PROGRAM:
SCHOOL DESERTION, FACTORS AND SOLUTIONS
8:30a.m.- 9:30 a.m. ● Congress Registration – Coffee
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2. School Desertion: Challenges of puberty and sexuality. By
Consuelo Llanos, Saint Joseph Health Centre; Blanca Rebagliat...
Harpist Marielba
1:00pm.-2:00pm Opening of the second part of the program by Keyter Feliz
● Panel: “ Trustees Roles, plans...
help your teen cope with transitioning from High School to post-
secondary education). ROOM 2156
5. School Desertion: The ...
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  1. 1. PROGRAM: SCHOOL DESERTION, FACTORS AND SOLUTIONS 8:30a.m.- 9:30 a.m. ● Congress Registration – Coffee 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. ● Congress opening and welcoming to the participants By Master of Ceremony: xxxxxx and Miguel Campos, from P.S. Nadia Reyes, P.S. Henry Cruz, P.S. Mexicano, Catholic S. Alex , p.s and members of SSEN. ● Congress “Parents and Students Building the Future” by the representative of Toronto District School Board, Chris Spence, Director of Education, Ann Peron, Director of Education, Toronto Catholic District School board. Lloyd Mckell, Official Executive Officer from the Equity Department. TDSB. Kirk Mark, from the Ethno Racial Community Office TCDSB. And Chief Blair Police Department. Al, Valdez. University of California. Jeff Rybek from U.of Toronto.Manolo Romero, York University. Nadia Ma 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. ● Panel: TDSB and TCDSB “Functions of the Education System; Academic support for students and valuable resources for parents and community; TDSB Libbi Rowan. Safe Schools & alternative Schools. Maria Campodonico” By Maria Luisa Compodonico, TDSB/SSEN Leader in Education and Pedagogy West Toronto, TCDSB. Leader program and Curriculum LECTURE ROOM MORNING WORKSHOPS (second floor) 11:00a.m.- 12:30a.m. 1. School Desertion: Pre-school programs, resources and support for parents and children, by Guadalupe Pajares, Yorkwoods- TDSB Parenting Centre ; Nelvis Padron, parent, Health Educator, and Faviola Leyva and Ana Maria Oyarzun, York Town Child and Family Centre. (The importance of positive stimulation and how it relates to the emotional and academic development of the child) ROOM 2158
  2. 2. 2. School Desertion: Challenges of puberty and sexuality. By Consuelo Llanos, Saint Joseph Health Centre; Blanca Rebagliati, Yellow Brick House; Eva Safir Psychologist, Toronto Western Hospital. (The importance of understanding the transition between pre-adolescence to adolescence stages and sexuality. Strategies of communication to enrich the relationship between the parents and their children). ROOM 2159 3. School Desertion:Community and academic resources to support families.; By Jorge Barahona, Culture Link, Ana Csillag, Teacher of Pioneros de la Paz School, Mary Carmen Romero-Smith Teacher and Doctor in Psycho Pedagogy, TDSB and TCDSB(Resource availability for the settlement of newcomers, the process of academic evaluation, integration to the Canadian education system and opportunities for the secondary level). ROOM 2156 4. School Desertion: TDSB and TCDSB Schools Resources. By Carlos Higueros, TDSB Youth Community Worker. Maria Luisa Campodonico, Leader in education and Pedagogy, West Toronto C.I. TDSB; Blanca Folz-Cruz Social Worker, Ph. in Theology , Presentation on the Catholic Education, ( resource availability to promote the students academic performance). ROOM 2157 5. School Desertion: Basic principles for a better education. By Imelda Suarez, Educator and Author of “The hyperactive child” Book; Gloria Ramirez, Master Degree in Second Language Education, OISE of University of Toronto. (How to recognize and understand how to help a hyperactive child, different learning styles familiarity and learn how to guide your child better in her/his studies to maximize academic achievement). ROOM 2154 6. School Desertion: Bullying and Antibullying = The aggressor and the victim. By Father Carlos Sierra, Saint Andrew Church, Minister Hernan Astudillo, San Lorenzo Community Centre; Inmar Barton Ministerio Int. Auditorio de Jesucristo; Manolo Romero-Escobar, M.A. Candidate-Graduate Psychology Program York University. (Break the vicious circle of aggression inherited generation after generation. How to develop an assertive interpersonal relationship amongst high school students. Listen to the experts on how to promote healthy relationships). ROOM 2155 12:30pm.-1:00pm. ● LUNCH AND MUSICAL PRESENTATION
