Social Networking is everywhere these days and chances are that your teenager is either using it or wants to use it. In this webinar we will talk about what Social Networking is, the benefits of students belonging to these sites as well as potential drawbacks.
In addition, we will give you some safety tips for keeping your teens safe while using this important tool. Keystone's Manager of Social Media, Scott Holm will be joining us for this meeting.
I invite all Keystone parents to join me for this month's Parent Meeting: Parent Goals for 2011.
January Parent Meetings
When: Tuesday, January 18th at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific (International times here) When: Thursday, January 20th at 5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific (International times here) Location:Check your email or the Community tab in Blackboard for the link. You can also contact Student Services to obtain it.
Although all students should have short term and long term goals, parents also need goals to help their students be successful.
In this meeting we will discuss goals that every parent should have including setting time aside each week to help your student set their own goals and keeping yourself up to date with your student’s progress.
If you have any goals that have worked especially well for your family, please email Elizabeth Jones (eljones [at] keystonehighschool [dot] com) prior to the meeting or plan on sharing them at the meeting!
We host our meetings in Elluminate. Configure your computer ahead of time and avoid any technical issues at the time of the meeting.
Please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes before the start of the each meeting to make sure your audio is set up. Your computer will need speakers and if possible a microphone in case you would like to speak. Microphones are not required.
If you have problems logging on to the Elluminate session, please call 866-388-8674 and select option 2 for Technical Support.
**All meeting recordings will be posted in the Guidance Services class on Blackboard once they are complete or you can email us for the recording if you are unable to attend.**
Here at Keystone, we provide parents with a few useful tools to keep track of student progress. One of the most powerful and detailed tools we provide is the Parent Observer Account, which is sent to the parents of an online student approximately 2-3 weeks after enrollment. Please note that these accounts are only available for online courses.
The Parent Observer Account allows you to log into Blackboard and view your student’s online gradebook to see how often your student is working, and the scores your student is earning on each individual assignment or exam.
Using this account, you will be able to see information such as:
Thank you to all of the parents and students who attended the December Parent Meeting about socialization last week. For those of you who were unable to make it, here is a quick recap:
On December 14th and 16th, we had our December Parent Meeting called “Socialization: Keystone Style.” The meetings had a small, but interested group of people that consisted of both parents and students.
We discussed all of the clubs that Keystone offers as well as how students can get involved if they are interested. Although our clubs are meant to allow students to get to know each other and explore interests, they are also a great resume builder and can be used to gain experience in a particular area of interest!
If you missed the meeting and would like to see the recording, you’ll find it in the Guidance Services class in Blackboard. If you have any additional questions about socialization at Keystone, you can post them in the comments below or ask us on our Facebook page to get answers from our staff, parents and students!
Here at Keystone, we get a lot of questions from parents and students about how socialization works in our program. With students located all around the world, we offer multiple ways for students to connect, and this month's parent meeting is all about socialization.
Join me for one of the meetings listed below to learn more about Keystone's student clubs and other ways that students can get to know each other.
Both meetings cover the same topic, but we offer two times to accommodate your busy schedule, so pick the one that works best for you.