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to succeed in post-secondary education. In this presentation, we will discuss the
program modifications implemented.

D r. C h e r y l L . H . A t k i n s o n b e g a n h e r t e n u re a s t h e S u p e r i n t e n d e n t / C E O o f L o r a i n
C i t y S c h o o l s o n A u g u s t 1 , 2 0 0 7 . D r. A t k i n s o n w a s f o r m e r l y D e p u t y
S u p e r i n t e n d e n t o f t h e K a n s a s C i t y, M i s s o u r i S c h o o l D i s t r i c t , a d i s t r i c t w i t h m o re
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t h a n 3 8 , 0 0 0 s t u d e n t s a n d m o re t h a n 7 0 s c h o o l s . D r. A t k i n s o n s e r v e d a s A s s o c i a t e
S u p e r i n t e n d e n t f o r S c h o o l A d m i n i s t r a t i o n f o r t h e C h a r l o t t e - M e c k l e n b u rg
S c h o o l s i n N o r t h C a ro l i n a , a d i s t r i c t w i t h o v e r 1 2 5 , 0 0 0 s t u d e n t s i n o v e r 1 5 0
s c h o o l s , a n d a s a R e g i o n a l S u p e r i n t e n d e n t f o r t h e C h a r l o t t e - M e c k l e n b u rg
Schools.

D r. A t k i n s o n h a s re c e i v e d v a r i o u s h o n o r s a n d a w a rd s a n d i s a N o v e m b e r 2 0 0 6                                                          2
g r a d u a t e f e l l o w o f t h e B ro a d U r b a n S u p e r i n t e n d e n t s A c a d e m y ( s e l e c t e d a s o n e
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o f 1 8 e d u c a t o r s i n t h e n a t i o n t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h i s a c a d e m y ) . D r. A t k i n s o n i s
m a r r i e d a n d h a s t h re e s o n s .                                                                                                Cincinnati GEARUP SCORES!             3
R a c h e l Ta n s e y c u r re n t l y s e r v e s L o r a i n C i t y S c h o o l s a s t h e S e n i o r F e d e r a l
                                                                                                                                                            Our Speakers          4
P ro g r a m s & G r a n t s O f f i c e r. P r i o r t o b e c o m i n g t h e P ro j e c t D i re c t o r f o r b o t h o f
t h e d i s t r i c t ’s G E A R U P g r a n t s i n 2 0 0 7 , M s . Ta n s e y w a s a G E A R U P C o o rd i n a t o r.
F o r t h e p a s t f o u r t e e n y e a r s , M s . Ta n s e y h a s s e r v e d a s a t e a c h e r a n d                                Conference Schedule Overview          6
administrator for educational institutions including the Columbus Urban
L e a g u e , Te a c h F o r A m e r i c a , O b e r l i n C o l l e g e , P ro j e c t G R A D a n d L o r a i n C i t y
S c h o o l s . M s . Ta n s e y g r a d u a t e d P h i B e t a K a p p a f ro m T h e C o l l e g e o f Wo o s t e r i n                          Conference Schedule:
Ohio.
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6 B : St u d e n t - C r e a t e d M a p s o f T h e i r C o l l e g e F u t u r e
     A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                                                                                 Thursday         12
Presenter: Russ Olwell
           Eastern Michigan University

GEARUP programs struggle to find activities that engage students in thinking about
future educational plans and that help staff to assess where students stand in terms of
college awareness. Having students create maps of their high school and college plans
helps students to visualize their educational futures and helps project directors see
where students land on the college access and readiness continuum. This workshop
will demonstrate this approach as implemented in summer 2008 and will feature
examples of student work.

R u s s O l w e l l i s d i re c t o r o f E M U G E A R U P , a p a r t n e r s h i p g r a n t b e t w e e n E a s t e r n
M i c h i g a n U n i v e r s i t y a n d t h e M i c h i g a n s c h o o l d i s t r i c t s o f Yp s i l a n t i , Wi l l o w R u n
a n d Wa y n e We s t l a n d .

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Keynote Address
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )

4:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks & Farewell
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )
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                                                                                                                                      5 B : Securing, Assessing, and Documenting Match: Creativity
                                                                                                                                            and Common Sense
          2008 GEAR UP                                                                                                                          A m p h i t h e a t e r ( R o o m 11 0 )
  Program Officer's Conference                                                                                                        Presenter: Decker Sanders
                                                                                                                                                 GEARUP Idaho

