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  • Understand the education system in the United States Understand education system and to work as a team towards student achievement.
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.  

Parent University Presentation Transcript

  • 1.  
  • 2. Poornima D’Souza Email: [email_address] Twitter: @pord_33 PARENT UNIVERSITY Empowering Parents with Technology & Language Skills
  • 3.
    • 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.
    Principle
  • 4.
    • Why Parent University?
      • Children on the computer
      • Parents hard time connecting
      • Parents need language skills, acculturating skills and technology skills
      • Parent need knowledge about the education system in the U.S.
    • Most ELL families have computers in their homes.
    • How?
      • SES
    • Why?
      • Communication with family back home.
      • Importance in student’s education
    Why Parent University & Parent Tech
  • 5. Why Parent Tech The Native Speakers The Immigrant Accent Students have become Digital Natives and parents are Digital Immigrants Think in paper Use Email Work Independently Step by Step Text Focus One at a time Deliberate Speed Use txt msg & IM Taken from presentations by Marc Prensky Think Digitally Work Collaboratively Random Access Graphic Focus Multitasking Twitch Speed
  • 6.
    • Goals of Parent University
    • Establish solid partnerships and bridge the gap
    • Support and extend student learning at home
    • Build confidence in using computers
    • What is Parent University?
    • Parenting skills using love and logic
    • Skills for parents – technology, Rosetta Stone
    • Breaking down barriers
    • Forging partnerships with parents
  • 7. Parent University English Classes Listening Computer Skills Speaking Writing Internet MS Office Software Keyboarding skills Education System in the U.S. Reading Internet Safety School Expectations Attendance Behaviors Study Habits Conferences Communication Health & Hygiene
  • 8. Parent University Parenting Skills Social Skills Parent Tech Conversational Skills Disciplining Skills Web 2.0 Skills Keyboarding Skills Internet Safety Rosetta Stone Acculturating Skills
  • 9.
    • 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 University helps parents…
  • 10. Parent Tech Wikispace http:// parentingclasses.wikispaces.com
  • 11. Parent Tech Wikispace http:// parentingclasses.wikispaces.com
  • 12. Parent Tech Ning http:// parentingclass.ning.com
  • 13. Fitness & Cuisine Ning http:// cuisine.ning.com /
  • 14. Fitness & Cuisine Ning Discussion about recipes, healthy alternative, exercise, fitness, food and cultures…
  • 15. Parent Tech Wikispace Sessions & Lessons Fitness & Cuisine Assignments & Projects Webcasts & Attachments Journaling Discussion board Postings/Uploading Video viewing Ning External & Internal Links Online support/chat
  • 16. Pre Survey Data Parents are surveyed for knowledge of computer skills and hopes and dreams for their children.
  • 17. Mobile lab & Computer lab Parents get a chance on the mobile and computer lab
  • 18. Feedback Sessions
    • Review, record, report progress on family assignment
    • Celebrate, discuss and reflect
  • 19. Post Survey Data Post survey information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and provide feedback for improvement
  • 20. Parent University Orientation Overview about Parent University Obtained feed back from the parents about sessions, needs, suggestions…
  • 21. Parent University Orientation Food & Clothing giveaway Brochures and handouts in different languages Parents got to take home calendars, backpacks, clothing, shoes and canned food fire safety in different languages, healthy food recipes from Hyvee
  • 22. Parent University Orientation Healthy foods and recipes Talked about food groups, health foods and alternatives, recipes for healthy foods, important school documents…
  • 23. Parent Tech -2011 Orientation Parenting working on Web 2.0 Skills Parent learned basics – accessing internet, activation accounts, overview of Wikispace and Ning
  • 24.
    • When: Friday, September 23rd, 2011
    • Time : 9:30 -11:30
    • Venue: Hawthorne Elementary
    • Topics:
      • Overview of Parent University
      • School expectations
      • Parent involvement
      • Health and hygiene
      • Forms and procedures
      • Homework folders, study routines
      • Weather, Internet and T.V 
      • Question and Answer session
      • Feedback, suggestions and improvements
      •  
    General Session September
  • 25.
    • When: October 28 th , 2011
    • Time : 9:30 -11:30
    • Venue: Hawthorne Elementary
    • Topics:
      • Health and Hygiene
      • GED, ESL, STI programs
      • Culture & Sex Education
    General Session October
  • 26.
    • When: November 21 th , 2011
    • Time : 9:30 -11:30
    • Venue: Hawthorne Elementary
    • Topics:
        • Electronic resources for the parents and students ~ Jane Haley
          • State Library electronic resources
          • Free access to online magazine and newspaper articles
          • Academic skills improvement and practice exams
          • World Book encyclopedia online
        • Software applications, Downloads, School website Wikispace, Portaportal, Ning ~ Poornima D’Souza
    General Session in November…
  • 27. General Session
  • 28.
    • group sessions according to culture and language
    • have an interpreter to Q & A for general sessions
    • 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 plans…
  • 29.
    • Weekly session
    • Crash course
    • General sessions
    • Small group sessions for specific topics
    • Sessions at the apartments or community centers
    • Health & Hygiene sessions
    Parent University sessions
  • 30. Culture Walk Created a model for the students
  • 31. Culture Walk Healthy foods and healthy habits that is unique to each culture
  • 32. Culture Walk
  • 33. Culture Walk
  • 34. Culture Walk
  • 35. Culture Walk Fiesta
  • 36. Culture Walk Fiesta
  • 37. Culture Walk Fiesta
  • 38. Graduation Graduation, Potluck & Celebration
  • 39. Graduation Graduation, Potluck & Celebration
  • 40. Portaportal Links – Web 2.0 tools http://guest.portaportal.com/web2.0tools
  • 41. Portaportal Links – ELL http:// guest.portaportal.com /enl
  • 42. Portaportal Links – Subject wise http:// guest.portaportal.com/pord
  • 43. It's All About Relationships ~
  • 44. Resulting Focus- Team Effort
  • 45. Any Suggestions or Questions?
  • 46.
    • Delicious Book marks: pord_33
    • Twitter: pord_33
    • Diigo: pord_33
    • Delicious – pord_33
    • Email : [email_address]
    • Wiki: http:// poornima.wikispaces.com /
    • Linguisitics: http:// enllinguistics.wikispaces.com /
    • Diversity & Parental Involement Ning
  • 47. THE END