Parenting with Vision

Parenting can be tough. So why not gather all of the resources possible?

Parents/guardians, grandparents, caregivers and teachers of children in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to attend. All programs are free; registration is required only for the "Parents as Partners" workshops.

2018-2019 Parenting with Vision Series

Contact

Deb Slomkowski
763-745-5205
Deb.Slomkowski@wayzataschools.org

Programming is developed and presented by the District Liaison Committee, Partners for Healthy Kids and Wayzata Public Schools staff.


2018-2019 Parenting with Vision Series

October 11 – Top 20 Parents Live Above the Line

Top 20 Parents Live Above the Line: How Our Thinking Governs Our Experience

Top 20 Training logoThis one-of-a-kind session focuses on becoming aware of our thinking so we know when it is working and when it is not working. It explores (1) the conditions that come up in our life that invite us to go Below the Line, (2) indicators telling us when we are Below, (3) how to handle Below the Line experiences with more grace and dignity and (4) how to trampoline back Above the Line. We’ll also take a look at the Law of Big Things, that challenging tug-of-war that often takes place between parents and their children. Don’t miss this night, it could be a game-changer for you and your family!

Speaker: Tom Cody, Co-Founder of Top 20 Training

Top 20’s primary goal is to revolutionize education in America by helping students become more engaged in school and providing teachers with a new way of seeing themselves as relevant educators in the 21st century. Over the years, Top 20 Training has worked with over 600,000 teachers, parents, coaches and students.

2017-2018 Parenting with Vision Series

Parents as Math Partners - Elementary - October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Central Middle School Media Center

What comes to mind when you think about math or helping your child learn mathematics? As a parent or guardian, you have incredible opportunities to shape your child's math future. Join us for a night of "doing" mathematics together. Learn more about the math your child is doing in school and ways to support their learning at home. This free workshop is offered in partnership with Wayzata Public Schools Community Education, Teaching and Learning and Partners for Healthy Kids. Your child can succeed at the highest levels of math in school when given the right opportunities and support. Your participation will equip you with strategies to support your mini-mathematician and make math fun! Space is limited; register at www.wayzata.thatscommunityed.com.

The Top Secret Project Take 2 - October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wayzata High School Auditorium

After record-breaking attendance last fall, it's the highly anticipated return of The Top Secret Project: Decoding the Mysteries of the Teen Domain. This event will provide a brief overview of a few bedroom hazards often hidden in plain sight but will dive deeper into the tangible, age-specific prevention techniques for parents and adults, ranging from preschool through high school. If you interact with youth of any age, you don't want to miss this!

Parents as Technology Partners: What in the World Are My Kids Doing in School? - October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017, 6-8:30 p.m.
Gleason Lake Elementary – Computer Lab

Come learn about the tools your kids are using in school to amplify their voices, transform their learning and build digital fluency. We will demonstrate how tools like Canvas, Google Apps for Education and iPads are changing how students learn and how they are preparing for an ever-changing world. This free class is offered in partnership with Wayzata Community Education, Wayzata Teaching and Learning, Wayzata Public Schools and the Partners for Healthy Kids. This workshop is for adults only. Space is limited; register at www.wayzata.thatscommunityed.com.

Parents as Math Partners - Middle School - November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Central Middle School Media Center

What comes to mind when you think about math or helping your child learn mathematics? As a parent or guardian, you have incredible opportunities to shape your child's math future. Join us for a night of "doing" mathematics together. Learn more about the math your child is doing in school and ways to support their learning at home. This free workshop is offered in partnership with Wayzata Public Schools Community Education, Teaching and Learning and Partners for Healthy Kids. Your child can succeed at the highest levels of math in school when given the right opportunities and support. Your participation will equip you with strategies to support your mini-mathematician and make math fun! Space is limited; register at www.wayzata.thatscommunityed.com.

8 Pillars of Parenting for Peace at Home: How to stop the fighting, yelling and frustration - November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium

Are you stressed out and exhausted? Tired of your child’s poor listening, lack of self-control and defiant behavior? Discover why your child pushes your limits, tries to control everything and how you can transform your home into an enjoyable space rather than a war zone.

Parents as Writing Partners - November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Central Middle School Media Center

Join us for this informative workshop taught by Wayzata Public Schools Language Arts Resource Teacher, Nancy McCoy. Learn to recognize strengths and weaknesses in your children’s writing for their age/grade and how to help them take the next step to better writing. Expectations of the Minnesota State Standards will be addressed. Don't miss this opportunity to learn some strategies and activities to help your child become a better writer! This free workshop is offered in partnership with Wayzata Community Education, Wayzata Teaching and Learning, Wayzata Public Schools and Partners for Healthy Kids. It is geared toward parents of students in grades 4-6. Space is limited; register at www.wayzata.thatscommunityed.com.

Let's Talk: Teen Technology Featuring Warp Speed - January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wayzata High School Auditorium

In today's fast paced world, technology is evolving more rapidly than our ability to understand its long-term impact on our society and our kids. In fact, research suggests that frequent use of entertainment technology by young people is actually changing the way the young brain develops and processes things such as impulse control and perception of harm. The unlimited access kids have to technology today allows them to experience an entire world at their fingertips. And while the use of technology certainly has its benefits, there are also applications that put our kids at greater risk for developing problems with things such as drugs and alcohol or bullying. This fun, fast-paced and interactive presentation will provide an overview of how kids are using technology, what they are using, the impact technology is having on social and emotional development and how to help kids use technology in a balanced and safe way.

Transitioning to Middle School: A Parent’s Guide - January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium

The middle school years are a time of immense change and growth for students. The evening will feature a panel of Wayzata District specialists speaking on common areas of concern and interest for parents. Representatives from each Wayzata middle school will be available for questions. Designed for parents of current 5th and 6th grade students.

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Parents as Technology Partners: What In the World Are My Kids Doing In School? - February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m.
Gleason Lake Elementary – Computer Lab

Come learn about the tools your kids are using in school to amplify their voices, transform their learning and build digital fluency. We will demonstrate how tools like Canvas, Google Apps for Education and iPads are changing how students learn and how they are preparing for an ever-changing world. This free class is offered in partnership with Wayzata Community Education, Wayzata Teaching and Learning, Wayzata Public Schools and the Partners for Healthy Kids. This workshop is for adults only. Space is limited; register at www.wayzata.thatscommunityed.com.

Mind Body Connection: Stress Resilience - March 20, 2018

Building Resilience and Renewal into Daily Life for Parents and Teens
March 20, 2018
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium

Stress and anxiety is now the number one health concern reported on surveys. Untreated stress affects every area of our life. Research shows that stress contributes to many of the problems that people of all ages are experiencing. Stress affects us physically emotionally, behaviorally, socially and spiritually. It impacts our immune system and helps contribute to every major health care challenge we are seeing today. When someone is stressed, they have difficulty concentrating and retaining information and don't function to their full capacity.

Effective principles and strategies that are being used with children and teens throughout the world will be discussed. You will also learn strategies that are making a difference in academic test scores, increased emotional and stress regulation, ability to focus attention and retain information, increased self-concept, and quality of relationships.