2012 Louisiana Parent Power Forum

Modern Parents Magazine and The U.S. Department of Education present: The 2012 PARENT POWER Forum

WHEN: March 3, 2012

WHERE: Southern University at New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

What is the PARENT POWER Forum?

A day of workshops presented by national speakers and experts, as well as state and local experts. Workshops will address educational, financial and health issues as they relate to students and parents.

What are the benefits of attending?

Attendees will:

  • get to see real professionals in action
  • learn how to present their own parent workshops
  • become familiar with current issues and best practices in parent involvement
  • become aware of available resources to assist parents in becoming parent leaders
  • get ideas to share with other parents
  • network with individuals who share a like-minded passion for family engagement
  • get a chance to interact with people who are excited about parental involvement and looking for ways to transform schools into parent-friendly professional learning communities

How will schools benefit from sending a parent?

Parents, parent advisors or liaisons, and educators who attend the workshops will learn strategies they can use to:

  • increase parental involvement at their schools
  • engage other parents in attending school meetings and activities
  • train parents to lead school-based capacity building parental involvement activities

The skills acquired at the conference will help to form a strong foundation, get attendees fired up to return to schools and the community to become an informed catalyst for helping to improve parental involvement and family engagement.

For schools with Title I funding, sponsoring parents, liaisons, educators or administrators to attend the Parent Power Forum is a cost-effective way to spend the 1% Title I state and federal funds allocated for parental involvement and Special Education IDEA VI B funding.