Parent Trainings & Webinars

October 2019

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

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October Parent Trainings & Webinars

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Unorganized, Unfocused, and Unprepared: The Impact of Executive Functioning Skills in the Classroom


Does your son or daughter have trouble organizing work, completing tasks, managing materials, managing time, paying attention or have social difficulties? These are all cognitive skills that are referred to as Executive Functioning Skills. Executive Functioning Skills greatly impact children’s achievement and are often an associated feature of developmental or learning disabilities, or caused by a mismatch between a child’s neuro-developmental stage and the demands of their

environment. This training will focus on ways in which parents and teachers can use appropriate strategies to support children’s developing executive skills, while helping improve academic performance.


Session ID# 58824


Thursday, October 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Trauma Informed Parents


This training will discuss how adults can begin to understand the role of trauma, its effects on children and learning. This training will also discuss effects of how and when adults change their methods of interacting and responding to children that have been impacted by trauma that will build, nurture and foster healthy relationships.


Session ID# 58825

Webinar ID# 59712


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

Families Talking Together


Families Talking Together (FTT) is a parent-based program focusing on improving parent-child communication and is effective in delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged youth (10-14 yrs.). This training will offer tips and group discussions on getting the conversation started, monitoring/supervision, and helping enhance your child’s refusal skills. This interactive training is offered by Healthy Futures of Texas.


Session ID# 58826


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Bridging the Math Gap Between School and Home (Kindergarten—Grade 2)


In this training, participants will learn how to help their child by bridging the math concepts taught in school to home life. Hands-on activities will be used to show how math is being learned in the classroom. The math will focus on developing number sense.


Session ID# 59578


Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Helping Guide the Rollercoaster of Emotions in Your Child


This presentation will briefly cover several different areas looking into your child’s mental health such as: stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm vs suicide, perfectionism and anger to name a few. Providing information to help understand their behaviors and emotions in each area as well as how to help them manage and cope.


Session ID# 58827

Webinar ID# 59713


Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Accessing Information on Special Education and Regulations


This training will provide an exploration of several websites that contain resources regarding the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders in Special Education.

These websites contain information regarding eligibility for services, legal references and materials outlining the dispute process when schools and parents cannot reach an agreement in an ARD Committee meeting. This training will familiarize parents with these sites, explore some of the content and demonstrate how to use some of the reference materials provided.


Session ID# 58828

Webinar ID# 59714


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m.

What Parents Need to Know About Human Trafficking


Note: Children ages 8+ are able to attend this training with their family.


In this training, parents will learn what traffickers look for and how they approach victims. Myths versus facts will be discussed about human trafficking in the United States along with how trafficking happens, who it happens to and who are the victims. You will learn the signs that indicate your child may be in danger and how traffickers target youth at school and in any home.


Session ID# 58833


Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

In Depth with STAAR Accommodations


Come go in-depth with the accommodations that are approved for use on the STAAR test for ALL students. We will work through some of the accommodations and show examples of them in action.


Session ID# 58834

Webinar ID# 59718

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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

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Certificado de capacitación para padres 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.