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San Antonio 2012

Statewide

Parental Involvement

Conference

San Antonio

November 29th - December 1st

Bridge to Success

Crowne Plaza Riverwalk

November 29th - December 1st

Hosted by the Title I Statewide School Support and Family and

Community Engagement Initiative

at Region 16 Education Service Center

Hosted by the Title I Statewide School Support and

Family and Community Engagement Initiative

at Region 16 Education Service Center


2012 Statewide

Parental Involvement Conference

San Antonio, Texas

Bridge to Success

November 29th - December 1st


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Table of Contents

Letters 4-5

Welcome Reception 7

Important Information 8-12

Conference Planning Committee 13

Goals, Objectives & Strands 14-15

Pre-Conference Sessions 16

Thursday Featured Speakers 17

Opening General Session 18-19

Closing General Session 20-21

Conference Schedule 22-23

Conference at a Glance 24-25

Concurrent Sessions with Descriptions 26-43

Spanish Sessions 44

Cyber Café 45

Presenter Directory 46-47

Exhibitor Directory 48

Session Attendance/Online Evaluation/Certificate 49

Professional Development Credits 50

Online Handouts 51

Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Layout 52- 53

Publications 58

Session Log 59


tabla Tabla de de contenidos

Contenidos

Cartas 4-5

Recepción de bienvenido 7

Información importante 8-12

Comité de planeación de la conferencia 13

Metas, objetivos y areas 14-15

Sesiones anteriores de la conferencia 16

Jueves orador especial 17

Sesión general de apertura 18-19

Sesión general de clausura 20-21

Horario de conferencia 22-23

Sinopsis de la conferencia 24-25

Sesiones simultáneas con descripción 26-43

Español sesiones 44

Ciber Café 45

Directorio de presentadores 46-47

Directorio de expositores 48

Asistencia de la conferencia/evaluaciónes en línea/

certificados 49

Créditos de capacitación profesional 50

Apuntes en línea 51

Información sobre el hotel 52-53

Publicación 58

Hoja de sesiónes 59

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Invitation Letter


Invitation Letter

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TiTle i STaTewide School SupporT and

Family and communiTy engagemenT iniTiaTive

Enhancing student success by providing quality services.

Have a great conference!

“Supporting Schools and Families”

Region 16 education SeRvice centeR

5800 Bell StReet • amaRillo, texaS 79109

(806) 677-5126 • terri.stafford@esc16.net

(806) 677-5186 • skip.forsyth@esc16.net

www.esc16.net

(Click on Title I Statewide Iniative icon)

5800 Bell Street

Amarillo, TX 79109

Phone: 806-677-5000

Fax: 806-677-6230

www.esc16.net


Welcome Reception/Recepcion de Bienvenido

Thursday, November 29 • Jueves, 29 de Noviembre

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

All conference registrants are invited to attend

our annual welcome reception. Meet the

exhibitors. Visit with friends. Network with

colleagues. Make new acquaintances. Express

your appreciation to our exhibitors and

sponsors for their support of this conference.

Recepcion de Bienvenido

Todos los participantes de la conferencia están

invitados a participar en la recepción anual

de bienvenido. Conozca a los expositores.

Salude a los amigos. Haga una red con colegas.

Haga nuevas amistades. Exprese su gratitud a

nuestros vendedores y patrocinadores por su

apoyo a esta conferencia.

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Registration

Pre-Conference and Conference Registration will be located in the pre-function area on the second floor:

Thursday November 29 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday November 30 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday December 1 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

A map of the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk is located on page 53 of your conference program.

Name Badges

Name badges are required for admission to all conference events.

Important Information

Spanish Language Translations

For persons who prefer Spanish, headphone translation is provided for all general sessions and some breakout sessions.

Headphones, provided by "Audio Resource Group," may be obtained from the Translation Table located next to the

registration area. Persons who receive headphones will need to leave some form of identification, such as their driver’s

license, for usage. (page 12)

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fiesta Pavilion

and exhibit area. Conference participants are invited to network informally with their colleagues. A light meal will be

provided.

Exhibits

Exhibits will be open in the pre-function area:

Thursday November 29 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Friday November 30 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday December 1 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Professional Development Credits

Professional Development Credits (CPEs) and“Clock Hours”are available. Please refer to the Certification Documentation

Form in your program booklet for specific procedures for completing the required documentation. Participants requesting

approved credit must sign in with the Session Facilitators at all sessions attended. See page 50 for more information.

Conference Evaluations

Please help us improve our conference by submitting evaluations. Speaker Evaluation Forms are available from the

facilitator at each of the concurrent sessions. The overall conference evaluation will be available online. See page 49 for

more information.

Cell Phones/Beepers

As a courtesy to all participants, please put your cell phone/beepers on vibrate or turn them off during sessions and

luncheons.


Información Importante

Registro para la Conferencia

El pre-registro y registro de participantes de la conferencia y la conferencia se llevará a cabo en el vestibulo llamado prefunction

que se localiza en el segundo piso:

Jueves 29 de noviembre 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Viernes 30 de noviembre 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sábado 1 de diciembre 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Un mapa del Sheraton Dallas Hotel puede ser localizado en la página 53 en el programa de la conferencia.

Gafetes de identificación

Es necesario portar el gafete de identificación para ser admitido en las actividades de la conferencia.

Traducciones al español

Para aquellas personas que prefieran el español, habrá traducción simultánea al español de todas las sesiones generales y

de algunas conferencias en particular. Este servicio lo ofrecerá "Audio Resource Group" por medio de audífonos, mismos

que usted podrá solicitar en la mesa de traducciones que se localiza junto al área de registro. Para obtener el equipo será

necesario que usted deje alguna identificación como la licencia de manejo. (Página 12)

Recepción de bienvenido

La Recepción de bienvenido será el jueves 8 de decembre del 2012 de las 6:30 p.m. a las 8:30 p.m. en el Fiesta Pavilion

y área de exhibiciones. Los participantes de la conferencia están invitados aasistir y establecer contacto con otros

colegas. Se servirán bocadillos.

Exposición de materiales

Habrá expositores en el vestíbulo pre-conference area:

Jueves 29 de noviembre 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Viernes 30 de noviembre 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sábado 1 de diciembre 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Créditos de capacitación profesional

Serà posible obtener Creditos Profesionales (CPEs) y horas de estudio. Favor de leer la hoja de validación de créditos

que viene en el folleto del programa donde se le indicará cómo llenar el formulario. Los participantes que necesiten

confirmación de créditos deberán ir con el presentador de sesión para que firme la hoja de asistencia. Ver página 50 para

más información.

Evaluaciones de la Conferencia

Ayúdenos a mejorar la calidad de la conferencia por medio de sus evaluaciones. En cada sesión podrá obtener la hoja de

evaluación del presentador. La evaluación global de la conferencia podrá hacerla en línea. Para más información, favor

de ver la página 49.

Teléfonos Celulares/Beepers

Por consideración a los demás participantes, pedimos que ponga sus celulares o localizadores en modo de vibración

o que los apague.

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Parking

Poster Session

Points of Interest

Area Restaurants

Important Information

$12.00 per day/per vehicle self-parking; $28.00 per day/per vehicle valet parking.

The 2012 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference will feature a poster session. The posters

will highlight 2012 National Title I Distinguished Schools in Texas, as well as identified parental

involvement programs within districts from Region 20. Displays will be viewable throughout the

pre-conference in the pre-function area.

Explore San Antonio with the fully narrated Alamo Trolley Tour that will give you insight to the

history and culture of this great Texas City. "Remember the Alamo," as the trolley passes the

famous 1700 mission and your guide brings the battle between Santa Anna's Tejanos and Texians

back to life. Rolling by the Market Square, you'll see the arts, crafts, and food of 50 speciality shops

that you'll definitely want to return to for souvenirs. This trolley tour is about an hour long, and is a

hop on-hop off tour. Ages 13 and up $19.95 - $24.95, Ages 3-12 $8.95 - $11.95, Ages 0-2 $0.00;

216 Alamo Plaza. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (800) 987-9852;

www.riosanantonio.com.

Take in the beauty and history of San Antonio with a Rio San Antonio Cruise, a 40-minute narrated

boat tour along 2.5 miles of the famous San Antonio River Walk. You'll see some of the most

memorable sights along the river, such as the Alamo and the San Fernando Cathedral. Plus, you'll

hear about the history behind the River Walk and of San Antonio. $8.25, General Admission,

$6.00, Bexar County Residents, $2.00, Children (1-5), $6.00, Senior Citizens (60 & older) &

U.S. Military. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. or later. 205 N. Presa Street, #B201;

(800)-987-985; www.riosanantonio.com.

Only at SeaWorld San Antonio can you touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark, meet

Shamu, the regal prince of the deep, and challenge the Steel Eel, a hyper-coaster with attitude.

Ages 10 and up, $59.99, Ages 3-9, $49.99 and Ages 0-2, $0.00. Open on December 1st from

12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10500 Sea World Drive. (800) 987-9852; www.seaworldparks.com.

Just thirty minutes from downtown San Antonio, the amazing world of Natural Bridge Caverns

awaits you! Natural Bridge Caverns is the largest cavern in the state of Texas, and offers a range

of tour options that will take you through the various rooms of the cavern. The cavern features

a variety of interesting geological formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones,

chandeliers and soda straws. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For tour options and prices visit

www.naturalbridgecaverns.com or phone (210) 651-6101. Located at 26495 Natural Bridge

Cavern Avenue.

