Networks are invited to submit ideas for sessions by November 9. Sessions might focus on a challenge that was overcome or how a success came to be. Presenters/ discussants should detail how system level policies and practices were initiated and supported by the networks. Note that sessions should be designed to support and encourage discussion among you and your colleagues and should not be designed as traditional sessions where a panel of presenters is speaking at the audience the entire time.
In order to facilitate discussion, workshops will not include PowerPoint presentations.
2013 convening themes will focus on:
- The intersection of research, policy and practice in supporting systems for afterschool
- Student-centered learning and the leading edge issues where the afterschool community can provide leadership like credit-bearing opportunities outside of school, digital learning, school-community partnerships
- Today’s policy context and the opportunities and barriers for expanded learning opportunities
- The gap in opportunities for young people mitigated by quality afterschool and summer learning programs
All sessions at the meeting are built around the three goals of the Mott-funded networks:
Goal 1: Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships, particularly school-community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.
Goal 2: Support the development and growth of statewide policies that will secure the resources that are needed to sustain new and existing afterschool programs.
Goal 3: Support statewide systems to ensure programs are of high quality.
Sessions will be approximately 75 minutes in length. Preliminary proposals are due November 9.
Proposals will be reviewed and possibly combined, revised or augmented in coordination with the networks.