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21st Century Community Learning Center: Training & Technical Assistance

Archived Training and Technical Assistance


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.

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

October 2

New Grantee Orientation

On August 20th and 21st, 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 CLC program.

Webinar Descriptions:

Webinar 1: This session focused on the programmatic requirements of the grant, including the minimum number of hours and participants, program objectives and evaluation procedures, required and allowable program activities, parent/guardian programming requirements, expectations for staff development, and expectations for collaboration with the day school, parents/guardians, and the community. This session is particularly helpful for those involved in the day-to-day operations of the program, such as site-level coordinators. Webinar 1: You Got the Grant! Now What?

Webinar 2: This session presented grantees with an overview of the requirements for managing the grant, including making claims for reimbursement, submitting budget change requests, collecting and reporting required data, and completing the Yearly Progress Report (YPR). This session is particularly helpful for those involved in managing the grant, such as district-level coordinators. Webinar 2: Grant Management: The Basics

Summer Institute for New Grantees

On August 7-8, 2017, DPI hosted a two-day Summer Institute for new 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees. Participants had the opportunity to review grant and evaluation requirements, plan for the upcoming school year, hear about best practices from peers, and engage in a series of workshops hosted by the Wisconsin Afterschool Network. Some of the presentation materials are below. For questions regarding this event, please contact Tanya Morin, (608) 267-9393.

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!

2016 21st CCLC Grantee Conference Materials

2015 New Grantee Webinar

On August 11 & 12, 2015, DPI Consultants, Gary Sumnicht, Tanya Morin, and Alison Wineberg hosted webinars for new 21st CCLC grantees.

  • Nancy Cedar from Wausau School District joined the Part I webinar to share her personal tips for successfully starting a 21st CCLC program. Below is a summary of her advice for new programs.

2015-16 Grant Writing Workshop

On November 24, 2014, DPI staff hosted a webinar for potential applicants. This link will enable you to view the recorded webinar

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.

On November 10, 2009, DPI hosted a Wisline Web workshop for 21st CCLC applicants. You can access the workshop by visiting
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On May 8, 2008, Jennifer Dahnke and Paul Young presented strategies and ideas to partner with your building principals. The PowerPoint presentation and the executive summary of "Leading After-School Learning Communities" are available for viewing through the following links.
Aligning the Learning Day: Collaboration Strategies for Principals & After-School Program Directors
Leading After-School Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know And Be Able To Do

SERVE Toolkit Follow-up and APR/PPICS Update (May 2007)
21st CCLC Profile and Performance Information Collection System (PPICS).
National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning Toolkit Training: Follow-up, Technology and Arts.

SERVE Introduction and Materials (February 2007)
SERVE Center WisLine Math Games
SERVE WisLine Math Games Handouts
SERVE WisLine Math Games Script

Introduction to Sustainability Planning (February 2006)
A PDF version of the presentation by Bridget Gothberg and members of DPI's CLC team

Strengthening School, Family and Community Partnerships in CLC Programs (May 2005)
A PDF version of the presentation by Joyce Epstein

Creating Extraordinary Afterschool Learning Experiences (February 2005)
A PDF version of the presentation by DPI and UW-Extension

Connecting Your Afterschool Program with Reading (February 2004)
A PDF version of the presentation on reading strategies for afterschool programs

Quality Partnerships (December 2003)
A PDF version of the presentation hosted by members of DPI's CLC team

For questions about this information, contact Alison Wineberg (608) 267-3751