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The How Kids Learn (HKL) Speaker’s Forums are dedicated to providing those who are interested in improving youth outcomes with thought-provoking, educational opportunities. The HKL educational events offer access to national thinkers and researchers, innovative practitioners, and networking opportunities.

These Forums are sponsored by Temescal Associates, the How Kids Learn Foundation, and the Learning in Afterschool & Summer (LIAS) Project. The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) is serving as co-sponsor. Our other partners include the Afterschool Alliance, California AfterSchool Network (CAN), California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC), the Partnership for Children and Youth, Beyond the Bell/LAUSD, California Teaching Fellows Foundation (CTFF), and Visalia and Oakland Unified School Districts.

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Ken-Futernick

Speakers Forum: Expanded Learning Programs and Teacher Preparation: How Afterschool and Summer Programs Are Producing Tomorrow’s Teachers!

Posted by: on Aug 9, 2016 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments

Ken-FuternickPLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dewitt Jones (Photographer, Author, and Public Speaker) at 8:30am

TOPIC: Expanded Learning Programs and Teacher Preparation: How Afterschool and Summer Programs Are Producing Tomorrow’s Teachers!

In the Central Valley and across the country, we are asking the questions of 1) how can we attract and retain more classroom teachers for our schools and 2) how can we support them with pre-teaching experiences that will better prepare them to engage their young learners? We believe that the expanded learning community can support the teacher pipeline and help prepare new teachers to more easily form meaningful relationships with their students and to promote the academic and social emotional skills that we know are critical to success in school, work, and life.

HOW KIDS LEARN SPEAKER: Dr. Ken Futernick (Director, EduCorps at the CSU Chancellor’s Office) at 10:00am

OTHER SPEAKERS: Fredrick Nelson (FSU), CTFF Alumni Anna Zimmerman, Dr. Laurel Ashlock (CUSD), and Karl Klimek.

MORE ABOUT THE HKL SPEAKER: Ken Futernick is a life-long educator, writer, and educational consultant to schools, school districts, and policy makers across the United States. His interests include labor-management partnerships, educator recruitment and retention, school and district transformation, implementation science, and systems design.

In 2008, Ken helped found and direct the School Turnaround Center at WestEd, a national nonprofit educational research and service organization based in San Francisco. He and his colleagues helped school leaders across the nation improve student outcomes by strengthening teaching and learning conditions.

Currently, Ken directs EduCorps, a new teacher recruitment initiative at the California State University.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Individuals from both the school day (mid level management, administrators, superintendents, and key district officials) and the expanded learning/after school space; School Board members; those from Higher Education in teacher development from Fresno State; legislative stakeholders; and those interested in expanding teacher pathways.
WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)
WHERE: Save Mart Center at Fresno State – 2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

This Speaker’s Forum is sold out.

Speakers Forum: How Race and Class Influence Student Learning Outcomes and Development

Posted by: on Aug 9, 2016 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments

Pedro Noguera presents at the Speaker's Forum - How Race and Class Influence Student Learning Outcomes and Development: Implications For Practice In Afterschool Programs TOPIC: How Race and Class Influence Student Learning Outcomes and Development: Implications For Practice In Afterschool Programs

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences and Director, Center for the Study of School Transformation at UCLA.

OTHER GUESTS: Superintendent Michelle King (LAUSD). More information to follow.

We know that race and class are powerful factors in influencing learning outcomes and development. Dr. Noguera will share his thoughts on this issue. We will also hear from a panel of  respondents – people who are leaders in afterschool. As a group, we will consider the ideas that have been presented and discuss implications for the design and management of afterschool and summer programs for youth.

Dr. Noguera’s research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Inner-City Arts, 720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
COST: $16.82 (includes service fee)

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Speakers Forum: Saving the World, One Girl At a Time

Posted by: on Aug 8, 2016 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments

Lynn JohnsonTOPIC: Saving the World, One Girl At a Time

SPEAKER: Lynn Johnson, Co-Founder/CEO, Spotlight:Girls

In response to the vast amounts of violence all over the globe, Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, “we need a revolution led by women.” Not only is investing in girls and women the answer to fighting poverty, it is also the main strategy to healing our compassion-deprived communities. When girls and women are celebrated and activated, they become the mothers, the makers, the teachers, and the healers who will lead us in a Compassion Revolution.

