Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Workshop Descriptions!

Title & Grade level
Workshop Description:
Presenter & Organization
7 Things I Wish I had Known as a Site Coordinator K-12
How many of us had aspirations to become a Site Coordinator in an after school program when we were little? That’s right... none of us. Yet, we find ourselves in this leadership position that is a mash-up of different disciplines: part teacher, part counselor, part life coach, part custodian, part administrator only begin to describe this job. In this workshop a veteran shares valuable insights and experiences gained through years of running highly successful programs.
Diego Arancibia
ASAP Connect
Academic Skills: Motivating for Success K-8
We’ll focus on the essential techniques that build academic skills and enhance student motivation, including how to select and adapt activities that foster academic success, regardless of ability.  Learn the educational principles that are found in play and how they enhance learning. How you show up for the game, is how you show up for life!   
Dr. Gale Gorke KidsKan, Inc.
Active Learning: Math and Literacy Fun K-8
Come see how much fun is found in learning mathematics and language arts! Learn how to select and adapt activities that foster academic success, regardless of ability.  We’ll explore how to help your students learn, retain, and apply their knowledge.  
Dr. Gale Gorke KidsKan, Inc.
America SCORES! Community Building through Literacy and Physical Activity K-8
Through an innovative combination of soccer and poetry, America SCORES inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. Participants will walk through examples of both literacy and physical activity sessions while presenters model our unique structure in both indoor and outdoor activities. Learn to create meaningful classroom environments that give students a chance to work together and take an active role in their own learning.
Mia Tsui
America SCORES Bay Area
The Art of Storytelling Through Making K-12
Story telling by itself is an art form, but we sometimes forget that we are constantly learning and telling new stories of our own all the time. How much more powerful would it be if we allowed our students to tell their own stories through the very projects they already do? What if a good activity could be turned into a great activity simply by adding an interesting background story or plot our students can relate to? Come, let me tell you a story and show you that together, yes we can!

Mario Cuellar
Ravenswood City School District
Ask, Listen, Encourage K-12
Make a difference in youth motivation and learning in your program by being purposeful, empowering youth and showing them that you care. You'll get lots of practice in this interactive workshop, designed by the Weikart Center For Youth Program Quality (YPQA).  Work Methods-savvy supervisors and site coordinators are welcome to join us, however no prior experience with the YPQA is required.  You’ll leave feeing more safe and supported to learn and lead. 
Jennifer Hicks Partnership for Children and Youth
Audiojack: Take Back Your Imagination! K-12
(PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION) Audiojack is a unique tool for increasing engagement and creativity using your imagination. Everyone will get a sample session with Audiojack and learn about the many other options available to get kids participating on new and exciting levels!
David Tobin Audiojack
Building Healthy Habits: Read the Label K-8
Childhood overweight and obesity are trends of great concern. The Read the Label Campaign introduces young people to the Nutrition Facts Label and shows them how easy it can be to use as their guide to making smart food choices. Youth leaders/community educators are working with young people (ages 8 to 13) to empower them to understand what’s on the label to help them build healthy habits for a lifetime.  Participants will receive a free Leader’s Guide and presentation materials.
Mary Ellen Taylor Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Building Intentional Communities: Programs Where Youth Flourish K-8
Designing a strong program is a complicated and nuanced art—one that requires cultural awareness, knowledge of social justice principles, and the practice of deep democracy. Given the right social conditions and held to high expectations, every young person has the opportunity to flourish. This training will support staff to define collective values, create a cohesive team unified in vision, behavior management strategies, and facilitation techniques. Experience hands-on activities you can replicate with youth, including ways to increase inclusion and decrease bullying.  
Franklin Hysten
Be the Change Consulting
Building on the Best: More Sanity and Less Chaos in After-School K-8
Participants will learn strategies to prevent, not just respond to, challenging behavior. Using examples from your programs, we will create a proactive plan that builds on student strengths and skills. This may include engineering the environment, using more developmentally appropriate practices, teaching alternative behaviors to replace the challenging behavior, and others. Managers or administrators: come learn how to make your program more inclusive. Line-staff and site coordinators: attend to get specific tools. All will leave with fresh perspective and new tools for addressing challenging behavior.
Alexis Filippini, Building on the Best

Communicating with Families K-12
Children, youth and their families benefit when families feel welcome, are valued, and have meaningful opportunities to be involved in out-of-school time programs. In this workshop, participants will identify their attitudes towards families and will consider how their attitudes can enhance or detract from their ability to develop positive relationships with families. Participants will also have the opportunity to examine how a program's overall environment supports strong staff-family communication.
Rosalinda Mancillas, California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care of Yourself K-12
In this workshop, participants will able to identify the damaging effects of “Compassion Fatigue”, and the major importance of “Self-Care”.  We will examine the work we do with children, youth and their families that may cause signs, symptoms of CF. Providers may experience episodes of depression, confusion, helplessness, hopelessness, feeling out of control, extreme mood swings, and avoidance behavior.  Self-assessment tools will be utilized as we review stressful scenarios that we may take for granted, yet our bodies keep the score.
Anquenette Robinson,  Heart and Soul Life Strategies
Creating a Math-ful Program K-5
In this workshop, participants will share, learn, and practice strategies for integrating common core math standards in fun and afterschool-appropriate ways. For those who are supervisors, we will also share and learn methods for supporting staff in creating a math-ful program environment and will create an action plan for integrating math into our programs. 
Eva Jo Meyers Consultant
Creating a Toolbox for Social Emotional Learning K-8
As young people grow, it is important that they develop tools and strategies for successfully interacting with a complex world. In this workshop participants will learn strategies they can take back to their programs that will help young people to control impulses, make better decisions, form positive relationships, and deal with challenges.
Oscar Wolters-Duran
Blue Thistle Consulting
Creating the Visual Arts Journal K-5
What is a visual art journal, and how can you use this creative tool in your after school program? Participants will create a visual art journal with a unique binding that can be used at multiple grade levels. Several art projects will be shown that can be used in conjunction with the journals. Participants will discuss how using an art journal can benefit students and make connections to a variety of subject areas.
Cameron Thompson
Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
Creating Mentoring Moments: Maximizing time spent with staff K-12
Emerging leaders in out-of-school-time work need lots of support. How can supervisors provide the support in spite of our busy schedules? Learn how to create a climate for mentoring and practice real-time strategies that you'll be able to use when you get back to work on Monday.
Lora Ottolini Gino California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Cultural Competence: Identity, Diversity and Engagement K-12
During this workshop, participants will address the extent to which culture impacts the lives of others and critically evaluate ways in which individuals of diverse backgrounds relate to one another. Activities provide a foundation for critically assessing what is culturally sensitive. Participants explore their ability to connect and relate to diverse groups by examining various levels of supporting diversity and how individuals from diverse groups co-exist.
Rosalinda Mancillas California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Defining Trauma & Trauma Triggers For Young People in (After) School Settings Gr. 6-12
Learn what trauma is and how this definition can help address the needs of the young people you work with, yourself, your co-workers and school staff.  Engage in group discussions and activities focusing on identifying triggers in school settings and de-escalation methods for young people, direct service providers and non-clinical staff.
Maeven McGovern
Youth Radio
Designing Bubbles K-8
In this very engaging and hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to teach STEM concepts through fun experiments with bubbles. Excellent activity for engaging students who feel disinterested, disenfranchised, or disconnected from math and science. Participants will receive sample copies of curriculum and handouts.
Ryan McCarthy  California Teacher Pathway (CTP)
Developmental Classroom Management Gr. 6-12
Explore the various stages of adolescent development and how understanding these stages can help you deal with inappropriate student behavior. Learn specific intervention strategies that focus on building positive rapport and help students learn to manage their own behavior.
Dr. Gale Gorke Kids Kan, Inc.
