Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program
Title IV, Part B, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
October Professional Development Opportunities
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce it will be offering monthly virtual professional development opportunities for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grantees in partnership with the Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN). These monthly professional development opportunities will provide 21st CCLC staff with the chance to explore a topic in-depth, network with colleagues, receive feedback on new practices, and reflect on successes and areas for improvement with peers and the facilitator.
As the foundation of organizational management, leadership skills are critical to the success of a 21st CCLC program. Participants in these sessions will explore and review effective leadership practices (including collaborative and situational leadership models) as it applies to the youth development field, with an emphasis on the afterschool environment. The sessions will review effective practices, provide models of leadership, and participants will identify their current practices, and areas they want to focus on as part of their own professional development. The intention is to introduce the topic, but allow for peer discussion and opportunities to practice the skills learned, while creating a community of support amongst facilitators and participants. Each of the sessions will build upon the previous one.
Archived Training and Technical Assistance
18th Annual Conference for 21st CCLC Grantees - Sessions
On September 23rd and 24th 2019, the DPI hosted the 18th Annual Conference for Wisconsin's 21st CCLC Grantees. If you were unable to attend or missed a session but would like to review the material covered, please click on the titles below.
- Academic Enrichment
- Children With IEPs in 21st CCLCs
- Common Compliance Issues
- Lunch Time Address: 2019-20 Statewide Evaluation Update
- When Mindfulness Starts - Relationships Begin
- Safety and Security Responsibilities in a 21st CCLC
2019 New Grantee Orientation
On August 14th and 15th, DPI hosted a two-part series of webinars for new grantees. These webinars were a chance for those involved in developing and implementing the 21st CCLC grant for their school or community-based site to learn more about managing the grant and setting up and running an effective 21st CCLC program.
Webinar 1: This session will present grantees with an overview of the grant requirements. This session is most relevant to those who are responsible for managing the grant, including meeting grant reporting requirements, providing fiscal oversight of the grant, and ensuring the grant is in compliance with all grant requirements. Webinar 1: 21st CCLC Grant Management: The Basics
Webinar 2: This session will focus on the day-to-day operations of a high quality 21st CCLC program and will feature tips from experienced grantees. This session is most relevant to those who are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the grant. Webinar 2: You Got the Grant! Now What?
2019 Spring Training
On April 9 and 19, 2019 the DPI hosted its Spring Training for 21st CCLC Grantees. If you were unable to attend or missed a session but would like to review the material covered, please click on the titles below.
- WINGS presentation - SEL 101: Adult Awareness of SE Skills & Fostering a Positive Learning Environment
- DPI presentation - Strengthening SEL in CLC After-School Programs
- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Consortium of Applied Research presentation: 2018-2019 Evaluation Summary + Plans for Future
17th Annual Conference for 21st CCLC Grantees - Sessions
On October 1 and 2, 2018, the DPI hosted the 17th Annual Conference for 21st CCLC Grantees. If you were unable to attend or missed a session but would like to review the material covered, please click on the titles below.
October 1- Pre-Conference
- Keynote Address: Being the Change: The Science and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning in Afterschool
- Being the Change II: Applied SEL Science and Practice, with Local Examples
- Effectively Advocating for Your Program
- Integrating STEM into Your CLC Program
- Lunch Time Address: Youth Engagement: Voice, Choice, and Leadership
- High-Impact Family Engagement Strategies for After-School Programs
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Overview
- How To Have a Successful After-School Program in a Small Town (School)
- Community Partnerships in Rural Wisconsin
- Closing Keynote Address: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for All Students: Welcoming LGBTQ+ Students into After-School Spaces
Afterschool Snack Program Resource
The DPI School Nutrition team recently produced a webcast on the ins and outs of the Afterschool Snack Program. 21st CCLC grantees are strongly encouraged to view the webcast to learn more about the program and how to enroll, if they haven't already. The webcast provides a review of the eligibility requirements, reimbursement process, and how to create a reimbursable snack. View the Afterschool Snack presentation here!
Career and College Readiness Webinar
Facilitated by Foundations, Inc. trainers, this webinar introduces participants to what it means to support college and career readiness in an afterschool program. Learn how to support students ages 11 and up in building the capacity to identify, take, and complete the next steps to prepare for the college and career experiences they want to pursue. Explore examples of activities from actual college and career readiness programs and receive tips, strategies, and resources to help you plan and implement developmentally appropriate programming that equips youth for their future paths in higher education and work.
This link will access the webinar. Passcode: readiness.