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Caregivers as Coaches: Partnering With Families to Promote Language Growth at Home

Discover how families and caregivers can play a vital role in their children's language growth while honoring their cultural heritage in this ILA Webinar with Mai Zaru. Zaru, the recipient of ILA’s 2023 Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship, will explore how the peer-assisted reading strategy can be used to promote multilingual learning experiences and foster stronger family connections. Participants will gain tools and knowledge to help connect with families and support children's language skills while valuing their diverse backgrounds and experiences.


  • Learn routines and practices that families can implement to boost their children's literacy development.
  • Become familiar with the relatively new domain of translanguaging practices that take place within the home setting.
  • Learn about tools for caregivers and educators to support language growth in students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and nationalities.

Who should register: School-based educators, principals, teacher educators, preservice teachers, and caregivers