Texas Land & Cattle Steak House (210) 222-2263 Bill Miller Bar-B-Q (210) 212-4343

201 N Saint Mary's Street 501 N Saint Mary's Street

Bandera Saloon (830) 796-3699 Cafe Panache (210) 225-4088

402 Main Street 112 E Pecan Street

Tower Cafe (214) 742-4663 Copper Kitchen Southwest Craft (210) 224-0123

311 N Market Street 300 Augusta Street

Carino's Italian (210) 223-0089 Acenar (210) 222-2362

405 N Saint Mary's Street 146 E Houston Street


Información Importante

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Number 911

Baptist Emergency Hospital (210) 402-4092

San Antonio Police Department (210) 207-7273

Números de Emergencia

Número de emergencia 911

Baptist Emergency Hospital (210) 402-4092

Departamento de Policía de la Cuidad de San Antonio (210) 207-7273

No matter how annoying a family can be - when we look back

to what we consider to be the happy days,

we find our best memories happening in the midst of our family.

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Información Importante

Como un servicio de cortesía para los asistentes a la conferencia, la compañía ARG (equipo de traducción simultánea)

ofrecerá gratuitamente servicios de traducción para la sesión general y algunas sesiones en particular.

Todas las personas que necesiten traducción y que estén interesadas en recibir este servicio, por favor diríjanse

a la mesa de servicios de traducción que se localiza en el área de registro para recibir en préstamo un radio

receptor con audífonos. El equipo se tendrá que devolver a la mesa de traducción una vez que termine la sesión

a la que asistió. Gracias por su cooperación.

As a service of courtesy for the attendees to the conference, the company of ARG (team for

translation) will be providing free translation services for the general session and select breakout

sessions. Any participant who is interested in translation from English to Spanish, please go to the "Audio

Resource Group" table located in the area of registration. There you will receive a radio receiver with listening

devices which must be returned to the table once the session has concluded. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Conference Planning Committee

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference

Planning Committee

Terri Stafford

Conference Chair

Region 16 ESC

Veronica Alvarez

Region 20 ESC

Debbie Callihan-

Dingle

North East ISD

Susan Calvin

State Committee

Alex Dominguez

Region 20 ESC

Araceli Dominguez

Northside ISD

Brenda Faz-Villarreal

Northside ISD

Anna Flores

IMP International

Meeting Planners, Inc.

Didi Garcia

Texas Education

Agency

Jeanette Guerrero

North East ISD

Debbie Henderson

State Committee

Kent Kramer

Practical Parent

Education

Rachel Morales

Region 20 ESC

Mary Ortiz

Poteet ISD

Rosemary Perez

Northside ISD

Amy Perkins

Harlandale ISD

Skip Forsyth

Conference Co-Chair

Region 16 ESC

Benjamin Reed

Floresville ISD

Sandra Rodriguez

Median Valley ISD

Dawn White

Region 20 ESC

Anita Villarreal

Texas Education

Agency

Ruth Zambrano

Harlandale ISD

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Goals

The major goal of the conference is to provide a forum for dialogue on ESEA issues in parental

involvement among all stakeholders with an interest in improving teaching and learning.

Educators will be provided with strategies and networking opportunities to enhance their

parental involvement programs and to create a more instructionally effective school.

Parents will gain an insight on how the Federal ESEA legislation impacts their school

with resources and strategies to directly improve their family’s educational opportunities and

relationships within the community.

Objectives

Participants will learn the parental involvement requirements for the Federal Programs addressed

in the ESEA legislation.

Participants will learn the latest, most effective, evidence-based

strategies and techniques for increasing and enhancing family/

community involvement.

Participants will share and disseminate information concerning

practices that will increase student performance.

Participants will be provided the opportunity to interact with

companies/vendors that can provide skills and tools to help

meet the challenging standards for all students.

Strands

Goals Objectives Strands

Strand One: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Parental Involvement Requirements

(Updates and resources relevent to implementing ESEA program requirements.)

Strand Two: Best Practices

(Evidence-based strategies and techniques to enhance family engagement.)

Strand Three: Enriching Parenting Skills

(Practical strategies to enrich families, e.g., discipline, help with homework, literacy,

communication, etc.)

Strand Four: Vendor Presentations

Strand Five: Hot Topics

(Includes bullying, college readiness, digital responsibility and others.)


Metas Objetivos Areas

Metas

La mayor meta de esta conferencia es proveerle un foro de dialogo de puntos decisivos en cuestión

a Envolvimiento de Padres de la Acta de Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás a personas que toman

interés en mejorar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje.

A los educadores se les va a proveer estrategias y oportunidades para acrecentar los programas

de envolvimiento de padres y crear una escuela más productiva.

Padres van ha poder obtener información sobre como la legislación Federal de la Acta de Que

Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás afecta su escuela con recursos y estrategias que directamente

mejoran las oportunidades educacionales de su familia y las relaciones con la comunidad.

Objetivos

Los participantes aprenderán los requisitos de envolvimiento de padres por

los Programas Federales mencionados en la legislación de la Acta de Que

Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás.

Los participantes aprenderán de las novedades más recientes y efectivas de

estrategias basadas científicamente y técnicas para aumentar y acrecentar

el envolvimiento de la familia/comunidad.

Proporcionarán a participantes la oportunidad de aumentar su conocimiento

y compartir prácticas corrientes que aumentarán la interpretación de

estudiante.

A los participantes se les va a proveer la oportunidad de visitar a diferentes

Areas

Area Uno: Requisitos de Envolvimiento de Padres de la Acta de Que Ningún Niño

Se Quede Atrás

Area Dos: Investigaciones Basadas Científicamente y Mejores Practicas

Area Tres: Enriqueciendo Habilidades de Padres

Area Cuatro: Presentaciones de Vendedores

Area Cinco: Temas de Interes

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Pre-Conference Sessions

"Make the Connection the Most Valuable Skill"

Char Wenc

Executive Salon 1

November 29, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Char Wenc is a nationally recognized speaker and author on communication, parenting, and creating

cooperative environments at home, at work, and in the classroom. She is a professor in the doctorial

programs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and Loyola University Chicago. For over twentyfive

years Char has been a professional communicator as a teacher, clinical counselor, and television

speaker.

Char is a wife and mother of two sons. Char draws upon her various experiences to teach skills that make

a difference in how people live together. She shares her knowledge with passion, humor, and realism.

In this session participants will be reminded about the importance of meaningful, two-way communication. Communication

connects people. Communication is a learned skill. Communication builds cooperation and promotes a positive school climate.

Parents and educators will learn that a user-friendly school welcomes home-school dialogue. During this session participants will

engage in a variety of activities to sharpen communication skills. Experience the energy and magnetism of this award-winning

educator. Many handouts will be provided.

"Achieving Life Success: Parents Lead the Way!"

Lucy Cantu

Executive Salon 2

Lucy's life experiences paved the way for her life's work. Raised, along with five brothers and sisters in a

housing project named "La Colonia Guadalupe" in a "barrio" of Laredo,Texas, she hardly knew her family

was poor. She believes this was due to the fact that her parents provided for them as they could with much

love. However, there was a different kind of poverty that Lucy did experience and eventually learned to

overcome: "mental poverty," as she calls it, or a low self-esteem. Through the years, she masked deep

feelings of insecurity.

After about twenty years of diverse work experiences, marriage and two children, Lucy began to sense

there was more she was meant to do. She had come to know that mental poverty has nothing to do with

intelligence, and more to do with how we see and feel about ourselves. She had also learned that this

state of mind can keep us stuck in a cycle that limits our ability to attain more fulfillment and success. Without a doubt, one of

her greatest joys comes from fulfilling her mission, which is to help "light" the way for others by teaching and inspiring them to

expand their horizons, reach for, and achieve their dreams!

During this inspiring and motivating workshop, parents and educators will learn key leadership skills necessary for achieving

life success. They will discover that personal financial limitations and educational challenges can be overcome. They will learn

their children can achieve academic success in spite of perceived barriers. Participants will leave with practical life-changing

strategies to establish a stronger foundation at home, increase resiliency, and ultimately impact their children's success in school

and life. Many handouts will be provided.


November 29, 2012

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Anita Villarreal

Texas Education

Agency

Division of Federal

and State Education

Policy

Gilbert

Barrera

Thursday Featured Speakers

Executive Salon 2

Staying Focused on Family and Community Engagement

Anita Villarreal

Texas Ballroom

• USDE and TEA updates

• Most current information on reauthorization and other "hot topics"

• Current and future impact on family and community engagement requirements

• State and federal resources available to local education agencies and regional education service

centers

Anita Villarreal works at the Texas Education Agency in the Division of Federal and State Education

Policy. She leads the unit that is responsible for the state-level administration and implementation

of federal education programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Prior to coming

to the agency, Ms.Villarreal taught in elementary schools and worked at Boise State University for

the Migrant High School Equivalency Program (HEP). She has worked in Title I programs since

the law was authorized in 1965. Her focus has been in Migrant Education, Parent Involvement, and

Drop-out Prevention programs. She has a BA from Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, and an MS

from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi,Texas.

Anita is a strong advocate for the development of policies, procedures, and programs that engage

parents in the education of their children. Getting the parents and community involved requires a

strong commitment and structured approach. Born and raised in a family of migrant workers has

impacted her desire to see that all children are provided with equal opportunities to achieve a good

education. She firmly believes a school culture that incorporates family and community engagement

will result in increased student achievement.

Question and answer time will be provided. Handouts will be available.

Families and School Connecting/Comunicación entre padres de familia y escuelas

Families and Schools Connecting will create opportunities for parents and educators to

explore together how beliefs, practices and fears may have kept schools and families

from working together to make their children successful in school. Assuming that

no connection happens unless there is trust, the group will explore communication

opportunities that build trust around sensitive topics such as truancy, discipline and

unspoken social rules. Activities will allow parents to explore assets that they bring to

the education process and empower them to use those assets in leadership roles.

