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Parent Academy Presents Two Curriculum Workshops for 2012-13

Upcoming workshops include Understanding the New National Standards for Mathematics and Understanding the New National Standards for Language Arts.

The South Brunswick Parent Academy will present two workshops on the District curriculum as part of its 2012-13 course schedule. 

The first, Understanding the New National Standards for Mathematics will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 18 and the second, Understanding the New National Standards for Language Arts, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1.  

The South Brunswick School District Curriculum being taught at each grade level integrates the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and/or the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics with developmentally-appropriate concepts.

Presented by the departmental District Supervisors, these workshops will acquaint parents with the new national standards for mathematics and language arts, particularly how the current District curriculum for both subjects has changed and what these changes will look and feel like for students.  Additionally, parents will receive valuable resources which will aid them in supporting their children’s achievement of these new standards.

The workshop will take place in the cafeteria at Crossroads North Middle School, 635 Georges Road, and will run from 7-8:30 p.m.  As with most SBPA workshops, childcare will be provided.  Interested parties can register online by visiting the District's Web site, www.sbschools.org and clicking the South Brunswick Parent Academy icon or by emailing sbpa@sbparents.org. 

If you are emailing your registration, be sure to include your name, telephone number, email address, your child’s grade and the ages of any children that may require childcare (please note, childcare is not available for children under the age of 3).

For additional information, contact SBPA Director, Christine Mariano at sbpa@sbparents.org

The South Brunswick Municipal Alliance, Every Parent Influences Children (EPIC) and the South Brunswick School District have partnered to offer a series of workshops under the umbrella of the South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA). The Academy is founded on the concept of “Solving the Puzzle of Parenting … One Piece at a Time.” 

In its seventh year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools.  This year’s workshops will focus on parenting issues for the 21st Century.

EPIC is a non-profit organization whose programming is funded in South Brunswick by the South Brunswick Board of Education and a grant from the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance, as part of the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. 

Remaining workshops are as follows:

 

Date

Title

Brief Description

10/18

Understanding the New National Standards for Mathematics

An informative look into new national standards for mathematics and how to support children’s achievement of these new standards.

11/1

Understanding the New National Standards for Language Arts

An informative look into new national standards for language arts and how to support children’s achievement of these new standards.

12/4

From Crib to College: Planning for Tomorrow … Today!

Information and strategies to help parents find the balance in preparing students for college readiness, bringing out the ‘best’ in our children, without the unwanted ‘stress’.

1/31

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB): Beyond the Labels

A discussion of prevention and response strategies to safeguard children from the blight of bullying, helping them to become part of the solution, not a bully or target.

2/21

 

Logical Consequences:  The Importance of Limits and Boundaries

Examine the causes of children’s misbehavior and discuss proactive and reactive strategies that help guide positive behavior; receive helpful, hands-on experience in setting limits and boundaries for children.

3/14

Sugar & Spice and Not Everything Nice? Understanding & Raising Successful Daughters (Redux!)

Information and strategies to help navigate a delicate balance among their daughters’ physical, social, emotional and academic needs and wants

4/4

The Minds of Boys II: Purposeful Parenting and Helping Our Sons Fulfill Their Potential (Redux!)

A more in-depth discussion of the current information and strategies for maximizing male learning and raising successful sons

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