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Multigenerational Learning

  • 1.  Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-18-2019 05:39 AM
    Hi everyone,
    I wanted to share this post, Filling the Achievement Gap Through Multi-Generational Learning. Is there an achievement gap, opportunity gap, or a learning/teaching gap? What multi-generational strategies are you using in your programs?




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    Tonya Satchell
    Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute
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  • 2.  RE: Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-19-2019 08:54 AM
    Hello Tanya,

          Thank you so much for sharing this article. I am an employee and ECE student at my Community College with a college financial aid background. My goal is to start my college's childcare center one day because I strongly agree and see the correlation. Generational wealth, education, and trauma are all related cycles. I see this and have seen this my entire life in the inner-city public school system. We have to impact the ecological system of the child by caring for the most important players in the child's ecological system; the Family/Parents.

         Currently, we face much trouble starting our center. It has been a goal of the ECE department for over a decade. And its so sad because we see some students not succeed due to an inability to obtain stable care, not to mention the other numerous benefits. We see them drop their classes or F/W then loose their financial aid privileges, making it almost impossible for them to return to school- creating an even wider gap. We see the student's attempt to appeal their financial aid termination status to only be declined, because "you shouldn't have attempted classes if you didn't have childcare." It makes my blood boil and reminds me of why I am doing the work. People sometimes don't understand how your ultimate goal and passion can be ECE when you work for college-age students, but the article you have provided speaks to my point and it reminds me of why I am working like this. To help children by helping families.

    Thank you Miss Tanya!

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    Kayleigh Francis
    Ivy Tech Community College
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 3.  RE: Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-20-2019 09:29 AM
    Hi Kayleigh,
    This is a terribly vicious cycle and kudos to you and your colleagues for trying to address it. In addition to having campus child care, especially at the community college level, we also need care for what some call "non-traditional" hours. I can't take a 6pm - 8pm class if my child care center closes at 6pm. There are so many factors to consider and we have to address this systematically. Keep up the good fight!

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    Tonya Satchell
    Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute
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  • 4.  RE: Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-20-2019 11:28 AM
    Tanya,

          Once again, you are spot on. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. They are much needed :)

    Kayleigh

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    Kayleigh Francis
    Ivy Tech Community College
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 5.  RE: Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-21-2019 08:42 AM
    Thank you this is truly a important and all to common obstacle your bring light too. 





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    Shontae Ferguson
    Brooklyn NY
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  • 6.  RE: Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-19-2019 11:16 AM
    Hi Tonya,

    I really appreciate Dr. Ladson-Billings framework and looking at these educational disparities and reframing the "need" as an educational debt. I'll link her article below.

    PBS Wisconsin Education's team has been a recipient of the Ready to Learn Grant, which is fundamentally a multi-generation support project. If you check on PBS Learning Media, type in Ready to Learn, click on the first collection, and then select "Educator Resources", all of the content is free and available for use. You'll see the facilitator guides are essentially family event planning guides with fun activities! We've had a lot of success with this program.

    Here is a link to Ladson- Billings' article: https://ed618.pbworks.com/f/From%20Achievement%20Gap%20to%20Education%20Debt.pdf




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    Mouna Algahaithi
    PK-12 Education Engagement Specialist
    PBS Wisconsin Education
    Madison WI
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  • 7.  RE: Multigenerational Learning

    Posted 12-20-2019 10:19 AM
    Hi Mouna,
    Thank you for sharing these resources. I will check them out!

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    Tonya Satchell
    Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute
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