Upcoming Events

Events that are happening the next 90 days.

Introduction to Project-Based Learning in Expanded Learning Programs - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Introduction to Project-Based Learning in Expanded Learning Programs introduces project-based learning and its application in the VIRTUAL expanded learning classroom.

Participants Will:

  • Gain an understanding of the essentials of project-based learning
  • Learn how to develop driving questions that will lead to successful projects
  • Learn how to incorporate the 21st Century Learning Skills in a project

Community of Practice (COP) #4 - Thursday, January 21, 2021

Registration Deadline: 01-20-2021 at 12pm


Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, January 21, 2021

STEAM COPs are open to all organizations and staff members wanting to build knowledge, skills, and structures that are necessary to be successful in creating a high quality STEAM learning environment.  


Participants will learn about NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), inquiry based learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, lesson planning, hands-on learning activities, and much more. 


The STEAM COPs will meet virtually this year, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30pm every month.  The information is geared towards Site Coordinators and Program Directors; however, Frontline staff are encouraged to attend with their site teams. 


ZOOM links will be provided prior to the meetings.

Older Youth Community of Practice Meeting - Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The meeting will accomplish the following:

1) Provide space to ask questions, provide support and share best practicing and strategies surrounding Older Youth Programming.

2) Allow leaders in ASSET'S funded programs to provide updates about the field; specifically in the focus areas of: Graduation, College Access, Civic Engagement, Workforce, and Life Skills

3) Strategize the best way to use input from our stakeholders eg: Parents/ Guardians & students 

4) Hold Space for any challenges, successes, or overall feedback

Advisory Committee Meeting - Friday, January 29, 2021

Registration Deadline: 1/26/21, 12pm

Zoom link will be sent closer to the meeting date.

Every Monday Matters (EMM): Supporting Social-Emotional Well-Being in Expanded Learning Programs (Elementary) - Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This training is designed for ELEMENTARY school staff.  The training for MIDDLE and HIGH school is on February 4, 2021.

An energetic and positive environment can greatly improve student learning, engagement, and overall program quality.  During this session, participants will:

   1) Gain knowledge and learn strategies for supporting engagement during online lesson delivery

   2) Participants will also learn about the Every Monday Matters (EMM) curriculum and will have an opportunity to practice with it.


Understanding Implicit Bias - Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Social scientists determined we all carry unconscious biases due to a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, gender, gender identity, physical abilities, and other social constructs. Our brains are incredibly complex. We know implicit bias and micro-aggressions associated with it are activated involuntarily, without awareness or intentional control. Psychologists posit Implicit Biases we have formed can be gradually unlearned through a variety of de-biasing techniques.

We invite you to explore your own implicit biases as an individual and member of society at large. Diverse social groups are exposed to preconceived cultural attitudes that result in small gestures or comments leading to increased negative social-emotional impacts. Join us as we explore ways to suspend these unconscious judgments about ourselves and others. 

The same training will be offered on March 10, 2021.

Every Monday Matters (EMM): Supporting Social-Emotional Well-Being in Expanded Learning Programs (Middle and High School) - Thursday, February 4, 2021

This training is designed for MIDDLE and HIGH school staff.  The training for ELEMENTARY is on February 2, 2020.

An energetic and positive environment can greatly improve student learning, engagement, and overall program quality.  During this session, participants will:

   1) Gain knowledge and learn strategies for supporting engagement during online lesson delivery

   2) Participants will also learn about the Every Monday Matters (EMM) curriculum and will have an opportunity to practice with it.

Community of Practice (COP) #6 - Friday, February 5, 2021

Registration Deadline: 2021-02-03, 12pm

Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

Recognizing Trauma and Building Resilience in Youth - Friday, February 5, 2021

This workshop is a follow-up to the Trauma-Informed Practices for Schools (TIPS) training that Expanded Learning staff received in the 2019-2020 school year. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of how to use a trauma-lens to identify the needs of students impacted by trauma as a result of COVID-19 and other traumas as well as build resilience in youth. The workshop will address the needs of all students, however it will also highlight specific strategies that relate to improving outcomes for students in foster care and other marginalized groups. Participants will receive strategies and resources that can be used in distance learning or face-to-face settings.

The webinar link will be emailed to registered participants one (1) business day before the session.

Site Coordinator Series: CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

This cooperative learning workshop focuses on active participation in the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process to achieve high-quality programs at the programmatic, staff, and participant level. Participants will assess, plan, and improve the current state of their program, share promising practices, and create a plan to effectively increase the quality of their program.

 

COP # 3 - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

COP #3 serves the following geographical areas: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Monrovia, Pomona, Walnut Valley and West Covina. Come and network and meet with other Expanded Learning professionals from this area, and discuss the hot topics that are important to you.

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, February 11, 2021

STEAM COPs are open to all organizations and staff members wanting to build knowledge, skills, and structures that are necessary to be successful in creating a high quality STEAM learning environment.  


Participants will learn about NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), inquiry based learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, lesson planning, hands-on learning activities, and much more. 


The STEAM COPs will meet virtually this year, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30pm every month.  The information is geared towards Site Coordinators and Program Directors; however, Frontline staff are encouraged to attend with their site teams.

