Upcoming Events

Events that are happening the next 90 days.

Los Angeles County Expanded Learning Advisory Meeting - Friday, December 2, 2022

Registration Deadline: 11/30/22 at 6pm

This meeting is a county-wide gathering for all Grant Managers, Program Directors, and other Expanded Learning leaders who handle the funding and/or administration of ASES, 21st CCLC, and ELO-P funds. The meeting will include presentations, resource sharing, networking and peer-learning, local and state updates, and much more.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

Positive Approaches for Helping Students with Challenging Behaviors - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Registration Deadline: 12/2/22 at 6pm

This workshop will provide participants with resources and best practices for helping students with challenging behaviors.  We will break down challenging behaviors, from what it is, to how to stop it before it occurs, and how to make adjustments when it arises.

Facilitated by Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Catherine Maldonado, M.S., BCBA 1-17-25598

The Zoom link will be sent 1 business day prior to the event to all registered participants.

STEAM Steering Committee Meeting - Thursday, December 8, 2022

Registration Deadline: 12/6/22 at 6pm

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 Los Angeles County youth participating in Expanded Learning Programs.

Zoom link will be sent in an email 1 week prior to the meeting.

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, December 15, 2022

Registration Deadline: 12/13/22 at 6pm

STEAM COPs are open to all staff and organizations wanting to build knowledge, skills, structures and partnerships necessary to be successful in developing high quality STEAM learning environments for youth in Expanded Learning programs. 

Focus #3  Investigations and Trials  Sessions December 15, January 12, and January 26

What is an investigation?  Importance of Trials to determine if data are accurate and the norm.  The art of reflection on what went well, what did not go well, and making adjustments. 

Constructing meaning and explanations of what you have observed?  Getting ready to share your experience.  Creating models.

What does it mean to “argue from evidence”?  How do you gather evidence?  Protocol for sharing you evidence.

What we experience:  

*High Quality STEAM lessons based on NGSS Standards

*How to create hands-on/minds-on inquiry based learning opportunities

*How to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy

*Learn Lesson Planning tips, Coaching tips

*How to help youth learn observation skills

* Networking opportunities

* How to connect STEAM learning with other curriculum areas


Meetings are held via ZOOM.

Materials and ZOOM link for all learning sessions will be sent out via email a business day in advance to allow for review and gathering supplies for the hands-on activities. 

CypherWorx - Online Professional Development and Training Management System - Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/9/23 at 6pm

Please join us as we explore everything CypherWorx has to offer.  With access to hundreds of online courses and a robust training management system, leaders will have the ability to customize, track, and report learning and professional development for all staff.  

Check out the CypherWorx K-12 Catalog here: https://cypherworx.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/CypherWorx-K-12-Catalog.pdf

As an Expanded Learning program in LA County, you will have exclusive no-cost access to CypherWorx's online courses and their training management system. 

Reserve your seat now to learn more!

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, January 12, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/10/23 at 6pm

STEAM COPs are open to all staff and organizations wanting to build knowledge, skills, structures and partnerships necessary to be successful in developing high quality STEAM learning environments for youth in Expanded Learning programs. 

Focus #3  Investigations and Trials  Sessions December 15, January 12, and January 26

What is an investigation?  Importance of Trials to determine if data are accurate and the norm.  The art of reflection on what went well, what did not go well, and making adjustments. 

Constructing meaning and explanations of what you have observed?  Getting ready to share your experience.  Creating models.

What does it mean to “argue from evidence”?  How do you gather evidence?  Protocol for sharing you evidence.

What we experience:  

*High Quality STEAM lessons based on NGSS Standards

*How to create hands-on/minds-on inquiry based learning opportunities

*How to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy

*Learn Lesson Planning tips, Coaching tips

*How to help youth learn observation skills

* Networking opportunities

* How to connect STEAM learning with other curriculum areas


Meetings are held via ZOOM.

Materials and ZOOM link for all learning sessions will be sent out via email a business day in advance to allow for review and gathering supplies for the hands-on activities. 

Summer Learning Series - Part 1 - Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/13/23 at 6pm

Summer-A time for Discovery!

