2021 ELO Convening


A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Convening
Wednesday, May 5, 2021; 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Event Flyer

The California AfterSchool Network, California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division, and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) are collaborating to offer CA Educators and Educational Leaders, of all sectors, an opportunity to participate in a free virtual convening, to support A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 ELO Grant.  

As part of the  Assembly Bill (AB) 86 COVID-19 relief package $4.6 billion will be distributed to LEAs through the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant, which can be used for extended instructional learning time, learning supports, health, counseling mental health and social emotional learning, community learning hubs, supports for credit deficient pupils, and training for school staff.

The May 5th event is meant to support all K-12 practitioners who can utilize the AB 86 ELO Learning Recovery Grants to promote the learning and well-being of our students in all settings in and out-of-school. All California Educators, from all sectors, are invited and highly encouraged to attend: K-12 Educators, Educational Leadership (COE and LEA), Principals, Superintendents, Student Support Services, Data & Assessment, Multilingual Learners Educators, Fiscal Leaders, Nutrition Services, Community-Based Organizations, Expanded Learning Programs, Technology Services, Special Education, etc.

The event will include featured keynotes from Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent for Public Instruction; Karen Pittman, Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, The Forum for Youth Investment; and district superintendents throughout California.


Plenary Videos & Materials

Plenary Videos & Materials

Plenary Materials are available below.

All event materials will be uploaded into the CAN AppDownload the app today or access the web app (for the best experience access the website using the Chrome browser). Workshop recordings and materials will be added to the CAN app in the coming weeks.

All recordings will also be available on an ELO Convening Playlist on YouTube. Subscribe to the CAN YouTube account to get notifications as content is uploaded.

Morning Welcome & Keynote

  • Mind Body Awareness Project
  • Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent for Public Instruction
  • Karen Pittman, Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, The Forum for Youth Investment
  • Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education

Watch the Video

Access Karen Pittman’s Slide Deck – Build Forward Together

Resources & Links Shared by Karen Pittman and The Forum for Youth Investment 


Resources and Studies 

Lunch Plenary

Welcome comments by: Tom Armelino, Executive Director - California Collaborative for Educational Excellence

Californians for Justice - (CFJ) is a statewide youth-powered organization fighting for racial justice. They believe that young people are the leaders we need to create the healthy, just, and vibrant schools that all our communities deserve. We will be joined by:

  • Rosa De Leon – CFJ Strategy Director and CFJ Youth Alumni 
  • Stephanie Jauregui-Lopez – Spoken Word Artist, Organizer, CFJ youth alumni

Access the CFJ Slide Deck

Watch the Video

Closing Panel

The California AfterSchool Network is excited to have hosted the closing panel of the day, moderated by Tony Smith.

  • Tony Smith, Founder, Whyspeople; Former Illinois State Superintendent of Education, Former Superintendent Oakland Unified School District
  • Jorge A. Aguilar, Superintendent, Sacramento Unified School District
  • Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District 
  • Tom Rooney, Superintendent, Lindsay Unified School District

Watch the Video