Connecting Faith, Families and Schools Conference- 2014
Connecticut has launched a campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism by keeping students "IN SCHOOL AND ENGAGED." It began with the fifth "Connecting Faith, Families & Schools for Student Success" conference, held October 23, 2014 at Wesleyan University. Check out the timeline of tweets and photos from the conference.
2014 Parental Awards
Parents from across Connecticut are receiving 10 Parental Involvement Recognition Awards at a special ceremony at the State Capitol November 20. The State Education Resource Center (SERC) and CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC), operated by SERC, present these awards annually to coincide with National Parental Involvement Day. SERC and CT PIRC run the award program in collaboration with the Connecticut Commission on Children. For more information and the winners list download the press release (pdf).
Assistive Technology for Families: From Consideration to ImplementationThis 20-minute presentation by SERC consultants Smita Worah and Barbara Slone is designed to serve as a guide to consideration of Assistive Technology devices and services through all phases - before, during, and after - the Planning and Placement Team meeting. Launch Presentation
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"It has given me the confidence I needed to make good decisions regarding parenting my children. Also I learned a lot about the benefits of reading to my child and providing a safe playing and learning environment." -Parent about CT PIRC
Educational Tip of the Month:
October, 2014: Watch and discuss television shows, movies and videos with your adolescent. Check your teen's understanding and encourage him/her to ask questions and relate the show to real-life experiences. Be your own movie critic and develop a family rating system.
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