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Next Meeting: January 23, 2023 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. (the first 30 mins will be a coffee social). Location is TBD

January 18, 7 p.m. PST, Kent Library

Updates on the latest tech trends including popular apps, social networking trends, gaming, sexting, and more

  • Social media 101: Rules, settings, age limitation and healthy use
  • Privacy settings, location services, check-ins: Are your devices set-up safely? what does “private” really mean?
  • Advice for having real conversations with your child to foster a positive online experience for your family, with suggested restrictions and rules
  • Digital health check-in: Is your family doing a good job balancing life and technology? Most KIDS say “NO!”
  • Smartphones & Age: What’s the average age kids get smartphones? Are there alternatives? Is there a right age for kids to get smartphones?

Co-Sponsored by the Kentfield PTA and Corte Madera PTO

January 19, 2023, 6:30 p.m. PST

Free Virtual Screening of Disability/Inclusion related Film and Follow-Up Discussion -

DSE (Dedication to Special Education) and MCOE (Marin County Office of Education) in collaboration with Changing Perspectives are pleased to announce the second year of the Marin County Inclusion Inspiration series for the 2022-2023 school year. This series is a unique opportunity to engage, inspire, educate and empower all members of the Marin County school communities.

This workshop will consist of a free, virtual, live screening of Dan Habib's latest film, My Disability Roadmap, followed by a Q&A discussion moderated by Sam Drazin of Changing Perspectives.

About the Film:

Samuel Habib, 21, wants to date, leave home, go to college. But he drives a 350-pound wheelchair, uses a communication device, and can have a seizure at any moment. Determined to find his path forward, he seeks out guidance from America’s most rebellious disability activists.

January 26, 7-8:15 p.m. PST

The Stolen Year, How Covid changed Children’s Lives and Where We Go From Here with Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz speaks, writes, and thinks about generational justice, and how children learn, grow and thrive on a changing planet. She covered education as a journalist for many years, including for NPR, where she also co-created the podcast Life Kit: Parenting, in partnership with Sesame Workshop. Kamenetz is currently an advisor to the Aspen Institute and a Co:Generate fellow, working on a new initiative to end climate silence in children’s media. Her latest book is The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Children’s Lives, And Where We Go Now.

Sponsored by The Vera and Harold Stein Lecture Series on Advancing Children’s Mental Health with The Center for Children and Youth.

Special Education Advisory Committee Parent Workshops

The Marin County SELPA Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is hosting several different workshops for parents in the new year. All workshops are free, translation services are available upon request, and registration is required.

Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights

An online workshop designed for parents to learn more about their child’s rights and the protections in place under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). An opportunity for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the session.

  • January 26 and March 7, 2023 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Register for January 26tHERE and March 7 HERE

Special Education Eligibility & the Continuum of Services and Placements

An online workshop designed for parents to learn about special education eligibility determination and the factors considered in determining appropriate services and placement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). An opportunity for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the session.

  • February 9, 2023 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Register HERE

Navigating the Pages of the IEP

An online workshop for parents to examine the pages of an IEP, one page at a time. Parents will have an opportunity to walk through the pages of an IEP and learn more about what specific information should be included in each section of the IEP document.

  • January 5, January 9, February 2, and February 16 from 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Register Here

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