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October 10, 2012 Stone Soup 2012 Collective Action: Parts To Whole

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Date: 
October 10, 2012 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (note earlier time). REGISTRATION OPEN FROM SEPTEMBER 10-26.
Location: 
Crowne Plaza (Twitter hash tag: #StoneSoup12)
100 Berlin Turnpike
Cromwell, CT
Audience: 
Discovery Communities and Partners
Registration for this event is closed

Event Resources

Stone Soup 2012 Brochure [PDF 2.44 MB]

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Topic(s): Children's Health, Collaboration, Communications, Community Decision Making, Community Engagement, Data Collection, Early Childhood Programs and Services, Early Literacy, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: August 15, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 - Presenter Biographies [WORD DOCUMENT 88 KB]

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Date: October 25, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - The Why, What, and How of Effective Family and Community Engagement [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION 308.5 KB]

Presented by Karen Mapp, Ed.D., Director, Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard University and co-author of A Match on Dry Grass:... More

Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Presented by Karen Mapp, Ed.D., Director, Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard University and co-author of A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform and Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships.

Overview of Grade Level Reading Campaign [PDF 723.83 KB]

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Source/Author: Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Topic(s): Early Literacy
Date: October 25, 2012

Connecticut's State Pacesetter Award Certificate [PDF 311.69 KB]

At the 2012 Stone Soup Conference, Ralph Smith presented the Grade Level Reading Campaign State Pacesetter Award to the State of Connecticut. More

Source/Author: Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: At the 2012 Stone Soup Conference, Ralph Smith presented the Grade Level Reading Campaign State Pacesetter Award to the State of Connecticut.

Campaign for Grade Level Reading Post Card [PDF 3.58 MB]

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Source/Author: Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Topic(s): Early Literacy
Date: October 25, 2012

Grade-Level Reading Communities Network Snapshot [PDF 2.06 MB]

Information about the 124 Charter Members of the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network.  More

Source/Author: Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Topic(s): Early Literacy
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Information about the 124 Charter Members of the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network. 

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Building a 3 to 3 System

prezi.com – Presentation by Andrea Brinnel, Education Consultant, CT State Dept. of Education on Building A "3 to 3" System. More

Topic(s): Achievement Gap, Community Decision Making, Early Childhood Programs and Services
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Presentation by Andrea Brinnel, Education Consultant, CT State Dept. of Education on Building A "3 to 3" System.

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Dining For Women: Creating a Giving Circle [PDF 3.69 MB]

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Topic(s): Community Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Dining for Women - Starting a Giving Circle [PDF 45.15 KB]

Items to consider when starting a giving circle. More

Topic(s): Community Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Items to consider when starting a giving circle.

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Choosing Your Social Media Mix: Delivering the Right Message to the Right Audience [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION 4.46 MB]

This presentation was given by Carol Buckheit, President, Nonprofit MediaWorks. More

Topic(s): Community Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: This presentation was given by Carol Buckheit, President, Nonprofit MediaWorks.

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - How can we cultivate a community of Engaged Families? [PDF 247.33 KB]

This presentation was part of the breakout session, "Conversation With Karen Mapp." More

Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: This presentation was part of the breakout session, "Conversation With Karen Mapp."

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Strive Partnership Data Sharing [PDF 1.92 MB]

Presentation about how The Strive Partnership in Cincinnati shares and uses data through an open source data sharing platform and dashboard... More

Topic(s): Data Collection
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Presentation about how The Strive Partnership in Cincinnati shares and uses data through an open source data sharing platform and dashboard developed in partnership with Microsoft.  

Strive Frameworks Overview [PDF 314.88 KB]

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Topic(s): Data Collection
Date: October 25, 2012

Strive Technology Strategy [PDF 331.16 KB]

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Topic(s): Data Collection
Date: October 25, 2012

Strive Data Lens [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION 741.5 KB]

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Topic(s): Data Collection
Date: October 25, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Healthy Start: Partnering With Pediatricians And Hospitals [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION 2.19 MB]

Presentation about Reach Out and Read, a national partnership with pediatricians, and Read to Grow, a CT partnership with hospitals and parents... More

Topic(s): Collaboration
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Presentation about Reach Out and Read, a national partnership with pediatricians, and Read to Grow, a CT partnership with hospitals and parents engage health professionals to improve outcomes for young children.

