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4th Annual Parent Engagement Night

4th Annual DJUSD Parent Engagement Night

January 26, 2016  
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Harper Junior High MPR

List of Presenters with Session Number

Laura S. Anderson - #14

Lisa Bell - #10

Marcia Bernard - #28

Matt Best - #11

Keirith Briesenick - #29

Clark Bryant - #18 & #22

Deborah Burnett - #12

Susie Carrell - #5

Bruce Colby - #1

Jack Dapkewicz - #16

Matt Duffy - #10

Veronica Dunn - #3

Michelle Flowers- #6

Chris Fluetsch - #8

Kathy Gill - #9

Stephanie Gregson - #2

Steve Harvey - #27

Alex Hess - #17

Laura Juanitas - #29

Bob Kehr - #28

Mary Khan - #23

Joy Klineberg - #8

Patty Latham - #16

Joanna Littell - #5

Ken McKim - #9

Ellie Michel - #17

Ellie Miller - #24

Saskia Mills - #24

Eric Moody - #13

Jenn Mullin - #21

Karina Parker Knight - #7

Niki Reina-Guerra - #25

Sarah Roseen- #6

Grace Sauser - #6

Kate Snow - #20 & #21

Carol Stewart - #3

Laurie Stillman - #20

Bill Storm - #4

Citrus Circuits Robotics Students - #27

Kelly Wilkerson - #15

Natalie Zehnder - #19

Questions?

Breakout Session Schedule

For Handouts, click on the presentation title

Breakout Session 1

6:50 pm -7:20 pm

Breakout Session 2

7:25 pm - 7:55 pm

Breakout Session 3

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

#19  Room E-33

ACEs & Trauma-Informed Practices

#20  Room E-33

Understanding Gender in DJUSD

#21  Room E-33

Restorative Practices & Equity

#7  Room E-34

Exploring Dr. Brené Brown's

"Parenting Manifesto"

#5  Room E-34

Essential Social-Emotional Skills & Mental Health Interventions for Elementary Students

#24  Room E-34

Academic Vocabulary

in the Classroom & at Home

#13  Room E-35

Introduction to AVID

#14  Room E-35

Differentiation in Language Arts & Social Studies: Sparking student interests

#15  Room E-35

PUBLICATIONS at Davis High: Writing, photography, graphics, & multimedia

#10  Room F-36

Luncha-Palooza Pioneer Elementary School Lunch Program

#12  Library

Focusing LIGHT on SLEEP

#2  Room F-36

Helping Your Child with 21st Century Homework

#25 Room F-37

Standards for Mathematical Practices in the Elementary Grades

#8 Room F-37

Willett Community Book Club

#28 Room F-37

Chromebooks & Google Apps for Education

#11  Room F-38

School Start Times & Teens

#6  Room F-38

Goal Setting & Its Impact on Achievement and Motivation

#6  Room F-38

Goal Setting & Its Impact on Achievement and Motivation (repeat)

#16  Room F-39

Junior High School Common Core Math

#17  Room F-39

AGRICULTURE...it is not just farming

#18  Room F-39

What Are Those Spring Tests

About Anyway?

#1  Room G-43

School Funding

#1  Room G-43

School Funding (repeat)

#9  Room G-43

Introduction to the

Next Generation Science Standards

#3  Room G-44

How Parents & Teachers Can Enhance

and Strengthen Growth Mindset

at Home & at School

#3  Room G-44

How Parents & Teachers Can Enhance

and Strengthen Growth Mindset

at Home & at School (repeat)

#4  Room G-44

Kids, Parents, &

Internet Safety at Home

#27  Room G-46

Building Teamwork, Leadership & Technical Skills through ROBOTICS 

#29  Room G-46

Sexting

#29  Room G-46

Sexting (repeat)

#22  Library

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

#23  Library

English Learners: Freedom to Learn, Freedom to Talk

 

 

Thank you to all who joined the January 26th Parent Engagement Night conversation!

Click the Breakout Sessions Below

for Links to Presentations & Handouts

Description of the Presentations

 

#1  School Funding

Sessions 1 & 2, Room G-43

Bruce Colby, Associate Superintendent of Business Services

Join DJUSD Associate Superintendent of Business Services for a presentation that will explain the ins and outs of school finance. Gain important insights and ask your questions about California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), local Parcel tax revenue, the budget process and details on spending on programs and services.

Handout: School Funding Overview

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Funding of all LCAP Goals

 

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#2  Helping Your Child with 21st Century Homework

Session 3, Room F-36

Stephanie Gregson, Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Learning

Our children's homework today isn't what we grew up with. This presentation will help parents understand how to help their child with 21st Century homework. Participants will walk away with strategies to implement the next evening at home with their child.