 This learning series will take you through the steps needed to develop and plan an engaging program for the youth in your programs.  Over the course of the 5 sessions, you will learn how to develop your summer goals, plan your theme(s), plan out your weeks, and create a daily and weekly schedule complete with All Camp activities, and special events.   Learn how to create and incorporate English Language Arts, Math, STEAM, Art, Technology activities into your summer theme.  Attend one training or all five!

Part 1:  Where to start:  Planning your summer goals, action planning and CQI, creating the unique summer environment.

Part 2:  The power of Inquiry and project based learning, daily and weekly schedules, best practices for summer programs.

Part 3:  Disguising English Language Arts and Math during summer.

Part 4:  Incorporating STEAM in summer

Part 5:  Making summer fun, how to incorporate special events, themed activities, field trips, and more.


Site Coordinator Series: Leadership Development - Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/13/23 at 6pm

Discover the leader within you!  This hands-on, interactive session will help you develop skills as a leader and inspire others. Learn how to expand your skills as an effective leader and develop a culture of leadership.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

Presented by Tia Quinn of the BOOST Collaborative.



Grade-Level Specific Training: Pre-K - Kindergarten - Thursday, January 19, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/17/23 at 6pm

Focus: Pre-K-K

This training is designed to help participants gain an understanding of age and stage development of Pre-K-K youth to mitigate educational loss, and help students improve their academic and SEL skills.

The understanding of what kinds of behavior and skills can be expected at the Pre-K-K levels can be used to inform expanded learning opportunity planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Presented by Dr. Gale Gorke.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

Site Coordinator Series: Supporting and Developing New Expanded Learning Staff - Friday, January 20, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/18/23 at 6pm

Calling all Site Coordinators with new staff that need some additional support! 

Come learn how to use evidence based Behavioral Skills Training (BST) to support and develop Frontline Staff. Learn how to identify skills for improvement and use the four basic steps of BST: Instruction, Modeling, Rehearsal, and Feedback to improve quality of care and performance of frontline staff. 

Facilitated by Certified Behavior Analyst, Catherine Maldonado, M.S., BCBA 1-17-25598.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.


Grade-Level Specific Training: 1st - 3rd grades - Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/20/23 at 6pm

Focus: 1st-3rd grade

This training is designed to help participants gain an understanding of age and stage development of 1st-3rd grade youth to mitigate educational loss, and help students improve their academic and SEL skills.

The understanding of what kinds of behavior and skills can be expected at the 1st-3rd grade levels can be used to inform expanded learning opportunity planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Presented by Dr. Gale Gorke.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.


Summer Learning Series - Part 2 - Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/23/23 at 6pm

Summer-A time for Discovery!

 This learning series will take you through the steps needed to develop and plan an engaging program for the youth in your programs.  Over the course of the 5 sessions, you will learn how to develop your summer goals, plan your theme(s), plan out your weeks, and create a daily and weekly schedule complete with All Camp activities, and special events.   Learn how to create and incorporate English Language Arts, Math, STEAM, Art, Technology activities into your summer theme.  Attend one training or all five!

Part 1:  Where to start:  Planning your summer goals, action planning and CQI, creating the unique summer environment.

Part 2:  The power of Inquiry and project based learning, daily and weekly schedules, best practices for summer programs.

Part 3:  Disguising English Language Arts and Math during summer.

Part 4:  Incorporating STEAM in summer

Part 5:  Making summer fun, how to incorporate special events, themed activities, field trips, and more.


STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, January 26, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/24/23 at 6pm

STEAM COPs are open to all staff and organizations wanting to build knowledge, skills, structures and partnerships necessary to be successful in developing high quality STEAM learning environments for youth in Expanded Learning programs. 

Focus #3  Investigations and Trials  Sessions December 15, January 12, and January 26

What is an investigation?  Importance of Trials to determine if data are accurate and the norm.  The art of reflection on what went well, what did not go well, and making adjustments. 

Constructing meaning and explanations of what you have observed?  Getting ready to share your experience.  Creating models.

What does it mean to “argue from evidence”?  How do you gather evidence?  Protocol for sharing you evidence.

What we experience:  

*High Quality STEAM lessons based on NGSS Standards

*How to create hands-on/minds-on inquiry based learning opportunities

*How to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy

*Learn Lesson Planning tips, Coaching tips

*How to help youth learn observation skills

* Networking opportunities

* How to connect STEAM learning with other curriculum areas


Meetings are held via ZOOM.

Materials and ZOOM link for all learning sessions will be sent out via email a business day in advance to allow for review and gathering supplies for the hands-on activities. 

Grade-Level Specific Training: 4th - 6th grade - Friday, January 27, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/25/23 at 6pm

Focus: 4th-6th grade

This training is designed to help participants gain an understanding of age and stage development of 4th-6th grade youth to mitigate educational loss, and help students improve their academic and SEL skills.

The understanding of what kinds of behavior and skills can be expected at the 4th-6th grade levels can be used to inform expanded learning opportunity planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Presented by Dr. Gale Gorke.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.


Quality Standards Series: Part 1 - Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Registration Deadline: 1/27/23 at 6pm

Safe and Supportive Environment and Diversity, Access and Equity

Are you new to expanded learning?  Do you want ideas on how to use the quality standards as a guide and monitoring tool?  Are you a veteran of after school programming and are struggling to create a comprehensive program plan?  Sign up to gain knowledge and ideas on how to use the quality standards to create high quality ASES and ELO-P programming!

Attendees will gain foundational point-of-service and programmatic standards knowledge, learn best practices, be able to make connections between the standards and grant assurances, and leave with elements to add to their program plan.

This professional development series is provided by trainers who have district, and site level experience using the California Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in after school and non-school day programming.


Site Coordinator Series: FISH Philosophy & Leadership - Part 1 - Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/3/23 at 6pm

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!

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

Presented by Tia Quinn of the BOOST Collaborative.

STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, February 9, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/7/23 at 6pm

STEAM COPs are open to all staff and organizations wanting to build knowledge, skills, structures and partnerships necessary to be successful in developing high quality STEAM learning environments for youth in Expanded Learning programs. 

Focus #4  Three Disciplinary Cores  Sessions February 9, February 23, and March 9

Deep dive on physical science:  Matter and Its Interactions

Deep dive on life science:  Molecules and Organisms

Deep dive on Earth and space science:  Earth’s Place in the Universe

What we experience:  

*High Quality STEAM lessons based on NGSS Standards

*How to create hands-on/minds-on inquiry based learning opportunities

*How to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy

*Learn Lesson Planning tips, Coaching tips

*How to help youth learn observation skills

* Networking opportunities

* How to connect STEAM learning with other curriculum areas


Meetings are held via ZOOM.

Materials and ZOOM link for all learning sessions will be sent out via email a business day in advance to allow for review and gathering supplies for the hands-on activities. 

Los Angeles County Expanded Learning Advisory Meeting - Friday, February 10, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/8/23 at 6pm

This meeting is a county-wide gathering for all Grant Managers, Program Directors, and other Expanded Learning leaders who handle the funding and/or administration of ASES, 21st CCLC, and ELO-P funds. The meeting will include presentations, resource sharing, networking and peer-learning, local and state updates, and much more.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.


Site Coordinator Series: FISH Philosophy & Leadership: Becoming World Famous - Part 2 - Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/10/23 at 6pm

This session is an extension of FISH Philosophy & Leadership, Part 1, and dives deeper into our job roles and responsibilities. Through interactive, hands-on ideation, team members reflect on ideas and concepts that take their role from compliance to innovation…and learn ways to become world-famous in their work.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

Presented by Tia Quinn of the BOOST Collaborative.

Summer Learning Series - Part 3 - Thursday, February 16, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/13/23 at 6pm

Summer-A time for Discovery!

 This learning series will take you through the steps needed to develop and plan an engaging program for the youth in your programs.  Over the course of the 5 sessions, you will learn how to develop your summer goals, plan your theme(s), plan out your weeks, and create a daily and weekly schedule complete with All Camp activities, and special events.   Learn how to create and incorporate English Language Arts, Math, STEAM, Art, Technology activities into your summer theme.  Attend one training or all five!