La Comunicación Entre Padres de Familias y las Escuelas crearán oportunidades para

que los padres y educadores exploren juntos la manera en que las creencias, prácticas

y temores pueden haberse interpuesto para que ambas trabajen juntas para lograr que

los niños tengan éxito en la escuela.

Kimberly

Hunt

San Antonio

Ballroom

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Jose Hernandez

Hope in the Midst of Challenge

November 29, 2012

Texas Ballroom

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jose Hernandez is originally from McAllen, Texas and migrated to Washington as a Migrant farm worker. He was the

youngest of sixteen children and graduated from Walla Walla High School.

Jose began his professional career by becoming a State Trooper for the Washington State Patrol. He was assigned to the I-5

corridor as a freeway Trooper in Tacoma and Everett with a brief assignment in Yakima and Walla Walla. He also volunteered

as a Reserve Police Officer for the Kennewick Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff's Department.

Hernandez left the Patrol and began to work in Prevention/Intervention in 1988 in the Yakima Valley. In 1991 he went

to work for the Kennewick School District as their Community Liaison. He also served as the Safe and Drug-free School

Director, Executive Director for Jubilee Youth Ranch, Student Services Coordinator, and Student Achievement Coordinator.

During the past twenty years Jose has fulfilled his desire to serve families in the community and to work more directly with

children.

Although Jose faced many challenges in his childhood including domestic violence, alcoholism, and poverty, he was a survivor.

With the support of two teachers who had the courage to visit his home, he was able to rise above the many issues associated

with a dysfunctional family. He endured and found "hope in the midst of challenge." Today Hernandez has the privilege of

"paying it forward" by serving families who face similar challenges.

Jose is currently an educator at Pasco School District #1, Pasco, Washington.

Opening General Session


November 29, 2012

Texas Ballroom

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Introduction of Color Guard, Singers,

and Entertainment

Presentation of Colors

National Anthem

Entertainment

Greetings from TEA

Opening General Session

Introduction of TEA Representative

Recognition of Blue Ribbon Exhibitors

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address

Announcement/Closing Remarks

Drawing for Door Prizes

Terri Stafford, Conference Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Jeanette Guerrero, Entertainment Chair

North East ISD

Honor Guard, ROTC Roughrider Battalion

Roosevelt High School, North East ISD

Celeste Munoz, North East School for the Arts

North East ISD

Mariachi Azul del Cielo

Somerset Junior High, Somerset ISD

Veronica Alvarez, Exhibitor Host

Region 20 ESC

Anita Villarreal, State and Federal Programs

Texas Education Agency

Skip Forsyth, Conference Co-Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Rosemary Perez, Student Volunteers Chair

Northside ISD

Jose Hernandez, Educator

Pasco School District #1, Washington

Skip Forsyth, Conference Co-Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Terri Stafford, Conference Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Reception to Follow 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Plated Dinner - Fiesta Pavilion, Lower Level

Desserts, Exhibits, Door Prizes on Second and Third Floor

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Carl Boyd

Closing General Session

Let No Parent Parent Alone

December 1, 2012

Texas Ballroom

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Carl Boyd is multi-talented. He is a teacher, consultant, author, vocalist, and web-TV host. Carl began his teaching

career in September of 1964 as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher in Chicago. In his first ten years of

teaching he received six awards for outstanding work in the classroom. In 1977, during a visit to a local school where

he addressed teachers on the subject of student motivation, one of his colleagues asked, "Who is going to motivate

us?" Boyd answered, "I will." Over the years Carl has received numerous awards for excellence in and commitment

to education.

Foremost, Carl has a heart for families and educators whose children and students are "at-risk" academically and

socially. He strives to encourage educators to remain steadfast and reach out to the "hard-to-reach" students. Boyd

understands the challenges homes and schools face, and he urges cooperation.

Carl Boyd describes himself as an "old school" educator, and he emphasizes the value of mutual respect and cooperation

and the need for parents and families to help one another. Boyd does not believe the often used phrase, "parents don't

care as much as they used to." He does understand the challenges families encounter and will remind us that no

parent can parent alone. He will also stress the imperative for home and school to share the concerns for our children

and together help them learn.

Currently Carl and his wife reside in Grandview, Missouri as he continues his work as "AdviceTeacher" and C.H.U.S.E.

N.O.W., an urban education web-TV station.


December 1, 2012

Texas Ballroom

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Opening Remarks

Greetings from Galveston

Introduction of Committee

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address

Closing General Session

Announcements/Closing Remarks

Drawing for Door Prizes

Terri Stafford, Conference Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Skip Forsyth, Conference Co-Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Terri Stafford, Conference Chair

Terri Stafford and Skip Forsyth

Region

Region

16

16

Education

Education

Service

Service

Center

Center

Amy Perkins, Poster Session Chair

Harlandale ISD

Carl Boyd, Educator

C.H.U.S.E. N.O.W.

Skip Forsyth, Conference Co-Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

Terri Stafford, Conference Chair

Region 16 Education Service Center

May we guide our children with the knowledge that they are loved and worthy of love,

and may we be the examples for them.

As Franklin Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth,

but we can build our youth for the future.”

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Thursday, November 29

The Division of TEA will

provide Parental Involvement

sessions in the following areas:

• Federal Compliance

• Parent Involvement and

School Improvement Initiatives

• Parental Rights & Responsibilities

For more information, visit our

web site at www.esc16.net. Click on

Title I Statewide Initiative icon.

Friday, November 30

Saturday, December 1

Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Convenes

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Registration

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Pre-Conference Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Pre-Conference Sessions with

• Char Wenc - Executive Salon 1

• Lucy Cantu - Executive Salon 2

Conference Convenes

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration; Exhibits open;

Cyber Café available

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Featured Conference Sessions

• Anita Villarreal - Texas Ballroom

Updates (for Educators)

• Kim Hunt - San Antonio Ballroom

• Gilbert Barrera - Executive Salon 2

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break;Visit Exhibitions

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Opening General Session,

Jose Hernandez - Texas Ballroom

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception; Exhibits open

(Plated meal, Fiesta Pavilion)

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration; Exhibits open;

Cyber Café available

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast5-

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. First Concurrent Sessions

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Mid-Morning Break;Visit Exhibitions

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Second Concurrent Sessions

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

Fiesta Pavilion - (Lower Level)

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Third Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break;Visit Exhibitions

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Fourth Concurrent Sessions

4:15 p.m. Night on the Town (on your own)

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Conference Registration; Exhibits open

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cyber Café available

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Fifth Concurrent Sessions

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Mid-Morning Break

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Closing General Session,

Carl Boyd - Texas Ballroom

12:00 noon Conference Concludes - See you in Galveston in 2013


Horario de Conferencia

Reunión de Sesiones Anteriores de la Conferencia

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registración de Sesiones Anteriores

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Desayuno para Sesiones Anteriores de la Conferencia

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Sesiones Anteriores de la Conferencia

•Char Wenc - Executive Salon 1

•Lucy Cantu - Executive Salon 2

Reunión de Conferencia

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Registracion de conferencia; Apertura de

Expositores; Ciber Café Disponible

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sesiones Estelar de la Conferencia

•Anita Villarreal - Texas Ballroom

Updates(para Educadores)

•Kim Hunt - San Antonio Ballroom

•Gilbert Barrera - Executive Salon 2

3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Pausa en la tarde;Apertura de Expositores

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Apertura de Sesión General,

Jose Hernandez - Texas Ballroom

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Recepción de Bienvenido; Apertura de Expositores

(Cena, Fiesta Pavilion)

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registración de conferencia; Apertura de

Expositores; Ciber Café Disponible

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Desayuno

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Primer Sesións Concurrente

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Primer Pausa; Apertura de Expositores

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Segunda Sesións Concurrente

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. de Comida

Fiesta Pavilion - (Nivel de abajo)

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tercer Sesións Concurrente

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pausa en la tarde; Apertura de Expositores

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Cuarta Sesións Concurrente

4:15 p.m. Tiempo libre para visitar la cuidad (su responsabilidad)

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registración de la Conferencia; Apertura de Expositores

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ciber Café disponible

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Desayuno

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Quinta Sesións Concurrente

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pausa a medio día

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Clausura de Sesión General,

Carl Boyd

12:00 noon Clausura de Conferencia – Nos vemos en Galveston in 2013

Jueves 29 de noviembre

La División de la Agencia de Educación de

Texas va ha proveer sesiones conforme ha

Envolvimiento de Padres en el área de

programas Federales.

Sesiones Adicionales de la Agencia de

Educación de Texas:

• Iniciativas de Envolvimiento de

Padres y Mejoramiento de Escuelas

• Responsabilidades y Derechos de

Padres

Para màs información, visite nuestro sitio

del internet al www.esc16.net. En la parte

interior de esta pàgina haga "click" en el

icono de la Iniciativa Estatal Del Titulo I.

Viernes 30 de noviembre

Sabado 1 de diciembre

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Thursday - 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Featured Session - Texas Ballroom

Anita Villarreal - Updates and Federal Program Requirements

Kim Hunt and Gilbert Barrera - Families and School Connecting

Friday

8:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

Friday

10:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Texas Ballroom

A

Building and

Sustaining

Effective Parent

Centers

E. Yacho

Removing the

Roadblocks to

College

M. Wynn

Texas Ballroom

B

The Road to

College: Tips

to Prepare for

College

R. Hinojosa

El camino a

colegio: consejos

para padres y

alumnos

R. Hinojosa

Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Fiesta Pavilion

Friday

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Friday

3:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

Saturday

8:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

College Planning

for Middle

School Students

M. Wynn

La Visión:

Empowering

Parents for

Student

Success

T. Palacios

Conference at a Glance

Listening to

Parents

B. Wilson

The Importance

of Fathers

to College

Readiness

A. Rincon

Texas Ballroom

C

The Seed:

Finding Purpose

and Happiness

in Life and Work

L. Martinez

Strengthening

Our Homes,

Strengthens

Our Schools and

Communities

J. Hernandez

Innovative

Strategies for

Preventing

Bullying

J. Linney

Positive

Behavior

Supports that

Help Bridge the

Achievement

Gap

E. Ramirez

Executive Salon

1

Mediating the

Bully Problem

S. Armoni

My Child's School

Is Identified

in School

Improvement for

Not Meeting AYP

B. Marsh

General NCLB

Requirements

D. Garcia

Requisitos

generales de

NCLB

A. Villarreal

Creando centros

de aprendizaje

en el hogar y en

la escuela

F. Guzman

Executive Salon

2

¡Sé un gran

contador de

cuentos!

