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					Kansas Parents As Teachers
State Conference
&
KPIRC 4th Annual
Parent Involvement Conference

September 24—26, 2007         Conference sponsored by:




Hilton Wichita Airport
Executive Conference Center
Wichita, KS
Contents

        Contents                                                                     2
        K-12 Title I Parent Scholarship Information                                  2
        Conference Agenda                                                            3
        Keynote Presenters                                                           4
        PAT State Coordinators’ Meeting                                              5
        PAT Pre-Conference                                                           5
        Evening Session                                                              5

        KPATA Annual Meeting                                                         5
        Session Overview                                                             6
        Block I: descriptions                                                        7

        Block II: descriptions                                                       8

        Block III: descriptions                                                      9
        Block IV: descriptions                                                       10
        Block V: descriptions                                                        12

        Registration Form                                                            13
        Hotel Map & Information                                                      15




K-12 Title I Parent Scholarships

                                  Opportunity for K-12 Title I Parent Participation

                                  The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) is providing
                                  50 scholarships at $100 each for K-12 Title I parents attending the
                                  conference. There will be three scholarships available per USD.
                                  Scholarship deadline is June 15, 2007. We will accept a wait list of
                                  additional parent names submitted by USD’s if all 50 scholarships
                                  are not taken by the June 15th deadline.

                                  Contact Natalie (1-866-711-6711 or nschweda@kpirc.org) at the
                                  KPIRC office with parent names to reserve scholarship slots.

                                  Schools may use Title I funds to support further parent participation.




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Conference Agenda

      Monday, September 24, 2007

      9:30 am—4:30 pm                         Parents As Teachers State Coordinators’ Meeting
      9:30 am—1:30 pm                         Parents As Teachers Pre-Conference
      7:00 pm—9:00 pm                         Evening Session: Richard Gaskill



      Tuesday, September 25, 2007
      7:00 am– 5:00 pm                        Registration & Information
      7:00 am—8:00 am                         Continental Breakfast
      7:00 am—8:15 am                         KPATA Annual Meeting
      8:30 am—10:00 am                        Keynote Presentation: Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey
                                              - or -
                              Exhibits Open




                                              Block I Sessions
      10:00 am—10:15 am                       Break
      10:15 am—11:45 am                       Block II Sessions
      11:45 am – 12:15 pm                     Break
      12:15 pm—1:45 pm                        Luncheon & Keynote Presentation: Richard Gaskill
      1:45 pm—2:15 pm                         Break
      2:15 pm—3:30 pm                         Block III Sessions
      5:00 pm                                 Enjoy dinner and the evening on your own!



      Wednesday, September 26th
      7:00 am—8:00 am                         Continental Breakfast
      8:00 am—Noon                            Registration & Information
      8:30 am—10:00 am                        Block IV Sessions
                              Exhibits Open




      10:00 am—10:15 am                       Break
      10:15 am—11:30 am                       Block V Sessions
      11:30 am—Noon                           Break
      Noon—1:30 pm                            Luncheon & Keynote Presentation: Lewis Duiguid




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Keynote Presenters

         Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey
         Vanderbilt University

         Kathleen Virginia Hoover-Dempsey is currently Associate Professor and Chair, Department of
         Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Her research
         program focuses on parental involvement in child and adolescent education and the influence of
         parents’ involvement activities on students’ educational and developmental outcomes.
         Grounded in a model of the parental involvement process (Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler,1995,
         1997, 2005), she and her colleagues are currently investigating: a) why parents become
         involved in their children’s education and b) how their involvement, once engaged, influences
         both proximal (e.g., self-regulation, academic self-efficacy) and distal (e.g., achievement)
         student outcomes. They have also developed and evaluated school-based interventions
         designed to increase the incidence and effectiveness of teacher invitations to parents’
         involvement. In earlier work, she examined policy issues in school-based child care and mental
         health services for children.

