Why do so many people struggle with grammar? The answer is simple: experience. People who struggle with grammar often don't have enough experience reading and writing. ​The focus of this course is on understanding and using basic grammatical forms and writing simple sentences using correct word forms, word order, spelling, and punctuation.

Professional Development Opportunities for Parents

If you’re interested in bringing training into your organization, there’s no better way than through PPES Inc. — guaranteed!

On-site training is one of the most cost-effective ways to facilitate your school’s parent professional development goals, and we can tailor any program to meet your school’s exact needs. The benefits of on-site training are enormous!


Improved communication skills can help parents gain confidence whenever they are working with professionals who are helping their children. This training will help parents and professionals identify their communication strengths and weaknesses and will offer strategies to help if obstacles arise.​


In order to be effective when advocating for your child’s education, you need to understand the laws that can impact their educational experience. This training will provide an overview of the Individuals

with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Family Education Right to Privacy Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Safe Schools.


As parents, we all want our children to excel in school, to become Star Students!  But what can parents do to help our students become stars?  The first step is to be informed.  Parents will learn about the State Standards for core curriculum, how your child is tested on these Standards, and what his or her grades really mean. Parents will also gather crucial information about how to help their children improve their study habits and scores.


This seminar teaches parents how to raise a child by using encouragement, building the child's self-esteem, and creating a relationship with the child based on active listening, honest communication, and problem-solving. It also teaches parents to use natural and logical consequences to reduce irresponsible and unacceptable behaviors.


Partners in the Special Education Process

Effective communication is critical for parents and educators to work effectively together in supporting children with disabilities.  Participants will learn the important role of each IEP Team member and how using each others’ expertise benefits the child.  This workshop is ideal for parents and educators to attend together but can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups. 


Parents will learn basic information on filing and paying income taxes, including an overview of deductions, tax credits, extensions, and penalties.   Parents will also get an in-depth look at income taxes and common terminology such as gross income, capital gains, taxable income, and more.


"Proud Professionals Educating Schools​"


This workshop introduces parents to the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, and terms like hardware, software, networking, and the internet.  Parents will also learn how to use computers as a tool for managing their children’s education—for emailing teachers, learning about school events, and even monitoring grades and attendance.


Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will gain a better understanding of their role as equal participants in the IEP Process.