Parent Prep: Video Sessions 2020
Parent Prep sessions offer valuable information to families of children at all grade levels and will address *Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) topics such as Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills. Some sessions will be translated into Spanish, Somali, Nepali, Portuguese, Arabic afterwards; these sessions are noted below.
Due to the sensitive nature of some topics, sessions are meant for adults only; students or other children are not permitted to participate.
Kids and Technology: Social Media and Online Safety (PreK-5)
|This interactive session will explore different social media apps and discuss online safety. Participants will get tips and resources about communicating and setting appropriate digital boundaries with kids, including family media agreements.
Let's Talk about Mental Health (PreK-12)
|Session to discuss warning signs and stats surrounding anxiety, depression (suicide included), and other common mental health diagnoses. Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms along with strategies and resources if/when needed.
|Managing Stress (PreK-5)
|Interactive session aimed at discussing various levels of stress along with techniques and strategies aimed at gaining better control over stress levels. Participants will be able to recognize signs of stress along with 3-5 strategies to manage/decrease stress levels.
Managing Stress & Pressure (grades 6-12)
|Interactive session aimed at discussing various levels of stress along with techniques and strategies aimed at gaining better control over stress levels. Participants will be able to recognize signs of stress along with 3-5 strategies to manage/decrease stress levels. [Translated videos forthcoming]
Planning, Organizing and Preparing for the school day (PreK-12)
This session will provide participants with an understanding of executive functioning. We will discuss planning, initiation, organization, time management, and metacognition as it relates to adolescents. You will leave with a better foundation for supporting your child through daily homework and long-term projects.
PSAT, SAT, ACT, oh my! (grades 6-12)
|What college readiness test should my student take? What is a good score? Learn the basics and scoring for each assessment as well as how to access free resources to prepare.
Talking to Your Student About Race (PreK-12)
It’s never too late to talk to your student about race, racism and equity. This session will provide age-appropriate ways for families to start the conversation and create a social culture where all kids and families can thrive.
Technology Used in My Child's Classroom (PreK-12)
|Many technology tools are being utilized in classrooms throughout WCS. This session will go over the most common programs being used, how they are being used with students, and how parents can support their own child’s learning within these programs. (Examples include: Schoology, PowerSchool, Clever, Lexia, Dreambox, i-Ready, and more!)
Teens and Technology: Relationships in a Digital World (grades 6-12)
|Instagram. Snapchat. Monkey. This interactive session will explore teen relationships and dating in today’s digital culture. Participants will get tips and resources about communicating and setting appropriate digital boundaries with teens, including a family media agreement.
Tips for Adjusting to COVID (PreK-12)
|In this ever-changing nature of COVID-19, the world has been in a constant state of disruptions and adjustments. Throughout this time, both parents and students have had to adjust to virtual and blended learning environments and the many emotions that this experience has elicited. This presentation will provide tips and suggestions on how to navigate this ever-changing school environment.
Understanding the College Application Process (grades 9-12)
|Not sure where to start? Participants in this session will be provided an overview of the college application process along with resources to get started on the journey.
WCSD Student Well-Being Resources (PreK-12)
|Learn about the various student well being resources available at each school/level to help your student be successful. Participants will leave with a better understanding of WCSD resources and how to access.
* SEL is the process of developing self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills necessary for school, work, and life success. According to the Committee for Children, people with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. Children thrive. Schools win. Workplaces benefit. Society strengthens. Learn more at https://www.cfchildren.org.