Video Resources for Families
Below, you can navigate through a number of recorded video sessions that serve as resources for families, parents, and caregivers searching for a vareity of topics including, but not limited to, enrichment opportunities, community resources, academic engagement, and remote learning supports for students.
Conversations with the Superintendent - Student Support Video Series
District 65 understands that it is now more important than ever to provide a sense of connection and relief for our students and families. In his desire to increase community understanding and awareness of the various local services and supports for students, District 65 Superintendent Dr. Devon Horton launched the Conversations with the Superintendent - Student Support video series. This series highlights some of the ways in which District 65 is working to positively impact students and families during this difficult time, while also connecting families with many resources that exist within D65 and in our community.
The videos, which are available to view in both English and Spanish below, serve as a resource for parents and caregivers and cover a variety of topics, including special education supports, remote learning resources, technology tips and tricks, and access to free meals!
Defining our Equity Language (English)
*NOTE* - Accompanying this video is an important letter from Superintendent Horton providing further context as to why this video was produced. This message highlights D65’s equity work and how our community can educate itself on language and words that may trigger feelings and experiences of racism.
Definición de nuestro Lenguaje de Equidad (Español)
*NOTA* - Junto a este video se encuentra una carta importante del Superintendente Horton que brinda más contexto sobre por qué se produjo este video. Este mensaje destaca el trabajo de equidad de D65 y cómo nuestra comunidad puede educarse sobre el lenguaje y las palabras que pueden desencadenar sentimientos y experiencias de racismo.
Special Education Resources and Supports (English)
*NOTE*: This video was recorded on December 7, 2020. The information and content discussed in the video is relevant to that time period.
Conversaciones con el Superintendente - Servicios Estudiantiles (Español)
*NOTA*: Este video fue grabado el 7 de diciembre de 2020. La información y el contenido discutidos en el video son relevantes para ese período de tiempo.
D65 Student Learning Pathways (English)
Conversaciones con el Superintendente - Opciones de Aprendizaje para Estudiantes (Español)
Family and Community Engagement Community Partnerships and Resources (English)
*NOTE:* This video was recorded on November 18, 2020 during an advised Stay-at-Home order issued by the City of Evanston.
Participación de la familia y de la comunidad, Colaboraciones y recursos comunitarios (Español)
* NOTA: * Este video fue grabado el 18 de noviembre de 2020 durante una orden de quedarse en casa emitida por la ciudad de Evanston.
Virtual Parent Information Sessions on Digitial Citizenship
Our D65 librarians, along with Common Sense Media, hosted and recorded three virtual informational sessions for parents via Zoom! Sessions were held December 8-10. For any parent or family member who was unable to attend the sessions, we've got you covered! All recordings are available to view in both English and Spanish. Recordings of the sessions are available below:
Session 1 and 2 - Media Balance - How to Get the Most Out of Your Child's Time
Additionally, a list of digital citizenship resources have been compiled for students, parents, and families to review.
MAP Growth and MAP Fluency Workshop for Families
On December 10, 2020, Cindy Gonzalez, D65 Assessment Data Analyst, and Donna Cross (Director of MTSS and SEL) hosted a virtual workshop about NWEA MAP Growth and MAP Fluency. For anyone who was uable to attend the session, a recording of the session has been made available. The recorded session can be accessed below: