Zoom Info for Parent Workshops:
Meeting ID: 358 714 1535
Tuesday, September 28 at 2:30 pm
The Art of Learning Spanish with Laughter and Smiles - Part II
Curriculum Demo: Watch a live demo of teaching “Colors” Lesson
Introduction to “Colors” to show how the method works using the different tools.
-Sign & Sing “Farm Animals” with ASL (American Sign Language).
-Acquire confidence in the language by learning a practical Q&A combined with easy vocabulary.
Parents who attend will also receive a free two week trial to the Online Program and a chance to win a full year license.
Tuesday, October 12 at 2:30 pm
How to Make Language Arts Fun
Instead of dry exercises that have no relationship to reading, Grammar Galaxy uses short, entertaining stories to teach language arts concepts in a memorable way.
Tuesday, November 9 at 2:30 pm
Upper Level Math with Charlotte Masonhttps://simplycharlottemason.com/
Charlotte Mason applied her distinct approach to mathematics instruction all the way through to advanced algebra and trigonometry. In this session, I will share about how Mason’s ideas apply to upper level math, and I will conduct a short demonstration lesson. Come and see how advanced mathematics can be a joy for student and teacher alike.
Tuesday, November 16 at 2:30 pm
Civil Air Patrol: STEM Kits and Cadet Program
Watch this fabulous presentation HERE
Supporting documentation from the workshop:
Tuesday, December 7 at 2:30 pm
Smart but Scattered: Helping Children Strengthen Executive Skills to Reach Their Full Potential
Presented by Pam Dawson, author of Smart by Scattered
Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but, more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. They are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success. Some students seem to acquire them naturally, but many students struggle with them—and for these kids, schooling without the structure of the classroom to support them may be particularly challenging. Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the books Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens, will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students.
Tuesday, December 14 at 2:30 pm
Homeschool Latin by Memoria Press
Why teach Latin? And how to teach it when you don’t know any Latin? For parents with kids K-12
Zoom Info for Parent Workshops:
Meeting ID: 358 714 1535
January 22 at 6pm
Our own sponsor teacher, Megan Schneider, who has many years of experience as a kindergarten teacher, will show us how to take our kindergarteners from the beginning stages of writing (ie drawing pictures to express an idea) to writing sentences on their own. Kindergarten Writing: From Drawing to Sentences PowerPoint presentation
January 29 at 6pm
Stephanie Hanson, an Educational Outreach Specialist with History Unboxed, will be talking about the science behind the importance of hands on learning and will share how to use hands on learning to make social studies exciting.
February 5 at 6pm
Laurie Matthews will be teaching us how to take our kids through the process of writing a short story. This workshop will be for useful for kids of all ages: kindergarten through 12th grade. The attached documents will be used in Laurie's teaching, so you can print them before or after the workshop to help you equip your kids to be creative writers. If you can't make it to the live workshop, you can view the recording here.
February 9 at 3pm
An exploration of the AKCIS portfolio, including how students work with the interactive postsecondary planning tools. AKCIS.org helps students answer these questions: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there? Components we will cover include: Checklists, Career Plan, Favorites, Sort and Assessment Results, Resume Creator, and Stored Files and Links.
February 19 at 6pm
Our presentation is based on the perspective of our experience as elementary IGNITE teachers. We will discuss characteristics of gifted learners and how students qualify for the IGNITE Program and for the Highly Gifted Program at Rogers Park Elementary School. We will share ideas to consider when selecting curriculum for gifted students. We will also present some curriculum ideas, games to keep students challenged, and a list of gifted resources and websites.
- Gifted Resources and Websites
- Angela Duckworth' TED Talk about Grit
- WonderGrove videos and curriculum
- Breakout EDU games
March 5 at 6pmJP Ouellette will be teaching us how to help our kids grow when adversity comes. JP has worked with hundreds of families in the most challenging times of life to equip them to take on the world with courage, confidence and curiosity. In Friday's workshop, he will provide an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences and share some of the secrets to leveraging adversity and nurturing resilience in our children (and each other).
