Common Core State Standards - Mathematics
Parents will learn about the Common Core State Standards, particularly the Mathematical Content Standards and the Mathematics Practice Standards, in a way that they can relate to. They will also learn about different strategies and resources they could start using at home to help support their children become successful learners.
Parents will receive an overview of the types of questions that are used on the assessment. They will have the opportunity to explore each question and understand the level of mathematical reasoning that is required for their students to be successful on this assessment.
The worst experience a parent can have is the inability to provide their child with the proper support. This workshop will provide parents with the knowledge and basic skills to reinforce strategies used in the classroom to effectively assist their child with homework.
Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM)
As the Common Core Math and ELA standards are beginning their implementation, the New Generation Science Standards are being rolled out. Parents will obtain informative facts about the New Generation of Science Standards to help them understand and answer any questions about the implementation of the standards.
As the nation’s economy grows; so will the demand for properly skilled individuals. It is speculated that over one million jobs will be created, but only those with a STEM degree will have the qualifications. Parents will learn how the education system is changing in order to accommodate students for a technology-based economy.
Parents will learn the basic skills to operate Apple products and current software and applications compatible for iMacs and iPads.
Parents will learn the basic skills to operate PC products and current software and applications compatible for PC’s and Tablets.
Project Based Learning (PBL)
This workshop will clear up misconceptions of what Project Based Learning is and how it should look like in the classroom. Parents will see the challenges that teachers, administrators and students are facing with project-based learning and will learn what they can do to help the education community.
Parents will learn how to include their children safely in daily, routine chores and projects around the home that can harness academic learning. Project Based Learning is not confined to the classroom… it begins and ends at home!