Summit Workshop Request for Proposals

The Ohio Department of Education in partnership with the Ohio Afterschool Network is hosting the Statewide Expanded Learning Summit, Embark on a Fantastic Voyage: Discover the Treasures of Afterschool on February 1-3, 2016. The Summit is designed to provide a forum for strengthening professional knowledge, sharing best practices, linking after school activities to school day instruction, preparing students for 21st century skills, and developing a peer based network. The Expanded Learning Summit is seeking workshop proposals from a variety of systems, individuals and programs that correspond with the workshop tracks. All workshops will be presented on February 2. 2016.

The Summit workshop tracks include:

Treasure Your Partnerships
This track is designed to help programs build strong community partnerships, explore methods of program sustainability and help program locate community resources that may be beneficial for their programs. Topics covered could include:
· Asset Based Community Development
· Taking partnerships to the next level
· How can the district homeless liaison and 21st CCLC programs work together
· How to develop a partnership with Colleges/Universities or community businesses
· How to develop partnerships at elementary, middle and high school levels
· Drop out prevention
· Dealing with difficult teens
· School/community relationships
· Senior Citizen Center partnerships
· How to develop and utilize advisory councils
· How to develop a high quality volunteer program, including volunteer recruitment, orientation and providing meaningful opportunities


Anchor Your Program in Excellence
This track is designed to improve quality in programs and take them to the next level. Topics could include:
· Case Studies of effective programming
· Identification of homeless students
· Evaluation
· How to use scientifically based research in an afterschool program
· Trauma informed care
· STEAM
· College and career readiness
· Credit recovery/drop out prevention
· Literacy


Making Parents Part of the Crew
This track is designed to help programs to build a culture of family engagement and to build positive relationships with the community. Topics could include:
· How to get started building family engagement
· How to get parents fully involved in the education of their students – reading with them, attending school events, etc
· Positive communication with parents
· Parent engagement at all levels – elementary, middle, high



WORKSHOP PROPOSAL GUIDELINE

1. Complete the online form
2. Workshops should be 90 minutes in length including time for Q&A
3. Include a description of the workshop as it will appear in the conference program. Be sure to identify what you can do with what you will learn in the workshops.
4. Preference will be given to workshops that provide ideas and tools for conference participants to utilize immediately in their program.
5. PROPOSALS DUE – November 20, 2015 and presenters will be contacted by December 4, 2015.


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