December 16, 2021
Staffing Up: Strategies to Build a Strong Workforce
Staff shortages are part of a national conversation, impacting almost every sector of the economy. If you are struggling to recruit, hire, and retain staff in your afterschool program this year, you are not alone!
In this webinar, afterschool professionals discussed the challenges specific to afterschool staffing and offered diverse strategies to fit a range of program types. They discussed what program leaders can do now to address immediate staffing challenges. In addition, they brainstormed steps you can take today to prepare for future staffing needs.
December 8, 2021
Cohort 2013 Grantee Evaluation Site Visits
In this webinar, EDC (the statewide evaluation for the Illinois 21st CCLC program), provided information about the evaluation site visits that will be conducted with Cohort 2013 grants as they come to the end of their grant extension. EDC shared information about what these visits will entail, what grantees can expect, and how grantees can prepare. EDC also shared guidelines for Cohort 2013 grantees submitting their final local evaluation reports at the end of the grant.
November 18, 2021
Responding to Health Needs in Afterschool
Are you prepared to respond to the diverse health needs of your afterschool community? In this webinar, ISBE’s state School Nurse Principal Consultants presented health resources available to afterschool programs and shared tips for how to prepare for emergency situations at your site. In addition, guest presenters discussed how to plan and implement responsible community health referrals to support your full afterschool community. Participants also had an opportunity to ask questions and practice applying tools to your individual afterschool program needs.
October 28, 2021
If You've Got It, Use It:Spending for Impactful Programs
Part of the job for afterschool administrators is to secure and allocate program resources, from funding to transportation. This resource-rich moment of opportunity for afterschool programs, where many are experiencing an influx of resources, can create special challenges such as being able to quickly implement new or expanded programs with quality.
In this webinar, the Illinois Quality Afterschool team guided participants in planning for impactful spending that can deepen learning opportunities for students and support sustainable programming. Participants engaged in exercises to think through how to set goals and indicators around spending, forecast a budget for new (or existing) initiatives, and measure and communicate the impact of the spending. Throughout the webinar, presenters provided useful tools and program examples to illustrate innovative and effective ways to use your resources.
September 30, 2021
Better Together: Tools for Powerful Partnerships
A new school year is an opportunity for 21st CCLC programs to revitalize partnerships. In this webinar, our presenters will share tools and strategies for developing strategic partnerships and strengthening relationships after a year of online programming and social distancing.
The Illinois Quality Afterschool team shares tools from AIR’s Beyond the Bell Toolkit that afterschool leaders can use for asset mapping, partnership planning, and formalizing relationships. During the webinar, participants identify partnership objectives aligned with program goals, discuss strategies for identifying community assets, and learn how to develop a clear plan for establishing and sustaining partnerships to meet your 21st CCLC’s changing needs.
May 27, 2021
Evaluation Overview for Fiscal Year 2021
In this webinar, EDC (the statewide evaluation for the Illinois 21st CCLC program), provided an overview and guidance on the requirements for evaluation for FY20. In reviewing the expectations and approaches for conducting evaluation, EDC shared information about the annual evaluation survey (aka the Spring Survey), and also offered strategies and suggestions for how to address the challenges and limitations posed by COVID-19 in grantees’ local annual evaluation reports.
May 20, 2021
The Case for Communication: Afterschool Stories
In this webinar Illinois Quality Afterschool staff discuss how you can intentionally design and share the story of your afterschool program and its impact. With all the daily demands on your time, it’s easy to put communication strategies on the back burner. However, communication done well can help you raise more financial support, increase your reach to families and students, provide timely feedback, and expand your access to new resources and partnerships. Presenters share strategies for understanding who your audience is, reaching your target audience with compelling data and stories, and identifying what messages will make maximum impact. Throughout this webinar, Illinois Quality Afterschool staff connect these effective communication strategies to the particular opportunities and challenges of the current moment.
April 20, 2021
Outdoor and Environmental Learning in Afterschool Settings
Now is the right time to think about how we can successfully take our programming out of the building and give students’ environmental education room to grow! In this webinar, participants hear from guest presenter Abbie Enlund, executive director of the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Enlund shares strategies and resources to help afterschool programs offer high-quality learning opportunities outdoors. She talks through the outcomes rationale for getting young people outside to learn and shares some simple steps to help you get started with the logistics of outdoor learning. In addition, she highlights tips and strategies for effective outdoor instruction and existing Illinois resources to help 21st CCLC grantees take any existing outdoor and environmental programming to the next level.