Engineering Adventures Gr. 3-5
Engineering Adventures is a FREE hands-on curriculum created by the Boston Museum of Science especially for kids in out-of-school time programs! Follow the adventurous duo India and Jacob around the world and solve real-life problems through the engineering design process.  This overview session will prepare you to get started with these engaging downloadable units using everyday materials. 
Rika Chambers
SF Magic Zone &
Colette Walker, UC Berkeley
Every Monday Matters' Secret Sauce K-12
Every Monday Matters shares the recipe that helps educators and students understand how much and why they matter to the world.  Through hands-on activities and collaborative design challenges we’ll explore activities that aid in fostering an environment where students, individually and together, discover their power to create their own success while contributing to the success of others and the world around them.
Cindy McCann
Every Monday Matters
Fiscal Audit Overview & Training  K-12
This workshop will focus on the ASES/21st CCLC audit requirements and guidelines. Participants will learn about the
audit process, what auditors look for, how to best keep records for specific areas, and how to address and remedy audit findings. Your questions will be answered by our veteran Region 4 Lead.
Joe Hudson
Region 4 Lead, ACOE
A Friendly Introduction to Common Core  Math K-5
Conquer math phobia in this interactive workshop! Participants are introduced to the Standards for Mathematical Proficiency and connect these to the Common Core Habits of Mind through hands-on games and activities. Get familiar with the Common Core shifts in practice and understand how the math strands are organized for teaching and learning. Come away with ready-to-use strategies to help elementary students master basic math skills in expanded learning programs. This session includes an overview of free resources and online modules available from CASRC.
Nora Zamora
CA Afterschool Resource Center (CASRC)
From Nursery Rhymes to Research Papers: Developing Literacy through Storytelling
People like stories, and as we grow, our ability to understand and create ever more complex stories develops. How can educators celebrate students’ culturally-rich stories in the classroom while promoting literacy development? Participants will learn strategies to foster creative storytelling and critical thinking through interactive arts-based activities aligned to the Common Core.
Indi McCasey Streetside Stories
Gardening and Healthy Eating K-8
Learn to use a simple school garden to encourage healthy eating and support students' social development. Project EAT’s experiential workshop will teach you basic gardening techniques, and help you develop management strategies for an outdoor classroom. In this workshop you will learn several garden-based activities that can be modified for many different ages. You will leave with a bank of resources to connect your students to the world of garden-based nutrition education.
Melissa Morris Project EAT, Alameda County Office of Education
Giving Voice to Male Youth of Color – A Project Based Learning Approach Gr. 4-12
In this interactive workshop, participants will experientially learn Brothers on the Rise’s project based learning model, grounded in our youth development framework “Safety-Support-Skills-Success.”  Through gender and culturally responsive practices, participants will learn how to draw out emotions, ideas and voice of urban boys and young men of color through projects that make public their concerns and in collaboration with stakeholders help to build more peaceful, just and equitable communities.
Jordan Brown Brothers on the Rise
Hack the Hood: Hands-on Project-Based Tech Learning Gr. 9-12
Learn how Hack the Hood uses project-based learning as a strategy to create new behaviors that transform youth, as well as the perceptions of youth by local neighborhoods. Through a curriculum focused on building youth leadership and tech skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and cultural competency, youth move from being passive consumers of digital tech to being knowledgeable workers and tech producers as they become valued resources to local small businesses.  Come hear about youth development from adult and youth leaders in this successful new Oakland-based organization. 
Damon Packwood  Hack the Hood
Integrating Social Justice with STEM K-8
This presentation will include "Javelin Rockets", a sample STEM activity from the California Teacher Pathway's curriculum. CTP’s mission is to empower and support underrepresented populations to become high quality STEM teachers.  The workshop will outline some of the best practices in how to design academically robust and engaging STEM activities, provide support for the facilitators-in-training, and the importance of instilling all students with a sense of equity as well as robust critical thinking skills.  
