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2013 WORKSHOPS

8 Habits of Highly Effective Afterschool Leaders
Mike Ashcraft, CEO, Children's Choice, Albuquerque, NM

Accessing and Maximizing the Resources of Your Local College
Sirocus Barnes, Education Outreach Coordinator, The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing, Atlanta, GA

Addressing Hunger Issues–If Not You, Then Who?
Kathy Lewis, VP and COO, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Signe Anderson, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, Food Research Action Center, Washington, D.C; Doreen Hassan, After School and Enrichment Program Specialist, YMCA of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA; Terry Garner, Program Manager, CA Association of Food Banks, Oakland, CA

Adolescent Subcultures and Current Drug Trends
Nancy Wilkey, Sergeant; Lance Christensen, Deputy, Orange County Sheriff's Department, Aliso Viejo, CA

Advocating Afterschool: Building a Case for Policy Makers, Your Community and the Public - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Associate, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC

Afterschool and Common Core - A Perfect Match for Struggling Readers
Teresa Isarraraz, Program Specialist, Save the Children, Westport, CT

Afterschool for All: Planning A Community Campaign For Funding
Janelle Cousino, Vice President, FowlerHoffman, LLC, Baltimore, MD; Steve Fowler, Principal, FowlerHoffman, LLC, Richmond, CA

Aggression Reduction and Bullying
Elizabeth Kennedy, Director, Burr Community Afterschool Program, Inc., Newton, MA

Alcopop Free-Zone Campaign: Integrating Youth into Alcohol Prevention Campaigns
Jorge Castillo, Advocacy Director, Alcohol Justice, San Rafael, CA

Best Practices in Afterschool Evaluation: Measuring Implementation Quality and Youth Outcomes
Tiffany Berry, Research Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Beyond the Bell: Collaborating, Planning, and Implementing Quality Afterschool and Youth Development Programs - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jaime Singer, Senior Consultant, Carol McElvain, Principal Consultant, Deborah Moroney, Senior Researcher, Fausto Lopez, Consultant; American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Blow the Cobwebs Out of Your Local Museum: How to Use Current Skills to Access Museum Resources
Marilyn Cosby, Education Coordinator; Angelina Mendoza, Senior Education Coordinator; Regina Cavazos, Education Coordinator; Maggie Goodman, Education Coordinator; Marvin McClure, Manager of Community Initiatives, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The BOOST Social Network: Experiential and Reflective Activities to BOOST Learning! – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Justin McGlamery, Coordinator of Adventure Education, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Brooklyn Castle - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Robert McLellan, Executive Producer, Brooklyn Castle, Marketing Director, US Chess Federation, Knoxville, TN; Katie Dellamaggiore, Director/Producer, Brooklyn Castle Brooklyn, NY

Building Inquiry Science Capacity in Youth Programs
Stephanie Lingwood, Project Director, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Seattle, WA

Building Trust & Open Communication With At-Risk & System-involved Youth
Suamhirs Rivera, Youth Leadership Training; Dixie Crane, Youth Leadership Trainer, Mental Health Systems Inc., San Diego, CA

California After School Round Table Meetings with Regional Teams - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
California After School Division Staff and Regional Leads

California’s After School Division Strategic Planning Process: Initiative 1 – System of Support
Tommy E. Brewer, II, Director of Staff Development, LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program, Los Angeles, CA; Iqbal Badwalz, Education Programs Consultant, After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

California’s After School Division Strategic Planning Process: Initiative 2 – Grant Administration and Policy
Mara Wold, Coordinator, Region 5 After School Partnerships, Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA; Josh Brady, Education Programs Consultant, After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

California’s After School Division Strategic Planning Process: Initiative 3 Communication/Information Systems
Frank Escobar, After School Programs Manager, Visalia Unified School District, Visalia, CA; Nora Reed, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, After School Division, California Department of Education,  Sacramento, CA

California’s After School Division Strategic Planning Process: Initiative 4 – Expanded Learning/K-12 Integration
Zenae Scott, After School Coordinator, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA; Anissa Sonnenburg, Education Programs Consultant, After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

A Cambodia Journey: From an Idea to a Movement
Bobby Klein, Senior Program Director; Sunny Im, Associate Program Director, of YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Long Beach, CA; Trang Truong, Project Coordinator for Global Initiatives, International Group, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL

Changing Students’ Eating Habits: What Works?
Kristen Mowers, Healthy Behaviors Coordinator, CalSERVES, Santa Rosa, CA; Jennifer Bruno, Site Coordinator, Fitness 4 Life, Watsonville, CA; Gloria Halley, Region 2 Afterschool Lead, Butte County Office of Education, Oroville, CA