March 19 at 6pm
"Tips and Tricks to Teach K-6 Spelling"by Sue Heinz
Sue Heinz will explain that understanding the 'sequence of spelling' as it relates to the English language applies to all levels of students, K-6th grade. In addition, being able to recognize developmental stages and types of spelling errors guides successful instruction. Practical suggestions will be shared.
April 14 at 6pm
Unschooling in the Alaskan Outdoors by @northernsleepyfolk
April 19 at 5pm
Digital Citizenship and Teaching Healthy Technology Habits by Sarah Peterson
- Device Free Dinner
- Password Lesson Videos
- Wait Until 8th
- Tech Talk Tuesday
- Be Internet Awesome
- Common Sense Education Family Resources
April 23 at 2pm
Developing Character Using Literature Guides by Blackbird and Co.
We have another parent workshop this Friday, April 23rd at 2 pm. Blackbird and Company will be teaching us about character development using their literature guides. They will be equipping us to teach our kids to answer these questions: What is the relationship between studying and writing about characters in a book? What is the relationship between personal reflection and character development in students? I hope you can join us!
May 6 at 2pm
Teaching Mindfulness to Our Kids by Janna Kampen
Janna Kampen, Social Emotional Specialist with Anchorage School District, will introduce parents to Mindfulness, how to be mindful and helping your children to be mindful. What is Mindfulness?? It is the quality or state of being aware or conscious of something. Mindfulness occurs when we pay attention to what is happening in the here and now. The workshop will include Mindfulness activities, literature to support Mindfulness, resources about Mindfulness and practicing mindfulness with children and various methods of breathing to help children for calming and de-escalation. Can't wait to see you there!!
May 19 at 6pm
Working Through Family Conflict by JP Ouellette
October 9 at 6pm
ASD Music Teacher Julie Botero
Julie Botero has been an elementary music classroom teacher for the past seven years. She holds a Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master's in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University. Mrs. Botero is a certified K-12 music teacher in the state of Alaska. She also serves as a board member for the Alaska Orff Chapter which provides professional development for music educators. Julie will share the things that elementary kids usually learn in the traditional music classroom and show us how to teach elementary music to our kids at home
October 23 at 6pm
State Library Representatives Daniel Cornwall and Julie Niederhauser
In this workshop, state library representatives will share all of the amazing, free resources offered to Alaska homeschoolers. Do your kids need homework help? Do you want them to learn a new language? Have you seen all the resources in the digital archives? Come and learn how to access all of these resources!
November 6th at 6PM
Anchorage Museum Education Department Coordinator Missy Gaulke
Missy will share TONS of resources with us, including community supported education boxes, virtual field trips, family classes and teaching resources. Come learn how to visit the museum and learn with them from home!
November 20th at 6PM
ASD Teacher & Global Education Alaska founder Michelle Carton
"Virtual Field Trips & Global Learning"
Michelle, also known as MC the Global Librarian, is the founder of Global Education Alaska and an advocate for Global Citizenship for students and educators. She develops global projects and curriculum, contributes to journals and publications, and travels around the world both physically and virtually, writing a global learning blog, working with libraries, educational leaders, students, and parents to maximize learning potential for individuals and communities. In this workshop, Michelle will introduce us to her virtual field trips, give us tools to foster global citizenship and help our kids explore the world from home.
December 4th at 6PM
"All About Acellus/Power Homeschool"
One of our rockstar homeschooling moms is going to teach us all about Acellus/Power Homeschool! https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/3587141535?pwd=bHRWbWp0NjVVb2Z4dXo5TWRqRnQwZz09
December 9th at 6PM
"Teaching Math Facts and Multi-Digit Operations"
We will be learning from Anchorage School District's Math Department Extraordinaire, Penny Williams, about Teaching Math Facts and Multi-Digit Operations. Penny has included some amazing articles for us to read about how kids acquire math knowledge.Friday, January 8th at 6pm"Science Fair Parent Workshop"Join us on zoom to learn about choosing a science fair topic, displaying it on a board, and all sorts of other fun science fair conversations.