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Wednesday, November 1
 

11:00am

OHSA Board Meeting
The agenda is here.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Schnitker

Donna Schnitker

Director, Head Start of Harney County

Wednesday November 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Willamette Room

11:30am

Conference Check-in Open
Get your name tag and conference information packet.

Drinks Provided throughout conference - Coffee/Tea/Water/Hot choc packets

Wednesday November 1, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
South Bar

1:00pm

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Donna Schnitker

Donna Schnitker

Director, Head Start of Harney County


Wednesday November 1, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Jefferson Complex

1:00pm

OPK Coaches Learning Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Please take a moment to register for MyPeers, the Collaborative Platform for the Early Care and Education Community. Check the box for "Oregon Early Learning"

Michael will facilitate a workshop with coaches in our PreK programs. We'll explore the process so far, sharing successes and challenges.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Describe successes, challenges, and opportunities for coaches in Oregon PreK programs.
  • Feel more confident accessing tools and implementing coaching systems.
Please take a moment to register for MyPeers, the Collaborative Platform for the Early Care and Education Community. Check the box for "Oregon Early Learning"

Speakers
avatar for Michael Connor

Michael Connor

Preschool Program Specialist, Early Learning Division/Oregon Department of Education


Wednesday November 1, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Oregon Room

1:30pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Herdon

Ronnie Herdon

Director, Albina Head Start
Ron Herndon served as President and Board Chair of the National Head Start | Association (NHSA) from 1991 to 2013. As Chair he provided leadership and | support to Head Start programs across the nation including advocating for over | 900,000 low-income children and families... Read More →


Wednesday November 1, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Jefferson Complex

2:00pm

Orientation to OHSA and the Executive Board
Speakers
avatar for Donna Schnitker

Donna Schnitker

Director, Head Start of Harney County


Wednesday November 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson Complex

3:00pm

Break
Snacks Provided - Jumbo Cookies, Whole Fruit

Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington

3:30pm

Director Meeting
Agenda topics will include:
  • Becoming an OHSA Board member
  • Candidates for RXHSA Director Representative
  • Legislative Topics- Donna
  • Staff Salaries
  • Preschool Promise Expansion
  • Duration Work Group Report- Dawn
  • OPK Rate Equity- Michael
  • Parent Leadership Conference- Donna/Tristin

Moderators
avatar for Annie Soto

Annie Soto

Executive Director, Head Start of Lane County

Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mazama

3:30pm

Parent/Friend Networking
Gather to discuss roles and responsibilities on the OHSA Board and the local, state, regional, and national level. Individuals decide if they plan to run for office. Network ideas for involvement in local Policy Councils and Boards. Discuss charitable checkoff program.

At the end of this session participants will:
  • understand the role of the OHSA officers
  • know if they are running for the OHSA Board
  • have at least one idea for increasing PC involvement

Moderators
Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson Complex

3:30pm

Staff Networking
Gather to discuss roles and responsibilities on the OHSA Board and the local, state, regional, and national level. Individuals decide if they plan to run for office. We will also discuss what training opportunities you would like to see.

At the end of this session participants will: 
  • understand the role of the OHSA officers
  • know if they are running for the OHSA Board
  • understand the role of the OHSA officers

Moderators
avatar for Tara Gray

Tara Gray

Education Supervisor, Oregon Child Development Coalition
I currently serve on the OHSA Executive Leadership Board as the Region X Staff representative.  I have worked in Head Start and Early Head Start for the past 3 years with a total of 7 years in early childhood. Currently I am an Education Supervisor with Oregon Child Development Coalition... Read More →
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Myrna Gregory

Therapeutic Teacher, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
My name is Myrna Gregory and I am proud to call Mid Willamette Valley community action Agency my second home . I have been in the Child development field since 2001 and with Head start for 11 years with post Graduate degree in primary Education from Glasgow University . I enjoy... Read More →

Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bachelor

5:00pm

Candidates Meeting
Candidates for office complete their information forms, obtain their Director’s written permission and support (if not previously completed), file their applications, and have their pictures taken and posted. 

