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Incline Education Fund (IEF) periodically hosts events for parents covering current topics of interest ranging from mental health to substance abuse, online school information resources, and more.
Past and future events include Covid webinars, movie screenings, speakers and general discussions on the “state of education”. In addition, IEF is working closely with school administrators to provide informational resources for the Hispanic community families to encourage participation and communication.
Hispanic Parent Community Night
IEF hosted a movie screening of “Most Likely to Succeed”, a documentary about the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. A panel discussion of Incline High School teachers and Principal Cahill was moderated by Dr. Courtenay Wallpe. The discussion highlighted how IHS is adopting new teaching practices including Advisory, Internships and Exhibitions /Presentation of Learning.
IEF put together a webinar for Incline Village parents to explore practical tips and guidelines for what families can do to best support student well-being and engagement with online learning during the COVID-19 crisis. The program also discussed the impact remote learning will have on a child’s academic journey.
Clint Malarchuk, A Matter of Inches
Former NHL goaltender and mental health advocate, Clint Malarchuk, spoke to the general Incline Village community on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Lake Tahoe School Academic and Performing Arts Complex and Incline High School students on Friday, March 13th.
A joint effort from the Sierra Community House, Lake Tahoe School and the Incline Education Fund, IEF brought together community partners and residents to share information and resources that may be available to those in need.
IEF held its inaugural community event Monday, October 21, 2019 hosting the movie, Screenagers at the University of California, Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.
Courtenay Wallpe, PhD, of Positive Pivot Coaching, led a community conversation after the Screenagers’ showing discussing how video and computer device screen time is handled in local households as well as navigating the issue with grandchildren or other extended family members. At the end of the evening, she offered a variety of tips for parents, grandparents and even children present for setting up screen contracts that would work for all involved.
Prior to the community showing of Screenagers, IEF held showings of the documentary for students at Incline Middle and High School and parents at Incline Elementary School. Discussion groups held within each of the schools promoted the lessons offered within the movie.