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2015 Conference Workshop Evaluations

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$$$ Store Science

ElizaBeth Parker Phillips, Program Development Director, Child Development Inc., Oxnard, CA 

(CQI)2 – Where Compliance Meets Quality

(CQI)2 = (Continuous Quality Improvement) x (Compliance, Quality, and Innovation)
Anissa Sonnenburg, Education Programs Consultant; Joshua Brady, Education Programs Consultant; Mignonne Pollard, Education Programs Consultant; After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

(Kids Connected to Content) Connected Learning in Out of School Time
Howard Serpas, Program Coordinator; Ed Samperio, Regional Director; Betty Lopez, Traveling Program Supervisor; Beyond the Bell Branch Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA – AWAITING MATERIALS 

Activities to Engage Female Students in After School Programs!
Gabriela Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

Advocating for Afterschool
Jodi Grant, Executive Director; Alexis Steines, Director of Field Outreach, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC; Omari McCleary, Program Director, COMPASS Program at PS 297, Good Shepherd Services, New York, NY

After School University: Project-Based Learning
Orel Carrera, Associate Program Director; Alvaro Rodriguez,Director of After School Operations, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

All the Ingredients for a Successful Food Day
Scot Copeland, Principal, Julian Elementary School, Julian, CA

Am I Listening?
Tim Ware, Intervention Manager; Margaret Malek, Program Specialist; Dominic Camacho, Vice Principal; Bonnie Nicosia, Administrative Assistant, Oceanside Unified School District, Oceanside, CA

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Behavior Specialist, Special Education Teacher, Asanas for Autism and Special Needs, San Diego, CA

ASES Programs Caught in a Fiscal Squeeze

Steven Amick, Director of Policy and Partnerships, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA  

ASSETS in Action
Lori A. Hoffner, Professional Speaker, Trainer and Consultant, Supporting CommUnity, Inc., Littleton, CO 

Behavior Support Techniques
Anna Luther, Project Director, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA 

Branding Your After School Programs: How to Appeal to & Engage with Your Messaging and Marketing Materials
Tara Brouwer, CEO & Creative Strategist, Shovel Creative, Inc., Solana Beach, CA   

Bridging the Regular Day and After School Through Targeted STEM Activities
Phil Romig, Curriculum Specialist – SCIENCE, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

Changing Lives, Saving Lives... Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs
Bruno Marchesi, Project Manager, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA

Changing the Face of School Nutrition
Brock Smith, Director, Child Nutrition Services, Vista Unified School District, Oceanside, CA; Dave Palmer, Owner, Dunk Tank Marketing, La Mesa, CA 

Circles of Life: Lifestyle Management 101
Ezra Holland, Owner/CEO, The Holland Group, Manchester, MA – AWAITING MATERIALS

Coaching, Modeling and More: A Manager's Role
Janet George, Education & Training Specialist, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA 

Common Core Success – Making the Most of Summer Time
Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, Expanded Learning Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA

Continuous Improvement Beyond the Bell
Carol McElvain, Managing TA Consultant; Jaime Singer, Senior TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Creating a Unique Summer Program Culture
Richard “Rico” Peralta, Director, Program Development, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno, CA; Emily Tay, Program Activities Specialist, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA 

Creative Youth Development: Principles in Successful After-School Arts Programs
Matt D’Arrigo, Founder & CEO, A Reason To Survive (ARTS), National City, CA; Dalouge Smith, CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony, San Diego, CA; Denise Montgomery, Founder & Principal, CultureThrive, San Diego, CA

Developing Leaders That Reflect Our Children and Youth
Aleah Rosario, Program Manager; Zakir Parpia, Director of Programs, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Digital Badges: Recognizing Learning Where It Happens
Stacey Daraio, Co-Director, Temescal Associates and the Learning in Afterschool & Summer (LIAS) Project, San Francisco, CA

