In Evanston/Skokie School District 65 there are many programs and services designed to better engage parents in their child’s academic learning experiences. Recently, Manuel Aleman, the District 65 Bilingual Parent Liaison again offered the successful parent computer training program for Spanish-speaking families in the District.

The classes were held from early November to mid-December three mornings a week and three afternoons each week at Dawes School and two mornings each week at Washington School. In total, this session attracted 30 people who greatly improved their skills in using the computers to navigate, search, email, and distinguish basic internet characteristics.

Sarah Mendez, the District’s Bilingual Education program coordinator, said “As a bilingual education department, we get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing how much our Spanish-speaking families appreciate this kind of outreach.

Helping these parents to gain the technical skills to help their children also introduces them to ways to expand their own world body of knowledge.” Mr. Aleman will offer a new series of training at Oakton, Dawes and Washington Schools after the winter break.