         Richard L. Gaskill, EdD., LCP, RPT-S
         Sumner Mental Health Center

         Dr. Gaskill has worked in community mental health for over 30 years. He currently serves as
         the Clinical Director and Deputy Director of Sumner Mental Health Center in Wellington, KS. In
         his work with children, Dr. Gaskill has been involved in developing numerous programs for chil-
         dren and their parents; including child development classes, parenting classes, Child-Parent
         Relationship Training (Filial Therapy), Infant-Parent Relationship groups, attachment enhance-
         ment treatment groups, therapeutic alternative schools, therapeutic preschools, after school
         programs, and juvenile offender programs. Dr. Gaskill is on adjunct faculty at Wichita State
         University, in Wichita, Kansas where he teaches play therapy classes, child psychopathology,
         and supervises play therapy practicums. He has also presented numerous workshops on play
         therapy, attachment enhancement, filial therapy, neurosequential development applications to
         preschool populations, and infant parent relationship training for various agencies, associations,
         and conferences throughout the Midwest and Canada.

         Lewis W. Diuguid
         The Kansas City Star

         Lewis W. Diuguid is vice president for community resources at The Kansas City Star.
         He serves on the editorial board, writes two columns a week for the opinion section
         and is responsible for The Star's philanthropic efforts in the community. Since 1995 he
         has co-chaired the diversity initiative at The Star and since 1993 has trained Star Co.
         staff in diversity workshops. Diuguid is the author of the 2004 book, A Teacher’s Cry:
         Expose the Truth About Education Today. The book offers ways to improve public
         schools, particularly in urban areas. A Teacher’s Cry is rooted in his studies with the
         Class of 1999 from the students’ freshman year until graduation at Washington High
         School in Kansas City, Kan. He wrote about 100 columns for The Star chronicling what
         it’s like to be a teenager and teacher today.




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PAT State Coordinators’ Meeting                                                          Monday, September 24, 2007


2007 Fall Parents As Teachers State Coordinators’ Meeting
Jennifer Spencer, Director, Parents as Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education

9:30 am—4:30 pm
State of the State – Statewide PAT Standards Self-Assessment: The Parallel Process—Where have we been?
Where are we going? Where do we go from here?



Parents As Teachers Pre-Conference                                                       Monday, September 24, 2007


Early Learning Activities (Pre-Enrollment Required)
9:30 am—1:30 pm
Focht ISC Parent Resources Center
Wichita Public Schools, 412 S. Main, Wichita, KS

Cost: $15.00 (includes drinks, lunch and materials)

This fun session offers “hands-on” participation! We will feature activities that will enhance any PAT curriculum.
Presentation and sharing of ideas to use with group meetings, playgroups and literacy groups. You’ll make-it and
take-it, and want to share the ideas presented with others. The workshop is hosted by Wichita Parent Educators
and the Parent Teacher Resources staff.


Evening Session                                                                          Monday, September 24, 2007


Good News and Bad News About Child Discipline: What the Brain Tells Us
About Managing Child Behavior
Richard Gaskill, EdD., LCP, RPT-S, Sumner Mental Health Center

7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Parents and professionals alike have noted for many years that some methods of managing children’s behavior
work with some children, but not with others. Now science is beginning to tell us why this is so. The answer lies in
the ever changing capacity of the child’s developing brain. When parents, teachers, and professionals are armed
with a few basic developmental facts much of the guess work of what will work begins to disappear. The good news
is that much of our existing child management skills do work and we don’t need to add many more. The bad news
is that we need to learn when a given technique will work with a child. All of this information is rapidly expanding
and will have powerful implications for parenting and child discipline in the very near future.



KPATA Annual Meeting                                                                    Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Kansas Parents As Teachers Association Annual Meeting
7:00 am—8:15 am
Please join us to learn about KPATA’s vision, mission, and strategic plan. Meet and vote on the slate of officers pre-
sented, as well as new board members representing each region of the state. Come view the “new and improved
website design with member only privileges.”

