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How can parents become allies for inclusion? What strategies help to strengthen the ties between families, communities and out-of-school time programs, so all students enjoy meaningful participation? Look for answers in this webinar:
Inclusion in 21st CCLC Environments:
Strengthening Connections With Families and Communities
Thursday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Learn practical and effective ways to make your program more inviting to families of students with disabilities, such as strategies for building two-way communication and for bridging school and community resources. Hear about ways to provide individualized supports, to connect with culturally diverse populations and to leverage community resources. Combined, these practices can help students with special needs thrive in the out-of-school time environment.
• Trina Valdez, Ph.D., Site Coordinator, 21st CCLC Historic Scott School Arts and Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT
• Eileen Radigan, Ph.D., Human Services Faculty at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
• Delfa Garcia, M.A., Inclusion Specialist at Kids Included Together (KIT)
This webinar is intended for state coordinators, program directors, site coordinators, practitioners, community partners, families and others interested in learning more about supporting all students in 21st CCLC programs. All participants are welcome to ask questions and join in discussions.
This is the third in a series of inclusion-focused webinars created by Lessons From the Field — Supporting All Students, Including Students With Disabilities, a technical assistance project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The update is highlighted in the latest version of the timeline. fy15-time-line-04-13-2015
21st Century Grantees:
Join this free webinar on how to mobilize parents and local resources for your site! Join Y4Y on April 7 as they look at how parent-community advisory boards can deepen family and community engagement for 21st CCLC programs. This virtual event will be a webinar and panel discussion with experienced out-of-school time staff. A Q & A will follow.
Y4Y Panel Discussion on Creating Parent-Community Advisory Boards
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Don’t miss this chance to learn how to mobilize parents and local resources for your site! Join Y4Y on April 7 as we look at how parent-community advisory boards can deepen family and community engagement for 21st CCLC programs.
This virtual event will be a webinar and panel discussion with experienced out-of-school time staff. A Q & A will follow.
• Lynn Malinoff, Eastern Michigan University, Bright Futures 21st CCLC Programs, Ypsilanti, Michigan
• Cynthia Okazaki, Parents and Children Together (PACT), Kaneohe Community Family Center (KCFC), Kaneohe, HI
• Lea Ann Johnson, Lincoln Community Learning Centers, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska
Y4Y trainers will highlight Y4Y tools and resources that can help with setting up and maintaining an advisory board. Register to get tips and strategies from your colleagues across the nation.
If you work in an out-of-school time (OST) setting, you know that measuring program quality is becoming increasingly important. Many OST professionals find it beneficial to tap into the perspectives of young people to help them with planning, and to make the most of what’s working in their programs.
Join us for Just Ask Them: Engaging Young People to Strengthen Out-of-School Time Program Quality, a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 12PM – 1PM, CDT. During the webinar, participants will learn
•What youth voice is and why it matters
•Practical ways to cultivate youth voice and perspectives
•How Search Institute’s new Youth and Program Strengths (YAPS) Survey will help you measure the quality of your program
This webinar will feature Kent Pekel, Ed.D., President and CEO of Search Institute; Jenna Sethi, Ph.D., Research Associate; and Justin Roskopf, Senior Survey Specialist.
Go to the Search Institute website at http://www.search-institute.org/blog/out-of-school-time-program-quality-webinar to register,
The March 27th New Applicant Training will be held at Rio Grande University at Bob Evans Farm Hall, Room 205. Participants do not need to bring laptops.
Here is an update to the location of the March 16, 2015 Southwest Brown Bag
March 16, 2015
(Optional) Southwest Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan
Regional 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fiscal Year 2016 New Applicant Training: From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at:
University of Cincinnati/Edwards One, Room 2115, Cincinnati, OH 45221. Participants can park in the Corry Garage at 51 W. Corry Blvd.
Overview of the CCIP system and the process of working and submitting the grant application. Register for this training via STARS.