Workshops and Events

Registration Information

You can register for these PRC/FCPS sponsored and co-sponsored workshops, online or by calling The FCPS Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941.

Accommodations and interpreters are available. Please let us know two weeks in advance if you need these services.

Note: When schools are closed or there is a late opening or early closing due to inclement weather, our workshops are cancelled. Selected workshops may be rescheduled.

 

 

Workshops and Events

Mind in the Making: Perspective Taking

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!


Learn the research behind why perspective taking is one of the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving this skill, the importance of it in children's lives and activities to promote the skill. This evidence-based skill involves executive functions of the brain for ages 0 - 8.

  • Friday, November 7, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Homework Battles: 10 Ways to Stop the Stress, Meltdowns & Fights!

Ann Dolin, Educational Connections and Kirk Martin, Celebrate Calm, are teaming up for the first time to bring you 10 practical, concrete strategies to take the stress and anxiety out of homework time!

  • Saturday, November 8, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Hayfield Secondary School (map)
    7630 Telegraph Road
    Entrance 9 - Room 1604
    Alexandria, Virginia 22315

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Register online NOW

 

R.A.T.E. Conference | Assistive Technology Services - Real Assistive Technology for Everyone

The R.A.T.E. conference is an educational technology conference presented by Assistive Technology Services (ATS) which focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, and especially those with special needs.

Want to know more?

  • Saturday, November 15 , 2014 RATE Conference
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Rachel Carson Middle School (map)
    13618 McLearen Road
    Herndon, VA 20171
  • Take a look at the workshop topics!

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Register online

 

Introduction to Special Education

Join us for this orientation for parents NEW to Special Education to learn about the process and the resources available. This orientation is most appropriate for parents

  • with children in the referral or eligibility phase of the Special Education process;
  • who want to know more about how the Special Education process works;
  • with children new to Special Education.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • The FCPS Parent Resource Center (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 105
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

Download the flyer

Register online now!

 

I've Had It! 5 Surefire Ways to Keep the Peace at Home!

Would you like to have a more peaceful home and more cooperative children? Be sure to join us for this FREE workshop, presented by Cathi Cohen to learn five surefire ways to keep the peace at home!

  • Friday, November 21, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 105
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

Download the flyer

Register online now!

 

Mind in the Making: Communicating

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Learn the research behind why communicating is one of the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving this skill, the importance of it in children's lives and activities to promote the skill. This evidence-based skill involves executive functions of the brain for ages 0 - 8.

  • Friday, December 5, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Adapted Toy Story

FCPS Assistive Technology Services will present this interactive workshop to provide play options for students with special accessibility needs in grades Pre-K through 6. At this hands-on workshop for parents of children with low incidence disabilities and special accessibility needs, you will learn how to adapt simple toys for your child and how adapted books, toys and battery operated switches can make play accessible for your child.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED AND REQUIRED!

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    10:00 am - noon

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

Download the flyer

Register online NOW!


What You Need to Know! Strategies for Student Success!


Attend this free workshop and learn strategies that will support your child's time management and organizational skills! Understand differing learning styles in students and how to encourage self-advocacy. Presented by
Dr. Ralph Perrino, Director and Ms. Denise Perrino, Education Consultant, Northern Virginia Tutoring Service.

  • Friday, December 12, 2014
    10:00 am - noon

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

Download the flyer

Register online NOW!

 

SAVE THE DATE! The 10th Annual Special Education Conference

Each year our Special Education Conference presenters draw a wide audience of parents, educators,
and community members eager to hear the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of
students with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Mark your calendar now for the 10th Annual Special Education Conference!

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm

  • Hayfield Secondary School (map)
    7630 Telegraph Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22315

Download the SAVE THE DATE flyer

Visit the conference website in January for all the details! www.fcps.edu/dss/conference

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Parent Resource Center

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road, Rm 105
Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

prc@fcps.edu

English: 703-204-3941
EspaƱol: 703-204-3955

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Last Updated

October 29, 2014