Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program 2020 Summer Symposium: July 14-16, 2020

Symposium PicRegistration is now open for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program 2020 Summer Symposium. This three-day event was designed to provide State Education Agencies (SEAs) and their grantees with relevant plenary sessions and workshops that familiarize 21st CCLC grant recipients with successful strategies in implementing and managing all components of the program. Grantees who participate in the Summer Symposium will be provided with virtual networking opportunities to get to know other grantees and SEA representatives from their state and beyond. It also offers an opportunity for the Department to provide important updates regarding the 21st CCLC program. The Symposium’s sessions are a combination of large group presentations with nationally recognized speakers and smaller interactive workshops where attendees have the chance to work closely with education experts.

This year’s Summer Symposium will be held July 14-16. Please take a moment to review the following preliminary information.

Registration

To register, please visit the symposium website. The website provides the agenda and details about registration and logistics.

Please feel free to contact us at 21stCCLC@leedmci.com with the subject line “Summer Symposium Registration Questions” if you have any questions or need assistance with registration.

Update: 21APR Summer 2019 Data Entry Window Extension

Programs reporting for Summer 2019 will use the federal 21APR site at https://21apr.ed.gov/ to enter their data between June 8th and July 8th, 2020.

Our goal is 100% reporting – even if you did not have summer 2019 programming, you will still need to go into the system and mark your program(s) as inactive.

Please note that while there has been a change to the look of the site, the functionality remains the same.

If you need password assistance, please contact Tabitha Palmer at tabitha.palmer@education.ohio.gov at your earliest convenience.

21st CCLC Program Shares – June 2020

Kudos to all of our programs during this time. As we practice social distancing and learn new ways to connect with our teams and our students, we hope that these activities shared by the Center of Hope Family Services, Inc. and Columbus State Community College help to fuel your creativity and passion to continue to support their youth and families via the 21st CCLC grant program. Please read below for more information about the work and accomplishments of the following programs through June 2020:

Center of Hope Family Services, Inc. (Elevate) at MLK Elementary, Old West End Academy, and Robinson Elementary and Columbus State Community College (ESL Afterschool Communities) at North Linden, Stiles and Prairie Norton Elementary schools


Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) (Central Region)

ESLAsC is unique in that most sites are located within the communities where participating students reside, eliminating transportation challenges. This also allows for more parent, family and community interaction and engagement. During Ohio’s ordered school-building closure for COVID-19, ESLAsC continues to serve immigrant and refugee students and their families remotely.

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Play the above video to watch staff providing remote services for ESLAsC  students.


Center of Hope Family Services, Inc.’s Elevate (Northwest Region)

COVID-19 forced schools to shut down until further notice, parents are learning and relearning elementary math to teach their children from home, and field trips, graduations and all after school activities have been canceled. Children’s lives as they knew it changed forever the moment COVID-19 took over the globe. The Center of Hope Family Services wants to offer a glimpse of hope amidst the sadness so they have decided to take their ELEVATE Program into the homes of each student they serve in Lucas County.

This August, whether children return to the traditional classroom, learn from home, or do both, the Center of Hope Family Services is prepared. ELEVATE staff have been working with national experts to make sure students have access to every advantage so they can learn under the most optimal conditions.

Students enrolled in Martin Luther King Academy for Boys, Old West End Academy, Robinson Elementary, and Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls will enjoy free virtual classes this summer. Students will enjoy Music Mondays with Dr. P and theater and drama classes on Celebrate ME Tuesdays. The young participants will tap into their inner peace and relax on Wellness Wednesdays, show their dance moves and groove on Thursdays, and end the week in the kitchen cooking and crafting with Mrs. Willetta Perryman.

The Center secured talented experts from around the Midwest for weekly classes benefitting children in their community. One of the instructors is Dr. RAS Mikey Courtney, an acclaimed dance professional who has collaborated with artists and companies worldwide, including Pilobolus, Raven-Symoné, and the Marley family, to name a few.

The Center of Hope ELEVATE Program provides literacy, youth development, and coding programs to help students perform better on standardized tests, avoid delinquency, and become marketable to enter the workforce upon high school graduation.

Please take a moment to watch the video linked below, which describes the ELEVATE Skills Institute in more detail.


