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MindSET parent development involves a series of parent-focused activities that seek to provide parents with the guidance and equipment needed to support their students in math and science developmental activities. The parent-focused activities include a series of workshops and discussion sessions. These activities are designed to enable parents to navigate through bureaucratic policies and other roadblocks which may have discouraged their participation in the past. We encourage parents to establish relationships with the school system staff and administrators. In addition, we encourage parents to provide their students support when the students feel discouraged. The parent development sessions are developed by Headquarters and can be facilitated by TBP Alumni, Advisors, or school district officials.
Workshop preparation guidelines
- The parent workshop should be facilitated by a TBP Alumnus, Advisor, or school district official. It is best if the person leading the workshop is him/herself a parent.
- Modify the presentation to suit your needs — some presentations may have information specific to the Alachua County school district (e.g. names of local educational programs). Replace with similar material for your local school district.
- There are notes for the facilitator embedded in the presentation.
Workshops for parents
These workshops are listed in no particular order.