Parent Mini-Webinar Series

Helping Your Child Develop a Growth Mindset

Panelists discuss a growth mindset and tools parents can utilize to create a love of learning and build resilience their children.

Panelists include Jeffrey Elementary teachers Denise Chabot and Lindsay Ciccone, Polson Middle School Language Arts teacher Allison Whittle, Daniel Hand High School Director of Bands John Gage, and Brown Intermediate Interim Principal Brian Bodner.

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Ways to Maintain Social Connections while Social Distancing

Panelists discuss ways that parents can support their children at each grade level, when in-person social experiences with friends may be limited or restricted.

Panelists include Ryerson and Jeffrey Elementary School Counselor Rachel Lynch, Ryerson Elementary Teacher Allie Salamone, Brown Intermediate School Counselor Eliza Hayes, Polson Middle School Counselor Teresa Davis, Polson Middle School Assistant Principal Martha Curran, and Madison Youth and Family Services LCSW Erin Corbett.

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Raising Independent Learners: Tips for Helping Children Maintain Focus and Best Work Habits

Panelists discuss how to help students learn to self-monitor, create checklists, use tools such as weekly planners, Google Classroom notifications, and Infinite Campus to increase independence and productivity, creating positive reinforcements, establishing positive relationships between parents and teachers, and establishing daily routines.

Panelists include Ryerson Elementary School Psychologist Lauren Stanco, Brown Intermediate Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Stephanie Fumiatti, Polson Middle School English Program Coordinator Pamela Kendrick, Daniel Hand High School Science Coordinator Paul Mezick, Daniel Hand High School Principal Anthony Salutari

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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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