Site Coordinator Series: Quality Staff - Professionalism & Leadership - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.


How do you show up for yourself and your team? In this interactive session, we will determine what it means to be an after school/expanded learning professional, how we want to brand ourselves in the workplace and discuss promising practices to be accountable as a leader.

STEAM Community of Practice - Thursday, February 18, 2021

STEAM COPs are open to all organizations and staff members wanting to build knowledge, skills, and structures that are necessary to be successful in creating a high quality STEAM learning environment.  


Participants will learn about NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), inquiry based learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, lesson planning, hands-on learning activities, and much more. 


The STEAM COPs will meet virtually this year, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30pm every month.  The information is geared towards Site Coordinators and Program Directors; however, Frontline staff are encouraged to attend with their site teams. 


ZOOM links will be provided prior to the meetings.

Community of Practice (COP) #4 - Thursday, February 18, 2021

Registration Deadline: 02-17-2021 at 12pm


Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

Older Youth Community of Practice Meeting - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The meeting will accomplish the following:

1) Provide space to ask questions, provide support and share best practicing and strategies surrounding Older Youth Programming.

2) Allow leaders in ASSET'S funded programs to provide updates about the field; specifically in the focus areas of: Graduation, College Access, Civic Engagement, Workforce, and Life Skills

3) Strategize the best way to use input from our stakeholders eg: Parents/ Guardians & students 

4) Hold Space for any challenges, successes, or overall feedback

Site Coordinator Series: Quality Staff - Fish Philosophy & Leadership - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.


Create new possibilities in your organization and reinvent what the experience at work could be.  Learn the set of 4 simple, interconnected principles that are the foundation of FISH- Play, Be There, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude! Join this interactive, hands-on workshop, and learn to motivate your team, increase engagement, how to show up as a leader, and be World Famous!

Community of Practice (COP) # 2 - Friday, February 26, 2021

COP#2 serves the following geographical areas: East Whittier City, El Monte City, El Monte Union High, Hacienda- La Puente, Little Lake City, Los Nietos, Mountain View, Rowland, South Whittier, Valle Lindo, and Whittier City.  Come and network and meet with other Expanded Learning professionals from this area, and discuss the hot topics that are important to you.

Every Monday Matters (EMM): Supporting Social-Emotional Well-Being in Expanded Learning Programs (Elementary) - Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This training is designed for ELEMENTARY school staff.  The training for MIDDLE and HIGH school is on March 2, 2021.

Social-emotional well-being is more important today than ever.  This training will help participants understand our current environment and how to support the social-emotional well-being of the adults and youth we work with.

Using the Every Monday Matters (EMM) curriculum, participants will be provided with resources and tools that will support SEL and quality programming.


Preparing for Expanded Learning Programs Federal Program (FPM) Monitoring

The CDE's EXLD has a new 2020-21 Expanded Learning FPM Instrument which has some significant adjustments from previous FPM instruments due to our unique circumstances in schools this year. This training session for grant management teams will highlight the changes to the 2020-21 Expanded Learning Instrument and also share how compliance with the various fiscal and program requirements helps improve the quality of Expanded Learning Programs. This is in alignment with the Expanded Learning Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process. The CQI process requires programs to submit evidence of a data-driven program quality improvement process based on the CDE's guidance on program quality standards. 

STEAM Steering Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 4, 2021 - Thursday, March 4, 2021

Registration Deadline: 02-28-2021 at 12:00pm

Be a part of our STEAM initiative by being a thought partner that will help guide LA County in supporting high quality STEAM learning opportunities for youth in Expanded Learning Programs.

 

   

Community of Practice (COP) #6 - Friday, March 5, 2021

Registration Deadline: 2021-03-03, 12pm

Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

Every Monday Matters (EMM): Supporting Social-Emotional Well-Being in Expanded Learning Programs (Middle and High School) - Friday, March 5, 2021

This training is designed for MIDDLE and HIGH school staff.  The training for ELEMENTARY is on March 5, 2020.

Social-emotional well-being is more important today than ever.  This training will help participants understand our current environment and how to support the social-emotional well-being of the adults and youth we work with.

Using the Every Monday Matters (EMM) curriculum, participants will be provided with resources and tools that will support SEL and quality programming.


Site Coordinator Series: Collaborative Partnerships - Building Partnerships That Last - Tuesday, March 9, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

There is tremendous power in establishing partnerships between schools, expanded learning programs, and local community organizations. Community partners can make a huge impact on students and your program while meeting the needs of recruiting youth, increasing attendance, and contributing volunteers, and other valuable resources. Learn how to identify, connect, create, and cultivate community partners to take your program to the next level.

COP#3 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

COP #3 serves the following geographical areas: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Monrovia, Pomona, Walnut Valley and West Covina. Come and network and meet with other Expanded Learning professionals from this area, and discuss the hot topics that are important to you.