L. Cantu

Distracted

Driving for Teens

and Adults

M. Earney

Los padres son

la clave para el

mejoramiento

de estrategias

esenciales

E. Rodriguez

Working with

Teen Parents:

Impacting 2

Generations of

Learners

L. Delgado

Helping

Grandparents

and Other

Relatives

B. James

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Closing General Session - Texas Ballroom

Conference Concludes at 12:00 Noon See you in Galveston in 2013


Thursday - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Opening General Session - Texas Ballroom

Jose Hernandez - Hope in the Midst of Challenge

Executive Salon

3

Alcanzando

metas: la

educacion

especial y los

nuevos examenes

estatales

A. Tamayo

La instrucción

eficaz para los

estudiantes

aprendiendo ingles

R. Deming

A nuestros

padres son

los lideres de

nuestros

estudiantes!

E. Valdez

Weight We Do

Care! A Public

Approach to the

Prevention of

Obesity

L. Vernor

12 by 12: 12

Essential Traits

Every Child

Needs by 12

Years

R. Pruitt

Executive Salon

4

The Bridge

of Health and

Learning

H. Peralta

Homework -

Being the

Master

Teacher at

Home

D. McLaughlin

Go Beyond

Providing

Translations to

Building Strong

Parental

Relationships

A. Torres

Creating

Home-School

Communication

Tools with

Dinah Zike's

Foldables

C. Hernandez

Cultivating

Parental

Involvement in

Your Classroom

K. Veitenheimer

Conference at a Glance

Executive

Salon 5

Lighting The

Way to Student

Success

Through

Parental

Engagement

F. Rodriguez

Reforzando a la

familia

(apoyo familiar)

A. Cantu

Âyudando a los

hijos a

sobrellevar

momentos

dificiles

G. Neie

A ¡Hablar, leer,

escribir!

D. Madrid

One Minute

Reader -

Improving

Reading

Achievement

M. Bodden

San Antonio

Ballroom

It's Not About

Childhood

Obesity

O. Vaca Durr

Nachos and

Numbers

T. Ecker

Seeing Your

Thinking, Using

Thinking Maps

D. Reid

F-A-C-E-S

Formulating

Assistance

through

Coordinated

Efforts and

Surveys

S. Calvin

Bullying: Age

Old Problem

Growing in

Frequency

L. Gill

Lone Star Room

Supporting a

Child's First

and Most

Influential

Teachers

T. Stahlke

Forty

Developmental

Assets

H. Ashwell-Hair

Improving

Communication

in the ARDC

Process

C. Swain

Intentional

Family

Engagement

for All

S. Petty

What We've

Got Here Is

a Failure to

Communicate

E. Duckworth

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Building and Sustaining Effective Parent Centers

and Parent Education Programs on All Campuses

Room: Texas Ballroom A

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Erin Yacho

Coordinator of Parent

Involvement

Irving ISD

Wouldn't it be great if opening a Parent Center was as

simple as decorating a room and putting a sign on the door?

A Parent Center is so much more than a place! It is the

bridge we create between home and school that parents can

follow to become strong supporters of teaching and learning,

as they transform themselves into effective advocates

for their children, their families, their schools, and their

community.This session will provide a framework and toolkit

for establishing and sustaining Parent Centers and Parent

Education Programs on your campus and district-wide.

The Road to College: Tips to Prepare for College

Room: Texas Ballroom B

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: Program Staff, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Raul Hinojosa, Jr.

Director of Community

Engagement

The University of Texas at

Dallas

The Road to College can be confusing and complicated, and

begins much earlier than high school.This session will provide

parents with information on how to prepare your child for

college at any age. From visiting colleges to completing

high school graduation requirements to paying for college,

this session will provide an easy to understand overview for

parents. The speakers will also help you identify resources

in your community that will help you on the road to college.

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

The Seed - Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life

and Work

Room: Texas Ballroom C

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Lydia Martinez

Director of Adult and

Community Education

Northside ISD

Have you discovered your life's purpose? Purpose is our

ultimate guidance system. It fuels us to be productive and

maintain a strong commitment to our work as parents and

our jobs. Participants will review Jon Gordon's book, The

Seed, and learn how they can use its premises to find more

enjoyment in their work, their role as parents, and in life.

Mediating the Bully Problem

Room: Executive Salon 1

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Susan Armoni, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Robert M. Gonzales

Deputy Director

paxUnited

Mediating the Bully Problem takes a comprehensive look

at the dangers of bullying. This interactive session will show

how peer mediation and mentoring can empower both the

bully and the bullied to effectively talk through and set

action plans for resolving their problems. The best way to

lessen the influx of bullying is to listen and care to all parties

and increase student responsibility, but parental support at

home is necessary. Parents must be aware of the signs of

bullying and arm their children with skills and tools to keep

them safe.

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as

much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does

out of finding a small green worm.

~~Bill Vaughan


Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

¡Sé un gran contador de cuentos!

Room: Executive Salon 2

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Parents

Presenter: Lucy Cantu

Trainings by Lucy

El contar historias o cuentos es una poderosa herramienta

para desarrollar el alfabetismo, la cual no es afectada por

el estado financiero ni por el idioma que se habla en el

hogar. Venga y descubra estrategias simples y efectivas para

convertirse en un gran contador de cuentos que hará del

aprendizaje un encanto. ¡Esto no requiere de un titulo, sólo

algunas técnicas creativas y una súper dosis de diversión.

Alcanzando metas: la educacion especial y los nuevos

examenes estatales

Room: Executive Salon 3

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: Parents

Presenter: Aurelio M. Tamayo

Curriculum Specialist

Corpus Christi ISD

Los participantes aprenderan acerca de los nuevos requisitos

de los examenes estatales y como se relacionan a la educacion

especial y como ayudar a que sus estudiantes alcancen esas

metas.

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The Bridge of Health and Learning

Room: Executive Salon 4

Strand: Strand Four: Vendor

Presentation

Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Helen Peralta

Community Outreach

Supervisor

Aetna Better Health and

CHRISTUS Health Plan

Preventive healthcare is a key to helping children stay

healthy and succeed in school. This session will identify

preventive programs and services and provide resources for

low-income children.

Lighting The Way to Student Success Through

Parental Engagement

Room: Executive Salon 5

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: Administrators, Program Staff,

Educators, Parents

Presenter: Francisco Rodriguez

Antonio Saldaña

Education Specialist

Region 17 ESC

This session will provide participants with tools and practices

to assess and strengthen their parental engagement program

and help them train and involve both parents and staff.

This session will focus on providing proactive strategies to

participants in aspects of communication, accountability,

partnerships, and promoting active involvement.

Target Audience

Administrators: Superintendents,Principals

Program Staff: Federal Program Coordinators,Parent

Involvement Liaisons,Counselors,

ESC Personnel

Educators: Teachers,Paraprofessionals

Parents: Parents,PTA Members,PTO Members

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

It's Not About Childhood Obesity

Room: San Antonio Ballroom

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Dr. Olga Vaca Durr

Author/School Board Member

Department of Defense

First time author and former Texas educator, Olga Vaca

Durr has returned to Texas. This session, "It's Not About

Childhood Obesity, It's About Being Healthy for Life," will

present current research and the negative effects obesity has

on our children. The presenter will talk about how to help

our children balance their scale, which is essential, because

the alternative is that today in America more parents are

burying their young children as a result of childhood obesity.

Her book is intended for youth and young people; her second,

intended for parents, should be out soon!

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he

needs the companionship of at least one adult who can

share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement

and mystery of the world we live in.

~~Rachel Carson


Supporting a Child's First and Most Influential

Teachers

Room: Lone Star Room (Ground

level, by front entrance)

Strand: Strand One: ESEA Parental

Involvement Requirements

Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: Administrators, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Tim Stahlke

Senior Program Coordinator

Texas Homeless Education

Office

Family engagement.Parent involvement.Student achievement.

We hear these words every day, yet struggle to find solutions

to eliminate the barriers parents experiencing homelessness

encounter to being actively involved in their child's education

at home and at school. Barriers arise from cultural norms

and experiences, organizational structures, or a lack of

information and understanding of the educational issues at

stake. This interactive session will focus on proven strategies

that will help participants improve opportunities for parents

in homeless situations play an integral role in assisting their

child's learning.

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Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

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Removing the Roadblocks to College

Room: Texas Ballroom A

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Mychal Wynn

CEO

Foundation for Ensuring Access

and Equity

Removing the roadblocks to college requires collaboration

between home and school. Parents need to cultivate high

academic expectations while teachers need to provide

adequate academic support; parents need to reinforce

college-bound expectations while the school needs to

cultivate a "college-bound culture"; parents need to identify

the gifts, talents, and interests that could result in thousands

of dollars in scholarship opportunities while the school needs

to provide the opportunities for students to develop their

gifts; and parents need to ensure that their children take

higher level coursework while the school needs to ensure

that students are supported in such classes.

