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1 Engaging Students and Parents with Technology Shelby Simmons, MAT August 14, 2013 Colleton County High School

2 Goals/Objectives: Increase quality and quantity of: ◦ Information distributed to parents ◦ Session Content ◦ Parent Attendance by 15% Provide activities and interventions to measurably improve student achievement Build capacity in the parent community

3 Review of Initiatives Student Achievement ◦ Class Size Reduction – Teacher Salaries = at least 85% ◦ Interventionists ◦ Student Supplies/Software (MAP) Teacher Quality –Professional Development Parent Involvement ◦ Involving parents in school activities ◦ Improving parenting skills ◦ Supporting Student Achievement

4 Input from stakeholders Parent Survey results ◦ 2009 surveys returned ◦ #1 – Motivating children ◦ #2 – Teaching reading and math (common core, increasing rigor) ◦ #3 – Bullying

5 Input from Stakeholders Parent Survey ◦ 92% support more spending on Interventionists in Reading, Math, and Science ◦ 85% support After-School (Day Care) and Summer School Programs ◦ 81% support class size reduction ◦ 91% say their child is taught by a highly qualified Teacher ◦ 87% say they are satisfied with the learning environment

6 WHAT WE DO: Title I Parent Involvement Program

7 Do It Online! Remind 101 – Text Message Notices ◦ Please text: to

8 Do It Online! Tweet deck – Social Networking ◦ ◦ ◦ Text to 40404

9 Do It Online! PebbleGo – Content Area Literacy Support Online Access for UPLIFT Parents Uses UDL Principles

10 Online Activities:

11 Do It Online! New hardware to support student achievement Study buddy – Self-Paced Tutoring Replacing Laptops

12 Programmatic Interventions Combined Parent Sessions with school wide events like Literacy Nights, PTO, SIC Teachers can use DVDs, Books, and Games to engage entire families and find new ways to find educational aspects of existing activities: ◦ HayDay ◦ Reading Rainbow ◦ ABCMouse

13 Programmatic Interventions District-wide support for family literacy program and Common Core integration Using discounted books from FirstBook.org and TheReadingWarehouse.com as Parent Incentives and Literacy Session materialsFirstBook.orgTheReadingWarehouse.com CorePlanner.com will track common core standards taught to parents in Literacy Sessions CorePlanner.com

14 Individual Interventions Take control of Professional Development ◦ Develop Online Professional Persona ◦ LinkedIN ◦ Class website ◦ ◦ Edmodo ◦ QR Codes –

15 Use Tech in the Classroom Research, Review, Assess: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦

16 Use Tech in the Classroom Projects and Alternative Assessments: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Bubbl.us ◦

17 Use Tech with Parents Communication is a two-way street ◦ Regularly share contact information ◦ Check and voice mail ◦ Use meaningful phone calls, postcards, stickers and certificates  Vistaprint.com  4imprint.com

18 Results: Increased Content Increased Attendance Increased Excitement Increased Opportunity

19 Discussion/Questions? Ask Me Now! Ready for our drawing?

20 Contact Me: Shelby Simmons x


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