Site Coordinator Symposium

Overview

2022 Site Coordinator Symposium: Back to the Future
New Dates: Tuesday, June 14 - Friday, June 17, 2022

Updated Dates - Symposium Flyer

The Site Coordinator Network is excited to announce the 5th Annual, 2022 Site Coordinator Symposium: Back to the Future. This convening will provide hybrid opportunities, either in-person or virtually, from Tuesday, June 14 to Friday, June 17, 2022. 

This event is presented by the CA Site Coordinator Network and supported by the California AfterSchool Network, California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, and the System of Support for Expanded Learning.

California’s Expanded Learning Professionals will have a unique opportunity to learn from their peers, colleagues, and other experts during this informative 4-day event. Additionally, partners throughout the state are excited to provide Site Coordinators time to learn from one another. Come and share in the experience and see what opportunities are here for you! 

This year’s Symposium will be a hybrid experience, with in-person or virtual opportunities. The in-person location will be at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, CA. 

  • Virtual: Tuesday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • In-Person: Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17, 2022

Check out our updated Symposium Details below!

Symposium Updates (January 2022)

After careful consideration, due to the COVID 19/Omicron variant’s surge and impact on communities and the workforce, the California AfterSchool Network (CAN) and the Site Coordinator Symposium Planning Team (SPT) have decided to postpone the hybrid 2022 Site Coordinator Symposium: Back to the Future on Feb 2 – 5. 2022. The new dates will be Tuesday, June 14 - Friday, June 17, 2022.  Please see updates below. 

New Hybrid Schedule

  • Virtual: Tuesday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  •  In-Person: Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17, 2022

Location

  • The 2022 Symposium will continue to be offered as a hybrid convening experience, with virtual opportunities online, and In-Person opportunities in Sacramento at the SAFE Convention Center.

Sheraton Grand Hotel Updates

  • All lodging reservations for Feb. 2nd- 5th have been cancelled. There are no penalty/cancellation fees. 
  • A new room block link for June dates will be posted as soon as it is available.   

2022 Symposium Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We will continue to share updates as they are available. We appreciate your patience and partnership!

What learning opportunities will be offered?

The Symposium will provide attendees the opportunity to build their capacity in the following areas;

  • Academic/Tutoring
  • Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma
  • Attendance Strategies 
  • Bullying Prevention 
  • Career Pathways 
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  • Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Effective Site Leadership 
  • Equity-driven practices
  • Health & Wellness
  • Homework Strategies 
  • Inspiring and Supporting Front Line Staff
  • Integration w/School Day Behavior Guidance 
  • Leadership Development
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Project-Based Learning
  • School and District Partnership
  • Service Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning 
  • Staff Supervision
  • STEAM
  • Summer Learning Programs
  • Team Building
  • The Quality Standards for Expanded Learning 
  • Using Data to Inform Practice
  • Visual/Performing Arts 
  • Youth Development 
  • Youth Engagement
  • Youth Leadership

 Who should attend the Symposium?

  • Site Coordinators
  • Assistant Site Coordinators 
  • Program Directors
  • Grant Managers
  • Technical Assistance Providers
  • District and County Office of Education staff
  • Community Based Organization leaders
  • Site Coordinator Supporters and Champions
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Event Details – Schedule, Speakers, Workshops & More!

Registration

Link to Register

In-Person and Virtual Registration closes on Friday, May 20, 2022. 

For more information or for any questions, please contact Troy Selvey

Schedule* 

Virtual: Tuesday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 In-Person: Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17, 2022

Hybrid Site Coordinator Symposium Schedule

This is a hybrid event, with opportunities for an in-person or virtual experience. 

Access a PDF of the hybrid Schedule

Accommodations

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Thank you for your patience while we worked out a new contract with our partner Hotel. We are happy to announce a Room Block with the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Please see the details below:

Room Block Details:

Special Guests & Plenary Speakers

Virtual Symposium (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Tuesday Opening Plenary

Wednesday:

In-Person Symposium (Thursday and Friday)

Thursday:

Friday: 

  • Morning Plenary: Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education
  • Lunch Plenary: Panel of Black Male Leaders in Expanded Learning
    • ​Sterling Williams, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education
    • James Hall, Lassen County Office of Education
    • Gionovan Bean, Sacramento Chinese Community Services Center
  • Closing Speakers:
    • Julie Sesser, Specialist, ASAPconnect
    • Heather Williams, Program Director, Policy and Outreach, California AfterSchool Network

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Day 1 Virtual Symposium

  • Event Kickoff, Guest Speakers, Virtual Site Visits, and more!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Day 2 Virtual Workshop Sessions

Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Exploring Engineering with the Tech Challenge - Sherry Burch, The Tech Interactive
  • Heartset for Self-Care and Resilient - Stu Semigran, EduCare Foundation
  • Yoga in the School Curriculum - Lindsay Luterman, The Wellness Coach Team
  • Creating Safe and Inclusive Environments for Multilingual Learners – Delaney Bantillo, California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
  • Developing Superstar Teams and Leaders - Natalie Guandique, Mission Graduates
  • Students Need SEL Skills Now More than Ever – and So Do We! - Amy Cranston, SEL4CA
  • MBK My Brother’s Keeper – Diego Arancibia, ASAPconnect
  • Your Leadership Style - Laura Wasson, Extended Child Care
  • and more!

