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All about Parent University! Strategies to empower parents and understand the education system. Providing digital literacy as well as bridging the digital divide.

All about Parent University! Strategies to empower parents and understand the education system. Providing digital literacy as well as bridging the digital divide.

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  • Understand the education system in the United States Understand education system and to work as a team towards student achievement.
  • In the English classes I am planning on focusing on the four domains of listening reading speaking and writing
  • The Parent Orientation went very well!  Parents were so excited to listen, learn and give their feedback.  We had a huge crowd in the morning as compared to the afternoon.  We were able to learn how to say hello in different languages and some key phrases.   Parents got to take home calendars, backpacks, clothing, shoes and canned food (Jennifer and Stef), fire safety in different languages, healthy food recipes from Hyvee.   Thanks to Dr.Gaston for willingly giving us the room to host the parent orientation!  Thanks to Jennifer and Stef for all their help!   We are planning to have some more sessions in the future. Some of them will be celebration of cultures, parents teaching us some key words in their languages etc.  
  • The Parent Orientation went very well!  Parents were so excited to listen, learn and give their feedback.  We had a huge crowd in the morning as compared to the afternoon.  We were able to learn how to say hello in different languages and some key phrases.   Parents got to take home calendars, backpacks, clothing, shoes and canned food (Jennifer and Stef), fire safety in different languages, healthy food recipes from Hyvee.   Thanks to Dr.Gaston for willingly giving us the room to host the parent orientation!  Thanks to Jennifer and Stef for all their help!   We are planning to have some more sessions in the future. Some of them will be celebration of cultures, parents teaching us some key words in their languages etc.  
  • The Parent Orientation went very well!  Parents were so excited to listen, learn and give their feedback.  We had a huge crowd in the morning as compared to the afternoon.  We were able to learn how to say hello in different languages and some key phrases.   Parents got to take home calendars, backpacks, clothing, shoes and canned food (Jennifer and Stef), fire safety in different languages, healthy food recipes from Hyvee.   Thanks to Dr.Gaston for willingly giving us the room to host the parent orientation!  Thanks to Jennifer and Stef for all their help!   We are planning to have some more sessions in the future. Some of them will be celebration of cultures, parents teaching us some key words in their languages etc.  

About Parent Tech and Parent University About Parent Tech and Parent University Presentation Transcript

  • Poornima D’SouzaPoornima D’Souza Email:Email: Poornima.dsouza@k12.sd.usPoornima.dsouza@k12.sd.us Twitter: @pord_33Twitter: @pord_33 PARENT TECHPARENT TECH Empowering Parents with Technology Skills
  •  School-Home Liaison/Parent Educator  Doctoral student at UST  10 years with SFSD & 13 years of Banking experience  Adjunct professor at Augustana College IntroductionIntroduction Who are you & why are you here…?
  • 1996-1997  White population 91 percent  Ethnic diversity 9 percent 2008-2009  White population 78 percent  Ethnic diversity 22 percent Approximately a 1 percent shift each year for the past 12 years Student demographicsStudent demographics
  •  Where school-home links are strong, students motivation, attendance and levels of academic achievement will be improved.  Children are less likely to be excluded from schools where students, parents and the school work together. PrinciplePrinciple
  •  Most immigrant families have computers in their homes.  How?  SES  Why?  Communication with family back home.  Importance in student’s education Computer AccessComputer Access
  • Why Parent TechWhy Parent Tech The Native SpeakersThe Native SpeakersThe Native SpeakersThe Native Speakers The Immigrant AccentThe Immigrant AccentThe Immigrant AccentThe Immigrant Accent Students have become Digital Natives and parents are Digital Immigrants Think in paper Think in paper Use Email Use Email Work Independently Work Independently Step by Step Step by Step Text Focus Text Focus One at a time One at a time Deliberate Speed Deliberate Speed Use txt msg & IM Use txt msg & IM Taken from presentations by Marc Prensky Think Digitally Think Digitally Work Collaboratively Work Collaboratively Random Access Random Access Graphic Focus Graphic Focus Multitasking Multitasking Twitch Speed Twitch Speed
  • Goals of Parent Tech •Establish solid partnerships and bridge the gap •Support and extend student learning at home •Build confidence in using computers What is Parent Tech? •Parenting skills using love and logic •Skills for parents – technology, Rosetta Stone •Breaking down barriers •Forging partnerships with parents
  • Parent TechParent TechParent TechParent Tech Parenting SkillsParenting SkillsParenting SkillsParenting Skills Social SkillsSocial SkillsSocial SkillsSocial Skills Skills for ParentsSkills for ParentsSkills for ParentsSkills for Parents Conversational SkillsConversational SkillsConversational SkillsConversational Skills Disciplining SkillsDisciplining SkillsDisciplining SkillsDisciplining Skills Web 2.0 SkillsWeb 2.0 SkillsWeb 2.0 SkillsWeb 2.0 Skills Keyboarding SkillsKeyboarding SkillsKeyboarding SkillsKeyboarding Skills Internet SafetyInternet SafetyInternet SafetyInternet Safety Rosetta StoneRosetta StoneRosetta StoneRosetta Stone Acculturating SkillsAcculturating SkillsAcculturating SkillsAcculturating Skills
  • • to realize their Hopes and Dreams • to understand, appreciate, get involved • to have input into children’s education • become computer savvy and monitor children • learn to speak English • understand the education system Parent Tech helps parentsParent Tech helps parents……
  • Parent Tech WikispaceParent Tech Wikispace http://parentingclasses.wikispaces.com
  • WikispacesWikispaces
  • Parent Tech WikispaceParent Tech Wikispace http://parentingclasses.wikispaces.com
  • Parent Tech NingParent Tech Ning http://parentingclass.ning.com
  • Fitness & Cuisine NingFitness & Cuisine Ning http://cuisine.ning.com/
  • CUISINE NINGCUISINE NING
  • Fitness & Cuisine NingFitness & Cuisine Ning Discussion about recipes, healthy alternative, exercise, fitness, food and cultures…
  • Parent TechParent TechParent TechParent Tech WikispaceWikispaceWikispaceWikispace Sessions & LessonsSessions & LessonsSessions & LessonsSessions & Lessons Fitness & CuisineFitness & CuisineFitness & CuisineFitness & Cuisine Assignments & ProjectsAssignments & ProjectsAssignments & ProjectsAssignments & Projects Webcasts & AttachmentsWebcasts & AttachmentsWebcasts & AttachmentsWebcasts & Attachments JournalingJournalingJournalingJournaling Discussion boardDiscussion boardDiscussion boardDiscussion board Postings/UploadingPostings/UploadingPostings/UploadingPostings/Uploading Video viewingVideo viewingVideo viewingVideo viewing NingNingNingNing External & Internal LinksExternal & Internal LinksExternal & Internal LinksExternal & Internal Links Online support/chatOnline support/chatOnline support/chatOnline support/chat
  • Pre Survey DataPre Survey Data Parents are surveyed for knowledge of computer skills and hopes and dreams for their children.
  • Feedback SessionsFeedback Sessions •Review, record, report progress on family assignment •Celebrate, discuss and reflect
  • Mobile lab & Computer labMobile lab & Computer lab Parents working on the mobile and computer lab
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) DRA levels for determining the effectiveness of the program – Gains in DRA levels correlate with parent involvement and indicate positive impact of the program
  • Post Survey DataPost Survey Data Post survey information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and provide feedback for improvement
  • GraduationGraduation Graduation, Potluck & Celebration
  • Culture WalkCulture Walk Created a model for the students
  • Culture WalkCulture Walk Healthy foods and healthy habits that is unique to each culture
  • Culture WalkCulture Walk Healthy foods and healthy habits that is unique to each culture
  • Culture WalkCulture Walk
  • Culture WalkCulture Walk
  • Culture WalkCulture Walk
  • Culture Walk FiestaCulture Walk Fiesta
  • Culture Walk FiestaCulture Walk Fiesta
  • Culture Walk FiestaCulture Walk Fiesta
  • Parent UniversityParent UniversityParent UniversityParent University EnglishEnglish ClassesClasses EnglishEnglish ClassesClasses ListeningListeningListeningListening Computer SkillsComputer SkillsComputer SkillsComputer Skills SpeakingSpeakingSpeakingSpeaking WritingWritingWritingWriting InternetInternetInternetInternet MS OfficeMS OfficeMS OfficeMS Office SoftwareSoftwareSoftwareSoftware KeyboardingKeyboarding skillsskillsKeyboardingKeyboarding skillsskills EducationEducation System in theSystem in the U.S.U.S. EducationEducation System in theSystem in the U.S.U.S. ReadingReadingReadingReading Internet SafetyInternet SafetyInternet SafetyInternet Safety School ExpectationsSchool ExpectationsSchool ExpectationsSchool Expectations AttendanceAttendanceAttendanceAttendance BehaviorsBehaviorsBehaviorsBehaviors StudyStudy HabitsHabitsStudyStudy HabitsHabits ConferencesConferencesConferencesConferences CommunicationCommunicationCommunicationCommunication Health & HygieneHealth & HygieneHealth & HygieneHealth & Hygiene
  • Parent University OrientationParent University Orientation Overview about Parent University Obtained feed back from the parents about sessions, needs, suggestions…
  • Parent University OrientationParent University Orientation Food & Clothing giveawayFood & Clothing giveawayFood & Clothing giveawayFood & Clothing giveaway Brochures and handouts inBrochures and handouts in different languagesdifferent languages Brochures and handouts inBrochures and handouts in different languagesdifferent languages Parents got to take home calendars, backpacks, clothing, shoes and canned food fire safety in different languages, healthy food recipes from Hyvee
  • Parent University OrientationParent University Orientation Healthy foods and recipesHealthy foods and recipesHealthy foods and recipesHealthy foods and recipes Talked about food groups, health foods and alternatives, recipes for healthy foods
  • • group sessions according to culture and language • have an interpreter in class for Q & A • celebration of cultures • parent as teachers – get to know their cultures • guest speakers from the community • high school information session for senior parents - FAFSA, applying for colleges, grants, scholarships etc • health and hygiene session Parent University plansParent University plans……
  • Resulting Focus- Team Effort
  • Portaportal Links – Web 2.0 toolsPortaportal Links – Web 2.0 tools http://guest.portaportal.com/web2.0tools
  • Portaportal Links – ELLPortaportal Links – ELL http://guest.portaportal.com/enl
  • Portaportal Links – Subject wisePortaportal Links – Subject wise http://guest.portaportal.com/pord
  • Any Questions?
  • •Delicious Book marks: pord_33Delicious Book marks: pord_33 •Twitter:Twitter: pord_33pord_33 •Diigo:Diigo: pord_33pord_33 •Email : pord_33@yahoo.comEmail : pord_33@yahoo.com •Wiki:Wiki: http://poornima.wikispaces.com/http://poornima.wikispaces.com/ •Linguisitics: http://enllinguistics.wikispaces.com/Linguisitics: http://enllinguistics.wikispaces.com/ •Diversity & Parental Involement NingDiversity & Parental Involement Ning
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