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Quarterdeck B Room [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 11

1:30pm PDT

English Language Development for College and Career Readiness: An Imperative for Students in Court and Community Settings (Session I)
In a 2015 letter to school leaders, Tom Torlakson indicated that all English Learners (Els) need both integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD), which is aligned to our most current and best understandings of how to teach academic English. Participants will walk away with a solid understanding of both approaches along with innovative strategies to ensure that ELs and students struggling academically in court and community settings learn the language they need to progress.

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Valerie Callet

Assistant Principal, OCDE/ACCESS

Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Quarterdeck B

3:00pm PDT

Building a Collaborative Educational Transitions Program (Session II)
The Solano County Office of Education's Juvenile Court and Community School's Educational Transitions Program has a unique approach to the school transition of youth enrolled in our juvenile detention facility school. Our team will share how a seamless transition requires effective systems that support collaborative relationships, communication, and cooperation among the youth, his/her family, the school system, and probation. Learn how you can partner with your community to develop and Educational Transitions Program.

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Ryan Miranda

Solano County Office of Education
Ryan Miranda has been employed with Solano County Office of Education for five years as a Student Support Specialist.  Before moving into his current position with the Juvenile Court and Community Schools Department, Ryan worked in prevention and student services and as a school... Read More →

Rick Vaccaro

Director - Alternative Education, Solano County Office of Education
Rick Vaccaro currently serves as the Director/Alternative Education for the Salano County Office of Education.  In this role he supervises the academic program at the Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility along with two community schools.  He has been in this position for the... Read More →

Alisha Wilkerson

Student Support Specialist, Solano County Office of Education

Wednesday May 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Quarterdeck B
Thursday, May 12

10:45am PDT

Innovative Teaching: Mindful, Student, Mindful School (Session III)
This workshop will help teachers, administrators and those who work with at-risk youth understand the importance of helping our specific population learn to cope with the stress in their lives. The development of mindfulness can address the roots of toxic stress which lie deep in our nervous system. Mindfulness can transform our own habitual reactions and offer us a means to teach our students stress managment, emotion regulation and interpersonal skills. You will leave the workshop with numerous resources, mindfulness activities you can use with your students and a solic introduction to the innovative approach that is mindfulness.


Eileen Davin

Teacher/Mindful Schools Educator, Napa County Office of Education
For the last 10 years, Eileen Davin has been teaching incarcerated youth using California State Standard, Common Core Standards, Social Emotional Learning, and Project Based Learning. She holds an Education Specialist Instruction credential; Single Subject, Health Sciences credential... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Quarterdeck B

2:15pm PDT

Perspective From The Other Side (Session IV)
Seldom do educators, mentors, program coordinators, and policy makers get to hear the perspective that comes from someone who grew up getting into trouble and turned their life around. During this interactive session, hear from Jimmy Cha, who shares his unique experience as a troubled youth, run ins with the law, overcoming obstacles, and what worked for him to better his life, as he shares a different perspective as a former troubled youth.

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Jimmy Cha

Criminal Defense Attorney/Certified Gang Expert, Law Office of Jimmy Cha
Jimmy Cha is a criminal defense attorney and certified gang expert. He has been nominated as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the nation by "The National Trial Lawyers" and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. Mr. Cha mentors parolees, works with inner city youth, guest speaks as... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Quarterdeck B

3:45pm PDT

Monterey COE Case Managent Team: Improving Student Outcomes in Alternative Education Settings (Session V)
When effetive instruction and teacher-initiated interventions and approaches over time are insufficient, a referral is made to access specialized support of the Case Management Team which includes, School Social Workers, Resource Specialists, Transition Specialist and Court Liaison. A focus on communication and collaboration with partnering agencies paired with informal and formal assessment has led to improved response time, services and outcomes for students.

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Debra Brau

Coordinator Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education
Debra is the Coordinator for Monterey COE Alternative Programs with a focus on special student populations.  She holds an M.A.E. from California State University Monterey Bay with an emphasis in Special Education and Behavior Analysis.  Debra has 19 years of teaching and administrative... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
Quarterdeck B