Ptc Presentation(2)

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Ptc Presentation(2)

  1. 1. Parent Teacher Conferences SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by:
  2. 2. What are Parent Teacher Conferences? SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>A Parent Teacher Conferences is one of the best ways for a parent and teacher to work together to benefit a child. </li></ul><ul><li>The Parent Teacher Conference is a scheduled meeting when parents and teachers share important information. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Teacher Conferences are open conversations between parents and teachers about a child. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Should Parents Participate in a Parent Teacher Conference? SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>Conferences are a great way to start talking to your child’s teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in this conference gives both parents and teachers time to share, ask questions, receive answers and advice. </li></ul><ul><li>These discussions help parents and teachers explore opportunities for support services and extended learning opportunities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. It’s also important to participate because: SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>You know your child best and have important information to share with your child’s classroom teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>You know how your child behaves at home, and in outside activities – away from home and school. </li></ul><ul><li>You know your child’s likes and interests, and have an understanding of their challenges and struggles. </li></ul>
  5. 5. When are Parent Teacher Conferences? SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>Late fall </li></ul><ul><li>Early spring </li></ul><ul><li>Other conferences can be scheduled at the request of the parent or the teacher throughout the school year </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Will I Hear About Parent Teacher Conferences? SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>• Look for flyers and announcements about regularly scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Expect Direct Family communication from your school </li></ul><ul><li>• Attend Parent Association meetings </li></ul><ul><li>• View your school’s website </li></ul><ul><li>• Review the Department of Education website </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expectations for a Successful Parent Teacher Conference SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>All participants in the conference will be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>All participants will do their best to be prompt and keep to the time allotted </li></ul><ul><li>All participants will have an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreters will be made available to families in a timely manner </li></ul>
  8. 8. Things to do before the Conference: SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>Sign up or schedule a meeting time in advance; remember to write down the teacher’s name and classroom number, or meeting place </li></ul><ul><li>Request an interpreter or translation services immediately after scheduling the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Look over your child’s homework, projects, reading lists and any progress reports or grades </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your child about school </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of things you want the teacher to know about your child </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of questions to bring up during the conference </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample questions for the Parent Teacher Conference: SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>What does performing at grade level mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Is my child performing at grade level? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of things is my child good at? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of things does my child struggle with? </li></ul><ul><li>Is my child falling behind, keeping up, or ahead of the majority of the class? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of help are available for my child? </li></ul>
  10. 10. During the Conference: SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>Remember you are your child’s best advocate and first teacher </li></ul><ul><li>See where your child sits, and see what’s in their desk </li></ul><ul><li>Review samples of your child’s work and classroom projects </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about homework policies, progress reports and grading </li></ul><ul><li>Share information about your child </li></ul><ul><li>If there are concerns, determine a plan of action </li></ul>
  11. 11. At the end of the Conference: SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>Review your list of questions to make sure all questions have been answered or addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Review the plan of action </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule another time to email, talk or write notes </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the teacher </li></ul>
  12. 12. At Home After the Conference SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>Think about what you shared and heard </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what the teacher shared and heard </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you’ve learned and heard with other adults in the family </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you’ve learned with your child </li></ul>
  13. 13. Keep these thoughts in mind for a great Parent Teacher Conference: SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: <ul><li>BE HEARD </li></ul><ul><li>B est intentions assumed </li></ul><ul><li>E mphasis on learning </li></ul><ul><li>H ome-school collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>E xamples and evidence </li></ul><ul><li>A ctive Listening </li></ul><ul><li>R espect for all </li></ul><ul><li>D edication to follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>BE HEARD is credited to Harvard Family Research Project, www.hfrp.org, </li></ul>
  14. 14. Last Thoughts about the Parent Teacher Conference SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by: They can be the start of your involvement with home-school engagement or another piece in an already solid link between your home and your child’s school. Congratulations on making the decision to participate in this vital part of your child’s education. For more information about Parent Teacher Conferences or SchoolSource NYC visit: www.thirteen.org/familyengagement
  15. 15. Parent Teacher Conferences SchoolSourceNYC is brought to you by:

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