San Leandro USD

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Family Learning Series

The Teaching, Learning and Educational Equity and Prevention & Intervention Departments will offer a series of parent and community educational support sessions virtually every Wednesday from 5 – 6 pm. 

These Family Education series (FEd Talks) will provide essential information and strategies for parents/caregivers to support their child’s growth and development during distance learning. 

Weekly sessions will be updated and offered each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm! 

Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday, March 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Topic: Black Love, Black Joy

SLUSD and Blaze Consulting host a celebration and conversation for Black Families and Families Raising Black Children Join San Leandro families as we explore how to help our children thrive in San Leandro schools.  How do we deepen our students’ sense of belonging in their academic community?  We will end by celebrating Black culture and cultures of the African Diaspora. There will be a raffle for gift cards at the end of the session. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/87888102586?pwd=TTVIMlhabTZRUTlaSWl4SmdEOVpFZz09

Meeting ID: 878 8810 2586

Passcode: 662686


Wednesday, March 10 from 5 to 6 PM

Topic: Special Education

SLUSD and Blaze Consulting host a Landing Pad for families with youth with special needs. Join us as we co-create a space to build community and share experience. These sessions are designed to support adults.   How do we sustain ourselves, our families and stay connected to the community? We will end by celebrating the resilience and beauty of Special Families. There will be a raffle for gift cards at the end of the session. Translation in Spanish and Chinese is provided.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/83486530327

Meeting ID: 834 8653 0327


Tuesday, March 23 from 5 to 6 PM

Topic: Special Education 

SLUSD and Blaze Consulting host a Landing Pad for families with youth with special needs. Join us as we co-create a space to build community and share experience. These sessions are designed to support adults.   How do we sustain ourselves, our families and stay connected to the community? We will end by celebrating the resilience and beauty of Special Families. There will be a raffle for gift cards at the end of the session. Translation in Spanish and Chinese is provided.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/83001005228

Meeting ID: 830 0100 5228


Tuesday, March 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Topic: Black Love, Black Joy

SLUSD and Blaze Consulting host a celebration and conversation for Black Families and Families Raising Black Children Join San Leandro families as we explore how to help our children thrive in San Leandro schools.  How do we deepen our students’ sense of belonging in their academic community?  We will end by celebrating Black culture and cultures of the African Diaspora. There will be a raffle for gift cards at the end of the session. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/81968267523?pwd=ZWhpQzFTMTRVOXFTS2RBYWlueEQ2Zz09

Meeting ID: 819 6826 7523

Passcode: 093657

Previous Session Recordings

Topic: Autism Awareness
 
Autism is a diagnosis that has become more prevalent with children and students across the world. In this Family Learning Series session, Autism Awareness is the focus. We provide educational definitions, supportive resources in our community, and helpful tips if you have a student who is diagnosed with autism.

Topic: Routines Support Stability

This year, many of us are trying to maintain our sense of safety and normalcy as the pandemic lingers. In this session, we will look at the value and practice of routines as for the whole family. What are the activities that you want to keep in your daily life? What are the activities that can happen weekly? What is a tool we can use to support our children and teens to hold the schedule? We will explore these questions and share our experiences as parents. The session will be interactive, and to hear about the experiences of other caregivers with TK-12th grade students.

Transforming Trauma

Resilience, and Healing. We have been living with uncertainty for nearly a year and for many of us living with uncertainty has caused a great deal of physical and/or emotional trauma. This session will help you understand trauma and the impact trauma has on our day-to-day lives. This session will also discuss the “hope” that comes with transforming trauma through resilience and healing by way of protective factors and social justice. 

Topic: Creating Community

As we continue our series, we will support each other with hope and positive regard. When we access inner positivity, it boosts our mental health. During the session, we identify two strategies to increase our connection to the community and each other. The session includes fun activities and support families with TK-12th grade students.

