Thank you for registering for our upcoming webinar:
Boosting Parent Engagement in Schools:
Why One Size Doesn't Fit All
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST (11AM EST)
Thank you for registering for "Boosting Parent Engagement in Schools: Why One Size Doesn't Fit All." The webinar will take place Thursday, March 6th, at 10 a.m. CST, 11 a.m. EST.
Participants are encouraged to review the Public Agenda Kansas City research report in advance of the webinar. A summary of an earlier Public Agenda study that found similar results nationwide is also available for review.
Administrators, faculty, parents, community groups and all stakeholders who advocate for the best possible education for Kansas City K-12 students are invited to participate in this important online information-sharing session.
Do you have a colleague you'd like to invite to join the conversation? Send them this link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/725360214.
About the webinar:
A majority of local Kansas City parents are interested in being more involved in their student’s school and education, but many don’t know where to turn for guidance.
This is the key finding of an April 2013 report from Public Agenda, a national, nonprofit research and engagement organization. That report, "Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help," is based upon interviews with more than 1,500 parents of children attending public schools in metropolitan Kansas City’s five counties.
Leaders of Public Agenda, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will recap their research findings and provide recommendations for how to involve more parents in K-12 education in Kansas City during this free hour-long webinar.
The Upper Room, a neighborhood-based organization that serves urban core families and youth, will discuss the impact of parental involvement in its work to improve education across the entire family unit.
The goal of the discussion is to engage a broad range of local K-12 education stakeholders in a conversation about parental engagement and, most importantly, what can be done to help more parents get involved.
Please refer to the email you should have received upon registering. It contains your link to join the webinar you registered for.
Upon joining the webinar, we strongly recommend:
- Selecting the "Use Telephone" option (as opposed to the computer speakers & mic option), especially if you anticipate speaking/asking questions
- Using a PC (not a Mac), running Windows 7 or later
- Ensuring that your PC is running the latest version of Java
- Testing your connection well before the webinar start time. You can test your connection here.
For PC-based attendees:
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
For Macintosh®-based attendees:
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer