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!


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SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

Sept22

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 both inside and outside of school. 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.

 

Sept23

Overview of School Counseling Services

6:00-7:00 pm

As part of a collaborative team of mental health professionals, school counselors play an important role in maximizing student success. In fact they play many roles, including social and emotional educator, academic adviser, conflict mediator, wellness coach, student champion, educational collaborator and family liaison. They help students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development. Please join us to learn more about the counseling program and services at MCPS and how school counselors are supporting students after more than a year of disrupted learning and trauma. Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students.

 

Sept29

Overview of School Counseling en español

6:00-7:00 pm

See description above.

 

Sept30

PSAT 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.

 

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

Oct6

Parenting: The Joys, the Challenges and Beyond

6:00-7:00 pm

Description coming soon.

 

Oct7

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 MCPS high schools. Presented by Montgomery College ACES staff. Recommended for families of high school students.

 

Oct13

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 Specialist for Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Care. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

Oct14

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.

 

Oct18

Naviance: A College and Career Planning Resource

6:00-7:00 pm

Learn how Naviance Student is used as a tool to align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and how it helps develop individualized plans for reaching them. This workshop will provide an overview of the Naviance web-based program and the tools and resources used to address the 4 key areas of college and career readiness: "Who am I?" "What do I want to be?" "How will I get there?" and "Will I be successful?" Facilitated by MCPS staff. Recommended for middle and high school students and families.

 

Oct28

Positive Communication

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.

 

NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

Nov1
8
15
22

Active Parenting Now! (Part 1 – Part 4)

5:30-7:30 pm

This is a 4-part series. Attendance to all 4 workshops is encouraged.
Part 1: Monday, November 1, 2021
Part 2: Monday, November 8, 2021
Part 3: Monday, November 15, 2021
Part 4: Monday, November 22, 2021

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.

 

Nov4

PSAT 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.

 

Nov10

Supporting LGBTQ Youth

6:00-7:00 pm

Join us to learn about what kids mean when they talk about GSA clubs, nonbinary gender, they/them pronouns, and gender marker X. In this workshop, we will discuss best practices for connecting with LGBTQ youth, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will have ample time for questions and answers. Presented by Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL). Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

Nov11

Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students

6:00-7:00 pm

The pandemic has caused major disruptions to daily life and students are feeling these changes deeply. They may be feeling anxiety, sadness, stress and uncertainty. To help your child navigate through these challenges, this workshop will provide suggestions and resources to support their social and emotional well-being. Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students.

 

Nov17

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.