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The K-12 Parent Portal Implementation Guide is ready! Click here to access.


Lorna Costantini is delivering webcasts on her Parents as Partners site. Lorna is passionate about parent involvement in education as evidenced in the work on the website and her numerous posts on the topic. She has experience as a family studies teacher, a school board trustee and a school council chair. You can also find her on Twitter and Classroom 2.0


Mike Arsenault worked with a group of parents, helping them to learn about Facebook. Check out his blog for some extra resources.



Great conversation this morning at Educon 2.1 (#educon2) about parent engagement. See the session archive with John Pederson at http://educon21.wikispaces.com/211-4

A new addition to the Parent 2.0 collection - a video answering the question What is a Parent Portal? The video describes in simple terms how a portal connects parents and schools.



Parent 2.0 Interactive just launched as a companion site to this wiki. In addition to being a place to house discussion about developing a K-12 Parent Portal, it will also be the home of the K-12 Parent Portal Implementation Guide. Join the journey and provide feedback as the Guide is developed. The guide will reside on the Parent 2.0 Interactive site as a tool available for use and a pdf version will be available for download in Spring 2009.


You must watch this amazing video from a parent called "What I Want for my Children". Every parent and teacher will be moved by what she asks of teachers and challenges parents to do.



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Dr. Debbie Pushor is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies, College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Canada. Dr. Pushor's research is focused on issues of parent involvement, engagement and leadership in schools. She has just launched a new website www.debbiepushor.com that offers a "diverse community with whom to sustain a rich conversation about the place and voice of parents on school landscapes".

Click here to read some of her recent work.


Lorna Costantini is delivering webcasts on her Parents as Partners site. Lorna is passionate about parent involvement in education as evidenced in the work on the website and her numerous posts on the topic. She has experience as a family studies teacher, a school board trustee and a school council chair. You can also find her on Twitter and Classroom 2.0

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (Parents as Partners) or download through the links below:
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Episode #9 - , a brainstorming session to plan the fall season on June 2nd at 9pm EDT on EdtechTalk



Listen to the eighth in the series with Anne Reed "on being a blogging lawyer"
Listen to the seventh in the series with Dr. Debbie Pushor from the University of Saskatchewan
Listen to the sixth in the series with Steve Hargadon of Classroom 2.0
Listen to the fifth in the serieswith Aimee Gredevich and Rick McAllister, two parents that among other credits are members of the Ontario Provincial Parents Advisory Board
Listen to the fourth in the series - with Jacqui Strachan, Parent Inclusion Manager and Parent Support and Volunteer Coordinator with People for Education
Listen to the third in the series with Dr. Joyce Epstein and Frank Iannantuono
Listen to the second in the series with Sharon Peters.
Listen to the first one in the series with Matt Montagne, Cindy Zautcke and Rhoda Cipparone.



Conversations about parent engagement currently active at Classroom 2.0.
Getting More Parents Involved
Paernt concerns about teaching social networking in schools?


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Dr. Debbie Pushor and Cindy Seibel
Parent 2.0 is presented at the University of Saskatchewan on April 5, 2008.





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