Ryan McCarthy  California Teacher Pathway (CTP)
Head, Hands, Heart, and Health: Incorporating Healthy Living Concepts into your Program K-5
4-H Healthy Living curricula offers a range of engaging and challenging experiences for youth of all ages and settings. In this session, participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to build health literacy while meeting the developmental needs of youth. Participants will be introduced to 4-H Healthy Living curricula and learn how to facilitate health-focused concepts through experiential learning practices.
Anne Iaccopucci  University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

Improvisation and Beach Balls for Building Community K-8
In this interactive and non-stop workshop, participants will be engaged in improvisational theatre games (and a few beach balls thrown into the mix) that will support language development and building community all while learning and having fun!
Lisa Safran
Improv Consultants
Join in the Circle! Singing to Build Community and Life Skills K-5
You don’t have to be a musician to get everyone singing! Songs help a group come together, calm down, and focus, and can teach valuable life skills of emotional literacy, self-regulation, honoring diversity, and respect for self and others. Come learn new songs, and gain confidence in how to bring lively and thoughtful music into your program. Receive practical resources, including a free CD, and valuable tips on using music to engage your youth and support positive group management.
Betsy Rose 
Betsy Rose Music
LIAS - Mission Possible! Gr. 6-8
Juggling to incorporate the Learning in Afterschool principles while making the lessons fun and engaging? This workshop will help to complete this mission without breaking a sweat! The workshop will break down the components of the Learning in Afterschool Principles and explore ways to make them fun and engaging for the middle school youth in our programs.
Thanh Tran
Napa County Office of Education ACE
Math Skill Building For Success!
Join in math-art, math vocabulary games and hands-on activities, to experience how learning can be FUN and SUCCESSFUL! The session will be structured with cooperative learning and participant-centered lessons. Second language learners, GED, CAHSEE and basic K-adult math students will be the focus of this workshop.  Experience skill building, hands-on activities that promote powerful and meaningful learning in the afterschool program.
Liz Villalpando, Consultant
Meaningful English Learner Family Engagement K-12
Family engagement is critical to ensuring student success both socially and academically. Often, programs find it hardest to engage the families of our most vulnerable communities, particularly English Learners. The key lies in building our knowledge about the lives of EL families, and finding culturally appropriate/relevant strategies to connect with them.  In this workshop, participants will learn about experiences and factors that shape the lives and perspectives of EL families, and receive concrete strategies and tips to help engage them in your programs in meaningful ways.
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins Development Without Limits West

NASA Space School Musical!
(Pre-registration required) A completely innovative MTV approach to teaching about the solar system, Space School Musical is an educational “hip-hopera” that raps, rhymes, moves and grooves its way into the minds and memories of students and educators alike by seamlessly blending the arts into science. Totally adaptable, easy and FUN to implement. You’ll leave ready to produce the show at your site.  It’s anything but boring or intimidating. In fact, it’s the coolest thing in the galaxy!
Kellee McQuinn  KidTribe
Not In Our Afterschool Program: Tools to Launch Your Student-Led Bullying Prevention Campaign K-12
Words Hurt! Children who are different in some way or who do not fit gender stereotypes are often teased and bullied daily. No surprise, it happens in after school programs. Not In Our School (NIOS) is a nationally acclaimed model with tools and resources for student-led campaigns to eliminate bullying and all forms of intolerance. Hear from an afterschool program coordinator who successfully launched NIOS in two afterschool programs. Leave with tools to help afterschool leaders launch a NIOS campaign.
Becki Cohn-Vargas  Not in Our Town
Opening Your Doors to Youth with Disabilities: Steps to Take K-12
In this workshop participants will learn a working definition of inclusion and explore the impact of inclusion on the lives of people with disabilities. Participants will also learn a process to use for determining the accommodation needs of children who enroll in their programs.