Getconnected

ServeOhio is launching an exciting new statewide volunteer engagement platform: Get Connected. Currently, no statewide infrastructure exists to send volunteers to the local level to respond to immediate needs in their community, and the need for a system like this became more apparent over the past several months during the pandemic.

Get Connected will allow organizations to post volunteer opportunities to recruit volunteers in their local area, which then feeds directly into the statewide system. Volunteers can then access the opportunities that best match their skills and interests.

We need your help!

ServeOhio invites you to share your volunteer opportunities on the Get Connected platform. Our goal is to highlight local volunteer opportunities in all 88 counties across Ohio and to send volunteers to local organizations because we know this is where relationships are built and maintained.

Many Ohio counties are served directly by a volunteer center, so we encourage organizations and volunteers to check here first to see if there is a volunteer center near you. If there’s not a volunteer center in your community, we invite you to post your opportunities directly on Get Connected.

We encourage you to register for one of our technical assistance webinars to learn more about navigating Get Connected:

June 16 11:30 – 12:30 PM
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/545098605
Dial-in Number: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 545-098-605

June 25 1:00 – 2:00 PM
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/812896613
Dial-in Number: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 812-896-613

Register here.

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We encourage you during this time to share with other programs your innovations and successes amidst Ohio’s ordered school-building closure for COVID-19.

If you would like to be featured on this blog, please email a brief description and any attachments/links to Tabitha Palmer, our 21st CCLC Data Coordinator, at tabitha.palmer@education.ohio.gov by the 9th of each month.

News from the Ohio Afterschool Network

Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN) Has Exciting News to Share…the Summer Virtual Pitch Challenge is Open to All Grades!

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OAN’s Pitch Challenge is open to students entering Kindergarten through those who just graduated from high school!  Prizes will be awarded for Elementary, Middle and High School Categories.  The prizes for each category are:

First Place – $500 Amazon Gift Card and a 1:1 consultation with an entrepreneur. The high school student who takes first place will also win a scholarship to Rev1 Ventures Customer Learning Lab, a three-day virtual boot camp designed for innovators to validate their product with the market.

Second Place – $250 Amazon Gift Card

Third Place – $100 Amazon Gift Card

The deadline to submit student videos of 30-90 seconds is July 31st, 2020.

All students are invited to compete; they are not required to be enrolled in summer programs.

Summer programs are encouraged to teach students about entrepreneurship using one or more of the many free curricula available, help them prepare and practice effective pitches, and submit their videos or assist them in submitting their videos.

More information is available on the OAN website. Contact Liz Nusken, liz@oanohio.org for a “Student Flyer” to share with children, youth and their families.

Awesome Free Curriculum for Virtual and In-Person Learning

Young Entrepreneur Institute’s free, K-12 Young Entrepreneur Pitch Toolkit is available here.  Sign up for a 30-minute informational webinar here. Resources for virtual learning are here. On-demand training webinars coming soon!

VentureLab’s free, K-12 curriculum is available here.  VentureLab’s Caregiver Child Toolkit for parents and others to use with elementary-age children is available here.

OAN and YEI created a 12-session Curriculum Smashup for middle and high school students; it’s available here.

Professional Learning Community for Summer Programs

The Ohio Afterschool Network and Young Entrepreneur Pitch are hosting a Professional Learning Community and will host monthly Zoom meetings for training, technical assistance, program sharing and discussion. The first Zoom meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 11:30am-12:30pm. Register for it here.

OhioMeansJobs – Readiness Seal Professional Learning Community

The Ohio Afterschool Network, Young Entrepreneur Institute, with assistance from the Ohio Department of Education’s Career Connections team, are hosting summer and school year Professional Learning Communities for schools and community organizations helping high school students earn OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seals using the entrepreneurship pathway.  Register here. Contact Liz Nusken, liz@oanohio.org for more information.

Weekly Office Hours

Ohio Afterschool Network and Young Entrepreneur Institute are here to help! Register for office hours, Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, or contact Liz Nusken, liz@oanohio.org to schedule a time to talk , get questions answered, help you brainstorm, plan, or review entrepreneurship education lesson plans!

For more information contact Liz Nusken, liz@oanohio.org.

