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Early Childhood
***VIRTUAL SESSION***Leading their Own Learning: Supporting High Quality Family Engagement and Social Emotional Learning through Student Led Conferences

Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) provides assistance to districts in the successful development and implementation of a school readiness integration model of coordinated funding that brings school districts, Head Start programs and child care providers together in a mixed delivery model.  ESC-20 also provides leadership to ensure the effective regional implementation of appropriate instructional strategies in early childhood settings through technical assistance and professional development in the areas of developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum and supports parents with Pre-Kindergarten information and eligibility criteria.

Family/Community Engagement
Increased Learning Time
Teacher Quality

Important Session Information:

Transform teacher-led parent-teacher conferences to student-led and focused meeting formats that engage students in the process. These conferences can provide powerful opportunities for students to advocate for their own learning.

Students led conferences present opportunities for students and parents to reflect on and discuss evidence of their learning and growth by way of student portfolios or "work" samples or demonstrations.  

Whether you already hold student-led conferences or want to make a change, this session of practical resources will include examples and specific tools that will help you prepare for or improve these meetings. 

Session will cover:

-Family-Friendly Description of Assessment Measures

-Steps for Communicating Data in Family Friendly Ways

-Words for Hard Conversations with Parents

-Defining the key components of student-led conferences

-The impact of implementing student-led conferences on the school community and overall school culture.

-Structures necessary to set us up for success with student-led conferences.


In order to receive full credit for this session (6 hours), participants will be given a 3 hour self-guided activity to complete by August 31st.

Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez
Date Time Location
7/27/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Other, Region 20 ESC District - Zoom Meeting 12
Recommended Event Titles
Early Childhood
6 sessions

1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map

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