El camino a colegio: consejos para padres y

alumnos

Room: Texas Ballroom B

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: Program Staff, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Raul Hinojosa, Jr.

Director of Community

Engagement

The University of Texas at

Dallas

El camino hacia colegio puede ser confuso y complicado

comenzando y es importante que los alumnos se preparen

antes del doceavo grado en "high school." Durante esta

sesion padres recibiran consejos para preparar a su hijo/a en

cualquier grado de preparatoria o secundaria. Hablaremos

de como visitar a colegios, como completar las solicitudes

de admisiónes y como pagar para colegio. Los presentadores

también te ayudaran identificar recursos comunitarios que te

ayudaran en el camino hacia colegio.

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Strengthening Our Homes, Strengthens Our Schools

and Communities

Room: Texas Ballroom C

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: All Targeted

Areas

Presenter: Jose Hernandez

Educator

Pasco School District #1

Washington

This workshop will share innovative approaches used to

reach Migrant/Bilingual Latino parents to increase parent

involvement with our school system. Creative approaches

will be shared that have assisted our school district in

strengthening our relationship with the Latino community

and creating a project that would be community embraced

and self-sustaining. The focus will be on how community

stakeholders rallied together to provide a high-risk

community challenged with gangs, drugs, dropouts, and

domestic violence, the opportunity to navigate through those

issues and find hope within themselves to become a vibrant

community.

My Child's School Is Identified in School

Improvement for Not Meeting AYP?

What Does That Mean?

Room: Executive Salon 1

Strand: Strand One: ESEA/

Parental Involvement

Requirements

Target Audience: Administrators, Program Staff,

Parents

Presenter: Becca Marsh

School Improvement and

Support Division

TEA

This session will explain what the School Improvement

Program means for your child's schools, what the school's

requirements are, and what are the rights of the parents.

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his

teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The

opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those

of his parents."


Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Distracted Driving for Adults and Teens

Room: Executive Salon 2

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Michael Earney

Law Enforcement Liaison

Texas Municipal Police

Association

Distracted driving is a serious, life-threatening practice

and we will not rest until we stop it. We are supporting the

effort, but you are the key to preventing distracted driving.

The message is simple - put it down! The Texas Municipal

Police Association has teamed up with the Texas Department

of Transportation to present Distracted Driving for Adults.

This presentation is available to your organization at no

cost. Please join us as we make an effort to save the lives of

Americans.

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La instrucción eficaz para los estudiantes

aprendiendo ingles

Room: Executive Salon 3

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Parents

Presenter: Randy Deming

Title I/BE/ESL Consultant

Region 14 ESC

Los participantes van a recibir información acerca de los

mejores métodos de enseñanza utilizados por los maestros

tales como la instruccion abrigado. También van a aprender

acerca de los requisitos que los maestros y las escuelas

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Homework - Being the Master Teacher at Home

Room: Executive Salon 4

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Strand 4: Vendor Presentations

Target Audience: Educators, Parents

Presenter: Dan McLaughlin

Author

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This session will help parents create the proper environment

at home so that children learn. This session will also include

strategies on how to teach their children each subject.

Reforzando a la familia (apoyo familiar)

Room: Executive Salon 5

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Adriana Cantu

Gloria Neie

District Parent Educator

Belia M. Rodriguez

Parent Involvement

Coordinator

Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD

En este taller presentaremos el programa de auto-suficiencia

para padres, habra una actividad para hacer y llevarsela.

Muchas personas han sido beneficiadas con este programa

ara continuar su educacion, su auto-estima, y para un trabajo

o negocio.

Target Audience

Administrators: Superintendents,Principals

Program Staff: Federal Program Coordinators,Parent

Involvement Liaisons,Counselors,

ESC Personnel

Educators: Teachers,Paraprofessionals

Parents: Parents,PTA Members,PTO Members

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Working

together to

build stronger

communities.


Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Nachos and Numbers...a Step-by Step Guide to

Hosting a Highly Successful Family Math Event!

Room: San Antonio Ballroom

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Targe Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Tom Ecker

Middle School Math Teacher

Jaynie Ecker

Temple ISD

Participants will be introduced to many of the hands-on

activities included in the book entitled Nachos and Numbers.

Those ideas will be demonstrated by Mr. Ecker and also by

you as session participants. Bring your camera!

“No more

meetings for us!

Let’s have a

party!”

Forty Developmental Assets

Room: Lone Star Room (Ground

level, by front entrance)

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Program Staff, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Heather Ashwell-Hair

Secretary

Texas PTA

Learn the building blocks of healthy development that helps

children grow up to be caring, responsible individuals. This

philosophy looks at what we know they need, the importance

of positive relationships and role models, and the impact

that building developmental assets has on decreasing at-risk

behavior.

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College Planning for Middle School Students

Room: Texas Ballroom A

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Mychal Wynn

CEO

Foundation for Ensuring Access

and Equity

Middle school is a different time in the lives of children.This

session outlines the critical importance of parents working

with their school counselor to ensure that their child has

a seven year college-bound plan and why those plans must

reflect coursework,extracurricular activities,and enrichment

programs based on the available opportunities within their

school district and surrounding community. Parents learn

how to ensure a successful transition into high school and

that their child has the proper preparation for high school

success.

Listening to Parents

Room: Texas Ballroom B

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: Administrators, Program Staff,

Educators

Presenter: Beth Wilson

Program Coordinator, ESL/

Bilingual, Parental

Involvement

Region 5 ESC

Parents are the experts on their kids. As educators, we need

to learn to value and pay attention to their perspective. In

this session, we will look at ways educators can better listen

to and understand what parents are really saying as they

express concerns and provide input.

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Innovative Strategies for Preventing Bullying &

Improving School Climates: Empowering Parents and

Bystanders

Room: Texas Ballroom C

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: John Linney

Director

Impact Coaching and Speaking

With shifting technology, social media, school policies and peer

relationships, everyone is searching for solid ground and sound

strategies where they can address bullying. There are many

approaches a parent can use at home. In addition, empowering

bystanders and working with the school as an ally are critical

elements. An international speaker and author on bullying

will introduce research, activities, and practical strategies to

prevent harassment and bullying to help your child (as a target,

aggressor or bystander) feel safe so they can thrive in school.

General NCLB Requirements

Room: Executive Salon 1

Strand: Strand One: ESEA,

Parental Involvement

Requirements

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Didi Garcia

Division of Federal and State

Education Policy

TEA

General NCLB requirements will be presented to help

parents understand their rights and responsibilities. Parental

Involvement requirements will be addressed using "An

Administrators Guide to NCLB - Parental Involvement."


Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Los padres son la clave para el mejoramiento de

estrategias esenciales

Room: Executive Salon 2

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: Program Staff

Presenter: Esmeralda Rodriguez

Parent Involvement Facilitator

Susanna Ramirez

Chief Officer of Student

Support Services

Grand Prairie ISD

Venga y aprenda estrategias efectuadas por medio de la

opinión y asistencia de los padres a nivel escuela y distrito

para mejorar la participación positiva de los padres y el

acercamiento familiar.

A nuestros padres son los lideres de nuestros

estudiantes!

Room: Executive Salon 3

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Parents

Presenter: Elda I. Valdez

Program Specialist

Maria Garcia-Guzman

Director

Texas Migrant Interstate

Program

El proposito de esta sesion es para informar a los padres

y personal que trabajan con familias migrantes sobre como

El Programa Interestatal de Texas para Migrantes (TMIP)

puede ayudar con la educacion de sus hijos. Los participantes

aprenderan sobre el nuevo Examen del Estado de Texas para

Preparacion Academica (STAAR).Todos los participantes se

iran mejor informados sabiendo que ellos pueden hacer la

diferencia en el exito escolar de sus hijos. Habra tiempo para

preguntas y respuestas y recibiran informacion en ingles y en

espanol. Todos los participantes recibiran un certificado de

agradecimiento por su valiosa participacion.

Go Beyond Providing Translations to Building Strong

Parental Relationships

Room: Executive Salon 4

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Strand Four: Vendor

Target Audience: Program Staff

Presenter: Aristela Torres

ESL Lead Teacher/District

ESL Coordinator

Laura Beaver

Jill Noland

Cleveland County Schools

In order for Hispanic students to reach their full

potential, it is essential for schools to go beyond providing

interpreters and translations for parents. Come find out

how an elementary school has built stronger relationships

by combining federal funds and encouraging collaboration

between federal programs to provide resources and offer

activities that embrace their Hispanic families. Increase

parental involvement and provide practical strategies to

enrich parenting skills. Participants will also walk away with

parent involvement planning guides for two innovative events

designed specifically to welcome, engage and effectively

work with Hispanic families.

If you can give your son or daughter only

one gift, let it be enthusiasm.

~~Bruce Barton

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Ayudando a los hijos a sobrellevar momentos dificiles

Room: Executive Salon 5

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Program Staff, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Gloria Neie

Adriana Cantu

District Parent Educator

Belia M. Rodriguez

Parent Involvement Coordinator

Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD

Dar a los padres herramientas para ayudar a sus hijos como

manejar situaciones dificiles como divorcio, enfermedades,

cambio de domicilio o escuela, perdida de una mascota,

muerte, etc.

Seeing Your Thinking, Using Thinking Maps

Room: San Antonio Ballroom

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Administrators, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Diane Reid

Manager of Special Programs

Genna Stotts

Education Specialist

Region 16 ESC

Do you have students or children who need to see what you want

them to learn?Thinking Maps is the answer.Thinking Maps use a

common visual language that transfers and integrates learning.

These eight maps are modeled after the thinking processes,

easily used with any subject and applicable to any age.Thinking

Maps will provide a lifetime tool which will always be useful.

