Parent University

We believe that when parents and schools learn together -- everyone learns more!

District 64 Parent University enters its fifth year in 2018-19 offering a series of free evening events tailor-made for all parents and adult community members to extend their own learning. Join us!


G Suite for Education

Gsuite for Education

Wednesday, September 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Carpenter School (Learning Resource Center), 300 N. Hamlin, Park Ridge.

All parents will be interested in this program on Gsuite for Education, which is an integral part of District 64's Learning Ecosystem as students are given the opportunity to use this powerful productivity tool in their daily learning environments.

In this Parent University session, you will learn about Google Drive, how it works, and the awesome suite of apps students can use to practice their creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. We will go over the basics of Google Drive and highlight some of the great ways G Suite is used for student learning and supporting students as they practice the 4C's – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. The evening is facilitated by D64 Instructional Technology Coaches Kevin Michael and Angel Villarreal, and is free and open to all adult members of the community. Join us!


A Different Kind of Cool

A Different Kind of Cool

held Thursday, August 16, 2018 
The first Parent University of the 2018-19 school year featured a presentation by Jack Gallagher, former educator, comedian, author and Dad. "Cool" is something that stands out from the crowd and makes the person an individual -- unique from everyone else. Gallagher demonstrated from his own personal experiences how important it is to accept differences in people. . . and how our definition of "cool" may differ from others'. His presentation focused on his relationship with his son, who is a child with autism, whom Gallagher has come to realize is truly a "Different Kind of Cool." His talk illustrated the intersection of family, school and community working together to support the unique needs of every child.

A professional comedian, author, actor, TV host and three-time Emmy Award winner, Jack Gallagher has been entertaining for most of his life -- first as a child for his family, then for friends and teachers at school before adopting it as a career. Adapted from his one-man play, a "Different Kind of Cool" is his own funny, relatable, and ultimately moving story.