Resources from the 2015 SPAC Conference


The presenter handouts from the 2015 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.

Applying for College Scholarships
Terry Pittman, SPAC Member, Youth Programs Member, The Urban Leage of Philadelphia
Download Handout: Applying for Scholarships
Download Handout: Coca Cola Scholarship 2015 Program
Download Handout: Examples
Download Handout: Score Sheet

Be an Advocate - Sounding a Voice for Pennsylvania's Children
Caroline Allen, Coordinator, PAYDN
Download Handout: After School Youth Development - Join the Network
Download Handout: After School Youth Development
Download Handout: Be an Advocate


Being a Change Agent or an Agent of Change
Mauricio Velasquez, President & CEO, The Diversity Training Group
Download Handout: Being A Change Agent

Caution: Learners at Work - Building the Bridge to Learning Right in Your Own Home
Holly Garner, RTII Specialist, Governor Mifflin School District
Ryan Katzenmoyer, 2nd Grade Teacher, Governor Mifflin School District

Download Handout: Math at Home
Download Handout: Professional Parent Certificate
Download Handout: Read Non-Fiction and Roll
Download Handout: Reading Reminders
Download Handout: Roll it, Read it 1
Download Handout: Roll it, Read it 2
Download Handout: Roll it, Read it 3
Download Handout: Toolbelt Supply List
Download Handout: Toobox of Literacy Ideas


Creating Text Sets Aligned to PA Core Standards
Nichole Kopco & Pam Kastner
Download Handout: Comprehension Expository Text Structure
Download Handout: Depth of Knowledge Levels
Download Handout: Exit Ticket
Download Handout: Expository Text Building Background Knowledge
Download Handout: Frogs Have Special Skin
Download Handout: What role does a schema-or lack of one play in your comprehension of this package


Connect 4 Respect
Deborah Dunstsone, Past President, Pennsylvania PTA
Download Handout: 2014 PTA Leaders's Guide
Download Handout: Resolution Against Bullying
Download Handout: Sample Action Plan
Download Handout: Connect for Respect

Dive into Reading
Sharon Bakner
Download Handout: A Family Renunion

Dyslexia and Early Literacy
Daphne Uliana,Co-Founder, PA Dyslexia Coalition
Diane Reott,Co-Founder, PA Dyslexia Coalition
Pam Cook, ABC Consulting Services
Download Handout: Helping Children with Dyslexia
Download Handout: What is Dyslexia

Effective Discipline, Without Losing Your Mind
Joel Austin, President/CEO, Daddy University, Inc.
Sena Owereko, COO, Daddy University, Inc.

Download Handout:Effective Discipline
Download Handout: Morals/Values Parent
Dowload Handout: Workshop - If/Then

Group Connections: A Powerful Way to Support & Engage Families
Allyson Fulton, Family Support Coordinator, School District of Philadelphia
Download Handout: Group Connection Formats
Download Handout: Group Connections
Download Handout: Key Differences Between Being a Facilitator and Being a Presenter
Download Handout: PINGO - Parent Involvement Nurtures Great Opportunities
Download Handout: Strategies for Successful Group Connections

The Healthy Times
Nicole Poncheri, Principal, Cole Manor School
Lee Martin, Conselor, Cole Manor School

Download Handout: The Healthy Times

Hiding in Plain Sight
Dr. Michele Dowell, Principal, Marion Elementary School, Belle Vernon Area School District
Mary Gene Delsandro, Title I Reading Specialist (Retired), Marion Elementary School, Belle Vernon Area School District
Download Handout: Packet 1
Download Handout: Packet 2
Download Handout: Program 1
Download Handout: Program 2

How To Help Your Child with the New PSSA ELA Expectations
Erin Carmichael, Principal, Letort Elementary School, Carlisle Area School District
Megan Bieber, Literacy Coach, Mounty Holly Springs Elementary School, Carlisle Area School District
Download Handout: Agenda
Download Handout: CUPS and ARMS, Revise Edit Checklist
Download Handout: Editing Wheel - Check Your Writing Carefully
Download Handout: Emotions Wheel
Download Handout: PA Reading Assessment Scoring Guildelines
Download Handout: Passage Based Essay Scoring Guidelines
Download Handout: PCS PSSA Test Design
Download Handout: PSSA Grades 3-5 Informational Scoring Guidelines
Download Handout: Stimulus Reading Passage
Download Handout: Using Evidence from Text to Prove Your Answers

How Well Do You Know Your Teen?
Dorian Harris, Parent Coordinator, School District of Philadelphia
Download Handout: 21 Most Important Social Media Sites & Apps
Download Handout: Cyber Safety
Download Handout: How Teens Use the Top Social Networks
Download Handout: How Was School Today?
Download Handout: Moms, you oughta know Apps Teens Are Using
Download Handout: Net Lingo Chat Acronyms
Download Handout: Today I Taught My Child

How You Can Be Your Child's Champion
Mary Hall, Communications and Outreach Specialist, PA Key
Download Handout: Be Your Child's Champion
Purchase Book: Child Core Publishing
Download Handout: Worksheets

It's A Rap
Melissa Tamburrino, Gifted Coordinator K-4, Penn Hills School District, Indiana University of PA
Kerry Ott, Reading Coach, K-4, Penn Hills School District
Download Handout: A-Z Reading Activities for Parents
Download Handout: Editing Wheel - Check Your Writing Carefully
Download Handout: Flip Books
Download Handout: Handout 1 - It's a Rap
Download Handout: I Like...
Download Handout: Supporting Your Child's Literacy Development
Download Handout: Websites
Download Handout: Why Read 20 Minutes and Home
Download Handout: Word Bingo
Download Handout: Word Wheel

