I Am a Parent: What Is My Role in at Home Learning? Part 1

Registration closes:
Apr 14, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
Date:April 14, 2021
Time:7:30 pm to 8:30 pm MDT
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-PA-356

Target Audience


About this learning opportunity

As parents, you and your child(ren) have no doubt experienced some form of “at home learning” at least once this past school year, and in fact, many of you are still engaged in “at home learning” today. Working with your child(ren) at home has most likely challenged you in ways you could not have imagined previous to the onset of the pandemic! Teaching your child was NOT a job you signed up for! The good news is that as parents, you do not have to be your child’s teacher. But, you do have an incredible role to play in your child’s at home learning.  

Attend this session to deepen your understanding of how to become a powerful influence in your child learning. You will learn about some practical, researched based strategies to support you, in this new role. We will discuss questions such as:

  • How do I create a positive learning environment?
  • What does a realistic schedule for learning at home look like and how is the schedule adjusted for different aged children?
  • How much support should I be giving my child? What does that support look like – how is guiding different from telling
  • How do I know if I am providing too much support? Not enough support? What kind of feedback should I give?
  • What is the difference between practice and teaching? What is my role as a parent?
  • How do I keep my child engaged? 
  • How do I help with assignments, especially when my child is struggling?
  • What about the length of screen time? 
  • How can I encourage movement and physical activity into the day, and why is it important to do so? 
  • What about issues related to isolation? Friendship? Anxiety? Social emotional learning?
  • How do I support/balance the learning of more than one child, as well as my own work challenges? 

If the above questions resonate with you, I look forward to “meeting” you and engaging in dialogue together!     

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 39 years. Prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Corrie served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools, where she led numerous districtwide projects, managed complex teams, and facilitated professional learning sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning. Corrie has her Master’s degree from the University of Alberta, and was a finalist in Alberta's Excellence in Teaching awards program. Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.