This evening I’ll be representing LeapFrog at the first ever Mom Congress on Education and Learning, a 3 day conference being held by Parenting Magazine at Georgetown University that brings together mom delegates from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Delegates for the invitation only Mom Congress won the opportunity to represent their states through their outstanding contributions and dedication to improving their local schools. The delegates will partner with leaders from the National PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), PBS, MomsRising, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and faculty members from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies to create Parenting’s “Lesson Plan for Change”, a guide to help empower parents nationwide to get more involved in their children’s education.
As a teacher and parent, Mom Congress is right up my alley. Panels will include topics like advocating for change on a grassroots level, the new role of technology in the classroom, how to fight childhood obesity in schools, working with the media to get your message heard, and early literacy and reading development as the foundation for a solid education.
I’m thrilled to be part of The LeapFrog Community and attend Mom Congress not only as a blogger, but also as a parent and teacher to discuss effective and lasting education reform on a local and national level. I’m especially excited about U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan’s, keynote speech on Monday. I’ve heard that his Town Hall style meeting will include Mom Congress delegates and hundreds of DC area parents (like myself!) to discuss the role that parents play in helping implement America’s education goals for improving the country’s school system and the educational opportunities available to our nation’s children. You are invited to tune in via live webcast on Monday (5/2) at 10:45 am to hear Duncan’s speech.
I’ll be sharing details of the Mom Congress with you through my posts here and in The LeapFrog Community. Feel free to follow my tweets for the most current happenings at the conference. Also leave a comment if there is an educational topic or issue that you would like me to bring to the table! Thanks!
You can register to join Mom Congress and make a difference in your child’s school by visiting the Parenting Magazine site where you can connect with other parents and Mom Congress board members and also enter their monthly giveaways.
I was invited to represent LeapFrog and blog about my experiences for The LeapFrog Community where I am a paid contributor. LeapFrog is a sponsor of Mom Congress.
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