First I created a parent interest survey to collect data on area of interest. Next, I looked at grade content level expectations for each grade level. Then I asked the teachers what areas were the greatest need to present to parents. After the data was collected, I put together packets of materials for reading, writing and math for parents to take home after the workshop. These packets included: The plastic folder, paper, pencils, copies of intervention ideas and ways to praise their children for their efforts. I also put together brief power points and handouts for the parents for each content area to present at each workshop. I also set up stations for the parents to visit to experience the strategies taught.
These workshops were a success evidenced in the many testimonies from parents and improvements in grades overall.