Parent Education Series

The BCD Parent Education Series offers free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world. Speakers and topics are selected based on current relevance to children and parents. Past topics include: Media and Internet Safety, Understanding the Gifted & Talented personality, Healthy Eating Habits, and Anti-Bullying. All Parent Education Series events are free and open to the public. Please review our schedule and come join us.

upcoming 2017-18 PES Events

RAISING CAPABLE Humans - January 16, 2018 am from 6:30 - 8:00pm

Raising A Capable Human - How Design Thinking Prepares Students for Success

Times have changed and so have the requirements for what it means for your child to be successful. You, like many parents, wonder and worry about what skillsets, emotional development, and experiences will make your child the most prepared they can be, as well as how your child’s school is ensuring their preparedness. Heather Murray of Raising Good Humans has created her workshop to answer those very questions and to delve into what children need as they move into adult life and the working world. She brings this topic to life and offers some concrete examples and easy-to-follow instructions as to what parents can do to help their child live and prosper in our information dense, ever-changing, and fast paced modern environment.

In my workshop, you will learn:
·         The skills useful for success
·         Our basic needs and inter-connectivity
·         How to use design thinking to create solutions for our problems
·         Tinkering and how to instill a sense of wonder 

Heather has included a personal message to you.  Please watch this short video and make plans to join Heather Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:30pm.

Heather Murray is a passionate educator, dedicated to raising good humans. She has been committed to the business of education for her entire career. Through her years in education, she has helped parents understand education and how to help their children reach their highest potential. In an effort to aid more parents than those in her immediate care, she created the blog Raising Good Humans

Raising Good Humans is a consulting service that aligns and aids in the collaboration between parents and schools in the education of their children.  Raising Good Humans prepares faculty and parents to handle the ups and downs of educating children and fostering their growth and success.   As a passionate education expert, Heather eliminates confusion and anxiety, and helps parents understand and navigate the school experience for their children.  Heather’s program also helps schools better understand the expectations of the families that support their programs, maximize the value they receive, as well as to craft world-class strategies that continue to inspire parent engagement.  
Heather’s successful and advantageous education career has included administration, teaching, and program development for kindergarten through high school in both the public and private space, as well as university-level education.  With all she has learned and accomplished, Heather’s main goal remains to remedy the all-too-common disconnects between parents’ expectations and the structure and delivery of school programs.  Through Raising Good Humans, Heather has educated, inspired, and collaborated with many schools and parents to increase understanding, awareness, and the quality of their experience. The ultimate outcome of this improved collaboration is the prosperity of the student both at home and in the classroom.

Teaching Resiliency - February 21st from 8:15am - 9:30am

Jenny Hecht, LCSW, CYT of Karuna Healing will speak.

How to Find Us

2017-18 PES Schedule

Resource List from prior PES events

BCD Faculty share ideas on how to Bring Responsive Classroom Home.

Presentation by Brian Dino
, Media Program Coordinator of Common Sense Media on social media, cell phone use, and internet safety.

Video of Dr. Dan Siegel's presentation on the Adolescent Mind.

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Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.