Tuesday, August 11
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9:00 AM10:00 AMWelcome, Keynote by Dr. Lake
11:00 AM12:00 NNSession 1
12:30 PM1:30 PMOptional Networking Lunch
2:00 PM3:00 PMSession 2

Wednesday, August 12
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9:00 AM10:30 AMOAN QM
11:00 AM12:00 NNSession 3
2:00 PM3:00 PMSession 4

WORKSHOP BLOCK 1 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesday

  • SEL: A Catalyst for Resiliency and Academic Success – The Education Partnership for Social Emotional Academics (EPSEA) team seamlessly transitioned our support of Franklin County foster youth from a face-to-face to a virtual model during the COVID-19 pandemic. EPSEA’s efforts promoted continued academic progress, as well as resiliency, during a time of crisis. Attend this workshop to learn how to use our proven SEL strategies and challenge your students to grow, in-person or virtually, during the 20-21 School Year. Presented by Erica James of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio.
  • Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Children and Families in Afterschool Programming – This interactive workshop offers out-of-school time program leaders an opportunity for critical conversation about Identity, race and culture. Participants will learn knowledge and skills for improving equitable experiences and outcomes for all youth in their programs. A focus on relationships, diversity, equity, and inclusion will guide these conversations. Presented by Francine Marchelle of Broad Street Presbyterian Church Youth Achievement Programs and Dr. Johnny Lake.
  • Walk, Listen and Learn with the Walking Classroom – Students don’t even realize how much they benefit from walking, listening, and learning – they just think a walking classroom is fun! In this interactive session, participants will discover how listening to educational podcasts while walking supplements content standards taught in the classroom, engages different learning styles, improves retention, boosts mood, AND allows students get to enjoy some fresh air and exercise – all while being socially distant and safe. The national award-winning Walking Classroom program also improves health literacy and features a socio-emotional learning component. Free training and professional development. Workshop participants will be given access to free educational podcasts and supplementary resources. Presented by Laura Fenn of The Walking Classroom.

WORKSHOP BLOCK 2 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Tuesday

  • Entrepreneur Education: Building Bridges and Opening Doors – Teaching entrepreneurship is an authentic strategy for connecting your program and students with the community and building essential life skills. Explore how entrepreneurship education helps you achieve engaged learning, youth voice, guide youth exploration, and help youth prepare for meaningful careers. Entrepreneurship education can be facilitated in live, virtual, and blended program settings. Learn about free K-12 curricula, on-demand video training and technical assistance available through OAN, Young Entrepreneur Institute and others.Presented by Kelly Biggar of Young Entrepreneur Institute and Liz Nusken of OAN.
  • LGBTQuarantine: Staying at Home When Home Feels Unsafe – Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, many LGBTQ+ youth have faced a unique challenge as they were forced into 24-hour contact with unsupportive families or with family members to whom they were not yet “out.” With high rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality, the mental health of quarantined LGBTQ+ youth has been a huge concern. We’ll explore the ways LGBTQ+ youth have been affected by stay-at-home orders and how youth-serving organizations can create affirming environments to help mitigate those effects. Presented by Amanda Erickson of Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
  • Reset and Restart Afterschool Programming in Ohio – Join 21st CCLC Assistant Director Shannon Teague as she explores the Ohio Department of Education’s Reset and Restart Plan. Learn more about what this plan means for afterschool programs in Ohio. Presented by Shannon Teague of the Ohio Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Office.

