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Tuesday, July 12 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Harnessing the Power of Schoology to Strengthen the Home-to-School Connection (Workshop, 75 min)

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Research shows that when families are involved in a child’s education, test scores are higher, attendance is better, and students have a more positive attitude. Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University has developed a framework that outlines six different types of parent involvement. This framework can assist educators in developing or strengthening school and family partnership programs. In this session, participants will become familiar with Dr. Epstein’s framework and collaboratively devise ideas for developing school and family partnership programs harnessing the power of Schoology.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss and begin to recognize Epstein’s research-based types of parent involvement.
2) Develop connections between Epsteins’ Six Types of Parent Involvement and the ways Schoology can enhance these home to school partnerships.
3) Examine and brainstorm examples for utilizing Schoology with parents or guardians.
4) Create an informal action plan to take your new learning back to your organization to share or implement.

Presented by:
Sandy Sundine
Professional Development
New York, NY

Sandy is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics who taught math at both the middle and high school levels for 32 years. She’s spent the last 6 years as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at the second largest high school in Colorado, during which time she coordinated the creation of a new STEAM wing and implemented new philosophies and teaching strategies of instructional content into the STEAM curriculum. She’s also developed and taught district courses face-to-face, focused on best practices in the classroom; implemented, organized, and taught multiple instructional technology staff development sessions; and developed and taught District Online Professional Development courses, including courses to integrate Blended Learning in the classroom. Sandy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Math and her Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, in addition to multiple certificates for Middle and High School Math and her Principal’s License. A Schoology Ambassador and Contract Trainer, Sandy has presented at the Colorado Council Teachers of Mathematics and at TIE, the Technology in Education conference.

Gina Hartman
Learning and Innovation Manager

Gina Hartman, Ed.S. (Schoology Learning & Innovation Manager) is based in Missouri and she wears many educational leadership hats and has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher education setting. She has around 15 years of experience working in a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher and district instructional technology specialist. She has over 8 years of experience at the higher-education level designing and teaching courses for two universities. Gina has been recognized in the Midwest and St. Louis area as an educational leader and spotlight presenter and she is a recipient of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. She has presented at numerous state and national educational conferences for over 10 years. She is currently seeking her doctorate degree in education and is an active school board member where she resides in the "Show-Me State". Feel free to connect with @ghartman on Twitter!

Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 1/2

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