ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-10-033

Date Created : 03/09/2010


Co-op Directors
other: Parent Coordinators
Parent Facilitators
Federal Programs Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Title I Parental Involvement Training

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Pam Kahler

Phone Number:


The Arkansas State Parent Involvement Resource Center (PIRC) in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Educationís Title I office is hosting two parental involvement workshops at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, Arkansas.

The first workshop is 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 and will train Parent Coordinators and Parent Facilitators from Title I schools in the newest modules of the Strengthening the Partnership series. 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.

The second workshop is 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2010. This Parent Leadership Development workshop will train Parent Coordinators, Parent Facilitators, and volunteer parents from Title I schools in preparing parents to take a more active leadership role in their childís school. The six modules of training include: Parental Involvement, Leadership, Communication, Decision Making, Supporting Your School, and Action Plans.

Training materials for these modules will be provided.

The registration deadline for both training sessions is Friday, April 16, 2010. Registration information and forms for each session are attached. Please register in advance, as space and materials are limited.

Please contact Pam Kahler at 501-364-6911 or for more information.


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