April 8, 2021
Summer Strategies to Reach and Re-engage Priority Youth
Schools and youth-serving programs see summer 2021 as a critical time to re-engage young people who have been most impacted by the pandemic. How can we reach and engage the young people most in need of our programming? In this webinar, Illinois Quality Afterschool staff and Illinois 21st CCLC grantee presenters shake up the tried-and-true summer strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities of the moment. The webinar covers new ways to approach family and youth outreach and enrollment, change up programming, and access transformative partnerships. Throughout the session, Illinois grantees share ways they intend to design and implement summer strategies to meet the 2021 needs of priority youth and families.
February 23, 2021
Focus on SEL: Introducing CASEL's Re-opening Roadmap
This webinar provides an opportunity for afterschool practitioners to think of ways to prioritize the social and emotional learning (SEL) and development needs of the young people they serve. Jessy Newman, senior researcher with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), shares information about the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) SEL Roadmap process and connected tools. She discusses important “how-to” tips to help apply the roadmap to program planning and highlight the elements of the toolkit most relevant for afterschool programs and their unique role in schools and communities. Finally, Newman shares reflections on how afterschool leaders can position themselves as integral parts of school re-opening planning and implementation.
January 26, 2021
Empowering Youth to Take Action on School Climate and Culture
In this webinar, Illinois Quality Afterschool staff lead a conversation on how afterschool programs can empower youth to use school climate and culture data to address equity issues within their schools and programs. Staff from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence share information about their inspirED program. The inspirED approach provides a straightforward structure, open-source online resources, and virtual coaching supports to help programs empower students to take action on issues of school climate and culture. Participants also have an opportunity to think about the types of barriers our young people face within our programs and connect lessons and resources from inspirED to concrete ways afterschool staff can become advocates for change and youth empowerment.
December 15, 2020
2020: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
In this webinar, the Illinois Quality Afterschool team engages the wisdom of the Illinois 21st CCLC grantees to guide a reflective conversation looking back at 2020 and planning forward for 2021. The conversation considers how programs have had to pivot this year and how they’ve made critical decisions about program priorities. Presenters also think about preparing for 2021, reflecting on what we have learned about ourselves and our communities, as well as what opportunities make us hopeful for the year ahead. A panel of statewide program leaders share insights and resources, and webinar participants offer their own reflections and strategies.
November 19, 2020
Becoming Resilient Organizations: Afterschool Beyond COVID-19
The year 2020 has presented extraordinary challenges for afterschool organizations and the young people and communities they serve. In this webinar, afterschool leaders tackle some of these challenges head-on with a discussion about organizational resilience and the types of strategies that build long-term program sustainability. Guest presenter Jen Rinehart, Senior Vice President of Research and Policy at the Afterschool Alliance, shares a national perspective on the state of the afterschool field, common challenges facing programs, emerging bright spots, and current opportunities available to programs now. Throughout the webinar, the Illinois Quality Afterschool team shares actionable resources and tools to help you immediately apply your learning at your organization.
October 21, 2020
Building Blocks of Student Resilience: Youth Empowerment
This webinar focuses on youth empowerment and meaning-making to foster long-term resilience for youth. Guest presenters from Illinois 4-H programs share information about their programming and the 4-H approach to youth empowerment for younger youth and adolescents. Participants have the opportunity to learn about best practices in youth empowerment and hear how 4-H has adapted in-person program strategies for a virtual or blended learning environment.
This webinar is part 2 in the series, Building Blocks of Student Resilience. Access the archive to part 1 here.
September 29, 2020
Building Blocks of Student Resilience: Relationships
This webinar focuses on what the science of learning and development says about the importance of relationships for all young people. Presenters offer strategies and resources for supporting positive relationships and building student resilience in an online or disrupted learning environment. Presenters also share “look-fors” and strategies to help staff better respond in the moment when youth are struggling and offer effective support in the long term.
September 25, 2020
ISBE 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation Webinar: Evaluation 2020
During this webinar, Education Development Center (EDC) shared findings from the most recent statewide evaluation report and evaluation site visits. EDC also shared strategies and approaches with grantees on how to conduct their local evaluations in the coming school year, with the changes and uncertainties brought on by COVID-19.
July 30, 2020
Engaging with Afterschool Families Now
In this webinar, Illinois Quality Afterschool team members provide some strategies and ideas on how afterschool programs can engage with our students and their families at all times, and especially when we are physically separated. They also talk about best practices for building and supporting our families remotely, “bringing the fun” from afar, and providing access to online enrichment that complements (but doesn’t duplicate) remote academic learning.
June 25, 2020
Cultivating Individual Resilience
In this webinar, the Illinois Quality Afterschool presenters facilitates a conversation where participants reflect on their own resilience and identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Presenters then discuss how our personal resilience fits into the bigger picture, impacting the resilience and success of our students, families, staff, and organizations. Finally, the Illinois Quality Afterschool team shares toolkits, tools, and activities you can use today to build your resilience in our changing afterschool world.
April 1, 2020
Building Financial Literacy
This webinar focuses on strategies around building partnerships, selecting grade- and age-appropriate educational materials and approaches, and engaging families in authentic and impactful ways. It also shares a diverse set of recommended instructional materials and free online resources so that you can immediately implement new financial literacy strategies in your programs.
This webinar delves into the essential elements of high-quality afterschool programs at the high school level, from developing high school–specific promotion and enrollment strategies, to maximizing the real-world relevance of your programs, to developing authentic opportunities for student leadership. Presenters share some "keys to success" for high school afterschool programs, including developmentally appropriate strategies for recruitment, youth engagement, and youth choice and voice. Throughout the webinar, we discuss how the key elements of successful high school afterschool programs work in practice with Michael Hannan of Alternative Schools Network.
This webinar explores ways that 21st CCLC programs can prioritize professional learning for their staff. The webinar addresses challenges 21st CCLC programs face, such as budget limitations, scheduling and time restrictions, and staff with varying levels of expertise. Presenters look at some of the ways 21st CCLC leaders can embed professional learning into daily interactions with staff. They also provide tips and resources for using adult learning strategies to give staff the content they need to build high-quality experiences that make a difference for youth.
This webinar reviews the basics that community-based organization (CBO)-managed programs should have in place to begin moving to the next level of 21st CCLC program performance. It provides tips and strategies on building solid school relationships, sharing space, working with community partners and vendors, engaging families, and complying with 21st CCLC grant requirements. Finally, three staff from Illinois 21st CCLC programs that are operated by CBOs share how they are building on the unique strengths of their CBOs to advance the effectiveness of their 21st CCLC programs.
November 21, 2019
Illinois 21st CCLC Supports: Stronger Together
This webinar spotlights the organizations that provide advice and practical support for Illinois 21st CCLC afterschool programs, clarifying their roles and sharing information about site visits. It provides details about resources available to grantees, such as staff development workshops and webinars, publications and e-newsletters, and archived materials. Grantees can also discover ways afterschool leaders and staff can learn from other Illinois 21st CCLC programs.
November 7, 2019
Supporting Emergent Bilingual Students in Afterschool
In this webinar, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Multilingual Consultants provide an overview of the importance and responsibility of identifying and supporting emergent bilingual students in public schools and resources to support this work. They also explain federal and state requirements as well as bilingual and English as a second language program designs. This background can lead to practical connections and awareness for providers of programs outside the school day, who play an important part in ensuring that all students succeed.
During this webinar, Education Development Center (EDC) shared program highlights and lessons learned from evaluation site visits. Findings focused on three programmatic areas: summer programming, parent & family engagement, and social-emotional learning.
During this webinar, Education Development Center (EDC) presented the main findings from the annual evaluation report for fiscal year 2018, which was completed this spring. The webinar also provided information about the annual evaluation survey.
This webinar explains how 21st CCLC leaders can become effective coaches for their afterschool teams. The presentation introduces coaching tools, ideas for coaching conversations, and resources you can use to build your staff's capacity to run high-quality afterschool programs.
April 9, 2019
Using the 21st CCLC Data Warehouse and Benchmarking Tool
Presented by staff from Northern Illinois University, this webinar provides an overview and guidance for the 21st CCLC Data Warehouse and Benchmarking Tool.
March 15, 2019
Making the Most of Summer Learning
This webinar provides an overview of the importance of summer learning and shares planning tools and resources to help 21st CCLC grantees plan a high-quality summer program. In addition, staff from Illinois 21st CCLC programs discuss how they prepare for summer programming and make summer learning fun.
February 6, 2019
Let's Get Creative with Young Adult Book Club
Young adult book clubs provide opportunities for students to read and discuss books with relevant social and psychological themes, such as gender, difference, identity, diversity, class, coming of age, and technology. They share the responsibility for leading and promoting discussion, and they commit to independent reading. In this webinar, Marla Harp of Benton Consolidated HS District 103 explains how book club can instill a lifelong love of reading, reach at-risk students, and incorporate social and emotional learning into academic settings.
January 23, 2019
Developing Engaging Programs for Parents and Families
In this webinar, Alfred Morales and Noemi Vargas of East Aurora School District 131 21st CCLC share their program's strategies for family engagement. The presenters give tips for designing effective parent and family engagement programs, discuss different outreach approaches, and provide an overview of program findings.
