NM PIRC Learning Opportunities
We offer a variety of workshops designed for families, educators, and other professionals, in English or Spanish, for communities across New Mexico.
We can design a workshop or a series of workshops to match your needs. Be sure to check our calendar to see the upcoming workshops that we are offering. While many of our services and workshops are free of charge, for others we do ask for a nominal fee for services. Contact us if you would like to set up a workshop in your area.
- PROspective 101 - Receive an overview about all of the projects at Parents Reaching Out, and the resources and tools we offer for effective advocacy in General Education, Special Education, Early Childhood, and Healthcare.
- No Child Left Behind (NCLB) – This workshop can be condensed to a brief two-hour session, or spread across an entire day, depending on the amount of information needed or desired. The workshop includes: an overview of Title I and Section 1118 (Parental Involvement), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), Supplemental Educational Services (SES), and Public School Choice (PSC). In addition, shorter, more comprehensive workshops can be offered on each of these individual topics and/or other components of NCLB.
- Family Leadership in Education, Culture and Healthcare Access (FLECHA) – FLECHA is a four-part curriculum that provides information and resources to families on how to get the basic things they need to raise healthy children who are ready to learn. The curriculum encourages families to become “Learning Advocates” for their own children and others in their community. The four classes are: The Education Gap, Developing Your Child’s Learning Foundation, Being a Learning Advocate for Your Child, and Supporting Your Child at Home and at School.
- Right Question Project – Based on the technique developed by the Right Question Project, this workshop helps attendees learn how to formulate questions in order to get the answers they need to make informed decisions.
- Mission Transition – The NM PIRC offers transition workshops for preschool to kindergarten or elementary to middle school. These workshops provide ideas to make the transition a smooth experience for everyone.
- Grab-n-Go – There are fifteen topic options for the Grab-n-Go workshop, which include: PRO Overview, Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds, Developmental Milestones, Medical Records, Caregiver Information, IFSP/IEP, Behavior and Discipline, Literacy, Parental Involvement, NCLB, Awards and Schoolwork, Attendance and Health Records, Report Cards and Standardized Test Scores, School Communication, and School Policies. The NM PIRC can offer one or more of these topics at any time. The Grab-n-Go series helps build organizational skills by providing easy-to-use folders at the workshop.
- Action Team for Partnerships Overview – This workshop offers a brief overview of No Child Left Behind and then describes the Joyce L. Epstein Model for School-Family-Community Partnerships which promotes Parental Involvement. This workshop is intended for schools and organizations that are seriously considering implementing this program in their school or community and would like to learn more about the benefits of the Epstein Model.
- Action Team for Partnerships – This workshop is for schools and organizations that have received the Action Team for Partnerships Overview or already have a foundational knowledge of the Epstein Model. They should be ready to move forward and implement the Model with fidelity. The core team should already be assembled in order to make this workshop worthwhile and successful. A NM PIRC Liaison can consult with you beforehand to ensure you meet these beginning minimum requirements.
The NMPIRC is currently developing and refining a series of Professional Development workshops which will focus on the information needs of educators, administrators, and other professionals. The series will be available late Fall of 2010.