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LSSD workshop to focus on tech and study skills

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The Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) is set to host a workshop Thursday focused on helping parents and students better understand technology, time management and study skills.

Parents and students in grades five through eight are encouraged to attend the workshop, which will be held from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in the Castle Heights Elementary Library. Student handouts will include "Staying Safe Online - What Would You Do?" and "Learning Better Study Skills - What Would You Do?" Parents will also receive a variety of materials on the same topics.

Facilitators include Walter J. Baird Assistant Principal Traci Sparkman and LSSD Instructional Technologist Chris Tenbarge. Sparkman will talk to parents about how to know when their child has a skill deficit in math or reading and walk parents through test procedures and how they can support their child at school. Tenbarge will discuss the importance of privacy and security when using Google Chromebooks and the variety of systems in place to monitor student use. He will also cover the many activities that are enhanced through the use of technology.

The workshop, materials, childcare (for children younger than fifth grade) and snacks are free. The workshop is sponsored by the LSSD Family Resource Center. To learn more or to RSVP, contact Beth Petty at (615) 453-2693 or via e-mail at

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