Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

State Parent Advisory Council Conference

Posted on June 1, 2015

Seven Springs Resort, Champion PA
July 13-15, 2015

Title I State Parent Advisory Council (SPAC) is seeking presenters for the 20th annual Title I Parent Conference on July 13-15, 2015 at Seven Springs. This event is the largest of its kind in the state. It is unique because it is the only parent conference in which an award-winning child care staff offers a day camp for kids ages 4-12. The event’s casual format is a great opportunity to inform and motivate parents to become more involved in school.

Each spring, schools that receive Title I funds get information and applications about the conference.For parents who want to learn ideas and strategies to help their child at home, topics include:

For parents who want to learn ideas and strategies to help their child at home, topics include:

– Strategies for helping children in various content areas at all grade levels
– Understanding how children learn (the reading/math learning process)
– Understanding how schools are organized
– Understanding what types of additional assistance is available for their child (Title I, tutoring, community organizations)
– Understanding standards, PSSA, different learning styles
– Using technology
– Understanding child development (pre-k, elementary, middle, high school)

For parents who want to become a parent leader at the school level, topics include:

– Working with principals and classroom teachers
– Leadership training
– Awareness of community resources/grants
– School Improvement requirements
– Effective Practices/parent outreach programs

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