CAN Newsletter – May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May 9, 2019
May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience. We have outlined some helpful resources to help you and your organization build awareness and conduct impactful conversations and awareness activities in your communities. #4mind4body
The 2019 Expanded Learning Summit Dates have been released, and we are looking for presenters on the topic of Equity for all three Summit locations:
Application Extended: California Expanded Learning Communication Systems Work Group
Deadline Extended to Friday, June 14, 2019
The California Expanded Learning Communication Systems Work Group is now recruiting members!
About the ASES and 21st CCLC Site Coordinator Survey 2018-19
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) in partnership with the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division (CDE-EXLD), is seeking information 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
Region 5 Expanded Learning Partnerships is now accepting Request For Proposals (RFP) to be a presenter at the 23rd Annual Region 5 ReV Up 2019 Expanded Learning Conference.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
In partnership with the Mott Foundation, National Geographic presents the National Geographic Educator Certification. This is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K-12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers.
The demand for technology skills and expertise in the workforce is booming, and California schools are charged with preparing students for these careers. Assembly Member Kevin McCarty and STEM advocates recognize the need for increased enrichment oportunities in our youth’s lives, and have now began offering the program, Kids Code, which addresses issues such as access for students particularly in STEM-related subjects.
On April 24th, CAN and Skillastics hosted the Enhancing SEL through Physical Activity webinar. Thank you all for your participation! We applaud Sandy Slade for an awesome job sharing her knowledge and resources with us. We also want to give a shout out to Monica, Carl, and Gayle for sharing user testimonials.
The National AfterSchool Associaiton (NAA) released a new report, SEL to the Core: Building From Foundational Youth Development to Support Social and Emotional Learning, that offers leaders and staff the essential resources and practices to understand and promote social and emotional competence building.
The Aspen Institute and its partners have released, Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD): An Action Guide for School Leadership Team, that is targeted to help leadership teams create a plan with resources in order to
Partnership for Children & Youth launched the Expanded Learning 360°/365 initiative in 2015. Along with this initiative, the brief, The Key to Bringing Social-Emotional Learning to Life, was released to deepen and expand SEL support for school districts, county offices of education, and expanded learning programs in more communities across California.
Get your summer program kids outside this summer to count bugs, study plants, and understand their communities. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Your students will love this hands-on program as they use iNaturalist to collect photos and track biological information about living things as part of a BioBlitz.