Viewers will be introduced to effective strategies for promoting family literacy to support children in their learning as well as preparing them to succeed in math during unprecedented times. They will learn about early predictors of literacy achievement and approaches to literacy and math instruction and gain a greater understanding about how to engage children of all ages in meaningful opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing through daily routines and activities. Dr. Krasny will also discuss traditional print and digital resources including children's and young adult literature. Dr. Tina Rapke will speak about the importance of learners' attitudes towards math and what can be done in the home to support mathematics success.
Dr. Tina Rapke is a parent of two elementary school children and teaches teachers how to teach math. She spends much of her time in math classrooms researching and writing about best practices. Karen A. Krasny, PhD is Professor of Language and Literacy in the Faculty of Education at York University. She is a Past President of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies and served on the Board of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education. A longstanding educator, Dr. Krasny is a former K to 4 Early Years English Language Arts Provincial Specialist for Manitoba and worked as a K to 12 English and French Language Arts Coordinator for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and as a teacher for The Winnipeg No. 1 School Division.