CAN Newsletter: Relevant news & resources / wishing you a happy holiday season
December 16, 2014
Wishing you a happy holiday season
The California AfterSchool Network would like to thank you for all of your work in 2014. This year boasted new milestones including the approval and release of the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California as the cornerstone of a statewide Strategic Plan for expanded learning. As outlined in the State of the State of Expanded Learning in California, the work you do positively impacts engagement, achievement, and health for California’s highest need students, all year-round. Every day you provide active, collaborative learning environments incorporating unique experiences such as opportunities to learn STEM in expanded learning programs.
You are the reason California was ranked number one in expanded learning in the nation in 2014. The California AfterSchool Network is proud to partner with you and support your great work. We look forward to exciting new horizons in 2015.
Have a great winter holiday, and keep up the great work out there!
A recently released evaluation released by Public Profit summarizes the impacts of an Oakland professional learning community (PLC) aimed at improving the quality of informal math activities. The Math PLC provided training, on-site coaching, and curriculum to staff members, who led interactive math activities with youth. Staff reported increased confidence in using informal math activities, and staff with limited prior experience leading math activities made the greatest gains. Staff reported they were better able to engage youth in math by implementing hands-on activities and utilizing a social-emotional approach to learning. Additionally, the techniques that staff learned through participation in the learning community translated into other activities they implemented in their program, strengthening their overall practice. Learn more, and access the Evaluation of the Math Professional Learning Community.
As part of the California AfterSchool Network’s mission to
provide practitioners with the latest information concerning the
expanded learning field, CAN maintains an up-to-date listing of
current available job postings within the field. Check out these
recent job openings for December:
Sacramento START O.S.T. Leader
Super Stars Literacy: Program Director
Partnership for Children and Youth: Technical Assistance Manager