The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, in partnership with the Integra Program of the Child Development Institute, is presenting an online workshop for parents and those who are helping parents navigate the school system. The course is called Partnering with Schools for Student Success, and promotes a collaborative approach to advocacy, based on knowledge and understanding on both sides.
The seven units explore perspectives of parents and schools, promote an understanding of the needs of students and of special education and behaviour management processes in schools, and teach strategies for successful negotiation. Scenarios will be used to help illustrate the ideas presented.
The online course is offered in two versions:
- Professionals, and others who are working with parents, will do assignments at the end of each unit, and submit a final case study, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.
- Parents can choose to take the course for their own information, without submitting assignments, for a reduced fee.
All participants will have access to a discussion forum where they can ask questions and share ideas. The course will be moderated by Kate Cressman, and Diane Wagner, Public Policy & Education Consultant at LDAO. Kate is a facilitator with the Community Education and Engagement program at Integra where she provides training for and promotes collaboration between schools, students, parents and other helping professionals around children’s mental health and learning.
The seven units will be made available one week at a time over seven weeks (taking a break for March Break), starting on February 23, 2015.
To register go to: www.ldao.ca/ldao-services/workshops-courses/partnering-with-schools-for-student-success-effective-parent-advocacy/