Parent Academy and OTIS for Parents

Parent Academy logoThe Goshen Central School District is launching its Parent Academy and offering OTIS for Parents in order to provide our parents/guardians with the resources they need in order to help their child succeed during this new era of online learning.

Over the next several weeks, a variety of webinars will be hosted by members of Goshen’s instructional technology staff, teachers, library media specialists and administrators. These webinars will cover a variety of topics designed to educate parents about the tools being used to teach their child, such as Classlink, MyBib Sora, Kami and Destiny Discover. Webinars will be held in real-time, giving attendees the opportunity to have their questions answered.

The Parent Academy Google calendar will showcase the date, time, recommended grade levels, host and Google Meet link (coming soon) for upcoming Parent Academy sessions. You will also be able to view this information on the district website Google calendar. Please note: To attend a webinar, you will need to log in with your Google account or your child’s Google account.

Check back often; more dates will be added.

If you would like to see a specific topic covered during Parent Academy, please email jonathan.redeker@gcsny.org.

The district is also pleased to offer parents/guardians the opportunity to register for a parent account in OTIS for Educators, an online platform that provides educational technology training and support for teachers — and now has a section dedicated to parents and guardians. These training sessions, which include troubleshooting WiFi and connecting to Google Meet, are asynchronous and can be completed on your own time. To create a parent account, visit OTIS for Educators and enter code 0487c6. Please limit one account per household.

Questions? Please contact Jon Redeker at jonathan.redeker@gcsny.org.