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Office Hours:

Please note office hours are intended to provide real-time technical assistance to educators, caregivers, parents, and students. Technical assistance is not legal advice. Specific questions concerning a student’s special education program or the laws relating to the provision of services in a child’s IEP (Individualized Educational Program) should be directed to ConsultLine at 800-879-2301.


Testing your system:

Participants are encouraged to test your computers/devices prior to the date of the web conference using https://zoom.us/test, and to seek local assistance if you encounter difficulty.

Date/Time:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Possible Topics:  A Family Engagement Consultant will be available during our office hours to provide a quick response to your questions or concerns.

Email for Questions:   familyengageconnect@pattankop.net

 

Resources

For Parents/Families 

Designing a Home Learning Space 
Being Your Child’s Paraeducator 
Digital Tools for Home School Communication
 

  • Resources for Caregivers and Educators -This website is organized by the Resilient Lehigh Valley and the Gender, Race, Inclusion, and Trauma Lab at the Lehigh University’s College of Education to support educators and families. It contains many useful resources. 
  • The Big Three Accessibility Features Across Platforms - This webinar, provided by PEAL, will provide information about technology features available for students to assist them in virtual learning.   
  • BENEFITS.GOV is an online resource to help families find federal benefits they may be eligible for in the United States. The Special Education Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers Program ensures that children with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities receive training and information, and can effectively participate in planning and decision-making related to special education. Special Education – National Activities – Parent Information Centers 
  • Families and Reading Month published by Keystone State Literacy Association.  KSLA is promoting April as Families and Reading Month to call attention to the importance of families reading together at home.  This resource contains activities, suggestions and reading lists for family reading fun. 
  • TEDEd, Teaching or learning from home? Enter your email address  to gain access to engage in lesson plans organized by age group and subjects 
  • SDI while Learning from Home. This free webinar is provided by PEAL, and will review specially designed instruction (SDI) that may be able to be delivered via distance learning 
  • Boredom Busters: 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families and Kids.
  • Audible by Amazon. Free audible stories.
  • Mystery Science. Free easy science experiments for students K-grade 5 for educators and parents.