Handout: 21st Century Homework

Target Audience: K-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 3 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning

 

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#3  How Parents & Teachers Can Enhance and Strengthen Growth Mindset at Home & at School

Sessions 1 & 2, Room G-44

Carol Stewart & Veronica Dunn, DJUSD Teachers

What is the current research saying about cultivating a Growth Mindset? This presentation will include a brief introduction and specific strategies about how together we can cultivate an environment which fosters highly-engaged, resilient learners. Join our passionate discussion for parents and teachers in supporting students reach their fullest potential.

Handout: Growth Mindset

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

#4  Kids, Parents, & Internet Safety at Home    

Session 3, Room G-44

Bill Storm, DJUSD Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Wise technology parenting is far less about devices and networks than it is about the relationship we have with our children around the actual use of the medium. This session will explore how the Internet has changed the parenting of 21st Century children, from infants through teens, and provide strategies for helping your children develop healthy habits as they mature. Resources on devices and parent controls will also be provided.

Handout: Kids, Parents and Internet Safety

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate

 

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#5  Essential Social-Emotional Skills & Mental Health Interventions for Elementary Students

Session 2, Room E-34

Susie Carrell, Counselor & Joanna Littell, Crisis Counselor

We will discuss the five core competencies of Social-Emotional Learning and how they are being taught and reinforced throughout elementary campuses. Additionally we will provide an overview of our Mental Health Intern Program, which is operating at Harper Junior High and Korematsu Elementary School this year.

Handout: Socio-Emotional Presentation

Target Audience: K-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#6  Goal Setting & its Impact on Achievement and Motivation

Sessions 2 & 3, Room F-38

Sarah Roseen, Michelle Flowers & Grace Sauser, Principals

The most successful people in the world know the importance of setting goals and develop a plan to accomplish those goals. Student success is no different, and students with clearly defined goals and action plans are more intentional with the actions that enhance their success. In this workshop, we will review the district-wide initiative to encourage student goal-setting, preview some research related to goal-setting, and review best practices that may inform the way that DJUSD students set and accomplish goals.

Handout: Goal Setting

Target Audience: 7-Adult

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

 

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#7  Exploring Dr. Brené Brown's "Parenting Manifesto"

Session 1, Room E-34

Karina Parker Knight, LMFT & Debbie Glander, LMFT

As parents, we are often looking for the perfect answers about what our children most need from us. By the time many of us arrive at parenthood, we’ve often achieved success in our careers and feel as if we should be able to transfer that success to each of our interactions with our children. But we soon discover that there is no certainty in parenting. Instead, it is a humbling and ever-evolving experience that, in the words of Dr. Brené Brown, is “by far [our] boldest and most daring adventure.”

Handouts:

Parenting Manifesto Workshop Cover Page

Parenting Information Workshop

Daring Greatly Parenting Manifesto

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Related to Goal 4 Student Goals


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#8  Willett Community Book Club

Session 2, Room F-37

Joy Klineberg, Willett/Holmes Parent & Chris Fluetsch, Librarian

Are you looking for ways to engage the whole family at your site?  Are you interested in improving student academic success?  Reading together can solve both of these goals and more!  Learn about the benefits and requirements needed to start a book club at your school.

Handouts:

Willett Community Book Club

Willett Community Book Club Flyer

Target Audience: K-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#9  Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

Session 3, Room G-43

Kathy Gill, Elementary Science Teacher & Ken McKim, Junior High Science Teacher

Participants will be introduced to the new Next Generation Science Standards and the shifts in science instruction that are happening for science teachers and students. One particular shift – sense-making using phenomena – will be introduced.

Handouts:

NGSS Presentation

NGSS Parent Guide

A New Vision for Science Education

Target Audience: 4-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 3 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning


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#10  Luncha-Palooza Pioneer Elementary School Lunch Program

Session 1, Room F-36

Matt Duffy, Principal & Lisa Bell, PE Teacher/Luncha-Palooza Coordinator

Lunch-a-Palooza gets kids connected and involved in organized, inclusive games and activities during lunch. This Pioneer Elementary School program is sponsored by the Pioneer PTA and coordinated by Pioneer's extraordinary PE Specialist Lisa Bell.

Handouts:

Pioneer Luncha-Palooza Calendar

Pioneer Luncha-Palooza Resources

Target Audience: 1-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate

 

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#11  School Start Times & Teens

Session 1, Room F-38

Matt Best, Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services

Handout: DJUSD Later Start

This session will be dedicated to a brief summary of the research regarding the importance of sleep and the impact of school start times, among other things, on student sleep.

