CAN Newsletter – July 13, 2016
The National Learning Association’s Matthew Boulay recently released Summer Matters: 10 Things Every Parent, Teacher, & Principal Should Know About June, July, & August. Written in an engaging and fast-paced style, “Summers Matters” is a fun and easy read that will empower parents and educators alike. Mixing evidence, stories and expert accounts in a highly readable format, Summers Matter introduces readers to the problem of summer learning loss and provides tips and guidance for parents, teachers, and principals. Amid the bruising battles over how to transform the system of education, summer learning promises a clean slate. By turning the attention to this forgotten season, this groundbreaking book will reinvigorate the American way of learning and schooling.
Let it Ripple is hosting Character Day, their annual global day devoted to developing who we are and who we want to be in the world. Character Day 2016 is set for September 22, 2016. Sign up your school, classroom, organization, company, congregation, or family to participate. It’s completely free! Whether you’re an educator, parent, student, or student of life, the growing Character Day Resource hub includes thousands of resources including lesson plans, discussion guides for different ages, research, suggested films, books, and apps, and so much more. Create an event that works for you and be a part of building character for youth. Read more about Character Day in the LIAS blog by Sam Piha.
The California School Age Consortium (CalSAC) maintains a roster
of endorsed trainers able to provide a variety of in-person
trainings, including training on STEM, and supporting
learners. They also offer a variety of e-learning modules. Apply today to
become a CalSAC Trainer and join the Trainer Network, a
professional development and training project serving
out-of-school time professionals across California. Their next
Train the Trainer Institute will be held October 20-22 in
southern California. The deadline to apply to become a CalSAC
trainer is this Friday, August 26th.
The Afterschool Alliance recently released materials at the Afterschool for All Challenge last month. The resources include a national one-pager, state specific fact sheets for select states, and social media graphics regarding how afterschool and summer learning programs help kids succeed in school and prepare for the workplace. All the files can be accessed here.
On June 27, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed the state budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, containing a win for school breakfast. The education omnibus trailer bill provides an additional $2 million dollars in grant funds for public schools that want to startup or expand after-the-bell breakfast programs. The funds are available over a two-year period (school years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019) and will improve access to school breakfast on hundreds of campuses for tens of thousands of low-income students. Improved access to school breakfast means Californian kids will be better prepared to learn, grow and achieve their fullest potential. With the additional grant funds now secure, California Food Policy Advocates will be working with state and local partners, including the California Department of Education, to maximize the reach and positive impact of the after-the bell breakfast grants. To learn more, click here.
The California AfterSchool Network is now connecting expanding learning programs and job seekers. Job openings can be for any level of an out-of-school time program or organization serving youth. Visit our website to post a current job opportunity or check out our job listings today.