Presentation TitleBrief Description of PresentationPresenter(s) NameSession LengthSession Block Day/Time
'Student Voices Radio' and the TDSB Spanning the Globe for World Radio DayHow 'Student Voices Radio’ has been incorporated in the TDSB as instructional tool to benefit students and to foster a sense of community engagement and global unityMitchell FeinmanMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (actual time 12:10 - 12:30),Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.(actual time 1:15 - 1:35),Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (actual time 11:30 - 11:50),Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (actual time 1:15 - 1:35)
Addressing the Fog: Exploring Power and White Supremacy in Education SystemsDr. Beverly Daniel Tatum compares racism and white supremacy to a ‘fog’: “sometimes it is so thick it is visible, other times it is less apparent, but always, day in and day out, we are breathing it in” (p6, 1997). Positioning the way it operates as a ‘fog’, this interactive, reflective session examines and identifies the role of power and white supremacy while exploring ways to identify, challenge, and change white supremacy within the education system.Helen Vlachoyannacos, Tevoniel Thompson1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Anti-Asian RacismAnti-Asian racism is pervasive in our society. The current increase in racist attitudes and behaviors towards Asians and people of Asian descent due to the COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted the health, well-being and safety of educators, students, families and communities of Asian descent. This workshop will explore content from Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resouce for Educators. This resource offers new learnings and innovative actions to ensure immediate changes in learning environments and partnerships with families and communities and provides a foundation for reflection, discussion, and social justice action. Mary Tran, Stella Kim1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m.
Better Together - Creating Equitable School-Home Collaboration As we come to terms with what the pandemic has revealed about the school system and the importance of family-school connection, it’s important that School Councils work to build bridges, offer meaningful, inclusive engagement opportunities for ALL families and build relationships that support our children’s education. This workshop will offer ideas for Councils looking to disrupt old practices and create new equity-based avenues for school-home collaboration. Nancy Angevine Sands1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Breathe Strong - Combining Cognitive Tools and Breathwork to Transform SchoolsIn this experiential workshop participants will experience our culturally responsive, research-based workshop with SEL activities and breath-work for all members of the school community including students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents and guardians. It includes cognitive reframing processes, breathing practices, and an introduction to the science of the breath. Susan Ramsundarsingh1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Bridging from School to Home: Daily Mental Health Strategies for FamiliesBuilding a positive school to home cultures that support the mental health and overall well-being for your children/teens. By discussing daily school stressors, challenges and strategies you can start using today to increase connection as a family unit and supporting everyone's mental health.Andrea Taskey Trusty, Jodi Greenwood1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Building Blocks for Fostering Mental Health & Wellbeing in Young People This presentation will entail psycho education on the ways that good mental health provides the building blocks for young people to develop competency, resilience, and self esteem to carry through all stages of their life. Fostering emotional and mental stability starts with education- both from the lens of the child and the caregiver to promote a common ground in which the child’s changing needs are met, while instilling a healthy parent/guardian relationship. This presentation will provide caregivers with the tools to support themselves and their children to identify common stressors, enhance communication and trust, build adaptive support strategies, as well as establish and prioritize mental health within this demographic. Information to follow as per communication with Michelle MunroeLousia Makhtar1 hour sessionSunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Building Mathematics Conversation with your Children The new Mathematics Curriculum is now into its second year of implementation. In this session, we will take a look at the important changes to the new curriculum. We will highlight these changes with questions you can use to develop mathematical conversations with your children. We will also offer resources that you can use right away to support your children as mathematicians. Lisa Rossiter Thornton, Mahfuza Rahman1 hour sessionSunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Building Routines to Help Your Child Learn Better at SchoolWe will be discussing how to use and implement routines into your child's life to help them reach their full potential at school.Afshan Siddiqui, Yvonne Wyndham1 hour sessionSunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Building Your UmbrellaIn this 1-hour workshop you will be introduced to current research on building coping skills for students and families, The Umbrella Project Well-Being Curriculum and you will be given the opportunity to do the Umbrella Assessment. You will learn about what your strongest coping skills are and how you can continue to build on the skills that will protect you from life’s difficult days. Coming out of this session, you will have an understanding of the principles of the Umbrella Project, a knowledge of the 18 Umbrella Skill and how to engage your community in practice essential coping skills. Jen Forristal1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Centering Well-Being for Parents/Caregivers and Children/YouthThis parent/caregiver workshop will be for parents/caregivers of children and youth of all ages. We will explore ways to recognize, reduce and manage stress. This interactive session will provide practical strategies that you can take into your everyday life for yourself and with your children.Shelley Moretti, Heather Johnson and Betul Alaca1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Centring Black Students, Families & CommunitiesIn this session, participants will deepen their understanding of the mandates of the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement. Through an exploration of innovative programming and strategies rooted in Black Joy and Excellence, the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement will highlight opportunities for ongoing collaboration and partnership with Black students, families and caregivers and community members.Rukiya Mohamed1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Connecting and Communicating - How to Help Kids With The Language of Their FeelingsThis presentation will explain SEL or Social Emotional Learning and how we use language to support mental health and emotional well-being. Presenters will provide tools to help your children notice, name and respond to feelings in themselves and others within everyday activities. Fun and engaging ideas to expand your children's emotional vocabulary will be shared by using storybooks, oral storytelling, and movie and tv clips. Target ages: JK- Grade 6. Suitable for parents of students in classrooms or in virtual school.Jennifer Stephen1 hour sessionSunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Covid-19 & the Trauma Experience: An Introduction to Trauma Foundations for Families with Children with AutismThe COVID-19 experience has united humanity in the global experience of trauma. It has impacted our sense of safety and security, has removed our support systems, and has presented us with a very uncertain future. Like adults, the pandemic has had a traumatic impact on children. This webinar will introduce caregivers to a basic foundational understanding of what trauma is and explore how trauma manifests in children. Participants will be introduced to concepts of trauma-informed care and will be provided with strategies for supporting their children through trauma recovery. This 45-minute presentation will be paired with a live 15-minute Q&A and parents will walk away with some resources and some tools for accessing further trauma-related information and supports.Lisa Cohen, Alison Fair, Karen Smith1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Developing your Personal and Family's Mindful PracticeParticipants will explore and experience strategies and tools for wellness through learning how to develop their personal practice as well as a family practice for spouse / partner / their children.Jennifer Baradi1 hour sessionSunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Elevating Resilience: Transitioning forward from COVIDDealing with COVID-19 means dealing with complexity, volatility, uncertainty, and paradoxes. Our “new normal” calls for an analysis of current school reality for our children through the resilience point of view. This interactive workshop will advance the understanding of resilience and its connection to student learning and well-being. Using frameworks and dialogue, this session will address the importance of building and elevating resilience as we transition forward from COVID and face the “new normality” of schooling. Parents and caregivers will be presented with practical tips that will not only help build and promote resilience in children but also ultimately support student learning and well-being. Together, we will learn how to help our children adapt, reboot, and bounce back.Dr. Folusho Abayomi, Dr. Aarti Kumar1 hour sessionSaturday October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Saturday October 16 2:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.
