Learning Opportunities

Power of Parents

Presented By

Dr. Dianne McConnell & Roy McConnell

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, February 02, 2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 09, 2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 02, 2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Zoom Online Meeting Zoom, Online, AB

Dianne and Roy are parents and educators with 40 plus years of experience working within the education sector.  Parents are our best experts and advocates for their children.  Join Dianne and Roy for this session as they talk about the importance of being a caring adult in the life of your child, setting high expectations and most importantly how to become an authentic member of your child’s educational learning team.  

Four Part Series 

Part 1:  The spirit of family 

  • Our story 
  • Expectations (Visions, Beliefs) Limiting Beliefs 
  • Routines 
  • Communication 
  • Siblings 
  • Disabilities 
  • Going to School 

Part 2:  Your child’s learning team 

  • What is a learning team? 
  • Who are the members? 
  • What does access mean? 
  • Expectations 
  • Questions and your role 

Part 3:  Appropriate programming 

  • What does that mean? 
  • Supporting diverse learning needs 
  • Supporting emotional and social growth 

Part 4: Transitions, Accountability and Appeals 

  • Reporting – what does that look like? 
  • Questions to ask 
  • Transition planning – what to expect? 
  • What if I don’t agree? 


  • Problems of practice – how to recognize them and what can you do to help or support 
  • Do’s and don’ts as parents or members of the learning team 


TQS: #1 Fostering Effective Relationships, #4 Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments
LQS: #1 Fostering Effective Relationships, #4 Leading a Learning Community, #9 Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context

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