Parent University 2017-2018 Course Schedule

September

September 26
Indian Run Kindergarten Family Open House at Indian Run Elementary School 6-8PM
Description:
 We would like to invite all Indian Run Kindergarten students and their families to join IRE Kindergarten teachers on September 26 from 6-8pm for a Kindergarten Family Night Open House. Your child will get to share some of their learning and teach you about life as a kindergartener.  

September 27
Gifted Update at Central Office Room 135 – 6:30-7:30PM
Description:
 Community members will learn about Dublin City Schools Gifted Services, methods for identifying gifted students, and updates to the Ohio Department of Education Operating Standards for Gifted Education.  The presentation will be led by the gifted services coordinator and elementary and middle school GIS leads.

September 28 FAFSA Parent Workshop at Scioto High School PAC - 7:00-8:00PM
Description:
  Face to Face with Counselors at Scioto High School.
   
September 29 Available on Parent University website
Understanding Individual needs through Assessments – Fall Assessments on Video.
October
 
October 2 
Francey Hakes presents The Virtues of Vigilance: How to Protect Your Children Inside Their Circle of Trust 7:00PM at the Dublin Recreation Center (Abbey Theater)
Description: Ms. Hakes is a nationally known speaker who served as the first ever National Coordinator for Children Exploitation, Prevention and Interdiction. Leading multiple groups across federal, state and local agencies, she oversaw all child exploitation efforts at the Department of Justice, including FBI, US Marshals, Criminal Division of Child Exploitation and many others. She also served as a prosecutor for more than15 years, she has been a lead counsel on dozens of trials related to child homicide and other crimes against children. Now CEO of her own consulting firm, Hakes has agreed to provide Dublin City Schools staff with this tremendous opportunity to learn from her expertise regarding the protection of children. You can learn more about Ms. Hakes’ work at: https://franceyhakes.wordpress.com/
 
October 3
Understanding a Blended Learning Classroom & Student Central Office, 6:00PM
Description:
  This session will help parents understand the thinking behind blended learning and our workshop model of instruction.  With the use of technology integration students will have more choice in the classroom and take responsibility for the pace of their learning. I will show parents helpful tips and tricks for the Chromebooks and an overview of Chrome Apps and Extensions that will support their student learning.  We will talk about Digital Citizenship and how Dublin is preparing our students to become “Future Ready”.

October 5
What is a Reading/Writing Workshop? @ Indian Run Library -6:00-7:00PM
Description:
 Come take a peek into your child's day with Dublin's Elementary Literacy Coaches!  We will share with you our district's vision of how reading and writing instruction is taught throughout the school day.

October 6
Overview of MAP Parent emails – Available on Parent University website
Description:
 Overwhelmed by the amount of information in your MAP email regarding student results? Watch this short video to gain a better understanding of the information provided in the MAP parents emails.

October 11
Trusting What You See, Drug use and Abuse Part 1 @Central Office -7:00PM
Description:
 Come take part in an interactive multi-media presentation on current trends in adolescent drug and alcohol use and how this intersects with pop culture.  Participants will learn many of the warning signs that someone is using illegal substances.  This fast paced and popular workshop is presented by Tracey Miller, Deputy Superintendent and Chuck Collier, Dublin Police Officer and SRO.

October 11, 16, & 17
Academic Pathway and College Credit Plus
-October 11 @ Scioto High School PAC - 7:00-8:00PM
-October 16 @ Jerome High School PAC - 7:00-8:00PM
-October 17 @ Coffman High School PAC - 7:00-8:00PM 
Description:  The Dublin City School District recently completed a community engagement process to identify the characteristics a graduate from our district should have in order to be successful after high school. We will discuss the knowledge, skills and habits that were generated for our Profile of a Graduate along with the Academic Pathways we are creating to meet career demands and student interests that were identified through this process. These pathways will provide students with opportunities to explore career interests through high school and college coursework, authentic learning experiences, internships and credentials that will allow students to succeed in their post-secondary education and career choices. College Credit Plus is a state program that provides students in grades 7-12 opportunities to take college courses while attending Dublin City Schools. This session will provide parents with information on the application and registration process along with general information regarding our current and future higher education partnership agreements.
 
