Parent Mini-Webinar Series

Tools and Templates for Organizing your Student School Day

Panelists discuss ways to organize a designated work space, how to keep and establish routines, the benefits of attending class synchronously, the importance of and ways to familiarize yourself with Google Classroom, and Google Meet etiquette for families and students.

Panelists for the webinar include Jeffrey Elementary School Principal Becky Frost, Polson Middle School Guidance Counselor Chris Perras, Instructional Technology Specialist Mike Keifer, Daniel Hand High School Psychologist Jori Smith, and Daniel Hand High School Psychologist Lindsay Fiondella.

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Navigating Google Classroom for Parents

K-12 Instructional technology specialist, Michael Ginsburg, reviewed Google Classroom from the teacher's perspective, the student perspective, and showed parents how they can sign up to be guardians for their students' Madison Public Schools Google accounts. As guardians, it will allow parents to receive either daily or weekly summaries for all of their students' classes.

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Navigating our New Normal: Ways to Support Students 

Panelists Madison Youth and Family Services Assistant Director Angela Ahern, Jeffrey Elementary School Principal Rebecca Frost, Daniel Hand High School Assistant Principal Melanie Whitcher and School Counselor Eliza Hayes discuss general ways parents can help ease student worry, what steps the district is taking to ease student concerns the first week of school, and how the district supports students with anxiety throughout the year.

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