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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Registration open for 3rd Annual Parenting in the 21st Century Conference


On Saturday, August 16, School District 227 will host the 3rd Annual Parenting in the 21st Century Conference at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Matteson, IL. Parents may log on to to register for the free conference. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided at no additional cost.

College and Career Readiness and Effective Communication continue as the overall theme for the conference, which is open to all District 227 parents, including Districts 159, 160, 162, 163, and seventh and eighth grade parents.

Comprehensive workshops will be facilitated by experienced, diverse professionals on topics including: Family Communication and Engagement, Parental Drug Awareness/Avoiding the Path to Prison, Career Pathways and College Scholarships, and a Citizenship component that focuses on Interpersonal Communication, Bullying and Cyberbullying, and Social Media Platform Awareness.

The keynote address will be delivered by international motivational speaker Dwayne Bryant, Chief Executive Officer of Inner Vision International, Inc.

To assist parents in supporting students in a digital society, all participants will have an opportunity to receive a tablet or mobile device to maximize anytime, anywhere learning for their student.

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