Welcome to the Iowa Afterschool Alliance Website!
Annual Evaluation Report on the state of afterschool in Iowa, provided by the Iowa Department of Education, in conjunction with the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Educational Resource Management Solutions.
To access the full report, click here.
Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center
5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, IA 50131
Join other afterschool coordinators, administrators, front-line staff, and educators for two full days
of professional development and networking with Iowa and Minnesota afterschool program providers!
With questions about the conference, contact Indira Blazevic at email@example.com.
|8:00 – 8:30 am||Registration, Visit Exhibitors|
|8:30 – 9:20 am||Welcome
Bob Seidel, National Summer Learning Association
|9:20 – 9:30 am||Break, Visit Exhibitors|
|9:30 – 10:45 am||Workshop Session 1
A. Aligning with the School Day
You for Youth (Y4Y)
B. Physical Literacy
Ed Thomas, PhD, Iowa Department of Education
C. Re-Imagining School-Community Partnerships: The FAIR + Program
Mike Elston, FAIR Schools; Kevin Bennett, Principal, and Mary Pat Cumming, Associate Principal, The FAIR School
D. Chess Spells Success & Supports STEM and Common Core State Standards
Steve Schneider, Championship Chess
|10:45 – 10:50 am||Transition to Next Workshop|
|9:30 – 10:45 am||
Workshop Session 2
|12:05 – 1:00 pm||Working Lunch
Movement 515 Presentation and Q&A Panel with Emily Lange and Kristopher Rollins
|1:00 – 2:15 pm||Workshop Session 3
A. Strengthening Partnerships
You for Youth (Y4Y)
B. Iowa 21CCLC Q&A – Budgets, Monitoring and Programming
Iowa Department of Education
C. Minnesota 21CCLC Q&A – Budgets, Monitoring, and Programming
Minnesota Department of Education
D. The Power of Play: STEM & Afterschool
Deb Dunkhase, Iowa Children’s Museum
|2:15 – 2:25 pm||Break, Visit Exhibitors|
|1:00 – 2:15 pm||Workshop Session 4
You for Youth (Y4Y)
B. Literacy and Afterschool Panel
UWCI Literacy Coaches – Angela Cardamon and Emily Hesse
Mary Daily Lange, United Way of Central Iowa
Mike Elston, FAIR Schools
Jackie Swink, Burlington Community Schools
C. Putting the Steam in STEM
Martha McCormick, Keep Iowa Beautiful
D. Fun, Simple, and Inexpensive Ideas for Promoting Healthy Eating in OST
Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
|3:45 – 5:00 pm||Special Activities
Option 1 (at 3:30 pm): Site visit to a 21CCLC program at a Des Moines Public Schools middle school – Meet in hotel lobby at 3:30 (you will need to leave your last workshop 15 minutes early to go on the site visit).
Option 2: Iowa Extended Learning Pilot Video Presentation
Option 3: Kids Care Food Packing Line – try out the meal packaging line yourself! Visit the station in the Northwoods Room.
Option 4: Visit Exhibitors– complete your Exhibitor Bingo card for a chance to win prizes!
|Evening||Dinner on Your Own
21CCLC Networks Collaboration Time
|8:00 – 8:30 am||Breakfast and Discussions
A. Lesson Planning with Y4Y (Frontline Staff)
B. Enhancing Program Professional Development (Directors and Coordinators)
C. Noyce STEM Initiative Sites Session (Invite Only)
D. 21CCLC Teams collaboration time (Optional, on your own)
|8:45 – 10:00 am||Workshop Session 5
A. What Every Youth Development Professional Needs to Know about Bullying
Mary Lou Warner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
B. PPICS Session for Iowa and Minnesota 21CCLC Grantees
Tim Glenn, Iowa Department of Education
C. Moving Leaders from “I Can't” to “I Can”: Fearless Science Activities
Monica Post, Camp in a Can
D. Where Are They Now: Sustaining Out-of-School Time Programming After 21CCLC Grants
Shaney Ford, Davenport Community Schools
|10:00 – 10:15 am||Break, Visit Exhibitors|
|10:15 – 11:30 am||Workshop Session 6
A. Taking Quality To Scale in Out-of-School-Time Programs
Deb Campobasso, St. Paul Public Schools
B. Introduction to Cooperative & Collaborative Learning – Benefits, Techniques, & Strategies
Jessica Simons and Heather Loutzenhiser, Promise Partners
C. Leveraging Your Leadership Style
Heidi Brown, Des Moines Public Schools, and Michelle Rich, Iowa Afterschool Alliance
D. Power of Website Creation
Chris Richards, Burlington Community School District
|11:30 am – 12:45 pm||Working Lunch
Youth Speaker: Paige Myers, Boone High School student (11:45-12:20)
Afterschool Champions Recognition
|12:45 – 2:00 pm||Workshop Session 7
A. Culturally Responsive Teaching
Christopher Soldat, Science Curriculum Consultant, Van Allen Science Teaching Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency; and Peggy J. Christensen, Science Curriculum Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency 11
B. Biases and Stereotypes: What Color Are You?
Tammy Trice, Shining Light Learning Center
C. Creating a Safe Space: Working With LGBTQ Youth
Bobbie Jo Sheridan, Eyes Open Iowa
D. How Policy has Influenced and Shaped the American Indian Experience
Dennis Olson, Minnesota Department of Education – Office of Indian Education
|2:05 – 2:35 pm||Closing Plenary|
|2:35 – 3:00 pm||Wrap-Up and Prizes/Recognition|
The 2013 IAS Conference was the first annual statewide conference in Iowa planned by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, with support from the Iowa Department of Education and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The conference took place on April 24 and 25, 2013 at the Stoney Creek Inn, in Johnston, Iowa. 114 out-of-school time professionals attended the conference!
The second annual IAS Conference will be in April of 2014! Look for more details to come soon. Be sure to check out last year's conference program!
Click here to see the full gallery of photos from the event!
The Iowa Afterschool Alliance was recognized along with several partners for our work to support early grade reading in Iowa. We are so honored for this, but it's not why we do it! Check out our new Literacy page for more on what we're doing to make sure our kids are reading and enjoy to read!
Iowa Afterschool Alliance staff and partners are photographed with The Honorable Terry E. Branstad (center), Governor of the State of Iowa, and Ralph Smith, director of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (ninth in from the right). Partners named alongside the IAA as Pacesetters include United Way of Central Iowa, Child and Family Policy Center, and members of the Iowa General Assembly. Representatives from these organizations are also pictured above.
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The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is supported in part by the C.S. Mott Foundation as part of its Learning Beyond the Classroom strategy. Learn more about the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks at www.statewideafterschoolnetworks.net.