CAN Newsletter – May 23, 2017
Share your knowledge of the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California, understanding of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process, and your current challenges and needs. The data you provide will inform a CQI process at the statewide level. Data will be shared with the CDE-EXLD and their Quality Design Team, a field-based work group creating recommendations to strengthen the statewide System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL).
The Field Survey is intended for all ASES and 21st CCLC expanded learning field practitioners, supporters and administrators, except for Site Coordinators. The Site Coordinator Surveyis intended for Site Coordinators of ASES or 21st CCLC, including After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens, or ASSETs programs.
Learn more and take the surveys. The surveys will be open until June 2, 2017.
California Dream’n – a statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium took place on October 20 - 21 in Sacramento, CA. This event was intended to be a convening of site coordinators, for site coordinators. While multiple levels of leadership in Expanded Learning were be present, the symposium focused on the innovation that occurs every day in expanded learning sites across California.
The Learning in Afterschool & Summer (LIAS) Project recently released a blog on fostering growth mindset in youth. They also recently worked with Central Valley Out-of-School time partners and hosted a Speaker’s Forum entitled “Ignite Learning with a Growth Mindset!” The blog reviews resources around growth mindsets and also an interview with the Speaker’s Forum presenter Emily Diehl, Director of Professional Learning and Curriculum Design at Mindset Works. Click here to read more.
The Wallace Foundation recently released an in-depth guide featuring 25 evidence-based programs. The guide, first-of-its-kind, offers information about curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about their SEL programs. Navigating SEL from the Inside Out: Looking Inside & Across 25 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers offers practitioners to compare curricula and methods across top SEL programs and explains how programs can adapt from schools to out-of-school-time settings. Read more about the guide, here.
The California AfterSchool Network is now connecting expanding learning programs and job seekers. Job openings can be for any level of an out-of-school time program or organization serving youth. Visit our website to post a current job opportunity or check out our job listings today.