CAN Newsletter – November 6, 2018
Rock the OST Vote!
Happy Election Day! Today, I had the great privilege of walking my completed ballot to a local polling place with a group of colleagues. While we may all have had unique voting patterns, we all made the point to make our civic engagement a community activity.
Whether or not you celebrated your opportunity to vote with your community, I hope you you took the opportunity to exercise your right to vote today. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time even after program ends! Polls close at 8:00pm in California.
We hope you will find the collection of information and resources below helpful, and keep up the great work out there!
Jeff Davis and the CAN Team
Register NOW! Submit Presentations for California Cruz’n Statewide Expanded Learning Site Coordinator Symposium February 8th & 9th
Register TODAY! California Cruz’n – a statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium is to be held on February 8th and 9th, 2019 in Long Beach, CA. This event is intended to be a convening of Site Coordinators, for Site Coordinators and those who support Site Coordinators.
The Policy Committee of the Expanded Learning Division is currently looking to recruit new members. This committee will develop and disseminate clear policy guidance that support quality programs. Guidance will identify regulatory sources and corresponding levels of program accountability. The committee will develop and implement a timely and collaborative process for reviewing, revising, and notifying the field of new and existing policy guidance.
Real-world problems call for critical thinking and real-world solutions and afterschool programs are a great place for kids to learn, collaborate, and figure out how to make their communities better. The Mott Foundation and National Geographic want to help afterschool programs open the world to young people.
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth to one of three global challenges: preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, or human rights. Students can win cash prizes, and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources.
WE Schools is a free, four-step experiential service-learning program that challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion—then empowers them with the tools to take action.WE Schools is used in 16,000+ schools in North America and the UK. It creates increased academic engagement, college and workplace readiness, and civic engagement.
Learning in Afterschool & Summer Learning Principles, An Interview with Researcher Deborah Lowe Vandell
Since 1985, Dr. Vandell has been a leading researcher for the expanded learning programs. Sam Piha had the opportunity to interview her regarding her research on the field of afterschool. She also appeared in the Learning in Afterschool & Summer Project – How Kids Learn and History of Afterschool in America.