ESC-20 Trainings for Parents

April 2021

APRIL HAS SOME GREAT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US VIA ZOOM! (All sessions are held virtually unless otherwise indicated.)

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Free Trainings for Parents and Caregivers

Thursday, April 1, 2021 (In-person ONLY)

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

Engaging Children in Reading and Science

Through Picture Books Science textbooks can be overwhelming for many children while picture books tend to focus on fewer topics and give more in-depth information of the concepts. Join us in this session to learn how to combine science and reading in a natural way. Experience hands-on science lessons using picture books to help your child read to learn about the science concept being taught. You will leave this session with lots of tools to help you engage your child in science at home and help open your child’s mind to discover the wonders of science that surrounds them on a daily basis!

Session ID# 67430


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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

College, Career, and Military Readiness: What you need to help your child succeed

There is no shortage of advice on how to prepare students for success. It can be overwhelming to figure out the best path for your child. Here from the regional coordinator of College, Career, and Military Readiness about how you can help your child prepare for long-term success. Hear about how industry is defining career readiness while understanding the importance of certifications, trades, and employability skills. Get clarity about what it means to be college ready from academics to adulting skills, and find out why the military is becoming one of the hottest paths to a successful career in nearly every field.

Session ID# 71153


Tuesday, April 6, 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# 71155


Tuesday, April 13, 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# 71232


Wednesday, April 14, 2021(In-person ONLY)

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


Wednesday, April 20, 2021

9:00 a.m.to11:00 a.m.

Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Tips and Strategies for Summer

Come learn about different activities and strategies you can use at home during the summer to help your children identified with dyslexia or dysgraphia.

Session ID# 71157


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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

Life Care Planning

Creating a future that provides for both your own financial needs and those of a dependent with special needs can feel overwhelming. Addressing the reality of what does a special needs caregiver need to do today to ensure the sustainable care for a special needs loved one at the death of a caregiver. This workshop will discuss four focus areas that should be considered with integrated planning, and a recommended timeline to avoid any disruption in the care of a loved one with special needs. General overview of Letter of Intent, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Public Assistance, etc. This training will be provided by Special Care Planner, Jeffrey A. McCraken, ChSNC, LUTCF, FSCP.

Session ID# 74960



Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (In-person ONLY)

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

Parenting with Love & Logic for Special Needs

Participants will learn a process for understanding the unique needs and competencies of each child, how to avoid becoming overwhelmed by a child’s multiple, severe disabilities, how to maintain healthy “can do” expectations, tips for teaching essential life skills, skills for developing and maintaining a cooperative parent-school team, and strategies for reaching discouraged and resistant learners! This curriculum is designed to be a follow-up/bonus program for those that have already attended a Love and Logic class. It is not required, but recommended that you attend if you already have an understanding of the Love and Logic techniques.

Session ID# 67436


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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

ESC-20 Virtual Transition Community Fair

This session will be presented via Zoom and include local community agencies who support LEAs and Families with Transition services. Hear a short presentation from each community agency about the support they provide to school districts, charter schools and families. After the main session, participants will be able to visit the agencies' virtual booths. Both school personnel and parents/caregivers are welcomed to attend!

Session ID #65052

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 session ID# and complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the webinar link to join us via Zoom.


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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