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate

 

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#12  Focusing LIGHT on SLEEP

Session 3, Library

Deborah Burnett, Sleep and Light Consultant

Every parent "knows" that teens are wired differently, but few understand how the timing of both the daylight AND electric light they receive during the day and early evening hours determines how well they sleep at night, perform at school, and even behave at home. With user-friendly graphics this session will explain how the biology works, how ordinary lightbulbs can be both the cause and solution for getting better sleep, and how parents themselves, along with all family members, no matter their ages, can benefit by getting a good night’s sleep for little to no out-of-pocket cost.

Handouts:

Focusing Light on Sleep Presentation

Aging: It's a matter of light and time

Airline Industry article

Driving at Night article

Fertility questions

Philanthropy or Blatant Greed?

 

Target Audience: K-12, everyone but especially teens

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate

 

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#13 Introduction to AVID

Session 1, Room E-35

Eric Moody, AVID Coordinator/Teacher

Why do some students get straight As while other students struggle just to pass their classes?  Intelligence?  Parental support?  While these factors can certainly help, they don’t automatically translate into academic success, and especially long-term success, if the student is missing key elements from their academic toolkit.  Just like a personal trainer can help you get the most out of your workout at the gym, putting AVID’s research-based strategies into your students’ toolkits can help them unlock their true academic potential and even help students who already get straight A's to work more efficiently.  In this session, we will preview a few key strategies and discuss how parents can help students to integrate these strategies at home to be better prepared for the next day.

Handout: Introduction to AVID

Target Audience: 7-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#14 Differentiation in Language Arts & Social Studies: Sparking student interests

Session 2, Room E-35

Laura S. Anderson, Teacher

Presentation will focus on methods and strategies used to differentiate in reading and social studies within the elementary classroom. We will look at how students' interests can be sparked at school and at home, and how parents and teachers can work together to support motivation and curiosity.

Target Audience: K-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#15 Publications at Davis High: Writing, photography, graphics, multimedia!

Session 3, Room E-35

Kelly Wilkerson, Teacher of The Hub Publication program

The nationally-recognized journalism program at Davis High (now 120 students strong!) empowers teens to produce professional-quality articles, videos, podcasts, photography, and graphic design. Come hear students explain how the workplace environment inspires them to create amazing publications and broadcasts

Target Audience: 10-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#16 Junior High School Common Core Math

Session 1, Room F-39

Jack Dapkewicz & Patty Latham, Junior High Math Teachers

What is Math all about? Come join us and learn about some activities and games that help students understand what math is about. Our Math Common Core standards & assessments are asking students to demonstrate Mathematical competency beyond just memorizing and algorithms. We’ll look at how our math teachers facilitate students mathematical development in reasoning as well as mastering concepts. We will discuss Harper's "Big Ideas" curriculum and resources will be available to parents and students.

Handouts:

Junior High Common Core Math Program

Ticket Out the Door

Target Audience: 7-9

LCAP Connection: Goal 3 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning

 

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#17 Agriculture...it is not just farming

Session 2, Room F-39

Alex Hess & Ellie Michel, Agriculture Teachers

Come see how agriculture fits into your child's future. Agriculture programs are developing premier leadership, technical skills and academic knowledge needed by students that are headed into high wage, high demand jobs of the future. Current students will share how the program is helping to prepare them for their future today. Instructors will share their perspective on ways recently awarded grants will enhance programing now and in the future.

Handout: Benefits of the Ag Program

Target Audience: 9-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#18 What Are Those Spring Tests About Anyway?

Session 3, Room F-39

Clark Bryant, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services

Statewide, students in grades 3-8 and 11 are required to participate in new technology-based assessments. Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about our new statewide assessments, see sample questions, and learn about student proficiency levels. Connections between these assessments and college and career readiness will also be reviewed.

Handouts:

Spring Testing: the CAASPP

EAP Poster for 11th Graders

Target Audience: 3-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 3 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning

 

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#19 ACES & Trauma-Informed Practices

Session 1, Room E-33

Natalie Zehnder, Crisis Counselor

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can dramatically impact a student's learning experience. The same instructional practices that mitigate trauma can be beneficial to all students. Learn about how change is occurring in our schools and the benefits for all children.

Handouts:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

ACES Resources

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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 #20 Understanding Gender in DJUSD

Session 2, Room E-33

Kate Snow, District Coordinator of School Climate Activities and Laurie Stillman, Student Development Consultant & Parent

This presentation is an introduction for parents and staff who want to better understand gender, gender identity and the gender spectrum, DJUSD's gender inclusiveness policy, and resources that are available for all parents and students, both within and outside the District.

Handouts:

Gender Inclusiveness Parent Engagement Night 2016

Tips for Gender Inclusive Parenting

Gender Across the Grades

Gender Resources School Personnel

Gender Circles DJUSD

Be Prepared: Gender Questions, Put Downs

2013 California State Snapshot 2-GLSEN

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate 

 

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#21 Restorative Practices & Equity

Session 3, Room E-33

Kate Snow, District Coordinator of School Climate Activities & Jenn Mullin, Assistant Principal

Restorative practices focus on building and strengthening relationships, and healing the harm that arises when conflict occurs.They help students and adults feel heard, understand their impact on others, resolve conflict and restore relationships. Come learn the theories behind restorative practices, the approach used within DJUSD, why this matters for equity and school climate, and how you can use these practices in your life and at home.

