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Resources for Families » Parent Trainings

Parent Trainings

Due to the current pandemic, we are unable to host monthly parent trainings in-person within our school building. However, to continue to educate and share resources with our parents, we will be hosting trainings virtually. Please see below for information/resources that have already been shared this school year:
July 2021 Training: Reading Specialist Ann Mele presents the parent training this month.
June 2021 Training: "Ask Toya" on Self Direction (from a parent's perspective)
Join Mrs. Toya, Tiegerman Parent Liaison and Ms. Amanda Helfont, High School Guidance Counselor as they speak with Mrs. Cassie Schneider-Ruiz, a Tiegerman parent about her experience with self-direction. Mrs. Ruiz walks them through the process of obtaining self-direction for her daughter. They talk about timelines, brokers, budgets and all the benefits that come along with it. Come learn the ins and outs of process and enjoy hearing about all the amazing opportunities it can bring.
May 2021 Training:  Joining Mrs. Toya, Tiegerman Parent Liaison and Ms. Walker, Tiegerman High School Guidance Counselor, is a parent who shares her experience with OPWDD. She explained some of the different services her son receives, going through the application process, and about how the agency has been supportive and personable. The mom highly recommends OPWDD and says that the process can at times feel like it was a dragged out, but the end result was worth it. The video was set up to show parents the benefits that come along with applying and to encourage families to get the same kind of support that her family receives. If you have additional questions: She is open to answer any questions that families may have or just have a conversation with her in regards to OPWDD. Families can contact Ms. Walker at [email protected] please include the name of your student, which school your child attends, and the grade your child is currently in.
April 2021 Training: Sixth Grade Informational Session  
February 2021 Training for all schools
Graduation Requirements/Options for Students with Disabilities 
Presenter: Mrs. Helfont 
Talking to our children about Covid-19 and creating a schedule to reduce stress. In this training, we explained how parents should talk to their children about Covid-19 depending on their age, why precautionary measures are important and reassuring your children that things will be okay. There's also information on why routines are important during such uncertain times and that we should be mindful of how we deal with stress because children respond to our own reaction during stressful times.
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety. In this training, we talked about being able to recognize our stress and having effective coping skills to manage them. Stress can cause burnout and we don't want to get to that point. If we don't take care of ourselves properly then we can't take care of others. Also, finding ways to cope as a family is important because it helps to keep everyone connected.
Using Technology/Apps for Learning. In this training, we talked about how technology has been able to help us during remote learning. There are many benefits of using technology in education and with the different apps that have been created, the process of remote learning was much easier. The training also explained having healthy habits with the use of technology.

Being Social While Social distancing. In this training, we talked about different ways that children and families are able to connect with their friends and loved ones during a time that social distancing is very important. Technology has made it easier for us to see others without physically having to be with them. There are many virtual tours/trips that children can go on for free.

Cultural Sensitivity/Diversity. In this training, we explained how parents should talk to their children about others who might look different from us or have different cultural practices than we do. We should also be mindful of our own actions towards those who are different from us because as parents we're the best role models to our children. There's also information on what we can do with our children to expose them to different cultures and why it’s important, especially with classrooms being very diverse. 
New Routines at Home, for Pre-K. In this training, we talked about helping your pre-schooler understand their new routine at home.
Using EET in School and At Home