  3. 3. Harpist Marielba 1:00pm.-2:00pm Opening of the second part of the program by Keyter Feliz ● Panel: “ Trustees Roles, plans and strategies of support for the Hispanic community” By Chris Bolton, Maria Rodrigues, Elizabeth Hill, Stephenie Payne, TDSB School Trustees , Luz Bascunan, Former School Trustee of Hispanic Heritage. (Develop strategies with your School Trustees to prevent the increase of school desertion amongst our Hispanic students.) LECTURE ROOM 2:00pm.-3:30pm. AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 1. School Desertion: Listen to me….. Why can’t I tell you who I am?. By Ricardo Rodriguez, TDSB Special Education Teacher; Founder of the Latin Group-HOLA; Leonardo Zuniga Mujica, Toronto Youth Cabinet- TYC; Blanca Rebagliati, Yellow Brick House. ( Myth and homophobia. Participate in the educational clinic process). ROOM 2158 2. School Desertion: Self-esteem, Development, Strengthening the Individual Potential, By Maria Rosa Buse Doctor in Psychology; Ana Vicente, Director Developmental Services, Family Services Association. (The influence of self-esteem in the future of your children). ROOM 2153 3. School Desertion: Self-esteem, Identity, Family Role and School Desertion. By Father Carlos Sierra, Saint Andrew Church; working with the TCDSB schools; Luz Eugenia Sierra. Doctor in Psychology. (Holistic vision of self-esteem and identity. Get to know the possible reasons of negative behavior display by your children. How to deal with your child who feels trapped by peer pressure; how to avoid the school desertion due to these causes). ROOM 2159 4. School Desertion: The results of an integral education and school desertion within Post-Secondary Education . By Daniel Shugurensky, OISE University Professor Judith Bernhard, Program Director of Early Childhood Education programme in Ryerson University, Vilma Felici, Faculty of Continuing Education, from Seneca College, Carole Umana, York University, Patricio Bascunan, George Brown Professor. (How to
  4. 4. help your teen cope with transitioning from High School to post- secondary education). ROOM 2156 5. School Desertion: The importance of parent’s participation in the educational system. By Maritza Guzman, Counselor for women and families, Scott Mission; Eddy Zuñiga, Oakdale School Council Chair; Nancy Valverde Firgrove M.S. School Council Chair; Astrid Roman, Roselands P.S; School Council Chair; Alejandra Bravo, Ward 9 Council Chair; Ana Bell Chacon, Acuarela Educativa. (Become a scholar leader, be aware, what is going on at your child’s school; get to know the educational system and be an active participant in decision making). ROOM 2157 6. School Desertion: The stereotypes and the Hispanic-American students. By Claudia Cornali, Ursula Franklin, Raquel Moran, Madonna Catholic Secondary School; Sammy Morales, West Humber C.I.; Christian Amaya, Seneca College Student. (How stereotyping can discourage students’ confidence in school, orientation on how to defeat the negative effects of labeling). ROOM 2154 7. School Desertion: Protecting Children in Ontario. By Walter Zuleta, Children Aid Social Services, Roxana Zuleta, Ontario Early Years Centre, Jane and Finch Family Centre. (Children’s Rights, Learn the pros and cons of the laws that protect children in Ontario). ROOM 2155 3:30pm.-3:45pm ● CLOSING CEREMONY Speech by Michelle Munroe, TDSB Central Coordinator of the community and Parental Involvement Office. 3:45pm. -4:30pm. Plenary, conclusions and recommendations

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