 

21st CCLC Program Shares – May 2020

Kudos to all of our programs during this time. As we practice social distancing and learn new ways to connect with our teams and our students, we hope that these activities shared by the Northwest Ohio and Wood County Educational Service Centers (ESC) help fuel your creativity and passion to continue to support their youth and families via the 21st CCLC grant program. Please read below for more information about the work and accomplishments of the following programs through May 2020:

Northwest Ohio ESC (Defiance Middle School, Delta Elementary, IMG Patrick Henry Elementary, Swanton Middle School, Wauseon Middle School, and Holgate Middle/High School) and Wood County ESC (Community Learning Center)


Defiance Middle School 21st Century After School (Northwest Region)

Defiance MS 21st Century After School students enjoyed exploring the sciences with a frog dissection project. This activity introduced the students to potential careers in the science fields and gave them the opportunity to experience biology up close and personal.

These photos were taken prior to the stay at home order for the State of Ohio.

 


Delta Elementary (Northwest Region)

Delta Elementary 21st Century After School program is enriched their students’ lives with an introduction to Ocean Science. They enjoyed lessons on vertebrates and invertebrates who live in the ocean and the importance of keeping the ocean healthy. To further the study of ocean life, the students were excited to use acrylic paints while painting a picture of a sea turtle.

These photos were taken prior to the stay at home order for the State of Ohio.


IMG Patrick Henry Elementary (Northwest Region)

The Patrick Henry Elementary 21st Century After School program focuses on the whole child by  incorporating a variety of activities designed to engage community members (shown in the photos below). A local seamstress encouraged the students to express their creativity through sewing. They have created pillows and quilts. Patrick Henry Elementary partnered with the Henry County Senior Center which encouraged seniors to share their love of reading with the students. The students relaxed and refocused after a busy day of school with the guidance of a yoga instructor.

These photos were taken prior to the stay at home order for the State of Ohio.


Swanton MS (Northwest Region)

The Swanton MS 21st Century After School program partnered with the Fulton County Health Department to encourage their students to get active with engaging games and dance routines.  The students learned about healthy food choices and the growth of bacteria on food items by incorporating lessons from The Ohio State University Extension Service. To foster the love of design and creativity, the students were given design instructions to create with LEGOs.

These photos were taken prior to the stay at home order for the State of Ohio.


Wauseon MS (Northwest Region)

Wauseon Middle School and Holgate Middle/High School 21st Century After School programs advance math and literacy skills through partnering with Above Pete’s Garage in Adrian, Michigan. This amazing group of individuals brought their microphones, speakers, and recording technology to the after school programs. They encouraged and guided the students in writing song lyrics and creating melodies. The final step in the series of programs is to record their finished songs.

This video was taken prior to the stay at home order for the State of Ohio.

This link shows video from Holgate MSHS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9z4pv9d8hxpzyx/APG%20Songwrite%20Promo-1.mp4?dl=0


Wood County ESC Community Learning Centers (Northwest Region)

In preparation for extended closures, we are excited to share that the Community Learning Centers of the Wood County ESC have developed a FREE distance learning, summer and school year Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program called Foundations.  This program is based on a 50-day topical schedule, and is centered around giving students the social emotional building blocks they need to head back into the school year on a strong and positive note.  We believe during these trying times, SEL is a necessary component of the daily school schedule.  Further, this curriculum, which can be utilized over the summer, can give students experience in the distance learning environment, allow them to become accustomed to Google Classroom, and excited about the school year.  Even more importantly, it can be easily added to any pre-existing Google Classroom a district is already administering.

The Foundation skills were created with both 21st CCLC program objectives and the 5 SEL categories in mind, with a team that includes both certified teachers and counselors.  Daily topics include Courage, Confidence, Pride, Leadership, Resilience, Integrity, and each day is a special blend of fun and learning.

In the creation of this program, we had a few primary goals:

  1. To ensure it was self-driven by the student, with minimal parental guidance
  2. To ensure it is easily usable and allows students to become acclimated to learning in an online environment
  3. To make it fun and engaging, encouraging student return
  4. To maintain a Social Emotional Learning topical focus
  5. To include literacy and math objectives, per 21st CCLC objectives
  6. To facilitate in no more than 2 hours daily, and assist parents in breaking up their long summer days

Additional items, such as virtual guided field trips, will be added weekly.  Students are free to log in and complete anytime, and at their own pace.  This module will be available to ANY student.

