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What is Parent University?
Why be involved? Research shows that family engagement is one of the most powerful predictors of children development, educational attainment and success in school and life. Families who are engaged in their children's learning have the opportunity to strengthen home-school partnerships to support the whole child.
Parent University is a series of educational opportunities that will be provided by the Cherokee County School District Department of Special Education throughout the school year free of charge to all participants. Information about helping students with disabilities succeed academically and socially will be provided by the CCSD staff, community professionals, and invited speakers. Parent University is designed for private school teachers, parents who are homeschooling their children, and parents of students with disabilities; however, anyone is welcome to attend. Parent University strives to empower families to raise children to be safe and successful in school and in life.
Parent University presentations will consist of various separate sessions/topics. Each presentation will be done via Teams. Please be sure to register above to attend live each session. You will receive a link via your email. If you are unable to attend any session, please be sure to register on the link above to receive a recording of the sessions you missed. These presentations will be followed up by a Q&A via Teams, to answer any questions you may have after attending/listening to the sessions.
Parent University's May 5th Sessions' Links below:
Navigating IEPs by Lisa Shepard and Kim Rogers
- PU Navigating IEPs video
- PU Sample Transition Plan
- PU Navigating IEPs PDF
- PU IEP Sample PDF
De-escalation by Kat Henry
Executive Functioning by Dr. Sharyl Williams-Bandy
Who is Eligible for a Section 504 Plan? by Cathy McKenzie
Self-Determination by JoEllen Hancock
Parent University's March 1st Sessions' Links below:
Parent University Canvas Support for Parents - by Joy Silk
Parent University Specialized Instruction for Struggling Learners in Reading and Writing - by Dr. Jennifer Reynolds
Teaching Appropriate Social Communication in the Community - by Dr. Patti Howard
Cherokee County Special Olympics by Amy Aenchbacher and Dave Martinez
Supporting Students of Cognitive Disabilities at Home - by Andrew McEntyre
Parent University's December 1st Sessions' Links below:
OT/PT Strategies for School Success
Digging into Dyslexia
Social Emotional Learning
GVRA (Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency)
Financial Planning for Families
Parent University's October 8th Sessions' Links below:
Assistive Technology Tools for PreK through HS Students
Behavior Strategies during Digital Learning from PreK through HS Students