Join Lynn Johnson for this revolutionary session where you will learn:

  • The factors that hold girls back from their true power
  • The 9 Essential Skills that girls must learn and practice for emotional empowerment
  • Examples of dynamic projects that have made these types of investments in girls
  • Techniques for social emotional learning with girls in your community

Lynn Johnson is a social entrepreneur, girl advocate, and cofounder/CEO of Spotlight:Girls, the company that produces Go Girls! Camp, an innovative and highly popular summer camp where girls learn and practice social emotional skills through the arts.

Go Girls! received international recognition when it was chosen as one of 15 finalists from over 600 entries from all over the world in Ashoka Changemakers’ “Activating Empathy” competition and has been featured on the George Lucas Foundation’s Edutopia website.

A graduate of Northwestern University and a former actor, director, and teaching artist, Lynn has worked with people of all ages from all over the country using theater as a tool for personal transformation and community development.

WHEN: Thursday, August 25th, 2016, 9am-12:30pm
WHERE:
The California Endowment – Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
COST:
$24.20, includes lunch and registration fees
TO REGISTER:
http://bit.ly/HKLspeakersforum-LJ

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Speaker’s Forum with Charles Smith – Los Angeles, CA

Posted by: on Apr 6, 2016 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments

Charles SmithCharles Smith is Founder and Executive Director, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and Senior Vice President, Forum for Youth Investment.

What happens when research questions shift from measuring and replicating program outcomes to distilling and disseminating effective program practice? The SEL Challenge was a collaboration between Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), staff teams from eight exemplary youth programs, the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, and technical consultants.

Charles Smith is well known for the development of the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA). In this Forum, Charles will discuss SEL skills that are observable and relevant, and the practical measures and practice standards to promote these in youth programs, regardless of content. Dr. Smith and his team developed an SEL field guide to share best practices for equipping youth with the social emotional skills they need to thrive. Come learn more about this innovative project, the six social emotional domains highlighted, and engage in a hands-on activity to assess SEL practices and be more intentional about social and emotional skill building in your program.

TOPIC: Social Emotional Skills – Research Measurement and Best Practices

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Where: Beyond the Bell/LAUSD, 611 Jackson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: $24.20 (includes lunch and ticketing fees)

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Speaker’s Forum with Charles Smith – Oakland, CA

Posted by: on Apr 6, 2016 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments

Charles SmithCharles Smith is Founder and Executive Director, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and Senior Vice President, Forum for Youth Investment.

What happens when research questions shift from measuring and replicating program outcomes to distilling and disseminating effective program practice? The SEL Challenge was a collaboration between Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), staff teams from eight exemplary youth programs, the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, and technical consultants.

Charles Smith is well known for the development of the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA). In this Forum, Charles will discuss SEL skills that are observable and relevant, and the practical measures and practice standards to promote these in youth programs, regardless of content. Dr. Smith and his team developed an SEL field guide to share best practices for equipping youth with the social emotional skills they need to thrive. Come learn more about this innovative project, the six social emotional domains highlighted, and engage in a hands-on activity to assess SEL practices and be more intentional about social and emotional skill building in your program.

TOPIC: Social Emotional Skills – Research Measurement and Best Practices

When: Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Nile Hall at Preservation Park,
668 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 874-7580
Cost: $24.20 (includes lunch and ticketing fees)

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Speakers Forum: Promoting Growth Mindsets in Youth Programs with Jacquie Beaubien

Posted by: on Dec 23, 2015 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments

Jacquie BeaubienTOPIC: Promoting Growth Mindsets in Youth Programs

SPEAKER: Jacquie Beaubien, Senior Program Manager for the Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) at Stanford University

There has been a great deal of buzz about growth mindsets and its impact on learning and development. In her work with PERTS, Jacquie partners with educators and districts to create professional development materials for implementing learning mindsets in schools and classrooms across the country. Her passion is disseminating evidence-based mindset practices and expanding opportunities for educators and researchers to learn from each other.

This Speaker’s Forum, in partnership with Beyond the Bell/LAUSD, will focus on the research on growth mindsets and consider applications to practice. It will also provide the opportunity for youth program professionals to continue their discussions and networking with their peers over a boxed lunch.

