Monday, September 8, 2014

Back To School Webinar for Parents from the Illinois State Board of Education

FYI - This may be of value for parents regarding New Illinois Learning Standards and  PARCC testing.

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Back-to-School Webinar for Parents with Illinois State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch and the Illinois PTA

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

Webinar Registration

State Superintendent Koch invites parents to join him for a one-hour Back to School program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9.
The session Back to School program for parents will cover:

    •  Putting in place the new Illinois Learning Standards – A  discussion of how and why the standards drive new instructional approaches and lesson plans.

    • PARCC 2015 – Third-through-eighth-graders, as well as high school students, will take online state assessments for the first time this school year. Dr. Koch will tell you more about these new tests and the information they will generate about your child’s progress toward college and career readiness.

    • Parental Engagement – If you’re registering for this webinar, you’re probably already an engaged and involved parent.  We will discuss some state initiatives to promote the vital partnership between parents and the school community to achieve student success.

    • Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

We suggest listeners log in a few minutes early to establish connections, especially if this is your first time attending a live “Go to Webinar” from your computer or mobile device. We will begin transmitting a title screen at least 15-20 minutes prior to the scheduled 7 p.m. start so that participants can determine that they are properly connected.

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