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This 30-minute workshop is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program and may be used to satisfy .5 hours of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ annual training requirements for child care licensing.

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StayConnected 2020 Webinar Series

Webinars will be RECORDED for future viewing

February 20, 2020The Three C’s of Leadership, LaRon Henderson
March 26, 2020 – Tree-A-Thon, Sandy Day
April 2, 2020 – Virtual Programming, Saundra Frerichs
April 9, 2020 – Toolbox – a new tool to build new and support existing ELO programs in Nebraska, Jeff Cole
April 16, 2020 – The Whole Child Weekly Update, Jessie Coffey
May 7, 2020 – Digging in the Dirt!  Making Youth Gardens Learning Spaces
June 18, 2020 – Virtual Field Trip: Bringing the World to Your Students
July 30, 2020 – NASA-Based STEM Activities
September 10, 2020 – How to Make Front Page News in Your Rural Program

April 9, 2020 – Toolbox – a new tool to build new and support existing ELO programs in Nebraska
Jeff Cole, Beyond School Bells

In this presentation, Beyond School Bells staff will provide an overview to Toolbox, a new website designed to support the development of new, and enhance existing, Expanded Learning Opportunity programs.  Developed as part of the NDE-funded ELO Design Challenge, this tool was designed to complement existing resources and will be a platform for sharing information that can help all of Nebraska’s ELO advocates.

April 16, 2020 – The Whole Child Weekly Update
Jessie Coffey, Nebraska Healthy Schools Program, Nebraska Department of Education

The Whole Child Weekly Update
Learn and teach at-home resources to support the whole child and educators.

May 7, 2020 – Digging in the Dirt! Making Youth Gardens Learning Spaces
Marcia Fritz, Cozad Community Schools, Afterzone

June 18, 2020 – Virtual Field Trips: Bringing the World to Your Students
Peter Brunette, Omaha’s Henry Doorley Zoo & Aquarium

July 30, 2020 – NASA-Based STEM Activities
Terresa Greenleaf, Walthill Public Schools and NASA Nebraska Space Ambassador

September 10, 2020 – How to Make Front Page News in Your Rural Program
Carrie Lienemann, North Platte Kids Klub

TBD – Family Creative Learning
Erin Ingram, UNL

TBD – Investing in your Future
Becky Barnard, UNL

Archived Webinars

February 20, 2020 The Three C’s of Leadership, LaRon Henderson
Program Quality Director, Collective for Youth – Omaha,

This webinar introduces participants to Clarity, Conviction and Courage – the 3 fundamental principles of leadership. There will be opportunities to explore how these principles are developed in order to implement them instantly in your professional or personal life’s plan. These leadership principles prepare you to build collaboration, teamwork and trust to help other excel and address current challenges in all areas of life. Participants who successfully complete this webinar will have a better understanding of how to clarify their personal or organizational mission, create an inner conviction and lead with courage.

March 26, 2020 – Tree-A-Thon, Sandy Day, Beyond School Bells

Let’s All Root for Trees! 

This 30-minute webinar will explore new after school lessons developed by Beyond School Bells’ Design Studio Team.  The goal of the curriculum is to get kids and families excited about planting a tree in conjunction with April 24th Arbor Day Celebration across the nation.  There are two sets of curricula to review. The first one, is a three-hour activity that focuses on why trees are so important to us, how to plant a bare-root tree and how to care for the newly planted tree.  This curriculum could be used in conjunction with a family night at your site. The second set of lessons is a 7-topic, 22 lesson club that could be offered during the full month of April. Each lesson accesses prior knowledge, highlights a short – 4-minute video and contains a hands-on activity. All national, state and local standards are noted on the lesson in the footer.

For more information about the Tree-A-Thon, to access the curriculum, and to sign up to participate, visit the Beyond School Bells website.

April 2, 2020 – Virtual Programming
Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H

This webinar will highlight new virtual programming options from Nebraska 4-H and ideas for supporting learning at home.  We will also discuss strategies for engaging with families remotely.  You can see the virtual programming at
Virtual and At Home Learning Handout

Updated April 3, 2020 1:36pm