2012 CHSA Annual Conference Presentations

January 30 - February 3, 2012


Parent and Family Engagement Conference - January 30 - 31


Monday, Jan. 30 - Opening Keynote Ronald Mah - Handout

Monday - Workshops
Are We There Yet? :  Enhancing Parental Understanding of Speech, Language and Pre-Literacy Developmental Milestones  - Handout Tamala Choma, Esq., MS, CCC-SLP
Berrinches: Como Decir "No" a su hijo: Xiomara Zayas
Bringing the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework to Your Program. - Handout | Handout2 | Handout3 Brandi Thacker
Cultural Jeopardy --  Expression Areas of Cultural Differences and Similarities:  A Multi-Cultural/Diversity Awareness/Sophistication Training - Handout | Handout 2 Ronald Mah
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions -- Policy Council: Parents Sharing in Decision-Making Regarding Their Children's Future - Handout Tobi Dixon
El Impacto de los Papás (hombre) en la educación de sus Hijos Jose Vasquez
El Mundo de las Fianzas Faye Dolatshahi
Expand Your Play/Movement Vocabulary -- Enhance Bonding, Behavior, Fitness and Learning - Handout Leah Kalish
Fatherhood for the New Millennium -- "Father" or "Dad" -- What's the Difference? - Handout | Handout 2 Ronald Mah
GDA 4KIDS -- A Mobile Dental Program Angela Gordon
Goldie the Goldfish Teaches Us About Life Losses Victoria Stephan
Head Start Healthy Marriage and Family Initiative (HMFI):  Engaging and Strengthening Head Start Families Lorena Gonzalez
Identifying Nutrition and Physcial Activity Resources - Handout Isabel Simard
Male Involvement Ambassador Program – How to Get Men Involved in Head Start/Early Head Start Programs - Handout Tom Grayson
Mamá-Papá Leyendo Jose Vasquez
Moving from Parent-Family Involvement to Engagement to Support School Readiness - Handout | Handout2 | Handout3 Judy Brummel
Padres e Hijos Maravillosos Xiomara Zayas
Padres Ricos con Palabras y Lenguaje - Handout Sandra Gonzalez
Parent Engagement Series: Advocating for Excellence Deborah Ross
Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) A Unique Program to Increase Parent Employability and Involvement in Your Head Start Program While Providing Vital Agency Support Charlotte Watson-King
Setting Boundaries , When It's Necessary: How It Works, Creating the Container Ronald Mah
Setting Boundaries and Building Relationships with Head Start parents and Families Brian Sage
Teen Life Skills Cat Zaimi
Triple P Positive Parenting Program:  An Evidenced-Based Modeling Parenting Practices Program Rowena Torres
Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Workshops
Branding Possibility:  Recognizing, unifying and realizing and utilizing the strengths within Regina Louise
Bridging the Learning Environment from Head Start to Home Ramona Locsin
Canciones, Juegos y Ritmos por un Sala MultiCultural José-Luis Orozco
Communication Skills Shahram Shafa
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions -- Policy Council: Parents Sharing in Decision-Making Regarding Their Children's Future - Handout Tobi Dixon
Educación de Padres- Recurso para Prevenir el Abuso y la Negligencia Infantil Dr. Nereido Rodriguez
EL ARTE DE SER PADRES  Dr. Nereido Rodriguez
Fun Physical Activities for Preschoolers Specific to Home Visits Arlene Turner
Growing a Successful Policy Council Where Leadership and Advocacy is in Bloom Keva Tryels
How Do I Discipline My Child? - Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Nutrition Education for the Preschool Child Kari Tuggle
Parents and Teachers as Partners in Mapping Child Progress and Negotiating the Transition to School Brandi Thacker
Preparacion de Emergencias - Handout | Handout2 Ramiro Trujillo
Regular School Attendance + Family Engagement = Kindergarten Readiness - Handout Suzanne Di Lillo
Setting Boundaries and Building Relationships with Head Start Parents and Families Diane Sabori
Songs, Games and Rhymes for the Multicultural Classroom José-Luis Orozco
Stress Management- Handout Shahram Shafa
Teaching Young Children How to African Dance - Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols

Education Conference - February 1 - 3


Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Opening Keynote Jodi Pfarr - Handout

