iTech Parent Academy

  • Norman Public Schools will host four iTech Parent Academy nights at Norman High School. Parents are invited to attend to learn about technology use in the classroom, digital citizenship, healthy screen time and more. Read below for details on information that will be shared at each session.

Session Descriptions

  • September 24

    6-7 p.m. at Norman High

    • Digital Citizenship
      • This session will share digital citizenship curriculum and helpful resources for parents to use as support at home.
    • Levels of Access
      • This session will address how NPS has created multiple levels of access for students.  These levels of access will provide additional protection for students based on age appropriateness or individual need.
    • NPS iTech 101
      • This session is designed especially for parents who are new to the district or who would like clarification about the iTech initiative. Topics will include the Acceptable Use Policy, optional protection plan, and guidelines for use at home, as well as answer any questions.
    • Healthy Screen Time
      • Balancing the amount of technology screen time in any family is sometimes difficult. This session will focus on what is active screen time and passive screen time to help families find the right balance for healthy use.  All developmental ages of children and teens will be addressed for healthy use.

    November 5

    6-7 p.m. at Norman High

    • Managing Home WiFi
      • How can you make screen time at home with NPS devices what works best for your family?  Anna Moore, site tech for NHS, will discuss available tools and strategies for parents to use at home to manage home use of devices, especially wifi and data use.  This session does not cover software or settings on devices, but rather what parents can do in the home environment to hopefully have more family time and less conflict.  Discussion will include planning how you as a parent can implement these strategies and what resources to use when your kids can't resist the pull of technology.  
    • Cyberbullying
      • Master Police Officer Thomas Zermeno will join NPS Student Advocacy Coordinators to review the district cyberbullying policy and discuss how Student Advocates intervene to represent students who are experiencing bullying, including encouraging families to make police reports when it occurs. Officer Zermeno will share more about how cyberbullying happens, along with information about apps, social media, and safety concerns. They will also share tips with parents on how to help your child navigate social media, report issues, and help friends and others affected by cyberbullying.
    • Parent-Teacher Communication
      • In this session, parents can see various NPS online communication tools.  You will learn how to request parent/guardian reports from your child’s teacher on Google Classroom, how to use Parent Portal, and how to have conversations and see assignments on your student’s Google Classroom.
    • Health
      • Balancing the amount of technology screen time in any family is sometimes difficult. This session will focus on what is active screen time and passive screen time to help families find the right balance for healthy use.  All developmental ages of children and teens will be addressed for healthy use.

    January 14

    6-7 p.m. at Norman High

    • G Suite Overview- Helping your child at home
      • In this session, iTech Coaches will walk parents through the features of G Suite software.  NPS students frequently use these tools. This will help parents with discussions about homework and with personal use as well.
    • FAQ’s and Q&A
      • In this session, a Tech Services Representative and Director of Library and Information Services will answer any questions parents have about the NPS iTech Initiative.  Also frequently asked questions and where to access information on the NPS website will be shared.
    • 1:1 Classroom Management
      • In this session, iTech Coaches will share techniques used in classrooms in managing learning time.  Effective classroom management will be shared and parents can see how devices are used and not used in our blended learning model.
    • Healthy Screen Time
      • Balancing the amount of technology screen time in any family is sometimes difficult. This session will focus on what is active screen time and passive screen time to help families find the right balance for healthy use.  All developmental ages of children and teens will be addressed for healthy use.

    April 1

    6-7 p.m. at Norman High

    • Student Technology Showcase
      • Students from around the district will be given the opportunity to showcase their technology activities and projects from throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

iTech 101

Digital Citizenship

Healthy Screen Time

Levels of Access