8th Annual Illinois Community Schools Forum
Creating a Community Vision for Our
Children's Success

-- October 19, 2012 --
Chicago, IL

Nearly 350 community school practitioners and supporters gathered in Chicago for an informative and energizing two-day conference focused on strategies that support high quality community school implementation. Teams of participants came from across the Midwest region, including Milwaukee and Osh Kosh, Wisconsin; Grand Rapids and East Lansing, Michigan; Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  We were also fortunate enough to feature presenters from across the country as well as right here in Illinois. Thanks to everyone who presented, participated, and supported in the planning of the Forum. Everyone's willingness to contribute , learn , and lead is what ultimately made the Forum such a success. See you in 2013 !

Below you will find all of the presentations and materials shared by workshop presenters at our 8th Annual Illinois Community School Forum, held on October 19, 2012.

Other Forum Resources
Concurrent Workshops: Session 1

Using Growth Groups to Mitigate the Impacts of Exposure to Community Violence

Stephanie Beiser, Center for Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Sarah Clarke, Center for Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Aileen Schloerb, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Erika Schmidt, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

- Bibliography of Resoures re: Trauma Groups for Children

Creating and Running an Effective Advisory Board
Heidi Dye, Sumner School & Children’s Home + Aid
- Creating and Running an Effective Advisory Board - PowerPoint
Data-Driven Planning - A Focus on Chronic Early Absence
Hedy Chang, Director, Attendance Works
Stacy Ehrlich, Consortium on Chicago School Research
Carol Paine-McGovern, Kent School Services Network
Elizabeth Sorice, Consortium on Chicago School Research

- A Focus on Chronic Early Absence - PowerPoint
Higher Education & Community Schools: Engaging University Assets in Developing & Sustaining University-Assisted Community Schools
Jim Grim, Midwest Center for University-Assisted Community Schools at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Dr. Monica Medina, IU School of Education Indianapolis
Starla Officer, Midwest Center for University-Assisted Community Schools at IUPUI

- Community Engagement Perspectives from a University-Assisted Community School - PowerPoint
Leadership in Community Schools: The Value of Human Capital
Akua Agyeman, Chicago International Charter School - Bucktown
Tina Ramirez, Woodlawn Children's Promise Community
Patricia Redd, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Joanna Rudnick, ONEGoal

- Leadership in Community Schools - PowerPoint
- SSA Requirements
VIP - Very Important Parents: Engaging Your Parent Learning Community as a Resource to Increase the Literacy Achievement of ALL Students
Adam Zborek, Yorkville Middle School
- Very Important Parents - PowerPoint
CPR - A Framework for Quality Arts-Based Lesson Planning
Rachel Culich, Columbia College Chicago
April Langworthy, Columbia College Chicago

Jeneca Onikoyi , Columbia College Chicago

- CPR Lesson Plan
- Zone of Proximal Development Link
Coordinating Community Based Learning
Holly Rottier, PhD Candidate in Leadership, Learning, and Service at Cardinal Stritch University
- Community Based Learning - PowerPoint
Aligning Community Schools with the new Common Core Learning Standards
Dr. Barbara Radner, Center for Urban Education at DePaul University
- Expand Core Connections - PowerPoint
Concurrent Workshops: Session 2

Implementing Student Assistance Programs to Enhance Community Schools
Dale Gasparovic, Prevention First
- Implementing Student Assistance Programs to Enhance Community Schools - PowerPoint

Creative Communities: Using Arts-Integration to Refresh Relationships
Ryan Hurley, Arts @ Large
Scaling Up Creative Communities - PowerPoint

Stick with It: Incorporating Small Business Skills into (Underfunded) Afterschool Programs
Jessica Decaro, Children’s Home + Aid & Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
Alison Connelly, Children’s Home + Aid & Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
Joseph White, Children’s Home + Aid & Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
Larissa Zageris, Children’s Home + Aid & Salmon P. Chase Elementary School


Building a Web around Our Students: Using the Community School Strategy to Organize Community Resources
Dr. Cathlin Gray, Associate Superintendent for Family, School and Community Partnerships, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Community Engagement - PowerPoint

"We Are Family": Parent and Family Engagement in Urban Settings
Khalilah Bradford, Metropolitan Family Service & Everett Kerr Middle School
Janet Kelly, Metropolitan Family Services & Marcus Garvey Mathematics and Science School

Parent Engagement In Urban Setting - PowerPoint

Self-Care through Effective Time Management and… Zumba!
Nyela Malone, Metropolitan Family Services
Terra Murray, Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor

Finding Balance through Time Management

How to Incorporate Career Development and Exposure into Your Curriculum
Jamal Austin, BridgePrep
Incorporating Career Development - PowerPoint

Building Champions for Community Schools: How to do it and Why it Matters
Samantha Hedges, Voices for Illinois Children and ACT Now Coalition
Julie Schifeling, Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service, Bradley University

- Act Now Coalition One-Pager
- Peoria's Full Service Community Schools Initiative
- H.R. 3545 Full Service Community Schools Issue Brief
- How to Conduct a Site Visit with Policymakers
- How to Contact Your State Legislator
- Sample Letter to a Policy Maker

Rethinking Youth Development: Relationships, Leadership, and Power
David Castro, Southwest Organizing Project & Merrill Elementary School
Andrea Ortez, Southwest Organizing Project
Joel Rodriguez, Southwest Organizing Project
Shoshanah Yehudah, Southwest Organizing Project

Rethinking Youth Development

A Seamless Learning Day: Successful Academic Alignment of Extended Day and Year with the School Day and Year
Tony Stahl, Sycamore Community Unit School District
Seamless Academic Alignment PowerPoint
Concurrent Workshops: Session 3

Early Intervention in SEL: The Partners Achieving Student Success (PASS) Program
Daniel Anzelone, Children’s Home + Aid
Marc Atkins, PhD., University of Illinois, College of Medicine & Director of PASS Program
Erin Starkey, SGA Youth & Family Services

Partners Achieving Student Success - PowerPoint

Cooling Down Your Classroom: Just 1, 2, 3 Breathe
Lara Veon, Mindful Practices
Cooling Down Your Classroom Handouts

Scientists for Tomorrow - Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in After School Programs to Enhance Academic Enrichment
Marcelo Caplan, Department of Science and Mathematics, Columbia College Chicago
Scientists for Tomorrow - PowerPoint

Using the Community School to Impact the Whole Community: Engaging Area Schools as Partners in Development
Tenisha Jones, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
Jai Luster, Luster Learning Institute

Our Impact at Auburn Gresham Schools

Finally! A Tool to Help you Develop and Deepen those Community-School Partnerships
Jamie Harris, Center for Strategic Community Innovation
Kendall Jones, Center for Strategic Community Innovation

Workshop Overview
- SFUSD Partnership Tool
- Partnership Tool - PowerPoint

I Can Problem Solve - Teaching Kids HOW to Think Not WHAT to Think!
Julie Ann Love, Director of Human Resources, Prevention First
Using Performance Arts to Help Young People Explore their Identity and Develop as Leaders
David Cherry, All Stars Project of Chicago
Tiffany Jones, All Stars Project of Chicago

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