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SAVE THE DATE! NYS EASTERN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 4, 2019

Pre session: 8:00 am registration; 8:30 am - 9:45 pm Community Schools 101

General Session: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about trauma-informed care, family engagement, mental health, mentoring, expanded learning time, leadership, aligning systems that support a community school strategy, the nuts and bolts of community schools, and more!

Workshops will be led by experts and practitioner, including:

  • Dr. Ray Sanchez (Keynote Speaker), Superintendent, Ossining Union Free School District
  • Miriam Avila, North Rockland Central School District
  • Dr. Andrew Bell, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
  • Janice Chu-Zhu, Children's Aid National Center for Community Schools
  • Maria Flores, Peekskill City School District
  • Lissette Gomez, Director of Special Projects, National Center for Community Schools
  • Megan Mastrogiacomo, Ossining Union Free School District
  • Dr. David Mauricio, Peekskill City School District
  • Dr. Kevin McCahill, Nanuet Union Free School District
  • Theresa McSweeney, New York State United Teachers
  • Rose Ann Mercado, Nanuet Family Resource Center
  • Dr. Jen Siaca Curry, Change Impact
  • Carrieann Sipos, Ossining Union Free School District
  • Carolyn Williams, New York State United Teachers

Stay tuned for the opening of workshop registration! For now, please browse the workshop descriptions below.

Community Schools 101: Getting Started as a Community School (*pre-session: 8:30 am - 9:45 am)

Learn the nuts and bolts of how to operationalize the community school strategy. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess needs and assets, gain a better understanding of the essential role of the community schools director, and complete a self-assessment on the community school standards.

Effective Student-Led Conferences

The traditional format of parent teacher conferences excludes the one person that is ultimately responsible for learning; the student. This workshop will explore how Student-led conferences are a great way to build an open and supportive relationship with the student’s family centered on student learning.


Engaging Parents and Caregivers with Family-Home Visits

The Family-Home Visit approach is based on the tenets of trust, active listening, collaboration and honor & respect for ALL families. This session will introduce an evidence-based approach for staff to visit families and create partnerships for student success.

Aligning After-School Programs with the School Day to Maximize Student Results

After-school programs provide a critical, but often untapped, space to extend learning time through hands-on, enriching activities. This requires careful planning and partnership as well as the right curricula and effective use of data. This session will review strategies for making the most of after-school time in both teacher-led and community partner-led programs. Participants will leave with resources that support planning, collaboration, curriculum, and evaluation.

Trauma and Resilience in a Community School Context

This workshop will explore the neurobiology of safety, connectedness, and self-regulation which underlie the capacity for resilience and comprise the basis of trauma-informed care. Participants will explore how these principles might be optimally leveraged within a community school context.


Engaging Families and Communities: Effective Practices in Ossining, Peekskill, North Rockland, and Naunuet

This workshop will discuss effective engagement strategies for schools and districts that seek to improve parent and community engagement. Research suggests that a prerequisite of any engagement strategy must be the establishment of “a respectful and trusting relationships among school staff, families, and community members.” Without this first step, parent and community participation and commitment to school-based programs will flounder.

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