Overview

Technology is changing the ways that families interact, learn, and manage their lives.

The educational uses of media connect learning across space and time for the entire family.

Global Family Research Project

● Documents how educators, librarians, and other professionals help children and youth become media literate and use the Internet to collaborate, communicate, and gain other 21st-century skills.

● Ensures that family engagement is integrated into digitally based learning initiatives.

● Participates in special-interest forums that deepen the understanding of digital technology in the lives of children and families, and shape the directions for research, policy, and practice.

Featured Resources

Responding to COVID-19: Seven Practices to Guide Funding and Programming
Oct 26
Blog

Family Engagement Digital Media Capacity Building

Responding to COVID-19: Seven Practices to Guide Funding and Programming

STEM Next Opportunity fund reimagines family engagement in the changing environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'
May 19
Blog

Afterschool Family Engagement Digital Media Schools Capacity Building

Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'

Cambridge Agenda for Children’s Stories of Family Partnership offer a new approach to building capacity within the out-of-school-time community.

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Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families
Jul 17
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement

Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families

Learn how TalkingPoints, an educational technology nonprofit, is using AI as a strategic innovation for family engagement

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Using Media to Engage Families in Science
Jul 16
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement Research

Using Media to Engage Families in Science

EDC explores how media are an effective way to motivate families with young children to do science together. 

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