Session Ideas

*Below are actual sessions as listed in the ParentCamp program and online registration offering to parents and teachers. Information was left on to provide the lens necessary to plan your own ParentCamp.

2014 Sessions at Knapp

SESSION 1:9:20-10:00

 The Future of STEM Education and Careers

William Brownlowe, Assoc Prof of Engineering at MCCC

What will STEM education and careers look like in 15 to 20 years from now?  Find out what your child should be targeting in their STEM education and career in order to ensure maximum success in securing a good job and remaining gainfully employed over the long haul.

 Growing Up in a Diverse World

Debbie Ravacon, MHD, Director, MCCC Children’s Center

In an increasingly diverse world, children need to grow up with as much understanding and acceptance of difference as possible. Children as young as age 2 are absorbing messages from the people in their environment. We will talk about what parents can do to ensure that those messages support the child’s successful growth in a diverse world.

Engage: Recognizing and Preventing Educational Disengagement

Melissa Bilash, Educational Advocate

A common myth about gifted students is that because of their abilities, gifted children do fine learning on their own. The truth is that highly gifted children need more from school, not less. In this session, we will discuss how to recognize disengagement among high-ability learners and how to proactively engage students through research-based best practices and handouts you can take with you. After this overview, participants will engage in a discussion regarding their specific questions and experiences with this topic.

All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educator, Parents, and Communities

Brad Currie, M.Ed. Lead Learner Chester School District

In this session participants will come away with a working knowledge from a virtual standpoint of how they can activate their engagement within the school setting. Being connected is no longer an opinion for schools and it’s stakeholders. Leveraging the power of strong relationships coupled with effective technology integration can be a game-changer in fostering a positive school culture.

Parenting Your Superstar

Dr Lois Butcher-Poffley, Sr Lecturer Dept Exercise Science and Wellness at MCCC

Realistic expectations and how to set goals for success for you and your child in sports and the performing arts.

 SESSION 2: 10:05-10:45

 Understanding a Free Appropriate Public Education

Melissa Bilash, Educational Advocate

In this session, Melissa Bilash, federally trained educational advocate, will walk parents through establishing what a free appropriate public education looks like for their child. She will discuss working through the process with their school team to build an IEP that represents their child’s FAPE, while also going over the hierarchy for Least Restrictive Environment. Ms. Bilash will walk parents through data they can use, ways to document their concerns, and, as a last resort, the process of working with the team and using their procedural safeguards to find alternative placements.

The Medicalization of Misbehavior

Leonard Sax MD PhD

This presentation begins with a broad survey of the rise in the incidence and prevalence of mental health diagnoses in the United States over the past 20 years. In this presentation we especially consider the surge in the diagnoses of ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I describe a phenomenon which I call “the medicalization of misbehavior.” This phenomenon is almost uniquely American. We contrast the soaring rate of diagnosis in the United States with the much lower rates of diagnosis for these conditions in the UK and in Europe. An American child today is more than ten times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD compared to a child in the United Kingdom; an American child today is forty times more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder compared to a child in Western Europe, and fifty times more likely to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder compared to a child in Western Europe. We consider various explanations for these differences. Parents must understand this process if they are to prevent their child from being inappropriately medicated.

Are You a Growth or Fixed Mindset?

Dr Spike Cook, Lead Learner RM Bacon Elementary School, Millville NJ

What is a growth mindset? What is a fixed mindset? How do these concepts impact us in our daily life, at school, and at work? In this session, participants will discuss the growth/fixed mindset, and develop strategies for personal and professional use. In addition, participants will be able to apply key principles of the growth mindset while in the session.

Kids and Screen Addiction

Amita Sood, HR Manager ICON

Is screen addition a problem with kids these days? What are the challenges parents are dealing with pertaining to this addiction? Where do we draw the line? Does it impact brain development? Let’s take this opportunity to brainstorm with other parents on how to minimize the addiction and encourage creativity and enhance problem solving skills.

 SESSION 3:11:20-12:00

 It Takes a Village: Parents as Educational Partners

Nicole Henderson, Director of Testing Services at MCCC

This session will present strategies to help parents understand that they are educational partners in their child’s education. The home and school are all members of the same village and there should be an open flow of information and communication within the village.

Minority Male Mentoring Program: An Engagement Strategy

Dr Steady Moono, VP of MCCC West Campus

Minority Male Mentoring Program is a goal oriented program designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of minority males at Montgomery County Community College. The Program seeks to increase the completion of developmental courses, retention, graduation rates, and transfer to four-year colleges and universities. To accomplish this, the program increases exposure to educational, professional, and civic opportunities.  Mentoring is a powerful and personal way to enhance the lives of minority males on our campuses.

Online Safety for Families

Peter Andrada, Sr Engineer at McAfee

This session will focus on how families can protect their young students and make them aware of the dangers of Social Media. The core of the message is STOP.THINK.CONNECT(tm) which is the White House recognized approach from the NCSA. It is a parents only discussion as the attendance of children changes the conversation and limits what can be shown in terms of dangerous apps.

Little Known Secrets of Paying for College

Vince DiPietro, The College Funding Coach, Financial Planner

For many families, the high cost of higher education is a daunting proposition. Since 2002, our workshop has educated parents throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, regarding the complicated and often frightening proposition of paying for college. We demonstrate strategies that have helped save families over $40,000 per year in tuition and fees. While the high school college counselors serve a valuable role in helping students and families prepare for and select schools, our unique program teaches families how to pay for schools that they may have thought were out of reach based upon the “sticker price.”

You’ll learn:

• Strategies to attend private universities for the same out of pocket cost as in-state schools

• An overview of financial aid and how to qualify for the maximum package

• Unique strategies to pay for multiple children attending college simultaneously

• An insider’s view of the college admissions process

• How to recapture out of pocket college costs

• Avoid jeopardizing your retirement nest egg

How Parents Can Support Their Child Training for a Triathlon

Stacey Miller, endurance coach, North Penn YMCA

My son/daughter is going to participate in the IronKnight Triathlon, so how can I support them? What kind of training is needed?
An experienced triathlete and also the mother of children who competes in the event will help prepare you to support your child.
Stacey will provide you with a road-map to help make the Triathlon a positive experience but both you and your child.
Bring your questions. 

2013 Sessions at Knapp

 Wonder: Learning Everywhere (LIVE via webstream)

Discussion Leader: Emily Kirkpatrick, Nat Center for Family Literacy
Session 1: Knapp IMC 

Learning should happen everywhere. And every parent and teacher knows questions come up all the time. Wonder is a way to unify, motivate and guide learning for children of all ages. With inquiry-based practices, instructional staff, students and families make knowledge connections, learn, and grow together. Learn all about Wonderopolis.org

College Planning Strategies and the Financial Aid Game
Discussion Leader: Trevin Panaia
Session 1: Room 2 

Although it may seem like a long time from now, before you know it, your child will be going off to college. It is crucial that you understand the college financial aid process now in order to put yourself in the best position possible to increase your chances of receiving aid in the future. We will cover all the hot topics and questions including:

  • How schools are calculating your out-of-pocket costs (towards tuition)
  • Different methodologies schools use to calculate aid
  • Deadlines and lookback periods
  • Various packaging of aid
  • Difference between grants, loans and scholarships

Google Docs 101
DIscussion Leader: @RobinLutcher
Session 1: Room 5
Cloud technology provides the options for staff and students to have access to their files 24/7. In addition, cloud technologies align with the district’s current document management initiative. Learn how your students and their teachers are using cloud technology and a variety of mobile devices to create, share and store information

IEP 101
Discussion Leader: Angela Choi
Session 1 – Room 26 
As you know, a student’s Individualized Educational Program is the guideline that dictates how to appropriately support a child in need of special education. How much do you understand about what this document says and how it is implemented at school? This session will focus on tips and strategies on developing your child’s Individualized Educational Program into a plan that truly meets your child’s needs. What are common, but overlooked, problem areas of IEPs? What information should be included and where? What types of supports can be included in an IEP? As a parent, what is your role in developing an IEP? Find the answers to these questions and ask your own with a federally-trained educational advocate from Advocacy and Consulting for Education.

What Your Kids Know That You Don’t: Internet Safety For Parents
Discussion Leader: Dr Nicole Yetter (@NicoleMYetter)
Session 1: Gym
In this session, parents will:

  • Understand the importance of the appropriate use of social networking sites
  • Learn how to help if your child is being bullied or harassed online.
  • Safety Tips
  • Tools to aide their children in becoming responsible digital citizens.

Importance of Building Emotional Intelligence
Discussion Leader: Amita Sood
Session 1: Room 9
Self-esteem in your child plays a critical role in his/her success and happiness in life. It is the foundation of a child’s well-being. Parents have the greatest influence on a child’s belief about himself or herself. Letting your child know that he or she belongs, is doing well, and is contributing, can help him or her develop healthy self-esteem. That foundation can do much to help a child deal with difficult life issues as they are encountered in different phases of life.

Power & Potential of Community Conversations Around Education
Discussion Leaders: Kristen Fisher, NP United Way
Session 1: Room 3 

Participants will engage in conversation about the strengths, needs, aspirations and challenges of community engagement and how to develop a common vision and shared goals around education and all students.

Meeting the Needs of Your Gifted Learner
Discussion Leader: Melissa Bilash (MomCongressPA)
Session 1: Room 23
Is your gifted student learning, growing, and being challenged on a consistent and meaningful basis? What are steps that you can take towards developing an appropriate educational program for your gifted child? This session will focus on what we can do to meet the needs of gifted and talented learners. Learn more about what is in a Gifted Individualized Educational Program and how to develop a GIEP that is meaningful and measurable. This session will also explore some outside resources for supporting the growth and progress of gifted learners.

Optimizing Communication With Your Child
Discussion Leader: Dr. Adam Berman (2013 ParentCamp Keynote)
Session 2 – IMC
The presentation is a follow-up, more in depth discussion following the morning keynote.

Dr. Adam Berman, clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist will provide a parenting program on the most common parental perceptions related to cooperation and respect within the family unit, and how perceptions might ultimately impact a child’s behavior. He will also discuss the importance of both parents and children being able to express what is important to each of them so that familial communication can be enhanced. An additional focus will be on how parents can attend to and assess their own self-respect so that they can feel more confident as they raise their children. Dr. Berman will provide specific examples of communication techniques that are both helpful and a hindrance when speaking to children and adolescents.

Peril or Wonder: Children in the Digital Age
Discussion Leader: Glenn Yetter (@coachyetter)
Session 2 – Room 26
This session will look at what type of digital footprint your child is leaving, some do’s and dont’s on the proper use of technology, and how you can help your child weed through the enourmous amounts of information available to them.

What makes a real home-school partnership?
Discussion Leader: Dr. Joe Mazza (@joe_mazza)
Session 2: Gym
Principal Joe Mazza (Knapp Elementary) will share research-based core beliefs behind what makes the home-school partnership work. Texts such as Beyond the Bakesale (Henderson & Mapp 2008) will be used to share real examples on how educators and parents to build strong relationships that help students reach their potential.

Little Known Secrets for Paying for College
Discussion Leader: Vincent DePietro & Brock Jolly
Session 2: Room 3
This session will provide an overview of financial aid and how to qualify for the maximum package including the following:

  • Unique strategies to pay for multiple children attending college simultaneously
  • An insider’s view of the college admissions process
  • How to recapture out of pocket college costs
  • Avoid jeopardizing your retirement nest egg
  • Strategies to attend private schools for the same out of pocket cost as in-state schools

Substance Abuse – One Father’s Story
Discussion Leader: Don Koffel, Knapp Elementary Head Custodian
Session 2: Room 23
After losing his son to an overdose and attending numerous meetings with addicts across PA and TX, Don will share warning signs and proactive measures geared toward today’s parents who want to be “in the know.”

Understanding the Social Emotional Needs of Your Gifted Child
Discussion Leaders: Diane Kortz & Lauren Shive of NPAGE
Session 3: Room 2

This discussion will give participants a chance to discuss the social and emotional needs of gifted children and provide ideas for what they can do to support their own child. Topics may include perfectionism, intensities, peer relationships, motivation and underachievement. Additional resources will be shared.

Planning for Your Special Needs Child or Sibling
Discussion Leader: Vincent DePietro & Bruce Sham
Session 3: Room 5

Topics of Discussion include:

  • How to leave money to a child or adult sibling
  • How to create a Life Care Plan
  • Social Security – The basics on how to file, and what to expect
  • Special Needs Trusts – Their importance, and how to create one
  • Guardianship and estate planning question marks
  • What programs are available for a young adult with disabilities after 18 and 21?

To Middle School and Beyond
Discussion Leader: Sean Devlin, Knapp Elementary Educator (@devlinj)
Session 3 – Room 23

What’s on the pages of your child’s next chapter of education? In this session you will get a preview of what life will be like in the next six levels of your child’s academic career. We will look at courses of study, social life, extracurricular activities, and social media. We will help you identify what your on-going role will be, help you out with those parental “Must-Do’s,” and even give you some insight into college planning. This class will involve lecture as well as group discussion and anything else Mr. D can do to help parents embark on this journey!

Increase your APPtitude
Discussion Leader: Brett Baker, @NPSD iPad Coach @BakerBG)
Session 3: Room 3

With half a billion apps in the App Store, what are some great apps for my family and where can I continue to find worthwhile apps to download. This will be a fast- paced session where iPads will be available but feel free to bring your own device.

How to become the best “Connected Parent” for your child
Discussion Leaders: Gwen Pescatore, Laurie Spencer – Knapp Home & School Association (@gpescatore25 @LSpencerSLP)
Session 3: IMC

Family engagement is key to helping children be the best they can be at school. It is more than parents serving as fundraisers; it includes supporting learning at home. In this session we will share ways you can stay connected and help support learning from home using various websites and mobile apps.

Financial Aid Concepts and Tuition Strategies for College
Discussion Leader: Maria Mainardi
Session 1 – Knapp IMC (SESSION NOTES)

Please join us for an educational workshop about everything you need to know about College Planning and Financial Aid for the future! We will discuss: how expensive college is and where prices are going, how financial aid is calculated and what that means for your family’s unique situation as well as the impact each college’s packaging can have on your overall out-of-pocket expense. With this information, we want to help put your family in the best position possible now so you’re able to tackle the ever-increasing costs of college tuition later.

Role of Elementary Guidance Counselors & How Parents Can Access Services
Discussion Leaders: Tori Rubbo, Amanda Blocklinger & Sara Heckman (@torirubbo @ablocklinger @mrssheckman)
Session 1: Room 5 (SESSION NOTES) Link to Miss Rubbo’s Website

A review of an elementary guidance program will be provided. Classroom teachers will be present to share their experiences with incorporating the program into their classrooms on a daily basis. Strategies used during classroom meetings, social skills, keeping kids safe will be covered during this session.

Favorite iPad Apps Pre-K to 3rd Grade
Discussion Leaders: Laura Durns (@durns_laura) & Laurie Spencer (LSpencerSLP)
Session 1: Room 24 (SESSION NOTES)

Interactive discussion and demonstration on favorite apps to use with children (pre-K to 3rd grade of all abilities, subjects). Will include information on accessibility features of the iPad.

Becoming a Connected Parent
Elissa Malespina (@SOMSlibrary)
Session 1 – Room 26 (SESSION NOTES)

What is a connected parent? We will discuss its many different meanings. Parents will also learn how to become a “connected” parent through the used of such tools as Twitter, Pinterest, Edmodo and more.

What Your Kids Know That You Don’t: Internet Safety For Parents
Discussion Leader: Dr Nicole Yetter (@NicoleMYetter)
Session 1: Gym (SESSION NOTES)

In this session, parents will:

  • Understand the importance of the appropriate use of social networking sites
  • Learn how to help if your child is being bullied or harassed online.
  • Safety Tips
  • Tools to aide their children in becoming responsible digital citizens.

Transition to Middle School
Discussion Leaders: Michael Flynn (@PenndlaeMS) & Kristin O’Shea (@MrsOshea6)
Session 1: Mod 4 (SESSION NOTESPenndale Middle School Website
The session will consist of a brief description of what to expect at the Middle School, followed by a question and answer period. Discussion on preparing and staying involved socially, emotionally and academically in your child’s education during the middle school years will be the focus of this session.

  • The May 28th Home & School Meeting will take place at Penndale Middle School. Join us LIVE or virtually here as a panel of former Knapp students will talk about this transition.

Bridging the Gap Between Home & School: Creating High Functioning IEP Teams 
Discussion Leaders: Dr Michele Rupp & Tiffany D’Amore
Session 1 – Room 9 

Perpsectives of a parent and administrator on inclusive education. Discussion will focus on aspects of a highly functional IEP team, creating collaborative partnerships between home and school, and the challenges that are faced through this process.

Satisfying your AppEtite
Discussion Leader: Brett Baker (@BakerBG)
Session 1: Room 4 (NPSD Elementary iPAD List as of April 2013)
During this session, North Penn School District e-Learning Coach Brett Baker will share a variety of K-6 iPad apps for the home to support Math, Reading, Exploration, and Creativity. This will be a fast-paced session focusing on apps and app resources to enhance learning in all content areas. We will have iPads for participants to borrow during the session.

Family Guide to Common Core Standards
Discussion Leader: Dr. Toni Butz (@butzto)
Session 1: Room 3 (Resources/notes from @NationalPTA)
See video (below) overview for Common Core for Parents from @DCPublicSchools

In 2010, the Pennsylvania State Legislature adopted the Common Core Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts. School districts are required to adopt these new Common Core Standards in the 2013-14 school year. Learn more about what the Common Core Standards are and how these new standards will impact our students. Also, learn how parents can support student success with the new Common Core Standards. (North Penn SD’s Common Core Page)

Twitter 101 for Parents
Discussion Leader: Glenn Yetter (@coachyetter)
Session 2 – Room 26
Twitter 101 for Parents Join this session to learn more about Twitter! Session topics will include how to create an account, making of a good tweet, twitter lingo, and who to follow. Twitter can be just the parenting tool you have been looking for. Find out why this social media can conect you to the world!

Optimizing Communication with your Child
Discussion Leader: Dr. Adam Berman
Session 2: Room 4
Dr. Adam Berman, clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist will provide a parenting program on “Optimizing Communication with your Child.” The program examines some of the most common parental perceptions related to cooperation and respect within the family unit, and how perceptions might ultimately impact a child’s behavior. Dr. Berman will also discuss the importance of both parents and children being able to express what is important to each of them so that familial communication can be enhanced. An additional focus will be on how parents can attend to and assess their own self-respect so that they can feel more confident as they raise their children. Dr. Berman will provide specific examples of communication techniques that are both helpful and a hindrance when speaking to children and adolescents. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session for the attendees.

Lifelong Learning at your Library
Discussion Leaders: Tom Meyer (@LansdaleLibrary)
Session 2: IMC (SESSION NOTES) Link to Lansdale Library Lansdale Library Facebook
Learn how your local library can help your children prepare for school, support them during their years in school, and keep your family learning throughout your lives. Resources specific to Lansdale Public Library will be discussed. With an overview of other library resources available in the region.

What makes a real home-school partnership?
Discussion Leaders: Tony Sinanis (@cantiague_lead) & Joe Mazza (@joe_mazza)
Session 2: Gym

Principals Tony Sinanis (Cantiague Elementary) & Joe Mazza (Knapp Elementary)
will share the core beliefs behind what makes the home-school partnership work. Texts such as Beyond the Bakesale (Henderson & Mapp 2008) will be used to share real examples on how educators and parents to build strong relationships that help students reach their potential.

A Guide to Speech and Language
Discussion Leader: Kelli Velazquez (@KelliVelazquez)
Session 2: Room 24 (SESSION NOTES)

This session will discuss typical speech and language development for the elementary population as well as some of the disorders of speech and language. The session will provide participants with a basic overview of the procedure when a concern is identified for a specific student. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion regarding speech and language.

Supporting to RtII (Response to Instruction and Intervention) at Home
Discussion Leader: Amber Molloy (@edumolloy)
Session 2: Room 9

RtII is one of the current buzz-words flying around schools across our country. Join us as we investigate the role of Response to Instruction and Intervention in your child’s school. We will also discuss, most importantly, how you can support your child on their journey to become a life-long reader.

On the Road to Kindergarten
Discussion Leader: Marisa Neeson, NPSD Pre School Outreach Coordinator
Session 2: Room 3 


Grab your passport and join us on the road to kindergarten! Marisa will share many exciting, everyday learning opportunities that are simple to do, yet effective in helping to prepare your child for kindergarten success. You will walk away with a suitcase full of fun and educational ideas focusing on kindergarten readiness!

Substance Abuse – One Father’s Story
Discussion Leader: Don Koffel
Session 2: Room 25 (SESSION NOTES)
After losing my son to an overdose, and attending numerous meetings with addicts across PA and TX; I want to share with parents that drugs are a real part of our children’s lives. Warning signs, proactive measures to prevention will be discussed.

Know Your Parental Rights, Ask An Advocate
Discussion Leader & #ParentCamp Keynote Melissa Bilash (MomCongressPA)
Session 2: Room 23

I will be holding a question-and-answer session to help parents better understand their rights and the rights of their children in moving through the special education and gifted education process. While I cannot give advice on specific individual situations, I can share my experience as an advocate as well as my knowledge of Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Pennsylvania’s Chapters 14, 15, and 16 pertaining to special, regular, and gifted education. I also have extensive experience meeting with districts, reviewing IEPs, GIEPs, and progress monitoring, and helping parents work with their district to find a placement that meets their child’s needs.

Developing Your Child’s Self Esteem
Discussion Leader: Amita Sood
Session 3: Room 9 (SESSION NOTES)

Self-esteem in your child plays a critical role in his/her success and happiness in life. It is the foundation of a child’s well-being. Parents have the greatest influence on a child’s belief about himself or herself. Letting your child know that he or she belongs, is doing well, and is contributing, can help him or her develop healthy self-esteem. That foundation can do much to help a child deal with difficult life issues as they are encountered in different phases of life.

What Happens at the Boys & Girls Club? 
Discussion Leader: Chrissy Kreamer, Director of NP Valley B&G Club (@NPVBGClub)
Session 3: Room 5 (Link to NPVBG Club)

This session will include information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s mission and core values. We will discuss the programs that local Clubs have throughout the year and their value with today’s youth. There will be guest speakers who are current Club members and that will share their experiences at the Boys & Girls Club.

Creating the Best Environment for Helping at Home
Discussion Leader: Jean Hoerr
Session 3 – Room 4
Designed for parents and guardians of English language learners (ELLs) but all are welcome to attend! As parents and guardians, you are your child’s first teacher. You can partner with the schools to help your child become successful in American classrooms using a few easy ideas. This session will consist of a power point presentation on organizing a space at home specifically for homework and what part parents play in getting the assigned work finished. We will also discuss ways to help pre-school students be more prepared for that very special first day in kindergarten. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Staying Engaged as Your Child Travels Pre K-12 through NPSD
Discussion Leader: Christine Liberaski (@NPSD) 
Session 3: Room 3
Whether a new parent in North Penn School District (NPSD) or you’ve been here for years, you have multiple ways to be involved and informed. And as we all know, the more informed you are the more successful your children will be in school. The NPSD Office of School & Community Engagement is a hub of information and opportunities for you to learn about NPSD and become more engaged. This presentation will highlight what is available to the North Penn Community through this department and its efforts.

Internet Safety & Potential Parental Mishaps
Discussion Leader: Lansdale Police Sergeant Dean Miller
Session 3: Gym
Learn about the “real world” of Internet Safety through the lens of our local DARE officer and Lansdale Police Patrol Sergeant. Understand how you can provide your children the safest opportunities to go online and participate in social media as well as where to locate your home computer. Leave this session with ideas on how to navigate the current risks exist for today’s families.

Edmodo and Twitter – Student and Parent Engagement
Discussion Leader: Ed Brun (@edbrun)
Session 3: Room 24
Edmodo and Twitter are being implemented in many classrooms across the country today. This session will allow for parents to become more familiar with how these two technolgy tools are used as learning and communication tools by teachers, students, and parents.

Building Partnerships Through Live Streaming H&S Meetings
Discussion Leaders: Gwen Pescatore, Deb Rzepela-Auch, Meredith Mostochuk and other H&S members (@gpescatore25 @DeborahRzepela @mmostochuk)
Session 3: IMC (SESSION NOTES)

@KnappElementary Parents Discuss Social Media & Family Engagement from Joe Mazza on Vimeo.
Families are busy and at times don’t have the ability to be physically present for monthly home & school meetings – yet these meetings can be an amazing place to build and strengthen relationships. By offering a live stream option, you open the doors to a larger audience to participate each month. It also gives you the flexibility to take your meetings anywhere where there is internet access. Join members of the Knapp Home & School Association as we share our live streaming experience (from both the hosting and attending lens), ways that it has helped improve participation and how it helps to break the image of the board being “a private club or clique”.

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