Washington State Migrant Education Conference

Washington State Migrant Education Conference

Cultivating a Future of Success August 18-19, 2022

August 18-19 2022 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Presenters

  • Evangelina Aguilar
  • Melinda Dyer
  • Lupe Mota
  • Christina Winstead
  • Sylvia Reyna
  • Sarah Southard
  • Nayiri Haroutunian
  • Guadalupe Ledesma
  • Viviana Magallon
  • Erica Peppers
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Valeria Villa
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Eric Garza
  • Marilyn Bergevin
  • Claudia Figueroa Dominguez
  • martha guerra
  • Rhonda Hittenberger
  • Raquel Lopez
  • Karen Pérez
  • sarah pierce
  • Dafne Powell
  • Carmen Rivera
  • Lisa Schlenker

Description

Title I Part C Migrant Education Program's annual state conference will be virtual for 2022. Come join Migrant Education Program staff from across the state for collaboration, conversation, and sharing of ideas, and practices that will provide a bountiful harvest in student success. The Program includes guest speaker Ysenia Navarette Hunter as well as a parent panel.  Breakout sessions for staff who work in the Migrant Education Program such as student recruiters, records clerks, federal program directors/coordinators, graduation specialists, student advocates, educators, and staff who serve migratory students including services to out-of-school migratory ages 16-21. Virtual sessions will occur in short increments over a two-day period (August 18-19) to fit your daily schedule. 

View conference program agenda and session grid at msdr.org, MEP (virtual) State Conference 2022.

Event Notes

Yesenia Navarrete Hunter was born in Mexico and came to the US as a child. She is the daughter of Guadalupe and Alberto Marquez, now of Wapato, Washington. She grew up in the Yakima Valley as a migrant farm worker. Yesenia has published two books- The Girl and The Fandango in 2011 and Tierra en Mis Manos, Earth on My Hands in 2013 which was written in collaboration with her mother Guadalupe. In October 2014, she published for her daughter (then, 6 years old) a bilingual book, The Love Book/ El Libro de Amor. Yesenia and her husband built community in the Yakima Valley by sharing the spirit of the fandango, a practice of community making through music and art workshops. Her community art pieces are permanently installed in the City of Yakima public art spaces and the Yakima Valley Museum. 

Yesenia graduated summa cum laude from Heritage University in 2016 in Toppenish, Washington.  She is currently studying at the University of Southern California, working with Dr. George Sanchez on her PhD in History.  Her research interests include U.S. History, Immigration Studies,  Memory Studies, Labor, Space and Community Art.

She is a writer and a successful artist. Her expression in art is fueled by her role as a mother and wife and is deeply influenced by the music, poetry and community building aspects of the practice of the fandango.

Dates

  • Migrant Education State Conference Breakout Sessions #1

    Thu, August 18 2022
    9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Program Coordination Migrant Education and McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
      Online

      This presentation will focus provide guidance on how to coordinate program services and meet the intent and purpose of both programs. The presenters will review allowable activities and identify strategies for responding to the identified needs under both programs, including building successful support structures with other staff during critical times to help the work load. (Sylvia Reyna, Melinda Dyer, Thursday, August 18, 9:45-11:15 am)

    • Transfer of Mexican Credits
      Online

      The goal of this presentation is to offer resources for school counselors and MGS in supporting students that have recently arrived from Mexico that have attended formal education to transfer Mexican credits to the Washington State Transcripts. (Claudia Figueroa Dominguez, Lupe Ledesma, Thursday, August 18, 9:45-11:15 am)

    • Bringing Students Back to the Center-Reengaging and Advocating
      Online

      Presentation will focus on implementing and enhancing re-engagement for out-of-school youth/at-risk youth. 

      The session is designed to help school, community leaders and migrant staff address the challenges of dropout recovery and establish or strengthen their own re-engagement efforts. 

      Information on: -Establishing the need for re-engagement support -Understanding disconnected youth and their needs  -Planning for sustainability. (Valeria Villa, Oscar Sanchez, Thursday, August 18, 9:45-11:15 am)

    • Unique Scenarios for New Recruiters
      Online

      For the new recruiter there is lots of questions to be asked when dealing with program eligibility and how to complete that difficult Certificate of Eligibility (COE). In this session, we will be reviewing difficult scenarios coupled with unique crops and activities that need a bit more detail in the COE. This is a must for all new recruiters and a good refresher for any other recruiters.(Eric Garza, Thursday, August 18, 9:45-11:15 am)

    • Introduction to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
      Online

      Join ESD/OSPI MTSS Implementation Coordinators in an overview of Washington State MTSS. We will explore each of the five components: Team-Driven Shared Leadership, Continuum of Supports, Evidence Based Practices, Family, Student and Community Engagement, & Data-Based Decision Making. (Brandon Riddle, Thursday, August 19, 9:45-11:15 am)

  • Migrant Education State Conference Breakout Sessions #2

    Thu, August 18 2022
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Planning and Implementing an Effective Migrant Education Program
      Online

      In this session, Federal Programs Directors will have the opportunity to learn more about effective ways to design and carry out migrant programs in their local districts. Specifically, we’ll be: addressing common misconceptions, strategizing effective program implementation, and  learning from one another.  We’ll be sharing some timelines, tips and tricks to support your program development and implementation.  There will be specialized time to break out by size of grant/project district to strategize and look at the other resources available to support migrant students in each district.  We’ll also look at how to develop a new Migrant Education program over time. (Sarah Southard, Cyndy Valdez, Cindy Cholico, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

    • The Release of the 2022 Migrant Gradation Specialists and Student Advocates Guide
      Online

      Throughout the 2021-2022 school year the Family & Student Engagement Coordinators from ESD 123, 189, 105 & 171 have come together to provide a guide for Migrant Graduation Specialist and Migrant Student Advocates in Washington State. This session will walk staff through how to use the guide as a resource as they work with students and families. This guide also includes the new state approved job descriptions for MGS and MSA's as well as a deep dive into the Service Delivery Plan to create a better understanding of services provided to students and families. This session will also provide an opportunity for newly hired MGS and MSA's to learn from others and have an opportunity to collaborate across the state. (Vivian Magallon, Enrique Lopez, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

    • Healthy Road to Graduation
      Online

      Presentation will focus on explaining collaborative efforts between Graduation Specialists and Migrant Nursing. Including what we at SSD have been doing to support the health of our migrant students. (Raquel Lopez, Delia Serna, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

      • the effects of health-care access among migrant farmworkers
      • factors that affect graduation rates
      • how health education programs impact students well-being
      • how a students health impacts academic performance
    • Are You Afraid of a Challenge? ... A Challenged Certificate of Eligibility?
      Online

      Join the MSDRS team who work on the review and approval process of the Challenge COE. In this session, we will discuss the process of a Challenged COE from the time the COE is submitted for approval to the completion and approval of the Challenged COE form and the final process of updating the student data in the MSIS.(Lisa Schlenker, Eric Garza, Alvina Ocegueda, Valeria Cruz, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

    • Making Meaning Across Content Areas
      Online

      Students must be given an opportunity to make-meaning in all content areas. However, in order to develop an understanding of content specific concepts students need to have a strong foundation in language comprehension, which can be achieved by utilizing oral language acquisition strategies that help to build academic vocabulary. In this session, we will cover how to help students make-meaning through oral language strategies. All strategies discussed and shared in this session will promote inclusion and equity that will directly benefit students with diverse backgrounds through culturally relevant practices. This session will also include handouts and resources that educators can immediately put to use in their own classrooms. (Erica Mears, Samantha Ruiz-Thomas, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

    • Assisting Your Director with Migrant Student Information System Reports
      Online

      This session will equip you with MSIS tools to assist your Federal Program Director (FPD) or Migrant Program Coordinator (MPC) in completing the grant application and End of Year Report. It will also prepare you to assist your leadership during a Consolidated Program Review (CPR) from OSPI. (Bengie Aguilar, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

    • Focusing on Social-Emotional Health and Wellness
      Online

      This presentation will focus on how to use resilience and the four pillars of SEL in educational settings. We will also practice a strength based approach for collaboration with families while celebrating our students, their families and our shared lived experiences.(Dr. Karen Perez-Da Silva, Thursday, August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm)

  • Migrant Education State Conference Breakout Sessions #3

    Fri, August 19 2022
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • El Misterio de la Monarca
      Online

      Guided by culturally-sustaining pedagogy and the partnerships they have cultivated with school districts across Washington state, EarthGen has created programs that center migrant voices and highlight the strengths, assets, and contributions migrant students and their families bring to their school communities. Come learn about El Misterio de la Monarca (or Monarch Mystery), a newly adapted Kindergarten program that teaches our youngest students about environmental science through the eyes of a migrant girl named Violeta as she journeys to discover where her beloved monarch butterflies have gone! You will hear from educators statewide who have implemented the program with their migrant and bilingual students. (Nayiri Haroutunian, Cameron Steinback, Friday, August 19, 8:00-9:30 am)

    • Cultivating Success by Removing the Mystery of the Parent Advisory Council
      Online

      This presentation will focus on the most recent version of the DRAFT form of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC)  Guide.  This will give the participants an opportunity to learn what is being updated and contribute to the final product.  Implementation of the updated PAC Guide will be SY 22-23 (Lupe Ledesma, Friday, August 19, 8:00-9:30 am)

    • Psychological First Aid: Practical Strategies to Help Families in the Aftermath of Trauma
      Online

      Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based intervention designed for lay people to use in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event or emergency. The goals of PFA include creating a sense of safety and connectedness and fostering self-efficacy and coping skills. This presentation will dive into scenarios and sources of trauma that impact migratory students and those with interrupted education. We will discover practical steps that school and community-agency staff can take to strengthen resilience strategies. (Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz, Friday, August 19, 8:00-9:30 am)

    • ID&R Canvassing: School District Boundaries and Beyond
      Online

      Effective ID&R requires a balance of conducting activities within the school district buildings and the community. Canvassing is one activity that is essential for any ID&R team. Utilizing MISIS reports, this presentation will focus on achieving comprehensive canvassing within school district boundaries and beyond. (Carlos Gonzalez, Friday, August 19, 8:00-9:30 am).

