET on December 14, 2015. Read the complete legal rules here.