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Session Overview
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Block I 8:30 am—10:00 am
     I-1 Making Sense of              I-2 Vision Screening              I-2 Ear Gear: What’s In
     Sensory Processing                      Training                         Your Toolbox?
           Disorder                         (Group A)                           (Group B)
                        I-3 Keynote Presentation: Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey, Vanderbilt University



Block II 10:15 am—11:45 am
II-4 Making More Sense of          I-2 cont’d Vision Screening            I-2 cont’d Ear Gear:
     Sensory Processing                      Training                           What’s In
           Disorder                          (Group B)                        Your Toolbox?
                                                                                (Group A)
II-5 Ramps and Pathways           II-6 A New Brand of Parent             II-7 Mission Possible:                II-8 Let’s Talk Some
                                    Involvement: Preparing                Parenting Your Child                 More: Creating Ideas
                                         Parents to Lead                 Through Mathematics                       for Involving
                                                                                                                Parents Effectively
                                                                                                                 and Respectfully

Block III 2:15 pm—3:30 pm
      III-9 Considering                                           III-10 Health Screening Training
    Ethical & Professional
          Behaviors
        III-11 Games                III-12 This Kid Drives Me        III-13 Engaging All Families             III-14 Crossing Bridges:
                                        Crazy: Why Can’t                                                        Preparing Children
                                           He Behave?                                                             and Families for
                                                                                                                   Kindergarten

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Block IV 8:30 am—10:00 am
      IV-15 ASQ Training                  IV-16 ASQ:SE                      IV-17 Denver II                       IV-18 Advanced
                                                                                Refresher                         PAT Supervision
                                                                                                                     Training
    IV-19 Family Advocacy:           IV-20 Math and Parent                    IV-21 Building                      IV-22 Creating
    Building Relationships                 Partnerships                   Successful Students                    Successful Family
        with Students                                                                                           Literacy Workshops
         and Families

Block V 10:15 am—11:30 am
IV-15 cont’d ASQ Training             IV-16 cont’d ASQ:SE               IV-17 cont’d Denver II                IV-18 cont’d Advanced
                                                                                Refresher                         PAT Supervision
                                                                                                                     Training
V-23 Moving the Six Types         V-24 Effective Advocacy Can         V-25 Working Together to                    V-26 Equipping
    from Theory to Practice             Make A Difference                  Make A Difference                    Parents to Promote
                                                                                                                 Student Learning
                                                                                                                     at Home
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                              Participants are free to choose/attend sessions from either conference track.
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Block I                                                               Tuesday, September 25, 2007                   8:30 am—10:00 am



I-1 Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder
Wilma Ferkol, The Capper Foundation Easter Seals
If a child has been labeled as difficult, picky, oversensitive, clumsy, or inattentive, Sensory Processing Disorder may
be the explanation. This disorder is a common, but frequently misdiagnosed, problem in which messages from the
senses are not correctly processed by the central nervous system. This presentation will define Sensory Processing
Disorder and which sensory systems it involves. It will also discuss the symptoms of this disorder and its effect on a
child’s behavior. The class will explain how the disorder is evaluated and treated and will offer effective ways to
deal with it at home and in the classroom. Each attendee will be given an opportunity to complete a sensory
preferences questionnaire that will help them see how their own senses affect their feelings and behavior. The
presenter will share appropriate resources and services available for these children and will allow time for
discussion and questions.

I-2 Vision Screening Training* Group A
Mae Claxton, Kansas School for the Blind
This presentation will cover information about eye and vision development, common vision problems in children,
red flags and risk factors, vision checklist review, and vision screening procedures using the pen light. All partici-
pants should bring a pen light for practice and verification of skills.

I-2 Ear Gear: What’s In Your Toolbox?* Group B
Eileen Honors, M.S., CCC-A, Educational Audiologist, Blue Valley School District
Do you have the tools for promoting good hearing? Hearing is one of the basic building blocks of communication
development. This session will equip you with tools for understanding how children hear, as well as some of the
roadblocks to good hearing. In addition, suggestions for hearing screening, assessment, and intervention services
will be provided.



* Individuals registering for Vision Screening Training and Ear Gear: What’s In Your Toolbox? will be divided into two (2) groups. Group A
will attend Vision Screening during Session Block I. The groups will switch and Group B will attend Vision Screening during Session Block
II. Group B will attend Ear Gear: What’s In Your Toolbox? during Session Block I. The groups will switch and Group A will attend Ear Gear:
What’s In Your Toolbox during session Block II.




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Block II                                                  Tuesday, September 25, 2007               10:15 am—11:45 am



II-4 Making More Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder:
The Next Step for Children 6 months—3 years
Wilma Ferkol, The Capper Foundation Easter Seals
This class is a follow up to the introductory class called Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder. The introduc-
tory class is a pre-requisite for attendance at this follow up class. This practical, hands-on class will discuss specific
intervention strategies in the home, the classroom, and in social environments and will be directed toward anyone
(including parents, day care/pre-school staff, teachers, social workers, paraprofessionals, therapists, counselors,
health care providers, and volunteers) who works with children 6 months through 3 years of age. The first part of
the class will present ideas and suggestions for intervention of tactile (touch), vestibular (movement) and proprio-
ception (deep pressure) needs in children with this disorder. During “sensory time” participants will have the oppor-
tunity to experience specific sensory activities. The last part of the class will discuss specific case studies from the
attendees themselves. Each participant will then be given the opportunity to create an intervention plan for a child
they work with.

I-2 (Continued) Vision Screening Training Group B
Mae Claxton, Kansas School for the Blind
Repeated session. See description on page 7

I-2 (Continued) Ear Gear: What’s In Your Toolbox? Group A
Eileen Honors, M.S., CCC-A, Educational Audiologist, Blue Valley School District
Repeated session. See description on page 7

II-5 Ramps and Pathways
Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa
Young children engage in reasoning about physics when they try to figure out how to achieve an exciting result by
building structures with pathways for marbles and other objects that roll. The workshop will provide participants the
opportunity to experience a physical science activity that is appealing from ages 3 to 83!

II-6 A New Brand of Parent Involvement: Preparing Parents to Lead
Title 1 Parent Involvement Team—Wichita Public Schools
In this session, presenters will review rationale and essential tasks utilized to expand the parameters of parent in-
volvement from carnivals and cupcakes to include advocacy, achievement and accountability. This workshop is
based on the experience of two diverse parent leadership groups operating within Wichita Public Schools. Parent
involvement staff and parent members of these groups will discuss planning, recruitment, meeting components,
discussion topics and group projects.

II-7 Mission Possible: Parenting Your Child Through Mathematics
Scott Macek, M.S. Ed, Coronado Middle School USD 500 KCK Public Schools
“I’m sorry I can’t help you, I’m just not good at math.” Ever said this to your child? I will give you some ideas and
practical real life ideas on how to develop confidence in the real of mathematics.

II-8 Let’s Talk Some More: Creating Ideas for
Involving Parents Effectively and Respectfully
Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey, Vanderbilt University
Building on the keynote presentation, we’ll develop ideas for creating effective family-school interactions and en-
gagement in children’s learning. We’ll focus on specific issues related to inviting involvement, using specific
mechanisms during involvement, and focusing efforts on specific learning and developmental outcomes. We’ll also
draw on participant experiences, so come ready to share!



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Block III                                                    Tuesday, September 25, 2007            2:15 pm—3:30 pm



III-9 Considering Ethical and Professional Behaviors
Peggy North-Jones CFLE, This Is My Family
Who sets professional standards for the field of home visiting and for parent educators? How do we balance
personal values and professional ethics or must they be the same? What are the issues involved in setting
boundaries as we work closely with children and families in their homes? Is it OK to go to birthday parties of
children I visit? These are tough questions and often not discussed until there is a crisis. Join us for a session
focused on guidelines for ethical behavior and ethical decision-making that will help you think about and find
answers to these important questions.

III-10 Health Screening Training
Dr. Valarie Kerschen, Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Health
Dr. Valarie Kerschen will cover health information from the PAT BTL health form pertaining to health red flags, oral
health and checklist, nutrition, growth, general health, immunizations, sleep, and health checklist. Dr. Kerschen will
review each question on the PAT BTL health record and provide information parent educators need to review these
questions with families.

III-11 Games
Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa
When children play games, they use math, oral language, reading and writing; reason about strategies; and learn
to take turns, take another person’s perspective, and negotiate. Participants will play games and learn how to
maximize the learning opportunities that games offer young children.

III-12 This Kid Drives Me Crazy: Why Can’t He Behave?
Richard L. Gaskill, EdD. LCP, RPT-S, Sumner Mental Health Center
Recent brain research is beginning to give answers to questions about the human brain that explain more about
behavior than we have ever known. We now know that the human brain learns patterns that tend to persist for a
lifetime that control much of our physiology and emotional life. When teachers, parents, and professionals
understand basic principles bewildering behavior becomes more understandable and manageable. We as adults are
also better able to find ways to reach “difficult” children to help them learn more adaptive methods of managing
their lives.

