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COQUITLAM; School trends the topic of workshop

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Saturday's workshop hosted by the Coquitlam District Parent Advisory Council gives parents a chance to keep up with their kids on the internet and personalized learning.
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Parents of students in School District 43 can spend some time with local experts to stay on top of trends in their child's education.

Advocating, working with internet-connected kids and understanding personalized learning are the topics at a free workshop hosted by the Coquitlam District Parent Advisory Council this Saturday. Parents can choose from one of three in-depth interactive workshops that will present hands-on tools for understanding what is going on with students in today's schools. The three workshops are as follows:

• What makes our kids CLICK? (facilitated by Dave Sands, connectandprotect.wikispaces.com): Parents will take away concrete ways to talk with their kids and stay connected about internet safety.

• Beyond the Catch Phrases: What does inquiry based, personalized, project-based or 21st Century learning really mean? (facilitated by Stephen Whiffen, inquiryhub.org): Hands on workshop and discussion to help parents understand what these things mean in a classroom.

• Advocating for your Child: Do I have to be "that" parent? (facilitated by Heidi Gable dpac43.org): How can you work with your child's school and teachers, build your child's self-advocacy skills and communicate your child's needs clearly and effectively?

The parent education workshop will be held Saturday, May 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, May 24. Call or email preferred workshop and include name and phone number to dpac43@telus.net or 604-939-3690.

 

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