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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Registration and Exhibit Area Open

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | English Language Development Institutes — institutes continue after lunch

Positive people have the power to inspire and create everlasting and sustainable change. This institute attempts to turn problems into challenges and create critical thinkers, not critical people. By building positive relationships, we can increase the success of our English learners (ELs). The researcher-practitioner collaboration at Baldwin High School considers the multi-dimensions that converge to educate ELs by demonstrating effective methods of transforming resources into best practices.

Presented by Holly Niemi, Ph.D., ESL Program Specialist, Baldwin-Whitehall School District, Pittsburgh, Pa.

This institute is designed to train new ELD coordinators to manage the various components of ELD program implementation and administration. During this session, we will take an in-depth look at procedures related to EL identification, placement, assessment, reclassification, monitoring and reporting. Additional topics covered will include LIEP design and evaluation, ELD curriculum and instructional designs, EL student growth and attainment targets, communicating with parents and families, fostering collaboration, and facilitating an inclusive and supportive school climate for ELs and their families.

Presented by Andrea Kolb, M.Ed., ELD Managing Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, Pa. and Robert Measel, Title III Director and Bilingual Education Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, Pa.

This institute will focus on identifying the strengths that lie within every student. Included will be discussion of 1) transitioning, 2) classroom climate and teaching strategies, 3) recognizing the impact of culture in the classroom, 4) the 5Rs of effective teaching, and 5) teaching and modeling mindfulness and grit. A focus is placed on maximizing student strengths while setting high expectations, reinforcing successes, instilling hope and modeling resilience.

Presented by Cora Dzubak, Ph.D., Academic Adviser and Instructor, Millersville University, Millersville, Pa. and Margaret Mbindyo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Academic Adviser, Millersville University, Millersville, Pa.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Continuation of English Language Development Institutes

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Migrant Education Program Institutes

This institute will serve as a training and meeting for data specialists and backup personnel. It will focus on various issues related to MIS2000, MSIX and other related topics. Attendance is mandatory for data specialists and backup personnel only.

Presented by Vaughn Murray, Education Programs Information Management Team, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Milton, Pa.

Participants will explore the elements of music, drama and dance and their application as building blocks for arts-integrated instruction that support young children’s learning and skills development in the following areas: language and literacy, social/emotional development, science and math. They will engage in arts-integrated experiences utilizing children’s literature that can be implemented in an early childhood classroom.

Presented by Christina Farrell, Master Teaching Artist, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Vienna, VA, Sue Traino, Teaching Artist, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Vienna, VA and Maria Tripodi, Teaching Artist, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Vienna, VA

Agriculture is in constant change and this year farmers have had changes from all directions. These include new trade deals with Mexico and Canada with some winners and losers due to this deal. Also tariffs are on the minds of many and their ripples keep affecting various industries in ways many did not predict. Robots are being used in more agriculture industries, the H2A program keeps expanding and migration is decreasing. All of these topics will be discussed as well as their relation to Pennsylvania farmers, agriculture industries and ultimately those that come to work in agriculture. These issues directly impact identification and recruitment of migrant students. Participants will find this data helpful for explanations often needed in the Consolidated State Performance Report and for program planning.

Presented by Jessica Castaneda, Web and Educational Program Consultant, Spark Innovations, McMinnville, Tenn.

Exploring different parenting styles can help those working with families to identify risks and benefits of each style. We can guide efforts with an eye on a child’s well-being through assessing parental behaviors that may hinder – versus those that may enhance – positive outcomes. Once professionals are able to gauge the parenting style, understanding how to speak with parents in a respectful, effective manner furthers the goal toward children raised in safe environments.

Presented by Shari Doherty, Program Director, Child Find of America, Inc., New Paltz, N.Y.

This institute will focus on the power of memoir and oral histories, and how sharing memories affirms the journey of immigrant youth and their families. Participants will learn tools to help students reflect on their own resiliency while developing a sense of pride and ownership of their journey. A young Guatemalan will share her powerful memoir Dreams and Nightmares / Sueños y Pesadillas, and participants will learn models for teaching students to write their own memoirs and do oral histories of their parents, giving them a voice in their schools and community.

Presented by Eva Howski, Supervisor, Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pa.; Mark Lyons, Director, Philadelphia Storytelling Project, Philadelphia, Pa.; Donna Sharer, Ed.D, Curriculum Development Specialist in the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Liliana Velasquez, Author, Student, Montgomery County Community College, Wynnewood, Pa.

Traumatic experiences impact K-12 schools on a daily basis. Each situation is unique yet the common thread is the visceral response experienced firsthand by both students and staff. This presentation will explore the impact, coping and change experienced by students and staff following a school-based trauma. Participants will be introduced to the concept of posttraumatic growth, develop a deeper understanding of what trauma survivorship means and learn practical response strategies to provide individual and systemic supports in positive, healthy ways.

Presented by Mona Johnson, Director of Student Support, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, Wash.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Registration and Exhibit Area Open

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Welcome and Keynote Address

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Workshops

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Round-table Discussions and Poster Session

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch on Your Own

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Workshops

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Workshops

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Registration and Exhibit Area Open

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Workshops

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Break

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Workshops

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m | Keynote Address and Closing Remarks