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2016 Workshop Materials

#staywoke - Dialogues for Democracy –NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Tiveeda Stovall, Program Coordinator - Community Service, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

2BPC –NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Lisa Jones, Owner Operator, Lisa Jones Consulting, Chula Vista, CA

5 Must Have's to Be The CEO of Your Life
Nicole Lombardo, Co-Founder; Lindsey Morando, Co-Founder, get it done gals, Solana Beach, CA

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story

Activating a Movement
Zakir Parpia, Director of Programs; Samantha Frias, Program Coordinator, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland CA

After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) Financing Policy: It Doesn't Add Up
Jessica Gunderson, Policy Director, Partnership for Children & Youth, Oakland, CA; Steve Amick, Director of Policy & Partnerships, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA; Ruth Obel-Jorgensen, Executive Director, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Applying the Maker Mindset to Authentic Leadership
Eduardo Caballero, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Sharon Mor, Co-Founder/Executive, Edventure More, San Francisco, CA

Art & the Cosmic Connection
Shari Asplund, NASA Discovery Program Education Manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Awakening the Observer Within: Learning How to SEE Quality in Action
Melissa MacDonald, Consultant, MFM Consulting, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Regino Chavez, Director of Evaluation, LA's BEST, Los Angeles, CA; Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County of Education, Expanded Learning, Downey, CA

"Barking to the Choir: Now Entering the Kinship of Heaven"
Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA

Beyond the Bell: Effectively Advocating for Afterschool – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Alexis Steines, Director of Field Outreach, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC

Board Basics: The Survival Kit for Nonprofit Board Members in the OST Field 
Mike Snell, CEO; Seth Mehrten, Legal Counsel, California Teaching Fellows Foundation, Fresno, CA

Boot Camp Basics for Project Directors
Johanna Friedel, Program Director,Greenville ISD, Greenville, NC

Blowing Up the Box – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Earl Edwards, Experiential Learning Specialist, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles, CA

The Buzz About Social-Emotional Learning
Katie Brackenridge, Sr. Director; Jessica Gunderson, Policy Director, Partnerships for Children & Youth, Oakland, CA; Jennifer Cisneros, Director of Extended Learning Programs, Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Ana, CA

Citizen Science & Inquiry Outdoors: A Recipe for STEM Learning through Real-World Engagement
Jennifer Fee, Manager, K-12 Programs, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY; Casi Herrera, Program Manager, National Girls Collaborative Project, Seattle, WA

Closing the Achievement Gap with Out-of-School Time Programs
Blake Dohrn, Technical Advisor, Achievement Gap Initiative, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL

College & Career Prep for Tweens and Teens – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Elizabeth Crist Darby, Nonprofit Consultant and Trainer, ECD Strategies ~ Elevating Capacity through Development, Indianapolis, IN

Communication Essentials for Working with Kids, Staff and Parents – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Ezra Holland, Owner, The Holland Group, Manchester, MA

Community Engineers - Building Bridges and Pipelines to Success
Sheryl Davis, Director, Collective Impact, San Francisco, CA

Crash Course in Group Facilitation Skills
Gabriela Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

Creating A Growth Mindset Initiative
Sangita Kumar, Founder & Director of Field Building, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA; Melissa Jons, Executive Direction, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, CA: Elise Cutini, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Children's Fund, Silicon Valley, CA

Creative Ways to Solicit Youth Input
Corey Newhouse, Founder & Principal, Public Profit, Oakland, CA

Creating Meaning in STEM: Student Voice, Real-World Opportunities, and Community-Centered Innovation
Annie Senior, Program Director, Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program, Chicago, IL

Crescendo! The Power of Music
Moderator: Myka Miller, Executive Director, Harmony Project, Los Angeles, CA

Cultivating Leadership with Head and Heart
Aleah Rosario, Program Manager; Selena Levy, Program Manager, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland CA

(CQI)2 in the Wild!
Diego Arancibia, Director, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA; Anissa Sonnenburg, Education Program Consultant; Joshua Brady, Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

