• October 2020 Region 20 Parent Trainings and Webinars

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m College 101: A Road to College Readiness 8th-12th grade National research has indicated parent involvement as a strong predictor of student success. Empowering parents to action through knowledge will further enable parents to have a positive impact on their child’s future. College awareness discussions can help families overcome the fear of the unknown. This session gives an overview of basic college information such as what are the different types of college degrees and different types of higher education institutions. How can a family afford to pay for college and what does it take to get a college scholarship? These questions and others will be addressed and discussed at this session with a College STUDENT Panel! Session ID# 70785 Webinar ID# 71011 

    Tuesday, October 6 , 2020 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. Parenting the Love & Logic Way Love and Logic is an approach to raising children that provides loving support from parents while at the same time expecting children to be respectful and responsible. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is easy to use, raises responsible children, and changes lives. By attending this training, you will learn to use humor, hope, and empathy to build up your adult-child relationship, provide real limits in a loving way, and learn how to teach consequences and healthy decisionmaking. Session ID# 67235

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. Supporting Early Readers During this session, we will discuss the strategies parents can use to support their children’s early literacy development at home. Best practices will be shared as well as ways to foster a love of reading and writing. Participants will collaborate around common struggles and will be equipped with activities for encouraging their young learners. Session ID# 67236

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m. Charting the Course, 8th, 9th and 10th grade Charting the Course is a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and ESC-20 collaborative activity. The aim is to engage students with disabilities and their families in education and planning events to support the student’s successful transition to post-secondary education and/ or employment after high school. Session ID# 67237 Webinar ID# 71013

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m. NetSmartz Internet Safety for Parents/ Caretakers Learn the latest statistics, online resources, and expert tips to educate, engage, and empower children to be safer online and offline. Contains age appropriate tips, thought-provoking discussions, as well as candid, practical advice. Session ID# 67238 Webinar ID# 71012

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. Bully Prevention: Tips for Parents This training will help parents learn the characteristics of someone being bullied and how to recognize signs of children who bully. We will discuss Senate Bill 179 (David’s Law) and provide resources on how to assess if an incident is a true “bullying” incident or a peer conflict. Parents will leave with tips on how to empower their children to solve their own problems and learn ways to respond to bullying situations, using research-based interventions and techniques. This training will provide parents examples of activities and conversations they can have with their children to understand the importance of empathy, to help create a more positive culture and stop bullying. Session ID# 67239 Webinar ID# 71070

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. Understanding Your Child’s Present Levels and IEP goals In this session, participants will review the required components in their child’s special education Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Goals and discuss techniques for working with school personnel to develop appropriate programming for your child. Session ID# 67240 Webinar ID# 71071

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. Empowering yourself in the G/T Identification Process and Services Referring your child for Gifted and Talented services can sometimes be overwhelming! What are your rights? What is it that a District is wanting to know about your child and what exactly are G/T services through the lends of TEA? Join us for a session where we will demystify the process of identification for your child and talk about what opportunities exist in G/T services and how to advocate for your child. Session ID# 67241 Webinar ID: 71181

    Location: All parent trainings are free and are held at: Frederick E. Maples, Jr. Conference Center Conference Center, Building 6 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX 78208

    Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5699 to request an interpreter at least 48 hours in advance.

    For more information, Contact: Claudia Vargas, Claudia.Vargas@esc20.net, 210-370-5286