Follow these steps to access the Foundations Classroom:

  • Create a google account if you do not already have one. (Google Suite accounts/work accounts are not compatible).  Feel free to use foundationsstudents@gmail.com and password: Foundation1! If you do not have a personal Gmail account.
  • Head to the classroom link to view the module: www.classroom.google.com.
  • Select the “Go to Classroom” button.
  • Log in using your personal Gmail account, or the account provided above.
  • Select the plus (+) sign in the right-hand corner of the screen, and then select “Join Class”
  • Enter our class code: CTYXPQW and start learning!

Please share with anyone who may be interested!


We encourage you during this time to share with other programs your innovations and successes amidst Ohio’s ordered school-building closure for COVID-19.

If you would like to be featured on this blog, please email a brief description and any attachments/links to Tabitha Palmer, our 21st CCLC Data Coordinator, at tabitha.palmer@education.ohio.gov by the 9th of each month.

Individual Student Participation Data Due 6/30/20

Dear 21st CCLC grantees and program evaluators:

As you know, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Ohio Department of Education recently cancelled the 21st CCLC teacher and youth surveys (spring post administration) due to COVID-19. However, we are still collecting individual student participation data, scheduled to open Tuesday, May 26th.

AIR sent your primary 21st CCLC grant contact and program manager an email about this data collection on Friday, May 22nd. The email contains details about the individual attendee data collection and includes a link to the system with login instructions. If for some reason your grant’s primary contact did not receive that email, please check your spam folders. If you have not received the email from AIR, please reach out to their help desk at OH21stCCLC@air.org.

The deadline for individual student data reporting will be June 30th.

21APR DATABASE TRAINING: Postponed until further notice

The Department just completed a call with the Tactile Group and US Department of Education. Due to COVID-19 related changes in federal 21APR reporting windows, the 21st CCLC office has chosen to postpone our new database demonstration to make adjustments to the system.

Programs reporting for Summer 2019 will use the federal 21APR site at https://21apr.ed.gov/ to enter their data between June 8th and June 26th, 2020. Please note that while there has been a change to the look of the site, the functionality remains the same.

Fall 2019 data submission dates are forthcoming as well as the rescheduled training and rollout of our new 21APR database housed in the Department’s compliance system. Previous registrations for the May 28th training will be deleted so attendees will need to re-register when the later date is announced.

In the meantime, please be sure your system(s) access is in place by visiting the OH|ID Portal. You must have an OH|ID in place for your OEDS Administrator to assign you the necessary roles for system(s) access. This help document from the ODE website explains how to obtain an OH|ID: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Department-of-Education-OH-ID-Portal-Help.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this uncertain time.

If you have any questions regarding this update, please email Tabitha Palmer at tabitha.palmer@education.ohio.gov.

21st Century Community Learning Center Program Updates

SAVE THE DATE – 21APR DATABASE TRAINING

The Ohio Department of Education is launching a new database for our grantees to submit 21APR data. The system automation allows us to monitor and easily upload Ohio’s federal reporting data. We will open the database following the training to be held on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 from 10 AM – 12 PM.

Please save the date!

Before this meeting, please review our website for updates to our SAFE accounts: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Department-of-Education-OH-ID-Portal-Help. An OH|ID must be in place for your OEDS Administrator to assign you the necessary roles for system(s) access.

Watch here soon for webinar details and reference materials.


USDOE COVID-19 FACT SHEET

On April 29, 2020, the US Department of Education (USDOE) released a new COVID-19 fact sheet that may be of interest to you. Fact Sheet for Repurposing Federal Equipment and Supplies to Combat COVID-19: this document outlines temporary flexibility for repurposing existing equipment and supplies to meet the immediate needs due to the COVID-19 national pandemic. As a reminder, all of the USDOE’s COVID-19-related documents can be found at: www.ed.gov/coronavirus.


YOU FOR YOUTH (Y4Y)

Don’t forget, you have on online professional learning community to help you connect with your colleagues and share what you’ve learned about best practices. The site includes professional learning opportunities in areas such as (1) supporting positive relationships with children and youth, (2) providing professional development and technical assistance opportunities, (3) creating partnerships, (4) managing your program, and (5) leading your staff.

You can find specific Y4Y information shared in our monitoring resources or you may visit the Y4Y website for their full offerings.