Basic Tips Tuesdays
Would you like to learn more from some of our veteran parent mentors?
Basic Tips Tuesdays are a series of four virtual trainings where established parent mentors are sharing their knowledge and experience with our new and fairly new mentors.
Assisting Families 101
November 12, 2019,
Rachel Barnhart, Parent Mentor for Muskingum Valley ESC
Nichol Herold, Parent Mentor for Northwest Ohio ESC
In Assisting Families 101, we"ll talk about everything you need to know to help you assist families with their child's special education services as well as other helpful tips and tricks! This webinar will include: How we get started with a family upon initial contact; How we come up with an action plan to help them have a successful meeting with the school; How we help a family get connected with any outside services they may need.
Your Role in IEP/ETR Meetings
December 3, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 am
Heather Smith, Parent Mentor for Dublin City Schools
Dee Marks, Parent Mentor for Dublin City Schools
It's important to understand your role as a Parent Mentor in Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Evaluation Team Report (ETR) meetings. This webinar will cover all the basics, including what's appropriate, what to avoid, how to deal with difficult team members, and tips for assisting families and school personnel in their communication efforts.
Building Relationships and Developing Partnerships
January 7, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 am
Jacqueline Howley, Parent Mentor for Madison-Champaign ESC
Establishing relationships with both school and community agencies is key to assisting families. This webinar will cover how to begin, tips for introducing yourself, setting people at ease, and how to maintain good relationships with people when conflict may arise. Time for Q&A will be include.
Advocating for YOUR Child: How does that work?
February 11, 2020
10:00 -11:00 am
Vicki Lezon, Parent Mentor for North Pointe ESC
Parent Mentors walk many fine lines. Learn from a seasoned parent mentor's 17 years of experience as she has advocated for her own child in one of the districts that she serves. From preschool to post-secondary her daughter didn't fit into a neat and tidy box. How do you work your way out of that box and.....keep your position as a parent mentor?