Developing 21st Century Competencies: Global Perspective
Christina Russell, Managing Director, Policy Studies Associates, Washington, DC; Heather Loewecke, Senior Program Manager, Afterschool, Asia Society, New York, NY

Discover the Power of Coding – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Shawn Petty, Training & Development Manager, Westat, Boerne, TX

Effective and Equitable Practice with Boys and Young Men of Color
Jon Gilgoff, Executive Director, Brothers on the Rise, Oakland, CA

Expanded Learning in the LCAP: Benefits for Districts and Students
Michael Funk, Director, CA Department of Education, After School Division, Sacramento, CA; Katie Brackenridge, Sr. Director, Partnerships for Children & Youth, Oakland, CA; Angelica Ramsey, Associate Superintendent, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara, CA; Randy Mehrten, Senior Director, Safe & Healthy Kids, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA; Allison Haynes, Administrator, Pupil & Administrative Services, Division of Educational Services, Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, CA; William McCoy, Superintendent, Red Bluff Union Elementary School District, Red Bluff, CA

Expanding Student Success: The State of Expanded Learning in California
Dr. William J. Ellerbee, Jr., Deputy Superintendent of the Student Support & Special Services Branch; CA Department of Education, Sacramento, CA; Michael Funk, Director; Heather Williams, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, After School Division, CA Department of Education, Sacramento, CA; Tim Taylor, Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education, Oroville, CA; Stacey Ault Bell, Youth Development Director, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA

The Fish Versus the Fisherman
Dr. Annemarie Grassi, CEO, Open Doors Academy, Cleveland, OH

Focus on the Core: 6 Cs to Success
Amy Reede, Manager of Curriculum and Program Development, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA

F.O.C.U.S.... The Facilitative Feedback Flywheel
Chelsea Ashcraft, Founder and CEO; Mike Ashcraft, Co-Founder/Director of Children's Choice, Children's Choice Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM – NO MATERIALS

Follow Our L.E.A.D. - LAUSD BTB Strand
Carlos Garcia, Program Coordinator; Rafael Acosta, Regional Director; Alexis Sernek, Site-Coordinator, LAUSD – Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles, CA

The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Justin Ghiglia, President, Startup Smartup, San Francisco, CA

Games that Build Community - F.A.S.T.
Mike Ashcraft, Founder and CEO; Chelsea Ashcraft, CEO, Children's Choice, Albuquerque, NM

Getting "In" With Discipline – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Ray Trinidad, CEO, !Mpact People, Chula Vista, CA

Getting Students to Realize Their Story Matters
Richard Reyes, Executive Director, the PLUS ME project, Los Angeles, CA

Growing the Healthy Afterschool Movement: Local, State, and National Perspectives
Bruno Marchesi, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Daniel Hatcher, National Healthy Out-of-School Time Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC

Harnessing the Power of "You Matter" through Service – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Matthew Emerzian, Founder/CEO; Cindy McCann, Executive Director, Every Monday Matters, Burbank, CA; Nora Hana, After School Programs Coordinator, San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton, CA; Danielle Jones, Regional Lead - Region 6, Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto, CA

Hovering Hovercrafts Batman!
Dan Thoene, Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts, San Diego, CA; Jamie Holmes, Teacher, High Tech Middle Chula Vista, Chula Vista, CA

How to Combine STEM with Sports
Chris Murphy, Owner, Coast 2 Coast Soccer & STEM, Laguna Niguel, CA

I Am, I Belong, I Can: Cultivating Young Hearts and Minds
Aleah Rosario, Program Manager; Selena Levy, Program Manager, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland CA

Ignite Yourself: Help Save Afterschool
Aleah Rosario, Program Manager; Samantha Frias, Program Coordinator, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland CA

JELO: The Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities LIVE
Dr. Kim Boyer, Executive Director, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno, CA; Dr. Logan Robertson, Adjunct Faculty, Bard College MAT Program, Los Angeles, CA; Dr. Matilda Soria, Coordinator, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA

John Wooden vs. Bobby Knight: WHO ARE YOU?
Ed Samperio, Regional Director; Betty Lopez, Area Program Supervisor; Luis Carmona; Area Program Supervisor, LAUSD – Beyond the Bell, Gardena, CA

Laughter Yoga!
Clint Darr, Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri AfterSchool, Columbia, MO

The Leadership Compass: Uncovering Your Leadership Styles and the Leadership Styles of Others
Doug Luffborough, Instructional Lead Consultant, Office Depot, Inc., Chula Vista,CA

Leading for Student Engagement: How to Plan and Sustain Effective Project-Based Learning Initiatives
Suzie Boss, Edutopia Blogger; Education Writer & Consultant, Buck Institute for Education National Faculty, Portland. OR

Learn How to Play Minecraft and Bring It Into Your Classroom – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Gregory Livingston, Design & Curriculum Lead, Connected Camps, Los Angeles, CA

Let's Find Our C.A.L.M.M.
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Behavior Specialist, Yoga Therapist, Asanas for Autism and Special Needs, San Diego, CA

Let's Work Together! Leveraging Community Assets and Collaboration for Powerful Program Impact
Hannah Olson, Program Administrator & Lecturer, University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics, Seattle, WA

Leveraging Higher Education to Support Afterschool and Summer Learning: The Center for Afterschool & Summer Excellence at UC Irvine
Dr. Jenel Lao, Director and Lecturer, CASE Program, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Maximizing Community Partners to Engage Students in STEM
Cindy Sackett, Director of Expanded Learning, Washington Alliance for Better Schools, Shoreline, WA

Mack & Moxy - Kids Learning About Causes – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Kellee McQuinn, Co-Executive Producer, Mack & Moxy, Founder, KidTribe, Santa Monica, CA; Dr. Gale Gorke, Executive Director, Kids Kan Inc, Calimesa, CA

Mapping Our Nation: Linking Local Data to Global Need
Heather Loewecke, Senior Program Manager, Afterschool, Asia Society, New York, NY

The Mask You Live In
Moderator: Gabriela Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, Student Support Services, San Diego, CA

The Middle Matters
Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County of Education, Expanded Learning, Downey, CA

Oh the Math That They'll Know – Primary Math Games
Jane Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Paper Tigers

Parks and Rec: More than a Game of Dodgeball (Creating Healthy OST)
Kellie May, Senior Program Manager; Allison Colman, Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, VA

PBIS is Here to Save the Day!
Joshua Blecha, Project Specialist; Alejo Delgado, Project Specialist, Fresno County Office of Education - FRESH After School, Fresno, CA; Titus Karvon, Consultant - Summer Programming, Fresno County Office of Education - Safe and Healthy Kids Department, Fresno, CA

Peer to Peer Service Learning through Music
Myka Miller, Executive Director; Anne Rardin, Music Specialist, Harmony Project/Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles, CA

Program Transformation: Rethinking Scannables: Deeper Learning with QR Codes & Augmented Reality
Monica Burns, EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC, New York, NY

Promoting a Growth Mindset as a Daily Practice
Reba Rose, Sr. Director of Learning & Staff Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Menlo Park, CA

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

Public Media: Innovative Approaches to Early Learning
Susie Grimm, Early Learning Manager, PBS SoCal, Costa Mesa, CA

Quality STEM in Expanded Learning: What, Why, and How
Jeff Davis, Executive Director; Jessica Hay, Program Director, California Afterschool Network, Sacramento, CA

Radical Healing for Kids of Color: Strategies to Build Culturally Responsive Programs – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate, Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; Sangita Kumar, Founder & Director of Field Building, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Ready, Set, Adventure Race!
Naomi Sanchez, arcAdventure, Los Angeles, CA

Recess Revolution: Re-think the Way You Play
Kristin Shepherd, Director, Recess Revolution, Orange, CA

The Resilience Breakthrough: Keys to Unleashing Resilience
Christian Moore, MSW, LCSW, Founder of WhyTry, WhyTry, Provo, UT

