ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-011

Date Created : 08/06/2009


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Parent Facilitators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
Strengthening the Partnership between Home and School: Training of Trainers Workshop

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-15-1702 and 6-15-1703

Contact Person:
Pam Kahler

Phone Number:


The AR State Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC)/Center for Effective Parenting is offering a half-day workshop to train trainers in the newest and most recent modules of the Strengthening the Partnership series. These modules are designed to meet the critical needs of parental involvement in the academic growth of children. The modules are less than one hour in length and fit nicely into a parent meeting or parent support group. Training and training materials will be provided and include a presenter script, participant handouts, and an evaluation form.

The primary focus will be on “Helping Parents Understand School Report Cards”, “No Child Left Behind: What Parents Need to Know About School Accountability, Public School Choice and Supplemental Education Services (SES)”, and “Making the Most of Parent Teacher Conferences: Tips for Parents”.

An overview will also be provided on the previous modules, as follows: “Homework: How to Motivate Your Child”; “Strengthening Your Child’s Home Study Skills”; “Creating a Home Environment for Learning”; “Improving Your Child’s School Organizational Skills”; “Increasing Your Child’s Motivation to Learn”; and “Improving Your Child’s Learning and Grades”.

WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2009 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

WHERE: Central Arkansas Library System, Main Library, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

PRESENTERS: Nicholas Long, Ph.D. and Mark Edwards, Ph.D.

Registration Deadline is Friday, September 18, 2009. Registration form is attached below.


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