No Parent Left Behind: Engaging the Latino Community at Your School

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Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Course #: W731

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 CPDUs; 3 SWCEUs


This workshop offers strategies to successfully welcome, engage, and integrate Latino parents and families in their children’s school. Participants will share and explore individual school demographic contexts and create an action plan, while considering language and culture. Each participant will leave with a school-specific action plan involving reaching out and embracing the Latino community, connecting across cultures and languages, and nurturing relationships to create a stronger, healthier school community for all children and families.

Limited to 15 participants


Laura Mudd, M.Ed.

Laura Mudd, M.Ed., has a master's degree in education, specializing in bilingual education and ESL. She is currently the dual language coordinator for the Erie Elementary Charter School in Chicago. She is also a consultant for a literacy project with the Erikson Institute. Mudd led the effort to create the dual language program in Evanston Public Schools. She was also a dual language fourth grade teacher at the Inter-American Magnet School in Chicago for four years after she traveled and lived in Spain and Central America. Mudd has four children that she is raising bilingually in Evanston.

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