Foundations Beyond School Hours VIII on after-school programs (BSHVIII '05)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 16, 2005 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2005
Registration Date: Feb 19, 2005
Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2005
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Beyond School Hours VIII Conference Focus:
The Beyond School Hours® VIII conference promotes the expansion of quality after-school programs that provide safe havens for children, improve academic achievement, and offer positive social interaction in a healthy environment. These programs have become a critical element in the overall educational and social development of our children. Foundations developed the Beyond School Hours conferences as a touchstone that expands the national dialogue about after-school programs for those who are committed to building a brighter future for children, families, and communities.

In addition to learning about best practices and successful models for
after-school programs from our dynamic keynote speakers, diverse institutes, and interactive workshop sessions you will also have the opportunity to:

Network with community, school, faith-based, university, and government leaders

Learn about some of the latest products and services developed for before and
after-school programs

Learn about the Afterschool Academies, a new strategy of professional development for the after-school field

Hear about the latest developments pertaining to current policies and practices that affect programming

Explore creative methods for obtaining funding

Share success stories with after-school professionals from across the country


265 Peachtree Street
Georgia 30303
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Keynote Presenters Ralph R. Smith Senior Vice President Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD Ralph R. Smith is the Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. Smith was a tenured member of the Law Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and is a nationally recognized legal scholar and attorney. Smith has spent the last two decades working with a broad range of efforts to improve national and international philanthropy. Anna Reyner Art Education Consultant Los Angeles, CA Anna Reyner is a nationally recognized arts advocate who is dedicated to helping people get in touch with their own creativity. Anna has conducted over 500 national and international art workshops and is a registered art therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist. She holds a masters degree in expressive art therapy from the University of Louisville and a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. Anna draws upon her experience as an art therapist, art teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, youth program director, and teacher trainer. Anna maintains an active art studio in her Los Angeles home where she lives with her husband and two children. Institutes 21st Century Community Learning Centers Success Stories Robert M. Stonehill U.S. Department of Education The focus of this institute is on programs that offer engaging content-rich activities...and do it well! Robert Stonehill has managed federal programs that provide billions of dollars to support school improvement efforts, including the 21st CCLC program designed to combine academic rigor with exciting, fun, and diverse after-school activities. After-School Programs—Having Your Just Desserts Elnardo J. Webster, Newark Public Schools Office of Extended School Day Programs Have some “burning issues” about your after-school program? Let’s discuss your issues over coffee and dessert! In an informal “chat” session, Dr. Elnardo Webster will cover a range of relevant “hot” issues. The audience will also share ideas, expertise, problems, and questions. This institute epitomizes having your dessert and eating it too. Average is Just Not Good Enough Ken Carter, Coach, Author, Educator, & Inspirer When high school basketball coach Ken Carter locked his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books, he sent a profound message that athletics is not the only ticket out of a tough, inner-city life. Coach Carter scores with hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork, and leadership. His story is now part of a major motion picture film, Coach Carter, released in 2004. Participation in Out-of-School Programs Priscilla M. Little, Sherri Lauver Harvard Family Research Project Participation in out-of-school time programs is a key component of achieving positive outcomes. In this institute, a team of researchers will unpack multiple issues of participation—recruitment, retention, engagement, and measurement. They will present the latest research on how to measure attendance to understand program outcomes and to improve programs, as well as present ten research derived strategies for attracting and sustaining youth in out-of-school time programs. Strands For 2005, we have created four “strands” that address the diverse issues which effect after-school programming. Choose from over 30 sessions from any one or a combination for a well-rounded conference experience. Strategies for Success Developing Effective Intergenerational Caregiving Collaboratives Laura J. Bauer Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving This workshop will highlight the groundbreaking work of the Johnson & Johnson/Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregivers Program. Partnerships formed between the foundation, Johnson and Johnson, community organizations, and school systems will be emphasized. Getting Connected in DC Mark V. Ouellette, DC Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation Discover how District of Columbia schools, and a resourceful school site coordinator, partnered with youth-serving community-based organizations to improve school performance and community relations. Getting to the "Nitty Gritty" on After-School Programs Elnardo J. Webster, Newark Public Schools Office of Extended School Day Programs Whether you are interested in starting, funding, or expanding an after-school program, you will not find a better source of experienced advice. Dr. Webster will provide copies of one of the major tools that was created in his program, the Academic Component Guide, that clearly demonstrates the alignment, support, and extension of the after-school curricula with the regular school day curricula, as well as other relevant information. How AmeriCorps Strengthens Programs Martin Friedman, EducationWorks In this exciting workshop, the nuts and bolts of integrating AmeriCorps in out of school programs will be presented. Topics include student and teacher recruitment, training, budgeting, contracting, reporting, evaluating, partnering, alternative approaches, and more. SPARK: A Program that Works Courtney Sjoerdsma, The SPARK Program This interactive presentation will share concepts and methodologies that focus on the development of healthy lifestyles, motor skills and movement knowledge, and social and personal skills. Come experience a great combination of learning, recreation, and fun. The AMACHI Program W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Public Private Ventures The AMACHI Program addresses the plight of 7.3 million children who have a parent who is incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. This workshop will provide an overview of the AMACHI Program and describe the mentoring strategies utilized with children who are living under these circumstances. 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Sustainability Sarah Bennett Thomas Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving This workshop will provide participants with information and ideas on how to sustain non-profit programs through grant applications and diversified research. Old and new tips on how to write a successful application will be part of this presentation. Grantwriting Duane Rupert, 21st Century Grants, Inc. If you need to locate and respond to competitive Requests for Proposals (RFPs), this workshop is for you. Designed for those with little or no grantsmanship experience, the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will cover the following topics: Learning How to Find Grant Givers; Getting the Inside Edge; Creating Winning Strategies; and the Nuts and Bolts of Proposal Writing. This is a double session for two and a half hours. Nutritious Snacks Thomas Sands West Virginia Department of Education Good nutrition is essential to physical and cognitive development. Serving nutritious after-school snacks helps children learn that healthy snacking contributes to healthy eating habits now and in the future. In addition, they help ensure the health and well-being of children. Participants will receive menus for limited kitchen or preparation space and information about cash reimbursement for snacks consumed. Tips for Including Children with Special Needs in Out of School Time Programs Jane Voorhees New Jersey Department of Human Services Using research and practical examples, the presenter will provide information on why inclusion is important, and how to create successful inclusion policies and practices. Handouts and discussion will be an integral part of the presentation. TiViTz-Math and Strategy Game Steve Scully, Kathryn Clark, SAS Games TiViTz is a fun math and strategy game that is as easy as checkers to learn but as challenging as chess to master. Using themes of Space, Sports, and the Sea, the TiViTz games and tournaments tap into students' interests and motivate them to want to learn math! The Power of Research, Evaluation, and Continuous Improvement Learning What Works: An Evaluation Overview Priscilla M. Little Harvard Family Research Project After-school programs are under increasing pressure to document their progress and demonstrate their results. This workshop will provide an overview of what we know about after-school evaluation, examining how programs are collecting meaningful data for accountability and program improvement, and what they are finding. Summer Learning Research and Best Practice Ron Fairchild, Center for Summer Learning Johns Hopkins University This session will focus on research-based approaches to educational summer programming. Hear the latest information about strategies to prevent summer learning loss in reading and mathematics. Learn about successful models and new resources you can use to strengthen your program. Content After-School Style Differentiated Instruction Gwendolyn Sebastian Hill, Barbara Moore Williams, Barbara Moore Williams and Associates This presentation will provide teachers and administrators a rich variety of powerful strategies to help all children achieve in today's after-school classrooms. Interactive, exciting, content-rich activities will be presented. Engaging Children with Stories After-School Fran Chamberlain, Developmental Studies Center Explore a variety of interactive activities and strategies to integrate high quality children's literature in after-school programs. Ideas are from AfterSchool KidzLit™. ESL After-School Theresa Daly, Foundations What better time than after-school for supporting students learning English? Research shows language learners demonstrate "especially large improvements" in achievement when enrolled in after-school programs. Learn techniques for maximizing time with ESL students and special considerations for communicating with their parents. Expanded Learning Opportunities for African-American Students Cam Miller and Denise Tull Stephen Decatur Middle School The presenters will share the content of after-school classes designed to focus on closing the achievement gap for African-American students. Technology and data, as well as video clips from students who have participated in the various classes, will be shared. Sessions and presenters subject to change. For complete institute and session listings, vist our website. For more information and registration please visit our website at