Events

Recently attend a conference or meeting? We’ve collected all the presentation documents, resources, agendas and materials in one convenient location. Check back here after the next meeting you attend to see the materials listed below.

 

Communicating Data Workshop – March 20, 2017

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On March 20, Boston After School & Beyond hosted a workshop to discuss how to translate data into compelling messages for different audiences. The event featured actionable tips for effective communication, coupled with interactive activities and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

Partnership Breakfast – March 17, 2017

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On May 17, Boston After School & Beyond held a Partnership Breakfast to continue expanding our network. Boston After School & Beyond our approach to closing the opportunity gap and explained the variety of ways in which partner programs can get involved including innovative initiatives, program measurement, and professional development. Below are the materials provided at the meeting. For questions on how to get involved or learn more, please contact Kelsey Cowen at kcowen@bostonbeyond.org.

Workshop on Maximizing Attendance in Summer – January 27, 2017

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On January 27, summer program leaders met to explore best practices to increase student attendance. Three programs with historically high attendance rates, Achieve, Camp Harborview, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, shared their proven strategies and facilitated break-out groups for attendees to discuss methods for improving attendance at different grade levels.

 

Advancing Quality Partnerships Winter Summit – January 17, 2017

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At this event, BASB shared baseline data findings from SY16-17, offering recommendations to spur improvement for the spring semester. Then BASB launched a live demo of the Insight Center to connect data to practice, and captured feedback on how to make the platform more relevant for school-year partners. Next, BPS and BASB provided an overview of a new citywide social-emotional learning initiative, supported by the Wallace Foundation. Finally, BPS led an interactive workshop enabling attendees to dive into the district's Partnership Effectiveness Standards.

Summer Learning Seminar – November 2, 2016

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A seminar which unpacked ​f​indings​ from the largest ever study​ on summer learning.​ Additionally, we looked at local trends based on the participation of 127 Boston summer programs.​

Advancing Quality Partnerships Summer Summit – August 30, 2016

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This event was hosted with BPS Office of School-Community Partnerships on August 30, 2016. BPS presented newly developed partnership quality standards and indicators, based on BASB's work, that AQP participants will use in program planning. In addition to BASB-led PD events focused on skill building and program quality, BPS will lead two sessions on Cognitively Demanding Tasks and Culturally & Linguistically Sustaining Practices for partners.

Badging Kickoff Meeting – May 15, 2016

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Boston After School & Beyond hosted a kickoff meeting for the Boston Summer Learning Community middle school program sites that will implement Boston Beyond's digital badging platform in Summer 2016. Attendees learned how the badge platform works, what the criteria to earn badges is, and how the concept of badging worked in practice from program leaders who piloted the system in 2015.

PEAR Action Planning Session – April 27, 2016

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Boston After School & Beyond partnered with the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) in April 2016 to provide coaching sessions on how to create intentional action plans based on data. Attendees learned how to incorporate practical skill development strategies into program design plans, set goals and indicators of success, and facilitate action planning with their staff.