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PARENT SCHOOLOGY SUPPORT PAGE

A new Schoology resource to support parents is now available. The Parent Schoology Support page directs parents to informational tips about Schoology that are designed specifically for BCPS parents. This site is accessible from the BCPS One landing page for parents and teachers, as well as from the Parent drop down on the main BCPS Web site.

Featured tips will rotate every few weeks on the main support page to highlight tips to support parents with navigating Schoology, and the Featured Tip Archive contains dozens of BCPS Schoology Tips for parents organized by topic. School staff are encouraged to share this resource with parents.

 

 

STAFF, PARENTS INVITED TO “MIND OVER MATTERS” PROGRAM

Staff in the BCPS Department of Social-Emotional Support will host a free program about student mental health and substance abuse for parents, caregivers, and BCPS staff called “Mind Over Matters: It Starts With Me – It Ends With Us” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Sheraton Towson, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd., 21204.

The program will feature keynote speaker Frank Kros as well as workshops about a variety of challenges facing children today, including opioids, Juuling, anxiety, and suicide prevention. The program is paired with a similar program for students scheduled to take place on Friday, May 3.

Principals are invited to publicize the program to their school communities, including parents and teachers. BCPS staff who sign up for the program will receive a stipend for their negotiated rate of pay for three hours.

Interested participants must register for the program by logging into BCPS One, on the BCPS Web site, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. The program is titled Behavioral Health Promotion – BCPS Community Forum: “Giving a Fish a Bath” and can be found in the PDC In-service Catalog–CPD Courses catalog.

Parents or caregivers who wish to attend should pre-register by e-mailing their name and the name of the school their child attends to Glenda Myrick or 443-809-0238.

 

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION - BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT AT HOME

Staff in the Office of Special Education will offer a two-hour workshop open to all BCPS employees and parents. Dr. Tana Hope from The Child and Family Therapy Clinic of the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute will present effective home behavior management strategies for use with elementary age children and teens. Ways to increase cooperation, foster prosocial behavior, and promote positive family interactions will be explored.

This professional learning opportunity will be offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Arbutus Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., White Marsh Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., North Point Library Meeting Room

Participants must register by calling the Special Education Resource Center 410-887-5443 or sending an e-mail to Special Education Resource Center. A stipend is not available.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION - EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS (EF): WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?

Staff in the Office of Special Education will offer a two-hour workshop open to all BCPS employees and parents. Beth Lambert SST/504 Facilitator, will present on how EF, often referred to as the “hidden curriculum,” can impact a student’s success in the classroom. Similar to other academic and learning skills, some students may need varying levels of support and intervention. Strategies for teaching and reinforcing specific EF skills will be shared.

This workshop will be offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., North Point Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., White Marsh Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Reisterstown Library Meeting Room

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Arbutus Library Meeting Room

Participants must register by calling the Special Education Resource Center 410-887-5443 or sending an e-mail to Special Education Resource Center. A stipend is not available. 
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