Family Learning Series – Summer Sessions

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To Register:

Parents/Teachers, please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call (804) 652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the summer workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.

Dyslexia Simulation
Kristin Kane, Family Resource Coordinator –Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center(PEATC)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
Glen Allen Public Library – 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

The presentation will highlight the prevalence, characteristics, intervention, and accommodations for dyslexia. Partici- pants will gather an overview of dyslexia and participate in an intensive simulation intended to generate robust conver- sation around children with dyslexia and their experiences in the classroom. The content will also review where dyslexia can be found in the Virginia Department of Education resources and provide attendees with a broad base of additional resources that can be used or shared with families. The simulation is intended to give the participant the power of empathy, which can truly be attained in this short experience.


A Great Start in Kindergarten: How Parents Can Help
Mary E. Cox, Director of Elementary Education – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Belmont Recreation Center – 1600 Hilliard Rd, Henrico, VA 23228

Beginning kindergarten is such an exciting time for children and their families! Join us for this workshop to learn more about the kindergarten day in HCPS, as well as what you can do to prepare your child for a successful start to school.

We’ll be sharing many ideas and resources and making some great learning materials that you can use at home.


Empowering Super Hero Dads
Darryl A. Williams, Family & Community Engagement Coordinator – Henrico County Public Schools

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Belmont Recreation Center – 1600 Hilliard Rd, Henrico, VA 23228

Super hero dads have the power to recognize that even if they cannot fix the problem or disability, they can take action to improve their child’s outcomes. This session will identify challenges that can prevent fathers of children with disabilities from being actively involved in their child’s education and ways to combat those challenges. We will also discuss the importance of connecting with other dads for ideas and support.


Are You Smarter than Your Child’s Smart Phone? – Social Media tips, tricks and secrets
Catava Burton, Educational Specialist, Professional Development & School Improvement- Henrico County Public

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Public Library – 1901 Starling Dr., Henrico, VA 23229

Schools You will learn the latest texting slang, secret apps and social media tricks. Information will also be provided on bully- ing/cyberbullying, human trafficking, internet safety and the psychological impact of these issues. Strategies will also address what you as parents can do to keep your children safe. Bring your smart phone!


The Must Have Resource for Parenting in the Digital Age
Jonathan D. Gregori, Instructional Technology Specialist – Henrico County Public Schools

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Public Library – 1901 Starling Dr., Henrico, VA 23229

Media and technology are at the center of all our lives; especially our children, who spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. Many parents and teachers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Henrico is dedicated to helping all learners thrive in a world of media and technology. The goal of this session is to empower Henrico families with information to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online and harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in a child’s life.


Navigating the Code of Student Conduct
William Noel, Sr., Director, Student Support & Disciplinary Review – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 • 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center, Exit Door 7 Family Engagement – 5915 Nine Mile Road Henrico, VA 23223

We know frequent suspensions are linked to poor academic performance, student disengagement, and potentially, the school-to-prison pipeline. To confront this issue, Henrico County Public Schools’ (HCPS) Code of Student Conduct under- went a major shift concerning exclusionary practices & student discipline. In this informative session, participants will dis- cover how HCPS’ Code of Student Conduct transitioned from a traditional (punitive) document to an instructional (disciplined) document regarding inappropriate student behavior. Practices that address disparity in student discipline, as well as important information to help stakeholders navigate the Code of Student Conduct will be shared with participants.


Homework and Study Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Tracy Lee, Family Engagement Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator – Virginia Department of Education

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 • 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center, Exit Door 7 Family Engagement – 5915 Nine Mile Road Henrico, VA 23223

The purpose of this session is to help parents understand how to assist their children with homework and study strategies. We will discuss different methods for working with kids who are disorganized, inattentive, and easily frustrated. We’ll also discuss how to deal with kids who rush through their homework, as well as those who procrastinate. We’ll dis- cuss tips and tricks that may help students study for tests and, finally, we’ll discuss concrete strategies for strengthening your relationship with your child.


Parent’s Voice in the Special Education Process
Henry J. Millward, Jr., Director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement – Virginia Department of Education

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center, Exit Door 7 Family Engagement – 5915 Nine Mile Road Henrico, VA 23223

Parents of children identified as having a disability play a significantly important role in the education of their children. Federal and state laws require that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational services. This session will provide information and resources about the special education process and how parents can maximize their voice, and be active participants in improving outcomes for their children. Definitions, procedures and an overview of the Individualized Education Plan will be included in this session.


Back-to-School Strategies for a Successful Year
Pam Bell, Director, Family & Community Engagement – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 • 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center, Exit Door 7 Family Engagement – 5915 Nine Mile Road Henrico, VA 23223

This session will focus on a variety of ways to help your child jumpstart their school year with key strategies that they can use to realize success throughout the school year. It is true that when people “Begin With the End in Mind” they are typically more successful. You will receive tools to help navigate the VA Department of Education website, see the curricu- lum guide for your child’s grade level, see real examples of SOL questions, receive over 30 ways to help your child to study material, and discuss various organizational strategies so that your PEATC student starts and ends on top! Get Ready!

To Register:

Parents/Teachers, please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call (804) 652-3787 to sign up to attend one (or more) of the summer workshops. Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.