             elcome to the 2008 GEARU P                              This two-day conference provides us                              This presentation looks at the GEARUP Idaho Program from inception with emphasis
             Program Officer's Conference                            with an excellent opportunity to bond                            on the diversification of matching resources, the internal controls used for assessing
             in Cincinnati, Ohio.                                    with colleagues, reflect on our                                  the value of match, and the business model used in forecasting match acquisition.
                                                                     p r a c t i c e , a n d l e a r n f r o m o n e a n o t h e r.   Discussions informed by examples of matching opportunities at the state, regional,
This 2 nd Annual GEARUP Program                                      Whenever we share our collective                                 and school levels offer insight into how to expand resources at all levels and the
Officer's Conference provides                                        expertise, we equip one another with                             impact on sustainability. Participants will have the opportunity to receive an
GEAR UP Project Directors and staff                                  the tools to empower youth and to                                electronic copy of the GEARUP Idaho business model in EXCEL format.
with the opportunity to network, build                               have a positive impact on their lives.
supportive relationships, and learn from                             Consequently, we will return to work                             D e c k e r S a n d e r s i s t h e P ro j e c t D i re c t o r f o r G E A R U P I d a h o . D e c k e r ’s f o r m a l
e a c h o t h e r. D e s p i t e s o m e o f o u r                   refreshed, renewed, full of innovative                           e d u c a t i o n i n c l u d e s a M a s t e r ’s D e g re e i n P u b l i c A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , a B a c h e l o r o f
differences, we have so much more in                                 ideas, and better prepared to serve                              S c i e n c e D e g re e i n S o c i a l P s y c h o l o g y, a n d t h re e A s s o c i a t e o f A p p l i e d S c i e n c e
                                                                                                                                      d e g re e s . H e i s c u r re n t l y c e r t i f i e d i n H u m a n R e s o u rc e C o n c e p t s a n d P ro j e c t
common. Most importantly, we share a                                 our students more effectively and to
                                                                                                                                      M a n a g e m e n t . D e c k e r i s a t w e n t y - y e a r U . S . A i r F o rc e v e t e r a n w i t h s e r v i c e
common sense of caring and concern for                               help them create brighter futures.
                                                                                                                                      e x p e r i e n c e i n t h e S e c u r i t y, Av i o n i c s , a n d M e n t a l H e a l t h a n d S o c i a l S e r v i c e s
t h e st u d e n t s w e se rv e a n d f o r t h e i r                                                                                c a re e r f i e l d s . S i n c e re t i r i n g f ro m m i l i t a r y s e r v i c e , h e h a s s e r v e d i n s t a t e
families. We especially care that                                    We welcome you to Cincinnati, the                                g o v e r n m e n t p o s i t i o n s i n t h e I d a h o D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h a n d We l f a re a n d i n t h e
students have access to and are                                      University of Cincinnati, and the                                O f f i c e o f t h e St a t e B o a rd o f E d u c a t i o n . D e c k e r s e r v e d a s P ro j e c t D i re c t o r o n
prepared for post-secondary                                          2008 GEARUP Program Officer ’s                                   m u l t i - y e a r, m u l t i - m i l l i o n d o l l a r g r a n t s f ro m t h e U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h a n d
education.                                                           Conference. We trust that you will                               Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.
                                                                     enjoy and benefit from this
During these troubling economic times,                               experience.                                                                                              12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
w e re a l i z e t h a t n o w – mo r e th a n e v e r –
education holds the key to personal and
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c a r e e r s u c c e s s f o r t o d a y ’s y o u t h . A l l o f   S t e ph a n i e A . C a ppe l , E d . D.
our students share a common need for                                 Executive Director                                                                                           Caminnetto Restaurant
opportunities to improve their lives                                 Partner for Achieving School
through education and they both need
and deserve the best possible
                                                                     S u c c e s s ( PA S S )                                                                                   1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
                                                                     College of Education, Criminal
preparation to take full advantage of                                Justice, & Human Services
those educational opportunities.                                                                                                      6A: Ensuring Program Fidelity: The Plan, Do, Act, Check
                                                                     University of Cincinnati
                                                                                                                                          Assessment Model
                                                                                                                                                Mt. Echo (Room 130)

                                                                                                                                      P r e s e n t e r s : D r. C h e r y l A t k i n s o n a n d R a c h e l Ta n s e y
                                                                                                                                                            Lorain City Schools

                                                                                                                                      With the support of Program Officer Ann McNeal, we have reviewed our program
                                                                                                                                      data and have used the Plan, Do, Act, Check Assessment Model to make program
                                                                                                                                      modifications to meet student needs. Specifically, we have tailored programs to
                                                                                                                                      improve services to our lowest-performing students and to better prepare students

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                                                                                                                                                     CINCINNA TI GEARUP SCORES!
4 B : G E A R U P : D o e s i t Wo r k ?
          A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                                                                 CINCINNATI
Presenter:          Vi d a M a y s
                    S o u t h e a s t M i s s o u r i St a t e U n i v e r s i t y

