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2012 BOOST Conference Workshop Session Evaluations




2012 Conference Workshop Evaluations

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2012 Workshops


2 B PC: Positive Communication in the Workplace
Lisa Jones, Owner/Operator, Lisa Jones Consulting, Chula Vista, CA


Accountability Concepts: Putting the Power Back in the Home and School
Matt Reichmann, Accountability Concepts Founder, Accountability Concepts, Apple Valley, CA


Afterschool for All: Making the Case to Policy Makers, Your Community and the Public
Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Associate, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC


After-School Science Matters: Developing and Supporting High Quality Science Programming in Out of School Time Programs
Maria Anaya, Techbridge Program Manager, Techbridge; Kasey Blackburn, After School Program Manager, Oakland After School Programs Office, Oakland, CA


Assessing and Improving Summer Quality
Jennifer Hicks, TA Manager, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA


BankIt: A New Resource to Get Kids and Parents Talking about Money - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Mary Margaret Reagan-Montiel, Parenting Program Manager, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN


BE IT (Bystanders Empowered in Transformation)
Jessica Johnson, Founder/Executive Director, Jeans 4 Justice, San Diego, CA


Best Practices for Increasing and Maintaining Family & Community Involvement in Out-of-School Time Programs
Camryn Barganier, Family Engagement & Community Outreach Specialist, Be A Champion, Inc., Houston, TX


Better Behavior Leads to…
Liz Ludewig, Director of Curriculum Programs, Learning for Life, Irving, TX


Bridge Busters: Successful STEM Practices for Older Youth: Implementing a Social Marketed, Outcomes-based, Fluid Learning Methodology - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dallas Jones, Site Director, Northwest Learning and Achievement Group, Walla Walla, WA; Brent Cummings, Executive Director, FLUX, LLC, Walla Walla, WA


“Bridging the Gap:” Connecting Quality Out-of-School Time Programs with School Improvement Efforts - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Carol K.McElvain, Director, Afterschool and Expanded Learning; Fausto A. Lopez, Technical Assistance- Resource Consultant for Expanded Learning, American Institute for Research, Chicago, IL


Building Creativity through Youth-Led Project Based Learning
Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Co-Director; Jimena Quiroga Hopkins, Co-Director, Development Without Limits, Oakland, CA


Building Skills for Healthy Youth Relationships
Raymond Hughes, National Education Coordinator, CAMH Centre for Prevention Science, London, ON, Canada


California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3)
Steve Amick, Director of School District Partnerships, THINK  Together, Orange County, CA


Can We Talk About This?  Exploring Equity Within Our Organizational Culture
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins, Co-Director; Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Co-Director, Development Without Limits West, Oakland, CA


Career Technical Education for All High School Students - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Christine Hoffman, Superintendent, Laurie St. Gean, Deputy Superintendent, Southern California Regional Occupational Center, Torrance, CA


Changing Lives, Saving Lives - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Normandie Nigh, Executive Director, A World Fit for Kids!, Los Angeles, CA; Dr. Andria (Andi) Fletcher, Consultant; Kathy Lewis, Vice President, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA


Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower: How to Support LGBTQ Youth
Arquimides Pacheco, Education Manager- West, The Trevor Project, West Hollywood, CA District; Laura Floyd-Cole, Acting Senior Recreation Supervisor, City of Montclair After-School Program, Montclair, CA


Creating an Education Nation: The Ingredients of an Innovative Educational System - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dr. Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and Executive Director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), San Rafael, CA,


Creating Collaborations for Change: How Public and Private Agencies Can Work Together to Support Children and Families
Dr. Bonnie Mooney, Health, Family and Collaborative Services Coordinator, Ontario-Montclair School


Defining Expanded Learning: Hands-On STEM Education Through An Innovative District/Community Partnership - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Patrick Duhon, Director of Expanded Learning, Providence After School Alliance and Providence Public School District, Providence, RI


Digital Media and Social Networking: Teaching Tools for Tomorrow’s Workforce
Zoelle Egner, Assistant Communications Account Manager, arc, (formerly Champions,) Los Angeles, CA


Dollars and Sense: Securing Sustainability Funding
Dr. Andi Fletcher, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA


Embedded vs. Explicit: Developing Intentional Program Activities for Youth
Fausto A. Lopez, Consultant, Afterschool and Expanded Learning, American Institute for Research, Chicago, IL


