MV Parent U 2019-20: Videos

MV Parent U 2019-20: Videos

September 18, 2019

Social Media and Impact of Online Access for Children (Film: "Like")

Presents: Common Sense Media and MVWSD Staff.

MVWSD Parent U presented a discussion and showing of "Like", a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain.  Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care but is that what's really happening? 

Click here to view the showing of "Like"

October 23, 2019
Mental Health Basis

Presenters: A team of professionals from Palo Alto University presented foundational information about mental health and mental illness and how mental health challenges may look different in different people or cultures.

A panel of professionals from Palo Alto University presented ways to cope with stress, when and where to seek help, and combating stigma.  

Click here for the Panel Discussion video

December 4, 2019
Presenters:  Christine Wang, EdM, Heard Alliance.  Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D Professor, Palo Alto University, Director, Master of Science in Psychology.  Dr. Moira Kessler, MD Clinical Assistant, Professor Stanford Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Alicia Carter Crittenden Middle School Counselor.  Kristen Castillo, Los Altos High School Student Services Coordinator. 

A panel of psychologist, school counselors, and local health providers held an interactive, question and answer session on December 4, 2019 about mental health stressors:

Click here for the Panel Discussion video

January 29, 2020
Presenters:  Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader

Parents learned the why, what when and how of speaking to your child about sexual health presented by Health Connected on January 29, 2020:

Click here for 1/29/2020 Parent U Video  

February 12, 2020
Say it Like a Scholar!

Presenters: Kate Kinsella Ed.D, English Language curriculum author of English 3-D, READ 180 and Academic Toolkit.  Global and national speaker and expert on English Learners and language acquisition.  30 year career focus on equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the language and literacy skills necessary to be truly college ready. 

Click here to watch Dr. Kate Kinsella

Super Readers! Growing Your Child's Skills

Presenters: The Mountain View Public Library (Julie Jackson, Librarian Youth Services) and Patricia Girardi (Former Principal and District Literacy Coordinator)

On Sept 12, 2018, the session presented several strategies for supporting young readers and writers at home:

Click here for the SuperReaders session video


Dr. Francisco Jiménez, Author: "The Transformative Power Of Education"

Author and educator Francisco Jiménez presented on Nov. 7, 2018. He has been an agent for change in academia and public education for the last thirty years. His four-book series—The Circuit, Breaking Through, Reaching Out, Taking Hold--has been included in the American Library Association Booklist's 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.  

Click here for the Francisco Jimenez session video


Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader, Activist, and Community Advocate

Ms. Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. She talked with a MVWSD audience on Feb. 5, 2019 about the importance of education.

To view a video recording on Dolores Huerta's talk at MVWSD, click here


“Getting Ready for High School,” a guide for middle and elementary school families

A panel of students, administrators, parents and school counselors from MVWSD and Mountain View Los Altos High School District held an interactive, question and answer session on March 13, 2019 about expect in high school.

Getting Ready for High School video

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