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SEL Circle: Social Awareness Session – October 29, 2018DOWNLOAD ALL
On October 29, 2018, we gathered at District Hall to discuss the specific SEL skill of Social Awareness and where it fits into equity conversations. We acknowledged together, with 60 partners from over 30 organizations in our network, that Self Awareness must be explored before we can understand the social dynamics all around us. Finally, understanding racial equity is another crucial first step to take in order to create equitable spaces and systems for students in Boston.
2018 5th Quarter By the Numbers Debrief – October 18, 2018DOWNLOAD ALL
On October 17, 2018 leaders from the City of Boston, Boston After School & Beyond, Boston Public Schools, and over 140 programs gathered at City Year to announce the historic rate of student attendance and to double down on strategies to expand offerings and improve efforts next summer. This year, during the 5th Quarter of Learning, Boston served more than 12,500 students in 145 programs – an all-time high.
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2018 ACT Skills Summit – June 18, 2018DOWNLOAD ALL
On June 11, 2018, education leaders from Boston and across the country gathered at Boston University for the second annual ACT Skills Summit. Together, we discussed strategies to advance skill development, learned from leading researchers in the field, and shared best practices generated from Boston's network of 230 program providers.
- ACT Summit 2018 Report
- ACT Summit 2018 Agenda
- ACT Summit 2018 Workshop Descriptions
- ACT Summit 2018 Attendee List
- ACT Summit 2018 Plenary Deck
- ACT Summit 2018 Keynote - Dr. Stephanie Jones, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Critical Thinking - Research Presentation, Dr. Amalio Nieves & Brooke Childs, Boston Public Schools
- Growth Mindset - Research Presentation, Caitlin McCormick, PEAR Institute
- Growth Mindset - Resources Handout, Caitlin McCormick, PEAR Institute
- Growth Mindset - Partner Presentation, Breakthrough Greater Boston, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Steppingstone Foundation
- Teamwork - Partner Presentation, Harlem Lacrosse
- Teamwork - Partner Presentation, Kenny Cats
- Teamwork - Research Presentation, Dr. Fritz Ettl Rodriguez
Summer 2017 Debrief and Celebration – November 27, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
On November 16, representatives from Boston's largest summer network to date gathered to celebrate and debrief the 5th Quarter summer learning initiative -- a nationally-recognized, research-based effort to re-envision traditional summer education for city youth. Boston Public Schools also announced the timeline for its new 5th Quarter Portfolio process for 2018. Materials from the event are provided below.
School Year 2017-2018 Kick-Off – September 26, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
On September 21, new and returning school year program partners gathered to kick off school year 2017-2018. Providers reflected on the network's impact data from the previous year and learned about Boston After School & Beyond's partner initiatives including the Teen Expanded Education Network (T.E.E.N.), BoSTEM, and the Partnership in Social Emotional Learning Initiative. Here are the materials from that event.
Badging Orientation – June 21, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
These are materials for the 10 sites that will implement middle school badging in summer 2017, stemming from a kickoff breakfast on June 13, 2017. All follow up materials are included here.
- Meeting Presentation
- Meeting Summary
- Badging Practice Brief
- SAYO T Summer 2017
- Example Badge Poster
- Image for Achievement in Critical Thinking
- Image for Growth in Critical Thinking
- Image for Achievement in Perseverance
- Image for Growth in Perseverance
- Image for Achievement in Teamwork
- Image for Growth in Teamwork
- Image for Achievement in Communication
- Image for Growth in Communication
2017 ACT Skills Summit – June 7, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
On June 5, 2017, education leaders and program practitioners collaborated on best-practices concerning the research-based ACT Skills Framework for social-emotional learning. The event included presentations by experts and policymakers, and workshops run by partners on how to best cultivate the skills necessary for young people to Achieve, Connect, and Thrive.
- Achieve, Connect, Thrive: Preparing Youth for College, Career, and Life
- BASB Presentation
- Event Agenda
- Achieve Workshop Materials: Phillips Brooks House Association (presentation)
- Achieve Workshop Materials: Sociedad Latina (presentation)
- Achieve Workshop Materials: Sociedad Latina (handout)
- Achieve Workshop Materials: The PEAR Institute (presentation)
- Connect Workshop Materials: Scholar Athletes (presentation)
- Connect Workshop Materials: Scholar Athletes (handout)
- Connect Workshop Materials: Courageous Sailing (SAIL through Conflict handout)
- Connect Workshop Materials: Courageous Sailing (Mindfulness handout)
- Connect Workshop Materials: The PEAR Institute (presentation)
- Connect Workshop Materials: The PEAR Institute (handout)
- Thrive Workshop Materials: The PEAR Institute (presentation)
- Thrive Workshop Materials: The PEAR Institute (handout)
Communicating Data Workshop – March 20, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
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, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on Maximizing Attendance in Summer – January 27, 2017DOWNLOAD ALL
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.