K12 National Parent Network

Strong Start Workshops

for New Families Have Begun!

Your Child's Success Begins with Your Own!

The Parent Network is Here to Make Sure You Have the Knowledge You Need to Succeed as a Learning Coach!

If you are new to K12 and Virtual Education, be sure to check back here for Live Online Workshops, Recordings, Videos and Live, Online Discussions that are exactly what you need to help you prepare for the new school year.

Are you wondering where to start? What to do first?

If you're a new K12 parent with a student in Kindergarten to Grade 8, use this list to learn many of the things you need to know to be successful as a Learning Coach!

  1. View the Creating Great Spaces for Learning at Home recording to understand how to plan your space and how to best store your materials.
  2. Learn a bit about the Role of the Learning Coach.
  3. Attend a parent workshop about Creating a Working Schedule for Your Day to find out the best ways to arrange your day so that both school and your real life can fit together.
  4. Attend a hands-on session to learn how to Use Blackboard Collaborate, the online classroom space for your students. Learning how to Blackboard Collaborate will help you help your student!
  5. Beginning at the end of July you can attend the two workshops about the Online School so that you can learn to use the Online School Tools and the Online School Lessons.
  6. At your leisure, watch the videos about Managing Learning and the Large Family, Schooling at Home with Toddlers and Preschoolers, if those apply to your family and watch  Avoiding the Parent Traps.
  7. Then check out the rest of the great programming, videos and recordings that we have for you by using the button below.

            

If you're a new K12 parent with a High School student, check out this list in order to get started!

  1. Attend a live session  or view the recording for The Role of the High School Parent in order to learn things that will help you support your student best.
  2. Attend a hands-on session to learn how to Use Blackboard Collaborate, the online classroom space for your students. Learning how to Blackboard Collaborate will help you help your student!
  3. If you have multiple students whom you are schooling at home, watch this video about Managing Learning and the Large Family.
  4. Try to attend The High School Panel event on August 21. If you can't, check back for the recording of the panel event.
  5. Then check out the rest of the great programming, videos and recordings that we have for you by using the button below.

  

You'll find Parent2Parent Lifeline where you can drop in and talk to experienced K12 parents about working with your child, managing the curriculum and strategies for success.

 

And don't miss videos and recordings about everything from keeping your preschoolers engaged while working with your older children, and managing multiple children, to learning about Individualized Learning Plans and the transition from Grade 8 to High School. There will be opportunities to hear experienced parents, mentors, teachers and students share about their experiences, as well as drop-in time to ask questions that you might have about different workshop topics.

We'll post monthly calendars that will show you all the Parent Network Workshops, Parent2Parent Lifeline and Drop-In Discussions ahead. You are sure to find something to fit your needs as well as your schedule. We want to make sure that you are supported in your role as Learning Coach and that you can learn what you need to know in order to make your student as successful as they can possibly be.

The Parent Network is here to get you off to a great start...and then we stay with you all year long!