Through the Region 5 Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, the Southeast Education Professionals Partnership (SEEPP), is committing resources to pilot a “Program Focused Support” project designed to comprehensively support participating ASOST programs with upward mobility on the QRIS, national accreditation and related training opportunities for educator professional development. This support will include high quality coaching and related CEUs developed specifically for the identified needs of each individual program.
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Who may participate?
Any ASOST program in one of the cities or towns of Region 5 who is participating in QRIS.
How does an ASOST program apply?
Programs wishing to be considered to participate in the ASOST Program Focused pilot project must complete an application form and submit to the SEEPP office. Applications will be accepted throughout the Fiscal Year and will be available pending EPS funding.
How will programs be selected?
Upon review of an application, a phone call will be made to conduct initial assessment. An appropriate ASOST partner will be assigned to work with the program. Priority consideration will be given to those programs serving subsidized and high risk children. Program selection will be based upon identified needs/goals and resources available to meet those needs.
What are the expectations of the program selected?
Being selected to participate in this comprehensive pilot support program is a commitment to improving the quality of a program. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SEEPP will be developed and signed with the program and the program will develop and sign MOUs with their staff. Educators in the program will complete and initial, or update an existing, IPDP to help identified educator goals, with expected completion dates by goal. The ASOST program must have a baseline SACERS score. From the assessment of the program, a CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement plan) will be developed. From the CQI, the Coach will work with the program to determine program needs including, but not limited to:
Out-of-school time (OST) initiatives include before, afterschool and weekend programs and summer learning opportunities. As part of Massachusetts mixed delivery system, OST offers structured opportunities for school-aged children that complements the regular school day, providing rich opportunities for growth, learning and fun. Out-of-School Time programs serve children at least five years old and under fourteen years old (and children with disabilities under sixteen years old). These programs are generally open before and/or after school and/or during school vacations.
The Southeastern Education Professionals Partnership (SEEPP) is collaborating with after school and out-of-school programs to support the work of these educators and providers as well as the needs of our youth.
Edited by Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D. and made possible through the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success provides compelling evidence of the power of expanded learning opportunities for children and youth, their parents and families, and communities. We invite you to explore the contributions of elected officials, community leaders, educators, researchers, parents, advocates and other prominent authors to the afterschool, out-of-school time and summer learning field. This collection of nearly 70 articles, which is released in February 2013, presents bold and persuasive evidence – as well as examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships – that demonstrate how opportunities before/after school, during school vacations and during the summer months are yielding positive outcomes for authentic student, community and family engagement in learning. From a look at digital learning practices in afterschool to a new perspective on dropout prevention, individual essays and reports are available and searchable online: CLICK HERE
Signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in August 2012, the 15 member statewide After School and Out of School Time Coordinating Council, chaired by Senator Thomas McGee and Representative Jennifer Benson, brings together out-of-school time leaders and stakeholders to explore and exa mine the policies and best p ractices of expanded learning in Massachusetts. In addition to an alyzing how state and federal funding is being used, Council memb ers will be tasked with making recom mendations in five key area s:
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Composed of diverse stakeholders in the expanded learning field, the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) Advisory Team works to communicate and translate the needs and concerns of children, youth and the afterschool and out-of-school time workforce field into public policy priorities. MAP, its Advisory Team, networks, allies and advisors work collaboratively to develop initiatives and campaigns that create positive change and support the whole child for the whole day for the whole year. The MAP Advisory Team provides input and advice on issues affecting the afterschool and expanded learning time field in Massachusetts, and they are integral to the progress of MAP's core work. For more information on joining the MAP Advisory Team, please contact Aridth Wieworka at email@example.com
Founded over 25 years ago, BOSTnet envisions a future in which all families have a rich network of out of school time opportunities that challenge, reward and inspire children and youth. Build the Out-of-School Time Network (BOSTnet) works with a statewide network of over 1000 youth programs offering training, technical assistance, coaching, research and data analysis, peer networking, and online resources that advance high quality programs and youth success.
BOSTnet is the Massachusetts Affiliate for the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), a leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. For information on becoming part of the national network by joining NAA, contact Susan Vinovrski at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southeast Education Professionals Partnership is proud to provide you with the FY 16 Professional Development calendar. Please click on "View Calendar" and search by month for CEU courses, college courses and other PD opportunities. Then click on a listed opportunity to view the flyer and to take you to registration. Through funding from the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), you only pay a small student fee for any course. You may also click on "View Listing" to view the courses by description, core competencies and QRIS standard. We look forward to seeing you at a course of your choice as you continue to grow in your professional development!