Parent Trainings & Webinars

February 2020


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February Parent Trainings & Webinars

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Inspirational and Empowering Positive Behavior Supports for the Home

This training will provide positive and effective ways to support behavior in the home that are both empowering and inspiring.

Session ID# 59579

Webinar ID# 59731

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Helping Guide the Rollercoaster of Emotions in Your Child

This presentation will briefly cover several different areas looking into your child’s mental health such as: stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm vs suicide, perfectionism and anger to name a few. Providing information to help understand their behaviors and emotions in each area as well as how to help them manage and cope.

Session ID# 58862

Webinar ID# 60043

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Understanding Texas’ Graduation Requirements

This session will help you understand the different Texas guide your child to maximize the most out of their High School experience and set them up for future success.

Session ID# 59856

Webinar ID# 60044

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m.--2:30 p.m.

*Lunch provided

Pathways to Adulthood

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This one-day training will help you prepare for your child with a disability’s life after high school. Parents will learn how to plan NOW for quality of life in the areas of work, at home, medical services, friendship, and supports, as well as have the opportunity to develop short-term and long-term goals, and the steps to carry them out.

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:00 a.m.--4:30 p.m.

TAPPestry Conference

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Cost: $30

TAPPestry is an annual conference hosted in conjunction with several area school districts and parent organizations. TAPPestry is comprised of Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and other Professionals working with children with special needs. During this conference, you will have an opportunity to attend various breakout sessions on topics such as Autism/ Asperger’s, guardianship, various learning disabilities, transition services, how to handle behavior issues, and more. Community agencies and vendors are available to share information and resources about their services. Contact your child’s district special education

department to find out if they will be paying for parents to attend. You will need to request your district’s PO# to be able to register.

For more information about the TAPPestry Conference go to:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 101 for Parents

Challenging behaviors may often disrupt the learning environment for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. When typical behavior programs do not work and the behavior continues, what do you do? This training addresses how to assess the challenging behaviors to better identify the core issue. You will then learn the strategies and tools that can support a positive

learning environment.

Session ID# 58864

Webinar ID# 59732

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Graduation Requirements for Students Receiving Special Education Services

Parents will learn requirements needed for students receiving special education services in Texas to graduate. In this training, we will take an in-depth look at the law and cover the graduation plans Texas currently has in place to graduate from high school.

Session ID# 59622

Webinar ID# 59733

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Connecting the Math in School to the Math at Home (Grades 3-5)

Building students’ confidence in critical thinking of questioning in grades 3-5 is crucial to capture their mathematical success. Participants will engage in instructional strategies that develop their understanding of questions and learn ways to assist parents in making connections that can help them with their child(ren) at home.

Session ID# 59523

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Parenting in the Digital Age

Our children’s access to technology can both empower and endanger them. Come to this training to learn what to look out for as parents in your child’s digital interactions. What is reasonable in usage? How do you find out about apps, games and websites? Should children and teens have social media accounts? How should you handle cyberbullying? You will leave this training with practical advice and tools to assist you in your role as a 21st Century parent!

Session ID# 58865

Webinar ID# 60045

Registration Instructions

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Instrucciones De Registro

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Webinar Participation

Participating via webinar?

After you register with the webinar session ID# and complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the webinar link and the link to download the handouts/materials.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder.

There is always an ESC-20 staff member on the other end of the webinar. Utilize the chat box to ask any questions for the presenter or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.

The web manager will do a roll call and ask for your name if it is not clear when you log in. Please respond as we check off your name on the sign-in so you get credit for your attendance.

Have questions? Please contact Kimberly via email or (210)370-5431.

Parent Training Webinar Handouts

Handouts and resources from all the 2019-2020 parent training webinars are located HERE.

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Parent Training or Webinar Certificate

Click HERE for steps to access your ESC-20 Parent Training or Webinar Certificate. Certificates will be available 2-3 days after the training or webinar.

Certificado de capacitación para padres o seminario web

Haga clic aquí para ver los pasos para acceder a su certificado de capacitación para padres o seminario web ESC-20. Los certificados estarán disponibles 2-3 días después de la capacitación o seminario web.

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Consultant, Family Engagement-- Education Service Center, Region 20

Kimberly has worked in the field of special education for 19 years. She has been on staff at ESC-20 for 10 years. She spent 7 years as a special education curriculum specialist and is currently the Family Engagement Consultant.

Kimberly has become quite passionate about empowering families to be more involved in their child's education and future as well as challenging and supporting schools to increase their efforts to involve families in their child's educational journey and focus on Family Engagement as an instructional tool that improves student's academic outcomes.

Kimberly enjoys living out in the country with her husband, Tyson and two daughters, Lynette & Lucy Sue.