Thank you to everyone who joined us for another exciting and informative Illinois Community Schools Forum! We are most grateful to all of the presenters who shared their passion and expertise with us - especially those that made the trip to Chicago from cities from around the state and country.

You can download the
2011 Program and Workshop Schedule here.

You can also find copies the handouts and other materials that were used in each workshop list below.  If you cannot find something you are looking for, please contact
Havilah Darnieder .

We look forward to seeing you in 2012!

Workshops - 9:30 a.m.

Leveraging Public Dollars to Support Community School Outcomes: An example from Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority of Oakland, CA
Josephina Alvarado Mena, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Safe Passage Joint Powers Authority One-pager
- Elev8 Oakland One-pager
- Stanford Social Innovation Review - Integrating Youth Services

Preparing High School Students for Post-Secondary Success
Jimmy Casas, Principal, Bettendorf High School
Joy Kelly, Associate Principalt, Bettendorf High School
Tim Carlson, Principal, Sycamore Community School District 427

- Creating Career Academies PowerPoint Presentation

Project-based Learning
Jaime Stephanidis, Consultant, American Institute for Research
Fausto Lopez, Consultant, American Institute for Research

- PowerPoint Presentation
- Essential Elements of Project Based Learning
- Project Planning Form
- Tips for Effective Facilitation
- Things to Consider When Developing a Project

Ensuring a Continuum of Care and Support for Students: How one community is developing a strategic collaboration between their middle schools and high schools
Fanny Diego, Contracts Administrator, Enlace Chicago

P-20 Council: A systems-level scale-up of education initiatives across Illinois
Miguel del Valle, Chair, Illinois P-20 Council
- Illinois P-20 Council Executive Report
- Illinois P-20 Council Full Report
- Illinois P-20 Org. Chart
- New State School Report Card Mock-up

Building the Capacity of Parents to be Leaders Using the Parent Cafe Model
Rachel Culich, Resource Coordinator, Columbia College
Tammy Sims, Parent Resource Leader, Herzl Elementary School

Community Partnerships & Family Engagement Leads to Academic Improvement at Ethel M. Taylor Academy in Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Sean McCauley, Principal, Cincinnati Public Schools
Annie Bogenschutz, CLC Resource Coordinator, Central Clinic & Ethel M. Taylor Academy

PowerPoint Presentation
- Ethel M. Taylor Community Schools Awards Brief

Workshops 11:00 A.M.

Cooling Down Yourh Classroom
Carla Tantillo, Founder, Mindful Practices
- Cooling Down the Classroom

Community Schools 101: The who, what, when, where, and WHY of community schools
Anya Tanyavutti, Manager, Metropolitan Family Services
Kevin Curtin, Principal, Peoria School District 150

- PowerPoint Presentation - Garfield Elementary
- Garfield Elementary School Partners

Meeting Parents Where They Are: One community's unique approach to ensuring parents have access to the information and services they need
Julie Lonteen, Peoria School District 150

Tranforming the High School Culture to Breed Success for All Students
Tony Majors, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Gini Pupo-Walker, Director of Family Involvement and Community Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Powerpoint Presentation

Trust Amount District Administrators, School Teams, and Community Members Drives the Community School Model
Dr. Diane Hensley, Director of Community Schools, Tulsa Public Schools
Dr. Kathy Dodd, Director Elementary Education, Union Public Schools
Jan Creveling, Director, Tulsa Area Community School & Senior Planner for Community Service Council

- PowerPoint Presentation

The Great at 8 Initiative:  How community schools can create linkages to early childhood
Madelyn James, Director of the Great at 8 Initiative, Voices for Illinois Children

If You Build They Will Come?  Designing programs that effectively engage students
Julio Capeles, Resource Coordinator, Metropolitan Family Services

- PowerPoint Presentation

Workshops - 2:00 P.M.

Investing in Community Schools: Why private and corporate foundations invest in the community school model
Molly Baltman, Senior Program Officer, Communities Programs, McCormick Foundation
Katie Cangemi, Director, Community Investment - Education, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Bevery Meek, Vice President of Community Relations, JPMorgan Chase
Suzanne Doornbos Kerbow, Associate Director, Polk Bros. Foundation

Transitioning to the Common Core: How community schools partners can support a school's transition to these new learning standards
Dr. Barbara Radner, Director, Center for Urban Education, DePaul University

- Core Connections Tool Kit

Get in the Game: Setting-up your program for success
Kristi Skala, Training and Evaluations Manager, Girls in the Game
Luveta Hill, Training and Evaluations Specialist, Girls in the Game

- Assessment and Action Plan Tool

Leading with Relationships: Umoja Student Development Corporation
Lila Leff, Founder and Chief Partnership Development Officer, Umoja Student Development Corp.
Marlee Benton, Upward Bound Coordinator

A Year with No Write-ups: Classroom management techniques that work
Doug Stalnos, 3rd Year SSA Student and Intern at Metropolitan Family Services
PowerPoint Presentation

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