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New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org

Resources – Training/Workshop Materials

Annual Convention ’16 Workshop Materials

Session 103: Resolutions (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Resolutions Coordinator)

Session 104: Trends in Education: It’s Not the Same Classroom as When You Went to School (Catherine Romano, NYS PTA Education Coordinator and Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director)

Session 106: President to President Chat (Bonnie Russell, NYS PTA President and Gracemarie Rozea, NYS PTA 1st Vice President)

Session 203: Creating and Sustaining PTA in our Diverse Areas (Lonnie Phillips, NYS PTA Family Engagement Coordinator)

Session 204: Pick A Reading Partner Program (PARP) (Joan Wabnik, NYS PTA Programs Coordinator and Stephanie Avidon, NYS PTA PARP Specialist)

Session 205: Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) (Eric Snow, Watch D.O.G.S.)

Session 206: Tomorrow’s Leaders: Attract, Develop and Orient Leaders Through Transition (Laura Bay, National PTA President)

Session 207: Integrating Youth into PTA (Christopher (CJ) Thomson, NYS PTA Male Engagement Specialist)

Session 208: A 30-point Check Up for Your Unit (Cynthia Ames, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator and Patricia Frazier, Western Region Director)

Session 303: Strengthening Partnerships and Policies to Promote High-Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities (Chris Neitzey, New York State Network for Youth Success)

Session 304: Concussion is Not Just a Problem for Student Athletes: Supporting Students with Brain Injury (Margo Singer, Brain Injury Assosciation of NYS)

Session 305: A Resolution a Day... (Jane Harsha, NYS PTA Vice President)

Session 307: What’s Up in Education: An Up-to-Date Review of Policy and Legislation (Catherine Romano, NYS PTA Education Coordinator and Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director)

Summer Leadership Conference ’16 Workshop Materials

Session 1A: PTA Tax Basics: Keeping Your Unit, and Yourself, Out of Trouble (Tom Bridgman, Brent Financial Group)

Session 1B: Marketing Your PTA to Increase Your Membership (Lori Fontana, NYS PTA Membership Coordinator)

Session 1C: The Role of the Council President and their Relationship to the Region PTA and NYS PTA (Amany Messieha Dgheim, NYS PTA Central Hudson Region Director)

Session 1D: Bylaws EZ for Units and Councils (George Kimble, NYS PTA Bylaws Coordinator)

Session 1E: Preventing Parent Burnout—Supporting Special Ed Parents (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Resolutions Coordinator and Joyce Cattani, NYS PTA Special Education Specialist)

Session 1F: Welcome to the Region Board (Cynthia Ames, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator and Patricia Frazier, Western Region Director)

Session 1G: How to Increase PTA Member Engagement with Effective Communication (Karen Wolowski, Simply Circle)

Session 2B: Transitions in Leadership (Antoinette Darden-Cintron, NYS PTA Leadership Development Coordinator)

Session 2D: The PTA Treasurer—Keeping Your Unit on Track (Sean Hannam, NYS PTA Treasurer)

Session 2G: How to Use Google Docs (Julie Griffith, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator)

Session 3A: Speed Training (Lisa Christoffel, Bonnie Russell & Aimee Tweedie, Helen Hoffman, NYS PTA and Robert Welch, Rose and Kiernan Insurance Agency)

Session 3B: Preparing and Understanding Your Unit’s 990-EZ (Tom Bridgman, Brent Financial Group)

Session 3E: Leadership Legacy (Deborah Walsh, National PTA Service Manager)

Session 3F: Creating Volunteers for Life (Judy Van Haaren, NYS PTA Vice President and Antoinette Darden-Cintron, NYS PTA Leadership Development Coordinator)

Session 3H: Empower Your PTA with the Strength of Social Media (Valerie Balga, Parent Place)

Session 4A: Communication Tools for Presidents (Bonnie Russell, NYS PTA President and Aimee Tweedie, Staff Communications/Marketing Manager)

Session 4B: Training for Region Board Members: Building Your Advocacy Initiatives (Susanne Smoller, NYS PTA Legislation Coordinator)

Session 4C: Reflections 101 (Joan Wabnik, NYS PTA Programs Coordinator and Amanda Tobias, NYS PTA Reflections Specialist)

Session 4D: How to Run an Effective Meeting (Helen Hoffman, NYS PTA Secretary)

Session 4E: The PTA Treasurer—The Second Year (Sean Hannam, NYS PTA Treasurer)

Session 4F: Transition is Not a Dirty Word (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Resolutions Coordinator and Joyce Cattani, NYS PTA Special Education Specialist)

Session 4G: Hot Topics—Now & Future (Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director)

Session 4H: Creating the 21st Century PTA (Antoinette Darden-Cintron, NYS PTA Leadership Development Coordinator and Lonnie Phillips, NYS PTA Family Engagement Coordinator)

Session 5A: Bylaws EZ for Region Bylaws Chairs and Region Directors (George Kimble, NYS PTA Bylaws Coordinator)

Session 5B: A 30-point Check Up for Your Unit (Cynthia Ames, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator and Patricia Frazier, Western Region Director)

Session 5C: Merging Excel and Word for Units (Bonnie Russell, NYS PTA President and Aimee Tweedie, Staff Communications/Marketing Manager)

Session 5D: Pick A Reading Partner Program (basic/advanced) (Joan Wabnik, NYS PTA Programs Coordinator)

Session 6A: The Region Treasurer—Assisting the Region Units (Sean Hannam, NYS PTA Treasurer)

Session 6B: Getting and Keeping Volunteers (Deborah Walsh, National PTA Service Manager)

Session 6C: Nominations and Elections—It’s a Mystery to Me! (Jacqueline Wilson, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator)

Session 6D: What Does a Good Leader Look Like? (Lisa Christoffel, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator)

Session 6E: Advocacy on the Range (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Resolutions Coordinator and Susanne Smoller, NYS PTA Legislation Coordinator)

Legislation/Education Conference ’15 Workshop Materials

Session IIA: Governor’s Reform Agenda (Richard Longhurst, NYS PTA Executive Administrator)

Session IIB: Federal Legislation Update (Lana Ajemian, NYS PTA Immediate Past President/Federal Legislation Chair)

Session IIC: How to Write a Resolution (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Legislation/Resolutions Coordinator)

Session IVB: New York Property Tax Cap – Implications for School Districts (Deborah Cunningham, NYSASBO)

Session IVD: How Can Our VOICE be Heard—Grassroots Advocacy (Susanne Smoller, NYS PTA Wellness Coordinator and Lisa Christoffel, NYS PTA Genesee Valley Region Director)

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