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.

— Please join us for as many workshops as you are able to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

 

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

SEP14

Destination College: Understanding the College Admissions Process

6:00-7:00 pm

Do you need help navigating the college admissions process? Do you know what admissions officers consider when evaluating college applications? The focus of this workshop is on understanding how to maximize the impact of college admissions applications and on selecting and developing essay topics. Presented by Achieva Educational Consulting. Recommended for families of high school students.

 

SEP15

Power Tools for Power Struggles

6:00-7:00 pm

Frequent power struggles between parents and children can seriously hurt relationships. Battles over chores, homework, television, and internet use can take away from family time. Learn what really causes the power struggle, get tips to avoid them, and develop a game plan for gaining your child’s cooperation. Presented by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). Recommended for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

SEP21

Modes of Learning: Support Your Child at Home

6:00-7:00 pm

Gain insight on how to approach homework and maximize learning by embracing your child’s learning styles. Is your child an auditory learner? A visual learner? A tactile-kinesthetic learner? When we understand how they learn best, it becomes easier to engage and support them with daily homework and other projects. Presented by Parent Assistant Resource (PAR). Recommended for families of middle, and high school students.

 

SEP22

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. This virtual workshop will focus on how to include Mindfulness practices in both the curriculum and our personal life. Presented by Jeff Donald, MCPS Specialist for Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Care. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

OCT4

Supporting Your Child’s Social Emotional Learning Through Leader in Me

6:00-7:00 pm

Students, families, and communities may have experienced tremendous change and stress over the past year. More than ever, it is important to equip learners with skills that will allow them to successfully navigate life. Join us to learn about the Leader in Me and how to develop and support our students’ social emotional learning (SEL) skills. Presented by FranklinCovey Education. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

OCT12

Parent Strategies for Managing Behavior Challenges

6:00-7:00 pm

Disruptive behavior within families often leads to increased conflict, higher levels of parent stress, and reduced feelings of connection. Join Dr. Susanna McQuarrie and Dr. Rachel Singer to identify practical strategies for responding to kid's and teen's behavior. Lower your own stress level through using more effective strategies! Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students.

 

OCT13

Apoyando el aprendizaje socioemocional de su hijo a través de Leader in Me

6:00-7:00 pm

Los estudiantes, las familias y las comunidades pueden haber experimentado cambios y estrés tremendos durante el último año. Más que nunca, es importante equipar a los alumnos con habilidades que les permitan navegar con éxito en la vida. Únase a nosotros para aprender sobre el líder en mí y cómo desarrollar y apoyar las habilidades de aprendizaje socioemocional (SEL) de nuestros alumnos. Presentado por FranklinCovey Education. Recomendado para familias de estudiantes de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria.

 

OCT19

ACT vs. SAT

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.

 

OCT20

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.

 

OCT26

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. This virtual workshop will focus on how to include Mindfulness practices in both the curriculum and our personal life. Presented by Jeff Donald, MCPS Specialist for Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Care. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students..

 

OCT27

Active Parenting Now! (Part 1 of 4)

6:30-8:30 pm

This is Part 1 of a 4-part series. Attendance to all 4 workshops is encouraged.
Raising children in today's uncertain world can be overwhelming. It's important for families to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behaviors and build resilience. Learn skills for effective discipline techniques, powerful communication strategies, tools to diffuse power struggles, and creative ideas for encouraging responsibility and independence. Presented by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

NOV2

Red Flags for Anxiety

6:00-7:00 pm

Every parent should know the difference between stress, anxiety, and anxiety disorders, but figuring out what is going on with your own unique child can be confusing. This workshop by Dr. Rebecca Resnik and Dr. Rachel Singer gives you critical takeaways for recognizing the many faces of anxiety in kids and teens. This talk includes practical "Red Flags" checklists and an overview of "Mental Health First Aid" for parents and teachers. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV3

Active Parenting Now! (Part 2 of 4)

6:30-8:30 pm

Raising children in today's uncertain world can be overwhelming. It's important for families to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behaviors and build resilience. Learn skills for effective discipline techniques, powerful communication strategies, tools to diffuse power struggles, and creative ideas for encouraging responsibility and independence. Presented by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV9

Supporting Transgender Students: Process for Name/Pronoun Changes

6:00-7:00 pm

Transgender students have the opportunity to have their authentic name, pronouns,and gender recognized at MCPS. Join us to develop a better understanding of the process trans+ students can take to address their identity-documentation needs. We welcome attendees to ask questions about the roles of the student, family, or staff. This interactive workshop will be facilitated by members of MoCoPride (MCPS’s LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Organization); Come hear directly from MCPS students who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community! Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV10

Active Parenting Now! (Part 3 of 4)

6:30-8:30 pm

Raising children in today's uncertain world can be overwhelming. It's important for families to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behaviors and build resilience. Learn skills for effective discipline techniques, powerful communication strategies, tools to diffuse power struggles, and creative ideas for encouraging responsibility and independence.Presented by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV15

Los 7 Hábitos de las Familias Altamente Efectivas (Parte 1 de 2)

6:00-7:30 pm

Esta serie de talleres de dos partes invita a familias, cuidadores, defensores y líderes comunitarios a compartir la experiencia de sus estudiantes y aprender cómo se pueden aplicar los hábitos en el hogar. Presentado por FranklinCovey Education. Recomendado para familias de estudiantes de primaria, escuela media y secundaria.

 

NOV15

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (Part 1 of 2)

6:00-7:30 pm

This two-part workshop series invites families, caregivers, advocates and community leaders to share in the experience of their students, and learn how the Habits can be applied at home. Presented by FranklinCovey Education. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV16

Los 7 Hábitos de las Familias Altamente Efectivas (Parte 2 de 2)

6:00-7:30 pm

Esta serie de talleres de dos partes invita a familias, cuidadores, defensores y líderes comunitarios a compartir la experiencia de sus estudiantes y aprender cómo se pueden aplicar los hábitos en el hogar. Presentado por FranklinCovey Education. Recomendado para familias de estudiantes de primaria, escuela media y secundaria.

 

NOV16

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (Part 2 of 2)

6:00-7:30 pm

Leader in Me is built on the timeless universal principles and paradigms of the 7 Habits. This two-part workshop series invites families, caregivers, advocates and community leaders to share in the experience of their students, and learn how the Habits can be applied at home. Presented by FranklinCovey Education. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV17

Active Parenting Now! (Part 4 of 4)

6:30-8:30 pm

Raising children in today's uncertain world can be overwhelming. It's important for families to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behaviors and build resilience. Learn skills for effective discipline techniques, powerful communication strategies, tools to diffuse power struggles, and creative ideas for encouraging responsibility and independence. Presented by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

NOV30

Positive Discipline

6:00-7:00 pm

Do you find yourself getting frustrated with your kids or giving in to their demands? For many families, discipline is one of the toughest parts of the job, but also one of the most important. Discover how to keep peace in your home through the power of the logical consequence approach instead of punishment. Learn strategies to discipline with love, without threats and bribes and how to establish age appropriate expectations for behavior and consequences. Presented by Parent Assistant Resource (PAR). Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.