Topic: Parental Resilience

The New Year brings with a sense of hope, optimism and well wishes for our loved ones. How are we bringing that hope and positivity into our parenting/guardianship? We look at the benefits of holding a positive perspective on our bodies and our emotions. We will identify real and practical ways to lift the energy of our households. It is not enough to manage stress; we have to replace it with new energy! The session will be interactive, include fun activities, and support families with TK-12th grade students. Spanish and Chinese translation provided.

Topic: Dealing with Stress and Fatigue

The Winter holidays are known to be a time of joy, family, and giving. Yet, they are also known to bring experiences of stress and fatigue. In this session, we will co-create space to name three types of fatigues. Then we will articulate real strategies to manage stress and interrogate our resistance to self-care. Participants will learn strategies to manage themselves and others’ expectations during Winter break. The session will be interactive, include fun activities, and support families with TK-12th grade students. 

Topic: Family Literacy Night
 
In this session, we discuss the key focus areas of SLUSD’s approach to literacy instruction and help you understand the literacy skills your child is learning in each grade band.  You will have the chance to see sample of texts and samples of writing at each grade band, and learn what to look for and listen for when your child talks about reading, writing, listening and speaking in school.

Topic: Relationships in the year of COVID

The holiday season intensifies the tension between quarantine and maintaining family and social relationships. In this session, we look at this tension with a socio-emotional lens. We brainstormed ways to hold connections with others while sheltering in place. From this place. we can then stretch our imagination of what’s possible with our students. 

Topic: Social Awareness
 
Moving into online gatherings has stretched our ability to be aware of the ideas, perspectives and needs of others. In our continuing exploration of the Social Emotional Development framework, we reflect on what it takes to identify and understand the thoughts and feelings of others, and appreciate a diversity of perspectives. We look at two strategies that can support us to connect with others in school or in the community. 

Sensory Smart: Designing Home Learning Spaces for Success

Presenters: Trisha Park and Christina Pandolfo, SLUSD Occupational Therapists

SLUSD Occupational Therapists present a functional overview of how to help set up a distraction free and sensory friendly environment for distance learning at home. 

Using community to support self-management

Supporting our young ones while distance learning has been our main focus this Fall. But what do you need as a parent/guardian during this time and how do we make sense of this experience together as a family? In this session, Blaze Consulting Group use the Family Landing Pad, a place for SLUSD parents to talk to each other in this time of distance learning, to address strategies for self-management.

Creating Community TK-12th Grade

Supporting our students during distance learning has been our main focus this fall. But what do YOU need as a parent/guardian during this time and how do we make sense of this experience together as a family?

In this session, Blaze Consulting Group introduces the Family Landing Pad, a place for SLUSD parents to talk to each other in this time of distance learning. 

Growth Mindset for Mathematics and Beyond! (TK-12)

A growth mindset is an important stance for improving learning in mathematics, whether students have a strong math identity or feel like they are “not a math person.” Learn about the current research and what you can do to support your child in believing that they can do mathematics–no matter what anyone has told them before.

TK-12 Supporting My Child with Different Needs through Social Stories and Visuals

This session is for all families who want to learn more strategies to support their child that has different or special needs.  The presentation describes ways to use social stories and and using visual enhancements for learning at home. 

Routines and strategies for Secondary Families to Support Common Home Learning Challenges

Learn how to ease the challenges you and your middle or high school student may be experiencing. Discover strategies to support your child’s learning and discuss ways in which you can help your child engage in school.

Strategies to Support Your Elementary Child During Distance Learning

Learn how to ease the challenges you and child may be experiencing and discuss ways in which you can help your child engage in school.

Navigating Schoology, the Learning Management System for Grades 6-12

Learn how to find schedules, navigate Aeries, Schoology, and how to manage multiple classes.

Navigating Learning Management Systems for Grades TK-5

Learn how to find schedules, navigate Clever, SeeSaw and other popular platforms teachers might be using.

Understanding Distance Learning Instruction

In this session, we will talk about the type of learning experiences your child will have during distance learning, and will provide some ideas for supporting your child at home.