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Edtech Advocacy &
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Including Parents In Our Digital Community

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 25

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster


Monday, June 25, 2:00–4:00 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 25

Eduardo Rivera   Ruby Rivera  
Technology is deeply embedded into the curriculum and instruction of our schools. Teachers and students are actively learning to work with new tools, but parents are often left out of the learning. Explore ways to help our parents understand the technology their children are using and become an additional support.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: QR code reader application
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Community outreach
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Technology is deeply embedded in the curriculum and instruction of many of our schools. Teachers and students are actively learning to work with new tools and programs on a regular basis but parents are often left out of the learning. This session explores ways to help our parents understand the technology their children are using and become an additional support to their students. From access to training, parent engagement is critical for a strong digital learning community. Participants will leave with ideas and access to resources to implement a Digital Parent Engagement program in their school sites and district. The curriculum used for two "Parent EdTech" 5 week courses will be shared as well as details for implementation.

Outline

Presentation Outline

I. Introduction & Objectives (5 min)
II. Icebreaker: Question and Short Video (7 min)
III. Philosophy: Student Success is Strengthened with Parent Engagement (3)min)
IV. Challenges: Equity, Access, Non-Native Users (3 min)
V. Solutions: (30 min)
A. Parent Technology Courses
Level 1: Educational Technology 5 Week Course
Level 2: Internet Safety 5 Week Course
B. Parent Technology Nights
C. Technology (STEM) District Wide Conference for families
D. Providing Access
Parent Centers at School Sites
District Family Engagement Center
Providing Devices
24/7 Chromebooks to take home
Internet hotspots to take home
E. Communication: social media, email, voice messaging, text messaging, online resources through district and school site websites
VI. Effects of Parents Engaged in our Digital Community (5 min)
VII. Closing: twitter takeaway (5 min)

Questioning will be used to engage audience in between each topic. Some will be verbal sharing out loud and some will be digital polling.

Supporting research

Marc Prensky, (2001) "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Part 1", On the Horizon, Vol. 9 Issue: 5, pp.1-6, https://
doi.org/10.1108/10748120110424816
Permanent link to this document:
https://doi.org/10.1108/10748120110424816

PTA: Parents' Guides to Student Success
https://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583&navItemNumber=3363

Edutopia:
BookmarkHow to Boost Parental Involvement
https://www.edutopia.org/parent-involvement-participation-education-tips

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Presenters

Eduardo Rivera, Palm Springs Unified School District

Eduardo was a math teacher for five years at his alma mater, Cathedral City High School. He has been teaching since 2008 and is now a technology coach at Palm Springs Unified School District. Eduardo has presented at CUE 2013 - 2018, EdCampLA, and Fall CUE. He is a Level 2 Google Teacher, Leading Edge Certified, Apple Teacher, and working towards becoming a Google Fially, Eduard created www.cchsmath.com to supplement student learning and created www.edtecheddie.com to reflect on his learning. Follow him on twitter @EdTechEddie

Ruby Rivera, Family Engagement Center

Hello, I am a life long learner and educator. In education for the past 11 years, I have served as a teacher, a part time consulting teacher, a part time dean of discipline and a district professional development facilitator. I am now serving as the Palm Springs Unified School District Coordinator of Family Engagement. In every role I believe in the importance of continual growth and power of community.

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