Handouts:

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices within DJUSD

Restorative Questions Poster - bilingual

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate


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#22  Local Control Accountability Plan   

Session 1, Library

Clark Bryant, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services

With sweeping changes in public education funding in California, districts across the state are in their second year of implementing their Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Come learn about our district's plan, which is focused on professional growth, assessment, climate, and parent engagement, and how you can contribute to this important work.

Handout: LCAP Overview

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: LCAP Overview

 

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#23  English Learners: Freedom to Learn, Freedom to Talk

Session 2, Library

Mary Khan, DJUSD Coordinator of Programs for English Learners

“Freedom to Talk” is a short film produced by Dr. Kenji Hakuta, a professor of Education at Stanford University.  The film reviews the history of the rights of English learners, starting from the Civil Rights Movement in Selma to Lau v. Nichols to the Common Core.  How have our services changed during the years? We will view the film, and follow it up with a discussion of how the new paradigm shift of language across the curriculum impacts English learners.  

Video: Freedom to Talk

Handout: Freedom to Talk Reflection Questions

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 5 English Learner Proficiency

 

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#24 Academic Vocabulary in the Classroom and at Home

Session 3, Room E-34

Saskia Mills, EL Specialist & Ellie Miller, Reading Specialist

We will explore the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit program and discuss strategies for providing a vocabulary-rich environment at home and in the classroom.

Handout: Academic Vocabulary

Target Audience: 3-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 5 English Learner Proficiency

 

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#25 Standards for Mathematical Practice

Session 1, Room F-37

Niki Reina-Guerra, Instructional Coach

The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) are a significant focus for math educators today. What does this mean for our students in the classroom? How do the SMPs fit in with learning math? See a lesson example, and learn about the rigor your students can expect from lessons focusing on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. 

Handout: Math Practices in the Elementary Grades

Target Audience: K-6

LCAP Connection: Goal 3 Curriculum, Assessment & Learning

 

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#27 Building Teamwork, Leadership & Technical Skills through Robotics

Session 1, Room G-46

Steve Harvey, Robotics Teacher & Students in the Robotics program

Students from the 2015 World Champion Citrus Circuits robotics team will introduce you to the Davis High School robotics program. We will describe how a peer-to-peer learning model gives students the opportunity to pursue their own interests while gaining skills such as leadership, initiative, and collaboration.

Target Audience: 10-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 4 Student Goals

 

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#28 Chromebooks & Google Apps for Education

Session 3, Room F-37

Marcia Bernard, Director of Technology & Bob Kehr, Director of Technological Support

A hands-on look into the world of Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in DJUSD. Get a glimpse at how these new platforms enhance instruction, learning and teacher collaboration as we embrace the new Common Core Standards. Experience logging on to a new Chromebook, checking out a few apps and our DJUSD Chromebook Academy.

Handout: DJUSD Technology

Target Audience: K-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 2 Technology

 

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#29 Sexting

Sessions 2 & 3, Room G-46

Laura Juanitas, Director of Student Services & Keirith Briesenick, School Resource Officer

Do you know what sexting is and how it impacts our students?  Learn from our School Resource Officer and Director of Student Support Services how sexting is viewed by police and the school and possible discipline consequences.  In addition, hear about the social and emotional impact that students face when participating in this behavior.

Handout: Electronic Bullying Brochure 2015

Target Audience: 4-12

LCAP Connection: Goal 6 School Climate

 

Survey Feedback from Parent Engagement Night

Summary of Survey Comments, including 1) what was liked & what was helpful, 2) recommended changes and 3) future topics

Helping Students Thrive in School

Agenda: January 2016 Parent Engagement Night

 

5:45 – 6:15 pm - Registration     

Light Buffet provided by Student Nutrition Services

6:15 - 6:45 pm - Welcome & Overview of Presentations

6:50 - 7:20 pm - Breakout Session 1

7:25 - 7:55 pm - Breakout Session 2

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Breakout Session 3

8:35 - 9:00 pm - Sharing Take-Aways with your Principal & School Community

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

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Presentation topics at the Parent Engagement Night are related to the following goals in the DJUSD LCAP /Strategic Plan. Connection to specific LCAP goals are noted in the presentation descriptions.

LCAP Goal 2: Technology

LCAP Goal 3: Curriculum, Assessment & Learning

LCAP Goal 4: Student Goals

LCAP Goal 5: English Learner Proficiency

LCAP Goal 6: School Climate

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