2022 CA ELO Post-Convening Update & Materials
Thank you to all of our attendees, presenters, guest speakers, and planning team! We truly enjoyed our day with you and hope the #CAELOProgram convening provided you with an opportunity to connect and learn.
And if you weren’t able to make it – no problem! You can still access the materials!
Convening Materials & Resources
Below is a dropdown list of workshops offered at the 2022 ELO Convening. Each Workshop offers links to resources and/or a recording of the workshop. We hope these resources support you on your journey of ELO-P Implementation!
*Workshop was offered during the Morning and Afternoon sessions.
Strengthen STEAM Connections Through ELO-P*
Description: Three California STEAM Hub Leads will share promising practices on how to devELO-P STEAM experiences for young people through ELO Programming. Through a hands-on activity and collaborative conversations, participants will be invited to:
- Explore CASEL’s 3 Signature SEL Practices
- Engage in an Engineering Design Process
- Embrace an Equity Mindset
- Experience the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California
Three Dimensional ELO-P Engagement*
Description: Enjoy a session that focuses on a specific resource that will empower Expanded Learning participants to truly co-create the reimagining of their Expanded Learning Programs. This tool can be used to help bridge the gaps in our education systems to allow for more productive district conversations around Expanded Learning.
Activating Youth Voice & Leadership in Your Programs*
Description: Showing up for youth takes courage and vulnerability. Embracing a Youth Development approach allows us to step back and envision a program where real and relevant opportunities for youth transform not just programs but people. This session will offer strategies and time to reflect on how YOU can support youth to activate their own possibilities.
Supporting Multilingual Learners Part 1
Description: During this training, participants will understand Multilingual Learner typologies and explore how to meet the needs of different multilingual learner populations. Additionally, participants will:
- Learn basic facts about Multilingual Learners in California
- Learn about the different typologies of multilingual learners
- Begin exploring how to meet the needs of different multilingual learner populations.
Increasing Full Year Learning Opportunities for Younger Learners
Description: How can districts and partners leverage the unique, flexible ELO-P resources to meet the state’s dual promise of Universal Pre-Kindergarten and expanded learning? Learn how to strengthen outcomes and support our youngest learners with their transition into the next school year through collaboration and intentional program design.
Workforce Strategies From California Teaching Fellows Foundation
Description: This session will be an opportunity to hear from the California Teaching Fellows Foundation which has been looking at why and how expanded learning educators are well-positioned to become credentialed teachers. This will be an introduction to Teaching Fellows and will highlight workforce strategies around pre-employment, employee retention, and offboarding. In part two of this topic, we will take a deeper look at local strategies that can aid expanded learning teacher pipeline efforts.
Expanded Learning as part of Integrated Supports for Whole Children and Families*
Description: Leaders and experts from multiple sectors have long espoused that we cannot achieve the kind of outcomes we seek for our children, families, and communities in a silo. Expanded Learning opportunities have always been a vehicle for partnership with families and communities to promote positive physical, social, emotional, academic, and other developmental outcomes. California has created unprecedented and ongoing investments in education, expanded learning, public health, and social services This workshop will highlight the opportunity that California’s investment in Expanded Learning provides for LEA leaders and their community partners to support whole children, families, and communities. It will provide an overview of the NEWLY RELEASED WestED Field Guide for Creating Integrated, School-Based Systems of Care which uses a whole child approach of integrating six individual funding streams in an integrated approach to supporting children and families. Attendees will also get to learn from LEA leaders that have been on a journey toward this vision of integration.
Expanded Learning Opportunities Program as part of a Strong Community School Strategy
Description: In this workshop, participants will learn about how their Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is a central part of a community school strategy. From strengthening relationships with students and families, partnering with local community organizations, to creating engaging, enriching, and inclusive learning opportunities, we will walk through key areas for strategic alignment, coherence and interdependence so that students, teachers, and families are supported to be successful.
Successful ELO In Small and Rural Districts: Leadership, Inspiration, and Networking*
Description: This HIGH ENERGY workshop will share tips and best practices from small districts and charters throughout California. Lessons learned from small and rural leaders creating incredible programs despite the many challenges districts face. This session will cover ideas detailing why your leadership is imperative for successful ELO programs, tips for partnerships, and strategies for staffing your programs. This session is specially tailored to creating plans that work in small and rural settings. Come and learn about the opportunities available, receive tips from experts and ask questions of decision-makers. We promise to deliver you over 50 great ideas for you and your ELO community–so don’t miss out! Plus, we are going to have some fun with Expanded Learning Trivia for gift cards!
ELO-P: Six to Nine
Description: In this workshop we will discuss the ELP summer programming landscape as we move from 6 hours to 9 hours with the addition of ELO-P funding. How does this look? How is it created? What should you be aware of? Join us as we speak with two Fresno County Superintendent of Schools employees who have worked with districts to help plan and implement a high quality summer program.
Using Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to design your ELO-P Infrastructure
Description: Participants will learn components of MTSS to design and plan their ELOP infrastructure. Participants will also learn how to leverage other funding resources through data.
