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Prince George’s County, Springdale: “PGCPS Family Institute”
September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
ACTOR HILL HARPER & ADVOCATE MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN TO APPEAR AT PGCPS FAMILY INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
|WHO:||Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)
Hill Harper, Actor and Author
Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President, Children’s Defense Fund
|WHAT:||Inaugural Family Institute Conference|
|WHEN:||Saturday, Sept. 10 • 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:|| Charles H. Flowers High School
10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road Springdale, MD
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is hosting the inaugural Family Institute Conference to enhance the role of parents and families in education. The conference is one of many system-wide events and activities this year that will focus on the importance of families in strengthening school communities.
Marian Wright Edelman and Hill Harper will deliver remarks separately.
Conference topics will include parent advocacy, college and career preparation, social media, healthy living and finding the right school and specialty programs, support services and resources. Sessions will be categorized as follows:
- Family Empowerment – Supports participants’ personal and professional goals, focusing on child development, effective parenting practices, parent leadership and advocacy.
- 21st Century Learning – Fosters in-depth understanding of curriculum, assessments, academic supports, policies and procedures.
- Health and Wellness – Develops health habits that promote success, emphasizing physical, social and emotional well-being.
- PGCPS Connects – Aims to equip PGCPS staff with best practices in family and community engagement.
The conference is free to attend. Free breakfast and snacks will be provided. Free childcare is available for families who pre-register. For more information, visit www.pgcpsfamily.org.
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