About This Course
Tis the season! Fall has arrived, classes have begun, and your to-do list is on a never-ending scroll of paper quickly rolling out the door and down the hallway! Leaves are falling, students are learning, and things are finally settling into place. So, can you feel it? Do you know what time it is? Parent-Teacher Conferences.
In this course, join Rae Hughart & Katie Miglin as they explore a multitude of opportunities you have today to involve student voice in the Parent-Teacher Conference process. Whether you are working within an extremely regimented schedule or are as free as a bird to determine how you will communicate with families during this time, choose to involve your students. Register NOW for the multi-module course filled with downloads to get you started on involving students in the discussion, creation, and reflective elements of your upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Within this course, you will learn how to:
- Reflect on current Parent-Teacher Conference practices
- Explore student involvement in Parent-Teacher Conference preparation, discussion, and reflection
- Organize meeting notes & next step plans
- Collect necessary allies in the Educational Community
- Reflect on progress and growth
Included in this course
- 6 Downloadable Templates to Prep, Execute, and Reflect on Your Conferences.
- 26 Video Lectures.
- Official Certificate of Completion.
- Digital Badge to show off your awesomeness.
ABOUT RAE HUGHART
Rae Hughart is the CXO for the Teach Better Team, Executive Director of the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools, TEDx Speaker, Educator, and author of “Teachers Deserve It” and “Teach Better” books.
Growing up with IEP support after being diagnosed SLD in Reading, Writing, and Math, Rae has worked with other educators and districts on designing mastery learning classrooms nationwide to reach all learners.
Rae continues to facilitate rich discussions with educators around mastering personalized learning, providing targeted student-focused feedback, and the impact of incorporating purpose into student daily learning. Through building partnerships with local businesses, Rae continues to support educators in designing dynamic, impactful, effective, and connected content - showing the impact of teaching beyond the four walls of a classroom and altering a community into an authentic resource for developing leaders.
After being inducted into The Illinois State University Hall of Fame in 2017, Rae was awarded the 2018 First Place Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award for her innovative educational impact through the Teach Further Model. In 2021, Rae Hughart presented on the TEDx stage challenging educators, students, and community members to consider progressive, data supported practices to further 21st century learners.
TEDx Talk: TeachBetter.com/TEDxRaeHughart
ABOUT KATIE MIGLIN
Katie Miglin has been a classroom teacher for 13 years in the middle school setting. She has taught 7th grade for all thirteen years with a few sections of 6th and 8th grade sprinkled throughout. Her experience includes teaching Writing and Math. During her time in the schools, Katie has held a variety of roles including Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader, Building Curriculum Chair for Math, Drama Club Director, and PBIS Tier 1 Coach. She has also been a part of the building leadership team, community outreach team, and before school program.
When Katie is not teaching, she is working for the Teach Better Team as the Online Events Coordinator. In this role, Katie has coordinated the 12 Hour Live events and worked with members of the team in various other roles. Through this position, Katie has had the pleasure of connecting with other educators from all over the world and has loved meeting innovative and hardworking people from all walks of life. Katie loves working with other educators and is always looking for new ways to improve her classroom.
While working has always brought Katie joy, her true love is at home with her husband, 2 daughters and dog. She loves working out, reading, and doing anything that involves the outdoors.
During this course, you will learn how to:
Reflect on current Parent-Teacher Conference practices
Explore student involvement in Parent-Teacher Conference preparation, discussion, and reflection
Organize meeting notes & next step plans
Collect necessary allies in the Educational Community
Reflect on progress and growth
Included in this course:
6 Downloadable Templates to Prep, Execute, and Reflect on Your Conferences.
26 Video Lectures.
Official Certificate of Completion.
Digital Badge to show off your awesomeness.
Start3.0 - Introduction to the Idea (1:54)
Start3.1 - Who is the best fit for student led conferences? (2:52)
Start3.2 - Prep for Student-Led (3:38)
Start3.3 Physical Space Design Options (3:35)
Start3.4 Expectation Communication for Parents/Stakeholders (4:50)
Start3.5 Language Use (2:56)
Start3.6 What are parents walking away with? (3:12)
Start3.7 Survey / Reflection Form (3:26)