George Washington Parents Receive Interactive Technology Training in Spanish
Through a collaborative effort, parents of students at the George Washington Middle School Campus recently received an hour and half of training, presented in Spanish, on Academic Access, Blackboard and other technology applications to help their children succeed. Jim Draper provided three trainings for a packed house, teaching more than 40 parents the ins and outs of technology ACPS-style.
Participants who attended the Conexiones Parent Empowerment Program's first meeting identified the need for technology training provided in Spanish. In an effort to connect families to their children's education and work toward each student's success, three training sessions took place at different times to ensure that all parents could attend. George Washington Parent Liaison Jessica Salvadoron ran the program and translated information into Spanish, with Lisa Evangilista and Lorraine Friedman from the DreamDog Foundation on hand to help the parents navigate through the training.
"These trainings are so important to our parents, many of whom had never been on a computer before today," said George Washington 1 Principal Gerald Mann. "It was great to see and identify a need one week and provide a solution the next."
For more information on Conexiones, please call Jessica Salvador at 703-706-4619 or Lorraine Friedman at 703-622-0965.