Digital Safety 101

Jo Langford, M.A., Therapist/Sex Educator, Beheroes.net, Seattle, WA

Diversifying Your PD: eLearning for OST Professionals
Amelia Alexander, Program Manager; Lionell Daggs III, Program Assistant, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Don’t Put Those Phones Away! Using Photography, Video and Social Media to Win the War on Devices in the Classroom
Lucy Eagleson, Media Educator, Outside the Lens, San Diego 

Drum Cafe Interactive Teambuilding

Natalie Spiro, Owner, Drum Café West, Los Angeles, CA – NO MATERIALS PROVIDED

Educational, Socioemotional, and Psychosocial Applications of Hip Hop and Electronic Music Production and DJ’ing in After School Programs
Elliot Gann, Executive Director; Mario Miranda, Lead Instructor, Today’s Future Sound, Oakland, CA

Educating Students' Hearts and Minds
Stu Semigran, Co-Founder and President, EduCare Foundation, Van Nuys, CA

Einstein Not Needed: How YOU Can SPARK Curiosity in STEM in Girls
Kevin L. Mungin, Senior Program Officer-HERO; Angela Bugayong, Program Officer-Recruitment & Selection, College Success Foundation-District of Columbia, Washington, DC

ELO on Route 101: Mapping the Landscape of Technical Assistance for California Expanded Learning Opportunities
Corey Newhouse, Founder and Principal; Public Profit, Oakland, CA; Tavi Popp, Education Programs Consultant, After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

English Learners in OST
Amelia Alexander, Program Manager, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Evaluation Beyond the Bell
Deborah Moroney, Principal Researcher; Elizabeth Devaney, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL 

Evolution of Professional Development in Out of School Time
Alan Ryan, Chief Experience Officer; Jim Murphy, Chief Program Officer, Steve Stookey, Chief Operating Officer, CyperWorx, Inc., Rochester, New York

Finally! A Streamlined Approach to Deepening Program Quality 
Sangita Kumar, Founder, Director of Youth Development Initiatives, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Fostering a Culture of Leadership & Professional Development
Zakir Parpia, Director of Programs; Aleah Rosario, Program Manager, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

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

Funding Afterschool: Challenges and Opportunities to Increase Support
Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC  

Game ON! Interactive Activities That Lead to CHARACTER-Based Debriefs

Miles Pittman, Program Lead, Fulcrum Adventures, Culver City, CA – AWAITING MATERIALS

Getting "In" With Discipline
Ray Trinidad, CEO, !Mpact People, Chula Vista, CA

Getting to the Core - Real Learning Leaves the Room
Dr. Gale Gorke, Executive Director, Kids Kan Inc., Calimesa, CA – AWAITING MATERIALS

Girls-Lead-Change: Raising Awareness of the Leadership Gap of Girls in O-S-T
Elvy Pacheco, Area Program Supervisor; Kristina Serrano, Area Program Supervisor; Eliana Murillo, Area Program Supervisor; Los Angeles Unified School District Beyond the Bell Branch, Los Angeles, CA

Giving Kids Social and Emotional Smarts to Improve Behavior, Attendance, and Academics
Bridget Laird, CEO; Nicole Lovecchio, Chief Program Officer, WINGS for Kids, Charleston, SC

Global Learning: Investigating the World Through Inquiry-Based Projects
Heather Loewecke, Senior Program Manager, Afterschool, Asia Society, New York, NY 

Growing the Healthy Afterschool Movement: Local, State, and National Perspectives
Daniel W. Hatcher, National Healthy Out-of-School Time Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC; Bruno Marchesi, Healthy Behaviors Initiative Project Manager, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Susan Vitulli, Marketing Specialist; Lloyd Nadal, Children & Youth Programs Manager, Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA

A Guide to Effective Coaching Using Emotional Intelligence

Patrick Freeland, Quality Advisor, Prime Time PBC, Boca Raton, FL

The Habit Factor: How to Develop and Accomplish Your Goals Through Behavioral Rhythms
Martin Grunburg, No Materials

Healthy Meals, Healthy Minds: Accessing Sustainable Nutritious Meals During Summer and Afterschool
Signe Anderson, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, Food Research & Action Center, Washington, DC; Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC

Hip-Hop(e): The Art and Science of Engaging Youth with Social and Emotional Learning Using Hip-Hop Culture
Roberto Rivera, President, The Good Life Alliance, Chicago, IL – AWAITING MATERIALS

Hovering Hovercrafts, Batman!

