NYGEAR UP Parent Engagement - CUNY

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NYGEAR UP
Family + School
CUNY Collaborative Programs: a NYGEAR UP Partner
Icebreaker: BINGO
Walk around to find someone who matches each description on the bingo card.
Write that person’s name or initials in the matching box.
Fill in five boxes across, down or diagonally and yell “Bingo.”
Agenda
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Family + School
- Partners in College Readiness
- Understanding the Common Core
Family + Child
- How to reinforce learning at home
Family + Teacher
- ELA and math examples
- Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
Questions and Resources
Big Picture:
The Road to
College
Family + School: Partners in College Readiness
1. Discuss a college plan by 8th grade. Students should
see college admission and attendance as a long-term
goal.
2. What are your child’s interests, strengths, and academic
habits?
3. Stay in contact with your child’s school each year.
4. Decide what college will cost and understand the
financial aid system.
Patricia M. McDonough, Professor, Higher Education & Organizational Change Vice Chair, Department of Education Co-Director,
Educational Leadership Program Graduate School of Education & Information Studies UCLA
Family + School: Common Core
The Common Core asks teachers to make 12 major changes in
their classrooms. Six in ELA and six in Math (from NYSED’s engageny)
English Language Arts
Mathematics
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Read as much non-fiction as fiction
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Build skills across grade levels
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Learn about the world by reading
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Learn more about less
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Read more challenging material
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Use math facts easily
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Talk about reading using “evidence”
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Think fast AND solve problems
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Write about texts using “evidence”
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Really know it, really do it
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Know more vocab words
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Use math in the world
Family + Child: ELA at home
● Supply non-fiction texts (instruction manuals,
biographies, how-to’s, science texts)
● Demand evidence in everyday discussions
● Read simple AND challenging texts
● Discuss predictions (what do you think is going to
happen?)
● Make up rhymes and word games
● Encourage all types of writing at home
Family + Child: Math at home
● Be aware of where your child struggles
● Push understanding and memorizing basic math
facts
● Ask child to explain homework to you
● Have your child do math in daily life
● Grocery Store video
Family + Child: Academic Habits & Skills
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Persistence
Engagement
Work Habits
Organizational Skills
Communication
Collaboration
Self-Regulation
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Homework
Test Days
Keep a Calendar
“A” for Effort
Family + Teacher: Samples of Work
Grade 8 ELA: Informative Essay
Grade 8 math: Equations, Tables, and Graphs
Family + Teacher: Be an advocate
• Get to know your child’s teachers and guidance
counselors
• Ask to see a sample of your child’s work or bring a
sample with you to teacher meetings.
• Attend school events
• Activity: Questions for Parent-Teacher meetings
Family + Child: Refresh your skills
Khan Academy (khanacademy.org)
• Math
• Science
• History
• English
Engageny (engageny.org)
• Educational computer games
for middle school students
Resources
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NYS engageny - www.engageny.org
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NYC Schools on Common Core - schools.nyc.gov
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Parent-Teacher Association - www.pta.org
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Scholastic School Help for Grade 7 - www.scholastic.com
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NACAC- Step by Step: www.nacacnet.org
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College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
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Get Ready for College www.getreadyforcollege.org
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KnowHow2Go www.knowhow2go.org
Q&A
Questions?
Concerns!
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