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The U.S. Department of Education’s 21st CCLC Summer Symposium 2019

The 21st CCLC Summer Symposium, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, was held July 17-18, 2019 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference provided State Education Agency (SEA), Local Education Agency (LEA) staff, 21st CCLC Grantees, Evaluators and others with opportunities to discuss the program as well as what practitioners in the field need, what you can show us and how we can work together to improve the 21st CCLC Program. 

Links to copies of presentations and videos of the sessions are provided below. Only sessions with videos and/or presentations are included on this page.


The 21st Century Community Learning Center’s 2019 Summer Symposium has been funded in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Any products mentioned in the videos or presentations are only examples and do not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Pre-Conference: SEA Coordinators Meeting (July 16, 2019)

Note: The SEA Coordinators meeting was not recorded. 

Identifying and Addressing Student Needs: Meeting Student Needs With Evidence

Ms. Victoria Hammer, Research Analyst, Policy and Program Studies Service, Office of Planning, Evaluation
  and Policy Development; U.S. Department of Education
Ms. Nikki Churchwell, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Finance and Operations, U.S. Department of Education
Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Eisner, Associate Commissioner, National Center for Education Evaluation 
  and Regional Assistance, U.S. Department of Education

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From Program Assessment to Congressional Reporting: The SEA’s Roles in Evaluation

Dr. Robert Stonehill, Managing Director, Education, American Institutes for Research
Mr. Jeff Buehler, Monitoring Lead, Global Evaluation & Applied Research Solutions (GEARS), Inc.
Mr. Paul Coleman, Co-Founder, Coleman & Morgan Consulting
Ms. Julie Coplin, Education Program Specialist, Office of Formula Grants, Office for School Support 
  and Accountability, U.S. Department of Education

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Basic Information About Federal Disability Laws

Ms. Laura Duos, Program Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
Ms. Cathy Grimes-Miller, Program Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
Ms. Anne E. K. Hoogstraten, Supervisory Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Ms. Rhonda Weiss, Program Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education

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2019 Summer Symposium (July 17-18, 2019)

Note: Unless otherwise noted, the links below will take you to the page containing the video and presentation downloads.

Day 1: July 17, 2019

Welcome and Introductions

Ms. Miriam Lund, Group Lead, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program, Office of Formula
  Grants - Office for School Support and Accountability, U.S. Department of Education

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Department Updates and Opportunities

Ms. Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

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21 APR

Dr. Debora Ortloff, 21 APR Lead Researcher, Juniper Education Consulting

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STEM IAA: Opportunities in Out-of-School Time and Testimonials From the Field

Ms. Bronwen Rice, National Coordinator, Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ms. Linda Rosenblum, Education Program Manager, Service-wide Teacher Ranger, Teacher Coordinator, National Park Service
Ms. Sara Espinoza, Vice President-Programs, National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
Mr. Robert Sendrey, Program Director, Environmental Education, NEEF
Ms. Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Ms. Helen J. Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, Office of Museum Services, IMLS
Mr. Robert LaSalvia, Division Chief, Office of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Ms. Maria Arredondo, Educational Programs Specialist, NASA

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Plenary Session and Working Lunch: How Do We Build the Next STEM Generation? Voices from Today’s STEM Professionals

Student Entertainment

The Candy Man (Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory), Star Arts Center
The Dance Institute of Washington

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NASA Presentation

Mr. Robert LaSalvia, Division Chief, Office of Education
Ms. Maria Arredondo, Educational Programs Specialist
Ms. Nikesha Davis, Attitude Control Analyst
Mr. Lancert Foster, Aerospace Engineer
Ms. Ivette Rivera Aponte, Project Engineer

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Breakout Sessions 

State Education Agency Coordinators

Note: There is no preseentation available for the first SEA breakout.

21st CCLC Application Essentials and Competition Strategies

Mr. Jeff Buehler, Monitoring Lead, GEARS, Inc.
Ms. Jennifer Morgan, Co-Founder, Coleman & Morgan Consulting

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Local Education Agency and Community-based/Faith-based Organizations 

You for Youth – 21st CCLC Technical Assistance from the Department of Education

Mr. Sean Grobe, Project Director, You for Youth (Y4Y)
Dr. Sherri Lauver, Deputy Project Director and Lead Content Specialist, Y4Y

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Out-of-School Time Resources: Panel Discussion and Gallery Walk

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Day 2: July 18, 2019

Leading 2020 and Beyond: Advancing 21st CCLC

Ms. Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
Ms. Gwynn Hughes, Senior Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Ms. Rhonda Lauer, President and CEO, Foundations, Inc.
Ms. Gina Warner, President and CEO, National AfterSchool Association

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Creating Out-of-School Time Environments Where Social-Emotional Learning Comes Into Play!

Ms. Michelle Owens, National Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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Institute of Education Sciences: Out-of-School Time Study

Ms. Elizabeth Warner, Economist, Evaluation Division, National Center for Education Evaluation and
  Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

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Responding to the Opioid Crisis and Other Substance Misuse:  Supporting Children, Youth, and Families

Ms. Elyse Robertson, Education Program Specialist, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe
  and Supportive Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Ahlishia J. Shipley, National Program Leader for Family and Community Health, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences
  National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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School Safety in Afterschool: Cyberbullying

Ms. Madeline Sullivan, Management & Program Analyst, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, U.S. Department of Education

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Closing Plenary Session: The Role of Afterschool Programs in Building Social Capital for Families

Mr. Gerard Robinson, Executive Director, Center for Advancing Opportunity

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