Restorative Practice Model In Action – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
John Goodwin, Senior Teacher/ Advisor, Health Sciences High & Middle College, San Diego, CA

Science Action Club: Activating Learning Through Citizen Science
Katie Levedahl, Associate Director of Youth Engagement and Strategy; Andrew Collins, Science Action Club Educational Technology Specialist, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

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

Short Staffed AGAIN! City and CBO Partnerships to Maintain Program Quality While Tackling Staffing – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Tanya Mayo, Director of Operations and Field Building, Sangita Kumar, Founder & Director of Field Building, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA; Sherrice Dorsey, Interim Younger Youth Programs & Planning Manager, Department of Children, Youth and their Families, San Francisco, CA

Show Me The Money!
Mary Jo Ginty, Expanded Learning Regional Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

Simple Ideas to Make Your Next Staff Meeting Fun & Healthy
Daniel Hatcher, National Out-of-School Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC

Sisters Inspiring Change: Uniting Voices
Angelica Ramsey, Associate Superintendent, Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA

Skills for Success: College and Career Pathways Beyond the Bell – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Specialist; Jaime Singer, Education Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Social And Emotional Development Beyond the Bell – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Fausto Lopez, Afterschool and Expanded Learning Specialist; Deborah Moroney, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

Social Emotional Skills That Set the Groundwork for Restorative Practices
Jose Carrasco, Project Manager; Franklin Hysten, Senior Associate, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Sport for Social Change: Using Sports in Youth Development
Michael Vaughan Cherubin, Program Manager, U.S. Soccer Foundation, Washington, DC

Strengthening Quality in After School & OST Programs
Jim Murphy, Chief Program Officer, CypherWorx, Rochester, NY

Summer Gains: Deepening Summer Programming Impact
Selena Levy, Program Manager; Charnelle Ruff, Program Assistant, California School-Age Consortium, Oakland, CA

Supervision for Effective Employee Development: Infusing Youth Development Principles into Supervising – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Aminta Steinbach, Special Initiatives Trainer and Coach; Sangita Kumar, Founder & Director of Field Building; Jose Carrasco, Project Manager, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Supporting English Learners After School – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Harry Talbot, Administrative Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Branch, Los Angeles

Team Development and the Staff Dynamic
Ryan Shortill, CEO/Founder, Positive Adventures, San Diego, CA

Telling Your Story...and Why It Matters – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Siddhartha "Sidd" Vivek, Department Head, Development and Communications, YMCA of San Diego County, San Diego, CA

TGIF Thank Goodness it's Fun, After School Math Games
John Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Trauma Literacy 101: Strategies to Promote Wellness and Resiliency
Franklin Hysten, Project Manager; Sangita Kumar, Founder & Director of Field Building; Aminta Steinbach, Special Initiatives Trainer and Coach, Be the Change Consulting, Oakland, CA

Toolkit for Clowning – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Garry O. Irvingwhite, Circus Clown, Fern Street Circus, San Diego, CA

Up and Movin' - Activities that Reach and Teach
Dr. Gale Gorke, Executive Director, Kids Kan Inc, Calimesa, CA

Understanding Gender: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children and Youth – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jude McNeil, Change Agent; Bob McNeil, Change Agent, Coaching Leaders, Spokane, WA

Understanding the Next 21st Century Funding Opportunities in California
Don Taylor, Education Administrator, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

UnSlut

Using Boardgames to Foster Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
Dr. Greg Thatcher, Associate Professor, Fresno State University, Clovis, CA

What She Needs Is...
Kelly Fair, Executive Director, Reflections Foundation - Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, Chicago, IL

Yoga to Reduce Stress in the Workplace
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Yoga Therapist, ABLE Yoga, San Diego, CA

YOU GOTTA LAUGH!
Clint Darr, Afterschool Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network, Columbia, MO

Young "ACTIONEERS" - LAUSD BTB Strand – NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Elvy Pacheco, Program Coordinator; Michael Silva, Program Coordinator; Majanaye Anderson, APS; Jesse Oliveros, APS, LAUSD - Beyond The Bell, Gardena, CA

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