CAN Newsletter June 5, 2018
CAN and CDE-EXLD are excited to rollout the announce the 2018 Expanded Learning Summits (previously called the Expanded Learning Grantee Orientations)! Be on the lookout for exciting details and logistics coming soon! In the meantime put the dates below on your calendar and check out some of the amazing content from the 2017 Grantee Orientations.
Make Your Voice Heard: Take (and distribute within your networks) the ASES and 21st CCLC 2017 Field and Site Coordinator Surveys by June 8, 2018
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) in partnership with the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division (CDE-EXLD), is seeking information through a field survey and a Site Coordinator survey regarding After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) practitioners and supporter’s knowledge of the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California, and understanding of the requirements to implement a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process. The surveys are also intended to surface current field challenges and needs.
The California Department of Education - Expanded Learning Division’s (CDE- EXLD) six Quality Standards in Action Videos are now accessible on the CDE - YouTube Channel (with closed captioning option for viewers). The purpose of these videos is to provide a visual display to guide programs from a practical view point.
In communities nationwide struggling with opioid and other substance misuse, afterschool and summer learning programs are playing a critical role by increasing resilience among young people, supporting positive youth development, and preventing substance use among youth.
NAA releases Afterschool Tech Toolkit to Support Digital Learning and Technology Access in Afterschool
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) has released a free, online Afterschool Tech Toolkit to guide the effective integration of technology in afterschool learning programs. Developed in close partnership with educators and afterschool professionals, the toolkit and its modules respond to their stated needs to advance their youth development goals.
Game Learning has a give-away competition that runs from May-July where one lucky program will get free Game Learning licenses for a YEAR! Game Learning is a fully immersive learning experience for children aged 9-14 that helps to bring to life historical moments through video games and offers access to a suite of educational video games. Each chapter expands upon turning points in history from diverse perspectives of various historical figures.