Math Mania/Banker Game
Patricia Smith, Title I Math Interventionist, Daniel Boone Area School District
Download Handout: Money 1
Download Handout: Money 2
Download Handout: Title I Math Mania Ad 1
Download Handout: Title I Math Mania Ad 2

Math Word Problems are Life Problems
Sharon Bakner, 4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Forbes Road Elementary
Martin Bakner, Business Manager, Morrison Cove Herald

Download Handout: Math Word Problems are Life Problems
Download Handout: Family Reunion

Parent Leadership - Stand Up and Lead
Mark Connor, President, Urban Parent Leadership Project
Download Handout: Family Mission Statement Worksheet
Download Handout: Parent Leadership Presentation

Pathways to Success
Dr. Zanthia Reddish, Principal, Woodland Elementary School, Methacton School District
Dr. Orathia Bradley, Assistant Principal, Lower Meion School District
Download Handout: SPAC Conference, 2015

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

Strengthening Families Protective Factors: Parent Leadership In Action
Karen Shanoski, Parnerships Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
Download Handout: Keeping Your Family Strong
Download Handout: Pathways to Improved Outcomes and Families
Download Handout: Strengthening Families' Protective Factors

The Power of Talk
Melinda Mikesell, Reading Supervisor, Carlisle Area School District
Dawn Durham, LeTort Elementary School Literacy Coach, Carliele Area School District

Download Handout: Bubbles and Toddlers
Download Handout: Conversation Starters
Download Handout: Discussing 50 Cent Words with Preschoolers
Download Handout: Interactive Read Aloud
Download Handout: What, Where, How
Download Handout: Vocabulary

Super Learner Training Camp
Jen Blasko, Title I Reading Specialist, Reynolds School District
Download Handout: Agenda
Download Handout: Dolch Word Survey
Download Handout: BAM Gameboard
Download Handout: Drama Cirlce Fairy Tale
Download Handout: Fluency Cards
Download Handout: Super Hero Sight Word Game
Download Handout: Letter Sounds Small Group Game
Download Handout: Story Wands
Download Handout: Super Hero Adjectives
Download Handout: Super Hero Book Marks
Download Handout: Super Hero Numbers Matching
Download Handout: Wand 1

Together Everyone Achieves More

Susan Snyder and Clyde Snyder
Download Handout: Bookmark 5 Finger Color
Download Handout: Exit Slips
Download Handout: Hand
Download Handout: Parent Pipeline
Download Handout: Parent Pipeline Backup and Reread
Download Handout: Reading TEAM book slips
Download Handout: Reading TEAM build a connection
Download Handout: Reading TEAM icebreaker
Download Handout: Reading TEAM parent information
Download Handout: Reading TEAM resources
Download Handout: Reading TEAM Tic Tac Toe
Download Handout: Reading TEAM Power Point
Download Handout: Reading Together
Download Handout: Reading TEAM

Title I Parent Involvement Policies
Erin Derr, Regional Coordinator, Division of Federal Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Download Handout: Guiding Questions
Download Handout: Mckeesport Area School District Title I Parent Involvement Policy
Download Handout: Scoring Rubric
Download Handout: Title I Law & Parent Involvement Requirements Overview
Download Handout: Title I Parent Involvement Policy
Download Handout: Title I Parent Involvement Requirements


The Amazing National Standards Race
Deborah Dunstone. Past-President, Pennsylvania PTA
Download Handout: Amazing Race Handout

Toxic Individuals, Toxic Workplace (Keynote Address)

Mauricio, Velasquez, President & CEO, The Diversity Training Group
Download Handout: Toxic Individuals, Toxic Workplace
Downlaod Handout: Toxic Employees Article

Update on Education Policy Issues
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPCL)
Download Handout: Education Issues Update EPLC 2015
Download Handout: The Education Policy & Leadership Center

Using the Community School Model to Engage Families
Sarah Farbo, Community School Director, Heads Up Lancaster/Fulton Elementary Community School
Samantha Hahn, Music Teacher, Fulton Elementary School

Download Handout: Family Involvement & Engagement at Your School

Using Writing Frames to Promote Effective Writing
Deb Fulton, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN
Nichole Kopco, Educational consultatn, PaTTAN

Download Handout: Comprehension Expository Text Structure
Download Handout: PA Standards for Grades 3-5
Download Handout: Using Writing Frames to Promote Effective Writing
Download Handout: Writing Rubrics for Grades 3-5

What Keeps Your Family Strong? Building Protective Factors in Families
Rijelle Kraft, Family Support Technical Assistance Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities
Download Handout: SF Logic Model
Download Handout: SFPFF Resource Handouts
Download Handout: SF Protective Factors Basic Parents
Download Handout: Questions to Help Parents Identify their Protective Factor

What's the Big Mystery? Demystifying the Special Education Process
Jennifer Geibel, Educational Consultant, PaTTAN -Pittsburgh
Judy Baker, Parent Consultant, PATTAN - Pittsburgh

Download Handout: Education ABCs
Download Handout: Evaluation IEP Process
Download Handout: Reevaluation IEP Process
Download Handout: Timelines Scavenger Hunt
Download Handout: What's the Big Mystery? Demystifying the Special Education Process


The WOW that Keeps on Wowing (Wow = Wonderful Opportunities Waiting)
Susan Snyder, Reading Specialist, Everett Area School District
Clyde Snyder, Bus Drive, Fanett Metal and Everett Area School District

Download Handout: Monthly Calendar
Download Handout: Ideas for Activities
Download Handout: It Takes a Team
Download Handout: Parent Workshop Committee Materials
Download Handout: Parent Workshop Timeline
Download Handout: Resources
Download Handout: WOW Blog
Download Handout: WOW, TEAM and PSCC

 


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