III-13 Engaging All Families
Jane Groff, Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
Kansas PTA Representative(s)

Creating a family friendly school doesn’t just happen. It takes school leaders that focus their energy on creating a
positive school culture that promotes family engagement within their school and community. This session will dis-
cuss how to become a family friendly school and how to engage families in their children’s learning.

This session will also highlight the “New” National PTA/Parent/Family Involvement Standards. In 2002, these stan-
dards were endorsed by the Kansas State Board of Education. PTA has championed parent involvement since its
inception and will have materials and resources available for improving and increasing parent involvement in your
school.

III-14 Crossing Bridges: Preparing Children and Families for Kindergarten
Jean Ann Summers, Ph.D., Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas
We will report results from a statewide School Readiness study to assess children’s readiness for schools and the
relationship of their level of readiness to their child care experiences and to their family quality of life. We will also
report how families feel about their partnerships with their child’s teacher and how that partnership is related to
their ability to be involved with their child’s education.


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Block IV                                                      Wednesday, September 26, 2007       8:30 am—10:00 am



IV-15 Ages and Stages Questionnaire Training
Lynne Owen, PATNC Born to Learn National and Kansas State Trainer, ASQ Certified Trainer
Nancy Keel, PATNC Born to Learn National and Kansas State Trainer, ASQ Certified Trainer
This training will prepare participants to conduct, score, and analyze the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ).
The ASQ is a developmental screening tool to screen children in the developmental areas of communication, fine
motor, gross motor, personal social, and problem solving. No previous screening training is required.

IV-16 Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional
Bobbie Bower, Coordinator/Supervisor, Leavenworth Parents As Teachers,
ASQ & ASQ:SE Certified Trainer
This training will prepare participants to conduct, score and analyze the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-
Emotional (ASQ:SE). The ASQ:SE screening is filled out by parents in conjunction with a professional to help
understand a child’s development in the area of social and emotional development and help with communication.

IV-17 Denver II Refresher
Shonda Kooser, Certified Parent Educator, Derby USD 260 Parents As Teachers
This 3-hour course is designed to benefit individuals already trained in using the Denver II screening tool, it will
also be an overview and introduction for those not familiar with the Denver II. Experience with the Denver suggests
participating in a refresher course at least every three years to keep skills current and accurate. This session will
include a review of testing procedures and specific directions for administration of screening items. Participants will
have an opportunity to consider their own testing habits and monitor common inaccuracies with interpretation that
can effect standardization when using this tool. This “Refresher” course qualifies as an overview of the complete
Denver training but will not provide certification for attendees. Information will be made available to learn how to
successfully obtain certification and how to update any past or current certifications.

IV-18 Advanced PAT Supervision Training *
Peggy North-Jones CFLE, Parents As Teachers National Center
This session focuses on the role of relationship-based reflective supervision for the PAT supervisor, and all that goes
into the building and maintaining of successful supervisory relationships. This is a participatory session that will
support supervisors in their own growth and development as key professionals in the delivery of quality services to
families.

* Only for supervisors who are directly supervising individuals.


IV-19 Family Advocacy: Building Relationships with Students and Families
Laura Brown, MLA, Family Advocacy & Professional Development
Participants will be actively engaged in learning about the importance of Family Advocacy as a system for deepen-
ing positive communication with students and their families. There will be an opportunity for participants to cross-
program with others to develop new ideas for building relationships with students and their families in addition to
experiencing strategies that will be useful in their work with families. This workshop is valuable for any school staff
person as well as district office personnel. Attendees will be actively engaged during this session while looking at
detailed pieces of a working system that can be put in place in a classroom, school, or district to promote positive
relationships with staff, students and parents.




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IV-20 Math and Parent Partnerships
Joel Heck
Diana Harris
Involving parents in after school hours can be a challenge. How do you get parents involved and how do you keep
them coming back? Come learn how two districts are using MAPPS (Math and Parent Partnerships) to engage
parents and students in the evening hours. MAPPS is an interactive, high interest program that leads parents and
students in creative exploration of relevant math concepts.

IV-21 Building Successful Students
Augustina Leal, Wilroads Gardens Elementary
Bennie Wiley-Bethea, Wilroads Gardens Elementary
Parent involvement is so important. Students need parents who understand the importance of being actively
involved in their lives. We would like to share some of our success stories as well as some of the things we continue
to do to help our parents stay actively involved in their child’s education.

IV-22 Creating Successful Family Literacy Workshops
Judy Guenzel, Learning Connections, Inc.
This session will address what is involved in putting together Family Literacy Workshops in which everyone will
learn and have fun. Such events help families support their children’s success in literacy development. Participants
will be engaged in activities that will provide strategies to help create effective Family Literacy Workshops.




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Block V                                                       Wednesday, September 26, 2007      10:15 am—11:30 am



IV-15 (Continued) Ages and Stages Questionnaire Training
Lynne Owen, PATNC Born to Learn National and Kansas State Trainer, ASQ Certified Trainer
Nancy Keel, PATNC Born to Learn National and Kansas State Trainer, ASQ Certified Trainer
See description on page 11

IV-16 (Continued) Ages and Stages Questionnaire Training: Social-Emotional
Bobbie Bower, Coordinator/Supervisor, Leavenworth Parents As Teachers,
ASQ & ASQ:SE Certified Trainer
See description on page 11

IV-17 (Continued) Denver II Refresher
Shonda Kooser, Certified Parent Educator, Derby USD 260 Parents As Teachers
See description on page 11

IV-18 (Continued) Advanced PAT Supervision Training *
Peggy North-Jones CFLE, Parents As Teachers National Center
See description on page 11
* Only for supervisors who are directly supervising individuals.


V-23 Moving the Six Types from Theory to Practice
Title 1 Parent Involvement Team—Wichita Public Schools
This session is based on the research of Joyce Epstein, Johns Hopkins University. Participants will hear suggestions
and receive tools to support implementation of effective parent involvement practices in areas of communication,
parenting, parents helping their children at home, volunteering, decision making, and community collaboration.

V-24 Effective Advocacy Can Make a Difference
Gary Brunk, Kansas Action for Children
Parents can be strong advocates for their children’s education. However, in too many cases parents do not have the
confidence to become effective advocates. This workshop will review basic steps for good advocacy and provide
participants with tools and experience that can equip them to become effective advocates.

V-25 Working Together to Make a Difference
Carolyn Bunch, Executive Director, KANSEL
Connie Watson, ESOL Migrant Coordinator, USD 259
Brad Uhing, Assistant Professor Wichita State University
Three organizations in Wichita, Kansas have developed a partnership to implement a Toyota Family Literacy
Program in three USD 259 elementary schools. Learn how the program works, how three organizations work
together, and lessons we have learned to develop your own partnership in your area.

V-26 Equipping Parents to Promote Student Learning at Home
Judy Guenzel, Learning Connections, Inc.
“How can I help my child at home?” Every teacher hears this question repeatedly from parents. This workshop is
designed to give teachers ideas on how to help parents work with their children at home. Participants will be
actively involved in literacy activities designed to enhance parents’ effectiveness in working with their children.




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     Tuesday                        Tuesday                          Tuesday                         Wednesday                         Wednesday
         Block I                       Block II                         Block III                          Block IV                          Block V
   8:30 am—10:00 am             10:15 am—11: 45 am                 2:15 pm—3:30 pm                    8:30 am—10:00 am                 10:15 am—11:45 am
 I-1 Making Sense of          II-4 Making More                III-9 Considering Ethical          IV-15 ASQ Training
 Sensory Processing           Sense of Sensory                and Professional
 Disorder                     Processing Disorder             Behaviors

 I-2 Vision Screening                                         III-10 Health Screening            IV-16 ASQ:SE
     Ear Gear: What’s In Your Toolbox?                        Training
     *see page 7 for explanation

 I-3 Keynote                  II-5 Ramps and                  III-11 Games                       IV-17 Denver II Refresher
 Presentation                 Pathways

