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2014 WORKSHOPS

8 Habits of Highly Effective Afterschool Leaders
Mike Ashcraft, Founder and CEO, Children's Choice Child Care Services, Inc., Albuquerque, NM

After School University - Project Based Learning
Sunny Im, Director of Training and Curriculum; Alvaro Rodriguez, Director of After School Operations, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Against the Odds: Recruiting and Retaining High School Students - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Katrena Perou, Program Manager; Armando Somoza, Program Manager, Urban Arts Partnership, New York, NY

American Promise
Kamau Stanford, Program Coordinator, It Takes Philly, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Special Education Teacher and Yoga Teacher/Therapist, Yoga by Shawnee, San Diego, CA

Beyond the Buck: The Path to Facilitating Social Change
Farah Sheikh, Education Campaigns Specialist, DoSomething.org, New York, NY

Blood Brother
Carlos Santini, Associate Director, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, CA

Bottles, Balls & Balloons
Lisa Jones, Owner/Operator, Lisa Jones Consulting, Chula Vista, CA

Building Intentional Communities
Sangita Kumar, Founder; Candice Wicks, National Trainer, Be the Change Consulting; Jason Guinto, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Manzanita Elementary School, East Bay Asian Youth Center; Lateshya Johnson, Lafayette Elementary Afterschool Coordinator, Bay Area Community Resources, Oakland, CA

Building Relationships with Children & Youth
Jim Oyos, CalSAC Trainer, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego, CA; Frances
Vasquez, CalSAC Trainer, arc, Orange, CA

California After School Physical Activity Guidelines, "Putting the Guidelines into Practice"
Shene Onye, Executive Director, California After School Resource Center (CASRC), Hayward, CA

Common Core Comes to Life!
Melissa Tovaas, National Education Consultant, Developmental Studies Center, Emeryville, CA

Common Core LA Style - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Ushering In the New Era of The Common Core Expanded Learning "LA Style"
Marie Bracamonte, Field Coordinator; David Tuero, Regional Director; and Rafael Acosta, Regional Director, Beyond the Bell Branch/LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA

Communicating with Families
Jim Oyos, CalSAC Trainer, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego, CA; Frances Vasquez, CalSAC Trainer, arc, Orange, CA

Connecting the Summer Learning Network - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Nazaneen Khalilnaji-Otto, Summer Matters Campaign Manager; Jennifer Hicks, Technical Assistance Manager, Out of School Time Initiatives; Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children & Youth, Oakland, CA; Diego Arancibia, Interim Executive Director, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA

Cool Spins for a Hot Summer Culture
Fred Jones, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, After School Technical Assistance Unit, Downey, CA

Creating Engaging Youth Leadership Programs
Sangita Kumar, Founder; Franklin Hysten, Senior Associate, Be the Change Consulting; Michelle Hamilton, Afterschool Program Manager, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA

Critical Literacy and Positive Youth Development - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Rudi Bertschi, 21st CCLC Program Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA

Cultural Competence: Identity, Diversity and Engagement
Ulisses Curiel, CalSAC Trainer, Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA; Brian Pearcy,
CalSAC Trainer, YMCA of Orange County, Orange, CA

Defining Quality in California Expanded Learning Programs: An Opportunity to Review and Advise
Diego Arancibia, Interim Director, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA, Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA

Drowning in Data: Creating Systems to Demonstrate Impact
Dr. Annemarie Grassi, Chief Executive Officer, Open Doors Academy, Cleveland, OH

Effective Strategies for Training and Motivating Staff
Allison Wittenberg, Associate Director of Member Services; Quinton Buckley, Senior Director of Member Services, American Camp Association, New York, NY

Effectively Advocating for Afterschool
Patrick Pinchinat, Beacon Director; Marlena Starace, Afterschool Leadership Coordinator, Queens Community House, Forest Hills, NY; Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Electronic Badges: Open Badging is Now Open for Business During Los Angeles's Summer of Learning - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Hovik Kasamanyan, Program Coordinator; Eliana Murillo, TPS; Rick Castro, Program Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Branch/LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA

Elementary Math Games For Teaching the Common Core – Engaging Your After School Students
Jane Felling, Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks, Alberta, Canada

Enhance Afterschool and Summer Programs with Healthy Meals and Strong Partnerships
Signe Anderson, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, D.C.; Alexis Steines, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Enhancing Quality in Afterschool Programs through Global Learning
Heather Loewecke, Senior Program Manager, Afterschool and Youth Leadership Initiatives, Asia Society, New York, NY