Charter School Panel - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Malka Borrego, Executive Director and Founder, Equitas Academy Charter School, Los Angeles, CA
Panel Members: Kamau Stanford, Community Engagement & Extra Curricular Director, Mastery Charter Schools, Philadelphia, PA; Brandy Price, Principal, Ingenium Charter Schools, Canoga Park, CA; Rochelle Lether, Executive Director, Big Up Kidz After School Program (Partner with Ingenium), Los Angeles, CA; Marni Parsons, Director of Student Services, Bright Star Schools, Los Angeles, CA; George Fiocca, 21st CCLC Program Director, Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School, Philadelphia, PA; Erin Dougherty, Activities Director, Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School, Philadelphia, PA

Closing the Leadership Gap - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Ezra Holland, President, The Holland Group, Beverly, MA

Closing the Learning Opportunity Gap: Empowering Diverse Youth with Equity and Inclusive Programming Strategies - CANCELLED
Ernest Saadiq Morris, Director, Urban Youth Justice, Seattle, WA

COA's After School Program Accreditation
Jim Murphy, Sr. Manager, Council on Accreditation, New York, NY

The Common Core State Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in the Content Areas
Dr. Maria Grant, Associate Professor in Secondary Education, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

A Conversation with Father Greg Boyle - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Father Greg Boyle, Founder & Executive Director; Robert Arteaga, Homeboy Trainee; Carmen Ruiz, Homeboy Trainee, Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA

Cool Spins for a Hot Summer Culture
Lori Carr, Consultant, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA; Kellen Dart, Site Coordinator, California Teaching Fellows Foundation, Fresno, CA

Creating a Common Core Learning Environment in After School
Ken Anthony, Director of Professional Development, Connecticut After School Network, Farmington, CT

Cultural Competence: Identity, Diversity and Engagement
Aleah Rosario, CalSAC Trainer, Riverbank, CA; Hazel Lambert, CalSAC Trainer, Moreno Valley, CA

Defining Quality: An Opportunity to Review and Advise Statewide Standards – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA; Diego Arancibia, Coordinator, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA

Design Thinking for Staff Development
Diego Arancibia, Specialist, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA

Developing Science Creativity & Talent – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Richard Shope, Program Development Officer; Heather Wichman, Urban Science Corps Coordinator, Youth Science Center, La Puente, CA

Dream Team: Simple and Effective Ways to Strengthen Your Staff Team
Zach Mural, Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL

Drink Right, Move More, Snack Smart: Simple Principles for Healthy Out-of-School Time Programs
Molly Newman, Senior Project Manager; Heather Angstrom, Healthy Kids Out of School – Tufts University, Boston, MA

Effective Communication with Children and Youth
Frances Vasquez, CalSAC Trainer, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA; Jim Oyos, CalSAC Trainer, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego, CA

Effective Implementation and Evaluation of Leadership Workshops
Naomi Sanchez, Director of LEAD Programs; Jackie Conner, Director of Performance Management, arc, Inglewood, CA

Engaging Families: A National Laboratory for Research-Based Innovation - CANCELLED
Lisa Chauveron, Director of Research and Evaluation; Amanda Meeson, Director of Programming, The Leadership Program, New York, NY

Engaging your School and Community in Healthy Behaviors
Andria Fletcher, Chief Afterschool Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Marguerite Ponce, Youth Program Director, Kids Campus Youth Center; Mary Hoshiko Haughey, Vice President Operations – Youth Development and Social Responsibility, YMCA of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

Examining Science in Afterschool: Learning from Research Findings and Reflecting On Your Program
Patrik Lundh, Education Researcher, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

Facilitative Leadership: Getting Staff and Students to Step Up and Team Up
Reba Rose, Consultant, Stand Tall Leadership, Oakland, CA

From Out of School to Outer Space: Make Science Fun with NASA
Leslie Lowes, Informal Education Specialist; Shari Asplund, Discovery New Frontiers Education Public Outreach, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Funder Panel - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Terry Peterson, Director, Afterschool and Community Learning Network, Chairperson of Board of Directors, After School Alliance, Charleston, SC
Panel Members: Arron Jiron, Program Officer, Bechtel Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Jeff Sunshine, Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA; Judi Larsen, Program Manager, The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA; Peter Rivera, Senior Program Officer for Education, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles

G-Dog - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA

Gamify It & Evolve!
Shawn Petty, Technical Assistance Manager, Edvance Research, Inc., Boerne, TX

Going Beyond Changing Lives to Saving Lives!
Andria Fletcher, Chief Afterschool Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Normandie Nigh, CEO, A World Fit for Kids! Los Angeles, CA; Kristen Mowers, Healthy Behaviors Coordinator, CalSERVES, Santa Rosa, CA; Mary Hoshiko Haughey, Vice President Operations for Youth Development and Social Responsibility, YMCA of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