Jamie Holmes, 8th Grade Math/Science Teacher; High Tech Middle Chula Vista, Chula Vista, CA; Dan Thoene, 8th Grade Math/Science Teacher, High Tech Middle Point Loma, San Diego, CA

How Are You Wired?
Dr. Gale Gorke, Executive Director, Kids Kan Inc., Calimesa, CA – AWAITING MATERIALS

"I MATTER, YOU MATTER, WE MATTER" - HELPING STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS CREATE A NEW NORMAL
Powered by Every Monday Matters® (EMM) and the YOU MATTER™ K-12 Program
Matthew Emerzian, Founder & CEO, Every Monday Matters, Toluca Lake, CA

Impact Programming: Developing High Quality Summer Programs
Aleah Rosario, Program Manager, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Implementing a School-Based "Life Coaching" Mentoring Program: Keys to SUCCESS for a Family-District-University Partnership

Sheri Castro-Atwater, Visiting Professor, Counseling, Department of Educational Support Services (EDDS), School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

In the Mind of Bipolar 1 Disorder
Veronica May, Music Therapist/Music Educator, Coast Music Therapy San Pasqual Academy, San Diego, CA

Inside the "Magic Circle" of Gamification and Game-Based Learning
Matthew Farber, Teacher, Valleyview Middle School, Branchburg, NJ  

Learning Success Through Songs, Video and Games
Vinod Lobo, CEO; Drew Robinson, Learning Upgrade LLC, San Diego, CA 

Literacy Strategies for Working with English Learners in the After School Setting
Robert Diaz, Program Coordinator; Michael Silva, Traveling Playground Supervisor,Beyond the Bell Branch Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA 

Make and Take Accommodations
Nili Mathews, Master Trainer, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA

Making Sense of Common Core Math in Expanded Learning
Nora Zamora, Program Manager, After School Academics, California After School Resource Center (CASRC), Hayward, CA

Making the Case: Advocacy for the Future of Arts
Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Coordinator, Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC

Math-Whizz: Fostering Your Students' Math Success with a Virtual Online Tutor
Sarah Slaid, Director of Professional Development, Math-Whizz, brought to you by Whizz Education, Inc., Seattle, WA – NO MATERIALS PROVIDED

Mobilizing for Action! Moving from Intervention to Youth Organizing for Prevention and Social Change
Tiveeda Stovall, Program Coordinator – Community Service, University of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA

Money, Money, Money! 
Mara Wold, Region 5 Lead, Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA; Jessica Gunderson, Policy Director, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA; Raymond Andry, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Mountain View School District, El Monte, CA

Mysterious Makers!
Shawn Petty, Training Manager, Edvance Research, San Antonio, TX

On a Roll to Fact Fluency – Fact Fluency Games for Building Competency with the Common Core (K-5)
Jane Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, AB 

On a Roll to Literacy – Primary Literacy Games (K-5)
Jane Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, AB

Onboarding: Staff Competencies and Tools to Support New Hires to Get Up and Running in the First 90 Days
Reba Rose, Senior Director of Learning and Staff Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Menlo Park, CA

Partnerships and Collaboration Beyond the Bell
Jaime Singer, Senior TA Consultant; Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Pathways: Connecting Middle School Students with College Students to Enhance STEM Learning
Nancy Alima Ali, Coordinator of Education Programs; Ruth Paglierani, Coordinator, Multiverse, Space Sciences LabUniversity of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA;
Macha Harper, Eureka! Program Coordinator, Girls Inc. of Alameda County, Oakland, CA  

