Webinar Archive

June 22, 2017
ISBE 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation: Learning from the Annual Report

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) conducts the statewide evaluation of the 21st CCLC program for ISBE. Each year, EDC produces a report with the latest aggregated data and findings about the program. In this webinar, EDC shares highlights from the latest statewide evaluation report, with an emphasis on ways that grantees can use the findings with their own programs. The webinar presents summary data and key findings from the evaluation, including information on what kinds of programs are being implemented and outcome data at the state level. EDC also shares common challenges across programs. This is an opportunity for grantees to learn more about the most recent data on the program, and serves as a great introduction to the complete report.

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June 7, 2017
Telling Your Story: Sharing Program Impact for Sustainability

Communicating about your 21st CCLC’s impact is an important part of gaining stakeholder support and achieving sustainability. A solid sustainability plan will include finding ways to raise the visibility of your program and bring attention to your successes. But how does a busy afterschool leader add this to an already long list of things to do?

In this webinar Illinois 21st CCLC project directors share strategies for crafting success stories, hosting site visits, and using program evaluation results to show your program’s impact. Participants will hear from Linda Gibbens of Urbana School District 116 and Maggie Kempel of Rockford School District 205.

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May 3, 2017
Addressing Cultural Diversity and Building Relationships with Law Enforcement

How can our afterschool programs honor students' diversity, promote tolerance, and help youth find their voice in a climate of change and uncertainty? This webinar explores how to encourage discussion and dialogue around issues of cultural diversity and how to build relationships with local law enforcement that can support our shared goal of engendering mutual respect. Presenters Rani M. Person of Chicago Youth Centers' Young Women's Leadership Charter School and Michael Donnelly of Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and the Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center share tools, resources, and techniques for fostering healthy discussions and building positive partnerships.

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April 19, 2017
Building Engaging Afterschool Programs with Families

Incorporating family voice can help your afterschool program customize services to better support the students, families, and communities you serve. Partnering with families and sharing ownership for student success will inform and strengthen instructional practice and programming. Families can help contextualize instruction and identify multiple pathways to support learning. This webinar explores how family-driven planning and decision-making can contribute to building engaging afterschool programs. Presenters share their strategies, successes, and challenges for engaging families as partners in decision-making.

Presenters:

  • Sarah Ogeto, ISBE Principal Consultant
  • Lacy Wood, Illinois Quality Afterschool
  • April Langworthy, Director of Community Schools Columbia College Chicago

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March 22, 2017
Creating Professional Development Opportunities for Afterschool Staff

Leaders of effective afterschool programs know the importance of supporting the growth and development of staff. This webinar examines how to go about creating staff training opportunities: when and where to offer professional development, how to pay for it, and how to evaluate your offerings. Presenters also define the fundamental purpose of professional development and the characteristics of high-quality training, elements that help build a strong foundation and reliable process for advancing staff effectiveness. Experienced Illinois 21st CCLC leaders share professional development strategies that have worked in their programs.

Presenters:

  • Catherine Jordan, Illinois Quality Afterschool
  • Marla Harp, Benton SD 103
  • Caletha White, Park Forest-Chicago Heights SD 163
  • Lisa Brackett, Bureau Henry Stark ROE 28

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February 21, 2017
Trauma-Informed Practices

Trauma-informed care and practice offer a framework for practitioners that is grounded in understanding, recognizing, and responding to the impacts of all types of human trauma. Youth who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in their daily lives need physical, psychological, and emotional safety to rebuild their sense of self and become empowered citizens. The presentation features Sarah Bowie and Keith Harris with the Alternative Schools Network (ASN), and Project Director Michael Hannon of the ASN 21st CCLC program. This webinar shares the importance of trauma-informed practice to not only youth, but their families and the community at large.

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January 27, 2017
SEL Basics: How Afterschool Programs Can Incorporate Social and Emotional Learning

Presented by social-emotional learning (SEL) expert Jessy Newman of American Institutes for Research and program manager Mitch Hendrickson of Youth Guidance, this webinar provides an informative overview of SEL and how it can best be implemented with students in the afterschool setting.

This webinar answers the following questions about social-emotional learning:

  • What does SEL look like in the afterschool setting?
  • Why is it important for care providers to understand and incorporate the fundamentals of SEL?
  • How does our own social-emotional learning impact our interactions with students?

It also covers the five key areas of SEL as laid out by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

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November 21, 2016
Agriculture Afterschool: Cultivating STEM Success

Afterschool programs that promote agriculture literacy offer a unique opportunity to integrate STEM disciplines into programming. This webinar explores agriculture education resources, including Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IATC), and discusses how 21st CCLC programs can embed agriculture education strategies to support youth development, career planning, and student success. Presenters include ISBE’s Director of Agriculture Education and an Illinois 21st CCLC program that is implementing IATC and 4-H programming to address the Illinois Next Generation Science Standards.

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November 9, 2016
ISBE 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation: End-of-Year Data Collection & Reporting

This webinar, hosted by Education Development Center, provides information and instructions for completing the annual survey and local evaluation reports, which all grantees need to submit per their grant requirements.

