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What Makes Written Assignments So Challenging?
The Art and the Science of Home Support 
June 8, 2021 (Tuesday);  8:30 - 10:00 AM
Virtually via Zoom

“I don’t know what to write!” 
Is there any parent who hasn't heard that frustrated statement from a child?

 
Join us with Trena Rauner, a writing specialist who will highlight recent research on writing instruction and help us better understand the complex writing process and how to help a child communicate his/her knowledge in writing with less anxiety.  
You will engage with a writing assignment to see it from your child's perspective and discuss....READ MORE

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The Art and Science of Reading to Your Child
Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home
May 25, 2021 (Tuesday);  6:30 - 8:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom

Bring Me A Book Hong Kong and FOCUS, collaborate to share strategies parents can use at home to strengthen language skills, literacy development, and the parent-child relationship, by reading aloud, talking about pictures and words in age appropriate books.

 

Join us to explore the "art" of helping your child at home and the "science" of why parent support is important for academic skills and parent-child relationship....READ MORE

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Mindful Screentime
The critical skill of the 21st century
April 13, 2021 (Thursday);  6:30 - 8:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom

Screen time is a battleground for most families.  With pandemic dictated social distancing, online school, video games, endless chats, and Netflix binges have filled the gap but increased conflicts over how much screen time...

Join us and take away with a valuable cheat sheet for your family to explore a new set of screen time principles...READ MORE

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Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction
How to bring reading success to all students?
March 18, 2021 (Thursday);  7:00 - 8:15 PM
Virtually via Zoom

In any given classroom, at least 20% of students will struggle to learn to read. Identifying why they’re struggling and knowing how to help is no easy task, especially when trying to effectively support all students in the classroom.

 

Join us to learn and take away with easy strategies you can immediately use with individuals, small groups, and whole classes...READ MORE

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Parent Support Workshop
How do you improve motivation?
February 9, 2021 (Tuesday);  6:30 - 8:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom

In preparation for this workshop, you will receive a link to “Anxiety and Avoidance: evidence-based approaches to helping children and adolescents” as a conversation starter. We will use the workshop time to explore how to apply this knowledge to our daily lives with our own unique situations.

 

Join us for this session where we will share our challenges and best strategies to address issues of avoidance...READ MORE

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Parent Support Workshop
Bring a challenge and take home two solutions
January 19, 2021 (Tuesday);  6:30 - 8:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom

One of our struggles at FOCUS is trying to create a comfortable support experience in the virtual format that is our current reality - so we are testing a new format.  

Join us for a parent support workshop where your challenges are the agenda. Participants will be asked in advance to identify one or two specific challenges they would like to work on over the next month.  Those challenges will then be the topics for small group...
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