Engaging Family with Student-Driven Portfolios and Career Exploration using myBlueprint As Family/Guardians play an integral role in students’ classroom learning, this session will demonstrate how the myBlueprint Family Account can foster timely engagement with students’ portfolio artifacts by adding personal feedback and reflection prompts using a variety of media (i.e., video/audio recording, text entry, photo, etc.).Roxanne Malcolm1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Improving Mental Health through Outdoor EducationAttendees will about the importance of Outdoor Education in an urban environment, as well as learn tools, strategies and activities for implementation.Michelle PomeroyMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (actual time 11:30 - 11:50)
It Takes a Village: Ensuring success for your Black Child with special needsThis workshop is intended for Black parents who have a child with special needs and those working with Black families to understand about the intersection of race and disability, to be intentional in building supports for the child, identify available community resources and provide practical tips and techniques for self care, working with the schools and supporting the children. Clovis Grant, Sherron Grant1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Keeping Calm and Carrying On: Practical Strategies to Support Regulation and Relationship In this workshop participants will learn how the body develops and maintains regulation throughout an individual’s lifetime. Participants will be provided with practical sensory/body based, cognitive and environmental strategies to support regulation, connection and well-being in all settings.Ana Talag, Rhanda Craig1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Navigating the School SystemEncouraging Parents/Caregivers/Community members to get involvedSacha Davis ParsonsMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday October 16, 2:30 - 3:30 (actual time 2:30 - 2:50)
Our Greatest Grands - A Conversation for Grandparents Caring for their GrandkidsAn opportunity for Grandparents caring for their Grandchildren to come together to discuss the unique challenges and celebrations they have as caregivers. We will also discuss ways of supporting access to resources and ensuring self care for caregivers remains at the forefront.Annette Grossi1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Parent Engagement for School Councils: Journey Through the GradesMany School Councils are challenged to engage parents. This session will take a look at meaningful Parent/Family Engagement focussing on the varying needs of families along our children’s learning journey. Research shows true Family Engagement happens at home. School Councils can support home to school relationships by leading with student well-being and achievement at the top of their priorities. This workshop will support School Councils to embrace the rich diversity of their communities and bring Family Knowledge to the table for School Improvement Planning, School Committee participation and fulfilling the School Council mandate. We will explore how to make your School Council a more relevant partner in your school community by looking at the purpose of School Councils, and taking an Engagement based approach to inclusively building family capacity and supporting students’ transitions throughout their education. We will consider targeted strategies for each grade division, as well as over-arching themes in Family Engagement practice.Nicole Herbert1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Parents and Lasers: a Story of Parents Working in the Physics LabDuring this microsession, the presenter will share about their experience of bringing parents of their grade 12 physics students into the lab. Shared will be reflections on what did and did not work. Tasha RichardsonMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturdy October 16, 2:30 - 3:30 (actual time 2:30 - 2:50)
Parents as Mathematical Partners: Supporting Math Learning at HomeThis session will introduce parents and caregivers to strategies and virtual tools to support meaning-making and improving numeracy skills for all learners. Expect a handsJason To1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Resilience through Transitions,Parent/Caregiver Engagement & LeadershipDuring this presentation, we will discuss information and resources related to the successful transition of students during the middle years (Grade 5 to 6 or Grade 6 to7), elementary to secondary (Grade 8 to 9), and secondary to post-secondary (Grade 12 to post-secondary).Renee Rawlins, Priya Mistry, Bianca AngheloniMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday October 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., (actual time 12:10 - 12:30), Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Sankofa Black Heritage Books and Literacy GuideTDSB has developed a Teacher Resource Guide that can help inform parents of literacy and equity goals for students Grades 4-8. Shariah Mohammed, Richard Lorde Micro Session (20 minutes)Saturday October 16, 11:30 - 12:30 (actual time 11:50 a.m. - 12:10)
School Improvement PlanMandated by the Ministry of Education, the School Improvement Plan (SIP) is an annual road map that identifies changes a school needs to make to improve their level of student achievement. SIPs should be developed with input from teachers, school council, families and community members. This workshop will focus on how a SIP is developed and how school council and families can work with their school to identify what, when and how changes will be made.Aretha Phillips1 hour sessionSunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Settlement Services & Supports in the School System (SEPT Program)This presentation describes how the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) also known as SEPT, is designed to help newcomer students and their parents settle in school and in the community. Participants will also learn how to access online and in-person.Martha AlvaradoMicro Session (20 minutes)Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Sharing a Journey of Indigenizing a Middle SchoolThis session will share experiences in traditional knowledge reclamation for self-identified Indigenous students as well as Indigenous Education initiatives school-wide. Student Voice in the co-construction of their experience and ways to pivot experiential learning between in-person and a remote context during the pandemic will also be shared. Discussions will include working with the knowledges of old ways and adapting to new ways, some examples of projects, community engagement, as well as resource sharing. Mervi Salo, Ryan Neepin1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sharing Indigenous StoriesJoin us as we share how to centre Indigenous Perspectives, Joy, and Brilliance through Literacy.  