Inclusion Webinar

Free Webinar

Inclusion in 21st CCLC Environments:

Lessons From the Field

 Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT

 How can your 21st CCLC program meaningfully include all students, including students with disabilities? How can your program create professional development opportunities to support inclusion for all students? Get a preview of the new Lessons From the Field guides in this webinar.

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 Learn about the new Lessons From the Field guides on inclusion and supporting students with disabilities in 21st CCLC programs. These easy-to-use guides will provide information and strategies for including students with disabilities in 21st CCLC programs at the state, program and site levels. In this webinar, you will get examples and strategies for creating inclusive practices and policies to incorporate in your everyday work.

Presenters: The Lessons From the Field Project Team

 This webinar is for state coordinators, program directors, site coordinators, practitioners, community partners, family members and others interested in supporting all students in 21st CCLC programs. All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in discussions.

 This is the sixth 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.


Summer Institute Live Broadcast

The 2016 Summer Institute is quickly approaching and we are pleased to announce that the plenary sessions will be broadcast live for those of you who are unable to join us in Phoenix. Advance registration to view the plenaries is not required.  To join, simply go to the Summer Institute homepage ( on the dates and times noted below.  Plenaries will be recorded and posted at a later date.   Please note the dates below and that times for the plenary sessions are given in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

  • Tuesday July 19, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. MST 21st CCLC–State of the Union Speakers:   Sylvia Lyles, Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs U.S. Department of Education Rhonda Lauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundations, Inc. Jodi Grant, Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Tuesday July 19, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. MST Expanding Learning Beyond the Classroom Moderator: Sylvia Lyles, Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs U.S. Department of Education Panelists: Karyl Resnick, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Kneeland Keegan, Everett Public Schools Brianna Flannery, Everett Public Schools John Obremski, Everett Public Schools Cindy Trejo, Arizona Department of Education Billy Thrall, Arizona Governor’s Office Heather Merrill, Glendale Community College Lyn Bailey, Washington Elementary School District Tracey Beal, Washington Elementary School District Christine Hollingsworth, Washington Elementary School District Kathleen McKeever, Washington Elementary School District
  •  Wednesday July 20, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. MST Professionalizing the Field for 21st CCLC Staff and a Presentation by the Student Voices Speakers:   Sylvia Lyles, Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs U.S. Department of Education Haynes Cooney, You For Youth Monique McDowell-Russell, Project Specialist, Foundations, Inc. Nathnael Abraham,Virginia Asia Brooks, Maryland Peter Griggs,Alaska Iris (Aeola) Lu, Minnesota Luis Pagan, New Jersey

·  Wednesday July 20, 2016 – 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MST Using Data Effectively to Demonstrate 21st CCLC Alignment to the School Day Facilitator: Gwynn Hughes, Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Speakers:  Terri Ferinde Dunham, Collaborative Communications Group Terri Foulkes, Missouri Afterschool Network Chris Smith, Boston After School & Beyond Deborah Vandell, University of California, Irvine

Spread the Word: Kids Eat Free This Summer!

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals.

It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit for meal times and locations.

The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.

“Giving children access to a healthy meal during the summer months is very important,” said Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, interim superintendent of public instruction. “The Summer Food Service Program brings communities together in making sure children have the nourishment they need to remain healthy.”

Many Ohio parents and caregivers continue to make difficult choices every day in order to provide for their families. In many cases, this leaves Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens, our children and youth, struggling with hunger daily.

In 2015, more than 50,000 Ohio children received free daily meals last year through the Summer Food Service Program with the help of 201 sponsoring agencies and 1,781 feeding sites.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Ohio Department of Education.


