Parent University

District 64 Parent University LogoWe believe that when parents and schools learn together -- everyone learns more!

District 64 Parent University returns for a fourth year in 2017-18 offering a series of free evening events tailor-made for all parents and adult community members to extend their own learning. Join us!

2017-18 Series

The Whole (Internet) Truth: The Challenge of Evaluating Internet Resources - ON DEMAND VIDEO COMING MARCH 20, 2018!
Our information-rich world requires a higher level of Internet know-how. Unlike much of what we hear on news broadcasts and what we read in newspapers, most of the content that is published on the Internet is not regulated for credibility and reliability. Since almost anyone can publish anything they want on the Internet, it's important to learn how to assess resources effectively. This informative new video will provide topics on how to evaluate online resources for accuracy and quality. The video features D64 Instructional Technology Coaches Tiffany Costa, Rachel Labuz and Angel Villarreal. 

Stay Connected - Making the Most of #engageD64 Video is now available!
Instructional Technology Coaches, Jessica Radek (Field) and Beth Rihtar (Emerson) help viewers navigate 21st century iinformation and learning resources that can help parents enhance students' educational experience. This informative video gets you connected to digital resources in our district and beyond!


Failing Forward and Making it Happen - Join us for a night of Maker mindset! was held Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Roosevelt School. 
Families were invited to join the D64 Technology Team for a hands-on night of FAILING FORWARD. As John C. Maxwell puts it: "In life, the question is not IF you are going to have problems, but HOW are you going to deal with your problems. Failure is simply the price we pay to achieve." Coupling this resilience with their creative selves, students can learn about the fundamental ideas behind the Maker mindset with innovation and design. Families had the opportunity to problem solve, iterate, and create solutions through activities centered around the design process. Practice failing forward and making it happen! This program was geared towards families with school-aged students. The evening was led by D64 Instructional Technology Coaches Tiffany Costa, Kevin Michael, and Angel Villarreal.

G-Suite for Education was held Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Carpenter School. See the presentation below. G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) has become an integral part of District 64's learning ecosystem. Students at all grade levels use this powerful productivity tool in their learning environments. In this session, parents learned about Google Drive, how it works, and the awesome suite of apps students use to be creative, to think critically, to communicate to a variety of audiences, and to practice collaboration skills. The basics of G Suite were reviewed and some of the great ways G Suite is being used for student learning were highlighted. The session was presented by District 64's Instructional Technology Coaches Angel Villarreal (Franklin School) and Kevin Michael (Carpenter School), and was suggested for parents of students at all grade levels.

View the presentation below.