Understanding Implicit Bias - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Social scientists determined we all carry unconscious biases due to a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, gender, gender identity, physical abilities, and other social constructs. Our brains are incredibly complex. We know implicit bias and micro-aggressions associated with it are activated involuntarily, without awareness or intentional control. Psychologists posit Implicit Biases we have formed can be gradually unlearned through a variety of de-biasing techniques.

We invite you to explore your own implicit biases as an individual and member of society at large. Diverse social groups are exposed to preconceived cultural attitudes that result in small gestures or comments leading to increased negative social-emotional impacts. Join us as we explore ways to suspend these unconscious judgments about ourselves and others. 

The same training was offered on February 3, 2021.

STEAM Community of Practice - Thursday, March 11, 2021

STEAM COPs are open to all organizations and staff members wanting to build knowledge, skills, and structures that are necessary to be successful in creating a high quality STEAM learning environment.  


Participants will learn about NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), inquiry based learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, lesson planning, hands-on learning activities, and much more. 


The STEAM COPs will meet virtually this year, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30pm every month.  The information is geared towards Site Coordinators and Program Directors; however, Frontline staff are encouraged to attend with their site teams. 


ZOOM links will be provided prior to the meetings.

Community of Practice (COP) #4 - Thursday, March 11, 2021

Registration Deadline: 03-10-2021 at 12 pm


Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

Site Coordinator Series: Youth Voice and Leadership - Utilizing data to integrate youth - Friday, March 12, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

Create authentic relationships and meaningful ways to partner with youth, build leadership skills, and encourage youth voice and expression. Learn how to create opportunities for choice, engagement, and ways to plan, implement, and evaluate program activities through skill-building activities.

Site Coordinator Series: Safe & Supportive Environment - #SEL4ALL and Asset Development - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

Become familiar with SEL core competencies to provide you and your team with a frame of reference as you begin to reflect on strengths and opportunities for growth and better outcomes for both you and your students.


STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, March 18, 2021

STEAM COPs are open to all organizations and staff members wanting to build knowledge, skills, and structures that are necessary to be successful in creating a high quality STEAM learning environment.  


Participants will learn about NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), inquiry based learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, lesson planning, hands-on learning activities, and much more. 


The STEAM COPs will meet virtually this year, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30pm every month.  The information is geared towards Site Coordinators and Program Directors; however, Frontline staff are encouraged to attend with their site teams.

Advisory Committee Meeting - Friday, March 19, 2021

Registration Deadline: 3/16/21, 12pm

Zoom link will be sent out closer to meeting date.

Older Youth Community of Practice Meeting - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The meeting will accomplish the following:

1) Provide space to ask questions, provide support and share best practicing and strategies surrounding Older Youth Programming.

2) Allow leaders in ASSET'S funded programs to provide updates about the field; specifically in the focus areas of: Graduation, College Access, Civic Engagement, Workforce, and Life Skills

3) Strategize the best way to use input from our stakeholders eg: Parents/ Guardians & students 

4) Hold Space for any challenges, successes, or overall feedback

Site Coordinator Series: Active & Engaged Learning - Teaching & Connecting in a Virtual World - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

Learn strategies and techniques to build connections with your students and enrich learning and engagement.

Community of Practice (COP) # 2 - Friday, March 26, 2021

COP#2 serves the following geographical areas: East Whittier City, El Monte City, El Monte Union High, Hacienda- La Puente, Little Lake City, Los Nietos, Mountain View, Rowland, South Whittier, Valle Lindo, and Whittier City.  Come and network and meet with other Expanded Learning professionals from this area, and discuss the hot topics that are important to you.

Community of Practice #5 Meeting (WEBINAR) - Friday, March 26, 2021

Registration: 03-25-2021 at 7:00am

COP #5 serves the following geographical areas: Compton, Culver City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, and Lynwood.

Meetings will be held on Zoom until it is safe to return to face-to-face meetings.

Zoom link:

https://sccoe.zoom.us/j/91533536664

Meeting ID: 915 3353 6664

Community of Practice (COP) #4 - Thursday, April 8, 2021

Registration Deadline: 04-07-2021 at 12 pm


Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

Site Coordinator Series: Active & Engaged Learning - Energizers, Icebreakers, and Team Builders - Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

Whether you are teaching a class or hosting a meeting, icebreakers and energizers can set the tone, focus participant’s attention, strengthen a team, and establish community.

Site Coordinator Series: Quality Staff - Communication 101 - Friday, April 16, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

Effective communication is vital for the success of a strong team. Learn interpersonal skills to improve your communication in writing, face-to-face/online conversations, and in meetings or presentations. Discover new ways to communicate clearly, effectively, and empower you in your role. Empower your colleagues, expand your value as a leader, and increase collaboration amongst your team.

Community of Practice (COP) #2 - Friday, April 16, 2021

COP#2 serves the following geographical areas: East Whittier City, El Monte City, El Monte Union High, Hacienda- La Puente, Little Lake City, Los Nietos, Mountain View, Rowland, South Whittier, Valle Lindo, and Whittier City.  Come and network and meet with other Expanded Learning professionals from this area, and discuss the hot topics that are important to you.

Community of Practice (COP) #6 - Friday, April 16, 2021

Registration Deadline: 2021-04-16, 12pm

Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date