    • Accessing Dept. of Labor & Industries
      Online

      The Department of Labor & Industries has increased outreach efforts to reach communities who's primary language is not English. The community relations program and the employment standards program have combined efforts to educate about worker rights in Washington State. Since the families of the Migrant Education Programs work in agriculture our presentation will include details about agricultural worker rights. We will also include information about teens working in agriculture along with information about the process of filing a work related injury claim. We will also have an open forum type of discussion based on the questions we receive throughout the presentation. This session will conclude with information about additional opportunities for education or training available to parents. (Carmen Rivera, Friday, August 19, 8:00-9:30 am)

    • Utilizing MSIS Reports in Excel/Google Sheet
      Online

      In this session, you will learn what MSIS reports will be most helpful to you when downloading them into an excel or google sheet. Learn from other Records Clerks which reports are most useful in these formats and how to navigate them. Enjoy collaborating with other RCs from across the state and learning new ways to make your job faster and easier. (Bengie Aguilar, Nallely Escobedo, Veronica Bermudez, Angelina Sosa, Friday, August 19, 8:00 - 9:30 am).

    • Healthy Road to Graduation (Repeat Session)
      Online

      Presentation will focus on explaining collaborative efforts between Graduation Specialists and Migrant Nursing. Including what we at SSD have been doing to support the health of our migrant students. (Raquel Lopez, Delia Serna, Friday, August 19, 8:00 - 9:30 am)

      • the effects of health-care access among migrant farmworkers
      • factors that affect graduation rates
      • how health education programs impact students well-being
      • how a students health impacts academic performance


  • Migrant Education State Conference Breakout Sessions #4

    Fri, August 19 2022
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Family Engagement
      Online

      Attempting to reach hard-to-reach families such as migratory families can be challenging. It is important to implement a variety of strategies to communicate and invite parents to meetings and other events that may benefit the family and engage parents in their child’s education as well as assist in local program development. This session will explore strategies, tips, and techniques that have been successful in building a strong foundation where  families feel welcomed and want to attend migrant meetings and events. (Marilyn Bergevin, Friday, August 19, 12:30 - 2:00 pm).

    • Building Relationships
      Online

      This presentation will focus on how to effectively build relationships within your respective districts. MGS and MSA's will learn effective strategies on how to collaborate with school staff to build support systems in schools to best serve students. (Lupe Mota, Angela de la Barrera, Friday, August 19, 12:30-2:00 pm)

    • Psychological First Aid: Practical Strategies to Help Families in the aftermath of Trauma (repeat)
      Online

      Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based intervention designed for lay people to use in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event or emergency. The goals of PFA include creating a sense of safety and connectedness and fostering self-efficacy and coping skills. This presentation will dive into scenarios and sources of trauma that impact migratory students and those with interrupted education. We will discover practical steps that school and community-agency staff can take to strengthen resilience strategies. (Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz, Friday, August 19, 12:30 - 2:00 pm)

    • Keeping Our Dream Alive!
      Online

      This session will share the supports and resources available for Spanish to Hispanic-Latinx Communities in the northwest area of the state and how community organizations can be a vital part of program efforts.

    • Funding Postsecondary Pathways: FAFSA, WASFA, and More
      Online

      In this session, participants will learn the basics of financial aid   and how to navigate students through the financial aid process. We will cover how to apply for postsecondary funding with the FAFSA and the WASFA.   We will also discuss federal and state aid programs including grants, scholarships, work study and loans. This sessions will prepare participants to assist students as they apply for financial aid. (Christina Winstead, Friday, August 19, 12:30 - 2:00 pm)

    • National Farmworkers Jobs Program
      Online

      Presentation will build awareness of the services available to students and their families. NFJP is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals to pursue a career that will provide personal growth and the attainment of self-sufficiency. Services include: career counseling, tuition assistance, paid internships, leadership skill building, financial literacy, work based learning, job search preparation and short term vocational training.. (Martha Guerra and Leonor Baker, OIC of Washington, Friday, August 19, 12:30-2:00 pm) 

    • Supporting American Indian/Alaska Native Migratory Students
      Virtual Conference - via Zoom

      Teams that focus on migrant students do so much to support and yet, there is still an under served and under identified group of students and families that are eligible for services, but aren’t often categorized as eligible, which creates a spiral of need.  Students who may participate in activities that have them move from place to place such as farming, harvesting or ranching are common in Native communities.   Unfortunately, due to the under identification and lack of acknowledgment that these are migratory activities, some students suffer from being penalized, losing class time, being made to feel like they don’t belong in school, or their learning is invalidated. In our time together we will: Understand the unique needs of AIAN migratory students and the importance of supporting and honoring their cultural practices. (Sarah Pierce, Friday, August 19, 12:30 - 2:00 pm)