Wednesday - Workshops
"Everybody In" -- 10 Things You Need to Include Young Children with Special Needs in Your Preschool Program Olivia Karaolis
"Teacher! Watch Me Razz-ma-tazz!" -- Generating Creative Thinking in Young Children - Handout John Funk
5 Principles that Promote Best Practice in Leadership Dr. Ellie Kaucher
Beyond the CLASS Assessment:  Using and Applying CLASS Strategies John Gunnarson
Bridging the Learning Environment from Head Start to Home Ramona Locsin
CLASS PANEL John Gunnarson
Communicating with Skill and Heart: Saying What You Mean Clearly and Respectfully Betina Steiger
Focus on Child Assessment - Handout | Handout 2 Mary McLean
Home Based Teaching Strategies to Support School Readiness - Handout Debbie McBee
Intentional Social and Emotional Teaching Strategies for the Pre-school Aged Child. (Based on Module 2 of CSEFEL) - Handout Sonia Moser
Monitoring Made Easy Serena Johnson
Nutrition Education for the Preschool Child Kari Tuggle
Ready, Set Sign - American Sign Language (ASL): How to Enhance Early Literacy and Improve Classroom Management - Handout Lillian Hubler
Receptive and Expressive: Scaffolding Language Development Activities for Dual Language Learners - Handout Cynthia Wasko
Songs, Games and Rhymes for the Multicultural Classroom José-Luis Orozco
The Correlation Between Life Losses, Behavior and Learning Victoria Stephan
The Physics of Teaching: Focusing on Time and Space - Handout Carol Oberg
The Power of Partnerships: A Unique Early Head Start Model Rebecca Hernandez
Understanding how Economic Class impacts the work we do Jodi Pfarr 
Thursday, Feb. 2 - Workshops
Acquiring School Readiness Skills Through Active Play - Handout Patty Kimbrell
An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication - Handout Linda Kimura
Boots on the Ground: Collaboration and Commitment to Quality in Challenging Times Mary Beth Phillips
California's Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities - A Time of Change Michael Zito
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Law:  What Every Mandated Reporter Should Know Ronald Burke
CHSA Initiatives, Communities of Practice Rick Mockler
Connecting the Home Visit to Socialization - Handout Rob Colombini
Creating Invitations to Learning through Intentional Teaching Strategies - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Jan Davis
Cultural Proficiency: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" - Handout Marie Greene
Discover the Wonders of Technology in this Hands-on Workshop Marilyn Hokanson
Engaging Children in Extended Conversations:  Thick and Thin - Handout Therese Snyder
Everything You Always Wanted to Know: California's Wealth of Online Resources to Support Curriculum, Assessment, and Teaching for Teachers, Administrators, and Trainers - Handout | Handout 2 |Handout 3 Jenny Bilmes
Fostering Children's Thinking Skills - CLASS CD - Handout Marcie Bugera
Fun Physical Activities for Preschoolers Specific to Home Visits - Handout | Handout 2 Arlene Turner
Growing Up WILD -- Exploring Nature with Young Children, ages 3-7 Bobbie Winn
Hands-on Science and Math for Young Children - Handout Dave Scahill
Having Fun with Science Arleen Medina
Head Start Together: Parents and Staff Supporting Children - Handout | Handout 2 Kelly Sowle
ILP's, observation, DRDPS, Framework, Oh My!!!! - Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Individualizing and Setting Meaningful Goals for All Children - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Rebecca Votaw
Infant/Toddler Language Development - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Lora Hunter
Inspired Leadership - Handout | Handout 2 Dave Scahill
Let's Get Physical with Zoo-phonics! - Handout Charmaine Atkins
Let's Move! Connecting Early Childhood Physical Activity to Appropriate Practices - Handout Temoc Suarez
Moving Beyond Themes: Facilitating Studies in the Preschool Classroom - Handout | Handout 2 Brenda Leger
Professional Development Panel Kay Wernert
Providing High Quality Instructional Support to Promote Optimal School Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 Vicky Greening
Putting It All Together -- Linking Assessment Data, Head Start Child Outcomes and Lesson Planning - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Jan Davis
Ready, Set Sign - American Sign Language (ASL): How to Enhance Early Literacy and Improve Classroom Management - Handout Lillian Hubler
Safety Concerns in Home Visits: In the Community, the Home for Families and Staff Gadlin Talshia
SFSU Head Start Early Learning Mentor Coach Project: Coaching Teachers to Fidelity in Evidence-based Practices - Handout Vivian Wong
Special Foods for Children with Special Needs Debra Louie
Taking the Wheel of Your Center..... Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols
The Dynamics of Productive and Successful Home Visits - Handout Perleeta Ellis
Transform Storybooks into Yoga-based Movement Adventures for Enhanced Fitness, Focus and Learner Success - Handout Leah Kalish
Urban Head Start – A Mental Health Response to Community Violence – Crisis Intervention - Handout Hazel Naal
Using Adult Learning Styles to Increase the Transfer of What Staff Learn in Training to the Implementation in the Workplace - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Diana Abel, Ed.D
Using Technology to Streamline Work Processes - Handout Christina Reich
What About You? Managing Your Stress While Working with Children and Their Families - Handout Dr. Sherrie Segovia
Friday, Feb.3 - Workshops

"I've Got Your Number!" DAP Math Skills Through Hands-on Activities - Handout

John Funk
Attendance Matters: Regular School Attendance + Family Engagement = Kindergarten Readiness - Handout Suzanne Di Lillo
Communicating with Parents of Special Needs Children  Kathleen McFarlin
Communicating with Skill and Heart: Saying what You Mean Clearly and Respectfully Sheri Marinovich
Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Enhancing Program Quality by Addressing Nature Deficit Disorder and Seven Critical Challenges Facing Our Children in the 21st Century Eric Nelson
Developing Partnerships with Families - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Cynthia Dionne
Head Start Teachers as Action Researchers = Better Classroom Literacy Practices   Suzanne Coleman
Learner Directed Activities Utilizing High/Scope and Intentional Teaching Techniques Faye Campbell
Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI): Using Parent-Child Interaction to Promote Social Emotional Development - Handout Tweety Yates
Preparing Your Playground for Your On-site Review JC Boushh

Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning and other California Resources for Head Start Educators to Support Dual Language Learners - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3

Faith Polk
Preventing Challenging Behaviors in Young Children - Handout Rebecca Votaw

2012 Edward Zigler Western Research Institute Materials

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