Reach out and Read Overview [PDF 197.3 KB]

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Topic(s): Collaboration
Date: October 25, 2012

Reach out and Read: The Evidence [PDF 298.41 KB]

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Topic(s): Collaboration
Date: October 25, 2012

Reach out and Read Connecticut Profile [PDF 92.85 KB]

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Topic(s): Collaboration
Date: October 25, 2012

Reach Out and Read Connecticut Information for Applicants [PDF 49.19 KB]

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Topic(s): Collaboration
Date: October 25, 2012

Reading Tips for Your Family Poster [PDF 378.86 KB]

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Topic(s): Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - The Parent Information Action Research Project [PDF 809.46 KB]

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Topic(s): Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Cycle Breakers of Bridgeport, CT [PDF 217.02 KB]

Presentation by Monica Stone. More

Topic(s): Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Presentation by Monica Stone.

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Taking Action in Waterbury: Parent Information Action Research Project [PDF 1.86 MB]

Presentation at the Stone Soup Conference by Rubis Collado.  More

Source/Author: Waterbury
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 26, 2012

Full Description: Presentation at the Stone Soup Conference by Rubis Collado. 

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation- Waterbury Community Resource Fair: PIAR Community Project [PDF 920.96 KB]

Presentation at the Stone Soup Conference by Carmen James, MA. More

Source/Author: Waterbury
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 26, 2012

Full Description: Presentation at the Stone Soup Conference by Carmen James, MA.

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Parks & Family: Making a Ground Breaking “Splash” [PDF 375.4 KB]

Presentation at the Stone Soup conference by Crystal Hernandez  Timeca Peters.  More

Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 26, 2012

Full Description: Presentation at the Stone Soup conference by Crystal Hernandez  Timeca Peters. 

East Hartford Community Splash Pad Facebook Page

www.facebook.com – More

Source/Author: East Hartford
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 26, 2012

Torrington Parent Network Facebook Page

www.facebook.com – More

Source/Author: Torrington
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 26, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - New Haven Parent Information Research Action Community Project [PDF 743.13 KB]

Presented at the Stone Soup Conference by co-researcher Yury Maciel-Andrews. More

Source/Author: New Haven
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 26, 2012

Full Description: Presented at the Stone Soup Conference by co-researcher Yury Maciel-Andrews.

2012 Stone Soup Presentation - Preschool Behavior: A Key Factor - And Strategy - For School Success [PDF 5.9 MB]

 This presentation, by Walter Gilliam, Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University, focuses on current... More

Topic(s): Early Childhood Programs and Services, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description:  This presentation, by Walter Gilliam, Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University, focuses on current research showing the critical value of interventions that equip early childhood educators to respond effectively to challenging behaviors and build strong relationships with parents.

Child FIRST Overview [PDF 233.71 KB]

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Topic(s): Children's Health, Collaboration, Community Engagement, Early Childhood Programs and Services, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Child FIRST Brochure [PDF 650.13 KB]

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Topic(s): Children's Health, Collaboration, Community Engagement, Early Childhood Programs and Services, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Child FIRST Map and Contacts

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Topic(s): Children's Health, Collaboration, Community Engagement, Early Childhood Programs and Services, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: October 25, 2012

Stone Soup 2012 Presentation - Turning the Tide on Childhood Obesity: Being Part of the Solution

Presenter David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is the Founding Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University and is known internationally for... More

Topic(s): Children's Health
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: Presenter David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is the Founding Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University and is known internationally for his expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention, especailly childhood obesity.

