For Immediate Release: March 12, 2018
Contact: Haley Miller (336) 749-8814
Lindsay Whitley (336) 669-2647
Final Installment of GPA’s Family Literacy Series Coming Up
Part III of the series will take place March 13 at Lindley Elementary
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Popular Children’s Author Kimberly Johnson is back for the third and final installment of Guilford Parent Academy’s (GPA) three-part series on family engagement and how parent involvement can positively impact children in the classroom and beyond.
Always a crowd favorite, Johnson will provide parents with tools to support literacy and help navigate the success of students in a fun and engaging way. Johnson will also incorporate an overview of children’s learning styles, behavior modification through engaged learning strategies and more.
Parents as Coaches: Supporting Teaching and Learning at Home
Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
Lindley Elementary – Media Center, 2700 Camden Road, Greensboro, NC 27403
“Dr. Johnson always makes these sessions fun for the whole family, and I’m sure this next installment will be no exception,” said Lindsay Whitley, director of GPA. “We encourage families to attend together. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about encouraging reading at home while enjoying time with your family.”
Originally from Shelby, N.C., Johnson is currently a professor at Clemson University and has authored 18 children’s books. She visits schools throughout the U.S. speaking to children and adults about literacy and writing.
Light refreshments, workbooks and other materials will be provided while supplies last. Space is limited, so parents are encouraged to register early. Register by clicking here
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com
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