Resources from the 2017 SPAC Conference


The presenter handouts from the 2017 conference may be downloaded and printed from the links below. Note: Documents are in .pdf format. You will need Acrobat Reader to open and download the publication. For a a free copy of Acrobat Reader, go to <http://www.adobe.com> and click on Downloads.


An Introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 101
Katherine Poggi, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN

Connecting Parents to Schools with Emerging Technologies
Dr. Lynn Hummel, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University

Creating a Starfish Heart – Dealing with and Eliminating Putdowns!
Dennis Barger, Consultant, Help For You Consulting
Creating a Starfish Heart

Dads Rap
Paul Jones, PIE Consultant, State Parent Advisory Council

Early Literacy Effective Practices: What We Have Learned and How to Replicate in Your District
Pam Cook , Parent Advisor on the Dyslexia Advisory Board
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Kathleen Hartos, PBIDA Board Member

Everyone’s an Asset Builder
Allyson Fulton Family Support Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities
Rijelle Kraft, Family Support Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities
5000 Collegiate Words
9 New Facts on How Teens Use the Top Social Networks

Fostering Future Authors
Elizabeth Kriston, Speech Pathologist/Author
Fostering Future Authors

From Anger to Action, How use Restorative Principles to Increase Parent Engagement
Kendra Brooks, Facilitator, Parents United

Get Your Children HOOKED on Reading – Linking the Love of Literature and Learning
Holly Garner, Principal, Mifflin Park Elementary of Governor Mifflin School District
Ryan Katzenmoyer, 2nd Grade Teacher, Mifflin Park Elementary of Governor Mifflin School District

Grassroots Advocacy
Debbie Munson, Pennsylvania PTA President, Pennsylvania PTA
Grassroots Advocacy

How to Reduce and Manage Stress
Dr. Juliann G. Mangino, Teen Parent Counselor, Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

How Well Do You Know Your Teen?
Dorian Harris, Parent Engagement Specialist, School District of Philadelphia   Sheila Armstrong , Parent Coordinator, School District of Philadelphia
Cyber Safety for Kids Onlline
Today I Taught My Child A Poem
Net Lingo List of Chat Acronyms

“I’ve Got Rights Too!”
Matthew T. Mangino, Attorney, Luxenburg, Garbett, Kelly & George

Increasing Academic Success Through Reducing Chronic Absence
Caroline Allen, Coordinator, PA Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)

Knowledge Is Power: A Parent’s Guide to the IEP
Jennifer M. Geibel, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN
Judy Baker, Parent Consultant, PaTTAN
Knowledge is Power 1
Knowledge is Power 2

Law of the Land: PTA and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Beth Yenis, Manager, Advocacy, National PTA
Jacki Ball, Director, Government Affairs, National PTA
PA SPAC ESSA Presentation

Math Strategies to Increase Fluency for All Learners
Andrea Ellis, Educational Consultant, PaTTan Pittsburgh

“Money Money! Money!—Family Fun with Finances!”
Teresa Duncan, Director of Education and Family Engagement Programs, Center for Leadership, Development & Advocacy
Carol Hemingway, Coordinator – Dept. of Parent & Strategies Partnerships, Center for Leadership, Development & Advocacy

New Beginnings “Transitioning From Middle School to High School”
Hakim K. Jones, Home & School Department/Truancy Abatement Specialist, Norristown Area School District

Parent Advocacy
Genevieve Bonadies, Associate Counsel, Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Andrew Hairston, Associate Counsel/George Lindsay Fellow, Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Parent Advocacy

Parent Bridge Program
Sharmyn Straughters, Student Recruiter/Admissions, Community College of Allegheny County
Michelle Talbert–Horsey Ed.D., Director, Job Placement and Career Services, Community College of Allegheny County

Parent Leadership “leading through the storm”
Mark A. Conner Sr., President, Parent Leadership Project
Tracey Conner, Parent Leadership Project
Parent Leadership 1
Parent Leadership 2

Parents as Tutors to Improve Reading
Dr. Joel Erion, Chair, Department of Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education, Edinboro University
Parents as Tutors to Improve Reading

Public Policy Advocacy in Harrisburg and Your School District
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC)
Public Policy Advocacy in Harrisburg

Raising Rock Star Readers
Jennifer Blasko, Title I Reading Specialist, Reynolds Elementary School
50 Best Books 11 & 12 Years Old
50 Best Books 9 & 10 Years Old
Fiction Response Cards
Fluency Cards
Magazine Hunt
Non-fiction Response Cards

Say Goodbye to the Summer Slide and Hello to the Summer SOAR
Rose Gioia-Fine, Family Literacy Consultant, Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Maryann Cherubini, Retired Educator

Sketch to Stretch
Jennifer Wachs, MED. NBTC, Teacher, South Allegheny School District

S’more Creative Ways for Reading and Math at Home
Dr. Shelly M. Bucci, Pre K – 8 Literacy Coach, New Castle Area School District
Mrs. Cara Florie, Reading Facilitator/ Literacy Coach grades 1 and 2, New Castle Area School District

Special Education Law: IDEA Refresher for Parents
Jacqui DiDomenico, Parent Consultant, PaTTAN
Ron Logan, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents & Youth
Kelly Burke, Prevention Program Specialist, Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, Inc.

The Parent Leadership Team: How to Invite Everyone to the Table
Sarah E. Farbo, Community School Director, School District of Lancaster/Fulton Elementary Community School
Brittany Aguasvivas, Fulton Parent, School District of Lancaster/Fulton Elementary Community School

Title I Parent Involvement Requirements
Susan McCrone, Chief, Division of Federal Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Ken Krawchuk, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs
Parent and Family Engagement

Understanding Advocacy for Homelessness and Poverty
Wendy Kinnear, PA Education for Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness/Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth, Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

Update on Education Policy Issues
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC)
Update on Education Policy Issues

Using Pop Culture Resources at Home to Increase Literacy Development
Cheryl A. Slattery, Associate Professor of Reading/Literacy,
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Teacher Education Department
Using Pop Culture Resources at Home to Increase Literacy Development
Using Pop Culture at Home
Handout


Wake Up Call for Parents
Dennis Barger, Consultant, Help For You Consulting
Wake Up Call for Parents

What’s the Big Mystery? Demystifying Special Education
Jennifer M. Geibel, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network)
Kathryn Poggi, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN

Writing a Winning Advocacy Plan
Beth Yenis, Manager, Advocacy, National PTA
PA SPAC Advocacy Presentation

 


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