Many programs are important to the success of students. This session aims to capture
the best GEARU P practices among our colleagues at this conference. The purpose of                                                                                 Cincinnati GEARUP SCORES! is a broad-
this informal workshop is to bring colleagues together to share ideas, initiatives, and                                                                            based collaborative venture involving
successes. This session is designed to be a creative springboard for new and old                                                                                   Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), the
grantees to plan successful programs. Attendees will have an opportunity to share                                                                                  University of Cincinnati (UC), Cincinnati State
information about one of their programs, have it critiqued, and hear helpful                                                                                       Technical & Community College, the Cincinnati
suggestions. This is a great opportunity to learn from one another and to gain new                                                                                 Youth Collaborative (CYC), Parents for Public
ideas.                                                                                                                                                             Schools of Greater Cincinnati (PPSGC), The
                                                                                                                                                                   Enquirer, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the
Vi d a M a y s i s t h e D i re c t o r o f P re - C o l l e g i a t e P ro g r a m s a t S o u t h e a s t M i s s o u r i                                        Cincinnati Reds.
St a t e U n i v e r s i t y. S h e a n d h e r t e a m h a v e s u c c e s s f u l l y i m p l e m e n t e d a n d c o m p l e t e d
o n e G E A R U P g r a n t a n d a re i n t h e f o u r t h y e a r o f a s e c o n d g r a n t . S h e h a s b e e n                              In Cincinnati, GEARUP’s greatest strength is its partners.
w i t h G E A R U P f o r e i g h t y e a r s a n d h a s a l s o d i re c t e d T R I O p ro g r a m s ( U p w a rd                         Comprised of education, community, and business organizations, the
B o u n d a n d S u p p o r t S e r v i c e s ) a t t h re e d i f f e re n t i n s t i t u t i o n s .                                      GEARUP partnership is supported by a dedicated, talented, and
                                                                                                                                             diverse group of caring and committed individuals who passionately
                                        11 : 1 5 a . m . - 1 2 : 1 5 p . m .                                                                 strive to make educational access and opportunity a reality for many
                                                                                                                                             underserved but deserving students.
5 A : Connect2Success: Dropout Prevention and Recovery
                                                                                                                                                    Cincinnati GEARUP SCORES! received a $21.6 million grant in
          M t . E c h o ( ro o m 1 3 0 )
                                                                                                                                             the fall of 2008 in order to provide college awareness and readiness
                                                                                                                                             services to a cohort of 4000 fifth, sixth and seventh graders in thirty-
Presenter:          Bari Ewing
                                                                                                                                             one targeted CPS elementary schools over the next seven years. The
                    C i n c i n n a t i St a t e Te c h n i c a l a n d C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e
                                                                                                                                             Cincinnati GEARUP partnership will employ approximately thirty full-
                                                                                                                                             time staff members (sixteen academic specialists, seven college
Connect2Success (C2S) provides screening, referral, and assessment services to
                                                                                                                                             access specialists, six dropout prevention specialists, and a parent
7 0 0 o u t - o f - s c h o o l y o u t h a n n u a l l y. C 2 S f o c u s e s a t t e n t i o n o n t h e i s s u e s o f d r o p o u t s
                                                                                                                                             involvement specialist) to work with and support students, their
and engages the community in recapturing the lost potential of youth. This is carried
                                                                                                                                             parents, and staff in these schools.
out through a coalition of over thirty schools and agencies that offer the education,
skills, and knowledge necessary for youth success in post-secondary education and
careers. C2S partners have agreed to use common data and to collaborate on local
funding opportunities. This presentation will address both the theory and the nuts-
and-bolts of an effective student success network.

B a r i E w i n g h a s b e e n a n e d u c a t o r f o r 3 5 y e a r s a n d h a s t a u g h t a t t h e e l e m e n t a r y,
m i d d l e , h i g h s c h o o l , a n d c o l l e g e l e v e l s . S h e e a r n e d h e r B A f ro m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f
R i c h m o n d , a n d h e r M A f ro m B o w l i n g G re e n St a t e U n i v e r s i t y, a n d i s c u r re n t l y a
doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati. She holds Ohio certification in
C o m m u n i c a t i o n s a n d S c h o o l C o u n s e l i n g . A s D i re c t o r o f C o l l e g e A c c e s s P ro g r a m s
a t C i n c i n n a t i St a t e , M s . E w i n g h e a d s f o u r T R I O p ro g r a m s , t h e C o n n e c t 2 S u c c e s s
P ro g r a m , a n d s e v e r a l o t h e r s t a t e a n d p r i v a t e l y f u n d e d g r a n t p ro g r a m s .

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                                                                OUR SPEAKERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1 0 : 0 0 a . m . - 11 : 0 0 a . m .
                                                Ann McNeal i s a P r o g r a m O ff i c e r f o r G a i n i n g E a r l y Aw a r e n e s s &
    A n n M c Ne a l
                                        Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a national program                                                       4 A : Not Just a Summer Job: Summer Career Exploration Camp
                                        of the United States Department of Education                                                                                       Mt. Echo (Room 130)
                                        dedicated to the principle that every child deserves
                                        an equal chance at obtaining a high-quality                                                                              Presenters: K a r e n C h r i s t o p f e l a n d B o b S u e s s
                                        postsecondary education. An McNeal began her                                                                                         University of Cincinnati
                                        employment with USDE in the GEARUP office in
                                        2001 and currently oversees six State and 46                                                                             Being paid to improve math, science, and reading and writing skills? How about
                                        Partnership grants. Through her work with                                                                                earning money while researching colleges, engaging in career presentations, job
                                        GEARUP, Ann is responsible for grantees with a                                                                           shadowing staff from a major university, and creating and presenting a PowerPoint?
                                        combined annual budget of more than $25 million                                                                          150 students from Cincinnati Public Schools were able to do just that this past
                                        serving a total of more than 35,000 children. Ann’s                                                                      summer in the 2008 GEAR UP Summer Career Exploration Camp. Come and learn
                                        grantees supplement the work of school districts in 12 states: IA, ID, IL,                                               about how we implemented a powerful academic and college and career summer
                                        I N , K Y, M I , M N , M O , M T, O H , W I , G A , K S , WA , O R a n d W Y.                                            program, and how we were able to pay each student up to $600!

                                                    Previously Ann worked for the Office of Special Education                                                    K a r e n C h r i s t o p f e l i s t h e P ro g r a m C o o rd i n a t o r f o r t h e n e w m u l t i - m i l l i o n d o l l a r
                                        Programs as a Compliance Officer. In Pittsburgh, she taught special                                                      G E A R U P S C O R E S ! g r a n t a w a rd e d t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i . A d d i t i o n a l l y,
                                        education in a middle school and taught college students in Virginia. In                                                 u n d e r t h e G E A R U P S u c c e s s P a r t n e r s h i p ’s N o - C o s t E x t e n s i o n , s h e p ro v i d e s
                                        a d d i t i o n , s h e h a s a l s o w o r k e d a s a D i r e c t o r i n t h e c o r p o r a t e c o m m u n i t y.   support services to college-access advisors in twelve Cincinnati Public high
                                                                                                                                                                 s c h o o l s t o e n s u re t h a t G E A R U P s e n i o r s a re p re p a re d f o r a n d p u r s u i n g a p o s t -
                                             Ann holds master ’s degrees in Special Education from                                                               secondary education. Prior to joining the Partner for Achieving School Success
                                        Pennsylvania State University and in Vocational Rehabilitation from the                                                  C e n t e r i n t h e C o l l e g e o f E d u c a t i o n , C r i m i n a l J u s t i c e , a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s , K a re n
                                        University of Wisconsin – Menomonie.                                                                                     taught high school English in Cincinnati Public Schools.
                                                                                                                                                                 K a re n h o l d s a B A i n E n g l i s h a n d a n M E d i n S e c o n d a r y E d u c a t i o n a n d i s c u r re n t l y
J o se ph K r e t o v i c s, P h . D.




                                                                                                                                                                 w o r k i n g t o w a rd a T E S O L ( Te a c h i n g E n g l i s h t o S p e a k e r s o f O t h e r L a n g u a g e s )
                                                                                                                                                                 endorsement.
                                              Joseph Kretovics, Ph.D. is Professor and Senior Researcher in
                                        the College of Education at Western Michigan University. He directs the                                                  B o b S u e s s s e r v e s a s t h e P ro j e c t D i re c t o r f o r t h e C i n c i n n a t i G E A R U P S u c c e s s

J                                       federally funded GEAR UP program, designed to help historically
                                        marginalized youth succeed in post-secondary education through
                                        restructuring schools, a comprehensive professional development
                                                                                                                                                                 Partnership No-Cost Extension, GEARUP SCORES!, and the Gen-1 Theme House
                                                                                                                                                                 i n t h e P a r t n e r f o r A c h i e v i n g S c h o o l S u c c e s s ( PA S S ) C e n t e r, a n o u t re a c h p ro g r a m
                                                                                                                                                                 in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) at the
                                                                                                                                                                 U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i . P re v i o u s l y, h e w o r k e d f o r 3 0 y e a r s i n C i n c i n n a t i
                                        program, student/family support, and community engagement.                                                               P u b l i c S c h o o l s a s a s o c i a l s t u d i e s t e a c h e r, a s s i s t a n t p r i n c i p a l , m i d d l e s c h o o l
                                                                                                                                                                 principal, and high school principal.
                                                 D r. K r e t o v i c s p r e v i o u s l y s e r v e d a s C h a i r p e r s o n o f t h e
                                        Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at Western Michigan                                                     B o b h a s a B A i n P o l i t i c a l S c i e n c e a n d a B S i n S e c o n d a r y E d u c a t i o n f ro m Wr i g h t
                                        University, Director of the North Carolina Model Clinical Teaching                                                       St a t e U n i v e r s i t y, a n M B A f ro m X a v i e r U n i v e r s i t y, a n d a n M E d i n E d u c a t i o n a l
                                        Network at the University of North Carolina and Director of the Scott                                                    A d m i n i s t r a t i o n f ro m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i . H e l i v e s i n C l i f t o n w i t h h i s w i f e
                                        High Accelerated Program in Education (Project SHAPE) at the                                                             a n d k i n d re d s p i r i t , B a r b , a n d K e n n e d y, t h e i r B e r n e s e M o u n t a i n D o g .
                                        University of Toledo. His articles have appeared in Phi Delta Kappan,
                                        Journal of Education, Educational Horizons and Journal of Curriculum
                                        a n d S u p e r v i s i o n . H e h a s c o - a u t h o r e d t w o b o o k s , Tr a n s f o r m i n g U r b a n
                                        Education (1994) and All Children Can Learn: The Unmet Promise
                                        (1995).

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J i m K n i g h t , a re s e a rc h a s s o c i a t e a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f K a n s a s C e n t e r f o r R e s e a rc h
o n L e a r n i n g , h a s d i re c t e d t h e P a t h w a y s t o S u c c e s s G E A R U P p a r t n e r s h i p s w i t h
To p e k a , K a n s a s s i n c e 1 9 9 9 .                                                                                                                                   OUR SPEAKERS
            T h e i n n o v a t i v e w o r k o f t h e P a t h w a y s t o S u c c e s s s t a f f h a s p ro v i d e d a s e t t i n g
f o r s t u d y i n g i n s t r u c t i o n a l c o a c h i n g a n d , s i n c e t h e f i r s t G E A R U P p ro j e c t , J i m h a s
w r i t t e n s e v e r a l b o o k s o n t h e t o p i c , i n c l u d i n g : C o a c h i n g : A p p ro a c h e s a n d
P r a c t i c e s ( 2 0 0 8 ) , I n s t r u c t i o n a l C o a c h i n g : A P a r t n e r s h i p A p p ro a c h t o I m p ro v i n g
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Interim Superintendent Mary Ronan is a 31-