                              II-6 A New Brand of             III-12 This Kids Drives            IV–18 Advanced PAT Supervision Training
                              Parent Involvement:             Me Crazy: Why Can’t He
                              Preparing Parents to            Behave?
                              Lead
                              II-7 Mission Possible:          III-13 Engaging All                IV-19 Family Advocacy:             V-23 Moving the Six
                              Parenting Your Child            Families                           Building Relationships             Types from Theory to
                              Through Mathematics                                                with Students and                  Practice
                                                                                                 Families
                              II-8 Let’s Talk Some            III-14 Crossing Bridges:           IV-20 Math and Parent              V-24 Effective
                              More: Creating Ideas            Preparing Children and             Partnerships                       Advocacy Can Make
                              for Involving Parents           Families for Kindergarten                                             A Difference
                              Effectively and
                              Respectfully

                                                                                                 IV-21 Building Successful          V-25 Working
                                                                                                 Students                           Together to Make
                                                                                                                                    A Difference

                                                                                                 IV-22 Creating                     V-26 Equipping
                                                                                                 Successful Family                  Parents to Promote
                                                                                                 Literacy Workshops                 Student Learning
                                                                                                                                    At Home

          Block I                       Block II                         Block III                            Block IV                          Block V

   ____ ____ ____                 ____ ____ ____                    ____ ____ ____                    ____ _____ ____                   ____ ____ ____

 I will attend Tuesday’s Breakfast          Yes        No                        I will attend Wednesday’s Breakfast             Yes        No
 I will attend Tuesday’s Luncheon           Yes        No                        I will attend Wednesday’s Luncheon              Yes        No


            Hilton Wichita Airport                            Group Code: KPATA/KPIRC Conference                 Cut-Off Date: September 9, 2007
         Executive Conference Center
                                                              Room Rate: Single/Double/Triple/Quad $90.00 plus applicable state and local taxes.
           Hotel Reservation Number                           Reservation requests received after the cut-off date (September 9, 2007) will be based on
                    316-945-5272                              availability at the Hotel's prevailing rates.
          1-800-AIR-HILT (247-4458)
                                                              Programs must send proof of tax exemption prior to the event directly to the hotel.

Cancellation Policy: Written requests canceling registration must be received at least one (1) month in advance of the conference (August 24, 2007) and will be
assessed a $45.00 charge. Reimbursement payment will be made following the closure of the conference. No phone calls, email or faxes will be accepted. Organi-
zations may substitute the names of those who will be in attendance for registered slots. Substitutions should be submitted in writing by September 14, 2007 to
guarantee a name badge change. A $25.00 processing fee will be assessed for each registration that is not paid in full by September 26, 2007.
Hotel Information

Hilton Wichita Airport
Executive Conference Center

2098 Airport Road
Wichita, Kansas 67209-1941
Tel: 1-316-945-5272
Fax: 1-316-945-7620



Hotel Reservation Number
316-945-5272
1-800-AIR-HILT (247-4458)
Group Code: KPATA/KPIRC Conference
Cut-Off Date: September 9, 2007

Room Rate
Single/Double/Triple/Quad $90.00 plus applicable
state and local taxes. Reservation requests received
after the cut-off date (September 9, 2007) will be
based on availability at the Hotel's prevailing rates.
Organizations must send proof of tax exemption prior
to the event directly to the hotel.

Directions
The hotel is located approximately one mile south of
highway 54/400 (Kellogg) and Ridge Road.

From US 54/400 (Kellogg Avenue) exit Mid-Continent Airport. Take General Aviation exit, turn left,
follow blue signs to hotel.

From Kansas Turnpike/I-35N - exit 42 South Wichita to I-235 North (exit 1C). Go approximately 7 miles
to US 54/400 West (exit 7B). Exit US 54 at Mid-Continent Airport (also known as Ridge Road). Exit
General Aviation/Air Cargo exit and follow blue signs to Hotel.

From I-135 South - exit I-235 North. Go approximately 10 miles to US 54 West (Kellogg Avenue) exit
7B. Exit US 54 at Mid Continent Airport.

From Airport - hotel is located across parking lot from terminal building.

Note: The map and directions are informational only. Please verify specific routes. The map and
directions shown are provided as a guide for your convenience.




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       Conference Sponsors

Kansas Families and Schools Together, Inc.
Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
 Kansas Parents As Teachers Association
  Kansas State Department of Education




                 Conference contact




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                Lees Summit, MO 64082
                 Phone: 816.537.7801
                   Fax: 816.537.7802
          Email: donnaveatchgroup@comcast.net
             www.thedonnaveatchgroup.com