Parent Academy TO GO Virtual Workshops

Advanced registration is required in order to participate in our workshops and chats. Participants will receive an email with the link to join prior to the event.

— We look forward to you joining us!



Let's Go To The Library!

6:00-7:00 pm

Finding books to read during COVID can be challenging. Join our workshop to learn:

  • how to get a library card
  • how to reserve and access books, ebooks and audiobooks
  • how to find books you want to read while you can't look at the shelves
  • why reading to your children is more important than ever

Staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries will be be on hand to answer questions and share resources. Presented by Montgomery County Public Libraries. Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students.



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 the basic competencies 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 Specialist. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.



What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

6:00-7:00 pm

SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. It is a process that informs all aspects of teaching, learning, and relationship building with students, families, and communities. Join us for an interactive Community Circle where we will cultivate relationships and community by reflecting on and honoring the social and emotional lives of our children and ourselves in a safe sharing space. Facilitated by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

Note: Because of the interactive nature of the workshop, participation is limited to 25 people. Requires Zoom meeting app or internet and we prefer that you to keep your camera on during the workshop.