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2014 Conference Materials

Session Handouts

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Keynote — 9:30-10:00

Learning in a Caring Culture
(Christina M. Windsor)

Concurrent Sessions A — 10:30-11:30

What Do I Do if They Don’t
(Matt McNiff)
Handout

Moving Beyond the Bake Sale: Engaging Families in Meaningful Ways
(Lea Ann Johnson)

Shake Your Brain: Active Brain Smart Strategies for Learning
(Julane Hill, Brian Coyle)
Handout

What is Quality in Afterschool Programs?
(Matthew Blomstedt, Saundra Frerichs, Karen Stevens, Lisa St. Clair)

FREE ‘N’ EASY – K-12 Fine Arts Activities
(Debra Wehrmann DeFrain)
CLC Piano Explorer
CLC WeeSing

Promising Practices for the Performing Arts
(Carolyn anderson, Kim Carlson, Matt Bross)
Forgotten Language
After-school Programming Ideas and Strategies
Theatre Games

Youth as Teachers
(Michelle Arehart)

Building Strategic Partnerships to Create a Sustainable Program (Beginning)
(Jennifer Jones, Jeff Cole)

  1. Sustainability process
  2. Community Scan
  3. “Making the Case for ELO Programs”—Tools to use in developing potential partners and explaining why ELOs and your program are important.  These documents on our website http://www.beyondschoolbells.org/resources/case.html

These documents include:

  1. Americans Value ELOs
  2. ELOs Build Lifelong Success
  3. ELOs Matter to the Math Achievement Gap
  4. How Do Children Spend Their Out-of-School Hours?

Keynote — 11:45 – 12:45

Saving the World: Why Your work Is So Important
(Matt McNiff)

Concurrent Sessions B — 1:00 – 2:00

Designing Engaging Expanded Learning Opportunities
(Kathie Phillips, Amara Madsen)
Brainstorming Web Template for Developing Themes
Cone of Experience
Reflection and Evaluation
Elements of a Quality Lesson Plan
CLC Lesson Plan

Implementing Academies: A New Model for Expanded Learning
(Karen Bell-Dancy, Enoch Pugh)
CLC Brochure KBD
Lesson Plan Template
Final Dawes CLC Structure and Guidelines
STEM edits KBD

You Can Do STEM
(Saundra Frerichs, Holly Carr)
Eco Bot Challenge – Facilitator Guide
Eco Bot Challenge – Youth Guide
Eco Bott Challenge – Bailey Beach Mat

Principal-Program Coordinator: A Critical Duo for Quality Programs
(Lisa Sterba, Lavone Walker, Lisa St. Clair)

Writing Poetry to Celebrate Your Community
(Matt Mason)
Recommended Writing Resources

Getting Fired Up About Hiring and Recruiting
(Gwyn Williams, Charles Parks III)

Ready, Set, Let Go!
(Jessica Schlegelmilch)
Service Learning Resources

Building Strategic Partnerships to Create a Sustainable Program (Advanced)
(Jeff Cole, Jennifer Jones)

  1. Sustainability process
  2. Community Scan
  3. Partner Analysis
  4. Creating a One-Page Program Overview
  5. “Making the Case for ELO Programs”—Tools to use in developing potential partners and explaining why ELOs and your program are important.  These documents on our website http://www.beyondschoolbells.org/resources/case.html

These documents include:

  1.  Americans Value ELOs
  2. ELOs Build Lifelong Success
  3. ELOs Matter to the Math Achievement Gap
  4. How Do Children Spend Their Out-of-School Hours?

Concurrent Sessions C — 2:15 – 3:15

Apples K to 12
(Michelle Krehbiel, Georgia Jones)
PowerPoint

Engaging Elementary Students in Project Based Learning
(Kristi Chambers, Jennifer Rivera)
PowerPoint
Interactive World Map
Researching with Questions

Coloring Inside AND Outside the Lines: Making the Most of Your Community’s STEM Potential
(Connie O’Brien)
PowerPoint

Developing a Partnership with a Local Institution of Higher Education
(Lorna Eliason, Patricia Blundell, Ellen Miller, Lisa St. Clair)

Meaningful Engagement with Diverse Families
(Amanda Duffy Randall)
PowerPoint

Middle School Motivation: Ready, Set, Engage
(Amber Noutoua, Terrance Badgett)

Effective Service Learning Programs in Expanded Learning Time
(Adam Morfeld, Kent Day, Kelsey Arends)

Marketing Your Program – Effectively Telling Your Story
(Kelly Medwick, Jennifer Jones, Jeff Cole)
PowerPoint

Walk ‘N Talk

American Camp Association (Barbara Collins, bcollins@acacamps.org)

Beyond School Bells (Jeff Cole, jcole@nebraskachildren.org)

Boy Scouts of America

City of Omaha, Office of the Mayor (Barb Farho, barb.farho@cityofomaha.org)

Click2Science (Desirae TePoel, dtepoel2@unl.edu)
http://www.click2sciencepd.org/

Modern Woodmen (Ryan L. Phillips, ryan.l.phillips@mwarep.org)

NASA Nebraska Space Grant (Michaela Lucas, mlucas@unomaha.edu)
http://www.ne.spacegrant.org/

Nebraska Arts Council (Anne Alston, anne.alston@nebraska.gov)

Nebraska Games & Parks Commission
(Julia Plugge, Julia.plugge@nebraska.gov; Lindsay Rogers, Lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov)
Project WILD Program Flyer
Upcoming Workshops

Nebraska Library Commission (Sally Snyder, sally.snyder@nebraska.gov)

21st Century Community Learning Centers (Karen Stevens, karen.stevens@nebraska.gov)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
(Michael Riese, mriese3@unl.edu; D’Ette Scholtz, dscholtz2@unl.edu)
Expanded Learning Opportunities