Parent Trainings & Webinars

September 2019

SEPTEMBER HAS SOME GREAT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. CHECK THEM OUT! MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

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September Parent Trainings & Webinars

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Building Blocks: Supporting Social Learning in the Preschool Years


This workshop will explore strategies that encourage children’s social and emotional growth including empathy, building relationships, and conflict resolution.

Participants will learn how children’s thinking and reasoning affect how they relate to others and will identify and practice strategies to help children learn to interact with others. A mini make & take of at home strategy cards will be included.


Session ID# 58819


Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Special Education Basics


Participants will learn basic information about special education including the history of special education laws, types of disabilities, the Admission Review and Dismissal process, and types of classroom supports.


Session ID# 59632

Webinar ID# 59709


Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

The Independent Child: Using Classroom Strategies at Home to Support Independence


This training is to support parents who are cultivating independence in their children. Research based methods that are used in the classroom will be broken down and explained to parents so that they help to promote independence in their own children. The ultimate goal is to provide as many opportunities for our children as we can. These opportunities could include independent or semi-independent living, having a job, social activities (movies, dinner, with disabled and nondisabled peers, adult day care and many more. Together let’s create limitless possibilities.


Session ID# 58820


Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Dyslexia: What is it, and How Can I Help My Child?


In this training you will learn from ESC-20’s dyslexia specialist what dyslexia is and how to support your child if he/ she has dyslexia. We will explore the common risk factors for dyslexia as well as common misperceptions or myths about dyslexia. Participants will learn strategies to help support their student if he/she is at-risk for or identified with dyslexia. While some of the strategies will target beginning literacy skills, this is appropriate for parents with students of all ages.


Session ID# 58821

Webinar ID# 60031


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Strategies for Helping Your Child Remember What is Learned at School


During this hands on workshop, parents will learn strategies to help their child remember and recall information they learn at school. We will practice the strategies, so come ready to be engaged and have fun!


Session ID# 58822


Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

The Three E’s of Healthy Living: Eating Right, Exercise, and Education


Discover how planning and serving nutritious meals and snacks, engaging in physical activity, and encouraging a healthy learning environment at home can assist you and your family in achieving your wellness goals. This hands on class will give you the tools and resources you need to make better choices and teach your children healthy habits for life.


Session ID# 58823

Webinar ID# 59710


Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--10:30 a.m.

Drugs, Dares & Dangerous Teen Trends


The training will inform parents about the dangers associated with various online activities such gaming and apps, as well as vaping, alcohol, prescription drug abuse, and other over the counter substances that are being abused by our youth.


10:30 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Understanding & Communicating with Your Adolescent


This training is targeted to parents and will provide an understanding of the different aspects of adolescent development that are typical versus potential red flags for issues that can arise, including substance abuse issues or mental health issues. Communication tips will also be provided.


Session ID# 60028

Webinar ID# 60032

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.