WORKSHOP BLOCK 3 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesday

  • NBA Math Hoops: Creating the Next Math Champion! During this workshop, educators will be provided with a sneak peak of our new digital program. Participants will learn best practices for implementing the NBA Math Hoops game and curriculum in their program, and will have the opportunity to gain access to the Cavaliers Math Hoops trainings that will occur in the fall. Upon completion of the training, educators will be given free access to the Learn Fresh program management platform and all program materials, and learn about opportunities to extend students’ learning through virtual and in-person community events. Educators will immediately gain access to all materials needed to begin implementing with students in their programs and classrooms. Presented by Calvin Sibert of Learn Fresh.
  • Quenching Internet Deserts: An Unprecedented Model to Deliver Critical Distance Learning to Under-served Communities – Education is needed now more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a potential paradigm shift in how we deliver education, as it poses the threat of leaving the vulnerable and underserved community disproportionately behind. Inequitable access to internet access, food, and other services create significant barriers to remote learning for underserved communities. The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), which was recently selected as the number one science museum in the nation by USA Today, is executing an unprecedented partnership to leverage the power of partnership and technology to bring distance learning to low-income and underserved communities by addressing the gap in internet capabilities. This innovative model is called the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative – COSI Connects for All and leverages the power of technology and partnership to deliver STEM education through a collaboration with the Ohio Afterschool Network, Ohio library systems, transit bus systems, meal providers, and more to those who need it the most. Learn more about this approach and how you can join the effort. Our collective collaboration will establish an Ohio distance learning initiative, which will serve as a model for our communities in distance learning for a necessary pivot during a post COVID-19 environment. We are all in this together, and this new model can directly serve formal and informal educators, as well as students and families who are at a disproportionately high-risk of being left behind as a result of the coronavirus. Presented by Allie Greiwe and Stephen White of COSI.
  • ReStart ReDesign: How to Plan when Only Change is Certain – Feel like you’re playing a game and no one will tell you the rules? Planning for an upcoming program year has never been more challenging. We’ll examine likely pandemic scenarios and introduce a planning tool for all of them. We’ll also share tips and ideas from participants in our ReStart ReDesign labs this summer. Use our tips and tools to be ready no matter how your community’s COVID circumstances change throughout the year. Presented by Tricia Moore of EnvisionEdPlus.

WORKSHOP BLOCK 4 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Wednesday

  • Developing Critical Literacies in Afterschool and Out-of-School Spaces: Identity, Genius, and Social Change – Education as we know it has been drastically impacted by two deleterious and long-lasting public health crises: COVID19 and systemic racism. With the unprecedented implementation of virtual teaching & learning strategies prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, educators have become increasingly aware of the ways in which existing inequities have been exacerbated in the lives our students. Further, global civil unrest in the continued fight for social justice has created a heightened sense of passion and zeal for those seeking to eliminate disparate outcomes for students, families, and the communities in which they live and work. This workshop, targeted to afterschool and out-of-school providers, will focus on cultural mindset shift and social change. We will examine how many US movements for change, including the Civil Rights Movement and #BlackLivesMatter, have and continue to be led by students, as well as share strategies for effective, sustainable and critical pedagogies that prioritize and affirm students’ identities through a lens of empathy and equity. Presented by Sierra Austin of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio.
  • Self-Care, COVID & Culture: Navigating a New World using Culturally Appropriate SEL – COVID, racial tensions, fear, stress, uncertainty–these words describe our current reality and are the things our children face every day. They look to us to guide them, provide reassurance, and help steady them in an ever changing world. Our workshop will focus on self-care tools for you as the provider, ways to address the concerns your students have about COVID, and strategies to discuss the racial issues we see in the news every day. Presented by Omowali Crowder, Juanda Jones and Leslie Hedjuk of Columbus City Schools.
  • Virtual Physical Activity: 5 Steps on Implementing an All-Star Program – Physical Activity is essential now more than ever for students physical, mental & social-emotional well-being. Just thinking about creating a quality physical activity program is overwhelming, BUT creating a Virtual Physical Activity Program CAN BE simple & CAN be effective. This workshop provides a step-by-step game plan that unlocks your organizations potential by offering a Virtual Physical Activity Program that your students deserve AND that your staff is excited to implement. Participants should bring one of the following: A cloth napkin, bandana, or plastic grocery bag. Presented by Sandy Spin Slade of Skillastics.