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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

NASA Nebraska Space Grant (Michaela Lucas, mlucas@unomaha.edu)

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


2014 Conference Materials 2017-08-18T13:34:34+00:00

Partner Spotlight

The 21st CCLC Partner Spotlight is a new monthly feature highlighting the work of organizations committed to partnering with afterschool and summer programs across the state of Nebraska. Featured partners have demonstrated a commitment to working with program leaders and staff to identify ways to mutually accomplish identified goals. Contact the featured partners to explore the possibilities for bringing unique and engaging learning opportunities to your students.

November 2017 – Featured this month:


Nebraska Library Commission

The Nebraska Library Commission provides funding and other support (promotion, development, and coordination) for local library programs, products, and services across Nebraska.  The Library Commission works with all types of Nebraska libraries, including public, school, college and university, special and institutional to meet the needs of their communities.

Nebraska Library Commission (flyer)
Links to Support for Youth Activities

Previous Partner Spotlights

 Click2ScienceSeptember 2017
Click2Science (flyer)

August 2017
NASA Nebraska Space Grant (flyer)

July 2017
Nebraska Museums Association (flyer)

June 2017
* NDE Nutrition Services (flyer)
* Summary of Services that Benefit Students
Attending 21st CCLC Programs

May 2017
Nebraska Game and Parks (flyer)
April 2017
University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension – Nebraska 4-H (flyer)
Overview of Nebraska 4-H Youth Development (video)
February 2017
Beyond School Bells (flyer)

To suggest an organization with a statewide outreach to feature in an upcoming Partner Spotlight,
contact Kim Larson, kim.larson@nebraska.gov.

Partner Spotlight 2017-11-08T13:52:34+00:00

Nebraska Afterschool Conference

Save the Date Postcard for 2018 GetConnected ConferenceSeptember 28, 2018
Embassy Suites Conference Center
La Vista, Nebraska

The Get Connected 2018 Nebraska Afterschool Conference provides an opportunity to learn more about planning and implementing a quality afterschool or summer program. Sessions offered throughout the day target a variety of audiences including program leaders, program staff, teachers, school administrators, community partners, and others interested in afterschool and summer learning opportunities for children and youth. 


Nebraska Afterschool Conference 2017-10-18T14:33:39+00:00

21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st CCLC is a federally-funded competitive grant program designed to support the establishment of community learning centers serving students in high need school buildings. Funding is provided by the Federal government through the No Child Left Behind Act, Every Student Succeeds Act, and is administered by the Nebraska Department of Education.

These grants are awarded to projects that offer a broad array of services, programs and activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session (such as afterschool or during summer recess). The three goals for this grant program are to: improve overall student success and learning performance in one or more academic areas through academic support and enrichment activities, increase social benefits and positive behavioral changes, and increase active and meaningful family and community engagement in supporting students’ education.

Nebraska 21st CCLC
PARTNER spotlight



AQeSTT logoIntersection of the Six Tenets of AQuESTT and
Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program


Nebraska State Board of Education Policy for Expanded Learning Opportunities (Adopted 09/06/13)


Trunkin’ Through Nebraska
A Mobile Children’s Museum
21st Century Community Learning Centers 2017-11-22T10:47:12+00:00
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