Think Together 

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Together We Learn and Expand

Workshops will engage all managers and leaders to improve, apply, and practice their Technical Assistance Foundational Competencies to embrace partnerships, change, and innovation in the field of Expanded Learning. Each workshop will build knowledge of the field, assess interpersonal skills to develop staff competencies while improving our practices and conversations as professional leaders by evaluating our outcomes to support our staff and students.

Wednesday, April 28

10:30AM-12:15PM

Curving Our Mindset to Embrace Change
Mary Flores, Field Program Operations Specialist; Harlyn Santos, Director of Program & Operations, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA

This workshop will discuss the Change Curve and how managers process, self-reflect, and respond to change in an Expanded Learning field that is in a constant state of change. Managers will practice coaching conversations to better provide Technical Assistance to their teams in response to change.
ULA, MLA, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE

2:45PM-4:45PM

Building a Culture of Social Emotional Leadership
Erica Cardoso, Program Development Technician; Lesley Martin, Quality Assurance Coach – Student Support Services, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA

This workshop will distinguish qualities, practices, and mindset of a social-emotional leader and how to foster a culture of SEL within adult teams before a classroom.
MLA, CB, DS, PK, E, M, H, HE

Thursday, April 29

10:00AM-12:00PM

Collaborative Approach to Using Data
Shelby Feliciano-Sabala, Director of Data & Evaluation; Omar Aguiar, Data Operations Manager, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA

This workshop will present a model for collaborative evaluation and data-sharing in a large, multi-site and multi-level organization. Through intentional data collection, training, debriefing, and continuous quality improvement, we have developed a model that involves program staff in the design, implementation, and sharing of data to improve program quality. Utilizing technology, stakeholder buy-in, and constant communication has enabled us to facilitate effective and meaningful data reflection sessions to all levels of staff in all regions of our organization.
ULA, MLA, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE

1:15PM-2:30PM 

Cultivating Meaningful District Partnerships
Irene Bobadilla, General Manager: San Gabriel Valley; Samira Mejia, Director of Program & Operations, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA; Gary Creel, Director of Child Welfare & Attendance, Azusa Unified School District, Azusa, CA 

This workshop will demonstrate the opportunities and strategies to partner with districts that cultivate meaningful collaboration and learning that meets the needs of students K-12.
ULA, MLA, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE

3:45PM-5:15PM

Creating a Culture of Inclusion with Older Youth
Gloria Alday, Director of Program & Operations – Older Youth; Melissa Arambula, Family & Community Coordinator – Shalimar, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA

This workshop will introduce the mindset, knowledge, and awareness to assess our unconscious bias so that older youth leaders can begin to create a culture of inclusion for older youth students.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, H

Friday, April 30

9:15AM-11:15AM 

Expand Our Voice for Advocacy
Angelina Hernandez, Director of Strategic Projects; Cindy Martinez, Director of Program & Operations, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA

Fiscal sustainability is imperative to the viability of expanded learning programs and their commitment to positive youth development. This workshop examines successful advocacy efforts launched in California to sustain afterschool programs and explores effective strategies for future civic engagement.
ULA, MLA, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE

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