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June 2, 2016

Y4Y Showcase Webinar: Implementing Your Program With Fidelity
Thursday, June 23 from 1:00-2:30 EST

Wondering how to structure your program to achieve the desired results? Learn about Y4Y's quick and easy professional learning resources in a free webinar. The Y4Y team will showcase Click & Go 3: Administer for Success: Implementing Your Program with Fidelity.  Learn from real-life examples of intentional program implementation from 21st CCLC sites, and meet Candace Ferguson, former State Coordinator for the Texas 21st CCLC Program at the Texas Education Agency. See how the mini-lessons, podcasts, tools and resources of Click & Go 3 can help check your program for intended impact.

 

Featured Guest Expert
Candace Moreno Ferguson, former Texas 21st CCLC state coordinator and current Human Capital Management Systems Project Manager for the Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness (TxCEE), will share her wealth of experience supporting and coaching 21st CCLC grantees to design and implement programs with intentionality and fidelity. A Q&A will follow her presentation.

 

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May 13, 2016

So, you finished your first school year as a new subgrantee of the 21st CCLC grant — whew! Now what? Start by giving yourself a pat on the back, then applaud your success and smile. For some of you, though, it’s on to the summer program!

To look at your successful first year, you might start by focusing on how you were able to engage the participants in their setting. How were your classes, clubs, programs, activities? By providing a wide variety of activities, 21st CCLC programs foster social skills, build and enhance communication, and support the intellectual development of participants. Your and your colleagues can ask this question: “Did we provide exceptional opportunities for both academic and social growth?” Gather some information to answer this question by working as a group to complete the Follow-Up and Supervision Checklist available in the Y4Y Tools.

After assessing the participants’ experience, take a look at the staff experience. Ask this: “As professionals, did we take full advantage of our abilities to meet the goals and objectives of our program?” The Y4Y tool on Determining Program Needs can assist with this particular exploration. 

Your talented team members have knowledge and skills that can help you offer powerful and engaging programs, so you can capture the imaginations and interests of every participant. These abilities help to create activities that align with program goals and objectives as well as important college- and career-ready learning standards. 

When 21st CCLC practitioners guide young people through hands-on activities that include the opportunity for conversation and learner-centered study, you embed the potential for positive development. This first year, you brought to life new topics of interest and facilitated learning that occurs outside of the formal school setting. One result is a fun and expressive learning experience that impacts everyone involved. For more about the benefits of active learning, see the Project-Based Learning Research Brief and look into the Project-Based Learning course.

So celebrate the scholarly standards and enrichment activities! Move forward, and continue to prepare. Summer is right around the corner, and everyone is ready for it. 

If you are new to the 21st CCLC world, please explore these Y4Y resources as you work to provide a high-quality program this summer and during the coming school year:

Guidance for New Programs Webinar for Replay

Follow-Up and Supervision Checklist

Program Implementation Planner

Summer Planning With Y4Y (Coffee Break #2) Webinar for Replay



September 8, 2014

Please join us on Tuesday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)/10:00 a.m. (PT) for a coffee break webinar focusing exclusively on the New Literacy Content on Y4Y. Your hosts will be Karen Tylek, Y4Y Project Specialist, and Jessica Chung, Y4Y Content Specialist.
    
We’ll learn about all the new Literacy resources available on Y4Y, discuss ideas for integrating Literacy activities into your program, and share strategies for working with staff, students, and families.

All webinars are free so register today !



August 21, 2014

Join us in the fall for a coffee break webinar on the New Literacy Content on Y4Y. Your hosts will be Karen Tylek, Y4Y Project Specialist, and Jessica Chung, Y4Y Content Specialist.

We’ll learn about all the new Literacy resources available on Y4Y, gain ideas for integrating Literacy activities into your program, and discuss strategies for working with staff, students, and families.

Watch for more information, including a registration link, as soon as the new content is released!



August 21, 2014

Join us on Thursday, September 4, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)/10:00 a.m. (Pacific) for an expert webinar on Guidance for New Programs on Y4Y. Our guest speakers will be Mary Ellen Earnhardt and Cathy Hay from Montana, and your host for this event will be Monique McDowell-Russell, Y4Y Training Specialist.

We’ll discuss ways to promote strong connections and communication with community and schools, ways to increase student and family involvement, subject matter and design of program activities, and the use of tools and resources on the Y4Y portal to implement program mission and objectives.

All Y4Y webinars are free so register today