When: 6:00pm-8:00pm (Dinner at 5:30pm)
Where: Madison Park High School, Cardinal Hall
75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
Led by and for students, parents/families, educators, labor &
community members. Let's create a united vision for Boston
*Childcare & simultaneous translation provided*
SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: The Boston Truth Coalition
Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ), Boston Teachers' Union (BTU), Boston Parent Union (BPU), Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), Boston Workers Alliance, Citizens for Public Schools (CPS), Coalition for Equal Quality Education (CEQE), Fair Test, Save our Schools, Teacher Activist Group (TAG) Boston, Mass Jobs with Justice (JWJ), Youth Organizers United for the Now Generation (YOUNG) Coalition (which includes Youth on Board, Boston Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), and El Movimiento), American Federation of Teachers-Massachusetts (AFT-MA), Quality Education for Every Student (QUEST).
Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Press Pass TV; Viet-AID; Cape Verdean Community UNIDO; and United Opt-Out (List still in formation)
Sesión 1: Estilos de Aprendizaje para niños - comprensión del desarrollo infantil y los diferentes estilos de aprendizaje aumenta la capacidad de los padres para crear un ambiente de aprendizaje para el éxito escolar de sus hijos. El énfasis en la motivación, las etapas de desarrollo y el aprendizaje multimodal.
Sesión 2: El lado social y emocional del aprendizaje - Mientras que la parte académica de la educación es fundamental, los niños necesitan relaciones con los compañeros saludables y habilidades de resiliencia para que se sientan exitosos en la escuela. El énfasis en la construcción de relaciones con los compañeros, tomar decisiones responsables y manejar los sentimientos / comportamiento.
Sesión 3: Hogares Homework saludables - Los padres pueden proporcionar oportunidades de aprendizaje, la estructura y las actividades en su hogar que contribuyan a la probabilidad de éxito escolar de sus hijos. Énfasis en las rutinas, hábitos tareas y establecimiento de metas.
Sesión 4: Las familias y las escuelas como Partners - Participación de los padres en la escuela de un niño significa estar verdaderamente comprometido como socio en la educación de sus hijos (más allá de las reuniones de padres y maestros.)
Énfasis en la resolución de problemas mutuo, el compromiso y los valores educativos compartidos.
Estas series están disponibles en Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston (en español), y el South End.
Please join us!
Session 1: Children's Learning Styles - Understanding child development and different learning styles increases parents' ability to create a supportive learning environment for their child's school success. Emphasis on motivation, developmental stages and multi-modal learning.
Session 2: The Social-Emotional Side of Learning - While the academic part of learning is critical, children need healthy peer relationships and resiliency skills to help them feel successful at school. Emphasis on building peer relationships, making responsible decisions and managing feelings/behavior.
Session 3: Homework-healthy Households - Parents can provide learning opportunities, structure and activities in their home that will contribute to the likelihood of their child's school success. Emphasis on routines, homework habits, and goal-setting.
Session 4: Families and Schools as Partners - Parental involvement in a child's school means being truly engaged as a partner in their child's education (well beyond parent-teacher conferences.)
Emphasis on mutual problem-solving, engagement and shared educational values.
These series are available in Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston (in Spanish), and the South End.
Harvard University collaborated with the Office of Family and Student Engagement to produce the Mind Matters series for parents.
"The Mind Matters: Families Make a Difference series, developed by HPAC's Teaching and Learning Partnerships team, brought educational resources directly to local families in Allston, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park and East Boston. The sessions helped families with children ages three to eight years old to understand how children learn and how parents and families play a role in a child's development."
All parents want to support their children so they can be successful in life, but a group of parents in Brighton are doing their brain homework to learn how to help make that happen.
At a recent Parent University, Mind Matters: Families Make a Difference session held at the Edison School in Brighton, parents expressed their desire to be a positive force in their children's lives. "My child has a strong temperament and I want to better understand her," said one. "I want to be a good teacher with my children," said another.
The 20-hour workshop, developed by Harvard Public Affairs and Communications' teaching and learning partnerships team and rooted in current brain research, shows parents strategies for fostering the development of essential life skills for their children through hands-on activities, group sharing and discussion. Parents were at the center of the conversation, voicing their desires to learn more about their children's development and learning about the latest research about brain development that can help them think about effective parenting strategies. It was lead by Family Community Outreach Coordinator, Luciano Felix from the Edison School, and the Family Liaison, Katonya Gaines from the Jackson-Mann School.
After two arduous years of negotiations between representatives from the Boston Teachers Union and the Boston Public Schools, there is a tentative new contract - this contract would bring student and parent voice in the schools like never before.
OFSE is committed to working with teachers and families to employ data-driven strategies to improve student learning and strengthen school communities. Although there are many strong engagement practices taking place in schools across BPS, we have not yet adopted and implemented a comprehensive strategy for making student learning data accessible and actionable to students' families. Based on the model that originated in Creighton, Arizona, BPS will be piloting Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) in three schools -- the Blackstone, Lee Academy, and the Sumner-- in the 2013-14 school year in order to facilitate engaging families in student learning data.
In the first of what will be an annual report on leadership, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From provides fifteen profiles on forward-thinking education leaders. One of the leaders featured in the first report is Boston's own Michele Brooks, Assistant Superintendent in the Office of Family and Student Engagement. To read about all of the honorees click here.
Michele Brooks | Assistant Superintendent
Office of Family and Student Engagement, Boston Public Schools
The day Michele Brooks "lost it" as the frustrated mother of a Boston high school student became a moment that transformed her life forever.
|School Success Series at the Holland School|
Wed Nov 13 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM