PWRHRS RURAL AFTERSCHOOL CONFERENCE
November 13-15, 2019 | beaver creek, co
The PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Conference is a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create. It will bring together a strong network of educators, organizations, and thought leaders to share information, gain expertise, and collectively build a roadmap to support the quality and sustainability of afterschool programming in our rural communities.
The conference line-up includes keynotes from national education leaders along with a special evening with New York Times best-selling author, Sarah Smarsh. Individual tickets on-sale early summer 2019.
The Grove Consultants International will lead collaborative learning sessions and interactive workshops with practitioners and experts in the field to provide all attendees with and actionable road map to take back to your community.
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Early Bird Registration: $150 (until September 1, 2019)
General Registration: $200
Special registration discounts available through our partners! For more information, contact email@example.com.
Certificates for Continuing Education Credit provided. Refer to your own state Department of Education for more information. Some session blocks are approved Professional Development for Colorado licensed school-aged childcare providers. More details coming soon.
Special lodging pricing is available at the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek for $129/night!
Instructions on booking your stay will be communicated in your registration confirmation email. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Epic Mountain Express can get you to and from Denver International Airport to Beaver Creek. Book your travel with 25% off special pricing!
A full online program book will be available Summer 2019. Here are some highlights of the conference line-up…
Best Practices: practioners in rural afterschool will use interactive and hands-on to share their expertise in…
- STEM, STREAM, and STEAM
- Literacy and Math
- Family Engagement
- Social Emotional Skills
- Student Led Project-Based Learning
- Building an afterschool program from scratch
- Multiple skill integration
The Power of Partnerships strand will…
- share details on creating afterschool community committees
- ways to integrate community needs in program development
- tactics to leverage what you’ve got to make magic happen
- explore best practices in utilizing AmeriCorps for positive academic outcomes
- highlight the library-learning equation
- offer options for 21st Century Learning Centers
- help practioners and communities tap into resources, financial and otherwise, to make dreams happen.
Quality and Evaluation sessions will…
- provide authentic ways to incorporate student voice and leadership in program development and decisions, led by youth themselves
- expose participants to Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) that put youth at the center of the research and evaluation process, making them participants rather than subjects, even within the challenges of rural afterschool
- share research around evaluating the impact of afterschool
- engage participants on how to deepen or begin their own program evaluation
- lead discussions on what constitutes quality in rural programming, and how it can be measured within the strengths of communities
Advocating for Rural Afterschool Sessions will…
- share different strategies that focus on community leverage, from government to academia, from businesses to schools and everyone in between that can not only keep afterschool doors open but bring incredible value to curriculum and wrap-around services
- highlight how to track in-kind value in a meaningful way
- discuss the black, white, and gray areas of advocacy for extended learning providers and highlight positive outcomes of advocacy across the nation
- provide advocacy training through best practices for messaging and how to talk about after school, as well as draft a plan for local advocacy on issues that matter to their programs, kids, and families and understand how their voice can influence policy makers and help their students succeed
The Fifth Day Strand will…
- explore the challenges and innovative solutions around the growing needs of four-day school weeks
- share best practices for fifth-day from career exploration to STEM to wrap-around services
The Grove Consultants International will graphically record facilitated listening sessions providers, stakeholders, and youth around experiences, ideas, and problem-solving strategies around afterschool in rural communities. Participants will all contribute to creating a “roadmap” tool to support their work in their in-home communities after the conference.
Check back soon! We are fine-tuning our detailed schedule.
2:00 – 5:00 PM | Pre-conference site visits to PwrHrs program location
5:00 PM | Welcome Reception & Keynote Presentation
8:00 AM | Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM | Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 AM | General Session & Keynote Presentation
10:20 – 12:00 PM | Session Block 1
12:00 PM | Lunch & Keynote Presentation
1:15 – 2:45 PM | Session Block 2
3:00 – 4:30 PM | Session Block 3
4:30 – 5:30 PM | General Session: Heart Mapping for Rural Quilt
5:30 PM | A Special Evening with Sarah Smarsh: Rural Afterschool and Education: A Door to the World for Low Income and Minority Students
6:30 PM | Book Signing with Sarah Smarsh
8:00 AM | Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 9:30 AM | General Session & Keynote Presentation with Gina Warner, National Afterschool Association
9:30 – 10:45 AM | Session Block 4
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Final Collaborative Session with Grove
12:00 – 12:30 PM | Final Remarks
SARAH SMARSH, NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR
Presenting: Rural Afterschool and Education: A Door to the World for Low Income and Minority Students
Thursday, November 14 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Q & A + Book Signing
$25 | Individual tickets will be available starting early Summer 2019.
JODI GRANT, AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE
CARRIE MORGRIDGE, MORGRIDGE FAMILY FOUNDATION
Carrie and her husband John created Student Support Foundation, a national organization that inspires youth philanthropy. For the past decade they have celebrated and advanced the educator profession by creating mindSpark Learning. mindSpark Learning is focused on empowering educators to tackle the most challenging conditions in their schools through Design Thinking and other strategies.
Carrie speaks nationally to education advocacy forums, at poverty alleviation conferences, and many convenings, globally, that are philanthropically focused. She divides her time between Colorado and Florida. She and John have two children who both reside in Denver, Colorado.
GINA WARNER, NATIONAL AFTERSCHOOL ASSOCIATION
YouthPower365 is a non-profit based in Eagle County, Colorado. The organization’s PwrHrs K-12 programming utilizes a strong partnership with Eagle County Schools, coupled with support from grants, individual donors, and local volunteers to provide quality afterschool and summer programming to thousands of young people each year.
Our mission to provide year-round extended learning that inspires, educates and empowers the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle to career-readiness.
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