PBL in Out-of-School Time: Strategies for Deeper Engagement, Authentic Learning

Suzie Boss, Education Writer and Consultant, Edutopia blogger, Buck Institute for Education National Faculty, Portland, OR

Program Delivery Beyond the Bell
Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Consultant; Jaime Singer, Senior TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL 

Program Design Beyond the Bell
Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Consultant; Deborah Moroney, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL 

Program Management Beyond the Bell
Carol McElvain, Managing TA Consultant; Elizabeth Devaney, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Promoting Safety, Inclusion and Well-Being for LGBT Youth
Dr. Vincent Pompei, Director, Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC

The Quick CASP: A Summer Learning Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool
Richard “Rico” Peralta, Director, Program Development, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno, CA; Julie Bennett, Specialist, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA

Real World Scholars Presents WICKED!
Shanif Sims, Director; Elyse Burden, Co-Founder, Real World Scholars, Point Loma, CA

Responding to Aggressive Behavior
Jeremy Crisp, Program Manager, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA

Restorative Practice Model In Action
Dominique Smith, Director of Student Support, Health Sciences High and Middle College, San Diego, CA – AWAITING MATERIALS

Shifting from Family Involvement to Family Engagement
Annemarie M. Grassi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Open Doors Academy, Cleveland, OH 

Spice Up Your Program with a Little MORE Adventure
Chris Ortiz, Training Manager, High 5 Adventure, Brattleboro, VT 

Starting Blocks: A 2014 Distinguished Public Service Program
Janet Downey, Coordinator, After School Programs, Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA; Nancy Melendez, Assistant Director, RCCD Foundation and Alumni Affairs, Riverside, CA; Tommy Palmieri, Business Development, Tilden-Coil Constructors, Riverside, CA; Gloria Cowder, Director, Program Development and Extended Learning Department, Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA

The State of After School in California
Michael Funk, Director; Heather Williams, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA; Monroe Howard, Specialist II, Youth Development, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA

Stepping Into Leadership
Amanda Meeson, Vice President of Programming, The Leadership Program, New York, NY

A Strength-Based Approach to Building Resiliency in Complex Children and Youth
Wayne Hammond, Ph.D., Co-CEO, MeritCore, Calgary, AB

Student Voice, Student Choice: A Guide on How to Use Student Interests to Enhance Your Program
Carlos Garcia, Area Program Supervisor; Sarah Pedraja, Area Program Supervisor; Beyond the Bell Branch Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles – AWAITING MATERIALS

Success with Challenging Behavior: ADHD
Nili Mathews, Master Trainer, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA

Think Differently! A Step-by-Step Approach to Securing Balanced, Diversified and Sustainable Funding

Dr. Andria (Andi) Fletcher, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA 

To Reflect and Serve: Activities and Reflective Practices to BOOST Learning
Justin McGlamery, Coordinator of Adventure Education, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Triple Your Impact: Engaging Children and Families in Environmental Stewardship
Amelia Alexander, Program Manager; Selena Levy, Program Coordinator, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Tweens and Teens: Creating a Culture of Acceptance
Kathryn King, Education and Training Specialist, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA

Understanding Neuroplasticity to Support the Optimal Learning Mindset
Anne-Marie Cziko, Ph.D., Neuroscience Outreach Consultant, adaptED Consultants, Los Angeles, CA 

Using Mindfulness to Transform Self and Students
Erin Sharaf, Educator, Mindfulness Instructor, Mindfulness + Magic, Saunderstown, RI 

We Are My Brother's Keeper
Bruno Marchesi, Project Manager, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Diego Arancibia, Director, ASAPconnect at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara, CA

Xtreme Out of School Math Games: Taking Your Math Program to the Extreme!
Nancy Paulson, Teacher/Author, Xtreme Math Games, San Marcos, CA

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

Zombies, Space, and Connecting Creativity to STEM
Kait Steele, Director of Field Operations, 826 National, San Francisco, CA; Julius Diaz Panoringan, Director of Education, 826LA, Echo Park, CA 

 

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