We will be sharing two read alouds (Primary and Junior/Intermediate), as well as discussing how to choose authentic Indigenous books to read at home and where to find them.  Adrienne Plumley, Robert Durocher1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Social Media & Kids – Harmful or Helpful?We use social media to have our voices heard, feel connected to others, and discover a world that is outside our immediate reality. Social media has rapidly become such a necessity in how we communicate but we must question its impact on our emotional, social and psychological well-being. In this workshop, parents will learn why social media and gaming can be addictive for kids and how these platforms can cause children to feel anxious and struggle with low-confidence and depression. Parents will feel more equipped to make decisions regarding screen time and phone use by learning the “Thinking Partner” approach to parenting versus “Command and ControlScott Ste Marie1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Special Education Practices based on the Principles of Equity, Inclusion, Anti-Oppression and Anti-RacismAs our Board continues to focus its efforts on racialized students who are overrepresented on IEPs and in ISP classes, there is a need to confront and disrupt unconscious bias within our schools. We will explore the current IEP strategy as well as ways that we can disrupt oppressive practices in our referral processes. Parents and Caregivers will be supported to become and to continue on as effective advocates for their children with special education needs.Mona Moftakhar, Natasha Subban, Lorraine Bell1 hour sessionSaturday October 16, 2:30 - 3:30
Successful Online Learning for Children on the Autism SpectrumParents will be given a variety of tips, strategies and resources to help children have positive and successful online learning experiences. Amanda YuillMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (actual time 11:30 - 11:50),Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (actual time 1:55 - 2:15),Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., (actual time 3:10 - 3:30), Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (actual time 12:10 - 12:30),Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (1:55 - 2:15)
Supporting Children With Complex Needs in Virtual Learning and In School LearningAs parents you may be coping with a lot of stress as you try to support your children with complex needs in their learning while being able to enjoy time as a family. This presentation will provide practical strategies to assist your children whether they are learning at school or virtually. We will talk about ways to support your mental health and wellbeing and that of your children which will help keep your children calm, happy and ready to learn. We will be providing a lot of resources for you including visual supports to help your children make choices, communicate their needs and keep active. Andrea Wiltsie, Dayna Morris, Jay West, Maria Antonia Aymerich, Sue Riley1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Supporting Transitions for Students with Autism at School and in the Community Transitions are often a significant area of need for students with Autism. In this workshop, participants will learn about the various types of transitions that students may experience in the physical classroom, virtually learning environments and in the community. Participants will build their toolbox of strategies and supports which can be used to facilitate transitions for students with Autism from kindergarten to age 21. Christina Mathura, Jennifer Ridler1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Talking to Children About Gender and Sexual IdentityAs parents, we want the best for our children; to help them explore and become their authentic selves in a safe and supportive community, and to practice allyship with those who may face barriers to doing so. This workshop will explore how expectations of gender and sexuality impact young people’s lives, and how we as parents can create space for affirming conversations about gender and sexual diversity with our children. Ilana David1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
39 - Equity, Advocacy and Leadership in TDSB Model Schools and BeyondAn overview of will help parents/caregivers connect to many resources and opportunities available in TDSB that focus on anti-oppression and equity. We will cover our community resource maps, Parent/Caregiver Academy, School Council resources, information for navigating TDSB and more.Ian MacphersonMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday October 17 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
