ESC-20 Parent Perusals

October 29, 2020

2020-2021 Parent and Caregiver Trainings Catalog

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Coming up in November!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00 .m.--2:00 p.m.

College 101: A Road to College Readiness: 8th-12th 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. College awareness discussions can help families overcome the fear of the unknown. This session gives an overview of basic college information such as what are the different types of college degrees and different types of higher education institutions. How can a family afford to pay for college and what does it take to get a college scholarship? These questions and others will be addressed and discussed at this session with a College Student Panel! Webinar ID# 71078

Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

“Write On!”: Supporting Young Children as Writers (Preschool)

Join us as we actively explore the many forms of early writing (Preschool) and learn strategies to support and encourage your young child to write. We will have FUN while targeting developmental writing, common writing practices, and strengthening young finger muscles. Time for developing an action plan for creating writing opportunities in the home will be provided along with materials you can use tonight! Write On! Webinar ID# 67251

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

The Truth about the Trades: How to Create a Great Career and Pay for College

How would you like your child to learn a skill that will help them make 2-3 times the minimum wage shortly out of high school and create a way to have college completely paid for? Many parents think they have to choose between having their child learn a trade or go to college. The truth is the trades can lead to a direct path to college ensuring your child has the work experience to secure a job after. Learn how the trades have changed over the years focusing on growth and development of their top talent and creating multiple career pathways that lead to high-wage jobs for those on the path to college and those who are not. Webinar ID# 71166

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m.

Understanding the Significance of History in High School & Helping Your Child Succeed

Join us for this opportunity to learn the significance of History in your child’s life, especially in high school and how that will help your child succeed. What opportunities for learning are available to your child, what resources do they have access to, and what plans do you need to make to help him/her reach their goals. You will receive resources and materials to support you as a parent. Webinar ID# 71083

Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m.

COVID-19: Challenges our Families Face

Synchronous Instruction? Asynchronous Instruction? Contingency Plans? Compensatory Services? Families are faced with navigating new educational challenges for their child receiving special education services as a result of COVID-19. This session will address some of the common educational challenges families are facing and provide critical information you need to know and resources you can access to help guide you through overcoming these challenges. Webinar ID #73468

Tips and Resources

13 Things You Can Say to Calm an Anxious Child

Review Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19 Safety Checklist

Many children are participating in a variety of sporting events. If your child is playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics has a safety checklist for parents and caregivers. Visit to review the tips.

Review Tips to Be a Healthy Role Model for Children

As a parent or guardian, you are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your child eat healthy and exercise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has 10 tips to be a healthy role model for your child. Tips include: go food shopping together, limit screen time, encourage physical activity and more.

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It's Election Time

Are you prepared for the election? Even if you aren't, the Disability Rights in Texas group can help you get ready. Their monthly newsletter includes resources that will help you understand all the things you need to know about your rights and ways to get out and vote. Read more on accommodation for voters with disabilities and your disability voting rights by clicking on the links.

Family Engagement District Staff Corner

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