2015 Puget Sound Training

Access, Equity, and Excellence

Access, Equity, & Excellence. Join us for our free Community & Parent Training!January 24, 2015
Highline Community College

Keynote Speaker

Sili Savusa, White Center Community Development Association
Sili Savusa left her position as Family Center Coordinator for Southwest Youth and Family Services to lead White Center CDA. In addition to her long tenure at Southwest Youth and Family Services, Sili’s other accomplishments include being elected as the first woman of color as Highline School Board Director in 2007 and founding the first Samoan/Pacific Islander Parent Teacher Student Association in the nation in 2002 to address education issues impacting Pacific Islander students and their families.

Schedule

The registration and check-in table, keynote address, panels, and most of the workshops and meals take place in the Student Union Building (Building 8). Workshops will also take place in Building 22, Room 206. Childcare will be in Building 2. Download a map of the Highline College campus.

9:00–9:40 — Welcome and Keynote Speaker
9:40–10:00 — Small Group Discussion
10:00–10:45 — Panel # 1: Organizations’ Legislative Agendas

Children’s Alliance (Español)

Equity in Education Coalition

Excellent Schools Now Coalition

League of Education Voters (Español)

One America

Rooms Mt. Constance Mt. Olympus Mt. Skykomish Building #22; Room 206 Building 2
Session #1
11:00–11:50
Early Learning Overview
Rivka Burstein-Stern; Steve Leahy; and Laura Wells
Legislative Advocacy 101
Jene Jones and Frank Ordway
Getting Quality Special Education Services for your Child
Ginger Kwan
Charter Schools
Joshua Halsey
Childcare

12:00–12:50 — Lunch and Resource Fair
12:50–1:35 — Panel #2: Multiple Perspectivs on Advocacy and Organizing
1:35–1:55 — Small Group Discussions
1:55–2:05 — Break

Session #2
2:05–2:55
The Education Session: K–12 in 2015
Jene Jones and Frank Ordway
Higher Education
Maddy Thompson
Social-emotional Learning
Sarah Butcher and Jennifer Karls
School Discipline Part I: Rules Overview
Jennifer Harris
Childcare

2:55–3:05 Break

Session #3
3:05–3:55
The Education Session: K–12 in 2015
Jene Jones and Frank Ordway
Higher Education
Maddy Thompson
Social-emotional Learning
Sarah Butcher and Jennifer Karls
School Discipline Part II: Advocacy
Jennifer Harris
Childcare

Thank you to our partners!

Bellevue Special Needs PTA, Children’s Alliance, Community and Parents for Public Schools, Equity in Education Coalition, Excellent Schools Now Coalition, Excel Charter School, Green Dot Charter School, Office of the Education Ombuds, OneAmerica, Open Doors for Multicultural Families, Rainier Prep Charter School, Summit Public Schools, Roadmap Project, Washington State Charter Schools Association, Washington State Council for Student Achievement, White Center CDA