Webinars for Parents (includes recordings)
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Fridays with FDLRS: A Parent Webinar Series
August 21: Keeping Your Kids Safe on the Web Presented by a technology expert, this session will share safety tips for parents as their children spend more and more time with online instruction and surfing the web. Suggestions for parental controls and things to be aware of will be discussed.
September 18: Understanding ESE: An Overview From understanding procedural safeguards to actively participating in your child’s IEP meeting, this session will share the foundational policies and procedures that are involved with special education.
October 16: Accommodations Instructional practices, assistive and instructional technology, universal design for learning, and several other areas will be explored during this workshop focusing on making accommodations for students with disabilities. Suggestions will be given for in classroom and virtual delivery.
November 20: Basic Behavior Principles for Success There are core principles for every behavior management program, whether being implemented in the home or in the school classroom, that should be in place for a successful learning experience. This session will teach parents about those core elements, the balance between consequences and rewards, and ways to address challenging behaviors.
December 18: Social Skills: Teaching Replacement Behaviors In order to develop appropriate social skills in our children, they must be taught. Addressing the principle behind teaching replacement behaviors will be explored in this session to give parents the tools they need to create positive interactions with their children. Steps for guiding children to make good choices will also be examined.
January 15: Components of a Quality IEP From comprehensive present levels of performance to measurable goals and objectives, this session will examine all components of a quality IEP which are necessary for successful instruction and learning. Questions for parents to ask during their child’s IEP meeting will also be explored.
February 19: Transition for Secondary This session will be conducted by an expert from Project10 and will focus on transition in the secondary environment. Important topics such as age of majority and post-secondary activities will be explored in addition to the elements of a quality Transition IEP.
March 19: Technology Tools for Beginners Time will fly in this session on technology tools for student success! Our expert presenter will explore instructional and assistive technology tools from the simplest adaptation to a document and assistive technology tools, to available resources free of charge on the web.
April 16: How Understanding Learning Styles Helps When Parenting This session will not only explore the benefits of understanding individual learning styles in the classroom, but it will also show how parenting can be enhanced when you understand your child’s perspective on things. Approaches to dealing with challenging behaviors and family dynamics will be discussed.
May 21: Resources for Parents and Families This final session will review with parents available state and federal resources that are just a click away. A comprehensive resource database will be discussed, and parents will be given an opportunity to ask for resources in specific areas.
The ORIGINAL FDLRS Parent Webinar Series
The FDLRS Parent Webinar Series was developed based upon the requests from parents throughout the State. This five-part series provides information to parents regarding Exceptional Student Education.
While the suggested best practice is for a FDLRS specialist to facilitate these webinars with parents/guardians, in order to answer questions and build partnerships amongst district staff and parent/guardians, we do understand that parents/guardians may not always be able to participate at scheduled times and therefore, they may get this valuable information by clicking the links below and listening to the original recordings.