TOPIC: COVID-19 Era- Afterschool’s Whole Child Approach
ABOUT THE FORUM: Participants will:
- Explore the science of learning and development, and the practices that are most essential in this COVID-19 era.
- Understand the urgency of engaging afterschool programs – which provide many of these essential practices – in supporting young people, ideally through authentic partnership with schools and school districts.
- Strategize about the language and approach that best positions afterschool in this vital role.
- Learn about movements across the country to leverage the assets of afterschool and summer programs.
SPEAKERS: Katie Brackenridge joined Turnaround for Children in 2019 as a Partnership Director. Katie has worked in and with schools, school districts and community organizations for her entire career. Most recently, she was an independent consultant focused on improving learning conditions and social-emotional supports for young people through public school systems. Before becoming a consultant, Katie was the Vice President of Programs at the Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY), a nonprofit intermediary organization focused on improving practice and policy for after-school and summer programs in public schools and affordable housing. Katie’s work is grounded in her nine-year experience as Co-Executive Director for the Jamestown Community Center, a grassroots youth organization in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Dr. Deborah Moroney is the Managing Director, American Institutes of Research (AIR). She specializes in bridging research and practice, having worked as a staff member for out-of-school programs early in her career. She’s written practitioner and organizational guides; co-authored the fourth edition of Beyond the Bell®, A Toolkit for Creating High-Quality Afterschool and Expanded Learning Programs, a seminal afterschool resource; and co-edited Creating Safe, Equitable, Engaging Schools: A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Approach to Supporting Students and Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time Foundations and Futures. Presently, Dr. Moroney serves as the principal investigator on national studies of afterschool initiatives.
FEE: There is NO fee to attend this forum. However, attendees must register. We will send you a link to access the webinar closer to the event.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Out-of-school time and educational leaders and practitioners, funders, and policymakers.