Convening February 8-9, 2018
How Can Universities Advance the Community Schools Movement?

Thursday, February 8th


RFK UCLA Community School Site Visit (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

12:00pm-12:30pm
Lunch

12:30pm-1:00pm
Welcome by Leyda Garcia, Principal, RFK UCLA Community School, and  Karen Hunter Quartz, Director, UCLA Center for Community Schooling

1:00pm-2:00pm
Student-led School Tours

  • Group 1 – Michael, 11th grade student
  • Group 2 – Lesley, 10th grade student
  • Group 3 – Brenda, 12th grade student
  • Group 4 – Eduardo, 8th grade student
  • Group 5 – Alberto, 10th grade student
  • Group 6 – Wendy, 12th grade student
  • Group 7 – Jenny, 12th grade student
  • Group 8 – Sunshine, 11th grade student

2:00pm-2:40pm
Panel Conversation: How This All Began, Stories by Parents, Students, Teachers, and UCLA Partners.

Facilitator: Queena Kim, Founding Teacher and Assistant Principal, UCLA Community School

Panelists:

  • Eduardo, 8th grade student, UCLA Community School
  • Claudia Garcia, Parent, UCLA Community School
  • Io McNaughton, Founding Elementary Bilingual Teacher, UCLA Community School
  • Yun Jung Park, Parent, UCLA Community School
  • Jody Priselac, Associate Dean for Community Programs, UCLA Graduate School
  • Beth Trinchero, Founding High School English Teacher, UCLA Community School

2:45pm-3:45pm
Discussion Groups:  Partnership Activities that Transform Teaching and Learning.

Facilitated by Teachers, UCLA Partners, Students, and Parents (3 20-minute rotations)

Discussion 1: The Senior Internship Program as the Culminating Experience
Presenters:

  • Jeremiah, 12th grade student, UCLA Community School
  • Lesly, 12th grade student, UCLA Community School
  • Rebecca Flynn, Senior Internship Teacher, UCLA Community School
  • Karen Hunter Quartz, Director, UCLA Center for Community Schooling

Discussion 2: Preparing the Next Generation of Community School, STEM Teachers
Presenters:

  • Janice Chow, Science Lead Teacher, UCLA Community School
  • Janet Lee-Ortiz, Math and Science 6th-grade Teacher, UCLA Community School
  • Art Li, Resident Teacher, UCLA IMPACT Urban Teacher Residency Program
  • Adrian Lizardo, Resident Teacher, UCLA IMPACT Urban Teacher Residency Program

Discussion 3: The Multigenerational After-school Arts Program (MASA)
Presenters:

  • Jeff La Haie, Assistant Principal, UCLA Community School
  • Raymundo Baltazar, Community Engagement Coordinator, UCLA VAPAE Program
  • Rebecca Bautista, Parent, UCLA Community School
  • Eduardo, 8th grade student, UCLA Community School

Discussion 4: Supporting Our Immigrant Students During Uncertain Times

Presenters:

  • Claire Keating, Social Studies Teacher, UCLA Community School
  • Marco Murillo, Postdoctoral Scholar, Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley
  • Sheikh, 11th grade student, UCLA Community School
  • Jahlani, 12th grade student, UCLA Community School

Discussion 5: Capturing Linguistic Diversity Using Formative Assessments
Presenters:

  • Janet Cerda, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA
  • Nancy Garcia, 2nd-3rd grade Lead Teacher, UCLA Community School

Discussion 6: Reimaging Bilingualism and Multiculturalism for 6-12 Grade Classrooms
Presenters:

  • Karla Rivera-Torres, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA
  • Wendy Fierro, Social Studies Lead Teacher, UCLA Community School

Discussion 7: College for All: Inspiring Dreams, Creating Supports, Tracking Success
Presenters:

  • Beth Trinchero, Founding High School English Teacher, UCLA Community School
  • Aurora Martinez, College Counselor, UCLA Community School
  • Sidronio Jacobo, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA
  • Brian, 12th grade student, UCLA Community School
  • Brenda, 12th grade student, UCLA Community School

3:45pm-4:00pm
Closing Address: High School Senior Sumaiya

4:00pm-5:00pm
Bus Ride from School to UCLA

Luskin Conference Center – Reception (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

6:00-6:30pm
Poster Session: Research-Practice Partnership Storyboards

  • Learning With and From Kids Through Play, Storyboard by the Bruin Club Team
  • Developing a Dynamic TK-12 Bilingual Program: Capturing Linguistic Diversity Using Formative Assessment, Storyboard by Janet Cerda, Nancy Garcia and Karla Rivera-Torres
  • Developing a Dynamic TK-12 Bilingual Program: Dual Language Immersion Program Articulation, Storyboard by Janet Cerda and Karla Rivera-Torres
  • The Promise of Community Schooling: Reimagining Neighborhood Schools in Urban Communities, Storyboard by Rebecca Cooper Geller
  • Sustaining a College-going Culture to Support Students To and Through College, Storyboard by Sidronio Jacobo
  • Designing Equitable Technology Practices by Creating Infrastructures for Participatory Design, Storyboard by Ung-Sang Lee
  • Promoting Transformative Teaching through School-University Partnership, Storyboard by Shanté Stuart McQueen
  • Supporting Our Immigrant-Origin Youth and Families, Storyboard by Marco A. Murillo
  • Promoting Student Success through Integrated Supports and Enrichment Programs, Storyboard by Evelyn Wang

6:30-6:40pm
Student Performance: YOUTHphonics

6:40-7:30pm
Roundtable Conversation: How can university partners participate in solving the most pressing problems facing community schools?  