This session will provide a brief overview of the maps.

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Improving Communication in the Admission, Review,

and Dismissal Committee (ARDC) Process

Room: Lone Star Room (Ground

level, by front entrance)

Strand: Strand One: ESEA Requirements

Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Cindy Swain

Manager, Division of Federal and

State Education Policy

Maria Griffin

Special Education Complaint

Investigator

TEA

This session will identify obstacles to communication that occur

within ARDC meetings and will provide practical solutions

for overcoming those obstacles. The audience will come away

with a better understanding of barriers to communication and

with strategies that parents and school personnel can use to

improve communication in ARDC meetings in order to ensure

that students' needs are identified and met.

Logic will get you from A to B.

Imagination will take you everywhere.

~~Albert Einstein


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La Visión: Empowering Parents for Student

Success

Room: Texas Ballroom A

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Tomás Palacios

FISD Parental Support

Coordinator

Elma Montenegro

Spanish Teacher

Frisco ISD - La Visión

To achieve the goal of empowering parents and community

members to impact the education of our children to be

successful and to become lifelong learners, we at La Visión

have used U.S.census 2010 along with F.I.S.D.statistical data

to implement sessions to help our Hispanic parents, students,

and community. We offer parenting classes, informational

meetings, college nights, and community events.

Children are travelers in an unknown land

and we are their guide.

~~Robert Fisher

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Importance of Fathers to College Readiness

Room: Texas Ballroom B

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Alphonso Rincon

President

Fathers Active in Communities

and Education

The implementation of STAAR puts college and career

"readiness" in the center of Texas public education. The

proportionate number of males getting into and graduating

from higher education has emerged as an issue in college

access research and as a challenge for the P-12 pipeline,

particularly regarding boys and young men of color. This

session will show why fathers are an essential asset to

college and career readiness instruction and to ensure

that both boys and girls have the support of a district's

community of fathers. The facilitator will show strategies

that have been implemented in several school districts.

Positive Behavior Supports that Help Bridge the

Achievement Gap

Room: Texas Ballroom C

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Dr. Eleazar Ramirez

José Luis Torres, Ph.D.

Program Evaluation and

Educational Research

Solutions

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn

practical, evidence-based behavior management strategies

that help support and maximize academic achievement for all

students. Participants will learn how to design a proactive and

positive home behavior management plan that helps reduce

discipline concerns by overtly teaching children to behave

respectfully and responsibly. Participants will learn how to:

structure the home environment to enhance engagement

of academic activities, teach behavioral expectations for

completing school assignments, observe and monitor whether

children are meeting behavioral expectations, interact

positively with children to engage them in academics, and

correct misbehaviors calmly, consistently, and immediately.


Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Requisitos generales de NCLB: (que ningún niño se

quede atrás)

Room: Executive Salon 1

Strand: Strand One: ESEA Parental

Involvement Requirements

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Anita Villarreal

Division of Federal and State

Education Policy

TEA

Ayundando a padres a entender sus derechos y

responsabilidades - usando I listo de control en español.

Working with Teen Parents: Impacting 2

Generations of Learners

Room: Executive Salon 2

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Lisa M. Delgado

School Age Parenting Program

Coordinator

Program Staff

Northside ISD

This session will discuss issues and realities that students

who are pregnant and/or parenting face daily. Presenters

will identify best practices in providing support services to

students within a school setting.

Many of us are more capable than some of us....

But none of us is as capable as all of us.

~~ Amit Pandey

Weight We Do Care! A Public Approach to the

Prevention of Obesity

Room: Executive Salon 3

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: Program Staff, Educators

Presenter: Lesley Vernor

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Texas Medical and Sleep

Specialists

With the ongoing obesity epidemic, it is now everyone's

responsibility to ensure that the children of our great nation

are provided the knowledge to make the right decisions about

what they are eating, their physical fitness, and their overall

well-being. Parents, teachers, government officials, and

everyone else should start setting examples for our children

to ensure proper nutrition and activity to give children their

best chance for optimal health into adulthood.

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything

that isn't music.

~~William Stafford

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Creating Home-School Communication Tools with

Dinah Zike's Foldables

Room: Executive Salon 4

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Strand Four: Vendor

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Cynthia Hernandez

Dinah Might Adventures, LP

In this engaging, hands-on session, create functional 3-D

interactive tools to enhance home-school connections. Leave

with examples and ideas for applications.

 ¡hablar, leer, escribir!

Room: Executive Salon 5

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Parents

Presenter: Diana Madrid

Project Manager of

State Initiatives

Region 20 ESC

Esta sesion ofrece actividades, informacion y consejos para

ayudar a su nino en el proceso de aprendizaje. Participantes

descubriran como hacerlo divertido y parte de la vida diaria.

A little girl had just finished her first week

of school. "I'm just wasting my time," she

said to her mother. "I can't read, I can't

write, and they won't let me talk!"

Friday Concurrent Sessions

November 30, 2012 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

FACES - Formulating Assistance through

Coordinated Efforts and Surveys

Room: San Antonio Ballroom

Strand: Strand One: ESEA Parental

Involvement Requirements

Target Audience: Administrators, Program Staff

Presenter: Susan Calvin

Debbie Henderson

Educational Consultants

After a brief review of the legal requirments of parental

involvement in the Comprehensive Needs Assessment

process, participants will look at sample survey results in

order to formulate strategies that could be included in a

Campus Improvement Plan. Sample surveys will be provided.

Intentional Family Engagement For All!

Room: Lone Star Room (Ground

level, by front extrance)

Strand: Strand Two: Best

Practices

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Shawn C. Petty

Technical Assistance Manager

TEA - Texas ACE

Consuelo Malecek

Region 6 ESC

Looking for a different approach to family engagement?

Our families are key to supporting learning, but sometimes

programs are at a loss as to which engagement technique

really makes a difference. In this workshop, learn how Texas

ACE Programs across the state are using intentional activity

development to drive their family engagement efforts

specifically to support learning and academic achievement.

Understand how to interpret and share school data, teach

strategic learning techniques, implement SMART goals,

create family interventions, and help your families be

intentional in supporting the success of their students.


Dinah Zike

International speaker, author and

Award winner of two Teachers’ Choice Awards

Notebook Foldables ®

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Grades 4-12

The only difference between try

and triumph is a little umph.

~~ Arthur Unknown

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Workshops and Seminars

for Teachers and Parents

Learn by doing in these fast-paced, interactive workshops

with Dinah Zike or one of her Academy directors or certified

trainers. We are available to come to your school to conduct

professional development training for your staff or parent

workshops.

Foldables ® and Notebook Foldables ® Workshops are offered for:

Across the Curriculum

Math

Science

Social Studies & Geography

Reading and Writing

ELL/ESL

Customized for Elementary or MS/HS

Available in half or full day sessions

A wide variety of books and products are available to purchase

to compliment these hands-on sessions.

Call in advance to reserve your training now.

For workshop and PD training, contact Sara Potter.

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Creando centros de aprendizaje en el hogar y en la

escuela

Room: Executive Salon 1

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Parents

Presenter: Frances M. Guzman

Educational Associate

Intercultural Development

Research Association

En esta sesión that mucho intercambio y de participación, los

padres van a examinr las expectativas al nivel pre-escolar de

la lectura y de la matemática, analizar el ambiente del hogar

y de la escuela que promueve capacidad y averiguar cuales

son las maneras (asociaciones) éxitosas entre el hogar y la

escuela.

Helping Grandparents and Other Relatives Without

Legal Guardianship Access Educational Services

Room: Executive Salon 2

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Barbara Wand James

Project Director

Texas Homeless Education

Office

Many grandparents and other relatives are raising

grandchildren without the benefit of legal guardianship.

So how do these responsible and caring adults access the

educational services needed? This workshop will identify

federal and state laws and provisions that assist non-guardian

"parents" in accessing school services, advocating for special

services, accessing financial assistance, and understanding

the compliance requirements schools must follow on

the Pre-K through 12th grade levels, as well as those for

post-secondary institutions. Many of these children are or

have been homeless or in foster care, or their parents are

incarcerated, deceased, in another country, or simply missing

from their lives. But these children still have legal rights for

an education and there are laws and programs to help.

Saturday Concurrent Sessions

December 1, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

12 by 12: 12 Essential Traits Every Child Needs by

12 Years Old

Room: Executive Salon 3

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: Program Staff, Educators,

Parents

Presenter: Rod Pruitt

Title I Consultant

Region 14 ESC

What one trait can be seen by age 6 that is a better predictor

for college success than SAT scores? What discipline method

do parents use that makes a child twice as susceptible to drug

use by age 12? What one education score is used to decide

where to build the next prison? Countless books, articles, and

research works have been written on what parents can do

to help their child be happy, healthy, and successful. In this

workshop we will review the 12 most sited traits and what

parents can do to foster them in their children by age 12.

Cultivating Parent Involvement in Your Classroom

Room: Executive Salon 4

Strand: Strand Two: Best Practices

Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Kristi Veitenheimer

Education Specialist

Region 9 ESC

Research shows that parental involvement is a crucial factor

in student success. Cultivate an environment where parents

are an integral part of your relationship with your students.

Join me for practical, take-back-and-use ideas, resources,

and activities to enable your students' parents to actively

participate in their children's education.

Target Audience

Administrators: Superintendents,Principals

Program Staff: Federal Program Coordinators,Parent

Involvement Liaisons,Counselors,

ESC Personnel

Educators: Teachers,Paraprofessionals

Parents: Parents,PTA Members,PTO Members


Saturday Concurrent Sessions

December 1, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

One Minute Reader - Improving Reading

Achievement at Home

Room: Executive Salon 5

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Strand Four: Vendor

Presentation

Target Audience: Educators, Parents

Presenter: Marie Bodden

Reading Consultant

Read Naturally

One Minute Reader combines the research-proven strategies

of teacher-modeling, repeated reading, and progress

monitoring into one powerful strategy to improve reading

fluency and comprehension.