Dream, Design, Decide: Leveraging $50K Apportionments Through Innovation, Partnership, and Peer Learning
Description: Join System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL) Leads from Northern Rural California to find out how small schools, charters, districts, CBOs, tribal governments, and health and human services organizations are partnering to implement California’s unprecedented ELO-P funding! Participants will have opportunities to share their questions, concerns, and ideas, and engage in peer learning opportunities and dialogue intended to inspire creativity. Engage with us so we can find out more about what’s on your mind. Here we offer space where you can share your story, or sit back, take notes and listen. However, you choose to show up, be prepared to move your mindset from problem to possibility, transaction to transformation, and struggle to strength. We believe in the power of love to transform small communities, come find out why.
Building Systems for Summer and Intersession Success
Description: Learn from Administrators who are making headway while in the trenches of ELO-P and braiding funding sources for a single, comprehensive program. Gain valuable insights and access to resources to assist you in designing the many systems layers of summer and intersession, including before summer school, after summer school, transportation logistics, UTK developmentally appropriate staffing, meals, partnerships, staffing rotations, and staying in ratio. Access the ELTAU CQI Toolkit to explore and learn how to plan forward using Continuous Quality Improvement tools.
DevELOPing a Plan: How Site Coordinators and Admin Can Work Together to Design ELO-P Plans
Description: Join the Site Coordinator Network Leadership for a moderated conversation with administrators to discuss ELO-P and how Expanded Learning Programs and Admin are working together to imagine new benefits for students and programs.
Develop an ELO-Program Plan to Maximize access to Expanded Learning for All Students*
Description: Learn about the requirements of the AB 130 Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. We’ll unpack the required ELO-Program Plan Guide and provide an opportunity to connect with your peers to hear promising practices.
ELO-P Office Hours: Trouble Shooting, Navigating Unique Challenges, & Peer Sharing*
Description: This session will include a brief presentation on the basics of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) and then include interactive discussion to help answer questions, navigate unique challenges, and include peer sharing around implementation strategies. This session will be facilitated by Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division at CDE, and includes members from the System of Support for Expanded Learning as well as CDE and field partners that can help support the successful implementation of your ELO-P.
*As this session is a safe space, we do not record. You can sign up for future ELO-P office hours here!
Supporting Multilingual Learners Part 2
Description: During this training, participants will learn general strategies to support the language development of multilingual learners. Additionally, in this training participants will:
- Review general strategies to support Multilingual Learners with language development
- Practice modifying activities in order to support academics and support language development.
Planning for Summer and Intersession Programming
Description: Summer programs in 2021—where educators worked hard to blend academic support with fun, enrichment, and joy—provide a template for how schools can leverage time in the summer and intersession periods to support their students and staff. Learn about highlights from our Summer 2021 report and explore how planning for summer can translate to intersession offerings. Share your plans and questions with peers, and leverage the collective knowledge to support your summer and intersession planning!
A Local Approach to Expanded Learning Teacher Pipelines
Description: This session will take a deeper look at local strategies and best practices for creating expanded learning teacher pipeline efforts. This discussion will include potential models for preparing expanded learning educators to become high-quality teachers and how these models can support staff retention. There will also be a chance to review and provide feedback on emerging recommendations for developing expanded learning teacher pipelines and engaging local partners in the process.
Integration of Expanded Learning Opportunities into Dual Language Programs
Description: This session will provide guidance on integrating expanded learning opportunities into Dual Language programs that boost language development and intrinsically motivate students through varied learning opportunities tied to students’ linguistic, cultural backgrounds, and interests.
Jumpstart Evaluation and Learning for Your ELO-P Grant
Description: Great news! There are lots of great resources available to help districts to evaluate and improve their ELO-P funded programs. We’ll share our favorites in this session. This jumpstart session will share helpful frameworks and practical tools districts can use right away. First, we’ll share a super simple framework for evaluating ELO-P funded programs that districts can adapt to their own needs. Then, we’ll share our favorite free and low cost resources for collecting high-quality information from youth, staff, and families. We’ll close with a powerful, flexible way to make continuous quality improvement (CQI) part of every day for your ELO-P funded program.
Migrant Education Program and ELO-P Opportunities
Description:This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the purpose and requirements of the Migrant Education Program (MEP). We’ll also discuss how ELO-P and the MEP can collaborate and coordinate services to ensure that students receive the services they need to support academic and overall well-being.
ELO-P and UTK Integration
Description: How will both the ELO-Program and UTK implementation complement one another? What will a 9 hour day look like for our youngest youth? Which educational partners should be a part of the collaboration? Come explore these questions and more in a supportive environment!
Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) Implementation and the role of Expanded Learning Opportunities
Description: The Early Education Division (EED) at the California Department of Education (CDE) is presenting on Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) Implementation and the role of Expanded Learning Opportunities. This workshop is focused on working with and supporting our education partners as they consider, plan for, and implement UPK. The EED Team will be facilitating a discussion around creating partnerships with extended learning opportunities that supports the mixed delivery system and meets the needs of students and families.
Designing at the Margins to Recruit and Retain Staff
Description: During this session, participants will gain insight into how Human-Centered Design Principals can be applied to hiring and retaining staff. With the ELO-P funding providing an opportunity for additional youth to be served in expanded learning programs throughout the state, it is imperative that our workforce both continues to reflect the communities being served and is supported in a way that meets them where they are at and retains quality staff. Come share your experience, hear from your peers and learn equity-based strategies to develop a diverse expanded learning workforce.
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