Staff Development and Family Engagement Webinar

21st CCLC Midwest FERP Community of Practice Monthly Webinar: Staff Development & Family Engagement

Join 21st CCLC programs from across the Midwest for this one-hour webinar, hosted by Midwest Family Engagement Resource Provider (FERP) Jackie Garvey from Manhattan Strategy Group. June’s discussion will focus on staff development related to family engagement. Date & Time: Jun 23rd, 2016 11:00 AM (EST)  Please note:

  • Registration is required to participate in this webinar:
  • Participants of this webinar represent 2 time zones – Eastern and Central. This webinar is scheduled according to Eastern Standard Time. Please plan to join according to your own time zone. 
  • Please plan to log on 5-10 before the start of the webinar


Sustainability Training Update

Keep the Lights On Sustainability Training Update

SUSTAINABILITY PLANS – Thanks so much to those of you who have submitted your sustainability plans. Just a reminder that we’d like to have those plans turned in by next week on Wednesday, June 15 . Please forward them on to your Sustainability Trainers or to OAN at

*NEW* REGIONAL FOLLOW UP SUSTAINABILITY MEETINGS –  We are now offering optional Regional Follow Up Sustainability Meetings.These 2 hour long meetings will allow you technical assistance time with the trainers and your peers in the field to dig deeper into some of your biggest sustainability issues.  There is no cost to attend this meeting, but please register in Eventbrite with the link below.

Northwest Ohio – Tuesday, June 21st from 9AM – 11AM @ United Way of Greater Toledo with Sommer Claybourne and Faith McGlown

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Northeast Ohio – Wednesday, June 22 from 10AM – 12PM @ Neighborhood Leadership Institute with Stacey Gepperth and Nancy Baxter

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Southwest Ohio – Thursday, June 23 from 8AM – 10AM @ Red Cross of Greater Cincinnati with Todd Moore and Brandi Slaughter

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Southeast Ohio – Wednesday June 29 from 10AM – 12PM @ Athens Public Library with Brenda DeGori and Mary Jo Sabetta

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Central Ohio – Thursday, June 30th from 10AM-12PM @ Action For Children with Brittany Jackson and Annette Hank

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*NEW* SAVE THE DATE FOR WEBINARS – Please save the date for sustainability webinars with Collaborative Communications! These webinars will be held on Monday, August 22 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM and Thursday, August 25 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM. Call in information for these webinars will be coming soon!

AIR Evaluation Feedback

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has recently conducted a review of all Fiscal Year 2015 end-year local evaluations (submitted last fall). Individual feedback from this review will be forthcoming (to Fiscal Year 2015 grantees only), but in the meantime AIR wanted to share a few local evaluation best-practices tips based on their review. They have collected these in a document linked to this post, titled “AIR Tips for OH 21st CCLC Grantees Planning Local Evaluation Reports.”

 This tips document includes seven general tips with some specific guidance regarding best practices in writing a local evaluation report. Some of the tips or sub-points may seem obvious, or may be things you are already doing; if so, great! But perhaps a few of the tips will help you push your local evaluation report further or make it clearer. Also, please note that this is indeed a tip sheet, NOT a set of requirements, and is simply meant to help you make your local evaluation report stronger. Refer to Ohio’s local evaluation manual for your specific local evaluation requirements. It may be useful to share this document with your local evaluator and to have a discussion about the tips alongside discussion of Ohio’s 21st CCLC local evaluation requirements, however.

AIR Tips for OH 21st CCLC Grantees Planning Local Evaluation Reports – May 20 2016


Family Engagement Webinar

Family Engagement Resource Provider (FERP) Project Presents:


Midwest FERP 21st CCLC Grantee Monthly Community of Practice Webinar: Ongoing Assessment of Family Engagement


Join your Midwest Family Engagement Resource Provider Jackie Garvey for the monthly Community of Practice (CoP) webinar for 21st CCLC grantees! Please note that the participants of this webinar typically represent 2 time zones, Eastern and Central. The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. EASTERN; please plan to join according to your time zone. Logging on at least 10 minutes early is recommended. Registration is required. For the most comprehensive usability, please plan to join the webinar via computer (this enables video and audio and will allow you to speak to the group during the webinar). Zoom does not allow call-in participants to speak during the webinar.


May 19, 2016 11:00 AM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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