Unjunk Yourself You Tube Video

www.youtube.com – "Unjunk Yourself" is a video sponsored by Turn the Tide Foundation & KidTribe and produced by David L. Katz. MD. More

Topic(s): Children's Health
Date: October 25, 2012

Full Description: "Unjunk Yourself" is a video sponsored by Turn the Tide Foundation & KidTribe and produced by David L. Katz. MD.


Agenda

  • 8:00-8:30      Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30      Welcome and Keynote, Dr. Karen Mapp
  • 9:45-11:00    AM Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:15-11:45  Grade Level Reading Campaign State Pacesetter Award
  • 11:45-12:30  Lunch
  • 12:45-2:00    PM Concurrent Sessions
  • 2:15-3:15     Closing Plenary, Dr. David Katz
  • 3:15-3:30     Wrap-up and Prizes

Session Descriptions

GENERAL SESSIONS – SELECT ANY AND ALL YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND

8:30-9:30 am - Welcome and Keynote, Dr. Karen Mapp

Sparking the Fire:  Parents and Community – Essential Ingredients for Sustainable Change

KAREN MAPP, Ed.D.  Director, Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard University

Dr. Mapp is an acclaimed national expert on parent and community influence on education.  Co-author of A Match on Dry Grass:  Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform and Beyond the Bake Sale:  The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships, she brings deep knowledge of the latest research, not only on why parent and community engagement is important, but how to do it well.

 

11:15-11:45 am - Grade Level Reading Campaign State Pacesetter Award

Ralph Smith will present the Grade Level Reading Campaign State Pacesetter Award to the State of Connecticut.  Invited guests, Governor Dannel Malloy and State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor.

 

11:45-12:30 pm - Lunch

 

2:15-3:15 pm - Closing Plenary, Dr. David Katz

Turning the Tide on Childhood Obesity:  Being Part of the Solution

DAVID KATZ, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP  Founding Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University

Dr. Katz is known internationally for his expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention, especailly childhood obesity.  A dynamic speaker and leading voice in medical media, Dr. Katz has been acclaimed by peers as the “poet laureate of health promotion.”

 

3:15-3:30 pm - Wrap-Up And Prizes

 

AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9:45-11:00 AM (SELECT ONE).

AM BREAKOUT 1: Building A "3 to 3" System

To give young children the best chance at school success, early care and education providers and K-12 schools need to be connected and aligned in their approaches to instruction, professional development, family engagement and a host of other issues.  Middletown [am session] and West Hartford [pm session] will share their learning as they have worked to implement this vision in recent years.  Participants will also be exposed to a newly developed 3 to 3 framework, a self-assessment tool designed to help communities work towards aligned systems.

  • Andrea Brinnel, Education Consultant, CT State Dept. of Education
  • AM session: Middletown– Helene Figueroa, Consultant, and representatives from the community and school district
  • PM session: West Hartford– Beth Bye, Discovery Coordinator, and Noam Sturm, Principal

AM BREAKOUT 2: Changing The World, One Dinner At A Time

Come be inspired by the “giving circle” concept, a simple but powerful way to create awareness, build enthusiasm and develop resources for issues you care about.  Learn about Dining For Women, a nonprofit organization that grew from one pot-luck dinner party in 2003 to more than 200 chapters around the world and raised more than a million dollars in less than ten years.  Learn key principles and how to adapt this model to support Discovery work in your local community.

  • Marsha Wallace, Co-Founder and President, Dining For Women

AM BREAKOUT 3: Choosing Your Social Media Mix (Basic social media skills recommended.)

(Note: Workshop assumes basic knowledge of the social media tools under discussion.)  Building a social media strategy that inspires action involves careful matching of the right tools with the right message and audience.  In this workshop, we’ll use real-world examples to identify the pros and cons of the major social media tools – from Facebook to Twitter to blogs to video sharing sites—and discuss best practices for growing an active community of supporters.   

  • Carol Buckheit, President, Nonprofit MediaWorks

AM BREAKOUT 4: Conversation With Karen Mapp (only offered in AM)

Karen Mapp’s morning keynote will highlight the latest research on why parent and community engagement are critical to systemic change in education, and how communities have succeeded in building and sustaining that engagement.  In this follow-up session, participants will have a chance to engage more deeply in a question-and-answer with Dr. Mapp and tap into her substantial knowledge of effective practices for engaging families.

