Parent University Fall 2012



      On Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the Newburgh Enlarged City School District will be hosting Parent University Fall 2012. The event offers parents and guardians an opportunity to meet with professionals in the field of education to discuss timely topics in the educational system. The event will allow parents and guardians to gain a better understanding of their student’s educational needs and help their child down the path to success. The following is a list of workshops for the event. Workshops will be held twice at 10:00am and 11:30pm. All attendees will be able to attend one 10:00am workshop and one 11:30pm workshop.

In addition, the first 50 families who register will recieve a free packback full of school supplies



Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited in workshops



Brochure
Location
The event will be held at SUNY Orange Tower Building, located in the Southeast end of the campus. Parents will be able to park in the underground parking under Kaplan Hall on the corners of First and Grand Street and walk to the Tower Building.

Workshops
Navigating the System
This workshop will support parents seeking answers and wondering who to speak to about various issues and concerns regarding the education of their child. This workshop is designed to provide strategies and options to help parents access information, get answers to questions, identify resources, and communicate effectively with school personnel to support their child’s achievement in school and support the emotional and social well-being of their child in the school community.
Presenter: Mr. Anthony Grice, has ten (10) years teaching experience, and was an instructional coach in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for four years. He is currently working in Funded Programs as a grant development assistant writing grants for the development of programs and services for students, school staff and families. Anthony is the father of three children.

Fundraising and Event Planning for Parent Leaders
This workshop is specifically designed for parent leaders in schools and people affiliated with community organizations that do fundraising or plan events. Attendees will learn how to find resources to support parent-teacher organizations, booster clubs, and other groups dependent on fund raising as the vehicle to support programs and services for children, youth and families in the school community and greater community. Matters concerning membership and organizing events will also be discussed.
Presenter: Lisa Zylberberg, president of a Newburgh Enlarged City School District parent-teacher organizations and board member of the Newburgh Performing Arts Association. Lisa has years of experience in fundraising, writing small community grants, and event planning and is a mother of two children.

Fathering
This workshop is especially designed for fathers and father-figures of our Newburgh Enlarged City School District students. Fathers play a vital role in the lives of children. When fathers are involved in the lives and education of their children the well-being and academic performance of their children are positively influence. This workshop will examine effective ways fathers can be involved in their children’s lives and how they can support the learning process of their children.
Presenter: Raymond Cruz is a volunteer parent for Head Start of Eastern Orange County who facilitates the Dads 24/7 Program, a research-based curriculum designed by National Fatherhood Initiative for fathers and father-figures to support them in their roles as fathers.

What is My Child Learning?
What is a curriculum? A curriculum identifies what is to be taught to students by teachers in various subjects such as math, science, English Language Arts and history. It is a road map for teachers from the start of the school year to the end of the school year. This workshop will focus on the Common Core Curriculum, and how the curriculum is used to guide teaching.
Presenter: David Brown is an Instructional Coach at Horizons on the Hudson in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. David has taught as an elementary teacher for many years, most recently at Horizons on the Hudson.

Preparación universitaria
Este taller enseñará a los padres y estudiantes acerca de cómo seleccionar una universidad, colegio y formas para financiar el costo de matrícula. Los padres pueden traer sus estudiantes de secundaria que estén interesados en asistir a la universidad.
Presentador: Alex Bolorín, trabaja en la Oficina de Iniciativas de Apoyo de Estudiantes en SUNY-OCCC Newburgh Campus.

Usando computadoras y el Internet
Este taller proveerá a los padres con instrucciones sobre cómo usar una computadora, cómo utilizar Internet para buscar recursos para estudiantes y toda la familia. También tocará brevemente sobre nuevas tecnologías y seguridad de Internet para estudiantes y familias.
Presentador: Nelson Colón, especialista en tecnología para el Distrito Escolar Extendido de Newburgh.

Como elegir un programa de educación para su niño/a
Este taller hablará del proceso de pruebas de lenguaje para estudiantes y como las pruebas son usadas y que tipos de programas están disponibles para principiantes en la lengua inglés.
Presentador: Marie Schor, administradora de evaluación de adquisición de lenguaje en el Centro de Bienvenida.

Abogando por su niño/a
Este taller esta diseñado para padres que tienen niños/as con discapacidades. Cuatro áreas de defensa serán exploradas: educación, familia, clínico y la comunidad. Ven y aprenda sus derechos y responsabilidades para comunicar eficazmente las necesidades y los deseos de su niño/a.
Presentador: Tiba Araujo, Coordinadora de Alcance Comunitario, Recursos y Referencias para el Early Childhood Direction Center.