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Walker presents national webinar on teacher-parent relationships

Susan WalkerAssociate Professor Susan Walker (family, youth, and community education, Curriculum and Instruction) was a presenter on a national webinar entitled "The Teacher-Parent Relationship: Using Professional Development to Improve Family and Community Engagement" on Nov. 18. The webinar was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, The United Way, and the Harvard Family Research Project.

Along with speakers from the National PTA, Columbia University, and the Kansas Parent Information and Research Center (KPIRC), Walker presented the college's Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI) and family and community engagement as a major thematic area in teacher preparation. The topic of the webinar attracted registrations that reached over 1,200 individuals. This was the fourth webinar in the series, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement, planned for 2010-11.

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