More About Jacquie Beaubien: As a non-traditional student in her 40s, she immediately saw the profound importance of helping students overcome limiting beliefs, having been held back herself by limiting beliefs for decades. In the largest study of its kind, Jacquie demonstrated that it was possible for one 30-minute online growth-mindset intervention to positively impact struggling community college students’ GPAs and course pass rates.

Prior to her returning to school, Jacquie was the Administrative Director of a counseling center in Los Angeles providing onsite counseling services to LAUSD students challenged by gangs, poverty, and immigration issues. Jacquie is also currently working towards her Ed.D in UCLA’s Educational Leadership Program.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2016, 9:00am-1:00pm

WHERE: The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012;  (866) 833-3533

COST: $27.37 (includes lunch and ticketing fees)

TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/HKLspeakersforum-JB

ABOUT THE SPEAKER’S FORUM on EXPANDED LEARNING
The How Kids Learn (HKL) Speaker’s Forums are dedicated to providing those who are interested in improving youth outcomes with thought-provoking, educational opportunities. The HKL educational events offer access to national thinkers and researchers, innovative practitioners, and networking opportunities.

Speakers Forum: Promoting Growth Mindsets in Youth Programs with Eduardo Briceño

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Eduardo BriceñoTOPIC: Promoting Growth Mindsets in Youth Programs

SPEAKER: Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder and CEO, Mindset Works

There has been a great deal of buzz about growth mindsets and its impact on learning and development. Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works, will discuss the mindset research and its practical application with a focus on youth programs. Eduardo co-founded Mindset Works with Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell and other mindsetters to help adult leaders strengthen their practices that instill growth mindset beliefs and ensure that young people take ownership of their own learning.

Eduardo has spoken at numerous industry conferences, delivered a popular TEDx talk on mindset, and has been featured in news media such as NPR and Education Week. Prior to Mindset Works, he was a Principal at the Sprout Group, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, and served as an Education Pioneers Fellow at New Leaders and on various non-profit and for-profit boards.

Eduardo holds MBA and M.A. in Education degrees from Stanford University, and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Most important, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 9:30am-12:45pm

WHERE: East Bay Community Foundation, Plaza A
353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA  94612
(510) 836-3223

TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/HKLspeakerforum-EB

ABOUT THE SPEAKER’S FORUM on EXPANDED LEARNING
The How Kids Learn (HKL) Speaker’s Forums are dedicated to providing those who are interested in improving youth outcomes with thought-provoking, educational opportunities. The HKL educational events offer access to national thinkers and researchers, innovative practitioners, and networking opportunities.

Speakers Forum on Expanded Learning with Jenny Nagaoka

Posted by: on Sep 1, 2015 in Speaker's Forums | No Comments
Jenny Nagaoka, Deputy Director of UChicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research, and lead author of Foundations for Young Adult Success

Jenny Nagaoka, Deputy Director of UChicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research, and lead author of Foundations for Young Adult Success

TOPIC: Wallace Report on Foundations for Young Adult Success

SPEAKER: Jenny Nagaoka, Deputy Director of UChicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research, and lead author of Foundations for Young Adult Success.

As interest grows in how children’s attitudes, skills and character contribute to their long-term success, the University of Chicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) has recently synthesized what is known about these so-called “noncognitive” and cognitive factors—how children develop them, how they interact, at what developmental stages and in which settings.

Jenny Nagaoka, who served as lead author, will discuss the findings of this newly released report, funded by The Wallace Foundation, that provides evidence from child/youth development, cognitive science, psychology and learning theory that educators, out-of-school time practitioners, policymakers, and funders can use to ground their work in a firm understanding of important goals for human development. It also aims to help schools and expanded learning professionals think about how to design adult practices and youth experiences to reach those goals. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss this report and ask questions of Ms. Nagaoka. After the formal presentation, attendees will be invited to continue their discussions and network with their peers during a brown bag and boxed lunch.

WHEN: Friday, December 11, 2015 9am-1pm

WHERE: East Bay Community Foundation, De Domenico Bldg
200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 836-3223

COST: $10 without lunch; $22 with lunch

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER’S FORUM on EXPANDED LEARNING

The How Kids Learn (HKL) Speaker’s Forums are dedicated to providing those who are interested in improving youth outcomes with thought-provoking, educational opportunities. The HKL educational events offer access to national thinkers and researchers, innovative practitioners, and networking opportunities.