PARENT EDUCATIONAL COURSES
ARE OFFERED IN 3 PLATFORMS:
SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS / WEBINARS
Empowering parents to positively influence the course and
outcome of their child’s education because they are able to recognize, access, assess, and if necessary, create quality education for their child.
Category 1 – Helping Your Child reach their Full Potential of Academic success
A. Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence
Seminar will examine how to determine your child’s unique way of learning and processing information, how to recognize and strengthen areas of deficiencies and family support on homework, projects, etc. Parents will learn about differentiated multi-leveled teaching, learning, assessment, evaluation, etc.
B. High/Quality Education and High/Quality Teaching
Parents will learn the criteria for and characteristics of a High Quality Education. High Quality Education begins with High Quality Standards, Expectations, and Teachers. Parents will learn the differences between a Provisional Teacher/non-renewable v Qualified Teacher v Quality Teacher v High Quality Teacher. Which teacher does your child have? What is the experience level of your child’s teacher? Parents will learn how to recognize quality work, etc.
C. Creating Safe School – Pt. 1
The School Environment
Five contributing factors for a Safe School are examined in this seminar including how to create an environment of unity and oneness, which enhances safety in school
1. School Environment 2.Classroom Environment
3.The LAW: Bullying, ESEA 4. Household DNA 5. Agape LOVE
D. Creating Safe School – Pt. 2 Bullying
A thorough understanding of bullying and its affects on the child are examined including recognition, contributing factors, prevention, resolution, consequences, etc. Plus local, sate, and federal law are examine.
Category 2 – Image v. Substance
Parents will learn how States, School districts and Schools cheat and mislead parents about a child’s abilities. Find out what you may not know.
B. Programs/Positioning for success – Choosing the correct program of study and positioning the child for success
Parents will learn how to evaluate a program of study for their child, etc. If you are a parent who selected a school or program for its name, you must take this course. In this seminar, you will learn how your child will be positioned based on program of study, the factors you need to pay attention to, and how to position your child for success. Do not leave success up to chance.
C. Types of Schools
Choosing the correct type of school for success
Can the quality of education be summed up in a name? Parents, find out what information you can infer about the quality of education in a school from the school’s name. Magnet schools v Small learning career communities v Vocational schools v College Prep v Military Academies, etc. In this seminar, you will learn and determine the schooling processes needed for your child, which increase the chance of your child being successful…Learn if your child is in the right school to excel and maximize potential.
D. Educational Design/Curriculum: K – 12 and your child
This seminar will discuss the Federal, State, District laws/procedure/policy governing education. Schooling v Education Is your child destined for success or failure? Parents will learn about parenting and schooling practices that affect a child’s ‘successfulness’ before the child ever opens a book, etc. This seminar will focus on overall curriculum design and change from K -12, etc…including population changes, which affect schooling and education.
E. Is Your Child Really Succeeding In School – Pt 1:
Regress To The Mean
Parents are empowered with knowledge about how a child can earn A’s and B’s while regressing in a classroom. Parents will learn how their child’s schedule, in relationship with the teacher’s schedule, can set the child in a position to regress. Other unique factors will be discussed, which are indicators for regression, etc.
F. Is Your Child Really Succeeding In School –
Pt 2: Grade inflation
Grade inflation is the primary reason why high school students with high GPAs are not admitted into college and do not qualify for academic scholarships. Parents will learn how to recognize, understand, prevent grade inflation, etc.
G. What tests really assess: What you should know before making your school choice decision.
Criterion Referenced Tests v Norm Reference Tests
Parents will learn the difference between two types of standardized tests and how they are used …including using tests to evaluate, judge, include/exclude students, etc. In addition, parents will learn how these tests are good indicators on progression and regression of a child. Note: Bring a copy of the child’s CRCT, ITBS, SAT, PSAT ACT or any other standardized tests results.
Category 3 – Transitioning
A. Transitioning – Pt. 1 From Private to Public School
This seminar compares and contrasts public and private schools, informs parents of their rights in public schools, gives effective strategies to use in public school education, etc.
B. Transitioning – Pt. 2 From Elementary to Middle School
This seminar will look at the schooling, educational, curriculum change from elementary to middle. In addition, various scenarios will be discussed to get a thorough understanding of the most effective strategies use for success. Plus, examine the family support needed for this transition, etc.
C. Transitioning – Pt. 3 From Middle School to High School
This seminar will look at the schooling, educational, curriculum change from middle to high school. In addition, various scenarios will be discussed to get a thorough understanding of the most effective strategies use for success. Plus, examine the family support needed for this transition, etc.
D. Transitioning – Pt. 4 From High School to College
This seminar will look at the schooling, and educational change from high to college, including academic, social, and safety climate of college life. In addition, various scenarios will be discussed to get an thorough understanding of the most effective strategies use for success. Plus, examine the family support needed for this transition. Key areas in metacognitive, management, diverse culture are discussed, positioning, etc.
Category 4 – Effective Advocacy
A. Effective Communication – Pt 1
Parents will learn how to communicate effectively with the school for success – from prevention to resolution, from classroom to central office, etc. Parents will examine the Code of Ethics for educators, the strategy in writing effective letters and sending emails, etc.
B. Effective Communication – Pt 2
Parents will learn and examine effective communication strategies for use with children especially. Teenagers, etc.
C. What you can do if your child failed
Parents are empowered with knowledge on several areas referencing failure and the appeal process: 1. Promotion and Retention Criteria 2. Failure Procedure 3. Differentiated assessment 4. Grade Computation 5. Impact of failure 6. Skill deficiency 7. Strategy for skill mastery
D. Classroom Observation/Evaluation
Seminar will focus on preparing a parent to properly observe and evaluate the classroom setting for high quality learning and teaching. Parents will be given tools to use as they collect data. Parents will learn what factors to focus in on and how to properly assess and evaluate the data, etc
Category 5 – Other
College Entry & Scholarships: By The Numbers
Parents will understand the meaning behind the numbers that make up the grading scale. GPA, SAT, and ACT are compared in this video to aid a parent’s understanding of how they may be used to determine a child’s acceptance into college, earning of a scholarship, etc.
Let us say it… We ‘second’ it
For the Parent and Teenager/College Student
This is a very unique seminar designed to be attended by the parent and teenager/college student. A comedic tone is implemented to discuss the serious issues of drugs, sex, suicide, self-respect, morals, values etc. Rated PG-13 due to graphic pictures of STI’s and STD’s. Real case stories are examined. Not recommended for kids under 13. Very motivational and inspirational for all who attend, etc
(Note: All seminars discuss topics across the spectrum of home/parenting, school, community, and governmental factors.)