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September 27, 2016
Attendance Leads to Success

Afterschool programs can play a critical role in boosting student attendance at school. Presented by the Illinois Quality Afterschool team and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) staff Sarah Ogeto and Jacob Thornton, this webinar looks at the attendance data that ISBE collects and how they put it to use. The webinar also discusses strategies for increasing attendance and explores resources to support those strategies.

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May 23, 2016
Equity, Access, and Excellence in Afterschool

“Afterschool for All” is a commitment 21st CCLC programs constantly strive to achieve. In this webinar, afterschool leaders share what the terms equity, access, and excellence in afterschool mean for students. You will hear about challenges and successes faced in rural and urban programs. Presenters share their strategies for ensuring all students, regardless of income, culture, race or other differences, are treated fairly and have high-quality afterschool programs available to them.

Presenters:

  • Keita Wells, Mid-Atlantic Equity Center Consortium
  • Jodie Craven, Rochelle Elementary 21st CCLC
  • Carlos Vera, Chicago Public Schools
  • Autumn Berg, Chicago Public Schools

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April 19, 2016
IQA Spring Conference Presenter's Webinar

This webinar provides information about effective presentation techniques along with logistical details relevant to the 2016 Spring Conference Presentations.

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March 23, 2016
Managing a 21st CCLC as a Community-Based Organization

When it comes to operating 21st CCLC programs, community-based organizations have unique strengths and challenges. In this webinar, Illinois 21st CCLC project directors Emily Bergschneider, Fanny Diego Alvarez, and Melissa Ryan shared the strategies and lessons their community-based organizations have used to deliver high-quality 21st CCLC programming in their communities.

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February 10, 2016
Creating Fun and Engaging Summer Learning Programs

Featuring experts Lesley Graham and Jeff Holt of Save the Children USA, this webinar presents fun and engaging activities that promote children’s learning throughout the summer months. Ideas include literacy activities, enrichment and community service projects, and team-building games, as well as family engagement strategies. Our guest presenters share ideas and resources for planning and implementing effective, educational summer programs that support high-quality learning.

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January 21, 2016
Service-Learning in 21st CCLC Programs

Presented by John Spence of the American Institutes for Research, this webinar provides an overview of service-learning and helps Illinois 21st CCLC grantees consider ways to engage young people of all ages in meaningful service that reinforces learning, builds civic responsibility, and strengthens communities.

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November 2, 2015
ISBE Peer Mentoring Program Kickoff Webinar

The webinar features an overview of the ISBE Peer Mentoring Initiative, including a description of the program, mentor and mentee roles, and research-based information about the benefits of peer mentoring.

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October 28, 2015
Including Students with Disabilities in Afterschool

Presented by Kids Included Together, this webinar provides strategies and resources for changing attitudes on including students with special needs and easy accommodations that afterschool practitioners can make.

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September 28, 2015
Building a Foundation for Lasting Family Engagement

Presented by Latasha Battie of Chicago Youth Centers, Sarah Ogeto of the Illinois State Board of Education, and Lacy Wood of Illinois Quality Afterschool, this webinar shares ideas on how grantees can create a welcoming environment, address cultural differences, and build relationships that ensure family participation.

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August 26, 2015
Recruiting and Retaining High-Quality Staff

Presented by Monique McDowell-Russell of the U.S. Department of Education’s You for Youth web portal and Tonantzin Gamboa of Enlace Chicago, this webinar offers strategies for recruiting high-quality staff and keeping them engaged in your afterschool program.

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May 8, 2015
Nuts and Bolts for Operating Your 21st CCLC Program, Part 3—Relationships and Communication

Presented by Illinois 21st CCLC leaders Courtney Bell, Maggie Kempel, and Linda Gibbens, this webinar is the third in a series for new 21st CCLC staff. Topics include engaging students, school-day personnel, and community members; communications; and lessons learned in relationship building.

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May 5, 2015
IQA Spring Conference Presenter's Webinar

This webinar provides information about effective presentation techniques along with logistical details relevant to the 2015 Spring Conference Presentations.

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April 28, 2015
Learn About the Spring Survey: ISBE 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation

This webinar, hosted by Education Development Center, provides an introduction to the Spring Survey, which all current grantees will need to complete before the end of June 2015. The webinar includes instructions on accessing and completing the survey, an overview of what the survey addresses, as well as a detailed walk-through of the actual survey online.

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April 15, 2015
Nuts and Bolts for Operating Your 21st CCLC Program, Part 2—Programming

Presented by Illinois 21st CCLC leaders Kim Sellers and Scott Witherspoon, this webinar is the second in a series for new 21st CCLC staff. Topics include integrating academics, enrichment, and youth development; standards-based learning, research-based programming; and managing differing student abilities.

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April 2, 2015
Grantee Local Evaluation Reports: ISBE 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation

The webinar, hosted by Education Development Center, introduces the Illinois State Board of Education 21st CCLC evaluation team and provides a brief overview of the expectations for the statewide evaluation. The webinar also reviews the evaluation report template and provides an opportunity for grantees to share questions and comments.

