Tag: workshops

Feb 24

Become A School on Wheels Advocate!

Want to help School on Wheels achieve our mission through advocacy?

In this webinar, our staff discuss the ways you can help to promote School on Wheels on social media and in your community. As a volunteer, you have a greater impact than you know! This workshop explains the various ways you can spread the word, advocate for homeless students, and encourage others to get involved.

Top 5 Ways to Advocate (PDF)

About the Presenters: Lisa Pullins works as an AmeriCorps VISTA for School on Wheels as a Communications and Branding Associate. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Planning, Public Policy & Management, she shortly began working at School on Wheels in November 2016 to focus on capacity building for the organization.

Sinead Chilton has been involved with School on Wheels since 2004. She is responsible for marketing, media, branding and fundraising events. As the Marketing Director for School on Wheels, she has spent many years promoting School on Wheels and is also a volunteer tutor.

Feb 22

Online Workshop: Become a School on Wheels Advocate!

This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM

Do you love tutoring? Want to help School on Wheels achieve our mission through advocacy?

Join our staff to learn about the ways you can help to promote School on Wheels on social media and in your community. As a volunteer, you have a greater impact than you know! This workshop will help explain the various ways you can spread the word, advocate for homeless students, and encourage others to get involved.

About the Presenters:

Lisa Pullins works as an AmeriCorps VISTA for School on Wheels as a Communications and Branding Associate. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Planning, Public Policy & Management, she shortly began working at School on Wheels in November 2016 to focus on capacity building for the organization.

Sinead Chilton has been involved with School on Wheels since 2004. She is responsible for marketing, media, branding and fundraising events. As the Marketing Director for School on Wheels, she has spent many years promoting School on Wheels and is also a volunteer tutor.

Nov 18

Tutoring Solutions: Advice and Tips to Suit your Student’s Needs #5

This workshop serves as a question and answer session for tutors seeking assistance in helping their student. Allison covers some highly requested topics including solutions to common behavior issues, resources for creative curriculum, tips to deal with the pressure of achieving goals within the grading periods, and strategies in special education.

View/Download Slideshow of the Workshop (PDF)

View/Download Printables (PDF)

About the Presenter: Allison Maldonado, Skid Row Learning Center Regional Coordinator, began her teaching career as a community college mentor for non-traditional students such as single mothers, first-generation college students and disabled persons. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and Composition, Allison worked as a Special Education teacher for five years. As a teacher, Allison worked with students living with Autism, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, speech and language impairment and various other disabilities.

Oct 14

Career Month Workshop

This workshop addresses the pervasive catchphrase “college and career readiness” and offers tutors age-appropriate activities to engage students in career exploration and preparation. The webinar also introduces participants to three popular online navigation systems currently used by schools to help students identify and inventory their job interests, and then apply to the appropriate colleges based on these interests.

View/Download Workshop Slides (PDF)

About the Presenter: Janie Dam has taught middle school and high school math for 16 years. She has served as testing and data coordinator for Granada Hills Charter High School in the San Fernando Valley area since 2007. Prior to becoming an educator in Southern California, Ms. Dam practiced law in Chicago, Illinois, where she spent many hours doing pro bono work in support of incarcerated youths to attain literacy. She is currently working on her Doctor of Education dissertation at Alliant International University.

Aug 26

Back to School: A Tutor’s Guide

This webinar is one of our greatest hits. While it originally took place in 2016, the ideas and practices discussed remain tried and true.

Join School on Wheels for important tips to prepare you for a new year of tutoring. Former staff discusses best practices for easing your student into the school year. Topics include setting goals, getting organized, and communicating with teachers and parents. We share ideas for grades K-12 and answer tutoring questions.

View/Download Workshop Slides (PDF)

Jun 9

What You Need to Know About Family Homelessness

In this workshop, LAHSA’s Sylvia Williams provides an overview of the process families go through when they find themselves homeless or under eviction. She also discusses general trends and the current state of family homelessness in Los Angeles County. This workshop will give School on Wheels tutors a better understanding of what life is like for the students they tutor.

View/Download Homeless Family Solutions System Fact Sheet (PDF)

View/Download LA County Service Planning Areas Map (PDF)

About the Presenter:

Sylvia Williams is a Homeless Systems Analyst with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). During her fifteen years at LAHSA, she has worked with all homeless populations with a concentration on Homeless Family Solutions System (HFSS) and, for the past five years, Victims of Domestic Violence. She has worked in public services for most of her career with the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).