Margaret Caspe, PhD

Research Consultant

NAFSCE

Margaret Caspe, PhD, is the NAFSCE’s Research Consultant. She co-leads the Pre-Service Family Engagement Consortium which is a collaborative of national partners and state and higher education teams dedicated to supporting educator preparation in family engagement. Over the past 20 years, she has studied how partnerships among families, schools, and communities influence children’s development in a variety of areas, including language and literacy, and bilingualism, as well as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Prior to joining NAFSCE she worked with the Global Family Research Project and Harvard Family Research Project where she developed tools to support faculty in developing courses on family engagement topics and oversaw a project to amplify family engagement in public libraries. She is co-editor of Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning and author of a variety of articles published in journals such as Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Public Library Quarterly, School Community Journal, Childhood Education, and Young Children. As an advisory member of various national collaboratives, including the Family Math Roadmap Project, she provides insights on the intersection of research, practice, and policy to promote innovative family engagement strategies. Margaret earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where she currently teaches courses as an adjunct faculty member. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three daughters.

Margaret Caspe, PhD

Session Information:

Empowering Parents Through Family Math / Empoderando a los padres a través de las matemáticas familiares

Research shows that entering kindergarten with strong early math skills is the best predictor of 8th-grade academic achievement. In this session, participants will learn what we mean by “family math,” how to create family math activities, and how to start a family math movement in their community. /
Las investigaciones demuestran que entrar en el jardín de infancia con fuertes habilidades matemáticas tempranas es el mejor predictor del rendimiento académico en el 8º grado. En esta sesión, los participantes aprenderán qué entendemos por "matemáticas en familia", cómo crear actividades matemáticas en familia y cómo iniciar un movimiento de matemáticas en familia en su comunidad.

Intermediate

Early Childhood Education

Collective Impact, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 25

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Math Moves the World: A Lunch and Learn About the Family Math Movement / Las matemáticas mueven el mundo: Un almuerzo y aprendizaje sobre el movimiento matemático familiar

A national family math campaign is taking shape! Join the National Association of Family, School, and Community Engagement and its partners for lunch and learning. We’ll explore why family math matters for children’s learning and offer strategies for lifting up families’ mathematical strengths in your work. We’ll dive into the accomplishments of the family math campaign so far and describe its future. Along the way, we’ll explore some of the storybook, game-based, and digital resources our partners have created. Please join us to find out how math moves the world and how you can be part of the growing family math campaign! /
¡Una campaña nacional de matemáticas en familia está tomando forma! Únase a la National Association of Family, School, and Community Engagement y a sus socios para almorzar y aprender. Exploraremos por qué las matemáticas en familia son importantes para el aprendizaje de los niños y ofreceremos estrategias para potenciar los puntos fuertes de las familias en materia de matemáticas en su trabajo. Nos sumergiremos en los logros de la campaña de matemáticas en familia hasta ahora y describiremos su futuro. En el camino, exploraremos algunos de los libros de cuentos, juegos y recursos digitales que nuestros socios han creado. Acompáñanos para descubrir cómo las matemáticas mueven el mundo y cómo puedes formar parte de la creciente campaña de matemáticas en familia.

Introductory

Early Childhood Education

October 25

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.