CAN Newsletter May 15, 2018
Today is the California Afterschool and Summer Challenge!
Today is the day – the 14th annual Afterschool & Summer Challenge is here! This is the one day each year when after school and summer providers, families, and youth from across the state meet in Sacramento to build support and awareness for our programs. Even if you are not able to attend the challenge, there is a lot you can do to make our collective voices heard today!
- Learn background information
- Access the Challenge Social Media Toolkit including sample social media posts, or post pictures or video from youth, families, and staff using the hashtags #SaveAfterSchool and #CAChallenge.
- Locate your legislators, and inform your legislators and Governor Brown (@JerryBrownGov) why investing in California’s expanded learning programs matters using the #SaveAfterSchool and #CAChallenge hashtags
If you are attending the Challenge today post comments and pictures during the rally and your legislative visits using the hashtags #SaveAfterSchool and #CAChallenge.
Make Your Voice Heard: Take (and distribute within your networks) the ASES and 21st CCLC 2017 Field and Site Coordinator Surveys by June 8, 2018
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) in partnership with the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division (CDE-EXLD), is seeking information through a field survey and a Site Coordinator survey regarding After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) practitioners and supporter’s knowledge of the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California, and understanding of the requirements to implement a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process. The surveys are also intended to surface current field challenges and needs.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced the release of the California Department of Education’s (CDE) CA Meals for Kids mobile app. The CA Meals for Kids App provides the most up-to-date information about meal services available in the community, and allows users to find the locations of California’s Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs.
An Ideal Opportunity: The Role of Afterschool in Social and Emotional Learning, delves into the multifaceted ways afterschool and summer learning programs are engaging students to support their social and emotional development. The brief makes the case for the need for additional opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills and competencies.
The Learning in Afterschool and summer project’s recently released a blog describes new educational trends, terms, and definitions. The blog offers basic information regarding emerging educational trends such as Trauma Informed Practice, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Restorative Justice, Competency-Based Learning, Personalized Learning, and Social Emotional Learning.