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Title 1 staff strives to bolster parental involvement

Feb 1, 2018

Video from conference showcases mothers’ input 

Four families from PA Cyber joined parents from across the commonwealth to attend the Department of Education’s State Parent Advisory Council conference last July. The Title I conference, which took place at Seven Springs Resort in Somerset County, included keynote speakers, more than 40 individual workshops, an award-winning Kids Camp, and networking opportunities.

The SPAC conference is designed for parents and faculty alike who want to build strategies for student achievement and improve parent involvement. In keeping with the intent of the conference, Title I federal programs coordinator, Cheryl Roknich, gathered the parents so they could share their perspectives.

Members of the PA Cyber Title I team interviewed PA Cyber parents Kimberly of Brookhaven, Kelly of Boiling Springs, Rebecca of Cochranton, and Cher of South Park and recorded the interview with their smart phones.

The Title I staff realized the conversations recorded that day could provide other PA Cyber parents with invaluable information, and would accomplish one of the main conference objectives – improving parental involvement. In this video, PA Cyber parents address everything from how they use PA Cyber resources to the kinds of social activities available in the regional offices, as well as the numerous offerings that exist through Family Link.

Click here to watch our PA Cyber parents tell their stories and give their perspectives.


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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.