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Partnership for Student Success | "Familiarize yourself with the technologies your child uses for school and learn useful Internet safety tips"

Update: More than 40 parents attended today's session. ACS Athens thanks them for their presence.

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Next session: "Parenting Adolescents: Challenges and Opportunities."
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 2017, 9:30 am

The Office of Student Affairs and the Learning Enhancement Programs present:

Partnership for Student Success
Parents and Professionals Coming Together to Share and Learn Strategies to Empower Students

What: A series of monthly meetings beginning September 14, 2017

Where: ACS Athens Conference Center - Administration Building

Time: 09:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Please respond for each session to Ms. Vicky Koumbouni at

For more information contact Mrs. Chris Perakis, Director, IIC Learning Enhancement Programs, 2106070200, ext. 335 or Ms. Danai Papaioannou, Student Affairs Officer, 2106070200, ext. 227.

The ACS Athens IIC Learning Enhancement Program is proud to continue an initiative established to address parents' and educators' collective interest in the well-being and development of students. Parents and professionals are cordially invited to join "Partnership for Student Success", a series of presentations and forums that will provide the opportunity to share and learn strategies to empower student learners. Sessions will be scheduled monthly and will include a presentation on a topic related to promoting students' academic, emotional and social well-being followed by a discussion of the topic.

"Familiarize yourself with the technologies your child uses for school and learn useful Internet safety tips"

Date: Thursday, Sep. 14 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Speakers: Mr. Papadakis, Dr. Avgerinou, Ms. Anagnostopoulou, Mr. Makris

Join the Departments of Technology, and Educational Technology and eLearning in an introduction to the school’s technology tools and resources. Mr. Papadakis, Director of Enrollment, Technology & Communications will guide you through the main points of the presentation while his colleagues will provide more information about Skyward Family and Student Access, and Internet Safety. Dr. Avgerinou, Director of Educational Technology and eLearning will present and discuss the various features of the Moodle educational platform as this facilitates the i2Flex(blended) teaching methodology at ACS Athens. This will be a great opportunity for all parents to learn more about supporting and monitoring their children’s academic performance, as well as to be informed about potential online dangers and ways of maximizing the user's personal safety.

John Papadakis is the Director of Enrollment Management, Technology & Communications at ACS Athens since 2006. His studies include an executive M.B.A. degree from the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus), a B.A. in Communications/Electronic Media from Columbia College Chicago, and an associate degree in electronics engineering from Triton College, IL. He has extensive experience in radio/TV production and has worked as an editor/staff writer in a weekly ethnic newspaper based in Chicago, IL. Mr. Papadakis was the Director of Communications of the Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) – North and South America Region, based in Chicago, from 1995-2001, covering and promoting the activities of the ethnic Greek community on the American continent.

Maria D. Avgerinou, Ph.D. has recently joined the American Community Schools (ACS) Athens (Greece) as the Director of Educational Technology and eLearning. Dr. Avgerinou holds a B.Litt. in Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens (GR), an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Psychology from the University of Bath (UK). She holds postdoctoral diplomas on eLearning Design, Implementation, and Evaluation from the Institute of Education, University of London (UK), the University of Hull (UK), and more recently from Indiana University (US). As a certified online educator and a former academic in American, British, and Greek universities, she has taught, published, and presented extensively on the research and practice of online and blended learning, action research, and visual literacy for education and training. From a leadership level, Dr. Avgerinou has been active in various professional associations (AERA, EDEN, IVLA, and AECT). She currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of Visual Literacy (JVL/Routledge), a Master Reviewer for Quality Matters (MarylandOnline/US), and an external specialist for European Commission’s Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.

Vicky Anagnostopoulou was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Athens, Greece. She has been working at the Computer Department since 1991. She completed her degree in Computer Information Systems at Deree College, Athens. She also maintains abreast of current IT advancements through Microsoft and other networking seminars.

Marinos Makris is a specialist on networking industry technologies including Microsoft Networks, Cisco Networking and IBM Systems. He has been occupied in the IT Industry since 2005. He has worked for IBM Hellas, on the ITS Department for 3 years.

Next session: "Parenting Adolescents: Challenges and Opportunities."
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 2017, 9:30 am

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