Bullying: Age Old Problem Growing in Frequency &

Intensity

Room: San Antonio Ballroom

Strand: Strand Five: Hot Topics

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Lee Gill

School Health Specialist

Region 8 ESC

A safe school climate is the foundation of high quality

academic achievement. Focusing on "bullying" is entirely

reactive. Attention to "school climate & culture" is proactive

and preventive. Until the concept, conversation and landscape

change, the physical, emotional and intellectual safety for

students in schools will not improve. Electronic technology

has brought bullying into prominence. All employees and

volunteers are stakeholders in the educational process

(custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, etc.) of students

today. In this session, lessons learned will be shared with an

eye toward improving the safety and social lives of children

in classrooms and wider school settings. Attendees will be

able to recognize and respond appropriately to bullying, work

collaboratively with parents, staff and students to reduce the

behavior, and protect the school and staff.

What We've Got Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Room: Lone Star Room (Ground level,

by front entrance)

Strand: Strand Three: Enriching

Parenting Skills

Target Audience: All Targeted Areas

Presenter: Erica M. Duckworth

Special Education Counselor/

Behavior Interventionist

Sonia Cain, M.Ed.

Special Education Director

Julia Collins

Parent of Child with Autism

Big Thicket Cooperative

We will explore strategies and provide practical steps for

establishing collaborative relationships among educators

and caregivers. Specific focus will be on implementing

consistency between home and school. Discussions will

include communication tools for collecting effective

reinforcements, addressing and monitoring school and home

behaviors, special concerns, transitions to new schools and

the ARD process. Information will be presented from the

perspectives of practitioners with formal education in the

area and a mom with ten years on-the-job training. All have

unnecessary battle scars resulting from less than stellar

communication but their senses of humor and commitment

remain in tact.

Our children are the biggest and best imprint

we leave for generations to come.

~~C. Brown

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Executive Salon 3 Alcanzando metas: la educacion especial y los nuevos examenes

estatales

Viernes, 30 de noviembre 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Room Texas Ballroom B El camino a colegio: consejos para padres y alumnos

Executive Salon 3 La instrucción eficaz para los estudiantes aprendiendo ingles

Executive Salon 5 Reforzando a la familia (apoyo familiar)

Viernes, 30 de noviembre 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Room Executive Salon 2 Los padres son la clave para el Mejoramiento

Executive Salon 3 A nuestros padres son los lideres de nuestros estudiantes!

Executive Salon 5 Ayudando a los hijos a sobrellevar momentos dificiles

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Room Executive Salon 1 Requisitos generales de NCLB: (que ningún niño se quede atrás)

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Susan Armoni

Executive Director

paxUnited

Heather AshwellHair

Secretary

Texas PTA

Gilbert Barrera

Practical Parent Education

Laura Beaver

Cleveland County Schools

Marie Bodden

Reading Consultant

Read Naturally

Carl Boyd

Advice Teacher

Sonia Cain

Education Director

Big Thicket Cooperative

Susan Calvin

Educational Consultant

Adriana Cantu

District Parent Educator

Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD

Lucy Cantu

Training by Lucy

Julia Collins

Parent of Child with Autism

Big Thicket Cooperative

Lisa M. Delgado

School Age Parenting Program

Coordinator

Northside ISD

Randy Deming

Title I/BE/ESL Consultant

Region 14 ESC

Erica Duckworth, M.Ed.

Special Education Counselor/

Behavior Interventionist

Big Thicket Cooperative

Dr. Olga Vaca Durr

Author/School Board Member

Department of Defense

Michael Earney

Law Enforcement Liaison

Texas Municipal Police

Association

Jaynie Ecker

Temple ISD

Tom Ecker

Middle School Math Teacher

Temple ISD

Didi Garcia

Division of Federal and State

Education Policy

TEA

Maria Garcia-Guzman

Director

Texas Migrant Interstate

Program

Lee Gill

School Health Specialist

Region 8 ESC

Robert M. Gonzales

Deputy Director

paxUnited

Maria Griffin

Special Education Complaint

Investigator

TEA

Frances M. Guzmán

Educational Associate

Intercultural Development

Research Association

Presenter Directory

Debbie Henderson

Educational Consultant

Cynthia Hernandez

Dinah-Might Adventures, LP

Jose Hernandez

Educator

Pasco School District #1

Raul Hinojosa, Jr.

Director of Community

Engagement

The University of Texas

at Dallas

Kim Hunt

Practical Parent Education

Barbara Wand James

Project Director

Texas Homeless

Education Office

John Linney

Director

Impact Coaching

and Speaking

Diana Madrid

Project Manager of

State Initiatives

Region 20 ESC

Consuelo Malecek

Region 6 ESC

Becca Marsh

School Improvement and

Support Division

TEA

Lydia Martinez

Director of Adult and Community

Education

Northside ISD

Dan McLaughlin

Author

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Elma Montenegro

Spanish Teacher

Frisco ISD

Gloria Neie

Distrtict Parent Educator

Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD

NISD School Age Parenting

Program Staff

Jill Nolen

Cleveland County Schools

Tomás Palacios

FISD Parental Support

Coordinator

Frisco ISD - La Visión

Helen Peralta

Community Outreach Supervisor

Aetna Better Health and Christus

Health Plan

Shawn C. Petty

Technical Assistance Manager

TEA - Texas ACE

Rod Pruitt

Title I Consultant

Region 14 ESC

Eleazar Ramirez

Program Evaluation and

Educational Research

Solutions

Susanna Ramirez

Chief Officer of Student Support

Services

Grand Prairie ISD

Diane Reid

Manager of Special Programs

Region 16 ESC

Presenter Directory

Alphonso Rincon

President

Fathers Active in

Communities and Education

Belia M. Rodriguez

Parent Involvement Coordinator

Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD

Esmeralda Rodriguez

Parent Involvement Facilitator

Grand Prairie ISD

Francisco Rodriguez

Education Specialist

Region 17 ESC

Antonio Saldaña

Education Specialist

Region 17 ESC

Tim Stahlke

Senior Program Coordinator

Texas Homeless Education Office

Genna Stotts

Education Specialist

Region 16 ESC

Cindy Swain

Manager, Division of Federal and

State Education Policy

TEA

Aurelio M. Tamayo

Curriculum Specialist

Corpus Christi ISD

Aristela Torres

ESL Lead Teacher/District

ESL Coordinator

Cleveland County Schools

José Luis Torres Ph.D.

Program Evaluation and

Educational Research

Solutions

Elda I. Valdez

Program Specialist

Texas Migrant Interstate

Program

Kristi Veitenheimer

Education Specialist

Region 9 ESC

Leslie Vernor

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Texas Medical and Sleep

Specialists

Anita Villarreal

Division of Federal and State

Education Policy

TEA

Char Wenc

Char Wenc Communications

Beth Wilson

Program Coordinator, ESL/

Bilingual, Parental Involvement

Region 5 ESC

Mychal Wynn

CEO

Foundation for Ensuring

Access and Equity

Erin Yacho

Coordinator of Parent

Involvement

Irving ISD

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Active Parenting Publishers

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Aetna Better Health/

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Blue Ribbon Elite Sponsor

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(210) 865-8914

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(210) 858-2885

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Damand Promotions

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ETA hand2mind

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First Impact Education

PO Box 9781

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(505) 307-4975

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Frog Publications

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IDRA

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Exhibitor Directory

Kaplan Elementary

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National Educational

Systems

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Teacher Created Materials

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Texas Department of

Transportation

6200 La Calma

Suite 200

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(512) 454-8900

ken.smith@tmpa.org

Title I Statewide Initiative

Region 16 ESC

5800 Bell Street

Amarillo,TX 79109

(806) 677-5126

terri.stafford@esc16.net


Session Attendance ~ Online Evaluation ~ Certificate

Concurrent Session Attendance:

Please arrive early to attend the session of your choice.

All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. When

a session is full, a sign will be posted and the doors will

be closed. Participants will then need to make another

session selection.

At registration you will receive a sheet of labels with your

name and registration number printed on them.

To receive credit you must sign in at each session you attend. You sign in by placing an attendance label

with your name and registration number on the sign-in sheet at the session you attend. Attendance

is tracked by these sign-in sheets and your certificate of attendance will be generated accordingly. If

you fail to sign in, you will not receive credit for that particular session.

Online Evaluation and Certificate:

At this year’s conference, you can go online to complete your conference evaluation. You can stop by

our Cyber Café to complete your evaluation, or you can complete the evaluation from your home or

work computer.

To complete a short conference evaluation, go to www.esc16.net.

Click on Title I Statewide Initiative icon, 2012 State Conference,

then click on Evaluation.

After completing the evaluation, your certificate of attendance will

appear on the screen. Please print the certificate for your records. If

you have any questions, please call Title I Statewide School Support and

Family and Community Engagement Initiative, (806) 677-5126,

terri.stafford@esc16.net or (806) 677-5186, skip.forsyth@esc16.net.

Session Log is available on page 59.

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Professional Development Credits

Sign-In at All Sessions

Sign-in sheets will be available at all sessions. Please use the sign-in labels provided at registration,

and sign-in for each session attended. Verification of attendance will not be possible at any other

time.

State Board for Education Certification (SBEC)

Region 16 Education Service Center offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit

under provider #188950. Participants must secure an “Attendance Verification Form” from the

Title I Statewide School Support and Family and Community Engagement Initiative. Either

request the “Attendance Verification Form” at the Facilitator Booth in the registration area, or

by contacting the Title I Statewide Initiative. The Attendance Verification Form will be sent to

you electronically. For information concerning credit requirements, contact the State Board for

Education Certification in Austin at (512) 463-9734.

