Region III Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center’s Families Learning from Families Roundtable: Balancing Caregiver & “Teacher” Roles

Date: Jun 6, 2020

Where: Online FREE Event

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12 noon-1:00 PM EST [11 AM CT; 10 AM MT]


This is a parent/caregiver ONLY event. This experience is designed to be responsive to the interest and needs unique to historically underserved families. We encourage attendance from parents/caregivers with different backgrounds, including, but not limited to:

• Families of Color

• Families with varied religious backgrounds

• Families of children with disabilities

• Families from lower socioeconomic backgrounds

• Non-traditional families (i.e. LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers, foster families, grandparent caregivers)



Wondering how other parents and caregivers are balancing the roles of “teacher” and “caregiver” during the COVID-19 pandemic? This Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable event, facilitated by scholar-mother Dr. Jada Phelps-Moultrie, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, provides a great opportunity for parents and caregivers from different backgrounds to share their concerns, offer ideas, and learn about strategies related to balancing family roles with their new roles as educators at home in the age of COVID-19.

We invite you to join this online event where families can connect, share, and learn!


About Dr. Jada Phelps-Moultrie

Dr. Jada Phelps-Moultrie is an Assistant Professor of K-12 Educational Administration in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Her scholarship includes family engagement, culturally responsive leadership and equity in education. She takes an intersectional approach to exploring families and communities and their educational pursuits, extending to online education. She often examines the intersection of race and racism with other forms of oppression. In that aim, she includes how leaders support or detract family/community pursuits. Currently, her work includes how African refugee families support the education of their children in xenophobic climates. She has served on several national research organizations, including the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) and the Graduate Student Council for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Jada was also a NCAA Division-I All-American and an Olympic Trial Qualifier in Track and Field. She desires to serve student-athletes at MSU.


The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center)—a project of The Great Lakes Equity Center, approaches resource and service delivery that is grounded in a multi-tiered framework of technical assistance. Our goal is to engage in well-defined, content-rich technical assistance such that knowledge and expertise are shared in a way that results in transformative systemic change, as well as personal reflection and growth. The Region III Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable Series is a project within our Tier Two: Learning Networks tier. To that end, we aim to make this unique learning experience available to others across Region III by providing a recording and transcriptions of the Series on our website, as well as posting pictures on our social media platforms. This will not pertain to any concurrent virtual activities with youth.