Feb 2016 Advocate: Schools Our Children Deserve program

Schools Our Children Deserve

An educational conference at Skyline College
March 19, 2016

FREE registration (including lunch) until February 29! 
Go to: AFT1481.org/SchoolsOurChildrenDeserve

Click here for full schedule

7:30-8:30 – Registration, coffee and light breakfast
8:30-8:40 – Welcome Address: Melinda Dart: President, Jefferson Elementary Federation of Teachers, AFT 3267, & Regina Stanback Stroud: President, Skyline College
8:40-8:45 – Opening RemarksTom Ammiano:  Former California Assemblymember
& Skyline College Professor
8:45-10:15 – Keynote Speaker: Jeff Duncan-Andrade: High school teacher,
SFSU Ethnic Studies Professor, Author & Social Justice Activist
10:30-11:20 – Breakout Session 1
10:45-12:15 – Town Hall Meeting – “Classrooms Our Teachers Deserve:
Addressing Workforce Challenges in San Mateo County Schools”
11:35-12:25 – Breakout Session 2
12:30-12:40 – Performers: Nate Umagat & Mina Yazdani, Skyline CIPHER Program students
12:40-1:05 – Closing Remarks: Josh Pechthalt: President, California Federation of Teachers &
Mary Cathryn Ricker: Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers
1:05-1:30 – Raffle & Closing

Breakout Sessions include:

  • Classrooms Our Teachers Deserve:  Addressing Workforce Challenges in San Mateo County Schools
    Town Hall Meeting with San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, Anne E. Campbell; State Senator Jerry Hill; Senior Program Associate, George C. Philipp, and San Mateo County Supervisor, David Pine
  • Coming & Going:  Making the Transition To & From Community College
    Panelists: Martina Center-Goodman, Student Retention Specialist, Middle College; Abby De Los Reyes, Graduate of Skyline College, Transfer Student to SFSU; Dessaline Douglas, Student Ambassador; Leitu Takapu, Financial Aid Program Student Ambassador; Lavinia Zanassi, Career Counselor & Career Center Coordinator
  • College Survival Skills 101
    Panelists: Chanel Daniels, English Professor & Instructional Aide, The Learning Center; Adolfo Leiva, SparkPoint Director, Cañada College; Jessica Lopez, Counselor, TRIO, EOPS & Middle School Programs; Melissa Matthews, Disabilities Resource Center Coordinator; Suzanne Poma, Counselor & Transfer Center Coordinator
  • Keeping the Community in Community College: The Value of Life-long Learning
    Panelists: Luciana Castro, Spanish Professor, Skyline College: Denise Erickson, Art History Professor, Canada College; David Meckler, Music Professor, Canada; Bill Morales, Studio Art Professor, Canada; Steve Schessler: English Professor, Cabrillo College
  • Meet Your Academic Family:  The Benefits of Learning Communities & Academies
    Panelists: Nathan Jones, ASTEP Program Coordinator; Lucia Lachmayr, Puente Program Coordianator; Mustafa Popal, Social Justice League teacher; Will Sapigao, First Year Experience Co-Coordinator; John Ulloa, Honors Transfer Program Coordinator
  • Many other sessions, including “The Effects of the Housing Crisis on Education & Educators”