                                                                                                                                            Mary Ronan
I n s t r u c t i o n ( 2 0 0 7 ) , C o a c h i n g C l a s s ro o m M a n a g e m e n t ( 2 0 0 6 ) , w r i t t e n w i t h R a n d y
S p r i c k , We n d y R e i n k e , a n d Tr i c i a M c C a l e a n d P a r t n e r s h i p L e a r n i n g :                                                                                  year veteran of Cincinnati Public Schools,
S c i e n t i f i c a l l y P ro v e n St r a t e g i e s f o r F o s t e r i n g D i a l o g u e D u r i n g Wo r k s h o p s a n d                                                             serving the district as a teacher, principal
P re s e n t a t i o n s , t o b e p u b l i s h e d l a t e i n 2 0 0 9 . J i m ’s a r t i c l e s o n i n s t r u c t i o n a l                                                                and Central Office administrator.
c o a c h i n g h a v e b e e n i n c l u d e d i n p u b l i c a t i o n s s u c h a s T h e J o u r n a l o f St a f f                                                                         Before her appointment as Interim
D e v e l o p m e n t , P r i n c i p a l L e a d e r s h i p , T h e S c h o o l A d m i n i s t r a t o r, a n d Te a c h e r s                                                                Superintendent, Ronan was Director of
Te a c h i n g Te a c h e r s .
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Schools supervising the district’s
            Jim also leads coaching institutes and the Annual Instructional Coaching
C o n f e re n c e o f f e re d b y t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f K a n s a s . J i m i s f re q u e n t l y a s k e d t o g u i d e
                                                                                                                                                                                                 principals.
p ro f e s s i o n a l l e a r n i n g f o r i n s t r u c t i o n a l c o a c h e s a n d h a s p re s e n t e d a n d c o n s u l t e d                                         She previously served as an Assistant
i n m o re t h a n 3 5 s t a t e s , m o s t C a n a d i a n p ro v i n c e s , a n d i n J a p a n . H e h a s a l s o w o n
                                                                                                                                                                                  Superintendent, and she was principal of
s e v e r a l u n i v e r s i t y t e a c h i n g , i n n o v a t i o n , a n d s e r v i c e a w a rd s .
                                                                                                                                                                                  Kilgour School in 2001-02 when it won a
                                                                                                                                                                                  National Blue Ribbon award for excellence
3C: Small Group with Ann McNeal (10 maximum)
                                                                                                                                                          from the U.S. Department of Education. Ronan began her career in
         R o o m 11 3                                                                                                                                     education as a teacher of math and science at the middle- and high-
                                                                                                                                                          school levels. A Cincinnati native, Ronan is a graduate of Seton
                                                                                                                                                          High School in Price Hill.
                                               6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.



                                                                                                                                                           P a r t s t a n d - u p , p a r t s t o r y t e l l e r, H a s a n
                                                                                                                                                          invites audiences on the triumphant and
                                                                                                                                                          sometimes tragic journey that defined




                                                                                                                                            Hasan Davis
                                                                                                                                                          his search for meaning and value. From
                                                                                                                                                          Juvenile Delinquent to Juris Doctor,
                                                                                                                                                          Hasan is proof positive that great things
                                                                                                                                                          happen when adults champion the lives
                                                                                                                                                          of children.
                           T h u r s d a y, D e c e m b e r 4 , 2 0 0 8
                                                                                                                                                                 With more than twenty years of
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.                                                  Continental Breakfast                                                               public speaking experience Hasan is in
                                                                                                                                                          high demand to share his inspirational
                                                                             We s t B re a k A re a
                                                                                                                                                          message with youth and adults. From Philadelphia to San
                                                                                                                                                          Francisco he has been invited into schools, youth
9: 00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.                                                 Q & A with Ann McNeal                                                              facilities, churches and the larger community. Drawing on
                                                                      A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m ( 11 0 )                                        his experiences, Hasan highlights serious youth issues and
                                                                                                                                                          shares strategies for success.


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                            Conference Schedule Overview                                                K a r e n C h r i s t o p f e l i s t h e P ro g r a m C o o rd i n a t o r f o r t h e n e w m u l t i - m i l l i o n d o l l a r
We d n e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 3 , 2 0 0 8                                                           G E A R U P S C O R E S ! g r a n t a w a rd e d t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i . A d d i t i o n a l l y,
                                                                                                        u n d e r t h e G E A R U P S u c c e s s P a r t n e r s h i p ’s N o - C o s t E x t e n s i o n , s h e p ro v i d e s
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m                         Registration & Continental Breakfast                       support services to college-access advisors in twelve Cincinnati Public high
We s t B re a k A re a                                                                                  s c h o o l s t o e n s u re t h a t G E A R U P s e n i o r s a re p re p a re d f o r a n d p u r s u i n g a p o s t -
                                                                                                        secondary education. Prior to joining the Partner for Achieving School Success
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.                        We l c o m e & O p e n i n g P r e s e n t a t i o n       C e n t e r i n t h e C o l l e g e o f E d u c a t i o n , C r i m i n a l J u s t i c e , a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s , K a re n
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                              taught high school English in Cincinnati Public Schools.
                                                                                                        K a re n h o l d s a B A i n E n g l i s h a n d a M E d i n S e c o n d a r y E d u c a t i o n a n d i s c u r re n t l y
1 0 : 0 0 a . m . - 11 : 0 0 a . m .         Wr i t i n g M e a s u r a b l e O b j e c t i v e s       w o r k i n g t o w a rd a T E S O L ( Te a c h i n g E n g l i s h t o S p e a k e r s o f O t h e r L a n g u a g e s )
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                              endorsement.
11 : 1 5 a . m . - 1 2 : 1 5 p . m .         Wo r k s h o p s 1 A , 1 B , 1 C
                                                                                                        B o b S u e s s s e r v e s a s t h e P ro j e c t D i re c t o r f o r t h e C i n c i n n a t i G E A R U P S u c c e s s
                                                                                                        Partnership No-Cost Extension, GEARUP SCORES!, and the Gen-1 Theme
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                       Lunch                                                      H o u s e i n t h e P a r t n e r f o r A c h i e v i n g S c h o o l S u c c e s s ( PA S S ) C e n t e r, a n o u t re a c h
Caminetto Restaurant
                                                                                                        p ro g r a m i n t h e C o l l e g e o f E d u c a t i o n , C r i m i n a l J u s t i c e , a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s
                                                                                                        ( C E C H ) a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i . P re v i o u s l y, h e w o r k e d f o r 3 0 y e a r s i n
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                        Panel Discussion
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                              C i n c i n n a t i P u b l i c S c h o o l s a s a s o c i a l s t u d i e s t e a c h e r, a s s i s t a n t p r i n c i p a l ,
                                                                                                        middle school principal, and high school principal.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.                        Wo r k s h o p s 2 A , 2 B , 2 C
                                                                                                        B o b h a s a B A i n P o l i t i c a l S c i e n c e a n d a B S i n S e c o n d a r y E d u c a t i o n f ro m Wr i g h t
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                        Wo r k s h o p s 3 A , 3 B , 3 C                           St a t e U n i v e r s i t y, a n M B A f ro m X a v i e r U n i v e r s i t y, a n d a n M E d i n E d u c a t i o n a l
                                                                                                        A d m i n i s t r a t i o n f ro m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n n a t i . H e l i v e s i n C l i f t o n w i t h h i s w i f e
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                       Mardi Gras & Casino Night with Buffet                      a n d k i n d re d s p i r i t , B a r b , a n d K e n n e d y, t h e i r B e r n e s e M o u n t a i n D o g .
Mt. Lookout (Room 136)
                                                                                                        3 B : G e t t i n g Te a c h e r s o n B o a r d : W h a t We H a v e L e a r n e d A b o u t
T h u r s d a y, D e c e m b e r 4 , 2 0 0 8                                                                  Leading Change in Schools
                                                                                                                  A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                        Continental Breakfast
We s t B re a k A re a
                                                                                                        Presenter:          D r. J i m K n i g h t
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                        Q&A with Ann McNeal                                                            University of Kansas
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )
                                                                                                        What does it take to get teachers on board for implementing change? Since 1999,
1 0 : 0 0 a . m . – 11 : 0 0 a . m .         Wo r k s h o p s 4 A & 4 B                                 t h a t q u e s t i o n h a s b e e n a t t h e h e a r t o f t h e w o r k c o n d u c t e d b y G E A RU P s t a f f a t t h e
                                                                                                        University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning who are leading the Pathways
11 : 1 5 a . m . – 1 2 : 1 5 p . m .         Wo r k s h o p s 5 A & 5 B                                 t o S u c c e s s P a r t n e r s h i p w i t h U S D 5 0 1 To p e k a , K a n s a s . T h i s p r e s e n t a t i o n w i l l
                                                                                                        provide: (a) a brief overview of the rigorous research that has been conducted on
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                       Lunch                                                      this approach, (b) a detailed explanation of the practical activities those coaches
Caminetto Restaurant                                                                                    conduct—enrollment, identification, modeling, (iv) observation, exploration,
                                                                                                        support, and reflection—and (c) an introduction to the partnership principles that
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                        Wo r k s h o p s 6 A & 6 B
                                                                                                        represent the theoretical framework for this approach to coaching. People
                                                                                                        interested in effective methods for improving the quality of teaching and learning in
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                        Keynote Address
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                              order to enroll teachers in GEARUP programs should find this presentation useful
                                                                                                        and interesting.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                        Closing Remarks & Farewell
A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )

                                                                                                    6                                                                                                                                          11
2 B : Parent Involvement—Great Expectations: Providing
      Families with the Information They Need to Ensure a                                                                                                            We d n e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 3 , 2 0 0 8
      S u c c e s s f u l Tr a n s i t i o n t o L i f e A f t e r H i g h S c h o o l f o r T h e i r
      St u d e n t s .                                                                                                                   8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                                   Registration & Continental Breakfast
          A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )                                                                                     We s t B re a k A re a
Presenter:          Sara White
                    Berea College                                                                                                        9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                                   We l c o m e & O p e n i n g P r e s e n t a t i o n
                                                                                                                                         A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )              Dean Lawrence Johnson &
This session is designed to give participants an understanding of how the Berea                                                                                                                  Interim Superintendent Mary Ronan
College GEARUP program is providing targeted support to Kentucky parents. The
workshop will preview many of the resources used to educate parents in the college-                                                      1 0 : 0 0 a . m . – 11 : 0 0 a . m .                    Wr i t i n g M e a s u r a b l e O b j e c t i v e s
going process. Also included will be a nine-session outline of parent workshops that
can be easily replicated.
                                                                                                                                         A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )              Ann McNeal & Joe Kretovics

S a r a T. W h i t e i s t h e P ro g r a m C o o rd i n a t o r o f t h e B e re a C o l l e g e G E A R U P                                                               WORKSHOP SESSIONS
P a r t n e r s h i p . S h e c o o rd i n a t e s G E A R U P s e r v i c e s t o s i x h i g h s c h o o l s a n d p ro v i d e s
s u p e r v i s i o n a n d p ro f e s s i o n a l d e v e l o p m e n t t o G E A R U P s c h o o l - b a s e d s t a f f . S h e i s
a l s o a n i n s t r u c t o r o f F re s h m a n E x p e r i e n c e c l a s s e s a t l o c a l c o l l e g e s . M s . W h i t e
h a s a M a s t e r s D e g re e i n C o u n s e l i n g a n d St u d e n t P e r s o n n e l S e r v i c e s a n d o v e r
                                                                                                                                                                                11 : 1 5 a . m . - 1 2 : 1 5 p . m .
twelve years of experience working with first-generation, low-income students.                                                            1 A : L e a d e r s o f To m o r r o w : A c t i v a t i n g Yo u n g M e n f o r C o m m u n i t y
                                                                                                                                                Service
2 C : Small Group with Ann McNeal (10 maximum)                                                                                                      A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )
          R o o m 11 3
                                                                                                                                          Presenters: A l e j a n d r o B a l d w i n , M e l i s s a C a l a b r e s e , a n d R u s s
                                          4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                                                                       Olwell
                                                                                                                                                      Eastern Michigan University
3 A : R o b o t s a n d B r i d g e s a n d P l a n e s . O h M y ! G e t t i n g St u d e n t s
                                                                                                                                          Young men in middle and high school face a series of hurdles in their educational and
      Excited About Science                                                                                                               personal lives. Issues of school success, employment, relationships, violence, and
          Mt. Echo (Room 130)                                                                                                             addiction disproportionately affect this gender and age group. Young men are less
                                                                                                                                          likely than their female counterparts to graduate from high school or to attend college
Presenter:          Karen Christopfel and Bob Suess                                                                                       and are more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. This workshop will
                    University of Cincinnati                                                                                              provide evidence that EMU GEARU P ’s Young Men’s Leadership Group has worked
                                                                                                                                          to help young men choose to take responsibility for their choices and to work to
The sounds from homemade musical instruments fill the air as a robot goes whirring                                                        better the community.
b y — w a t c h o u t f o r t h e e l e c t r i c c a r, t h e s e l f - p r o p e l l e d a i r p l a n e , a n d t h e e g g
scrambler! These are the ‘sounds of science’ as students put the finishing touches on                                                     A l e j a n d r o B a l d w i n i s t h e f o u n d e r o f G re a t e r Wo r k s Yo u t h E m p o w e r m e n t a n d a
their projects for one of the premier science competitions in the nation: the Science                                                     student at Eastern Michigan University in African American History and
Olympiad. Students in 48 states compete with other students in their region in a                                                          S o c i o l o g y. H e c o - c o o rd i n a t e d t h e 7 - w e e k y o u n g m e n ’s p ro g r a m t h a t E M U G E A R U P
variety of scientific events ranging from Robot Ramble to Forensics to the Wright                                                         s p o n s o re d l a s t s p r i n g a n d c u r re n t l y d i re c t s a n d t r a i n s s t a f f i n E M U ’s w e e k l y
Stuff. Come and learn how the Cincinnati GEARUP team (the first ever Cincinnati                                                           Yo u n g M e n ’s L e a d e r s h i p G ro u p .
P u b l i c S c h o o l t e a m t o p a r t i c i p a t e ) b e a t o u t m a n y o f t h e r e g i o n ’s t o p t e a m s t o s n a g
                                                                                                                                          M e l i s s a C a l a b r e s e h e l p e d c re a t e t h e E M U G E A R U P Yo u n g M e n ’s L e a d e r s h i p
four awards, including two 2 nd place awards! Your students, staff, and teachers will
                                                                                                                                          G ro u p p ro g r a m f o r y o u n g m e n , i s s i t e c o o rd i n a t o r f o r E M U G E A R U P a t Wa y n e
thank you for introducing them to this great opportunity.                                                                                 M e m o r i a l H i g h S c h o o l , a n d i s D i re c t o r o f C o l l e g e Q u e s t , a p ro g r a m o f t h e G i r l
                                                                                                                                          S c o u t s o f M e t ro D e t ro i t .
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R u s s O l w e l l i s d i re c t o r o f E M U G E A R U P , a p a r t n e r s h i p g r a n t b e t w e e n E a s t e r n
M i c h i g a n U n i v e r s i t y a n d t h e M i c h i g a n s c h o o l d i s t r i c t s o f Yp s i l a n t i , Wi l l o w R u n                                                     1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
a n d Wa y n e We s t l a n d .
                                                                                                                                                     P a n e l D i s c u s s i o n : A n n M c N e a l & Ve t e r a n P r o j e c t D i r e c t o r s
1 B : G i v i n g St u d e n t s Vo i c e :                   D e v e l o p i n g St u d e n t L e a d e r s
                                                                                                                                                                                            A m p h i t h e a t e r 1 ( R o o m 11 0 )
          Mt. Echo (Room 130)

