How can technology help diverse families? It’s in this new book!

Here’s how Chip Donohue announced his new book. It’s a privilege to include diversity in our chapter among these great experts!

Diverse Family Engagement in the Digital Age“I’m excited to announce the release of my second edited volume, Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors co-published by Routledge and NAEYC The book includes a Foreword by Ellen Galinsky and 17 chapters from 25 contributing authors and thought leaders including Anamarie Auger, Jeremy Boyle, Pam Brillante, Melissa Butler, Cen Campbell, Margaret Caspe, Kevin Clark, Rafiq Dossani, Amaya Garcia, Kristy Goodwn, Lisa Guernsey, Devorah Heitner, Katey Highfield, Amy Koester, Kristelle Lavalle, Michael Levine, Junlei Li, Elena Lopez, Karen Nemeth, Michael Rich, Faith Rogow, Cyndy Scheibe, Fran Sokol Simon and Heather Weiss – an amazing collection of perspectives, experiences and innovations.
Spotlight on Engagement contributors include: Message From Me by Gregg Behr and Remake Learning; Parents as Teachers by Jill Saunders, Scott Hippert and Donna Hunt O’Brien; Kindoma by Carly Shuler and the Kingdom team; Ready Rosie by Emily Roden and the Ready Rosie team; and two stories from Comineza en Casa contributed by Ana Blagojevic, Patricia Garcia, Adriana Paniagua, Juana Vazgez, Bonnie Blagojevic and Edith Flores. Ready to Learn stories were contributed by: Betsy McCarthy, Sarah Atienza, Linlin Li, Ursula Sexton and Michelle Tiu at WestEd; Naomi Hupert, Shelley Pasnik, Savitha Moorthy and Carlin Llorente of Education Development Center and SRI International; Dawn Cuthbertson and Ed Ulman of KBTC in Tacoma, Washington; and Mary Haggerty and Devon Smith for WGBH in Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Thanks to Pam Johnson and my colleagues at CPB/PBS for organizing these storytellers and sharing their stories.”

My chapter with Amaya Garcia is “Family Engagement Strategies for ALL Languages and Cultures”.  We included lots of strategies and examples of innovative work from the early childhood education field.

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