Parent University Class Examples

A different look at ADHD from the student’s perspective. ADHD has been explained from the outside looking in. This explanation is understanding the student’s perspective and the difficulties they face. The goal of the training is to help parents/educators understand the challenges an ADHD student faces.

What are the hidden dangers in the apps and websites that kids are using today? How can I protect my family from bullies and online predators? How do I secure my family’s information online? Almost every day the news highlights stories that lead us to ask these questions. This session will provide useful tips and answers to all of these questions and more. Come learn the secret to creating complex passwords that are a breeze to remember; how to examine apps for the 4 features most likely to expose your children to danger; and much more.

We know that with the ever changing legislative decisions about graduation requirements and assessments, it can be somewhat confusing. If you are a parent of a high school student, we will help unravel Florida’s high school graduation programs and their requirements with an overview of the current graduation requirements (for students entering ninth grade in 2011-12 through 2014-15). Information will be provided to help students and their families as they plan and prepare for postsecondary goals, including information on acceleration options, diploma designations and advanced coursework.

Parents play a key role in helping to develop children’s love for reading!  This session will focus on strategies and district resources that parents can use to help support their child’s home reading.  Additionally, information on the Language Arts Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessment will be shared.

A different look at ADHD from the student’s perspective. ADHD has been explained from the outside looking in. This explanation is understanding the student’s perspective and the difficulties they face. The goal of the training is to help parents/educators understand the challenges an ADHD student faces.

This session will focus on how students can utilize free, personalized practice for the SAT and FSA through Khan Academy. This resource has allowed students to greatly increase scores on standardized assessments in fun and interactive ways. Come see what all the fuss is about!

Prepare for a successful future by learning the steps to go to college. You will learn about options beyond high school graduation, requirements for admissions and how to pay for your college education. This general overview of the college process will get you on the right track for college admissions.

Prepárese para un futuro éxitoso al aprender los pasos para ir a la universidad. Usted aprenderá acerca de opciones más allá de la graduación de la secundaria, los requisitos para la admisión y como pagar por su educación universitaria. Esta repaso general del proceso de la universidad le permitirá estar en el camino correcto para la admisión a la universidad.

During this interactive session, dive into our local ecosystem – Tampa Bay.  Explore the ocean’s food web, discuss plastics pollution, and create sculptures from recycled plastic bottles.  Science and art do go together, and can help you and your student discover positive conservation action!  All labs and activities can be replicated and completed with repurposed household items.

Discover a library of over 6,000 books, personalized to your students specific reading needs. Read titles on a device with or without internet or data usage. Be the first to hear about upcoming summer reading challenges for students of every age.

This interactive session will provide attendees with knowledge and skills that may one day help them save the life of a child or loved one.  When a child or adult has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby, yet more than seventy percent of Americans feel helpless to act in a cardiac emergency because they do not know what to do. Effective in August 2016, compression only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction was implemented through School Board Policy 2418 as required instruction for students graduating from Hillsborough County Public Schools. By attending this session you will further build the capacity of “Life Savers” in your child’s school, home, and community.

Su próximo paso en obtener su diploma de secundaria, terminar créditos para su graduación o para aprender el inglés se encuentran en la educación de Adultos del condado de Hillsborough.  Descubre los servicios gratuitos que se ofrecen de consejería educacional y como obtener asistencia financiera.  Sus sueños de ir al colegio técnico están a su alcance.

Facing a global economy growing ever more technologically-based, a need for STEM-literate citizens has arisen. As a national leader in education, HCPS is well positioned to answer this call through our comprehensive STEM education program. We pride ourselves upon preparing and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders who will be best prepared to answer the grand challenges that lie ahead. This session will focus upon the new and continuing programs in our middle and high schools dedicated to STEM Education. From robotics to STEM Fair to engineering and design challenges – everything parents need to know about STEM education and their child’s success!

Facing a global economy growing ever more technologically-based, a need for STEM-literate citizens has arisen. As a national leader in education, HCPS is well positioned to answer this call through our comprehensive STEM education program. We pride ourselves upon preparing and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders who will be best prepared to answer the grand challenges that lie ahead. This session will focus upon the new and continuing programs in our elementary schools dedicated to STEM Education. From robotics to STEM Fair to engineering and design challenges – everything parents need to know about STEM education and their child’s success!

This sessions will highlight the foundations of Advanced Placement programs as well as how and why students should take advantage of AP courses. This session will also break down the meaning of AP exam scores for students and colleges, empowering students and parents to make informed decisions for student course schedules.

With more than 25 public high schools available in Hillsborough County, how do I know which one is right for my child?  What is the difference between a Magnet School, a Choice School and a Traditional School?  How do I identify the best school for my high school student?  When and how do I apply for my child to attend the school I’ve chosen?  Find the answers to all these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from the Choice and Magnet Office.

With more than 200 public schools available in Hillsborough County, how do I know which one is right for my child?  What is the difference between a Magnet School, a Choice School and a Traditional School?   When and how do I apply for my child to attend the school I’ve chosen?  Find the answers to all these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from the Choice and Magnet Office.

One goal of HVS is to include offering a variety of quality courses to students in Hillsborough County who desire flexible schedules, individualized learning paces, and a virtual instruction platform.  We serve all students K-12 who want to use virtual curriculum as a full-time school choice; as a home education curricula choice; for co-enrolled students who need to have an online course for graduation requirement or above and beyond their current schedules; and, for some credit recovery needs.

This session will focus on what to expect when your middle or high school student takes the English Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment (ELA FSA).    Parents will preview the valuable resources and tools that are available to assist their students in successfully preparing for the ELA FSA.

Adult Education may be your next step in completing High School credits for graduation or obtaining your General Education Diploma (GED).  Discover how to obtain free educational counseling, financial aid assistance and smoothly transition to one of our four post-secondary colleges.

Did you know that when children are playing they are actually learning?  They are getting ready to learn to read, write, and engage in math concepts, science skills, social emotional skills and motor development.   Parents who encourage children’s play, and better yet engage in children’s play, are offering their children the greatest impact on their learning.  Come join us to learn how to play with your child and why it is important!

¿Sabías que cuando los niños están jugando realmente aprenden?  Están preparando aprender a leer, escribir y participar en conceptos matemáticos, conocimientos de la ciencia, habilidades sociales emocionales y desarrollo motor.   Los padres que fomentar el juego de los niños y mejor aún participan en el juego de los niños, ofrecen a sus hijos el mayor impacto en su aprendizaje.  ¡Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo jugar con su hijo y por qué es importante!

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to teach youth to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and make good decisions for academic, career and personal success. How is this accomplished? Through social and emotional learning. We teach a core set of social and emotional attitudes, values, and skills that help children, teens and adults more effectively handle life challenges to succeed in academic, social and professional environments. In short, we teach youth and adults to manage their emotions, so that those emotions do not manage them.  Join Frameworks and walk away with a few more tools in your toolbox to make sure we are meeting the social and emotional needs our students!