Afternoon Sessions: 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

  • After-School Poet and Rapper’s Delight - Meredith Scott Lynn, WRiTE BRAiN World
  • Reflective Supervision Works! - Shane Meserve, Meserve & Associates
  • The Power of Collective Healing in Expanded Learning Spaces - Jenny Hicks, JVH Empower Consulting
  • ELO-P FAQ 101 – Jen Taylor & Sterling Williams, CA Dept. of Education
  • Lesson Planning Made Easy - Curlen Phipps, ResourcePortal.com
  • Power and Purpose: Incorporating Practices to Support Healing - Silvestre Vallejo, California School-Age Consortium
  • Become a Better Mentor - Marcus Strothers, Mentor California
  • Power of Check-Ins - Laura Wasson, Extended Child Care
  • and more!

Thursday, June 16, 2022, Day 1 In-Person Workshop Sessions

Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • What Do You Ride For? - Julia Gabor, Kid-Grit
  • Building Self-Esteem With Physical Activity - Jess Wadleigh, Skillastics
  • Mini-Drone Revolution: Indoor Drones for STEAM Exploration - Erika Liebel, PCS Edventures
  • ELO-P FAQ 101 – Jen Taylor & Sterling Williams, CA Dept. of Education
  • “How Hip-Hop Influences the Youth” - Crystal Castillo-Guster, Zulu Dance Foundation
  • Therapeutic I.C.E. - Jimmie Brown, Lion Pride Leadership Consulting
  • Returning To Reality – Brazil & Estrella, TA Fellows
  • The Perfect S.T.O.R.M.: Connect! Engage! Support! - Ronald Robinson, S.T.O.R.M. Program LLC
  • and more!

Midday Sessions: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM

  • The “Superteam Meeting”: 3+ Ways to Mindfulness and Staff Support - Julia Gabor, Kid-grit
  • Recruiting & Training Staff: Back to the Future of Expanded Workforce Development - Beth Pine, Fort Bragg Unified School District
  • SCN State of the Network - Cori Ove, SCN Leadership Member
  • America SCORES – Hamza Al Haidari, SCORES Go!
  • Lesson Planning Made Easy - Curlen Phipps, ResourcePortal.com
  • Got Bricks? Learn How to Expand Your STEAM Program - Erika Liebel, PCS Edventures
  • Connecting Science Action Club’s STEM Teaching Toolbox to SEL - Rachael Van Schoik, California Academy of Sciences – Science Action
  • Sensational Storytellers: Engaging Learners and Cultivating Creativity - Meredith Scott Lynn, WRiTE BRAiN WORLD

Afternoon Sessions: 3:15 PM- 4:45 PM

  • Leading with Compassion - Daniel Monterroso, LA’s BEST
  • Walking the Equity Talk in CQI: Leveraging Micro-Practices for Lasting Organizational Change -Taylor Anderson, Public Profit
  • The Unspoken Word: Addressing Structural Racism in Expanded Learning Programs - Rosalinda Mancillas, Youth Development, Organizational Psychology
  • Got Bricks? Learn How to Expand Your STEAM Program - Erika Liebel, PCS Edventures
  • #iAmImpact Healing Circles - Nathan Houston, #iAmImpact
  • Creating a Team Culture: The Building Blocks - Shanice Brown, Expanded Learning Academy
  • Bringing Communities ‘Back to School’ - Jazarai Perkins, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Mizzen by Mott!
  • Alliance International University 
  • and more!

Friday, June 17, 2022, Day 2 In-Person Workshop Sessions

Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Mindful Conflict Resolution Solutions - Julia Gabor, Kid-Grit
  • Building Character through Movement and Mindfulness - Jess Wadleigh, Skillastics
  • Building Academic and SEL Skills Through Project-Based Activities Natalie Guandique Mission Graduates
  • ELO-Pizza - Danielle Jones, Sonoma County Office of Education
  • The Intentional Leader Who Engages With Purpose Towards a Purpose on Purpose - Juan Alvarado, Raize The Bar
  • Become a Better Mentor - Marcus Strothers, Mentor California
  • Lesson Planning Made Easy - Curlen Phipps, ResourcePortal.com
  • Creating a Math-ful Environment - Maybelle Miranda, YMCA of San Francisco
  • CAN Workforce & Booklet Design - Lupita Perez, California AfterSchool Network

Midday Sessions: 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

  • Raise the Room: Lead More Equitable Meetings, Classes, and Events - Eva Jo Meyers, Spark Decks
  • STEMulate Your Afterschool Program - William Albert, STEMfinity
  • Going on a First Date with Yourself - A Self-Exploration Mental Health Creative Writing Workshop - Maia Akiva, Mental Health + Creativity
  • After-School Poet and Rapper’s Delight - Meredith Scott Lynn, WRiTE BRAiN World
  • Creating Safe Spaces of Learning & Belonging - Kwamara Thompson
  • Staffing Shortages? Time to Grow Our Own! Amy Cranston, SEL4CA
  • ELO-P FAQ 101 – Jen Taylor & Sterling Williams, CA Dept. of Education
  • MBK My Brother’s Keeper – Diego Arancibia, ASAPconnect
  • Recruiting & “Growing Your Own” Expanded Learning Staff Pipeline - Bill Fennessy and Lupita Perez, California AfterSchool Network
  • and more!

Resources

CAN App details coming soon!

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Health & Safety Updates for the Site Coordinator Symposium

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The California AfterSchool Network is excited to connect at the 2022 Site Coordinator Symposium: Back to the Future. The Health and Safety of our team and community are essential to us. At this time, all In-Person conference participants and sponsors, including CAN Staff, will be required to follow local Sacramento and statewide health and safety guidelines in accordance with the CDC and Department of Public Health. 

Guidance on Indoor Mega Events (Effective April 1, 2022)