Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT)
Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, and research shows that parents play a large part in their child’s academic success. So what if parents knew exactly how to help their children learn with a stopwatch, a pack of playing cards, or a pair of die? Elementary Schools across HISD are participating in the Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) program to learn how to help prepare their children at home for academic success in the classroom. Parents in the program learn about foundational skills, examine assessment data, set goals for their children’s achievement, and learn simple games and activities to help develop their students’ competency at home. Parents leave the meeting empowered to help their children learn, teachers gain instructional partners, and children develop academically at school and at home.