Parent Education

Addison's schedule of Parent Education Events for the current school year are listed on the Addison PTA Parent Education page. The PTA has several informative and engaging events planned, and we hope to see you at some (or all!) of them. 

For slides and podcasts from previous parent events, go to the Addison PTA Parent Education page. Questions?  Want to suggest a parent education topic?  Contact the Addison Parent Education Team.


January 13, 2016,  7:00 pm : The Well-Balanced Student


  • explore the unique demands placed on their children's time today,
  • examine how today's high-pressure, fast-paced culture can have unintentional but damaging effects on children,
  • discover simple ways your family can counter the fast-paced culture without sacrificing achievement and while allowing kids to be kids, and
  • discuss research-based strategies to increase resilience, creativity and overall well-being for children.


Parent Education Events, September-October 2015

April 28, 2015: Most Likely to Succeed screening and panel discussion

Please join us for a district-wide Parent Ed event, which will feature the Palo Alto premiere of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival documentary Most Likely to Succeed.  Following the screening, there will be a panel of experts to discuss the "Promise and Mindset Challenges of Project-Based Learning." 

LASZLO BOCK  SVP People Operations, Google
LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND  Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education | Faculty Director, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
SAL KHAN  Founder & Executive Director, Khan Academy
MAX MCGEE  Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District
GREG WHITELEY  Director,  Most Likely to Succeed
ESTHER WOJCICKI (MODERATOR)  Vice Chair, Creative Commons | Chair, Learning Matters | Founder, Palo Alto High Journalism | Blogger, Huffington Post 

March 19, 2015: Parenting Expert Susan Stone Belton

If you've ever been stumped by a question from your kid ssuch as, "Why is there war?" or "What happens after we die?" this workshop is for you.  Parenting expert Susan Stone Belton will give you new confidence to take on even the most difficult inquiries from your children. 
Susan Stone-Belton is a parenting coach, motivational speaker, and certified special education teacher.  Susan specializes in effective parent-child communication and behavior management.  She is the author of "Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk".