Parent Involvement: Multimedia

These audio and video resources highlight specific tools and strategies for teaching DLLs.


Audiocast: A Common Language of Care - Welcoming and Supporting Dual Language Learners in Infant-Toddler Programs. Early Head Start National Resource Center. 01:33:07.
A Common Language of Care is a recorded conference call led by the Early Head Start National Resource Center. The panelists, Early  Head Start staff, regional and federal staff, and training and technical assistance providers from across the nation, offer suggestions for all Head Start teachers and employees working with Dual Language Learners. The Audio Conference is designed to help evaluate the current practices in place within Head Start, support strategies, and enhance the available services for families with Dual Language Learners. An emphasis is put on key principles to keep in mind when working with Dual Language Learners and their families--namely, that every community has its own qualities, needs, and resources which must be individually addressed for DLLs in early care settings. The Conference concludes with callers, nationwide, addressing common questions, concerns, and strategies that provide a good starting point for any Head Start program.

Webcast: Developing Web-Based Communication for Latino Audiences. The Southern Center for Communication, Health and Poverty at UGA. 01:16:12.

Webcast: Diversity and Multicultural Integration in Head Start and Early Head Start (Part I). OHS. 01:30:00. 
Since its inception, Head Start has served culturally and linguistically diverse populations in ways that were responsive, participatory, and empowering. This session presented the updated handbook, Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five. Experts discussed effective ways to use this booklet and other resources during professional development activities.

Webcast: Diversity and Multicultural Integration in Head Start and Early Head Start (Part II). OHS. 01:30:00. 
Connections between program staff and families are essential to providing culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments. This session showcased programs where staff and families work together to serve DLLs. It also highlighted strategies for involving parents in governance activities and for enhancing parent-teacher communication.

Webcast: Making Parents Partners. Reading Rockets. 01:28:46.
Karen L. Mapp, Susan Hall, and Tom Bowman discuss the effects of getting parents involved in their child's academic career. Reseach has shown that when parents are involved, students have better attendance, greater achievements, and fewer behavior problems.

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Parent Involvement: Multimedia. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: July 2010

Last Updated: November 13, 2014