Wyoming's Superintendent of Public Instruction is in Casper this week taking part in the 2011 Wyoming Department of Education Summer Camp.

Superintendent Cindy Hill also takes part in a special session on Friday for parents.

'Parents, Our First Educators', is part of expanded offerings to the yearly summer camp. Hill says at the session they ask the question, How can teachers and administrators most effectively reach out and work with parents in their role as first educators?

"I feel strongly about the parent component in educating our kids and so we'll have a few people who've responded and we'll put together a plan about where to go from here. It's the very first conversation, honestly."

Superintendent Hill, says the 'parent as first educator' component is one of a number of ideas she's introducing to the Education Summer Camp.

This year the four day event focuses on technology in education and reading.

This Friday afternoon parents are welcome to join the session with Superintendent Hill as they discuss challenges facing parents and how the educational system can better support them. It takes place at the Best Western Ramkota in Casper, Friday afternoon, from 1pm to 3pm.