Workshops and Conferences Archive

May 6, 2021 | May 7, 2021
2021 IL Virtual Spring Conference
Online

The conference is designed to engage Illinois 21st CCLC grantees, their program partners, program evaluators, and other afterschool professionals in conversations about best practices and strategies that support student learning and the implementation of high-quality afterschool programs.

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March 10, 2021 | March 11, 2021
Special Topic Workshop: Opportunities for Adolescent Learning in Afterschool
Online

This workshop addressed the science of adolescent learning and development to practical implications for instruction, program design, and staff development.

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January 22, 2021
January 2021 Project Directors' Workshop
Online

This annual workshop provided Illinois 21st CCLC project directors with best practice resources and strategies for use in working with their staff to implement and sustain quality afterschool programs.

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January 21, 2021
2021 New Grantee Orientation
Online

This event engaged new grantees in visualizing success for their programs, using Y4Y program management implementation strategies, and using ISBE resources and program supports to achieve expected outcomes identified in their FY2021-funded proposals.

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December 8, 2020 | December 9, 2020
2020 IL Virtual Fall Conference
Online

The conference is designed to provide a forum for Illinois 21st CCLC grantees, their program partners, program evaluators, and other afterschool professionals to engage in conversations about best practices and to learn more about current strategies being implemented effectively in quality afterschool programs.

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February 25, 2020 | February 27, 2020
Special Topic Workshop: Career Exploration in Afterschool
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL | Conference Chicago at University Center, Chicago, IL

This workshop is designed for elementary, middle, and high school programs and offered practical career exploration and readiness strategies that Illinois 21st CCLC grantees can use to engage students in thinking about career options and building skills needed for success in the world of work.

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October 8, 2019
2019 Fall Workshop
President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This workshop was designed to strengthen grantee understanding of 21APR Basics, Programmatic Monitoring, Federal and State Monitoring, and Statewide Program Evaluation. The workshop will also highlight Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) priorities for the FY2020 program year and resources available to help you manage a quality afterschool program.

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May 9, 2019
2019 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, IL

The conference is designed to provide a forum for Illinois 21st CCLC grantees, their program partners, program evaluators, and other afterschool professionals to engage in conversations about best practices and to learn more about current strategies being implemented effectively in quality afterschool programs.

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March 5, 2019 | March 7, 2019
Special Topic Workshop: It's Student-Centered! It's Fun! It's PBL! An Inquiry-Based Learning Approach
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL | Conference Chicago at University Center, Chicago, IL

This workshop provided an overview of PBL and  strategies for using this approach to support academic and social development in afterschool programs.

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October 10, 2018
2018 Fall Workshop
President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

In the 2018 Fall Workshop, Illinois 21st CCLC grantees learned about available technical assistance, professional development and support provided by ISBE, EDC (the ISBE 21st  CCLC Program evaluator), and AIR and how each organization can contribute to program success.

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October 9, 2018
2018 New Grantee Orientation
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This workshop focused on helping recipients of new 21st CCLC grants understand grant requirements and lay the foundation for offering high-quality afterschool programming.

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May 9, 2018
2018 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, IL

The conference is designed to provide a forum for Illinois 21st CCLC grantees, their program partners, program evaluators, and other afterschool professionals to engage in conversations about best practices and to learn more about current strategies being implemented effectively in quality afterschool programs.

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February 27, 2018 | March 1, 2018
Special Topic Workshop: Integrating Academics and Social and Emotional Learning for Student Empowerment
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL | Conference Chicago at University Center, Chicago, IL

This workshop provided strategies for integrating Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards into academic programming practices. Activities showed different ways to encourage students in 21st CCLC programs to take more responsibility for their own learning.   

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October 23, 2017
2017 Fall Workshop
President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This annual workshop provided Illinois 21st CCLC project directors with best practice resources and strategies for use in working with their staff to implement and sustain quality afterschool programs.