Learn more at http://www.ohsa.net/blog/board-elections/

Moderators
avatar for Tristin Mock

Tristin Mock

Dr Tristin Mock has been the Executive Director of OHSA since October 2013. Before becoming the ED she served on the OHSA Board as the Secretary having been elected to a staff at large position. Tristin worked for Mid-Columbia Children's Council for three years as their Heath, Sa... Read More →

Wednesday November 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jefferson Complex
 
Thursday, November 2
 

7:30am

Breakfast

Nw Scramble

Scrambled eggs with sautéed mushrooms, chives and tomatoes, bacon strips and sausage links, herbed breakfast potatoes, fresh biscuits, County gravy and fresh fruit display


Thursday November 2, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Jefferson Complex

8:30am

Candidates Speeches and Voting
Board Members will serve as timekeepers while we hear from candidates running for office.
Three-minute time limit strictly enforced.
  • State Friend candidates speak and voting follows.
  • Region X Representative candidates (Director, Staff, Friend) speak and voting follows.
  • Other Board candidates speak and voting occurs during the break.
Learn more at http://www.ohsa.net/blog/board-elections/

Moderators
avatar for Tristin Mock

Tristin Mock

Dr Tristin Mock has been the Executive Director of OHSA since October 2013. Before becoming the ED she served on the OHSA Board as the Secretary having been elected to a staff at large position. Tristin worked for Mid-Columbia Children's Council for three years as their Heath, Sa... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Jefferson Complex

8:30am

How to Use the Book ‘What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick’: A Train-the-Trainer Session
IHA’s flagship book, What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick, has been proven to reduce missed school and work days and unnecessary emergency room visits for those families that read and use the book. To supplement the book’s easy-to-use, easy-to-read format, this train-the-trainer session will help educators work with families to utilize this book to better care for their children.  Attendees will learn how to use this book with their families in order to replicate and expand on the positive results of the health education method. 
Objectives:
  • Understand at least 1 health literacy tool to work effectively with low literacy adults.
  • Practice how to use the book with families to care for their child and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez

Health Education Specialist, Institute for Healthcare Advancement


Thursday November 2, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Mazama

8:30am

EHS CCP Cluster Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Thursday November 2, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hood

10:00am

Break
Snacks Provided - Popcorn, Fresh Vegetable Display

Performance by Albina Head Start

Thursday November 2, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Washington

10:30am

Beyond Conflict: How to Turn Tension into Connection
Conflict has a huge impact in your relationships and your life. Escalated friction in one area causes ripples in others and you pay a high price in your relationships and well-being. Learn to look through a different lens and you can turn challenging interactions into connected communication with positive results.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the cause of conflict, improve communication and promote sincere respect.
  • Dissolve tension comfortably when it gets critical and learn how to build bridges from conflict to conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Leeza Carlone Steindorf

Leeza Carlone Steindorf

Communication, Transformation and Conflict Resolution Expert, Core Success, LLC


Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jefferson 3

10:30am

Solutions for Stress & Other Baffling Behavior
Learn the whats and whys of self-control using The Daisy Model. When teachers understand these principles of neurological development, they will know why these techniques are helpful and when to use them. This presentation puts together good teaching skills with leading edge understanding of development using simple, non-technical language. Teachers will leave encouraged and empowered.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize personal stress response and children's stress responses.
  • State three ways to support stress control.

Speakers
avatar for Letha Marchetti

Letha Marchetti

Occupational Therapist, OT Home Services
Thanks for checking me out! | Supporting children to BLOOM is my work. | With so many views, it's difficult to know what is right. I bring scientifically based information so parents and teachers can have a solid foundation when it comes to supporting developing children... Read More →


Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jefferson 2

10:30am

Oregon DHS Community Partner Outreach Program (CPOP)

The CPOP team will provide an overview of our program, which includes supporting a network of more than 300 community partner organizations across the state—including many Head Start organizations—that help Oregonians enroll in the Oregon Health Plan. We will focus on sharing important information about I’m healthy! / ¡Soy sano! including its transition to Cover All Kids in January 2018, and other notable 2017 legislation (such as the Reproductive Health Equity Act) that impact many Head Start children and families.

At the end of this session attendees will know about:

  • Expanded public medical programs that now include coverage for immigrant children and families
  • How to connect Head Start children and families to enrollment services for these programs



Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jefferson 1

12:00pm

Lunch

Lunch agenda includes:

  • Election results
  • Dollar Per Child Fundraising
  • Host Program Presentation- Albina Head Start


Traditional

Mixed green salad with assorted dressings served with a red potato salad, seasonal vegetables, and rolls with butter

•Spicy Roasted Pork Loin: Cajun rubbed pork loin with balsamic onion reduction.