School Board Member Credit

Region 16 Education Service Center offers school board members Tier III credit with approval of

Texas Education Agency.

For more information, please contact Title I Statewide School Support and Family and Community

Engagement Initiative, Region 16 Education Service Center, at (806) 677-5186 or

skip.forsyth@esc16.net.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes

of a child. There are seven million.

~~Walt Streightiff


Online Handouts

Conference Handouts

for Concurrent Sessions Online

You have the opportunity to obtain the handouts from the concurrent sessions at this year's

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference.

Please see the directions for printing below:

• Enter the website www.esc16.net into your address bar

• Click on "Title I Statewide Initiative"

• Click on "2012 Statewide Conference"

• Click on "Handouts"

• Choose the session link from which you would like to download handouts. The handouts

from the chosen session will come up in a PDF format.

* You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open these files.

If you have any difficulties retrieving handouts,

please contact the

Title I Statewide School Support and Family

and Community Engagement Initiative at:

(806) 677-5126,

terri.stafford@esc16.net

or

(806) 677-5186,

skip.forsyth@esc16.net

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Crowne Plaza Riverwalk

The Crowne Plaza is ideally located along the tranquil north area of our famed

Riverwalk, just a quick stroll to shops, art galleries, restaurants, the Rivercenter Mall, our

"remembered" Alamo and more. Guests can hop aboard a Riverbarge for a scenic cruise

or catch a "River Taxi" at our front door to arrive at their favorite Riverwalk destinations.

After enjoying downtown San Antonio, guests will return to the Crowne Plaza for a quiet,

peaceful night's rest.

ACCOMODATIONS:

Guests will discover our outdoor heated rooftop pool and hot tub, 24-hour access health

club facility with a sauna and guest laundry facilities. This 3.5-star property has a business

center and offers secretarial services and business services. High-speed internet access

is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk,

multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke free property.

GUESTROOMS:

The guestrooms at the Crowne Plaza feature CD players and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms

feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.Wireless internet access is available for a

surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer

multi-line phones with voice mail. Televisions have cable channels and pay movies. Also

included are irons/ironing boards and clock radios. A turndown service is available nightly,

housekeeping is offered daily, and guests may request wake-up calls.

TRANSPORTATION ACCESSIBILITY:

The nearest airport is San Antonio International Airport-Airport code SAT. The hotel does

not have an airport shuttle but a shuttle is available through SA Trans.They operate a kiosk

near the baggage claim. One way is: $18; Round trip is: $32 per person. Transportation to

local attractions include: walking, river taxi (we have our own pickup and drop off point at

the Crowne Plaza), taxi cabs (readily available at the valet drive); and the trolley route is

located right outside the hotel!

RESTAURANT:

The Crowne Plaza serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our full service restaurant, the

111 Grille. A full array of restaurants, located off premise within walking distance, include

Tex-Mex, Mexican, Steakhouses, Italian an much more!

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Parking

Self Parking Fee: $12.00 per night

Valet Parking Fee: $28.00 per night


FIESTA PAVILION ROOM

CROWNE PLAZA - SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK

LOWER LEVEL

Crowne Plaza Riverwalk

Show Name

CEILING HEIGHT

(9'-0")

ELEVATORS

Executive

EXECUTIVE

ROOM #4

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Executive

EXECUTIVE

ROOM #5

Room #5

Hospitality

Room

DIRECTORS

ROOM #1

DIRECTORS

ROOM #2

SAN ANTONIO BALLROOM

San Antonio

Ballroom

CROWN PLAZA HOTEL

SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK

SAN ANTONIO BALLROOM

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Registration

HOTEL

FURNITURE

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK

SECOND LEVEL

TEXAS BALLROOM

WTR

FTN

Show Date

Crown Plaza Hotel, San Antonio TX

Executive

Room #3

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Crown Plaza Hotel, San Antonio TX

UP FROM

2nd FLOOR

2nd Floor

Texas Ballroom

SERVICE

ELEVATORS

PANTRY

ESCALATOR

WOMEN

Fiesta Room

Lower Level

DOWN TO

2nd FLOOR

EXECUTIVE ROOM #1

A

TO/FROM

LOBBY

EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS FLOORPLAN. HOWEVER, NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OF

IMPLIED, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THIS FLOORPLAN. IF THE LOCATION OF BUILDING COLUMNS, UTILITIES OR OTHER ARCHITECTURAL COMPONENTS OF THE FACILITY IS

A CONSIDERATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION OR USAGE OF AN EXHIBIT, IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EXHIBITOR TO PHYSICALLY INSPECT THE FACILITY TO VERIFY

ALL DIMENSION AND LOCATIONS. © COPYRIGHT 2007, FREEMAN, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Executive

Room #2

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DISCLAIMER

EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO

ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF ALL

INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS

FLOORPLAN. HOWEVER NO WARRANTIES,

EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED ARE

MADE WITH RESPECT TO THIS FLOORPLAN.

IF THE LOCATION OF BUILDING COLUMNS,

UTILITIES OR OTHER ARCHITECTURAL

COMPONENTS OF THE FACILITY IS

A CONSIDERATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION

OR USAGE OF AN EXHIBIT, IT IS THE SOLE

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EXHIBITOR TO

PHYSICALLY INSPECT THE FACILITY TO

VERIFY ALL DIMENSIONS AND LOCATIONS.

C

COPYRIGHT 2007, FREEMAN CO.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

RESTROOMS

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"If you want to learn

to love better, you

should start with a

friend who

you hate."

Nikka -

age 6

"Love is

what

makes

you smile

when

you're

tired."

Terri -

age 4

"When

someone

loves you,

the way

they say

your name is

different.

You know that

your name is

safe in their

mouth."

Billy -

age4

What Does Love Mean?

"I know my older sister loves me

because she gives me all her old

clothes and has to go out and buy

new ones."

Lauren -

age 4

"My mommy loves me more

than anybody. You don't see

anyone else kissing me to sleep

at night."

Clare -

age 6

"Love is what's

in the room

with you at

Christmas if

you stop opening

presents and

listen."

Bobby-

age 7

"Love

is when

you tell

a guy

you like

his shirt,

then he

wears it

everyday."

Noelle

Age 7

"Love is when

your puppy

licks your

face even

after you left

him alone all

day."

Mary Ann -

age 4


Notes

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Notes


The Loser Who Never Gave Up!

When he was a little boy his uncle called him

“Sparky,” after a comic-strip horse named Spark

Plug. School was all but impossible for Sparky.

He failed every subject in the eighth grade. He

flunked physics in high school, getting a grade of

zero. He also flunked Latin, algebra and English.

And his record in sports wasn’t any better. Though

he did manage to make the school’s golf team,

he promptly lost the only important match of the

season. Oh, there was a consolation match; he

lost that too.

Throughout his youth, Sparky was awkward socially. It wasn’t that the other students disliked

him; it’s just that no one really cared all that much. In fact, Sparky was astonished if a classmate

ever said hello to him outside of school hours. There’s no way to tell how he might have done at

dating. He never once asked a girl out in high school. He was too afraid of being turned down…

or perhaps laughed at. Sparky was a loser. He, his classmates… everyone knew it. So he learned

to live with it. He made up his mind early that if things were meant to work out, they would.

Otherwise he would content himself with what appeared to be his inevitable mediocrity.

One thing WAS important to Sparky, however — drawing. He was proud of his artwork. No one

else appreciated it. But that didn’t seem to matter to him. In his senior year of high school, he

submitted some cartoons to the the yearbook. The editors rejected the concept. Despite this

brush-off, Sparky was convinced of his ability. He even decided to become an artist.

So, after completing high school, Sparky wrote Walt Disney Studios. They asked for samples of

his artwork. Despite careful preparation, it too was rejected. One more confirmation that he was

a loser.

But Sparky still didn’t give up. Instead, he decided to tell his own life’s story in cartoons. The main

character would be a little boy who symbolized the perpetual loser and chronic underachiever. You

know him well. Because Sparky’s cartoon character went on to become a cultural phenomenon

of sorts. People readily identified with this “lovable loser.” He reminded people of the painful

and embarrassing moments from their own past, of their pain and their shared humanity. The

character soon became famous worldwide: “Charlie Brown.” And Sparky, the boy whose many

failures never kept him from trying, whose work was rejected again and again,… is the highly

successful cartoonist Charles Schultz. His cartoon strip, “Peanuts,” continues to inspire books,

T-shirts and Christmas specials, reminding us, as someone once commented, that life somehow

finds a way for all of us, even the losers.

By CAPT J. David Atwater, CHC, USN

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Publications


2012 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference

November 29 - December 1, 2012, San Antonio, Texas

SESSION LOG

Thursday, November 29, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Pre-Conference Session ____________________________________

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Featured Conference Session ________________________________

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Opening General Session - Jose Hernandez

Friday, November 30, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., 1st Concurrent Session ____________________________________

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 2nd Concurrent Session ____________________________________

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch - Fiesta Pavilion

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3rd Concurrent Session ____________________________________

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., 4th Concurrent Session ____________________________________

Saturday, December 1, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., 5th Concurrent Session ____________________________________

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing General Session - Carl Boyd

_____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

Signature Date

I certify and attest that I attended the aforementioned sessions.

(Maximun conference hours - 12, pre-conference hours - 3)

Complete and remove this form and attach to your certificate (available online starting November 30, 2012).

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2013 Statewide

Parental Involvement

Conference

Treasures

December 5-7, 2013

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Island Resort /Galveston, Texas

(409) 744-5000

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