Parent University is a new collaborative effort between the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and the Peninsula Education Foundation. The goal of Parent University is to provide parents with access to important District and student information, educational resources, and technology training. In this first year of the program, the focus is on the intermediate school level. By increasing parent support at this level, we hope to empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life!
Included in Parent University is a speaker series covering topics on digital citizenship, adolescent brain development, and guidance on how to raise happy, high-performing students and athletes.
2016-17 Speaker Series
Technology Safety Presentation with Clayton Cranford, The Cyber Safety Cop
Author of Parenting in a Digital World, Sergeant Cranford, will explain current technology teens
are using and will give tools and action plans to stay safe online.
- October 3 @ PVIS, 6pm - 7pm
- October 4 @ MIS, 6pm - 7pm
- October 5 @ RIS, 6pm - 7pm
Coping with LIfe While Being a Positive Bystander
Reknowned pediatrician and best-selling author of Builidng Resilience in Children and Teens,
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg will talk about how to create an environment where your kids can thrive.
- January 17 @ PVIS, 6pm
- Janurary 18 @ RIS, 6pm
- January 19 @ MIS, 6pm
Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be
New York Times columnist and best-selling author, Frank Bruni, will give parents and students
a new perspective on the college admissions process, emphasizing a students' self-worth is not
determined by which colleges say yes and no.
- March 23 @ MIS, 6pm (students also welcome)
Presentations & Notes from Previous Events