February 8, 2014
The Y4Y Team will be attending the Beyond School Hours XVII conference in Atlanta, Georgia, next week to conduct workshops on a variety of topics. When you’re at the conference be sure to look for us at these two breakout sessions:
Aligning 21st CCLC Programs to Common Core Using Y4Y Resources (Monique McDowell-Russell and Tania Lazar, with guest speaker Zelda Spence). The new Common Core State Standards present numerous opportunities to align 21st CCLC programs to school day learning. If your state has adopted the Common Core, then join us in this interactive workshop where we’ll explore the Standards with leading policy and program experts, and where participants will work together in hands-on activities to develop resources they can take back to their programs. Come explore strategies for embedding the Common Core in your engaging 21st CCLC activities. Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:15-11:30 a.m. (Workshop 2) in room Embassy D.
Integrating Education Reform Efforts into 21st CCLC Programs with Y4Y (Monique McDowell-Russell and Sue Gerenstein). Many recent national education reforms and initiatives are designed to ensure that every child in the country receives an education that prepares him or her to achieve success in the innovation-based economy of the future, from STEM to college and career readiness. Join us in this hands-on workshop where we’ll explore these reforms with leading policy and program experts and learn how Y4Y can help. Participants will have the chance to dig deep, work together, and develop tools aligned with these reforms that they can put into practice with the students in their programs. Friday, February 14, 2014, 2:00-3:15 p.m. (Workshop 7) in room Embassy D.
After you check in at the conference, be sure to check the program materials for any possible last minute changes to the scheduling information provided above. For more information about Beyond School Hours, see www.beyondschoolhours.org.