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COQUITLAM; School trends the topic of workshop

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.

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.