On December 3, District 109 invited the parent community to join several teachers and administrators for a hands-on learning opportunity. We hosted a Parent Technology Workshop as a way of helping parents gain a better understanding of how their children use technology to support their learning. Parents arrived with their child’s Chromebook or iPad and chose from a variety of hands-on sessions to learn basic tips for the devices, navigating our digital resources, or simply gaining some insight about a few of the current educational trends taking place across the country.
Giving parents an opportunity to be learners themselves was positively amazing. After reviewing such encouraging feedback from our workshop, we have already decided to host a second Parent Technology Workshop on Tuesday, March 3rd, where hopefully even more parents will attend. We also hope to to highlight some of our students who can show parents how technology enhances their learning experience in our classrooms. For anyone who may have been unable to join us on December 3rd, we hope you will take a look at the resources from each session.
In District 109, we deeply value the partnership of our parent community, and with so many changes facing education today, we know that we cannot do it alone. Parental support is hugely important to a child’s academic success. Designing an evening targeting parental learning and exploration was a powerful way to showcase the ways in which we engage, inspire and empower our students each and every day.