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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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Discover how family engagement is taking hold in public libraries and how early educators can become media mentors. Sign up for these June webinars.

  Beyond the Library as Classroom: Two-Generation and Family Learning
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 4:30–5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Join M. Elena Lopez, associate director, and Lorette McWilliams, research analyst, of Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) as part of Library 2.0’s Library as Classroom online mini-conferences. HFRP will highlight creative ways to use library assets for family educational engagement based on the results of a 2016 national public library survey, revealing how libraries are partnering with families, children, and youth to promote and support learning anywhere, anytime. This is a free online event. Register today!

  Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:30
–3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
What exactly is a media mentor? And how can young children and their families benefit from a media mentor? Join Michael Levine, Lisa Guernsey, and Chip Donohue to discuss this new term in the lexicon of 21st-century early childhood education. Media mentors can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between. But what skills do media mentors need? How can they be supported? And how can more children gain access to them? Michael, Lisa, and Chip will kick off a discussion that explores the importance of these new roles. Register today for this free event!
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