CAN Newsletter – January 26, 2016
Expanding Student Success Campaign to be launched at Tomorrow’s Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs
In January 2014, the California Department of Education After School Division released its strategic plan – A Vision for Expanded Learning in California. Part of this strategic plan included the creation of a Communications & K-12 Integration Leadership Team. Based on the work of this team a new campaign informed by K-12 leaders, intended to catalyze K-12/ expanded learning partnerships has been created. The Expanding Student Success Campaign will be launched at the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs in Sacramento on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 9:30am.
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) recently released two new resources on social and emotional learning (SEL) for the afterschool field. Beyond the Bell: Research to Practice in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field, a focused summary of research on SEL in after school programs. Social and Emotional Learning Practices: A self-refle
Open enrollment for Covered California ends January 31, 2016. The ALL IN for Health Campaign has partnered with education leaders and schools across California to spread the word about affordable health coverage through Covered California and Medi-Cal. The All IN Campaign, a project of the Children’s Partnership, equips education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in schools and and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities.
The National Summer Learning Association is seeking applications from summer learning programs nationwide for its New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Awards. The Summer Learning Award and Founder’s Award recognize outstanding summer programs that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for low-income children and youth between pre-kindergarten and twelfth grade.
This Learning in Afterschool & Summer Blog was written for the California AfterSchool Network by guest blogger Frank Escobar, Manager of After School Programs Visalia Unified School District. In his entry, Mr. Escobar outlines how applying the Learning in Afterschool and Summer Principles helped to create a shared vision for learning among program staff. This powerful and easy-to-grasp vision led to increased quality of experiences and outcomes for children and youth. Click here for the full story.
“Partnerships are essential for any out-of-school program to be successful. Resources are tight, time is limited and staff turnover is a reality. So how do you build impactful partnerships?” In his BOOST Breakfast Club Blog, Daniel W. Hatcher, National Healthy Out-of-School Time Advisor for Alliance for a Healthier Generation offers 9 tips from out-of-school experts for out-of school programs to build #PartnershipsWithPurpose.
Deadline for David and Lucile Packard Foundation Expanded Learning TA & Program Provider Survey Extended to January 29th
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation are seeking input from expanded learning (i.e. after school or summer learning) Technical Assistance Providers, Program Directors, and Site Coordinators who receive ASES and 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. In appreciation of your time, each person who completes a survey will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win 1 free registration to the 2016 BOOST Conference. Other prizes include $25 Amazon.com gift cards. Only Program Providers in California and California-based TA Providers are eligible for BOOST registrations. The survey will close on Friday, January 29th.