Student and Family Support and Engagement

Parent Academy TO GO

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"

 

As our school district continues to navigate through the COVID-19 public health emergency, we want our families and students to remain engaged throughout the school year. While we may not be able to meet face-to-face, Student, Family and School Services is very excited to provide "Parent Academy TO GO," a series of virtual presentations for families to view at home.

Parent Academy TO GO is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children's education. Workshops provide families with useful information and resources to support their children's academic and emotional well-being, as well as help them to be college and career ready. Through a variety of learning opportunities hosted by MCPS staff and community partners, we hope to strengthen our engagement with families and the community. We recognize that behind every successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who take an active role in educating our students.

Advanced registration is required to participate in our workshops and chats

 

Workshops, Chats and How-To Videos

  • Our virtual workshops include research-based strategies and resource segments that offer families opportunities to build deeper knowledge, and to learn and practice the skills they need to support their children’s learning.
  • Our virtual chats provide opportunities for families to learn tips, share resources, and engage in meaningful discussions with MCPS staff, mental health experts, community partners and other parents.
  • Our how-to videos include basic instructions to support families with technology and remote learning, presented often in multiple languages.

All virtual events are free. Advanced registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the link to join prior to the event. We hope you can join us virtually at one of our upcoming events!

Parent Academy TO GO families

Virtual Workshops

Accessibility Tools for Students Pursuing Alternate Learning Outcomes

Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Creative Students and the College Application Process

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Assistive Technology/Accessibility Tools that Support Students with Reading and Writing Accommodations (Part 1 – Part 3)

Thursday, November 12, 19 and December 3, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Preparing for a Portfolio Review

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Destination College: Understanding Financial Aid

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Leadership Qualities that Result in Positive Student Outcomes

Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Navigating the College Experience with ACES (Presented in Spanish)

Wednesday, December 15, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Maintaining Positive Communication During COVID-19

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Here's what we have coming up!  January Virtual Workshops | February Virtual Workshops


 

Virtual Chats

Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences

በበርካታ ቋንቋዎች ለሚካሄድ ቨርቹወል የወላጅ-መምህር ኮንፈረንሶች መዘጋጀት | "為虛擬家長會做好準備"多種語言聊天 | Préparation à la conversation en plusieurs langues des conférences virtuelles parents-enseignants | 다국어로의 채팅을 통해, 화상 학부모-교사 면담 준비하기 | Preparación para las conferencias virtuales de padres y maestros | Chuẩn Bị cho Buổi Họp Trực Tuyến Đa Ngôn Ngữ của Phụ Huynh và Giáo Viên

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Presented in English, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese

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Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program – Information and Resources in the Virtual Setting

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
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MCPS Parent Academy TO GO Video Series

The MCPS Parent Academy TO GO series provide families with information central to their children's academic and emotional well-being. Led by community professionals and MCPS specialists, we offer a variety of workshops and chats focused on topics important to families of MCPS students. Our goal is to empower families with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their children’s education.

If you were unable to make it to one of our Parent Academy TO GO workshops or chats, you can see the entire series on YouTube

 

How-To Videos

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook