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NOV4
11DEC9
17

Active Parenting Now!
(Part 1 – Part 4)

5:30-7:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this workshop, we are no longer accepting new participants.
Please note the date changes in December.

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. Presented by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV5

Accessibility Tools for Students Pursuing Alternate Learning Outcomes

6:00-7:00 pm

Virtual learning can be difficult to navigate for our students, families or caregivers supporting them. This presentation will provide families with the opportunity to explore some of the assistive technology tools available as well as learn about the new support website released this September. Presented by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary and secondary students with disabilities who are pursuing alternate learning outcomes.

 

NOV10

Creative Students and the College Application Process

6:00-7:00 pm

Is your creative student interested in studying the arts in college? Learn about careers, best-fit colleges, different schools and programs of study, and managing the application process/portfolios/auditions. Recommended for students in all the arts, including visual artists, performing artists, film students, digital media students, musicians, dancers, and other students who have creative interests that will inform their college choices. Presented by ARTriculate.

 

NOV12
19
DEC3

Assistive Technology/Accessibility Tools that Support Students with Reading and Writing Accommodations
(Part 1 – Part 3)

6:00-7:00 pm

During this 3-part series, we will review: accessibility tools (11/12), text-to-speech tools (11/19), and speech to text and word prediction (12/3). Presented by MCPS’s High Incidence Accessible Technology team. Recommended for families of elementary and secondary students with disabilities.

 

NOV17

VIRTUAL CHAT: 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

6:00 pm

Presented in English, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese

Regular communication between parents and teachers is essential to every student’s education and an important component of family engagement, especially during this unique time of COVID-19 and online learning. The parent-teacher conference is an opportunity for families and educators to share insights about their student, including academic progress, experience with online learning, and strategies to help them succeed. Join this workshop to learn how to best prepare for your virtual parent-teacher conference and hear tips to help ensure that your meeting is successful. Presented by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

Note: This virtual chat has a separate registration form. Please use the button below to register for this workshop.

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ማስታወሻ፦ ይህ ቨርቹወል መነጋገሪያ የተለየ የምዝገባ ቅጽ አለው። ለዚህ አውደጥናት/ዎርክሾፕ ለመመዝገብ እባክዎ ከዚህ በታች የሚገኘውን ምልክት ይጠቀሙ።

እዚህ በአማርኛ ይመዝገቡ

ለእያንዳንዱ ተማሪ የትምህርት ስኬት በዚህ የኮቪድ-19 ወረርሽኝ ወቅት በኢንተርኔት ትምህርት በሚሰጥበት በዚህ የተለየ ጊዜ በወላጆችና በአስተማሪዎች መካከል ዘወትር ግንኙነት ማድረግና በየጊዜው የሐሳብ ልውውጥ ማድረግ ለተማሪዎች የትምህርት ስኬት ወሳኝ ነው። የወላጅ-መምህር ኮንፈረንስ ቤተሰቦችና አስተማሪዎች ስለተማሪዎቻቸው የትምህርት እድገት፣ በኢንተርኔት አማካኝነት ስለሚማሩት ትምህርት እውቀት እንዲያገኙና ውጤታማ እንዲሆኑ ለመርዳት ስለሚጠቀሙባቸው ስልቶች በቂ ግንዛቤ እንዲያዳብሩ እድል ይሰጣል። ለእርስዎ ቨርቹወል የወላጅ-አስተማሪ ኮንፈረንስ እንዴት በተሻለ ሁኔታ መዘጋጀት እንደሚችሉ ግንዛቤ ለማግኘት እና ለስብሰባው ስኬታማነት የሚረዱ ፍንጮችን ለመስማት በሞንትጎመሪ ካውንቲ ፐብሊክ ስኩልስ (MCPS) ሠራተኛ ተዘጋጅቶ የሚቀርብ ይህን አውደጥናት ይሳተፉ። የኤለመንተሪ፣ የመካከለኛ፣ እና የሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርት ቤት ተማሪዎች ያሏቸው ቤተሰቦች እንዲሣተፉ ይመከራል። በዙም የሚካሄዱ ክፍለጊዜዎች ቋንቋን መሠረት ባደረጉ ቡድኖች ውይይት ይደረጋል።

ይመዝገቡ


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中文注册

家長和老師之間的定期溝通對每個學生的教育至關重要, 而且這也是家庭參與的一個重要構成部分, 尤其是在COVID-19和在線學習這個特殊時期。家長會讓家庭和教育工作者有機會分享有關孩子的意見, 包括學習進展、在線學習體驗、以及幫助孩子獲得成功的方法。請來參加這次講座, 了解如何為虛擬家長會做好最佳準備, 並聽取確保會議成功的訣竅。講座由MCPS工作人員主持, 建議小學、初中和高中生的家庭參加。將提供以不同語言進行的Zoom分組會議。


Remarque: cette conversation virtuelle est accessible via un formulaire d'inscription distinct. Veuillez cliquer sur le bouton ci-dessous pour vous inscrire à cet atelier.

S'inscrire en français

Une communication régulière entre les parents et les enseignants est essentielle à l'éducation de chaque élève et constitue un élément majeur de l'implication de la famille, en particulier en cette période sans précédent de COVID-19 et d'apprentissage en ligne. La conférence parents-enseignants est l'occasion pour les familles et les éducateurs de faire part de leur perspective au sujet de leur enfant, notamment sur les progrès scolaires, l'expérience de l'apprentissage en ligne et les méthodes pour les accompagner vers la réussite. Rejoignez cet atelier pour apprendre comment préparer au mieux votre conférence virtuelle parents-enseignants et recevoir des conseils pour passer une réunion réussie. Un évènement présenté par le personnel de MCPS et recommandé aux familles d’élèves de l’élémentaire, du collège et du lycée. Des sessions Zoom seront proposées dans des salles de petits groupes en d'autres langues.


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한국어로 등록

부모님과 선생님 간의 정기적인 대화는 모든 학생 교육에서 필수적인 부분이며, 가족과의 연계에 중요한 요소이며 특히 COVID-19와 온라인 학습인 지금과 같은 시기에 더욱 중요합니다. 학부모 교사 면담은 학생 가족과 교육자가 학업진도, 온라인 학습 경험에 관해, 성공적인 학습을 돕는 방법 등 학생에 관해 깊이 나눌 수 있는 기회입니다. 이 워크숍에 참가하여 온라인 학부모 교사 면담을 잘 준비하는 방법을 배우시고 성공적인 면담을 위한 힌트를 알아봅시다. MCPS 교직원이 제공하며 초, 중, 고등학생 가족을 대상을 합니다. 줌 세션의 분반 세션을 통해 여러 언어로 워크숍을 제공합니다.


Nota: Esta charla virtual tiene un formulario de inscripción separado. Por favor utilice el botón que aparece más abajo para inscribirse en este taller.

Registrarse en español

La comunicación regular entre padres y maestros es esencial en la educación de cada estudiante y es un componente importante de la participación de la familia, especialmente durante este momento único de COVID-19 y del aprendizaje en línea. La conferencia de padres y maestros es una oportunidad para que las familias y los educadores compartan ideas sobre sus estudiantes, incluyendo el progreso académico, la experiencia con el aprendizaje en línea y las estrategias para ayudarles a tener éxito. Participe en este taller para aprender cómo prepararse mejor para su conferencia virtual de padres y maestros y escuchar consejos para ayudar a asegurar que su reunión sea un éxito. Presentado por personal de MCPS. Recomendado para las familias de estudiantes de las escuelas elementales, de enseñanza media y secundarias. Se ofrecerán sesiones de Zoom en salas separadas para cada idioma


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Liên lạc thường xuyên giữa phụ huynh và giáo viên là điều cần thiết cho việc giáo dục mỗi học sinh và là một thành phần quan trọng của sự tham gia của gia đình, đặc biệt là trong thời gian duy nhất này vì COVID-19 và học tập trực tuyến. Buổi họp phụ huynh-giáo viên là một cơ hội để các gia đình và các giáo viên chia sẻ những hiểu biết về các học sinh, bao gồm tiến triển học tập, kinh nghiệm học trực tuyến và các chiến lược giúp các em thành công. Tham gia buổi họp để hiểu cách chuẩn bị tốt nhất cho cuộc họp phụ huynh-giáo viên trực tuyến và nghe các lời khuyên để giúp bảo đảm là cuộc họp của quý vị sẽ thành công. Do nhân viên MCPS trình bày. Dành cho các gia đình của các học sinh tiểu học, trung học cấp II và cấp III. Các phiên họp Zoom sẽ được cung cấp trong các phòng chia theo ngôn ngữ cụ thể.

 

NOV24

Preparing for a Portfolio Review

6:00-7:00 pm

Do you know what you need to create a winning portfolio, audition or film submission as part of your college application? This workshop will show students how to gain valuable feedback on their work from admissions representatives and portfolio reviewers, as well as how to learn more about the schools and their offerings. We tell you everything you need to know to have a successful review! Recommended for visual arts high school students. Presented by ARTriculate.

 

DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

DEC2

Destination College: Understanding Financial Aid

6:00-7:00 pm

Families and students need a clear understanding of the ways to pay for college. This workshop will focus on defining financial aid, how it is determined, conducting scholarship searches, and managing student loan debt. Presented by Achieva Educational Consulting. Recommended for families of middle and high school students.

 

DEC10

Leadership Qualities that Result in Positive Student Outcomes

6:00-7:00 pm

Explore how positive leadership traits affect the quality of interpersonal and school relationships. Through role playing and case study review, participants will delve into how they can achieve positive family outcomes. Facilitated by Living Life International. Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students.

 

DEC15

Navegando por la experiencia universitaria con ACES
Presentado en español

6:00-7:00 pm

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success [ACES] es un programa de colaboración entre MCPS, Montgomery College y las universidades de Shady Grove que proporciona un camino individualizado y de apoyo para que los estudiantes prosperen en la universidad y entren en una carrera exitosa, especialmente entre los grupos de estudiantes que están subrepresentados en la educación superior. Los entrenadores de ACES trabajan individualmente con los estudiantes y los orientan, los defienden y los apoyan en su planificación universitaria, académica y desarrollo profesional. Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo el programa ACES ayuda a los estudiantes a alcanzar sus sueños académicos y profesionales. Tenga en cuenta que solo los estudiantes de segundo año pueden postularse al programa y actualmente está disponible en 14 escuelas secundarias. Presentado por el personal de ACES de Montgomery College. Recomendado para familias de estudiantes de secundaria.

 

DEC16

Maintaining Positive Communication During COVID-19

6:00-7:00 pm

What to say and what not to say is the question. Fear, uncertainty, and being at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 can make it tough for families to keep a sense of calm. Get strategies for communicating to keep the home a happy place to be. Presented by Parent Assistant Resource. Recommended for families elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

JAN7

Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times

6:00-7:00 pm

Effective focus, motivation, handling frustrations, and communication depend on the ability of students to understand and manage their emotions. These are basic competencies that are crucial to student well-being and success. With the recent pandemic and unrest, this virtual workshop will focus on how to include Mindfulness practices in both the curriculum and our personal life. Presented by Jeff Donald, MCPS Mindfulness Coordinator. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

JAN11

Navigating the College Experience with ACES

6:00-7:00 pm

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success [ACES] is a collaborative program among MCPS, Montgomery College, and the Universities at Shady Grove that provides an individualized and supportive pathway for students to thrive in college and enter into a successful career, especially among student groups that are underrepresented in higher education. ACES coaches work one-on-one with students and mentor, advocate and support them in their college planning, academics, and career development. Join us to learn how the ACES program helps students achieve their academic and professional dreams. Please note that only sophomores can apply to the program and it is currently available at 14 high schools. Presented by Montgomery College ACES staff. Recommended for families of high school students.

 

JAN13

Online Resources for Families During Distance Learning

6:00-7:00 pm

Virtual learning can be difficult to navigate. Let MCPS school library media programs be your guide. Support your children by exploring the many online resources available for students to tap into while learning from home. We will include the fundamentals of the inquiry process of research and how to encourage your child to create and answer good research questions, compare free resources vs. subscription databases, and delve into searching a variety of databases. We will also review access to ebooks and audiobooks using the Sora app and other platforms. Presented by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students.

 

JAN14

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

6:00-6:45 pm

This presentation will provide families information regarding early childhood development as well as resources available from a variety of community agencies to support their child’s progress across all domains in child development within a virtual setting. Presented by MCPS and DHHS staff. Recommended for families with children ages birth-5.

 

JAN20

Communicating with Teens

6:00-7:00 pm

Do you feel like it’s difficult to communicate with your teen? Are you wondering how to have a real conversation? In this workshop, you will learn helpful and practical skills to encourage communication between you and your teenager and strategies that can help reduce problems. Recommended for families of middle and high school students.

 

JAN21

SAT vs. ACT: The Facts vs. The Hype

6:00-7:00 pm

How much do you know about these all-important tests? This workshop will help families understand the difference between the two college entrance exams in terms of content, question types, length, and skills tested, as well as what tests schools prefer. Unique to this presentation will be the sharing of a one-of-a-kind one minute assessment to determine which test is best for students. Facilitated by BREAKTHROUGH Test Prep. Recommended for families of middle school and high school students.

 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

FEB3

Show Me the Money

6:00-7:00 pm

Applying for scholarships? Overwhelmed with applications? Don't know where to start? This presentation will provide information and tips to help students and families understand and navigate the scholarship process so that they can secure funding for college. Presented by Faith in Motion College Admission Consulting Services. Recommended for families of middle and high school students.

 

FEB11

A Family Approach to Digital Well-Being

6:00-7:00 pm

With an ever-changing learning landscape, how can we ensure the digital well-being of our kids? Join us as we explore practical ways to use media and tech to create, connect, communicate, and learn. Families will leave with resources and strategies to support learning and digital well-being at home. Presented by Common Sense Education. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

FEB17

Manejar las Emociones en Tiempos Difíciles

6:00-7:00 pm

Sabemos que amas a tus hijos incondicionalmente; sin embargo, ¿Tienes momentos de frustración con ellos? ¿Te sientes irritable y pierdes el control frente a problemas recurrentes? ¿Te angustia la falta de cooperación de tus hijos y el incumplimiento de sus responsabilidades? ¿Ya no sabes cómo disciplinarlos? En este taller, hablaremos sobre como las madres y los padres,desde una cultura de paz y del lenguaje de las emociones,podemos mejorar y armonizar, la forma de relacionarnos con nuestros hijos; haciendo uso de la disciplina positiva y conociendo nuevas estrategias de comunicación, que nos permitirán motivarlos e impulsarlos a fortalecer su autoestima, convirtiéndolos en niños más capaces, autónomos, seguros y cooperativos.

 

FEB25

Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students

6:00-7:00 pm

Students are facing an unprecedented amount of stress and in many cases loneliness. They're disconnected from typical activities, such as being around friends, playing sports, or going to the movies. This workshop will provide suggestions and resources that can help you support your child's social-emotional well-being. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.