•Vegetable Curry: cauliflower, sweet potatoes, peas and spinach served in a flavorful yellow curry sauce with basmati rice. freshly brewed coffee, decaf, iced or hot Tazo tea and chef’s dessert selection


Thursday November 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Jefferson Complex

1:30pm

Powered by STEAM: Engaging Young Children in Meaningful, Fun, and Hands-On Experiences to Investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
This workshop will highlight the why, what, and how of STEAM education for young children. We will share exciting research that demonstrates why STEAM experiences are critical for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Using a variety of dynamic learning modalities: engaging, hands-on activities, discussion, reflection, real-life stories from the teaching perspective, and PowerPoint/video, participants will have the opportunity to explore all five content areas of STEAM, and will gain insight into how all of these areas are interconnected. Participants will also learn how to encourage parent and family engagement in exploring STEAM-related concepts with children at home. Training participants will leave with resources, effective strategies, and practical, affordable ideas that can easily be adapted for immediate application in a variety of program settings.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Learn specific STEAM activities that can be replicated at home or school
  • Create additional STEAM activities with materials they already have access

Speakers
avatar for Lillian McCuen

Lillian McCuen

Educational Consultant, Education Networks


Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson 2

1:30pm

Discipline with Dignity - How to Get Kids to Cooperate and Feel Good Doing It
Raising kids does not have to feel like a battle. The goal of discipline is to create and keep a safe, healthy, cooperative, and happy home. Clarity of expectations, consistency of follow-through and keeping dignity in tact along the way allows families to live happily and peacefully with one another. This workshop will give you the foundational pieces for doing just that.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Understand how to make clear and effective rules for, and with, your child and be able to differentiate between consequences and punishment.
  • Define and teach the rights, the responsibilities, and the role of goals in the family.

Speakers
avatar for Leeza Carlone Steindorf

Leeza Carlone Steindorf

Communication, Transformation and Conflict Resolution Expert, Core Success, LLC


Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson 3

1:30pm

Examining Challenges for Children with Activated Stress Response and Calming Strategies Using All 5 Senses
Participants in this training will examine the common challenges of stress and overstimulation experienced by adults and children. We will explore states of arousal and the “fight, flight or freeze” response and how to move back into productive states of activity when triggered. Hands-on activities will allow attendees to explore a variety of strategies that can effectively be used to calm overactive minds and bodies by targeting all five senses.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Participants in this training will identify the common challenges of stress and overstimulation experienced by adults and children.
  • Participants will use a variety of strategies that can effectively be used to calm overactive minds and bodies by targeting all five senses.

Speakers
avatar for Aoife Rose Magee

Aoife Rose Magee

Owner, Magee Consulting, LLC


Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Oregon Room

3:00pm

Break
Snacks Provided - Crisp tortilla chips, fresh salsa, Whole Fruit

Thursday November 2, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington

5:15pm

Newly Elected OHSA Board Meets with Outgoing Members
Incoming and outgoing members will meet to transition board responsibilities. The board will decide on an officer slate to present to the membership in addition to setting the date for the December board meeting.

Moderators
avatar for Tristin Mock

Tristin Mock

Dr Tristin Mock has been the Executive Director of OHSA since October 2013. Before becoming the ED she served on the OHSA Board as the Secretary having been elected to a staff at large position. Tristin worked for Mid-Columbia Children's Council for three years as their Heath, Sa... Read More →
avatar for Donna Schnitker

Donna Schnitker

Director, Head Start of Harney County

Thursday November 2, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Hood
 
Friday, November 3
 

7:30am

Breakfast

Roaring Start

Farm Fresh scrambled eggs with Tillamook

Cheddar, Crisp bacon strips and sausage links

Breakfast potatoes ,Assorted pastries and muffins

Fresh fruit display, warm scones, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, hot teas and chilled fruit juice


Friday November 3, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Jefferson Complex

8:30am

An Internet-Facilitated and Coach-Supported Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Head Start Mothers with Depression
Low income mothers of young children are at exceptional risk for depressive syndromes. Despite the availability of efficacious treatments, most depressed persons do not receive treatment. We evaluated an internet-facilitated CBT intervention for depression tailored to mothers of young children (Mom-Net). Participants (N=266) were recruited via Head Starts and randomly assigned to either to the Mom-Net program or a Motivational Interviewing and Referral to Services (MIRS) condition. We found a significantly lower depression symptoms in the Mom-Net condition relative to the active control condition. A coach-facilitated internet-delivered CBT intervention designed for parents of young children is efficacious in reducing depression.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Know more about the risk for depression and need for services for mothers with children enrolled in Head Start.
  • Be familiar with a new and innovative treatment for mothers of young children dealing with depression.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Feil

Ed Feil

Child Development Researcher, Oregon Research Institute


Friday November 3, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Oregon Room

8:30am

Anxiety, Trauma & Emotional Dysregulation: Where Learning Stops
When working with learners of any age, it is imperative that educators have a basic understanding of how stress, anxiety, trauma, and an individual’s unique method of emotional regulation impact behavioral and educational outcomes. This presentation provides introductory education on the neuroscience behind the human stress response, coping behaviors, and the ways in which current methods of child guidance often exasperate behavioral problems. Participants will walk away with tools for appropriately guiding the development of healthy emotional regulation skills in young learners.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the common coping behaviors exhibited by children in an autonomic stress response.
  • Demonstrate appropriate guidance strategies for responding to children in various levels of distress.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie James