TELUS Wise happinessTELUS Wise happiness engages teen students and adults in a conversation about building and maintaining a healthy relationship with technology and offers tips on ensuring resiliency and well-being in our connected world.Amanda Lee1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TELUS Wise parentsTELUS Wise parents | Supporting youth in our digital world is designed for adults and parents, and focuses on topics including screen time, gaming, sexting, cyberbullying and more.Amanda Lee1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Changing Landscape of Autism Services – 2021 UpdatesAs the lead agency for Autism Services in Toronto for over 20 years, Surrey Place has provided support to thousands of families, and intervention to their children. Provincially funded Ontario Autism Program (OAP) services are available from the time a child receives a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder up until 18 years. This presentation provides an update on continuing changes to the OAP since last year’s TDSB Parents as Partners Conference, and services available through Surrey Place. Presenter: Dr. Nancy Freeman has dedicated her career to working with children and youth on the autism spectrum. Nancy’s professional practice includes diagnosis, evidence-based intervention, and clinical supervision, and for the past 18 years, Nancy has been Clinical Director of Autism Services at Surrey Place. Nancy is an Adjunct Professor in Graduate Psychology at York University, and is a member of the Professional Practice Committee for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA). Nancy has participated on and chaired Provincial Expert Panels on behavioural treatment for children with autism, published and presented widely at conferences in areas that effect children on the autism spectrum and their families, including Intensive Behavioural Intervention, communication, best practice in assessment and diagnosis, and parenting stress and coping. Dr. Nancy Freeman1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Importance of Outdoor EducationSupporting Outdoor Learning in the TDSBDavid Hawker BudlovskyMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (actual time 11:50 - 12:10),Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (1:15 - 1:35) (actual time 1:35 - 1:55)
The Parent's Toolkit: Building Your Resilience and Self-CompassionWe invite you to join us in exploring how we show/express compassion towards ourselves. While doing that we will share our thoughts, ideas and strategies for building resiliency through community and self-compassion techniques.Alice Rubin Vaughan, Trina Hoadley1 hour sessionSunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Power of Yet: Developing a Growth Mindset in Our KidsI can't do it! It's too hard! Find out how to change this childhood chorus into an inspirational anthem that will have your kids feeling confident, loving a challenge, and actually wanting to persevere withWendy Burch Jones1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Understanding the Impact of Racial Trauma on Black & Racialized YouthI will be presenting this workshop with fellow TDSB Social Worker, Ann-Marie Thomas.This workshop will focus on developing "emerging understanding & common shared language" for parents and care givers of key concepts about racialized trauma and its impact on youth. The goal is to foster foundational understanding of the following:1. What is racial trauma, racial battle fatigue and racism as a social determinant of health. This workshop will be evidenced based, citing racialized scholars and from a youth subjective, mental health & wellbeing perspective . I will incorporating video clips, interactive zoom polling and guided questions & reflective discussions in this workshop.Iman Hennie Hamadi, Ann Marie Thomas1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Unpacking the IEP - Individual Education Plan Goals ●To explore the Individual Education Plan as a working document developed in partnership with the parent/guardian/caregiver and with the student, where appropriate. ● To view the IEP within the context of the Special Education processes using an inclusionary, equitable and strengths based approach to supporting student achievement and well-being in the TDSB. ● To learn about the different levels of support in both In-Person and Virtual School settings. Roxanna Aceto, Kelly Brehaut1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Using Read and Write to Support Learners through TechnologyParticipants will explore how Read&Write for Google Chrome can be meaningfully and appropriately implemented to support students. We will demonstrate the tools through a lens of Universal Design (UDL). Tools that will be covered: word prediction, dictionary tools, picture dictionary, voice typing, text to speech and digital highlighters.Please email the host or email for any questions.Joshua Sollak, Ashleigh Ramson, Diana Cho1 hour sessionSaturday October 16, 11:30 - 12:30
Using the Virtual Library to Support Independent Reading and LearningIn this session, participants will learn how to navigate the Virtual Library and use its resources to support independent reading at all grade levels. Participants will also explore the Virtual Library as a tool to support learning in a variety of subjects.Rebecca Roach, Agnieszka KopkaMicro Session (20 minutes)Saturday October 16, 11:30 - 12:30 (actual time 12:10 - 12:30)
What Does Online & Virtual Learning Look Like? An Exploration Inside a Secondary Brightspace ClassroomThis session will provide families with an overview of a Brightspace classroom at the Secondary level. We'll highlight the main tools used to communicate with students, share content and lesson material, assess student activities and tasks. We will also cover how feedback is provided along with some of the unique features designed to create an engaging and collaborative classroom experience.Elan Unholtz1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Sunday, October 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
What’s Your Name? What’s Your Story? Family, Culture and Identity Through Children’s LiteratureHow are we, as parents, affirming identity in our children? What’s in a name? Parents and families are invited to explore the potential impact of a person’s name with author Ekuwah Mends Moses and her retired professor father Albion Mends III. She will read a sample from her book aloud, and together they will share the authentic family artifacts used to publish the children’s book. Participants will create a personalized memory project, participate in a collaborative discussion, and receive an additional list of additional reading.  Ekuwah Mends Moses, Albion Mends III1 hour sessionSaturday, October 16 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,Saturday, October 16 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.