Part 1:  Where to start:  Planning your summer goals, action planning and CQI, creating the unique summer environment.

Part 2:  The power of Inquiry and project based learning, daily and weekly schedules, best practices for summer programs.

Part 3:  Disguising English Language Arts and Math during summer.

Part 4:  Incorporating STEAM in summer

Part 5:  Making summer fun, how to incorporate special events, themed activities, field trips, and more.


Quality Standards Series: Part 2 - Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/17/23 at 6pm

Active and Engaged Learning

Skill Building

Youth Voice and Leadership

Healthy Choices and Behaviors

Are you new to expanded learning?  Do you want ideas on how to use the quality standards as a guide and monitoring tool?  Are you a veteran of after school programming and are struggling to create a comprehensive program plan?  Sign up to gain knowledge and ideas on how to use the quality standards to create high quality ASES and ELO-P programming!

Attendees will gain foundational point-of-service and programmatic standards knowledge, learn best practices, be able to make connections between the standards and grant assurances, and leave with elements to add to their program plan.

This professional development series is provided by trainers who have district, and site level experience using the California Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in after school and non-school day programming.


STEAM Community of Practice (COP) - Thursday, February 23, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/21/23 at 6pm

STEAM COPs are open to all staff and organizations wanting to build knowledge, skills, structures and partnerships necessary to be successful in developing high quality STEAM learning environments for youth in Expanded Learning programs. 

Focus #4  Three Disciplinary Cores  Sessions February 9, February 23, and March 9

Deep dive on physical science:  Matter and Its Interactions

Deep dive on life science:  Molecules and Organisms

Deep dive on Earth and space science:  Earth’s Place in the Universe

What we experience:  

*High Quality STEAM lessons based on NGSS Standards

*How to create hands-on/minds-on inquiry based learning opportunities

*How to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy

*Learn Lesson Planning tips, Coaching tips

*How to help youth learn observation skills

* Networking opportunities

* How to connect STEAM learning with other curriculum areas


Meetings are held via ZOOM.

Materials and ZOOM link for all learning sessions will be sent out via email a business day in advance to allow for review and gathering supplies for the hands-on activities. 

Positive Approaches for Helping Students with Challenging Behaviors - Friday, February 24, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/22/23 at 6pm

This workshop will provide participants with resources and best practices for helping students with challenging behaviors .  We will break down challenging behaviors, from what it is, to how to stop it before it occurs, and how to make adjustments when it arises.

Facilitated by an expert in the field: Catherine Maldonado, M.S., BCBA 1-17-25598

The Zoom link will be sent 1 business day prior to the event to all registered participants.

Summer Learning Series - Part 4 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/24/23 at 6pm

Summer-A time for Discovery!

 This learning series will take you through the steps needed to develop and plan an engaging program for the youth in your programs.  Over the course of the 5 sessions, you will learn how to develop your summer goals, plan your theme(s), plan out your weeks, and create a daily and weekly schedule complete with All Camp activities, and special events.   Learn how to create and incorporate English Language Arts, Math, STEAM, Art, Technology activities into your summer theme.  Attend one training or all five!

Part 1:  Where to start:  Planning your summer goals, action planning and CQI, creating the unique summer environment.

Part 2:  The power of Inquiry and project based learning, daily and weekly schedules, best practices for summer programs.

Part 3:  Disguising English Language Arts and Math during summer.

Part 4:  Incorporating STEAM in summer

Part 5:  Making summer fun, how to incorporate special events, themed activities, field trips, and more.


Site Coordinator Series: The Principals' Principles - Thursday, March 2, 2023

Registration Deadline: 2/27/23 at 6pm

Discover new ways to collaborate with your school Principal and create a positive, authentic working relationship that benefits your students and your program. Learn how to create intentional means of communication and foster valuable collaboration and program success.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants 1 business day prior to the event.

Presented by Tia Quinn of the BOOST Collaborative.