Engaging and Inspiring Female Students through Science
Jacklyn Abbond, After-School Programs Coordinator; Rueben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA; Donna Ross, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University, CA; Debbie DeRoma, Deputy Executive Director of Education, Rueben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA


Engaging with the Faith-based Community
Adam McLane, Partner, The Youth Cartel, San Diego, CA


Event Planning to Develop your Program, Build Relationships and Increase Your Attendance - CANCELED
Lucas Cuny, Career Development Coordinator, California State University, San Bernardino, CA


Every Monday Matters - Educators Matter - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Toni Lamb, VP Education Program, Every Monday Matters, Los Angeles, CA


Expanding the School Day and Year for Global Learning - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jaime Stephanidis, Consultant, Afterschool and Expanded Learning; Carol McElvain, Director, Afterschool and Expanded Learning, American Institute for Research, Chicago, IL


Federal Threats to Afterschool and Why Your Voice Matters
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC


Focusing on Including Students with Special Needs
Elizabeth Soriano, Site Director; Aida Allen, Site Support Staff, Synergy/Hoover High School, San Diego, CA


FRESH Start! 8th to 9th Grade Transitions: Comprehensive Strategies That Promote the Success of Incoming 9th Graders into High School and After School - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education- After School Technical Assistance Unit, Downey, CA


From Out-of-School to Outer Space: Have Fun Exploring the Solar System with NASA - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Leslie Lowes, Informal Education Specialist; Shari Asplund, Discovery New Frontiers Education Public Outreach, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA


Fund Meals for your Afterschool Program and Offer Nutrition Education
Signe Anderson, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC; John Kirwan, Team Leader, USDA, CA


Funding and Sustaining Summer Programs
Katie Brackenridge, Senior Director, OST Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA


Got Fun? Got Standards? Get Art!
Robin Moore, Instructor, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA


Hands-on Nature Projects: Making Science EASY for Staff and FUN for Children
Jeff Salzman, CEO, Nature-Watch, Agoura Hills, CA


Helping Students Accelerate To Graduate
Christopher William, MSW, Director of Social Work; Wendell Ramsey, Director of School and Community Initiatives, The Leadership Program, New York, NY


How to Create Thoughtful Partnerships with the Business Community - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Elaine Leibsohn, Partner, Leibsohn& Associates, Phoenix, AZ ; Christoph Hilscher, Human Resources Business Partner, JPMorgan Chase, Scottsdale, AZ


Igniting Sparks in Youth to Put Them on the Path to Thriving
Nancy Tellett-Royce, Senior Consultant, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN


Improving School-wide Positive Behavior through the Development of Leadership and Conflict Resolution Skills - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Leo VanWarmerdam, Director of Training and Development; Taiti Jones, Program Coordinator, Fulcrum Learning Systems, Inc., Santa Monica, CA


Indoctrinated: The Grooming of Our Children Into Prostitution
Moderator: Gabriela Baeza, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA


Information Junction: Brain Connections- How Students Learn!
Patrick Garcia, District Coordinator of Extended School Programs, Monrovia Unified School District, Monrovia, CA; Karen Cantrell, Consultant, Duarte, CA


Matt D’Arrigo, CEO, A Reason to Survive (ARTS), San Diego, CA; Inocente Izucar, Artist, San Diego, CA


Internship: Connecting Students with Real-World Opportunities
Lisa Davis, Director of Community Partnerships, High Tech High, Chula Vista, CA


iTravel: Using iPad to Explore the World
Michael Graham, Instructional Technologist, Harrisburg Middle School, Harrisburg, AR


Ken Blanchard Student Leadership
Jennifer Zingg, Student Leadership Director/Trainer; Peter Gray, Executive Support, The Blanchard Foundation, Escondido, CA


KONY 2012: Invisible Children
Moderators: Hiram Villareal & Elissa O’Dell, Los Angeles Street Team, Invisible Children


Leadership Confidence: Would you Follow YOU?
Reba Rose, Consultant, Stand Tall Leadership for Afterschool and Director of Program Strategy for Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, Bay Area, CA


The Leadership Pipeline: Hands-on Learning for Lifelong Learners
Kara Allen, Managing Director, L.E.A.D., arc (formerly Champions), Inglewood, CA


Leading to Learn: Learning to Lead
Mike Ashcraft, Founder & CEO, Children’s Choice Child Care Services, Inc., Albuquerque, NM


Looking your Best for FPM (Federal Program Monitoring)
Mary Jo Ginty, After School Regional Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA


Mapping the Course: Foundation Grant Development Basics
Pat Fitzmorris, Co-Founder; Marti Hess, Co-Founder, MAPS Grant Development Professional Group, San Diego, CA


Media Arts: Captivating Older Youth Using Technology and Art
Leon Mostovoy, Senior Program Consultant, Woodcraft Rangers, Los Angeles, CA


Merging Heart & Mind in Afterschool
Stu Semigran, President; Frank Vitale, Program Director, EduCare Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA


Military Families: Honoring our Heroes on the Homefront
Joe Buehrle, Healthy Start Military Family Resource Center, San Diego, CA; Shannon M. Milder, Regional School Liason Officer, Navy Region Southwest; Devin Price, M.A., LMFT, Site Director, FOCUS San Diego, San Diego, CA


Miss Representation - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Stephanie Armstrong, Founder, Heart of Leadership, San Diego, CA


Mother Nature’s Child
Janice Swaisgood, National Coordinator, Family Nature Clubs, Children & Nature Network, San Diego, CA


The Nifty Nine
CynDee Zandes, Senior Consultant, Consult 4 Kids, Bakersfield, CA


Pariah: A Focus Features Film
Christina Forzani, Psy.D, Triage & Transition Coordinator, Project Enable Clinic, San Diego, CA; Monique Oglesby, MA, Assistant Director, Heartland Clinic, El Cajon, CA


Planning is Everything
Natalia Flores, Director of Learning Programs, Orange County Region, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA


Play Time? Kids and Game-Based Learning
David Lowenstein, Senior Director, PBS KIDS Ready To Learn, PBS KIDS, Arlington, VA


Playing with a Full Deck: Teambuilding Games and Initiatives Using a Deck of Cards!
Michelle Cummings, Founder, Training Wheels, Littleton, CO


The Power of PLAY in Character Education
Christine Page, Consultant, CHARACTER COUNTS!, Los Angeles, CA


Powerful SUMMER Partnerships=Positive Change for Schools! - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Zenae Scott, Project Director, Coordinator II, Youth Engagement and Out of School Time, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA


Prepare Students for High School Success and Beyond with Data-Driven Summer Academy - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Indra Ciccarelli, Programs Coordinator, Granada Hills High School, Granada Hills, CA; Ranie Lambe, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Revolution K12, Santa Monica, CA


Project-Based Learning
Bobby Klein, Youth Institute Operations Director; Trang Truong, Associate Program Director, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


Promising Practices in Afterschool: Engaging Middle School Youth - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Associate, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC; Amy Vondra Stark, Executive Director, America SCORES Chicago, Chicago, IL; Christine Miller, Program Coordinator, 21st Century PASOS, Gettysburg, PA; Gayle Lake, Director of Site Operations, Higher Achievement, Baltimore, MD


Promoting Healthy Relationships and Preventing Teen Dating Violence
Emily Austin, Director Of Policy, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA


Putting the FUN in the FUNdementals of Training Summer Staff - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Nicole E. Smith, College Advisor; Kya Dixon, College Programs Officer, College Success Foundation DC, Washington, DC


Reducing Stress within your Organization Through Leadership and Management Development
Ezra Holland, Ezra Holland Consulting, LLC, Beverly, MA


Real Learning Leaves the Room - CANCELED
Dr. Gale Gorke, Executive Director, Kids Kan, Inc., Calimesa, CA


Revolutionary Leadership Development: Facilitating for Social Justice and Violence Prevention - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Pamela Cysner, Partner; Lloyd Wilkey, Partner, Diverse City Consulting, Santa Monica, CA


Sabakiball: Introduction and Activity - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Janita Paulson, Regional Sales Manager, Gopher Sport, Owatonna, MN


Safety and Privacy within Social Networks, Cell Phone and Internet Usage - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Les Peters, Youth Institute Director; Carola Secada, Director of Operations and Professional Development, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


School and Nonprofit Partnerships: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Arthur Sanchez, Principal, Eisenhower Senior High School, Rialto, CA; Susan Neufeld, Director, Child & Youth Development, Hope Through Housing Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA


The Science of Learning: Why Afterschool Need to Pay Attention to It
Janet Kelley, Principal, Kelley Collaborative, New York, NY; Dick Roberts, Educator and Philanthropist, Sally and Dick Roberts Coyote Foundation, Altadena, CA; Paul Heckman, Professor & Associate Dean, US Davis, Davis, CA


Seeing Beyond the Image: How Photography Breaks Down Cultural Assumptions & Inspires Change - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Ashleigh Starke, M.A, Program Director; Sandra Ainslie, Executive Director, The AjA Project, San Diego, CA


