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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Thursday, March 30 • 10:30am - 4:30pm
Flipping the Script: Listening to and Empowering Parents

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Does your school struggle to meaningfully engage a diverse cross-section of parents? Do parents express feeling marginalized at times? If so, this workshop is designed for you. Through an interactive agenda, facilitators Shane Safir (co-founder of June Jordan School for Equity) and Carmelita Reyes (principal of the award-winning Oakland International High School) will support you to 1) consider the role of listening in parent engagement; 2) unpack common challenges around parent engagement; 3) engage in a role-play activity to practice listening and building relationships with parents; 4) learn some basic "hacks" for parent engagement; and 5) design a parent engagement and empowerment plan.

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Carmelita Reyes

Co-Principal Oakland International High School, Oakland USD
Carmelita is the founding principal of Oakland International High School which opened it's doors in 2007. The mission of OIHS is to provide a quality alternative education for recently arrived immigrant students in English language acquisition and in preparation for college. In... Read More →
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Shane Safir

Founder and Principal, Safir and Associates
Shane Safir has worked at every level of the school system, from the classroom to the boardroom, for the past 20 years. In 2003 Safir became the founding principal of June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) in San Francisco, an innovative national model identified by leading scholar... Read More →



Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:30pm PDT
Sheraton Room: Park C