Great Openings & Closings
Lupine Reppert, Director of Education and Membership, American Camp Association, Southern California/Hawaii, Glendora, CA

“Hands-On” Science (S.T.E.M.) & Nature Projects: Making Science Easy for Staff and Fun for Children!
Jeff Salzman, CEO, Nature-Watch, Agoura Hills, CA

Health Benefits You Can Afford: New Program Offers Big Opportunity for Afterschool Staff, Student & Families - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dr. Ruben Ingram, Executive Director, School Employers Association of California, Irvine, CA; John Glynn, President, J Glynn & Co, Oakland, CA; Adriana Robles, Afterschool Consultant, Yorba Linda, CA

Helping Girls Foster Their Self-esteem
Gabriela G. Baeza, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

Hip-Hop(E) -  Activating Hope in Adolescent Youth in Ways that Bridge Hiphop Culture with Social and Emotional Learning Skills
Roberto Rivera, President, Good Life Organization, Chicago, IL

How Much Does a Secret Weigh? – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Philippe Fontilea, Founder, Let’s Erase the Stigma Educational Foundation (LETS), Studio City, CA

How To Find Your Passion And Make A Living At It - For Youth!
Darrell "Coach D" Andrews, Career-Life Coach, Speaker, Author, Darrell Andrews Enterprises, Bear, DE

Incentives and Motivation
Cathye Estes, CalSAC Trainer, Beyond Empowering Affecting Tomorrow (BEAT), Fresno, CA; Aleah Rosario, CalSAC Trainer, Riverbank, CA

It Takes a Village: Creating Powerful Partnerships to Build a Safe School Climate - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
John Vandenburgh, Founder, PLUS Program/CyberBullying Alert, Murrieta, CA

KidTribe Fitness Par-tay!
Kellee McQuinn, Founder, CEO, KidTribe, Santa Monica, CA

Learning Communities in After-School Science: Developing and Supporting High Quality Science Program
Roshni Kasad, Program Manager; Erica Wong, Program Coordinator, Techbridge, Oakland, CA

Learning Styles and Summer Smiles – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jennifer Cano, Director of Digital Learning, LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program, Los Angeles, CA

Less Talk, More Action
Chris Ortiz, Training Coordinator, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT

Let’s Move!
Normandie Nigh, CEO, Los Angeles, CA; Ian Keiller, Health Outreach Director, A World Fit for Kids! Los Angeles, CA

LIAS Principles: The Leadership Role of Putting Theory Into Practice at the Site Level – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Westminster, CA; Bill Fennessy, Director of High School Programs, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA

Literacy is a Family Affair
Janet Downey, After School Programs Specialist; Kathy Pitchford, Staff Development Specialist, Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA

Los Angeles “High-er” School Programs: Take Action With Your Teens to Achieve Higher Engagement
Alvaro Cortes, Executive Director/Assistant Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District, Beyond The Bell, Los Angeles, CA; Brad Lupin, CEO/Founder, arc, Los Angeles, CA; Stu Semigran, President, EduCare, Van Nuys, CA; Ray Trinidad, CEO, !mpact People, Chula Vista, CA

Make Your Program a “Must” Fund – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Zenae Scott, Coordinator II; Monroe Howard, Specialist II; Eduardo Aguilar, Specialist II, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA

Making Summer Matter: Using Standards, Tools and Strategies to Improve Your Program
Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA; Kelly Kirk, Specialist, ASAPconnect, Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA

Media Arts: Captivating Older Youth Using Technology and Art
Leon Mostovoy, Senior Program Consultant, Woodcraft Rangers, Los Angeles, CA

Meditation for Daily Living
Jeffrey Zlotnik, Founder/Executive Director, The Meditation Initiative, San Diego, CA

Multiplication Nation: Get EVERY Kid to Know Their Times Tables!
Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year, Escondido Union School District, Carlsbad, CA

Natural High – Change Perception, Change Culture – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Sasha Clifton, Director of Programs; Allura Garis, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Natural High, La Jolla, CA

Never Stop Climbing - CANCELLED
Jennifer Seitel, Program Director, Lead VIP, Never Stop Climbing, Murrieta, CA

Not Just Cookies and Juice:  How to Turn Your Out of School Time into a Fun and Academic Experience – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Cassandra Jones, Academic Enrichment Coordinator, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Houston, TX

Preparing Youth to Engage with the World
Trang Truong, Project Coordinator for Global Initiatives, International Group, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL

Putting Girls Center Stage: Supporting the Social/Emotional Health of Girls in Afterschool
Lynn Johnson, Co-Founder/CEO; Allison Kenny, Co-Founder, Oakland, CA

The Quality & Effectiveness of PBS KIDS Content for OST Settings
Kim Berglund, Programming Content & Curriculum Director, RTL, Public Broadcasting Services, Arlington, VA; Sabine Maura, Outreach Project Manager for The Electric Company, Sesame Workshop, New York, NY; Michelle Tiu, Research Associate, STEM Program, WestEd, Redwood, CA

