parentEDU Catalog

  • Parents : You may attend any of these classes LIVE via Zoom or watch a recorded copy of the live session located on the parent EDU webpage. Please select your topic, date, and time from the choices below each description, then click the link to be brought to your Zoom class.

Math

Math

Explaining the "New" Math for Parents

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-2
This class will provide parents an understanding of ways math is now being taught to children in the early grades. Also parents will learn why memorizing multiplication facts is no longer required. Learn why it is important for young children to learn this way, so that you can better support your student at home.
Math

Explaining the "New" Math for Parents

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
This class will show parents how the area model and number bonds are used to teach multiplication and division conceptually to children. Learn why learning this way better prepares your child for success in math during the later years.
Math

Explaining the "New" Math for Parents: Fractions

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
This class will show parents how students learn fractions and operations with fractions visually. Learn why it is important for young children to learn this way, so that parents can better support their children at home.

English

English

Helping Your Child with their Writing Assignments

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-8
This class speaks with parents about ways to help their young writers. We will discuss different writing styles and how to help your student include important writing strategies.
English

Helping Your Child with their Reading Assignments

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-8
This class will guide parents to support their children's reading activities. Here you will learn easy tips and tricks to making your student successful during online learning.

Science

Science

Balancing Chemical Equations Made Easy

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 6-12
This class offers a basic understanding of how to balance a chemical equation. Parents will learn about what a chemical formula looks like, how to count the number of atoms in a chemical formula and how to successfully balance a simple chemical equation. Please come prepared with a pencil and a piece of paper as we practice this together.
Science

How to Classify Objects Using Science

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 2-7
This class explains a method of using science to help classify objects. Parents will learn how to use aspects of an object that can be seen with their eyes to create a formal scientific classification. Please come prepared with a pencil and a piece of paper as we practice this together.
Science

How to Conduct Science Observations at Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 4-12
This class teaches parents how to organize a structured scientific observation in their own home or yard. We will learn the basics of animal behavioral observation and how to assist children to learn to appreciate nature by observing it as young scientists and naturalists. Please come prepared with pencil and paper as we practice this together.
Science

How to Create a Home Science Journal

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 4-12
This class offers parents an understanding of science journaling. Writing scientifically is an important skill for children to have as they move to higher grades. It is important for science students to be able to observe and write about items in the world factually, in a scientific manner without opinion or emotion.
Science

Understanding the Science Difference Between Fact and Opinion

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 4-8
This class introduces parents to the science concepts of objective (fact) and subjective (opinion). In science, students are required to be able to tell the difference between facts and opinions as they move through experiments and observations. Parents will learn simple practice methods to help students understand this as it applies to the world around them.

Social Studies

Social Studies

Virtual Field Trips

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-8
This class will give parents the opportunity to explore the world through virtual field trips. These fun "field trips" can be done from home at any time to teach students about the world in a fun and engaging way.
Social Studies

Build a Time Capsule with your Child

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 3-5
This class will walk parents through the steps to build a time capsule at home. This fun activity is a great way to teach your child that they are living history

Social-Emotional

Social-Emotional

A Classroom in My Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades 2-12
This class speaks with parents about the social-emotional and mental health benefits of setting a routine for students at home. Also discussed will be the need to make a workplace or "home classroom" area that is used specifically for doing classwork. Join us as we learn what we can do to help reduce anxiety and increase focus of your students at home.
Social-Emotional

Helping Kids Find Success Through Positive Self-Talk

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Let's turn your child's "I Can't" into "I CAN!" with easy to use strategies to promote positive thinking.
Social-Emotional

Helping Kids Develop a Growth Mindset

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
"Smart is not something you are. Smart is something your get." What is a growth mindset and how can you help your children develop a growth mindset? Learn how having a growth mindset can help your children succeed in school and in life.
Social-Emotional

Supporting Your Child's Social-Emotional Needs

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
As school schedules and learning changes, many students are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Parents and guardians attending this session will discover how to support our learners’ mental health at home throughout these turbulent times

Specialized

Specialized

Help Children with ADHD Do Classwork at Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Understanding your child's challenges will help you learn and apply new strategies to support your child's ability to remain focused and on-task.
Specialized

Parent Circles

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Parent circles are informational and based on the needs of parents/caregivers and their children. The topics covered fall under the umbrella of positive limit setting for children and practical strategies to support children's ability and special educational needs to engage in acting in ways that will help them to reach the goals they value most.

Library Services

Library Services

Finding Reliable Research Online

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
This class will help parents learn to look for research information online and show them where to find articles, ebooks and other reliable resources. It will also show them how to evaluate research information to best decide what is reliable and unreliable sources and information. Now more than ever, we want high quality information for our personal research as well as for our children's' school projects and papers.

Other Classes

Other Classes

Helping Kids Use Productive Struggle to Find Success

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
What is productive struggle and why is it so incredibly important for learning? Learn how productive struggle can lead your child to deeper learning and how to embrace the power of productive struggle in all subject areas.
Other Classes

Parent and Child Class: Understanding and Cooperation Through the Power of Perception

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Learn how to open lines of positive communication during times of differing opinions and points of view. Please have your child with you for this program. *There is a project involved in this program. Participants should be prepared with a sheet of construction paper, a small amount of white paint and a pencil.
Other Classes

Promoting Health and Physical Education at Home

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
As students become more independent, we need to support them in making their own healthy decisions during the school year and beyond. During this session, parents and guardians attending will learn a variety of family friendly games, activities, skills, and exercises to practice along with their child at home or outside.
Other Classes

Parent Data Privacy Workshop

Audience:
Parents of Students in Grades K-12
Data privacy and security has become increasingly important as we have come to rely on remote learning to educate students. Join us to learn more about the state and federal laws that protect student data and the data privacy and security best practices parents can apply as children learn remotely.