ESC-20 Trainings for Parents

February 2021

February has some great training opportunities. Join us!

Free Parent and Caregiver Trainings

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Vaping and Other Dangerous Teen Trends

The presenter will inform parents about the dangers associated with vaping, drug abuse, alcohol, as well as the increased risk of sexual exploitation from online gaming and apps.

Session ID# 67373 (in-person) and Session ID# 71069 (via Zoom)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

College 101: A Road to College Readiness

K-8th grade national research has indicated parent involvement as a strong predictor of student success. Empowering parents to action through knowledge will further enable parents to have a positive impact on their child’s future. What can you do to help promote a college going culture for your children in elementary and middle school that will encourage them to reach higher? What do other families do to encourage this? Discuss this topic to learn some practical ideas and share your own ideas with a college student panel!

Session ID# 71102

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hot Careers: Understanding Cybersecurity and how to help your child succeed in the


Cybersecurity is one of the hottest careers in the country. From securing phones to protecting children from online predators and protecting the nation form cyber attacks cybersecurity is an industry with endless opportunity and growth. But what is cyber security, what jobs careers are available and how do you prepare your child to compete and stand out? We will discuss the basics of career readiness and hear from industry experts about what careers look like in the industry now and in the future. Learn how you can help prepare your child for long-term success in cyber security and connect them to initiatives around the region, state, and nation that will open doors.

Session ID# 71103

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Human Trafficking: What Parents Need to Know

In this training, parents will learn the process a trafficker uses to find, groom, and exploit victims. Red flags, vulnerabilities, and at-risk populations will be discussed to help you spot signs early on. You will learn who can be a trafficker and who can be a victim as well as the difficulties a victim faces in returning to life as a survivor. The training will include local statistics on trafficking as well as Texas based resources in order to empower you in the fight against human trafficking. Trafficking has become largely an online process, this training will take the recent global move to online platforms due to COVID-19 into consideration in order to address current concerns and tactics.

Session ID# 70776 (in-person) and Session ID# 71089 (via Zoom)

February 11, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Special Education Dispute Resolution--When Schools and Parents Disagree

Procedural safeguards are designed to protect the rights of parents and their child with a disability and, at the same time, give families and school systems several mechanisms by which to resolve their disputes. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) offers multiple processes for resolving disputes related to special education: individualized education program facilitation (FIEP), mediation, special education complaints, and due process hearings. Join us for this parent session to review your special education dispute resolution options and discuss related dispute resolution information specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session ID # 74606

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

7 Habits of Successful Families

What does it mean to be a successful family? It’s no secret that families today are in trouble. Do you want or need to learn more on how to make your family a successful one? Then this is the training for you! Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Successful Families training offers a much-needed framework for applying universal, self-evident principles that enable family members to communicate their challenges and overcome them successfully together.

Session ID# 67378 (in-person ONLY)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Section 504: What is it and how does it help my child?

Research has shown that establishing strong communication and relationships with parents can have positive and tangible effects on a student’s success in school. This informational session will provide parents with tips and tools to be knowledgeable and aware of their rights regarding Section 504 to foster positive relationships with your child’s teacher. In this session, you will be provided with a basic overview of Section 504 and how a 504 plan can help support your child.

Session ID# 71104

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

STEM-HOME Connections

In this training session, you will learn how to engage in the world of STEM with your child! We will empower you to make family time fun by learning skills that will ENABLE our future to problem solve and become critical thinkers, using typical household items and gaining what STEM looks like in their schools.

Session ID# 67379 (in-person ONLY)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Charting the Course, 8th, 9th and 10th grade

Charting the Course is a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and ESC-20 collaborative activity. The aim is to engage students with disabilities and their families in education and planning events to support the student’s successful transition to post-secondary education and/or employment after high school.

Session ID# 71229

February 24, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

We are Family!

Join us in learning how reading and social studies create a powerful learning environment for your child, laying the groundwork for success. We’ll be using our senses, imagination, creativity, curiosity and knowledge in building critical thinking in our 21st Century world!

Session ID# 71106

INTERPRETER AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please call 210-370-5286 to request an English-Spanish interpreter. You can also type in Spanish in the Special Accommodation box when you register.

Registration Instructions

Click HERE for steps to register for an ESC-20 Parent Training or Webinar

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.

Have questions? Please contact Claudia via email or (210)370-5286.

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