Race to Nowhere - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Michelle R. Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

Raising Self-Esteem Through Creative Fitness Activities
Sandy Slade, Clinician, Sandy Spin Slade, Inc., Corona, CA

Ready? Set? Next Steps! What You Can Do Right Now, And How You Can Find The Money To Move Forward!
Gloria Halley, Region 2 Afterschool Lead, Butte County Office of Education, Oroville, CA; Andria Fletcher, Chief Afterschool Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Kathy Lewis, VP and COO, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA

The Revisionaries - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Carlos Santini, Associate Director, Afterschool All-Stars, Los Angeles, CA; Alejandra Santini, Executive Director, Hill & Dale Family Learning Center, Santa Monica, CA

Roadmap to Quality – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Mary Sutton, Executive Director, Michigan After-School Partnership, Lansing, MI; Lorraine Thoreson, Consultant, Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, MI

Roadtrip Nation - Empowering Students Define Their Own Road
Jason Manion, Event Architect; Jimi Spatharos, Partnership Director, Roadtrip Nation, Costa Mesa, CA

The Role of Staff in Behavior Guidance
Cathye Estes, CalSAC Trainer, Beyond Empowering Affecting Tomorrow (BEAT), Fresno, CA; Jim Oyos, CalSAC Trainer, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego, CA

Safe Schools Panel - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Alison Haynes, Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, CA
Panel Members: Sherry Stone,  Emergency Planning and Preparedness Coordinator, Riverside Community College District, Riverside, CA; Nancy Wilkey, Sergeant, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Aliso Viejo, CA; Heather Williams, Program Director and CRT Coordinator, Community Service Program – Victims Assistance Program, Santa Ana, CA; Anthony Ceja, Coordinator, Student Support Services, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

The Science of Inclusion - Engaging Minority Youth in S.T.E.M.
Kevin Mungin Senior Program Officer – HERO, College Success Foundation – District of Columbia, Washington, DC; Abraham Pachikara, HERO Advisor, College Success Foundation, Washington, DC

Securing Sustainable Funding
Andria Fletcher Ph.D., Chief Afterschool Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA

Seven Ways to Classroom Heaven
Julia Gabor, A Very Good Consult, Redondo Beach, CA

Sexy Baby - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: Gabriela Baeza, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, Student Support Services Department, San Diego, CA

Sharing a Common Beat – The Irresistible Drum Circle
Mike Liston, President, Rhythms of Life, Salt Lake City, UT

Social Justice and Common Core Alignment in an After School Setting – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Sue Jin, ASES Program Director; Dr. Maribel Galan, Principal, Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District, Norwalk, CA

Somewhere Between - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: CynDee Zandes, Ed. D., Chief Program Officer, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA

Spice Up Your Program With a Little Adventure
Chris Ortiz, Training Coordinator, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT

Staff Development in Summer Matters: Does Your Staff Have All the Tools to Succeed Before, During, and After Summer Enrichment? – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Rico Peralta, Director of Program Development, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Clovis, CA

STEM for Young Learners: It’s Elementary! – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Rudi Bertschi, Program Supervisor, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction/21st Century Community Learning Centers, Olympia, WA; Brent Cummings, Program Director, Millennials Program, Garrison Middle School, Walla Walla, WA

STEM Mentorship: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success
Taneisha Lee, Program Director; Sirocus Barnes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

"Summer Around the World"
George Fiocca, 21st CCLC Program Director; Erin Dougherty, Activities Director; John Cassidy, 21st CCLC Program Teacher, Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School, Philadelphia, PA

Teen Talk – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Moderator: John Godwin, Teacher, Health Sciences High and Middle College, San Diego, CA

Tips and Tools For Academic Enrichment
Melissa Tovaas, National Education Consultant, Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA

Total Recall: Make it Stick & Make it Quick!
Chelsea Ashcraft, Founder and CEO, Children's Choice, Edgewood, NM

Town Hall: The State of After School in California - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dr. William Ellerbee, Jr., Deputy Superintendent, Student Support & Special Services Branch; Michael Funk, Director, After School Division California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

Understanding the Behavior of Children and Youth
Frances Vasquez, CalSAC Trainer, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA; Jim Oyos, CalSAC Trainer, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego, CA

Updating California's 21st CCLC Law: Using Practice to Inform Policy - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jennifer Peck, Executive Director; Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA; Steve Amick, Director of School District Partnership, THINK Together, Santa Anna, CA

Vision Driven Summer Planning
Jennifer Hicks, Technical Assistance Manager, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA

Why Do We Bang!?
Terrance Stone, President; Karla Stone, Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, San Bernardino, CA

 

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