Thursday, January 28, 2016

Join A Roundtable!

NEW THIS YEAR!
Join colleagues for a Roundtable Workshop in RM. 152!
How a Roundtable Session Works:
A Roundtable Workshop session is your chance to get exposed to current practice from a wide variety of experts and to share your experience in dialog with other colleagues.   There is a Roundtable Workshop offered during each of the session times today.
You may choose to attend 3 out of 4 different table discussions being offered during this 90-minute Roundtable Session.
Each table presentation/discussion is led by a facilitator who will lead the group for 20-25 minutes.  At the end of each presentation, you will move to another table topic of your choice. 
Roundtable I    9:45 – 11:15 AM

Including Students with Special Needs
TABLE TOPICS and DESCRIPTIONS
Helping Children Develop Friendship Skills, Alison Stewart, Family Support Network
Many special needs students can benefit from extra support in learning friendship skills, and we know that inclusive community is built when ALL students learn & practice these skill together!
Homework Help for Special Kids, Christine Strena, Alameda County Office of Education
Gain tips and handouts for working productively with students who may have ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or other language-based learning issues.  
Kids Included Together (KIT): Resources and More, Cheri Chord, After School Assist
An introduction to KIT and its treasury of resources for you to support your inclusion efforts, shared by a veteran afterschool expert. 
Using Behavior Expectations to Build Relational Trust, Grace Cheng, Behavior Analyst SFUSD.   Learn about developing and teaching behavior expectations – the first step in helping students develop self-management. 

Roundtable II    12:30 – 2:00 PM

Creating Culturally Responsive Programs   

Culturally Welcoming Spaces: Setting the Stage for Success, Rosalinda Mancillas, ACOE
At this table, we’ll identify and discuss the essential elements in the aesthetic environment of your physical program space that can enhance both cultural competence and cultural connection. Meet an afterschool veteran and get new ideas! 
Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering African-American Male Youth: Afterthoughts of a King,  Earnest Jenkins, OUSD Office of African Male Achievement
Gain and share knowledge on how to improve interactions and support African-American Males both academically and emotionally in afterschool programs.
Introduction to Samoan Culture, Faauuga Moliga-Puletasi, SFUSD
Expand your own horizons and learn about working with cultural group through understanding positionality. Gain tools to better understand yourself and work with ethnic groups such as Samoan students.  
What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?  Aileen Pagdananan, Futurama
An overview of ways to apply culturally responsive strategies and actively respond to youth’s experiences to support their healing and resistance to oppression.
  
Roundtable III    2:45 – 3:15 PM

Discover Online Program and Staff Training Resources 
  
Click2Science: Staff Training and STEM Resources, CynDee Zandes, California Dept. of Education, Afterschool Division   Click 2 Science is a rich online resource to help staff deliver hands-on, minds-on science lessons with kids, featuring clips from real afterschool programs!
Khan Academy: LearnStorm 2016!  Margaret Watson, Khan Academy
Find out how to involve your Gr 3-12 students in LearnStorm, Khan Academy’s free math challenge that celebrates progress and hustle as they learn math skills and earn rewards for themselves and their program, individually or in teams.
Mouse Squad Student Tech and Leadership, Colette Walker, Mouse Squad of California   
Combining leadership development with service learning, the Mouse Squad program takes youth from being consumers of technology to becoming tech creators and problem solvers.  
A Tour through PBS LearningMedia and Beyond, Almetria Vaba, KQED                  
Explore resources for integrating media into afterschool from America's most trusted classroom, PBS. PBS LearningMedia is a digital learning library of over 87 thousand videos, interactive games and images.                                                        

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