Upcoming Events

Events that are happening the next 90 days.

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 5, 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.

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.

 

   

Learning Series Webinar: Integrating Physical Activity in Distance Learning - Thursday March 4, 2021 - Thursday, March 4, 2021

As many programs have shifted to distance learning, the need to keep students active is as important as ever.  During this session, participants will be provided with tools and resources to integrate physical activity during online programming, as well as opportunities to practice utilizing these strategies. 

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): Student Recruitment and Retention (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 2, 2020.

During this session, we will focus our efforts on STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION.  We’ll discuss a recruitment plan that includes identifying specific challenges, creating a plan, and taking action. 

As a bonus, participants will help write a song to promote expanded learning, with the help of Eric Goldman, an award-winning music producer and composer.  His work includes music for the hit shows and movies:  "Shake it Up," "Henry Danger," "Trolls," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," and "Liv & Maddie."  After participants collaborate on the lyrics, Eric will produce the song in his studio, and the song will be shared with participants once finalized.

Participants will also be introduced to the Every Monday Matters (EMM) curriculum, and have a chance to dive deep into the lessons and activities in small groups. 

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.

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.

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

COP#3 - Thursday, March 11, 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 - 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.

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.

Summer Time - Fun Time Training Part 1: Making Summer Learning Fun - Monday, March 22, 2021

Discover how to make Summer Learning Fun! Understand what  Summer Learning loss is, and how to plan a fun and engaging summer program to help battle learning loss and address other unmet learning  needs. Discover the 6 signs of a great summer learning program, and how to design your summer program utilizing these concepts.  This training will provide information for both in person and virtual summer programs.  This training is the first in a 3-part training series; you may choose to attend all three trainings, or just 1 or 2 trainings. 

Summer Time - Fun Time Training Part 2: Literacy - Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Learn how to disguise Literacy in your Summer Program.  This training will help your staff understand how to develop hands-on literacy activities that will allow students to engage and explore many areas of interest.  Help students reignite their interest in reading.  This training will provide information for both in person and virtual summer programs.  This is the second in a 3-part training series; you may choose to attend all three trainings, or just 1 or 2 trainings.

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.

Summer Time - Fun Time Training Part 3: Math - Friday, March 26, 2021

Learn how to disguise Math in your Summer Program.  This training will help your staff understand how to develop and disguise math activities that will allow students to engage and explore through hands-on math activities.  This training will provide information for both in person and virtual summer programs.    This is the third training in a 3-part training series; you may choose to attend all three trainings, or just 1 or 2 trainings.  


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) #6 - Friday, April 16, 2021

Registration Deadline: 2021-04-16, 12pm

Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

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.

Site Coordinator Series: Collaborative Partnerships - No Family Left Behind - Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This training is designed specifically for Site Coordinators.

 

This workshop will explore simple steps to help participants learn how to collaborate with families and partner with them as stakeholders to best support their children. Enhance your relationships, leave challenging situations behind, and increase family engagement in your program.

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, April 22, 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, April 28, 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

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, April 29, 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.

Community of Practice (COP) #6 - Friday, May 7, 2021

Registration Deadline: 2021-05-05, 12pm

Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date

COP-#3 - Wednesday, May 12, 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 (COP) Community of Practice - Thursday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2021

Registration Deadline: 05-12-2021 at 12pm

Topic TBD

Google Meet link will be added closer to the event date.

Community of Practice (COP) #2

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, May 14, 2021

Registration Deadline: 05-13-2021, 7:00 am 

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

Advisory Committee Meeting - Friday, May 21, 2021

Registration Deadline: 5/18/21, 12pm

Zoom link will be sent closer to meeting date.

Older Youth Community of Practice Meeting - Wednesday, May 26, 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

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, May 27, 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.