Fort Bend ISD hosts parent training sessions as teacher-facilitated instruction gets underway

The parent training sessions are designed to help parents understand the tools their children will use during online learning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The parent training sessions are designed to help parents understand the tools their children will use during online learning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The parent training sessions are designed to help parents understand the tools their children will use during online learning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

In an effort to help parents learn the digital resources used during online instruction, FBISD staff is hosting a series of parent training sessions on April 7 and April 9, according to Audra Ude, the director of campus strategic transformation.

According to a district press release, the training sessions are on the following topics:




  • At-Home Learning

  • Clever

  • Schoology

  • Planning a daily schedule


Each session will begin every hour on the hour from 4-8 p.m. on both April 7 and April 9. The sessions, which are restricted to FBISD parents, are limited to 100 participants. All of the Zoom waiting rooms for sessions open at 3 p.m. the day of the training. Most sessions are also available in Spanish.

The first round of training sessions was held on April 2.

Ude said in an April 3 email there was a good turnout for the first sessions. She added feedback has been positive overall.

“Of the 120 parents who have responded to the feedback survey so far, the training team was given an average of 4.1 out of 5 rating on satisfaction with the sessions,” Ude wrote in an email.


Ude said the district is listening to parent feedback and developing a training schedule for the remainder of April. Additionally, she said recorded trainings will be available to view online at any time.

In addition to the trainings, a FBISD release said the district plans to host several Q&A sessions via Zoom to answer parent and student questions related to online learning.

FBISD has also established a call center for parents needing help guiding students through online learning. Operators, who can be reached at 281-634-0826, are available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, with the exception of April 10.

Teacher-facilitated instruction in FBISD began on April 3.

Visit Fort Bend ISD’s COVID-19 information page to access training sessions and additional resources.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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