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1.  The purpose and goals of parent conferences What to expect How to prepare in advance How to share concerns and advocate for your child 2.

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2  The purpose and goals of parent conferences What to expect How to prepare in advance How to share concerns and advocate for your child 2

3  Relationship Building  1 st Trimester Report Card  Sharing: two-way exchange of information  Goal-setting  Problem-solving  Coaching: teacher may be giving parents specific tools to support learning at home  Teacher will share information about Common Core State Standards (pamphlet distribution) 3

4 Traditional Parent-Teacher Conferences Student-led Conferences Group Conferences 4

5 Establish two-way communication Address student academic progress and/or behavior Student is not present Parent and teacher work to develop a plan to ensure student success 5

6  Teacher meets with students individually prior to the conference to review progress and set goals for their improvement  Students take responsibility for their learning by leading the conference and sharing their progress and work with their families  Teacher is available for consultation, if needed, but not directly involved in the conference. 6

7  Meet with parents in group setting to discuss grade-level standards and anticipated progress  Discuss class expectations, grading, report cards, standards and student data  Model activities that support learning at home 7

8  Review your child’s 1 st Trimester progress toward grade level Common Core State Standards (grades, citizenship and attendance)  Clarify the teaching and learning of the grade level based on the CCSS  Get to know you and your child better  Develop strategy(s) to work together to address any concerns 8

9 Talk with your child about school: What do you like best about school? Who do you like to play and work with at school? Are you having a hard time with anything? Do you have questions or concerns? How much time is homework taking? What is one thing you wish your teacher knew about you? 9

10  Review your child’s current work and comments from past report cards  Set goals for the conference  Have questions written down  Know what you need to tell the teacher about your child 10

11 Samples of your child’s work that you have questions about Your Conference Planning form (we’ll complete tonight) Pen/pencil and paper for taking notes 11

12  The teacher wants to hear your thoughts, ideas and concerns  Arrive on time  Let the teacher begin the meeting, but be ready with your questions  Report cards are changing to reflect progress towards Common Core State Standards  Keep your child as the focus  Listen 12

13  Outline concerns  Keep emotions in check – listen, as well as talk  Assume good will and positive intentions  Bring a resource person with you, if needed  Conferences are usually minutes. Bigger concerns may need to be addressed through another meeting 13

14  Thank the teacher for his/her support and partnership  Ask any final questions  Be clear on your student’s goals and plan to accomplish them  Plan follow-up and establish timeline 14

15 Questions? Evaluations Family and Community Engagement Department or Bonita Aytch at 15


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