Applications for new and continuing 21st Century Community Learning Center grant programs in Ohio will be accepted this spring for next school year, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has announced to current program administrators.
This is great news for successful programs that wish to compete for new rounds of funding as well as for schools and community organizations proposing entirely new programs. New grants could serve approximately 20,000 children next year.
The announcement followed strong advocacy from all regions of the state led by the Ohio Afterschool Network. In response to feedback from state and local leaders, program administrators and families, ODE crafted a plan to expedite alignment with the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
New applicants should be prepared however for a shorter-than-usual application period and later-than-usual award announcements. Specific dates are forthcoming, but ODE indicated that the deadline for new and continuing applications is likely to be in May, with awards issued in August.
As in the past, the program will be highly competitive. Last year, only the top 13% of applicants received funding.
Additionally, ODE told current recipients that there will be an increased focus – and new technical assistance – for program sustainability. The effort would allow future grants to support more new programs and ultimately serve more children in Ohio. Read more about ODE’s plans in this post on ODE’s 21CCLC newsletter.
Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it.
The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two â€œoffice hoursâ€ will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course.
The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class.
The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson.
Core content includes an overview of Ohioâ€™s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote).
In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year.
Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learnerâ€™s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your studentâ€™s learning.
This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms.
This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between â€œactiveâ€ and â€œrelationalâ€ based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking.
This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist.
The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learnerâ€™s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom.
Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge).
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