Evaluating After School Programs: Logic Models, Measures, and Promoting Continuous Improvement
Tiffany Berry, Research Associate Professor; Michelle Sloper, Senior Research Associate, Claremont Evaluation Center, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Evaluation for Everyone
Jane Sharp, Consultant, Sharp Ideas, LLC., Medford, NJ

Exploring Curriculum Activities
Ulisses Curiel, CalSAC Trainer, Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA; Brian Pearcy, CalSAC Trainer, YMCA of Orange County, Orange, CA

Facilitate Collaboration with Confidence
Reba Rose, Director of Program Strategy, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula; Founder, Stand Tall Leadership, Oakland, CA

Facing your Fear Factor
Viviana H. Saint-Louis, Affiliate Coordinator, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA

Focus Your Locus
Justin McGlamery, Coordinator of Adventure Education, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

From Theory to Practice to Action: The Potential of Learning in Adolescence - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Janet Kelley, Principal, Kelley Collaborative, Consultant, New York, NY; Alvaro Cortes, Executive Director, LAUSD Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles, CA; Paul Heckman, Associate Dean, School of Education, UC Davis, Davis, CA; Richard Roberts, President, Sally and Dick Roberts Coyote Foundation, West Hills, CA; Stu Semigran, President and Co-Founder, EduCare Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Girls: The Good, the Bad, and the Scary!
Gabriela Baeza Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

The Glass Half Full: A Systematic Approach to Positive Behavior
Mickey Garrison, Director of Data Literacy, Oregon Department of Education, Roseburg, OR

Going GA GA for Global Games
Rich Keegan, Physical Education Teacher, Simsbury Public Schools, Simsbury, CT

Harness the Power of Technology to Reach Every Student
Shereen Bastani, Education Consultant, Promethean, Alpharetta, GA

Healthy Relationships Plus Program
Raymond Hughes, National Education Coordinator, CAMH Centre for Prevention Science, London, ON, Canada

The Heart of Coaching: Part I
Thomas G. Crane, Author, The Heart of Coaching; Consultant, Crane Consulting, San Diego, CA

The Heart of Coaching: Part II
Thomas G. Crane, Author, The Heart of Coaching; Consultant, Crane Consulting, San Diego, CA

High School Expanded Learning & Digital Badges - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Patrick Duhon, Director of Expanded Learning, Providence Public Schools/Providence After School Alliance, Providence, RI

Hip-Hop(e) – Providing Hope & Motivation for Adolescent Youth
Roberto Rivera, President, The Good Life Organization, Chicago, IL

How Family Engagement is Like Fishing
Sally Wade, Senior Program Associate, Manhattan Strategy Group, Lutz, FL

Ignition! Activities and Ideas for Energizing Your Team and Your Students
Erika Petrelli, Vice President of Leadership Development, The Leadership Program, New York, NY

Including Children and Youth with Disruptive Behaviors
Jim Oyos, CalSAC Trainer, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego, CA; Frances Vasquez, CalSAC Trainer, arc, Orange, CA

Inspiring Our Students to Start Thinking About Career... Now
Mark Babbitt, CEO & Founder, YouTern, Carson City, NV

Instituting Systems Change: Creating a Youth Development Movement
Sangita Kumar, Founder, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA; Marcia Argyris, Program Officer, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Linda Griffith, VP, Risk Management and Legal Affairs, YMCA of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA;
Michelle Hamilton, Afterschool Program Manager, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA

Integrated – Making the Connections
Gloria Halley, Regional Lead, Learning Support Region 2 After School Programs, Butte County Office of Education, Oroville, CA; Philip James, Coordinator of After School Programs, SPARK Summer Programs, Willows, CA

The Intentional Gamer: Learning to Play – Playing to Learn
Gerard Petereit, Technical Assistant/Sr. Instructional Designer, Edvance Research, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Intro to Meditation for Teachers & Students - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jeffrey Zlotnik, Founder/Executive Director, The Meditation Initiative, San Diego, CA

Keeping the Kids at the Center: What it Means to be Child Centered
Tera Newton, Middle School Teacher; Maddy Chiba, Student; Eliot Fish, Student; Lauren Hawley, Student; Anthony Villanueva, Student; Taty Castillo, Student, San Diego Cooperative Charter School, San Diego, CA

KEEPing Your K's Through a Kindergarten Educational Enrichment Program
ElizaBeth Phillips, Program Development Director; Regan Bynder, Program Projects Manager, Child Development Inc., Sacramento, CA

LA's Extreme STEAM Team - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
This Ain't Your Grandmother's After School Program!
Harry Talbot, Administrative Coordinator; Gerry Salazar, Coordinator; Carlos Garcia, Area Program Supervisor; and Queena Au, Playground Program Specialist, Beyond the Bell Branch/LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA

LAUSD Beyond the Bell - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Serving The Students Beyond The ELL
Robert Diaz, ELL Coordinator; Ed Sampiero, Regional Director; Howard Serpas, Program Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Branch/LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA

Let's Talk: Voices of a Community that Values Learning for All
Lucy Friedman, President, TASC, New York, NY; Belma Johnson, Vice President,
Communications & Public Affairs, LA's BEST, Los Angeles, CA; Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.