Alison Stewart 
Support for Families
Physical Activity: For the Good, the Bad, and the Whole: Squad Up!  Gr. 9-12
Ever wanted to do some kind of physical activity with students but couldn't figure out how to engage them? Ever wanted to help out those athletes who are struggling a bit in school but have full potential on the court/field?  This workshop is for you. Come learn how to engage with youth in this exciting, fun, physical workshop to get your blood pumping and those creative minds flowing to engage our high school teens in physical activity. Let’s get the Squad together, and Squad Up!
Marcus Blacksher
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
Planning and Reflection K-12
Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection?  Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities but not sure where to start?  This interactive workshop will introduce participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects. 
Jennifer Hicks
Partnership for Children & Youth
Quality Standards - When do I have the time for this? K-12
Join us to gain an understanding of the purpose and goals of the new Quality Standards and find out what the California Department of Education is expecting from our Expanded Learning Programs.  We will assess our programs in 3 selected areas, determine what training is needed for whom, and then develop individual plans for our programs to set them on the road to success.  You’ll find it is worth the time in assessing and planning to have a well-run, successful program. 
Melena Kaye
Ukiah Unified School District
Restorative Practices:  Enhancing After School Programs Through Community Building
Restorative Practices are engaging gatherings that bring people together to have conversations and activities about topics that impact the community.  This workshop will explain how Restorative Practices can create cohesive and inclusive spaces that support learning and relationship building.  We will explore the structure of Restorative Practices and how they can be woven into the fabric of after school programming as a means to enhance relationships, promote reflection and introspection, and increase academic engagement.
Tyrone Botelho
CircleUp Education
Rising Above the Noise: Mindfulness in the Classroom K-12
All of us, adults and students, experience stress in educational settings. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for themselves, their organization, and their students in order to create a more mindful workplace where everyone is working towards a state of well-being.
Rebecca Vershbow
Reading Partners Plus

Safe Schools: The Power of Peers! Creating a Safe and Accepting Environment Through Youth-to-Youth Work Gr. 6-12
While many people see students as "the problem," they are your school’s greatest resource. We’ll focus on the nuts and bolts of developing a site-based Peer Resources program through which they can learn to set a welcoming tone of safety for all. Find out how to empower your students to be better communicators, more conscious of how they treat one another, and serve as positive role models for their peers. Do you want to implement a student-centered and student-led Restorative Practices or Conflict Resolution Program? Then Peer Resources is your first building block, and this workshop is for you!
Hilary Roberts
Peer Advocates Training & Consulting

Squishy Circuits TK, K-3
This hands-on workshop explores electrical circuits using fun, readily available materials. Can you connect some wires, playdough, and a battery to make a light shine or a buzzer buzz? What happens if you change the configuration? How is the energy flowing from the battery to the light or buzzer? Learn how to guide TK-3rd grade students through fun explorations in science. Also learn about free and low-cost resources for bringing science and engineering activities to your students. Attendees will participate in the hands-on activity and gain great take-away materials and handouts.
Sasha Stackhouse
Community Resources for Science
STEM Education: Bring Exploration and Design to your Programs  K-5
Children are natural scientists and engineers! Harness their curiosity and inquisitive spirit by engaging them in exploration and design (aka STEM activities) in your afterschool program. This session will help participants explore methods to integrate science inquiry and engineering design into their programs. Learn how to select curricula, and implement using best practices, so that youth learn science content, reasoning skills, improve their interest and attitudes towards science, and are able to contribute to their communities.
Steven Worker
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

Students Using Instagram to Clean the Planet? Gr. 6-12
Students using Instagram to clean the planet? That’s the wild idea behind EarthTeam's Zero Litter Project, an innovative service learning project engaging middle and high school students in the Bay Area. Join us as we explain and explore how students are combining technology and critical thinking to take the lead on litter reduction in their schools, watersheds and communities.
Doug Streblow
Super Fun Physical Activity
Come learn new games that promote a culture of cooperation and techniques to inspire 100% participation, and receive handouts with links to grade level "Game Plans" for 20 days of school.  The games and activities in this workshop are aligned with the California After School Physical Activity Training guidelines.  Wear comfortable shoes and get ready to play!
