Important MCAN News and Opportunities
and Reminder for the June 24, 2020 Meeting
scheduled for 9:30 -11:00 am - Register here.
Our June MCAN meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am.

We look forward to ZOOMING with each of you!

The May MCAN meeting was recorded and can be viewed with the link shown below .

Register for the SDIRC Equity In Action
- July 24, 2020
EQUITY IN ACTION - Moving to Re-Envision 2025

Date : July 24, 2020

Location : Storm Grove Middle School

Time :
Community Members are invited to attend from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

For questions and to RSVP , contact:
Coordinator of Equity & Instructional Support
Indian River County School District


Deb Long Equity session
Additional Learning Opportunities for our Moonshot Community Action Network
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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has been hosting weekly Round Table Discussions to share the "What's Working" Sucessess within the CGLR. You are invited to attend both the Round Table Discussions as well as the "Learning Tuesday Webinars" using the links below to register as a participant of the Moonshot Moment CGLR coalition.
Improving School Readiness and Addressing the Health Determinants of Early School Success: Insights From GLR Communities
JUNE 23  12:30–2PM ET
Please join us on June 23 at 12:30 pm ET for the fourth What’s Working Roundtable Conversation focused on School Readiness and the Health Determinants of Early School Success. You will hear from leaders in GLR communities who will share their work and winning strategies as well as from leaders who will offer insights and reflections. Small break-out discussions will ensure that participants have the space to share insights and takeaways, and engage in an interactive, peer-to-peer learning opportunity.

June 23, 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 pm:
The Role of Broadcast Media in Mitigating the Digital Divide
Presenters: Sara DeWitt of PBSKids Digital; and Sara Schapiro of PBS.
Commentators: Susie Grimm and Jamie Myers of Public Media Group of Southern California; Kierstan Schwab of Texas PBS; and Debbie Stack of WCNY.
Glr learning Tuesday
June 30, 2020, 3–4:30 p.m. ET
Bridging the Early Years & Early Grades to Mitigate Learning Loss
Presenters: Dr. Mark Adler of Ralston Public Schools; Don Grotting of Beaverton School District; Dr. Anya Hurwitz of the Sobrato Family Foundation; Linda Montes of Redwood City School District; Lisa Roy of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; and Karen Twain of Children’s Institute.
Moderator: Marina Merrill of Children’s Institute

July 7, 2020, 3–4:30 p.m. ET
When Schools Close: Harnessing the Power of Summer for Early School Success
Presenters: Aaron Dworkin, CEO, and Matthew Boulay, founder, National Summer Learning Association.
Moderator: Elizabeth McChesney, children’s literacy expert and former director of Children’s Services and Family Engagement for the Chicago Public Library System.

Educator and Family Engagement and Learning from Cox Campus
Cox campus
This summer, the move to equity, justice and equality begins with our youngest citizens. We have the ability to give every child an equitable shot at a strong return to school, and give each teacher the tools and support to be fully prepared to meet them.

Every child has a light that needs the chance to shine. Where their voice is heard and their unique strengths are understood by adults and the children themselves. Join us to make the biggest impact on children’s lives this year, with a reading-based focus that celebrates children’s emotions, encourages empathy and ensures teachers know how to assess and teach each child.

NAFSCE june july webinars
Effective Practices Summer Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Family and Community Engagement
The current pandemic and social and political climate have affected the families and communities we serve in myriad ways - from widespread unemployment and food insecurity to the deaths of loved ones. These types of traumatic experiences can have profound and lasting effects, especially for children.

In this webinar series, we'll explore trauma and the protective factors that help build resilience and counteract the adverse effects of trauma. We'll also see how communities, schools, organizations and individuals around the country are using a trauma-informed lens to guide their work.
Webinar 1 - June 24: Join us for an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101 webinar that will highlight what ACEs are on a personal and community level, the importance of understanding the impacts of ACEs, the science behind adversity and how Fresno, CA has put together a Trauma and Resilience Network focused on engaging and supporting children and families in building resilience and beginning to heal the generational trauma that in the community.

Webinar 2 - July 1: In this webinar, we'll focus on how two organizations are putting the research into practice. First, the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center will share information and takeaways from their trauma training module for educators. Then, Ready4K, an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages, will share their tips for communicating with and supporting families in a trauma-informed way.