The “Service” Hallows:  Becoming a Master of Community Development & Service Learning
Tiveeda Stovall, Executive Director/Founder; Sara Nettleton, Youth Program Intern, Excel Youth Zone, San Diego, CA


Snapshots and Stories: Championing Youth as Community Advocates
Steve Kempster, Marketing Specialist; Judy Vang, Social Marketing Specialist, Network for a Healthy California, Sacramento, CA; Niki Even, Program Director; Rachel Lebowitz, Digital Storytelling & Community Outreach Director, Outside the Lens, San Diego, CA


Social-Interactive Reading is the Newest Trend and the Way of the Future for Reading Enrichment and Extra Curricula Learning with Reader’s Theater Methodology - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Dianna Cleveland, National Reader’s Theater Expert, Playbooks, Inc., Playbooks Reader’s Theater, Ladera Ranch, CA


Staff Development in Summer Matters: Top 10 Ways Staffing Summer Can Elevate your OST Programs - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Richard “Rico” Peralta, Director of Program Development, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno, CA


The State of After School in California - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Michael Funk, Director, After School Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA ; Dr. William Ellerbee, Jr., Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Student Support and Special Services Branch, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA


The State of Equity in After-School/Out-of-School: How Extended Learning Opportunity Meets Diverse Student Needs
Ernest Saadiq Morris, Esq., Director, Urban Youth Justice Initiative (Urban Youth Justice), Seattle, WA


S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Bob Cabeza, Vice President of Community Development; Leonard Salcido, Senior Art Director, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


Success with Challenging Behavior: ADHD
Viviana Hernandez, Affiliate Coordinator, Kids Included Together, San Diego, CA


Summer is Fun
Mary Jo Ginty, Region 11 Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA


Super Tools: Behavior Management Tools for Super Afterschool Programs and Camps
Mike Ashcraft, Founder & CEO, Children’s Choice Child Care Services, Inc., Albuquerque, NM


Supporting Classroom Learning through e-learning
Karen Palmerlee, Clever Crazes for Kids Spokesperson, Education Specialist Teacher, and After-school Program Site Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education, Oroville, CA; Kathy Katrak, Registration Specialist; Paula Schoeff, Academic Director, Clever Crazes for Kids, Cincinnati, OH


Taking the Pain Out of Evaluation
John Perry, Afterschool Technical Assistance Consultant, JM Perry & Associates, Arlington, TX; Dr. Sakile Camara, Assessment Coordinator, Mike Curb College of Art, Media, & Communication California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA


Technology for Technical Assistance Providers: Down and Dirty with 30 Applications to Facilitate Coaching, Training, Mentoring, Consulting and the Brokering of Resources
Diego Arancibia, Specialist, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA


TechnoReality: Web 2.0 Theory to Practice - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Shawn Petty, Technical Assistance Manager, Edvance Research, Inc., San Antonio, CA


Teen Synergy – The Growing Pains and Growing Gains of Youth Leadership
Stu Semigran, President, EduCare Foundation, Thousand Oaks, CA; Brad Lupien, Co-Founder, arc (formerly Champions,) Los Angeles, CA


Tell Your Story with Kidsdata.org
JoAnna Caywood, Director of Programs and Partnerships; Regan Foust, Data Manager, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Palo Alto, CA


The Three R’s Relationships, Rapport, and Respect: Developing a Positive Culture in Your Out-of-School Time Program - NO MATERIALS RECEIVED
Jered Cherry, Managing Director, Positive Adventures, San Diego, CA


Unique and Innovative Instant Fitness Activities for All Ages
Sandy Slade, Clinician, Sandy Spin Slade, Corona, CA


Working in a 4G World
ElizaBeth Phillips, Program Development Director; Susan Dumars, Chief Program Officer, Child Development, Inc., Sacramento, CA


Youth as Change Agents: Getting Youth Engaged in Community Service, Advocacy, Mentoring and Philanthropy
Eric Evans, LEAD Initiative Program Director, Geminus Corporation; Heather McCarthy, Vice President Prevention Services, Merrillville, IN


Youth Development 2.0: Using the Latest Trends and Technologies to Foster Positive Outcomes for Older Youth
Dr. Zach Mural, Owner/Trainer/Consultant, Youth Development Consulting, Haslett, MI


You’ve Got the Power
Lisa Morrison, Director, Infusion Wellness, Los Angeles, CA

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