speaker series for parents
Join the Gower Foundation for Excellence in Education for a Parent Speaker Series focused on topics important to you. Our goal is to provide experts on the topics which are important to all of us as parents, especially as we navigate raising children in the 21st Century. Each session will be presented by Gower speakers engaged in work directly related to each topic. Each session will conclude with a Q&A by the Gower Administrative team and the incredible staff who can help speak to how our district is approaching these topics with our children. As always, we welcome any suggestions and feedback from you all. We look forward to seeing you virtually or at Gower Middle School for each of these interesting talks!
2020-21 Speaker Series for Parents Topics
Using Assessments as a Teaching and Learning Tool:
Driving the Discourse around Student-Centered Growth
Ms. Rebecca Laratta, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support Services
Ms. Meg Hoff, Gower West Instructional Student Support Specialist & Band Teacher
Mr. Steve Prorok, Gower Middle Instructional Student Support Specialist & Reading Specialist
When: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Session #2: LIKE Documentary
Guest Speakers: Enjoy a virtual screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with the film makers.
When: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: Virtual Link (REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND: DEADLINE WEDNESDAY 2/10 by noon)
* Families, educators, students, employees and members of any community can benefit from this film (appropriate for age 10 years+).
Session #3: Mental health care for your child: Building resilience and managing change during the pandemic
Guest Speakers: Gower Teachers and Staff
When: Thursday, March 18, 2021