How Can I Support My Child Academically?
Today we will discuss how you can support for your child academically in the new Common Core environment.
Scenario: Your child comes home from school with math homework. She needs help. You look at the worksheet and it looks like Greek to you.
Has this happened to you? It has been a common occurrence as the Common Core standards have been implemented. Many parents throw up their hands and blame the new standards for their frustration. [Read more…]
Rosemarie Pérez has worked with English learners and their families in public education for more than twenty years. She has served as a bilingual teacher, professional developer, and district administrator. Administrative roles included serving as the Director of English Learners for an elementary school district and as a Coordinator of Reading and Language for the San Mateo County Office of Education. Rosemarie continues to work with families as she leads the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Parent Engagement Initiative during the past three years. Ms. Pérez provides expert guidance to teachers, school site staff, and school administrators in creating culturally sensitive parent training modules and academic curricular units. She facilitates parent education and Common Core Standards workshops. Engaged parents are further trained to become parent leaders and advocates. Rosemarie is the mother of five adult children and three grandchildren.