Laura Binczak
Project EAT, ACOE
Supervision for Effective Employee Development (SEED) K-12
80% of your budget pays for staff time—staff development is a must! We’ll explores strategies for organizational leaders to provide the right combination of guidance and support to develop the natural talents of their team, serve as inspiration when the going gets tough, and set high expectations for those around them to achieve transformational results for youth. This workshop promises a crash course in the fundamental practices of high quality staff development.
Sangita Kumar
Be the Change Consulting
Supporting Staff Learning on the Job K-12
In this workshop, participants will identify the critical topics and concepts to cover during Professional Development opportunities and will develop teaching strategies that increase staff engagement and learning retention. We will also create an action plan to help you support staff learning “on the job.” 
Eva Jo Meyer
This is Why We’re Hot: Aligning After-School Programs to the Common Core Standards and Habits of Mind K-12
In this hands-on workshop participants will explore ways to engage, encourage, and empower their organization and staff to communicate their after-school program alignment to the common core standards and habits of mind to parents, schools, district officials, funders, and much more.
Eva Jo Meyer
SF Expanded Learning Collaborative
Transform Continuous Quality Improvement from a Chore to a Game K-12
Change can't be forced from the top down! It requires an engaged and empowered team. In this hands-on workshop, we'll learn and practice how to facilitate game-like activities that enable your staff to set shared goals for improving program quality, measure and reflect on their progress towards those goals, and creatively solve problems and overcome barriers. These activities encourage movement, creative expression, and teamwork, and are designed to engage and inspire staff.
Oscar Wolters-Duran
Blue Thistle Consulting
Trauma and Self-Help Strategies K-12
Examining trauma through a social justice lens, this interactive workshop provides an expanded understanding of trauma beyond PTSD to include complex, sociocultural, intergenerational/historical, and secondary/vicarious traumas. Exploring trauma through the lens of youth and the lens of youth workers themselves, this workshop will explain the common experiences/symptoms of trauma as well as give participants an opportunity to strategize ways to take care of themselves in order to reduce the impact of secondary trauma in their lives due to their work with children and youth.
Darlene Hall, PhD
Intersection Consulting

Unleashing Potential: Creating Growth Mindset Learning Environments K-12
Are your youth developing the skills and strategies they need to respond in the face of challenges?  The groundbreaking research of Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University documents how Growth and Fixed Mindsets dramatically impact the learning and success of young people.  Join us to learn about the research behind Mindset and how you can create a Growth Mindset culture in your programs that will prepare youth to overcome obstacles, embrace challenges, and thrive.
Whitney Morris
Girls Inc. of Alameda County
Using Media and Creating Media Storyboards with PBS Gr. 6-12
Explore ways to integrate public media into after school learning. From building customized folders to creating media storyboards, participants will learn ways to support interactive learning with media from America's most trusted classroom, PBS. Innovate, integrate and inspire with PBS LearningMedia, a digital learning library of over 87 thousand videos, interactive games and images.
Almetria Vaba
Vision-Driven Summer Planning K-12
Program leaders will explore key steps to designing a high quality summer learning program. This includes setting goals, planning curriculum, and hiring and training staff.  You will leave this workshop with resources and information on how to develop your own high-quality summer learning program.
Katie Brackenridge
Partnership for Children & Youth
Write Right, Ace Your Language Art Exams with the Right Skill Building Activities!  Guaranteed to be Fun and Useful! K-12
Learn how to teach writing to the hardest-to-reach learners in your afterschool program! We will focus on K – Adult writing skill building strategies that apply to all levels of students, including second language learners and GED and CAHSEE students.  This introduction to the Common Core Standards for writing, evidence-based practices and hands-on activities, will leave you wanting more! Topics will include: 1) Writing Tools 2) Game Based Learning and 3) Best Practices for Multi-Level Classrooms. 
Liz Villalpando

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