Parent Support Program

The Education Unleashed Parent Support Program was designed to empower parents of virtual learners by providing training sessions on essential topics and skills.

Our goal is to provide an inclusive environment that will allow parents to discover and grow skills that can help their children with distance learning. Training sessions through the Education Unleashed Parent Support Program will help parents gain confidence and acquire new skills.

All sessions are FREE.

Sessions


All sessions will take place at noon, CST, on the date indicated.

All sessions will be presented through Zoom.

Registration for live sessions is required.

There is no fee to attend.

Google Applications

Google Chrome Basics - 2/9/2021

Presenter: Amy Bell, Program Coordinator for Education Unleashed

The Google Chrome Browser is an amazing tool for research, organization, schoolwork, and fun. With the Chrome Browser are tools and settings that allow you to customize your experience. In this session we will cover themes, bookmarks, pin tabs, mute tabs, incognito windows and much more. Register now

Google File Sharing & Organization - 2/11/2021

Presenter: Amy Bell, Program Coordinator for Education Unleashed

Since Google Drive houses your files in the cloud, you can access your files from any computer, table or mobile phone. With easy access, Google Drive will be your go-to for creating and storing homework, PDFs, spreadsheets, and presentation slides. In this session we will cover the basics of Google Drive, including how to easily organize files within files, and how to share your resources with others. Register now

Helpful Google Extensions - 2/16/2021

Presenter: Amy Bell, Program Coordinator for Education Unleashed

Google Extensions are a fun and easy way to customize the way you use your Chrome Browser. Extensions are small programs that add new features to Google Chrome. There are hundreds of these extensions, but we will cover the ones that will help your student be more efficient, productive, and stay on task. Register now

Virtual Platform Basics

Schoology Basics - 1/12/2021

Presenter: Casey Jeffery, Membership Engagement, The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Schoology is an online system used by many schools to communicate with students, share assignments, interact, and collaborate. In this session we will cover the basics of how to access your students assignments and interact with the platform. You'll get just what you need to support your students.

Zoom Basics - 1/19/2021

Presenter: Jessica Dunham, Director of Events

Zoom has become synonymous with virtual meetings. It is has become the go-to platform for video conferencing. Many schools are businesses are relying on Zoom to interact and collaborate. In this session we will introduce you to the platform, show you how to interact, and review the tools and tips that make Zoom so fun and easy. Register now

Google Classroom for Parents - 1/26/2021

Presenter: Millicent Sanders-Anderson, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Google Classroom is an amazing tool used by teachers to create assignments, communicate with students, receive homework, provide feedback, and gather information. If your student is using Google Classroom, this is the session for you! We'll cover the basics of the platform and how it is used for classroom instruction. You'll hear from a real live teacher on what you should know, as a parent or guardian, and how you can help your kiddos. Register now

Canvas 101 - 2/2/2021

Presenter: Dani Pugsley, Mountain Home High School

Canvas is a web-based system, used by schools to manage assignments, grades, and communication. Like other learning platforms, Canvas allows the teacher to share content, assignments, and assessments. If your student is using Canvas, this session is for you. We will introduce you to the platform, cover the basics, and give you some tips to help you support your students. Register now

Computer Fundamentals

Internet Safety - 1/14/2021

Presenters: Aaron David and Jourdan Taylor, EAST Technical Support Group

In this virtual world, internet safety is even more important for our students. When browsing the web, it is so important to safeguard them from malware, scams, and identify theft. We will cover password safety, types of scams, malicious software, and general best practices for protecting your child's private information. Register now

Optimizing Your Broadband - 1/21/2021

Presenters: Aaron David and Jourdan Taylor, EAST Technical Support Group

Are you and your students struggling with slow downloads? Are you having trouble connecting to virtual meetings or streaming video? Optimizing your broadband can help! Broadband is your high-speed internet access. Optimizing your broadband can make a world of difference in the quality and speed of your internet connection. Hear from the experts on router placement and security, bandwidth, and hardwire vs WiFi. Register now

Purchasing a PC: Advice from the Experts

Presenters: Aaron David and Jourdan Taylor, EAST Technical Support Group

Choosing which PC to purchase can be overwhelming. Desktop or laptop? Ram, power supply, optical drive, and network adapters are just a few of the many things to consider. Let our tech specialists give you their expert advice on how to choose the computer that is right for you. Register now

Computer Troubleshooting & Repairs - 2/4/2021

Presenter: Jerry Prince, Senior Director of Program Services

Don't do technology? That's okay, we will de-mystify some of the common issues that occur, look at how to sniff out the actual problem, and then look at potential solutions. We will cover basic components of a computer, their relationship and function. So the next time there is an error, or lag, or you just want to make a good purchasing decision, this will help remedy some of those fears. Hey, maybe you can be the one the family calls on for tech help! Register now

Networking Basics - 2/18/2021

Presenter: Jerry Prince, Senior Director of Program Services

Modem, Router, Switch, Lan/Wan, Mesh, Meh - What? And who is SID? Let's take a look at the mesmerizing concept of networking. You'll see that it is not so scary in the end. We will visit the various components in a typical home setup, how to setup, maintain, and troubleshoot typical issues. BONUS: We will even take a glimpse at when and what to upgrade! Register now

Internet Research

Research with Reliable Resources - 3/2/2021

Presenter: Anne Canada, Library Media Specialist, Paris Schools

Your kids are doing research for school. You've heard that you can't believe everything you read on the internet. So how do you know which resources are real and which sites you should pass on by? Should I click on that link? Should I cite that as a source? We'll give you some tried and true tips and tools on how to gather those reliable and vetted resources, while steering your students in the right direction. Register now

Google Search Tips - 2/25/2021

Presenter: Amy Bell, Program Coordinator for Education Unleashed

Google's search engine is an amazing tool for you and your student. We'll show you some tricks for refining your searches and getting more accurate results. In addition to being a cool search engine, we'll show you how to use Google as a timer, calculator, image identifier, metric converter, and so much more. Register now