Sheridan to moderate NET panel broadcast Aug. 15

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Sheridan to moderate NET panel broadcast Aug. 15

Susan Sheridan
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Susan Sheridan

Susan Sheridan, director of UNL’s Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, will moderate a televised panel on parent engagement in children’s education. The program airs at 8 p.m., Aug. 15 on NET2 World.

“The Challenge of Parent Engagement,” an hour-long episode of NET’s “The State of Education in Nebraska” series, will feature a discussion among educators and administrators from Lincoln, Crete, Grand Island and Omaha. In addition to addressing the many forms and benefits of parent engagement, the panel will examine how best to foster connections among parents, schools and community organizations.

The program will also include an interview with Gov. Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem, who recently proclaimed August as Parental Involvement Month in the state.

“The Challenge of Parent Engagement” will re-air on NET2 World at 2 p.m., Aug. 18; 7 p.m., Aug. 22; and 1 p.m., Aug. 25.

Sheridan, a professor of educational psychology, has spent much of her career researching the relationships between parents and teachers for the sake of identifying meaningful ways to establish home-school partnerships. She has focused especially on a model of service delivery known as conjoint behavioral consultation, an approach that coordinates collaboration among parents, teachers and other caregivers interested in addressing the concerns they share for children.

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