Workshops

Learning Leaders offers a wide variety of free workshops in multiple languages for parent volunteers and non-volunteers alike. On any day during the school year, there may be workshops taking place in up to 15 different locations on a variety of topics in English, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Russian and/or Spanish. Learning Leaders publications that accompany these workshops are provided free to participants; most are translated into at least one language beside English. Check back soon for a schedule of workshops near you, or contact your school’s Parent Coordinator or the Learning Leaders central office at 212-213-3370.

Learning Leaders Elementary School Family Workshops equip families of Pre-K – 5th grade students with information and strategies to help students succeed academically and reinforce the Common Core Learning Standards at home. Workshops can be facilitated in different languages including Spanish.

Click here if you are a school or community-based organization partner and would like to complete the workshop application.

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Pre-Kindergarten

Transition to Elementary School informs participants about the elementary school environment and gives them information on child development and the academic standards of kindergarten.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Early Child Development explores various learning styles and gives helpful communication tips for families with young children (up to age 6).

Help Your Child Begin to Read teaches participants practical ways to encourage a love for language through read-aloud, storytelling, and discussion.

Help Your Child Get Ready to Write shows parents how to help children at the beginning stages of writing to connect oral and written language and develop fine motor skills.

Develop Your Child’s Early Math Skills explains the role counting, matching, sorting, patterns, and vocabulary play in mathematical development.

Grades 1 and 2

Develop Your Young Reader provides activities to help children practice independent reading, and develop fluency and comprehension.

Writing From the Start teaches participants about the central role literature plays in a young writer’s development and provides activies for home that encourage students to write.

Addition and Subtraction demystifies addition and subtraction computation methods for participants and introduces math vocabulary and word problems.

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Develop and Support Your Reader encourages independent reading skills by sharing strategies parents can use with reluctant readers to improve fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

Help Your Child Grow as a Writer explains the steps of the writing process, the writing genres students must know, and gives writing activities for home.

Multiplication and Division discusses multiplication and division methods and shows how they can be applied to solve word problems.

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages demonstrates everyday, practical uses of decimals, fractions, and percentages as well methods of calculation.

Geometry explores the study of points, lines, forms and shapes and provides the opportunity to practice activities that reinforce geometric concepts with children.

Help Your Child Prepare for the New York State Tests explains the format of tests, explores the types of questions asked, and teaches activities to help children prepare for the tests.

Understanding the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) explains what the CCLS standards are and the changes in academic expectations for students.

Making the Transition to Middle School (4th and 5th Grades) informs participants about middle school choices, the middle school environment, and how to adapt to middle school.

Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade

Storytelling and Bookmaking explores how to increase a child’s interest in reading and writing through storytelling, read-aloud, and bookmaking.

Homework Help equips participants to support students with homework, and informs families how to help children become more organized and build healthy study habits and skills.

It’s Your Turn focuses on parents’ own education, providing information on earning a GED diploma, pursuing higher education or career training and resources available to help them achieve their goals.

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Learning Leaders Middle School Family Workshops are a resource schools can use to provide integrated parental and community engagement, one of the five key elements outlined in the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Middle School Success. Designed to help parents of 6th-8th grade students, workshops are hands-on and can be offered in different languages including Spanish.

Making the Transition to Middle School informs participants about middle school choices, the middle school environment, and how to prepare for the changes children will face during this transition.

Middle School Academic Success: Study Skills and Organization teaches families ways to help students develop the study and organization skills they need to succeed.

Middle School Academic Success: Reading introduces the reading skills students need to master in middle school and gives parents activities to practice with their children at home.

Middle School Academic Success: Writing provides an overview of the genres of written work middle school students must produce and how to support their writing development.

Help Your Child Select a High School informs families about the New York City high school admissions process, the types of high schools, and their selection processes.

Making the Transition to High School helps families understand the high school environment as well as requirements for promotion and graduation.

Support Your Child Through Early Adolescence describes the developmental characteristics and behaviors of early adolescence and gives strategies for improving communication in families.

Support and Foster Self-Esteem in Your Adolescent Child introduces the Search Institute’s developmental framework for fostering healthy youth development.

Understanding Bullying teaches parents and caregivers how to talk with their children about bullying and help them actively address bullying behavior at school.

It’s Your Turn focuses on parents’ own education, providing information on earning a GED diploma, pursuing higher education or career training and resources available to help them achieve their goals.

Click here if you are a school or community-based organization partner and would like to complete the workshop application.