Description: Putting our ideas to paper is often to the most difficult aspect of reading. We know what we feel, we just have no idea how to put it down on paper. In this workshop parents will define their role as a facilitator of the writing process and learn how to make the process more enjoyable for parents and students alike.
Families will be able to:
- Describe the role writing plays on standardized tests
- List the steps of the writing process
- Explore ways to incorporate writing at home
- Upon session completion each family will work together to write, illustrate, and publish their own book
Description: Getting staff, students, and parents to embrace-and not run from-discussions about data can be challenging. During this session participants will learn how to present data in a such a way that stakeholders not only openly accept the truths the data brings to light, but that they begin to embrace the work necessary to change those truths.
Everyday we are inundated with data. As leaders we are coached on the vital role data should play in the decision making process, we are expected to seek it out and use it when determining he best course of action when solving a problem. As leaders we are taught to embrace data. Our teachers, parents, and students are not. To them data is complicated, scary, and often used as a weapon to attack who they are as people. The data always seems to tell the same story; that in some way they are not measuring up. What if you could change the way the people around you looked at data, talked about data, and most importantly USED data? Through discussion, role-play, and modeling, participants in this workshop will reflect on the data culture in their buildings, their current approach to disseminating data, and identify the road blocks that are keeping their buildings from embracing their data.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the data culture in their building
• Define and describe the 7 steps to establishing a stronger data culture
• Select one actionable step they will implement in their building in the current school year
Meanwhile in Africa is an interactive and engaging culturally responsive supplemental social studies curriculum for students in grades K-5. It aims to increase parent engagement and at-home learning, expose others to programming that that supports empathy and condemns racism, and encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and entrepreneurial skills.