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Make Language Learning a Family Matter! How to Engage Parents to Increase Student Success
Thursday May 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jack Aylsworth, Technology Coordinator, Cincinnati Public Schools
Sponsored by Rosetta Stone
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Research has shown the benefits and importance of parental engagement in their children’s education. Yet, schools often face the challenge of finding meaningful ways to engage parents. With an emphasis on language development for English Language Learners, this webinar highlighted Cincinnati Public Schools parental engagement program.
Jack Aylsworth, Technology Coordinator at Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) shared how the CPS community reaps the rewards of a comprehensive parental engagement strategy. This strategy bridges linguistic differences, improves academic success, and creates cultural understanding among the district’s students, employees, parents, and community partners.
This recorded session will help you:
- Gain deeper understanding of why parental engagement matters, and discuss the challenges.
- Establish the value of leveraging online English language learning as part of a parental involvement initiative.
- Explore CPS’ successful parental involvement implementation and discuss high-impact engagement strategies for parents of English Language Learners.
This webinar will benefit a wide range of educators, including these roles: Director/Coordinator of Parental Involvement, Director/Coordinator of Federal Programs, Director/Coordinator Title I, Director/Coordinator ELL, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Director/Coordinator of Technology, Director/Coordinator Parent and Community Involvement,Resource Teachers, ELL Teachers, and Adult Ed educators.
Jack Aylsworth is currently a passionate integrator of technology in the Cincinnati Public School District. Through his previous experience and involvement in school districts as an Educational System Engineer, Operations Manager and General Manager of a highly successful computer reseller, Jack understands challenges and the multitude nuances involved in empowering teachers and students with technology. As a member of the Technologist In Residence team at CPS, Jack’s role involves leading the implementation, training and support of a five-year grant to bring ESL students and their parents an immersion program to learn English in partnership with Rosetta Stone.
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company’s core belief is that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.