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This webinar series in brought to you in partnership between NYSCATE and NYSED. All webinars are presented live, and access to archived webinars will be available until the end of 2022.

Parents as Partners Webinar Series

Wednesdays

7:00 - 8:00 pm (EST)

Will Begin Again In January!

On Demand Webinars

navigating

Navigating the Online World

In this session we will discuss what all those words that are floating around really mean. Learn the best practices of being online, how to use Zoom or Google Meets. How to access the different platforms schools are using for remote learning. How to create a schedule for your child to achieve optimum learning.

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safety

Is Your Child Being Safe Online?

Internet safety depends on parents being aware of online risks and understanding how to help their children and teens avoid them. In this session learn about the different types of Social Media, the steps to teach your children about being safe online, and what important steps as a parent you can take.

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Supporting your Child With Remote Instruction

This webinar will teach you how to stay organized, establish norms and routines, and set up a physical space that is conducive to remote instruction.

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Hacking Remote Learning

Parents, come learn how to best guide your child to greater successful learning at home. In our Hacking Remote Learning webinar, you will learn how to establish a pacing schedule in order to track assignments, set up routines for success, organize passwords, facilitate project based learning, utilize thinking maps and create comfortable learning spaces.

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ELL

Supporting English Language Learners

Parents, does your child speak another language other than English? If so, come join us and learn how to best assist your learner. A NY State Reading specialist and school librarian will provide insight, tips and tricks for English language learners for home and at school. Learn about resources, e-books and much more.

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Keep the Learning Going All Summer

This webinar will review how to keep your student on schedule, developing good learning habits and how to keep them motivated to learn with these fun and engaging activites all summer long.

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Say What?

Say What? Remote Learning Vocabulary for Parents

Feeling a little lost when teachers and principals throw around terms like LMS, synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid learning, or blended learning? This webinar will explain the meaning of some popular terms in remote education and give real-world examples.

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Social Media

Social Media 101 For Parents

This webinar will teach you how to keep your child's online interactions safe, productive, and positive. Learn about the latest apps and websites, get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting and avoiding digital drama.

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Schoology

Navigating Schoology From a Parents POV

This webinar will walk you through all the attributes and tools on Schoology from a parent's point of view. We will walk through step, by step, how to sign up to your child's classes, navigate the site, set up notifications for overdue assignments, view grades.

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Google Classrom

Google Classroom for Families

This webinar will teach you how to navigate Google Classroom to support your child. You will learn about guardian email summaries vs logging in with your child. You will also learn how to archive old classes to eliminate clutter and how to find your way around: where to look for important announcements, assignments, grades, and feedback.

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Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy For Parents

Digital Literacy is the ability to utilize information technologies effectively to explore, evaluate, create and communicate online. Digital Literacy is a crucial component of healthy digital citizenship and an important skill set to foster in our children. Before we can take on that role as parents, we need a strong foundation in digital literacy ourselves. This webinar will cover a basic introduction to digital literacy, including media literacy, social literacy, and fostering technical literacy in our children.

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Microsoft Teams/Office 365 for Parents

This webinar will help parents understand the Microsoft Teams platform that students are using. An brief overview of OneDrive and Office Online, and the basics of how students can view, edit, and submit homework assignments will be covered in this session.

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Sifting Through the Pandemic Alphabet Soup

Schools, educators, parents and students had to make abrupt learning changes because of the pandemic. While it appears we are starting to go back to normal, many of the new terms (synchronous, asynchronous, blended learning, etc) still exist as schools work to determine what of the new stays and what goes. Join this webinar to learn about what all the terminology means and how to work your way through the educational jargon.

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security

Parental Monitoring Apps & Cyberbullying

Need advice for what apps are available to keep your kids safe. We will help keep your children safe from inappropriate content by providing you with tools that monitor, track and block content that we don't want our children exposed to! We will also look at tools to help set healthy time limits on internet access. Learn ways to harness our digital world in such a way that it's not only safe, but our children can make a positive global impact.  

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assessments

What is Assessment & Why Is It Important For Student Learning?

Tests, quizzes and papers have always been a part of learning. These are only a couple examples of how student learning can be assessed. Attend this webinar to take a deeper dive into how assessments can and should be used to help all students grow to the the bests of their ability.

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Conversations

Sparking Conversations on Digital Literacy At Home

Families will learn to identify and define digital citizenship and literacy. Discussions will take place on how to be digital role models for their students. Families will learn what resources are available to make sure they can keep up to date with the most current information.

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