The Valley Teachers ’Union is asking parents to join them on Saturday to help bridge the educational gap between students.
According to the McAllen American Federation of Teachers, parents can expect to receive tips and strategies to help their children inside and outside the classroom.
McAllen AFT says parents often don’t know how to help their students at home, especially if their children don’t speak English well.
Teachers say the loss of education as a result of the pandemic has only worsened the situation, but they hope the workshop will provide better guidance to parents and school staff on how to close the gap.
“It’s a lot of work because you have a lot of gaps in most students, I don’t want to say, but in most of the students who come in with big gaps two years ago, they said I was active in Zooms on and off,” Sylvia Tanguma told McAllen. AFT.
The workshop will be conducted in English and Spanish. Teachers also have their own workshop to tackle teacher burnout and how to prevent it.
The workshop is free and includes backpacks, books, and lunch.
The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. at Robert Vela High School in Edinburgh.