Facilitator: Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Panelists:  

  • Leyda Garcia, Principal, RFK UCLA Community School
  • Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact
  • Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Friday, February 9th

Luskin Conference Center


7:30am-8:30am
Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am
Opening Plenary Session: University-Assisted Community Schools: An Expanding Global Movement

  • Keynote Presentation by Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and founding Director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships University of Pennsylvania
  • Reading: Introduction and Chapter 10, Knowledge for Social Change
  • Facilitated Small Group Discussions by John Rogers, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

9:40am-10:35am
Breakout Session A

A1: Preparing and Supporting Community Teachers for Community Schools

  • Chair:  Annamarie Francois, Executive Director, UCLA Center X
  • Panelists:
    • Darin Earley, Director, Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools
    • Wendy Fierro, Lead Teacher and Mentor, UCLA Community School
    • Rachel Gonzalez,  Director of Training and Capacity Building, Families in Schools
    • Lorena Guillen, Assistant Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    • Queena Kim, Assistant Principal, UCLA Community School

A2:  Connecting University and Community School Social Supports and Programs

  • Chair: Jody Priselac, Associate Dean for Community Programs, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • Panelists:
    • Carol Hill, Executive Director, SF Beacons Initiative
    • Allison Korn, Assistant Dean for Experiential Education , UCLA School of Law
    • Gustavo Morales, Director of Community Schools, L os Angeles Educational Partnership
    • Antonio Plascencia, Director of Civic Engagement, Los Angeles Unified School District

A3:  Research-Practice Partnerships: Using Theories and Evidence to Solve Problems Together

  • Chair, Karen Hunter Quartz, Director, UCLA Center for Community Schooling
  • Panelists:
    • Katherine Hayes, Program Evaluation and Research Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Rebekah Kang, Teacher, UCLA Community School
    • Jane Margolis, Senior Researcher, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    • Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, Associate Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University

10:45am- 11:40am
Breakout Session B

B1:  Democratic Devolution: The Role of Partners in Ensuring Local Autonomy and Self-Governing Community Schools

  • Chair, Rosa Jimenez, Teacher, RFK UCLA Community School
  • Panelists:
    • Daniel Barnhart, Secondary Vice-President, United Teachers Los Angeles
    • Barnett Berry, Executive Director, Center for Teaching Quality
    • Jeanne Fauci, Executive Director, Center for Powerful Public Schools
    • Frank Worrell, Professor and Faculty Director, CAL Prep, UC Berkeley

B2:  Everyone Learns: Creating Programs and Courses that Extend P-20 Student Learning

  • Chair, Marisa Saunders, Project Scientist, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • Panelists:
    • Cory Bowman, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships University of Pennsylvania
    • Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies  
    • Kevin M. Kane, Director, Visual and Performing Arts Education Program, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
    • Joann Weeks, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships University of Pennsylvania


B3:  To and Through College: Creating P-20 Systems To Support College Access and Completion

  • Chair:  Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Associate Professor and Director of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute
  • Panelists:
    • Zoe Corwin, Associate Research Professor, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California
    • Gail Kaufman, Senior Adviser to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships, Center for Educational Partnerships, UC Berkeley
    • Marco A. Murillo, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley
    • Jesse Noonan, Chief Academic Officer, Youth Policy Institute

12:20pm-1:20pm
Closing Plenary: Bridging Movements: Community Schooling and Higher Education Civic Engagement.

  • Keynote Presentation by José Muñoz, Director, National Coalition of Community Schools
  • Panelists:
    • Andrea Bustamante, Executive Director, Community Schools Student Services, Oakland Unified School District
    • Wendy, High School Senior, RFK UCLA Community School
    • Orlando Johnson, Principal, Mann UCLA Community School
    • Hugh “Bud” Mehan, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

1:20 to 1:30
Student Performance:  Mann UCLA Community School Drumline

We were pleased to welcome 100 participants from 36 organizations.

Organizations Represented

American Federation of Teachers
Beacon National Network
California Campus Compact
California State University, Los Angeles
Center for Powerful Public Schools
Center for Teaching Quality
City of San Pablo
Coalition for Community Schools
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles
Community Coalition
Education Evolving
Families In Schools
Learning Policy Institute
Los Angeles Education Partnership
Los Angeles High School of the Arts
Los Angeles Unified School District
Loyola Marymount University
Mann UCLA Community School
New Open World (NOW) Academy
Oakland Unified School District
Reclaim Our Schools LA
School for the Visual Arts and Humanities
Seattle University
SF Beacon Initiative
Stanford University
Stuart Foundation
UCLA
UCLA Community School
United Teachers Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Youth Policy Institute

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