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Transitions: Plugging the Leaks in the Pipeline
Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
There are strategic transition points in the early childhood through higher education pipeline where students are not supported to move forward with adequate preparation for the next challenge. These transition points need to be structured for success so students are not lost to dropping out emotionally or academically. The impact of inadequate preparation is significant for employers and has an enormous negative outcome economically for our nation.
Please join us as we work to define the problems of transition at each stress point in the early childhood to the workplace pipeline, including higher education/post-secondary traning. We will feature successful models of collaboration and support at the transition points, and promote collaboration between educational agencies, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and employers.
Teachers: Eight clock hours towards CTE units will be available through TEA, and you will be able to pick up your certificate at the end of the conference.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Senator Florence Shapiro
Karen Rue – Superintendent of Northwest ISD
Jeff Turner – Superintendent of Coppell ISD
9:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions “The Beginning of the Journey through the Pipeline”
Yasmin Bhatia – CEO of Uplift Education
Kyle Richardson – Principal, Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas ISD
Kathy Scherler – Program Development Specialist, Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas ISD
Claudia Morrell – Chief Operations Officer, NAPE (National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity)
Session 2 – “Not your Mama’s Vocational Education: Career Technical Education”
Wes Cunningham – CTE Director and Principal of Frisco ISD
Janet McDade – Principal, Ben Barber Career Technology Academy, Mansfield ISD
Jan Bray – Executive Director, Association of Career Technical Education
Session 3 – “What about Students with Disabilities?”
Yvonne Davis – Program Specialist for Transition Services, Richardson ISD
Alexa Taylor – Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, SMU
Jim Leonard – Pepsico, Disability Services
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions “Moving through the Pipeline to Post-Secondary Education”
Session 1 – “The Community College Role in Plugging the Leaks”
Ann Beheler – Executive Director of Emerging Technology and Grants, Collin County Community College
Mary Brumbach – Executive District Director of Strategic Funding, Dallas County Community College District
Chris Darville – Adjunct Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership at SMU
Session 2 – “A Stronger Nation and College Completion Issues”
Alison Griffin – Principal, Miles Above Strategies
Michael McLendon – Associate Dean, Simmons School of Education & Human Development, SMU
Raymund Paredes – Commissioner, Higher Education Coordinating Board
Session 3 – “Bridges from Post-Secondary to Pre-K-12”
Tammy Richards – CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Former Associate Dean of Operations, Finance, Enrollment, Marketing and Communications, Lyle School of Engineering, SMU
Nikki Hanegan – STEM Education Researcher/Former Director, Center for STEM Education and Research, The University of Texas at Dallas
Adriana Gomez – Middle School Math Program, Dallas County Community College District
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Plated Lunch and Discussion Groups
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions “Community and Industry Collaboratives”
Session 1 – “The Workforce Voice”
Ken Fenoglio – Vice President, AT&T University
Andrea Glispie– Senior Regional Field Director, Central National Skills Coalition
Laurie Larrea – President, Workforce Solutions, Greater Dallas
Session 2 – “Investing in a Stronger Pipeline: Foundations and Non-Profits”
Dee Chambliss – Program Officer, Educate Texas, Communities Foundations of Texas
Todd Williams – Executive Director, Commit! Dallas
Adrianna Cueller Rojas - Senior Program Officer, Meadows Foundation
Session 3 – “Creating a Village”
Regina Nippert – Director, Center for Communities and Education, SMU
Cindy Floyd – Existing Business/Workforce Development Director, Longviwe Economic Development Corporation
Kelly Kinsey – Youth Career Development Director, Longview Chamber of Commerce
Michael McFarland – Superintendent, Lancaster ISD
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Final Session “A Call to Action”
The Honorable Mike Rawlings – Mayor, City of Dallas
Ann Smisko – Chief Academic Officer, Dallas ISD
Ann Pomykal – Director of the Texas Instruments Foundation
Carl Sewell - Sewell Automotive Companies
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