October 18
Parent Workshop Syntero Based on 13 Reasons Why @ Abby Theater – 7:00PM
Description:
 Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10 to 24 years old and the rates are increasing. Difficult changes in a teens life, like being cut from a sports team, fighting, break-ups, being ostracized by peers, may seem like a right of passage for a high school student... Today we know that these are red flags.  P.E.R.C. and Dublin Schools is presenting “Moving Beyond 13 Reasons Why:  Sharing Messages of Hope and Healing Around Suicide”, October 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Abby Theater. Come hear first hand from experts, Dese’Rae L. Stage, who speaks around the country, talking about her struggles of suicide thoughts and brings good concrete information for you and your family, John Ackerman, PhD from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Susan Ortega, MSW, LISW-S, discussing the Dublin School mental health services that are available LISW-S, discussing the Dublin School mental health services that are available

October 18
DCS Parent Mentors and Special Education Advancement Council (SEAC) present “A Dyslexia Simulation.” Dublin Rec Center – 6:30-8:00PM
Description:  
The International Dyslexia Association of Central Ohio will be giving members of the community the chance to "walk in another's shoes." This presentation, hosted by the DCS Parent Mentors and SEAC, will offer attendees the opportunity to move through different activities that simulate what struggles a dyslexic student may experience when trying to read and write.  Discussion of these experiences will follow
the simulation

October 19
Understanding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee – Available on Parent University Website 
Description:  
Research shows that children who are not reading at a third-grade level by the end of grade 3 are likely to have trouble learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades. The state developed the Third Grade Reading Guarantee to emphasize the reading instruction and intervention in the early grades. Watch this short video to hear about Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee and what it means for your child.

October 25
Supporting Our Math Learners at Home (K-8) – Location TBD – 7:00-8:00PM
Description: Join us in thinking about how math learning has evolved in the 21st century. How does this impact our role in supporting our students in their math learning at home. 

October 25
Transition night for students with developmental disabilities (mapping his/her way through High school and beyond @ Worthington Kilbourne High School - 5:30-7:30PM
Description:
 Transition Night is a free resource fair for students with developmental disabilities and their parents to assist in mapping his/her way through high school and beyond. Delaware, Franklin and Union county representatives will be available to discuss long term planning resources and programs.

Date -TBD
Snap and Read Universal and Co-Writer Universal:  Chrome Extensions to Support Reading Writing. Location TBD
Description:
 This session will provide demonstration and information on two new tools available to every Dublin City Schools student. Snap and Read Universal will read aloud accessible and inaccessible text, change vocabulary to a simpler level, translate vocabulary and provide study and research tools such as outlining and bibliography support.  Co:Writer Universal is a sophisticated word prediction tool which also has speech recognition and momentary dictionaries. Both of these tools will work in the Chrome Browser on any internet accessible device.  There are also apps.

November

November 1
Assessing to Support all learners K-8 face to face.  Location TBD -6:30-7:30PM
Description:
Throughout the school year students participate in a variety of assessments that range from classroom developed assessments to state and nationally normed assessments. This short video will review various types of assessments administered to our students and the importance of each assessment. Participants will gain a better understanding on how multiple assessment results help teachers determine academic needs of all students.

November 7
Available on Parent University website
Social Media for Adults
Description:
 Have you been longing to join the cyber world on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram? The world of information is incredibly fast paced and some of the quickest ways to share and receive information is via social media. If you’re already proficient in social media, learn about the variety of ways Dublin City Schools communicates with parents and the best resources for receiving the most up to date information about your school and the District.
Parent questions addressed:
• Why does the District use social media?
• How does the District decide what to post?
• How do I set up my own Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts?
• Who do I follow and what content do I post?

November 8
College Seminar for students with an IEP or 504 Plan – Scioto High School – 6:00-7:30PM
Description:   
The College Seminar for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan is open to students, families and staff from area high schools and focuses on how to apply for and access accommodations at the college level. Representatives from various college disability services offices will be in attendance to answer questions regarding disability services.

TBD – Snap and Read Universal:  Chrome Extensions to Support Reading and Writing
Description: 
This session will provide demonstration and information on two new tools available to every Dublin City Schools student. Snap and Read Universal will read aloud accessible and inaccessible text, change vocabulary to a simpler level, translate vocabulary and provide study and research tools such as outlining and bibliography support.  Co:Writer Universal is a sophisticated word prediction tool which also has speech recognition and momentary dictionaries. Both of these tools will work in the Chrome Browser on any internet accessible device.  There are also apps available for use with mobile devices.

November 9
DCS Parent Mentors & Special Education Advancement Council (SEAC) present “Dublin Schools and Dyslexia” Dublin Rec Center 6:30-8:30PM
Description:   
This presentation is designed specifically for parents of dyslexic students within Dublin City Schools. Michael Myers and Kim Reynolds, DCS Reading Specialists, will be our guest speakers. This session will share with parents the different supports and services available in DCS to engage students in the love of reading, the building of literacy skills and thereby, developing a more confident student.  There will be an opportunity for questions from the attendees at the end of the session.

November 18
Getting Started in the College Process at Coffman High School PAC 7:00-8:00PM  
Description
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November 29
Drug Use and Abuse Part II – Central Office 7PM
Description:  
Come take part in an interactive multi-media presentation on vaping, heroin and prescription pills presented by Tracey Miller, Deputy Superintendent and Chuck Collier, Dublin Police Officer and SRO. Participants will learn some of the warning signs that someone is using illegal substances.

December

December 6 – TBD

TBD – Future Facility Needs

TBD – Overview of the PSAT 8/9, PSAT, SAT
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