SLUSD offers online parent and community educational support sessions every week.
These sessions provide essential information and strategies for parents/caregivers to support their child’s growth and development during distance learning.
Spanish and Chinese translation provided.
Previous Session Recordings
Topic: Summer Learning and Wellness
Summer is a wonderful time for students to reset! Join us to learn about holistic ways to support your child in being healthy and prepared for success next year. We will share resources and ideas to help your child be the best that they can be.
Throughout this year we have explored strategies to support parents as they navigate the challenges and the opportunities of virtual learning. While we have mostly named strategies rooted in Social Emotional Learning, we can also use physical movement to counter stress and increase our sense of wellness and mental wellbeing. How can we use movement to help manage stress?
Topic: Family Game Night
In this session, HystenConsulting looks at activities we can take on virtually to relieve stress, build connections and have fun.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.