During this webinar, staff from Education Development Center (EDC), the statewide program evaluators for the Illinois 21st CCLC program provide a brief review of evaluation requirements, share tools and strategies for planning your evaluation, and offer guidelines and strategies for finding and working with an external evaluator. This webinar was designed to provide an orientation to new grantees and new Project Directors that may be just getting started with their program evaluations.
During this archived webinar, ISBE specialists present on Illinois’ 21st CCLC grant requirements and answer grantee questions. The webinar also provides information, guidance, and regulatory requirements about grant budgets and expenditure reporting; federal and state monitoring; and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA).
July 17, 2018
Illinois Statewide Data Warehouse and Benchmarking Tool
Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) 21st CCLC team, in partnership with Northern Illinois University (NIU), hosted this webinar to share updates on the state's 21st CCLC reporting tool-ISBE 21st CCLC Data Warehouse and Benchmarking Tool. In the updated version of the tool, users will be able to enter activity and staffing data. The tool has a new dashboard and more reports to offer users.
This webinar teaches 21st CCLC practitioners about building organizational recruitment strategies, youth-engagement techniques, and youth voice and choice practices that support high-quality afterschool programs. Participants will also receive strategies to build a warm, welcoming program environment and a sense of belonging for youth, as well as resources and tools to help build relationships with youth, among staff, and with family and community stakeholders.
April 5, 2018
21st CCLC Site Visits: What, How and Why?
This webinar was developed to provide grantees with information about the site visits that are conducted by the statewide evaluation team (Education Development Center). The webinar shares the goals for these site visits, along with information on how you can prepare and ensure that the site visit is successful for everyone.
February 15, 2018
Ten Practices That Promote Social and Emotional Learning
This webinar was developed to enhance understanding of the connections between social and emotional learning, readiness to learn, classroom behavior, and academic performance. Grantees learn about strategies that they can employ to support students’ social and emotional growth.
January 31, 2018
Nuts and Bolts of 21st CCLC Program Operation, Part 2
This webinar is the second part of a two-part series on managing and operating a 21st CCLC program. In Part 2, experienced Illinois afterschool professionals share insights on how to create fun and engaging programming for students, connect with students in meaningful ways, and provide opportunities for students with differing abilities.Please watch Part 1 of the series before watching Part 2.
December 14, 2017
Nuts and Bolts of 21st CCLC Program Operation, Part 1
This webinar was specifically designed for new project directors and site managers seeking more guidance in managing and operating a 21st CCLC program. This nuts-and-bolts webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of running your Illinois 21st CCLC program and to get a heads-up for potential stumbling blocks. Topics include the roles of Illinois Quality Afterschool partners, an overview of reporting requirements, a look at the Illinois Quality Afterschool website and resources, and an introduction to the six tracks to sustainability: program management, collecting and using data, programming, integrating K-12 and afterschool, communication, and collaboration.
November 15, 2017
Fiscal Overview: Budgets, Funding, and Disbursements
This webinar offers information on Illinois’ 21st CCLC fiscal grant requirements. Kim Lewis, from the Illinois State Board of Education’s Funding and Disbursements Division, presents information about grant budgets, amendments, fiscal requirements, and expenditure reporting. The webinar provides an overview of this information and resources to support completion of fiscal requirements.
October 19, 2017
Addressing Absenteeism: Afterschool Boosts Attendance
Attendance research shows that afterschool programs can-and do-have a beneficial impact on school-day attendance. This webinar provides information about ISBE’s initiatives to reduce chronic absenteeism. Antoinette Taylor, chair of the Illinois Attendance Commission, describes the commission’s work to prevent chronic absenteeism, including its campaign to raise awareness of the issue. The webinar also explores the role of 21st CCLCs in supporting student attendance and offers resources your program can use to increase both school-day and afterschool attendance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Sarah Ogeto, ISBE Principal Consultant
- Lacy Wood, Illinois Quality Afterschool
- April Langworthy, Director of Community Schools Columbia College Chicago
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.
- 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
February 21, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Keita Wells, Mid-Atlantic Equity Center Consortium
- Jodie Craven, Rochelle Elementary 21st CCLC
- Carlos Vera, Chicago Public Schools
- Autumn Berg, Chicago Public Schools
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 28, 2015
Including Students with Disabilities in Afterschool
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.
August 26, 2015
Recruiting and Retaining High-Quality Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The webinar features information about 21st CCLC program history, expectations, roles and responsibilities, compliance requirements, and grantee supports.
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.
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.
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.
This introductory webinar introduces SEDL's IQA staff and services to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grantees.
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