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Thursday, February 6 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
The Parent Connection: Bridging the Gap Between Home and School

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With the current landscape of technology and connectivity, parents and caregivers are becoming more interested in their role in their student's education. Unfortunately, families are busier than ever, and parents often seem unavailable or disconnected from their child's academic journey. Information is wide and varying, and parents often come to teachers frustrated and overwhelmed in trying to determine their role. As teachers, it can be difficult to know how to best support and manage parent involvement. Using current research in child developmental psychology, parenting and education, we can develop an understanding of the unique and valuable role of parents in a student's educational success. We can also determine the best ways to communicate and advise parents about their role, minimizing conflict and fostering relationship. In this session, we will examine the current landscape of parenting, the common struggles teachers face in dealing with parents and caregivers and some creative new ways to support and involve parents in a constructive way.

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Jacquie Ganton

Evolve Education Consulting
My name is Jacquie Ganton and I have been an educator in Alberta since 2007. I am also a wife and mom of 4 kids, ages 5-12. I spent my first two years of post-secondary obtaining a degree in Natural Resource Technology from Lakeland College. From there, I transferred to the University... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  General Interest / Intérêt Général  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 240
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English