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May 10, 2017
2017 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington-Normal, IL

This conference was designed to provide strategies, best practices, and program management guidance to assist 21st CCLC grantees with the implementation of their programs.

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February 28, 2017 | March 2, 2017
Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning in Afterschool
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL | Conference Chicago at University Center, Chicago, IL

This workshop allows grantees to explore SEL strategies that their program can use in building student and staff capacity to recognize and manage emotions, address challenges, empathize with others, build and maintain rewarding relationships, and achieve goals.

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January 10, 2017
January 2017 Project Directors' Workshop
President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This annual workshop provided Illinois 21st CCLC project directors with best practice resources and strategies for use in working with their staff to implement and sustain quality afterschool programs.

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May 3, 2016
2016 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington-Normal, IL

This conference was designed to provide strategies, best practices, and program management guidance to assist 21st CCLC grantees with the implementation of their programs.

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March 1, 2016 | March 3, 2016
Special Topic Workshop: Building a Strong Foundation for Sustainability
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL | Conference Chicago at University Center, Chicago, IL

This workshop provided strategies for building a broad base of support for sustainability and information about the components of a formal sustainability plan.

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October 20, 2015
21st CCLC Project Director’s Fall Workshop: 2015 Kickoff
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This fall kick-off workshop focused on providing 21st CCLC project directors with best practice resources and strategies for use in working with their staff to implement and sustain quality afterschool programs.

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May 13, 2015
2015 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington-Normal, IL

This conference focused on providing 21st CCLC grantees in Illinois with strategies, best practices, and program management guidance to assist them in the implementation of their programs.

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February 24, 2015 | February 26, 2015
Special Topic Workshop: Creating Pathways for Lasting Family Engagement
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL | University Center Conference Chicago, Chicago, IL

This workshop, featuring family engagement expert Anne T. Henderson, showed how grantees can strengthen and sustain their family engagement programs by focusing on high-impact strategies.

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January 22, 2015
2015 Project Directors' Workshop
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This workshop focused on increasing participants understanding of how to use evidence-based strategies for developing and achieving program goals and objectives, building staff capacity, gauging program effectiveness, and fostering effective communication.

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January 21, 2015
2015 New Grantee Orientation
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, IL

This workshop focused on helping recipients of new 21st CCLC grants understand grant requirements and lay the foundation for offering high-quality afterschool programming.

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May 1, 2014
2014 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL

This conference focused on providing 21st CCLC grantees in Illinois with strategies, best practices, and program management guidance to assist them in the implementation of the their programs. The conference was organized around four major topics integral to our work developing high quality afterschool programs.

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November 7, 2013 | February 26, 2014
Special Topic Workshop: Sustainability - The Key to the Future
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield IL | University Center Conference Chicago, Chicago, IL

This workshop, featuring retired C.S. Mott Foundation program officer Dr. Pat Edwards, focused on providing participants with in-depth information, strategies, and learning opportunities for sustaining 21st CCLC programs.

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September 25, 2013 | September 26, 2013
2013 Fall Workshop
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, IL

This fall kick-off workshop focused on providing 21st CCLC project directors with best practice resources and strategies for use in working with their staff to implement and sustain quality afterschool programs.

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June 4, 2013 | August 22, 2013
Special Topic Workshop: Increasing Student Participation with Quality Programs
DePaul University, Naperville, IL | Hilton Springfield, Springfield, IL

This workshop focused on providing participants with evidenced-based strategies and tools used for recruiting students and increasing student attendance, participation, and retention in the afterschool program.

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April 18, 2013
2013 IL 21st CCLC Spring Conference
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, IL

This conference focused on providing 21st CCLC grantees in Illinois with strategies, best practices, and program management guidance to assist them in the implementation of the their programs.

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February 28, 2013
2013 New Grantee and New Project Director Orientation Workshop
Springfield, IL

This workshop focused on increasing participants understanding of how to use evidence-based strategies for developing and achieving program goals and objectives, building staff capacity, gauging program effectiveness, and fostering effective communication.

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