Paving the Way: Connecting OST Locally and Across the State (Newport News)

Tuesday, 20 August 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

15198 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia, 23608, United States

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Tuesday, 20 August 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia, 23608, United States.

This year VPOST is taking our annual conference on the road! Rather than hosting one state-wide event, we are leaning into our goal to strengthen and establish local OST networks, by hosting local mini-conferences! Our traveling conference, Paving the Way: Connecting Out-of-School Time Locally and Across Virginia was created to intentionally be more accessible to OST staff by bringing professional development to your backyards at a more affordable rate!  Strong local networks create points of connection and establish channels for communication and collaboration across the Commonwealth. We are stronger when we act together and local-to-state networks allow us to push in the same direction for positive change. We hope you will join us in building community and connection at VPOST 15th annual conference, Paving the Way: Connecting Out-of-School Time Locally and Across Virginia.

 

Join us for the third stop of our traveling conference in Newport News on August 20, 2024! Simply purchase tickets below!

 

Please note: Payment options include check by invoice and debit/credit card via Paypal and Paypal Accounts. For technical assistance with payment, please contact Bridget Langer at Bridget.Langer@v-post.org.

 

Emily Muise
Behavior Analyst
Old Dominion University

Emily Muise, EdS, BCBA-LBA has worked in the education field for almost 20 years in a variety of roles, including as a classroom teacher, special education teacher and school administrator, and is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). She is currently the Project Manager for the Cooperative for Effective Behavior Interventions and Supports and is passionate about supporting personnel working in diverse settings serving children and young people. She lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband and two cats and enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

About Emily Muise

Behavior Analyst
Old Dominion University
Dr. Vaughn Garland
Youth Education Manager
Richmond Youth Development Network/Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland has over twenty-five years as a Richmond-based educator, community builder, and artist in Richmond. His expertise spans youth education, program development, fostering community dialogue, and contributing to place-making initiatives. Currently serving as the Manager of Youth Education at the Mary and Frances Youth Center, a Virginia Commonwealth University department under the Division of Community Engagement, Garland earned both a Ph.D. and an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has held positions in many of Richmond 's non-profit arts and cultural organizations.

About Dr. Vaughn Garland

Youth Education Manager
Richmond Youth Development Network/Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Misti Muller
Executive Director
Mary Frances Youth Center, Virginia Commonwealth University

Misti Mueller, EdD has 30 years of experience as an educator. She taught middle school health and physical education for 18 years before moving into the role of teacher educator at VCU. Her research interests focus on increasing physical activity levels and enjoyment of physical activity for adolescents, STEM in Sports, and supporting movement throughout the day for K-12 students through active lessons that support academic content. As the Executive Director of the Mary and Frances Youth Center, Dr. Mueller is dedicated to supporting positive youth development through sports and community engagement.

About Dr. Misti Muller

Executive Director
Mary Frances Youth Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
Christine Jones Monaccio
Professional Development and Quality Coordonator
VPOST

With over 15 years of experience in the out-of-school time field, Christine began her journey in program management with both community-based organizations and school-based settings. Currently, she excels at applying her knowledge of instructional design to architecting professional development experiences such as state conferences, communities of practice, and webinars. Christine is a seasoned speaker, having presented at numerous events nationally and locally. Combining education with advocacy, she has also pioneered VPOST STEM Youth Ambassador Program and the OST Access Map project, further solidifying her commitment to advancing the field and ensuring broader access to quality educational opportunities. In her spare time, you’ll find Christine exploring Richmond with her husband, two daughters, and rowdy beagle, seeing live music, or throwing clay on a pottery wheel.

About Christine Jones Monaccio

Professional Development and Quality Coordonator
VPOST
Bunmi Esho
Family Engagement Advisor
STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Growing up in both the U.S. and Nigeria, I witnessed the impact of my local community in shaping my path toward a degree in chemical engineering. Through everyday activities like grocery shopping, cooking, raising chickens, learning how to best purify our drinking water, and even making my own tie-dyed outfits, I saw the magic of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all around me. When I lived in Cambodia for three years, working alongside students and their families in Kampong Speu province, teaching chemistry to high schoolers in urban Phnom Penh, and leading community outreach efforts in STEM with students and educators across the country, I was reminded of the power our communities have and their influence on our youth, especially for youth of color. After more than two decades of experience in the tech, education and nonprofit sectors, I’m coming back to what ignited my passion for community, education, and STEM as a young girl by working with organizations so that every child, regardless of their background, sees themselves in STEM.

About Bunmi Esho

Family Engagement Advisor
STEM Next Opportunity Fund
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Wildrock

Wildrock promotes nature play for health and happiness.

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Sheneika Simmons
Founder & Principal Consultant
Simmons Leadership Services

Sheneika Simmons is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Simmons Leadership Services. Sheneika earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Ferrum College, a Masters of Science in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and is a current Ph.D. student in Human and Social Services at Walden University. She is an Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM (ACRES) facilitator, a White-Riley-Peterson Afterschool Policy Fellow, an awardee of the National Afterschool Association's (NAA) Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders and Board of Directors member, a LEAD (School Mental Health Certification (MHC) Instructor, a BOOST Café Ambassador, and a Teach For America (TFA) alumni, advisory council member, and steering committee member. She is a former educator and currently works to support and shape a more equitable afterschool and educational landscape nationally. She has had the pleasure to engage with youth, families, schools, communities, and organizations in various capacities. Sheneika is passionate about supporting youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. Sheneika believes that all professionals have the capacity to enhance their organizational and personal competence, confidence, and connections.

About Sheneika Simmons

Founder & Principal Consultant
Simmons Leadership Services
Dr. Aundrea Smiley
Faculty
Eastern Mennonite University

About Dr. Aundrea Smiley

Faculty
Eastern Mennonite University

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Sessions on Aug 20, 2024

08:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
09:00 AM

Celebrating Hampton Roads OST!

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
09:45 AM

Break/transition

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM

Family Engagement - The Secret Sauce to Removing Barriers in STEM

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Bunmi Esho
    Family Engagement AdvisorSTEM Next Opportunity Fund
    Growing up in both the U.S. and Nigeria, I witnessed the impact of my local community in shaping my path toward a degree in chemical engineering. Through everyday activities like grocery shopping, cooking, raising chickens, learning how to best purify our drinking water, and even making my own tie-dyed outfits, I saw the magic of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all around me. When I lived in Cambodia for three years, working alongside students and their families in Kampong Speu province, teaching chemistry to high schoolers in urban Phnom Penh, and leading community outreach efforts in STEM with students and educators across the country, I was reminded of the power our communities have and their influence on our youth, especially for youth of color. After more than two decades of experience in the tech, education and nonprofit sectors, I’m coming back to what ignited my passion for community, education, and STEM as a young girl by working with organizations so that every child, regardless of their background, sees themselves in STEM.

    Fostering Belonging and Resilience: The Evolution of the Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) and RichmondYDN in Greater Richmond.

    10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      Dr. Vaughn Garland
      Youth Education ManagerRichmond Youth Development Network/Virginia Commonwealth University
      Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland has over twenty-five years as a Richmond-based educator, community builder, and artist in Richmond. His expertise spans youth education, program development, fostering community dialogue, and contributing to place-making initiatives. Currently serving as the Manager of Youth Education at the Mary and Frances Youth Center, a Virginia Commonwealth University department under the Division of Community Engagement, Garland earned both a Ph.D. and an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has held positions in many of Richmond 's non-profit arts and cultural organizations.
      Dr. Misti Muller
      Executive DirectorMary Frances Youth Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
      Misti Mueller, EdD has 30 years of experience as an educator. She taught middle school health and physical education for 18 years before moving into the role of teacher educator at VCU. Her research interests focus on increasing physical activity levels and enjoyment of physical activity for adolescents, STEM in Sports, and supporting movement throughout the day for K-12 students through active lessons that support academic content. As the Executive Director of the Mary and Frances Youth Center, Dr. Mueller is dedicated to supporting positive youth development through sports and community engagement.
      11:15 AM

      Transition/Break

      11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
      11:30 AM

      Lunch and Introduction to New VPOST New Quality Standards

      11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
        Christine Jones Monaccio
        Professional Development and Quality CoordonatorVPOST
        With over 15 years of experience in the out-of-school time field, Christine began her journey in program management with both community-based organizations and school-based settings. Currently, she excels at applying her knowledge of instructional design to architecting professional development experiences such as state conferences, communities of practice, and webinars. Christine is a seasoned speaker, having presented at numerous events nationally and locally. Combining education with advocacy, she has also pioneered VPOST STEM Youth Ambassador Program and the OST Access Map project, further solidifying her commitment to advancing the field and ensuring broader access to quality educational opportunities. In her spare time, you’ll find Christine exploring Richmond with her husband, two daughters, and rowdy beagle, seeing live music, or throwing clay on a pottery wheel.
        12:45 PM

        Break/Transition

        12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
        01:00 PM

        Plan for Success: Behavior Supports and Strategies for Out of School Time Programs

        01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
          Emily Muise
          Behavior AnalystOld Dominion University
          Emily Muise, EdS, BCBA-LBA has worked in the education field for almost 20 years in a variety of roles, including as a classroom teacher, special education teacher and school administrator, and is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). She is currently the Project Manager for the Cooperative for Effective Behavior Interventions and Supports and is passionate about supporting personnel working in diverse settings serving children and young people. She lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband and two cats and enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

          Leveraging Community Partnerships for Success

          01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
            Sheneika Simmons
            Founder & Principal ConsultantSimmons Leadership Services
            Sheneika Simmons is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Simmons Leadership Services. Sheneika earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Ferrum College, a Masters of Science in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and is a current Ph.D. student in Human and Social Services at Walden University. She is an Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM (ACRES) facilitator, a White-Riley-Peterson Afterschool Policy Fellow, an awardee of the National Afterschool Association's (NAA) Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders and Board of Directors member, a LEAD (School Mental Health Certification (MHC) Instructor, a BOOST Café Ambassador, and a Teach For America (TFA) alumni, advisory council member, and steering committee member. She is a former educator and currently works to support and shape a more equitable afterschool and educational landscape nationally. She has had the pleasure to engage with youth, families, schools, communities, and organizations in various capacities. Sheneika is passionate about supporting youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. Sheneika believes that all professionals have the capacity to enhance their organizational and personal competence, confidence, and connections.
            02:15 PM

            Break/Transition

            02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
            02:30 PM

            From The Ground Up: Fostering Relationships, Trust, and Accountability using Restorative Justice in Education Practices

            02:30 PM - 03:45 PM
              Dr. Aundrea Smiley
              FacultyEastern Mennonite University

              Power of Play

              02:30 PM - 03:45 PM
                TBD TBD
                TBDWildrock
                Wildrock promotes nature play for health and happiness.
                03:45 PM

                Break/Transition

                03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
                04:00 PM

                Closing

                04:00 PM - 05:00 PM