Natalie James

Counselor & Child Life Specialist, DreamBranch Education
Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and Certified Teacher Trainer, my passion is speaking. I travel all along the west coast, from Seattle to Los Angeles, presenting at conferences and providing in-service staff trainings on the topics of relationships, child deve... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Jefferson 3

8:30am

Head Start on Engineering
Head Start on Engineering is a collaboration between MHCC Head Start, OMSI, Institute for Learning Innovation, and Notre Dame to support families with young children in developing lifelong interests in engineering and science. We will share our journey over the past two years. Come and see the parent child activities that OMSI has developed for families at home and in the classrooms. Results from our research and what we have learned.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Know what early childhood, engineering-related interest development looks like for parents and children.
  • Know how to support engineering interests with children and families.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Pattison

Scott Pattison

Director of Research, Institute for Learning Innovation
Scott Pattison is a researcher and evaluator at the Institute for Learning Innovation and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Over the last decade, his work has focused on education, learning, and interest development in free-choice and out-of-school environments, includin... Read More →
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Cynthia Smith

Mt Hood Community College


Friday November 3, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Mazama

8:30am

Scholarship Committee
Limited Capacity seats available

 During this committee meeting  both parents and staff will receive a head start (pun intended) on the scholarship season.  A parent and/or staff representative from every program is encouraged to attend.  
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify in detail the four scholarships available through OHSA.
  • Receive the most current update on NHSA scholarships and awards.
  • Understand the requirements of each scholarship application.
  • Return to their Head Start program with helpful tips for a successful scholarship application.    

Speakers
avatar for Tara Gray

Tara Gray

Education Supervisor, Oregon Child Development Coalition
I currently serve on the OHSA Executive Leadership Board as the Region X Staff representative.  I have worked in Head Start and Early Head Start for the past 3 years with a total of 7 years in early childhood. Currently I am an Education Supervisor with Oregon Child Development Coalition... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Hood

8:30am

Setting Expectations and Using Schedules to Support Children
Research and practice has shown the positive effect Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (EC PBIS) can have on children’s social/emotional development. Two of the key practices within EC PBIS are using clear expectations and visual schedules. This presentation will look at the importance of expectations and visual schedules and how to implement them in both the classroom and home environment. Attendees will also learn about free resources to help support the implementation of expectations and visual schedules.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
  • Create expectations for the classroom or home environment.
  • Create and use a visual daily schedule in the classroom or home environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Weintraub

Mackenzie Weintraub

Mackenzie Weintraub - Consultant
Mackenzie Weintraub is an early childhood education trainer and consultant based in Portland, OR. She specializes in supporting teachers, classrooms, and programs in implementing Early Childhood (EC) Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) practices.


Friday November 3, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Jefferson 1

9:30am

PIC Meeting
Update from Public Affairs Counsel

Moderators
avatar for Donna Schnitker

Donna Schnitker

Director, Head Start of Harney County

Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Jefferson 2

10:00am

Break
Snacks Provided - Jumbo soft pretzels, Fresh Vegetable Display

Friday November 3, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Washington

10:30am

Business Meeting
Agenda
May General Session Minutes Submitted for Approval

Treasurer's Report - Nancy Perin
  • Vote on Proposed FY 2018 Budget

2017-18 Executive Board Seated
  • Proposed Officer Slate Presented

President- Donna
Vice President- Annie
Secretary- Brenda
Treasurer- Nancy Perin

Vote on policy updates
  • Financial Policy
  • Employee Handbook

Committee Reports
  • Public Information (PIC)- Donna Schnitker
  • Scholarship- Tara Gray
Networking Group Reports
  • Directors- Annie Soto
  • Staff- Tara Gray
  • Parents/Friends- Sabena

National Head Start Association Report- Sabena Vaughan

Region X Head Start Association Report- Tristin Mock

Collaboration Office Report- Shawna Rodrigues

Strategic Plan Update- Donna Schnitker

Meeting Adjourned

Moderators
avatar for Tristin Mock

Tristin Mock

Dr Tristin Mock has been the Executive Director of OHSA since October 2013. Before becoming the ED she served on the OHSA Board as the Secretary having been elected to a staff at large position. Tristin worked for Mid-Columbia Children's Council for three years as their Heath, Sa... Read More →
avatar for Donna Schnitker

Donna Schnitker

Director, Head Start of Harney County

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jefferson Complex