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To Register:

Parents, guardians and 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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Glen Allen Branch Library (HCPL) – 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

The presentation will highlight the prevalence, characteristics, intervention and accommodations for dyslexia. Participants will get an overview of dyslexia and participate in an intensive simulation intended to generate robust conversation about 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’s resources and provide attendees with a broad base of additional resources that can be used or shared with families. This short simulation is intended to give the participant the power of empathy.


A Great Start in Kindergarten: How Parents Can Help

– Mary E. Cox, director of elementary education, Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Belmont Recreation Center – 1600 Hilliard Road, 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 schools, 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 and community engagement coordinator, Henrico County Public Schools

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Belmont Recreation Center – 1600 Hilliard Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

Super hero dads have the power to recognize that even if they cannot fix a 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 Smartphone? Social Media Tips, Tricks and Secrets

– Catava Burton, educational specialist, HCPS Department of Professional Development and School Improvement, Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Area Library (HCPL) – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229

Learn the latest texting slang, secret apps and social media tricks. Information will also be provided on bullying/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 smartphone!


The Must-have Resource for Parenting in the Digital Age

– Jonathan D. Gregori, instructional technology specialist, Henrico County Public Schools

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Area Library (HCPL) – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229

Media and technology are at the center of all our lives. This is especially true of our children, who spend more than 50 hours on screen time per week. Many parents and teachers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Henrico County Public Schools 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, Department of Student Support and Disciplinary Review – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center (Exit Door 7, Family Engagement) – 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

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’ Code of Student Conduct was revamped to address concerns about exclusionary practices and student discipline. In this informative session, participants will find out how HCPS’ Code of Student Conduct went from a traditional (punitive) document to an instructional (disciplined) document with regard to inappropriate student behavior. Participants will find out about practices that address disparities in student discipline, as well as important information to help navigate the Code of Student Conduct.


Homework and Study Strategies for Students with Disabilities

– Tracy Lee, family engagement specialist/special projects coordinator – Virginia Department of Education

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

This session will help parents understand how to help 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 discuss 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, Aug. 15, 2018 • 6-7:30 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 an important role in the education of their children. Federal and state laws require that parents and school staff members 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 voices 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, Department of Family and Community Engagement – Henrico County Public Schools

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 • 6-7:30 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 jump-start their school year with key strategies they can use for 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 Virginia Department of Education website, see the curriculum guide for your child’s grade level, see real examples of SOL questions, discover more than 30 ways to help your child study, and discuss various organizational strategies so your PEATC student starts and ends on top! Get ready!

To register:

Parents, guardians and 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.