The Local Control Funding Formula and How You Can Get Involved
Steve Amick, Director of Policy and Partnerships, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA

Los Angeles "High-er" School Programs - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Take Action with Your Teens to Achieve Higher Engagement
Alvaro Cortes, Executive Director; Harry Talbot, Administrative Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Branch/LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA; Gary Lipsky, Co-President; Brad Lupien, Co-President, arc, Inglewood, CA; Stu Semigran, President, EduCare Foundation, Van Nuys, CA; and Ray Trinidad, CEO, iMpact People, Chula Vista, CA

Loving Learning: Literacy and Language
Mike Ashcraft, Founder and CEO, Children's Choice, Albuquerque, NM

Lunch @ the Library: Keeping Kids Healthy and Engaged When School's Out
Patrice Chamberlain, Director, California Summer Meal Coalition/Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA; Natalie Cole, Associate Executive Director, California Library Association, San Mateo, CA; Angelica Fortin, Program Services Manager, San Diego County Library, San Diego, CA

Making Summer Matter: Using Standards, Tools and Strategies to Improve your Program
Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives; Nazaneen Khalilnaji-Otto, Manager, Summer Matters Campaign, Partnership for Children & Youth, Oakland, CA

Mastering the Literacy Habits of Mind & LIAS Principles
Nora Zamora, Program Manager, After School Academics, California After School Resource Center, Hayward, CA

The Math Party - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dr. Stephanie Pasley, Educational Consultant, Curricular Author, Step By Step
Expressions, Inc., Ormond Beach, FL

Math + Social Emotional Learning = an Interactive Afterschool Lab
Sangita Kumar, Founder, Be the Change Consulting; Lateshya Johnson, Lafayette Elementary Afterschool Coordinator, Bay Area Community Resources, Oakland, CA

Middle School Take Action Campaign (MTAC)
Take Action Now to Empower Your Middle School Students
Carlos Martinez, Field Coordinator; Carlos Garcia, Area Program Supervisor; Elvy Pacheco, Area Program Supervisor; and Betty Lopez, Area Program Supervisor, Beyond the Bell Branch/LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA

Move Outside the Box to Break Through Your Physical Activity Barriers!
Kevin Campbell, Program Manager, A World Fit For Kids!, Los Angeles, CA

Pilot Models for the Achievement Gap
Michelle Rodriguez, Technical Advisor-Achievement Gap Initiatives; Peter Sari, Project Manager, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL

Powerful Summer Partnerships - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Monroe Howard, Specialist II, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA

Preventing Violence and Protecting our Children - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Nicole Hockley, Communications Director, Sandy Hook Promise, Newtown, CT; Wayne Sakamoto, Safe School Director, Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Murrieta, CA

Promoting Safety, Inclusion and Well-Being for LGBT Youth - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Vincent Pompei, Director, Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Washington, D.C

PR University: How to Develop, Execute, and Scale a Strategic Communications Campaign to "BOOST" Your Out-of-School Time Program's Success
Pat Reilly, Principal, PR & Company, San Francisco, CA

The Reading Party - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dr. Stephanie Pasley, Educational Consultant, Curricular Author, Step By Step Expressions, Inc., Ormond Beach, FL

Resources of the California AfterSchool Network
Frank Pisi, Director; Kelly Faustino, Program Coordinator, California AfterSchool Network, Davis, CA

Restorative Behavior Guidance
Franklin Hysten, Senior Associate; Sangita Kumar, Founder, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Restorative Practices: Strategies for Conflict Intervention and De-escalation
Beverly Matthews, CalSAC Trainer, Matthews Resources Services, Los Angeles, CA; Rosalinda Mancillas, CalSAC Trainer, CalSAC, Sacramento, CA

Restorative Practices: Strategies for Conflict Prevention
Beverly Matthews, CalSAC Trainer, Matthews Resources Services, Los Angeles, CA; Rosalinda Mancillas, CalSAC Trainer, CalSAC, Sacramento, CA

The Role of the Site Leader
Ulisses Curiel, CalSAC Trainer, Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA; Lorraine Banford, CalSAC Trainer, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco, CA

The Science and Art of Engagement
Erika Petrelli, Vice President of Leadership Development; Christopher Williams, Director of Social Emotional Learning, The Leadership Program, New York, NY

SEED: Supervision for Effective Employee Development
Candice Wicks, National Trainer; Sangita Kumar, Founder, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Setting the Standard: Integrating Learning and Skill Development Beyond the Bell
Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Consultant; Jaime Singer, Senior TA Consultant; Deborah Moroney, Senior Researcher; Carol McElvain, Principal TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop: A Non-Heterosexist Approach to Sexuality & Sexual Health Education - PRESENTER CANCELLED
Theresa Fox, Founder, What Every Child Needs, San Diego, CA

Short Term 12
Carolyn Levenberg, Assistant Supervisor, Minor's Counsel Office, Dependency Legal Group of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Social Justice Education: Using Common Core and PBL to Create a Better World
Sue Jin Kim, Program Director; Mark Hernandez, Program Director, ASES Prep, Norwalk, CA

#SocialMedia101 for Your Program
Julia Gabor, Founder, JSG Solutions, Redondo Beach, CA

Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Art Programs
Denise Montgomery, Director, Next Level SMG, San Diego, CA

Spice Up Your Program with a Little Adventure
Christopher Ortiz, Training Manager, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT

The State of Afterschool 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

The State of Afterschool: What You Can Do About Federal Policy Challenges and Opportunities
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.

STEM Made Simple: CSI, Wind Tunnels, and Local Partners!
Karen Mowrer, Director of Education; Raymond Lo, Director of Engineering; Josh Moskowitz, Co-Director of Science, STAR Inc., Culver City, CA

Stop Selling the Wrong $#!+
Kamau Stanford, Program Coordinator, It Takes Philly, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; Daniel Bell, Network Director of Operations, Mastery Charter Schools, Philadelphia, PA

Strengthening College-Going Culture for First-Generation Latina/o Students and Parents
Fidel Ramirez, Director of Youth Services; Lilian Garcia, College & Career Manager, Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Submit the Documentary
Les Ottolenghi, Director/Producer, Submit the Documentary, Las Vegas, NV

Tapping into the Hidden Innovator - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jack Andraka, Student Researcher, North County High School, Crownsville, MD

Teaching with Open Space - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
John Hunter, Founder "World Peace Games", Teacher and Education Consultant, Charlottesville, VA

Team ESTEAM - Creating Positive Self and Team Awareness through Experiential S.T.E.A.M. Activities - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Leo VanWarmerdam, Director of Training and Development; Miles Pittman, Program Coordinator, Fulcrum Adventures, Venice, CA

Think Differently! Securing Sustainable Funding
Dr. Andria Fletcher, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA

Tip of the Iceberg: Tips & Tricks for Facilitating Small & Large Groups
Diego Arancibia, Interim Director, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA; Adrian Ruiz, Executive Director, Youth Development Network, Sacramento, CA

A True Story: Moving Forward from Foster Care and Beyond
Rita Naranjo, Storyteller/Advocate, Of Many: Creative Life Action Network, Oceanside, CA; Moderator: Gabriela Baeza Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

The Urgent Summer Learning Loss Issue
Duane Sergent, 21st CCLC State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education, Rockville, VA

Using Data for Continuous Program Improvement
Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Consultant; Jaime Singer, Senior TA Consultant; Deborah Moroney, Senior Researcher; Carol McElvain, Principal TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

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

We Are Ready: Engaging and Preparing 8th Graders for Success in High School and Beyond - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Tyrone Dinneen, Program Director; Carlos Santini, Associate Director, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, CA

Who Cares About Kelsey?
Nancy Fuller, Community Programs Specialist, NAMI San Diego, San Diego, CA

Why Race Matters & How to Talk About It - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year, Kajitani Education, Carlsbad, CA

World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements
John Hunter, Founder "World Peace Games", Teacher and Education Consultant, Charlottesville, VA

Xtreme Math Games for All Students! Taking Math to The Extreme
Nancy McGuire-Paulson, Mathematics Instruction Consultant, Xtreme Math Games, San Marcos, CA

Yoga for Stress Management and Relaxation
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Special Education Teacher and Yoga Teacher/Therapist, Yoga by Shawnee, San Diego, CA

Young Authors
Stela Oliveira, Director of Education, LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program, Los Angeles, CA

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