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OCED to Launch Reconstructed Parent University Program: GO LIVE E-Learning

Unprecedented times call for innovative strategies, and that’s exactly what the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) at Fresno State has accomplished by restructuring the Fresno State Parent University program to include a virtual e-learning platform for parents. 

Over the past several months, the OCED team has been hard at work, developing the new platform and curriculum based on the distance learning mandate that the California Department of Education has required school districts to follow. These requirements caused many obstacles to parents with school-aged children in the San Joaquin Valley. Many parents weren’t prepared with broadband at home and lacked the devices necessary to log in and/or the skills necessary to drive distance learning from home. In efforts to assist parents that lacked the skills necessary to help their children fully engage in distance learning, navigate the complex distance learning methods, including video conferencing platforms and classroom management software/apps, the Fresno State Parent University program has developed new strategies to teach and engage parents in distance learning. 

These new strategies will help parents build the digital skills necessary to easily understand and navigate the various software and platforms so that they can help prepare their children to be successful in school. The new virtual e-learning platform is called GO LIVE e-learning and will pilot its first classes in September 2020 in partnership with the Migrant Education Program Region 8. The 3 distinct classes to be offered under the new 4 week GO LIVE e-learning, virtual platform are Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Social & Emotional Wellness. For more information on how your school district, community-based program or library can bring the Fresno State Parent University program to parents in your community, please contact Eduardo Gonzalez at 559.278.0542