Families Learning Summit
Get a backstage pass to the Smithsonian and meet the author of Wonder
The Families Learning Summit is excited to announce a special partnership with the Smithsonian Institution for this year’s conference in Washington, D.C., on February 17-19, 2014.
Featured Sessions with the Smithsonian’s educational experts will provide:
- An illustration of the museum’s free digital resources that were designed to help children and adults learn about cultural and U.S. historical moments;
- A discussion on how to engage young learners in history content;
- Comprehensive review of online educational resources available to classrooms, programs, and homes; and
- An overview of Smithsonian affiliate museums in communities across the country and how to connect with partnering schools, organizations, and museums.
The Families Learning Summit is also offering a complimentary (registration required) field trip for advocates, educators, and families to the nation’s most respected learning hub: Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Attendees will be given special access to museum features and a first-hand perspective of museums as resources for family engagement and learning. You can read more here.
To add to this exciting news, NCFL is also proud to announce the addition of young-adult author R.J. Palacio to the esteemed, diverse list of speakers and attendees joining NCFL in the nation’s capital.
The author of New York Times bestseller’s Wonder will be joining the likes of keynote speakers Holly Robinson Peete, Annie Murphy Paul, and Chris Lehman.