Registration & Breakfast

8:30-9:00 AM
Lobby & Room 142

Please arrive between 8:30-9:00 AM to register, fill out stipend paperwork (if applicable), sign up for workshops, and enjoy breakfast.

Breakfast: Granola, fruit, Yogurt, Boiled Eggs
Coffee provided by Mocha Cafe. 

Opening Speaker:
Junia Chou

Co-Presenter -
Sunny Chen,
Math Tutor &
Ivy Wang,
High School Student

9:00-10:45 AM
Room 142

We juice and go on diets to detox the body, how many of us detox our minds to cleanse ourselves of accumulated negativity and stress? If you've been feeling stuck or stale, it's time to reboot your whole system. In this session, Junia will provide three effective techniques to unload setbacks and self-sabotage, and rediscover wellness in your professional and personal life. 

Junia Chou is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, and an international instructor for holistic wellness. Combining her passion for education and medicine, she became the Director of the K-12 Mind-Body Wellness Program at a private school in the Bay Area. She currently facilitates healthy lifestyle classes at Kaiser Hospital, and runs a practice in Union City.  Junia incorporates holistic healing modalities in her workshops with youth and educators to promote self-awareness, emotional wellbeing, and stress resilience. She is a big "learning is fun" believer, and finds joy in creating interactive, applicable, and enjoyable sessions. 

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Moment of Movement & Break

10:45-11:00 AM
Room 142

Debbie Jelincic
Alameda County Office of Education

Before you take a break, join us for a moment of movement. 

Self-Care Energy Booster – We will go through various movements to stimulate both the right and left hemispheres of the brain to open our minds to new ideas, boost creativity, and improve memory and concentration.  We will also stretch our wrists, neck, and shoulders.

CBO Panel

11:00-12:00 PM
Room 142

Urban Strategies Council

Urban Strategies Council has gathered a number of CBO partners within CPT 2 to speak about their services. Additionally, they will lead us in a discussion about the triumphs and challenges they have faced in providing pathways to “opportunity youth” within CPT 2. Q & A from our audience will take place, if time permits.



12:00-12:30 PM

Assorted pot pies and garden salad.

Pot pies provided by Pot Pie Paradise.
Salad provided by Eon Coffee.

Session 1 Workshops
12:30-1:20 PM

Transform Your Classroom Into a Workforce Incubator

Derick Lee,
Pilot City

Room 142

In partnership, PilotCity and Alameda County Office of Education have teamed up to recruit teachers to have our technology industry partners and employers engage your classrooms to provide work-based learning experiences to your students. These opportunities for your classrooms and students include: 1-Hour Hackathons, Teacher Externships and 1-Month Fellowships in the classroom where students solve for industry based challenges. These experiences directly qualify your students for positions with our employer partners in the high growth technology industries such as Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, CNC Technology, Lasercutting, Robotic Arms, Internet of Things (IoT), Electronics and other Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, and ICT & Digital Media Pathways under the R4 Grant. Attend to sign-up to be a PilotCity Workforce Incubator.

Resource Folder:

Social & Emotional Learning and Program Design

Brooklyn Williams,
Moving Forward Education

Room L-2

We all know our students need specific skills to enter the workplace successfully. This workshop will explore the relationship between work readiness, 21st century, and social and emotional learning (SEL) skills.
Discover how to infuse SEL competency development into your program design, in order to synthesize
and maximize your resources. 

Resource Folder:

Strengthening Community College- Alternative High School Partnerships

Luis Chavez,
Career Ladders Project

Room L-3

Hear from alternative high school and community college practitioners who are partnering to implement bridge programs, concurrent enrollment, and early English and Math assessment for their students. This session will highlight factors that influence student transitions into college from alternative high schools.

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Session 2 Workshops
1:30-2:20 PM

Building Capacity to Support Opportunity Youth to and through Community College

Breeanna Decker,
Urban Strategies Council

Room L-2

This presentation will discuss the importance of convening stakeholders that individually play instrumental roles in the livelihood of opportunity youth, while noting that their need for personal and academic/vocational support should be inextricable.

Resource Folder:

Distance Learning In R4 Schools

Tina Silverstein,
Alameda County Office of Education

Lab 1

Canvas is an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and
resources online teachers use in one place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning more engaging and effective. In this session you’ll learn about some basic features of Canvas LMS and have a chance to experiment with a few of the tools in Canvas.

Resource Folder:

Get Focused,
Stay Focused

Skyler Barton,
Berkeley City College

Room 142

This workshop will provide resources and activities that foster self, academic, and career exploration, resulting in "real life" tangible skills.  We will utilize an assortment of tools to support and improve postsecondary preparedness and life planning, ultimately aiming to increase the percentage of students achieving their academic and career goals.

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Session 3 Workshops
2:30-3:20 PM

Work-Based Learning Panel

Courtney Riley, Tamara Walker, & Angela Muse,
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Room 142

This workshop will have staff from Oakland and Alameda County Workforce Development Boards to
answer your questions about workforce trends, work-based learning opportunities, and internships. Come ready to have all of your questions answered.

Resource Folder:

Empowering Educators- An Introduction to Transformative learning

Rona Zollinger,
New Leaf Collaborative

Room L-3

This session will introduce this year's R4 Empowering Educators program. As a member of the cohort or a workshop participant you will explore Transformative Learning ideas and experience holistic education techniques that nurture the best in learning. Throughout the year, you’ll have opportunities to RENEW, REFLECT and RE-ENVISION a transformative environment for our students.

Resource Folder:

College Readiness and College on Campus

Ben Washofsky, Delinda Hansen,
Derrick Lyons,
Island High, Alameda Unified School District

Room L-2

Learn about the process Island High School went through to arrange for college on campus, the readiness required, how Get Focused, Stay Focused played a role, and how we helped our students find success. We will also share how we built out work-based learning as a component of our pathway.  

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Feedback and Closing Session

3:30-4:00 PM
Room 142


Feedback links will be provided during the closing session.