Presenter:          Kim Gardner and Linda Stone
                    Berea College
                                                                                                                                                                                         2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Developing student leaders is one way of enabling students to use their voice in
constructive and positive ways. In this workshop, we will describe why development
of student leadership is important in the six districts we serve and discuss various                                                           2 A : Tr a n s f o r m a t i o n o f t h e A f t e r - S c h o o l Tu t o r i n g P r o g r a m a t
l e a d e r s h i p m o d e l s a n d c u r r i c u l a t h a t c a n b e u s e d . We w i l l a l s o d e s c r i b e h o w t h e B e r e a
                                                                                                                                                     the Emmett Middle School: From Punishment to
College GEARUP Partnership is developing student leaders through Leader Next
Training, GEARUP Scholars, school based student leadership teams, and other                                                                          Performance
programs.                                                                                                                                                Mt. Echo (Room 130)

K i m G a r d n e r, B e re a C o l l e g e G E A R U P P a r t n e r s h i p P ro f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t                     Presenter:          Decker Sanders
C o o rd i n a t o r h a s b e e n w i t h t h e G E A R U P p ro g r a m s i n c e i t s b e g i n n i n g i n t h e f a l l o f                                  GEARUP Idaho
2 0 0 5 . P r i o r t o c o m i n g t o B e re a C o l l e g e , G a rd n e r w a s t h e m a n a g e r o f t h e C e n t e r
f o r P a re n t L e a d e r s h i p , a n a t i o n a l p a re n t l e a d e r s h i p i n i t i a t i v e o f t h e P r i c h a rd           This presentation looks at the GEARUP Idaho Program’s involvement in the Emmett
C o m m i t t e e f o r A c a d e m i c E x c e l l e n c e . T h i s c e n t e r p ro v i d e s t r a i n i n g f o r p a re n t s t o        School District’s after-school tutoring program. Students did not view this program
become advocates for student achievement.                                                                                                      as anything other than punitive. A review of the tutoring program found the certified
G a rd n e r h a s a B A i n O rg a n i z a t i o n a l C o m m u n i c a t i o n f ro m We s t e r n K e n t u c k y                          staff conducting a ‘study hall’ program with little to no interaction between teacher
U n i v e r s i t y a n d a M A i n O rg a n i z a t i o n a l L e a d e r s h i p f ro m G o n z a g a U n i v e r s i t y i n                and assigned students. The program was redesigned and opened to all students,
S p o k a n e , WA                                                                                                                             teachers were selected to implement the program based upon subject area and
                                                                                                                                               student preference, and the student-to-teacher ratio was lowered. Activities were
L i n d a St o n e , B e re a C o l l e g e G E A R U P P a r t n e r s h i p D i re c t St u d e n t S e r v i c e s                          monitored to assure greater interaction between teachers and students. ‘Study hall’
C o o rd i n a t o r, h a s b e e n w i t h t h e G E A R U P p ro g r a m s i n c e O c t o b e r 2 0 0 0 . P r i o r t o                     transformed into a learning laboratory. Students attending the program raised their
c o m i n g t o B e re a C o l l e g e , St o n e w o r k e d f o r E a s t e r n K e n t u c k y U n i v e r s i t y a s a n                  grades by one full letter. The superintendent of the Emmett School District credited
i n d e p e n d e n t l i v i n g c o n s u l t a n t w i t h t h e s t a t e o f K e n t u c k y ’s f o s t e r c a re s y s t e m .          the after-school program as a major factor in the middle school reaching Adequate
St o n e h a s a B A i n S o c i a l Wo r k f ro m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f K e n t u c k y.                                              Ye a r l y P r o g r e s s ( AY P ) a f t e r f o u r c o n t i n u o u s y e a r s o f ‘ N e e d s I m p r o v e m e n t ’ .

                                                                                                                                               D e c k e r S a n d e r s i s t h e P ro j e c t D i re c t o r f o r G E A R U P I d a h o . D e c k e r ’s f o r m a l
                                                                                                                                               e d u c a t i o n i n c l u d e s a M a s t e r ’s D e g re e i n P u b l i c A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , a B a c h e l o r o f
1 C : Small Group with Ann McNeal (10 maximum)                                                                                                 S c i e n c e D e g re e i n S o c i a l P s y c h o l o g y, a n d t h re e A s s o c i a t e o f A p p l i e d S c i e n c e
          R o o m 11 3                                                                                                                         d e g re e s . H e i s c u r re n t l y c e r t i f i e d i n H u m a n R e s o u rc e C o n c e p t s a n d P ro j e c t
                                                                                                                                               M a n a g e m e n t . D e c k e r i s a t w e n t y - y e a r U . S . A i r F o rc e v e t e r a n w i t h s e r v i c e
                                                                                                                                               e x p e r i e n c e i n t h e S e c u r i t y, Av i o n i c s , a n d M e n t a l H e a l t h a n d S o c i a l S e r v i c e s
                                                                                                                                               c a re e r f i e l d s . S i n c e re t i r i n g f ro m m i l i t a r y s e r v i c e , h e h a s s e r v e d i n s t a t e
                                           12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.                                                                               g o v e r n m e n t p o s i t i o n s i n t h e I d a h o D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h a n d We l f a re a n d i n t h e
                                                                                                                                               O f f i c e o f t h e St a t e B o a rd o f E d u c a t i o n . D e c k e r s e r v e d a s P ro j e c t D i re c t o r o n
                                                               Lunch                                                                           m u l t i - y e a r, m u l t i - m i l l i o n d o l l a r g r a n t s f ro m t h e U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h a n d
                                                                                                                                               Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.
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