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NEISD Parents Transforming the Future at conference

Keynote Speaker Allan Johnson

Allan Johnson opens the conference as keynote speaker.

Hundreds of North East ISD parents and guardians were immediately captivated at this year’s Parent Involvement Conference at Region 20 on Nov. 1. Allan Johnson, keynote speaker, opened his address by singing an uplifting song a cappella, ending with, “We can change the world!” The internationally recognized motivational speaker gave his dynamic and interactive presentation titled, Parents as Partners: Connecting Home and School for Student Success.

Brooke Pate, Volunteer Coordinator, conducts a seminar about volunteering at NEISD.

Brooke Pate, volunteer coordinator, conducts a seminar about volunteering at NEISD.

The Parent Involvement Conference aims to deliver education beyond the classroom by providing parents and guardians with the tools and information they need as their child’s first teacher. District family specialists led interactive sessions with attendees to create a bridge between the school and home. A variety of topics were covered: science, character building, healthy relationships, budgeting, nutrition, and volunteering at NEISD.

Between sessions, attendees visited the informational fair where representatives from local health care providers, family centers and the San Antonio Food Bank were on hand to answer questions. The Transportation Department alleviated the stress of parents having to drive to the conference by providing school bus pick up and drop off at several campuses.

A total of 32 family specialists worked together to make the conference a big success. The conference is coordinated by the Department for Curriculum Compliance, with the belief that by working together our educators and parents can help students become successful, lifelong learners.

Attendees at conference Parents interacting
attendees interacting seminar
The NEISD Conference was filled with interactive sessions in both English and Spanish.

 

Posted on November 1, 2013