Learning to Ask The Right Questions

We offered and introductory workshop “Parents Ask Your Questions!” at our annual meeting May 28.  We offer several workshops using the Question Formulation Technique developed by The Right Question Project to help parents support their children and stay engaged with their child’s education.  Take a look at the workshops listed below and then take this survey if you are interested in participating.

Parents Ask Your Questions Workshop Series

How Do I Know What I Can Ask? Supporting, Monitoring, and Advocating for Your Child.  After participating in this workshop, parents should be able to:  (1) identify “support”, “monitor”, and “advocate” as three different roles they can play in their child’s education; (2) name examples of how they are supporting, monitoring, and advocating on behalf on their children; (3) recognize the importance of these three roles; and (4) name what they learned in the activity.

Questions on Placement.  After participating in this workshop, parents should be able to: (1) formulate questions about placement using the QFT; (2) name what they have learned about placement; and (3) establish a plan to take action.

Questions on Curriculum. After participating in this workshop, parents should be able to: (1) formulate questions about the curriculum used in their child’s classroom using the QFT; (2) name the importance of formulating questions about the curriculum; and (3) establish a plan to take action.

Questions on Standards and Assessment. After participating in this workshop, parents should be able to: (1) formulate questions about report cards using the QFT; (2) name what they have learned about standards and assessment; and (3) establish a plan to take action.

Questions on School Environment. After participating in this workshop, parents should be able to: (1) formulate questions about their child’s school environment using the QFT; (2) name what they have learned about the school environment; and (3) establish a plan to take action.

Questions on Decision Making Processes. After participating in this workshop, parents should be able to: (1) distinguish between a decision and a decision-making process; (2) use the QFT to formulate questions about decision-making processes; (3) name the importance of focusing on decision-making processes; and (4) establish a plan of action.

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