  • Karen Mapp, Author, Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships

AM BREAKOUT 5: Data: Bringing Partners Together

Data can be seen as the key to collaboration – or one of the biggest barriers. But what if partners from all sectors actually came together to share existing information on children’s development and learning and available services and resources to address needs?  Come to this session to learn about how communities around the country are building off the successes of The Strive Partnership in Cincinnati to share and use data through an open source data sharing platform and dashboard developed in Cincinnati in partnership with Microsoft.  Learn about overcoming “imperfect data,” privacy concerns, and much more.  Participants are strongly urged to attend this session with community teams. 

  • Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director, Strive Network

AM BREAKOUT 6: Healthy Start: Partnering With Pediatricians And Hospitals

Research shows that when health professionals are partners in early literacy, parents’ behavior, beliefs and attitudes about reading aloud to their children can be profoundly influenced.  Learn about how Reach Out and Read, a national partnership with pediatricians, and Read to Grow, a CT partnership with hospitals and parents, can become an integral component of Discovery efforts to engage health professionals to improve outcomes for young children.

  • Marilyn Augustyn, MA Medical Director, and
  • Christine Garber, CT Program Director, Reach Out and Read
  • Anthony DiLauro, Executive Director, Read to Grow

AM BREAKOUT 7: Parent Researchers: A New Model For Parent Engagement

Come to this session to learn about some of the exciting work that parents around the state have been engaged in – e.g. creating a town playspace for young children, building support for anti-bullying efforts, creating a citywide birthday party for one-year olds – as well as learning about a new approach to parent engagement.  In the PIAR (Parent Information Action Research Project), parents determine their own action objectives and learning goals.

  • Dr. Paige Bray, Director, Parent Information Action Research Project
  • Parent Researchers from Bridgeport, East Hartford, New Haven, Torrington and Waterbury 

AM BREAKOUT 8: Preschool Behavior: A Key Factor - And Strategy - For School Success

Research has long shown a predictive connection between student discipline and academic success.  Recent headlines about preschool expulsions raised consciousness that student patterns of behavior in school start early. Learn about current research showing the critical investment value of interventions that equip early childhood educators to respond effectively to challenging behaviors and build strong relationships with parents to help all young learners start school on the right track.

  • Walter Gilliam, Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University 

AM BREAKOUT 9: Systemic Suport For Vulnerable Children And Their Families

Brain research clearly shows that high-risk environments lead to “toxic” levels of stress among young children and can result in decreased learning, behavioral and emotional problems, and poor health.  Now in ten sites in CT, Child FIRST is a collaborative intervention model that brings together a broad array of community partners to combine intensive home visiting and care coordination to decrease the incidence of emotional disturbance and developmental and learning problems among the most vulnerable young children and families.  Learn how this system-spanning model works on the ground in a variety of communities across the state.

  • Norka Malberg, Child FIRST Clinical Director,
  • Gail Melanson, Child FIRST-Norwalk Clinical Director and
  • Mary Peniston, Child FIRST Managing Director

     

PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS 12:45-2:00 PM (SELECT ONE-see descriptions above).

PM BREAKOUT 1: Building A "3 To 3" System

PM BREAKOUT 2: Changing The World, One Dinner At A Time

PM BREAKOUT 3: Choosing Your Social Media Mix (Basic social media skills recommended.)

PM BREAKOUT 4: No PM Session Available for Karen Mapp

PM BREAKOUT 5: Data: Bringing Partners Together

PM BREAKOUT 6: Healthy Starts: Partnering With Pediatricians And Hospitals

PM BREAKOUT 7: Parent Researchers: A New Model For Parent Engagement

PM BREAKOUT 8: Preschool Behavior: A Key Factor - And Strategy - For School Success

PM BREAKOUT 9: Systemic Support For Vulnerable Children And Their Families

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