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April 1, 2015
Nuts and Bolts for Operating Your 21st CCLC Program,
Part 1—Organization and Operations

Presented by Illinois 21st CCLC leaders Jodee Craven, Kim Sellers, and Scott Witherspoon, this webinar gives new project directors and site coordinators strategies for getting their programs off the ground. Topics include staffing your program, recruiting students and volunteers, programming, connecting to the school day, and program administration.

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November 19, 2014
Social Emotional Learning and Afterschool

Presented by Linda Davis of Egyptian Community Unit SD 5 and Risé Jones, Co-founder and Executive Director of Hamilton Wings, this webinar explains how afterschool practitioners can help students manage their emotions, build healthy relationships, and handle challenging situations.

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October 15, 2014
Partnering with School and Community

Presented by Janice Chu-Zhu of National Center for Community Schools and Marjory Lewe-Brady of We Go Together for Kids, this webinar focuses on ways afterschool programs can develop meaningful parterships with schools and the community.

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September 17, 2014
Leveraging Afterschool Opportunities to Support College and Career Readiness

Presented by Garry Davis of SEDL and Deb McGarvey of America SCORES Chicago, this webinar shares strategies that afterschool programs can use to promote college and career readiness and ways to relate college and career readiness content to practices in the field.

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August 20, 2014
High School Afterschool: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by the Illinois Quality Afterschool team at SEDL and Courtney Bell of Centers for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College, this webinar discusses how high school programs navigate challenges such as student recruitment and retention, maintaining quality staff, and developing meaningful partnerships.

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May 21, 2014
Engaging Families in Afterschool

Presented by ISBE and SEDL's Illinois Quality Afterschool team, this webinar provides resources to help afterschool programs strengthen and build a systemic approach to family engagement.

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April 22, 2014
IQA Spring Conference Presenter's Webinar

This webinar provides information about effective presentation techniques along with logistical details relevant to the 2014 Spring Conference Presentations.

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April 15, 2014
Logic Models to Support Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Hosted by Education Development Center, this webinar describes the benefits of designing a logic model; establishes why they are a helpful and effective tool for program and policy design, implementation, and evaluation; and reviews the elements of a logic model. The presenters also discuss the role and value of logic models for 21st CCLC programs.

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March 19, 2014
Bullying in a Technology-Fueled World: Challenges and Opportunities in Afterschool

This webinar focuses on how traditional bullying has changed in a world where students can be reached 24 hours a day, even in the safety of their own homes. Learn about the apps and technology bullies are using to assault and harass students, and how afterschool programs can be a refuge where students learn confidence, resilience, and ways to combat bullying.

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February 19, 2014
Partners in Sustaining Success: Local Community Foundations

This webinar complements and enhances content from the special topic workshop, Sustainability: The Key to the Future. Featured speakers include Stacy Reed, Vice President for Programs, Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and Daniel Schmitt, Executive Director, Freeport Community Foundation.

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January 22, 2014
Arts and Creative Learning in Afterschool and Summer Programs

Gigi Antoni president and CEO of Big Thought and Scott Sikkema education director at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) discuss power of arts integration and how to integrate the arts into your afterschool activities. This webinar features information about the benefits related to integrating arts in afterschool, how to make arts a priority in 21st CCLCs, how to use the arts to engage your community and promote program sustainability and resources for integrating the arts into afterschool programming.

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December 16, 2013
Illinois State Board of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation Kick-Off Webinar

The webinar, hosted by Education Development Center, introduces the Illinois State Board of Education 21st CCLC evaluation team and provides a brief overview of the upcoming expectations for the evaluation. The 21st CCLC project directors who attended the webinar also had an opportunity to voice questions and concerns regarding the evaluation.

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November 20, 2013
New Project Directors’ Orientation Webinar: Part 2 — Quality Afterschool

The webinar features information about characteristics of high-quality afterschool programs, relationship building, and essential elements for sustainability.

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October 16, 2013
New Project Directors’ Orientation Webinar: Part 1 — Program Specifics

The webinar features information about 21st CCLC program history, expectations, roles and responsibilities, compliance requirements, and grantee supports.

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August 15, 2013
ISBE Peer Mentoring Initiative Kickoff Webinar

The webinar features an overview of the ISBE Peer Mentoring Initiative, including a description of the program, mentor and mentee roles, and research-based information about the benefits of peer mentoring.

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May 29, 2013
2013 PPICS Reporting

This webinar features a review of the annual performance report (APR) process, including the dates and requirements for each of the four Illinois PPICS milestones. Matt Vinson, Researcher from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), walks participants through each step of the reporting process, identifies what data you need to collect for each milestone, and addresses questions regarding PPICS reporting.

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April 9, 2013
IQA Spring Conference Presenter's Webinar

This webinar provides information about effective presentation techniques along with logistical details relevant to the 2013 Spring Conference Presentations.

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March 21, 2013
Introduction to the Illinois Quality Afterschool (IQA) Support Team

This introductory webinar introduces SEDL's IQA staff and services to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grantees.

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