Wednesday, May 1
10:30AM - 12:15PM
May the Force Be With You
Carlos Garcia, Regional Director; Jessica De Arcos, Area Program Supervisor; Raul Ocegueda, Area Program Supervisor, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Come join our Expanded Learning Jedi Academy to learn the secrets to expanding your workforce! The key to a successful program is enthusiastic and well-prepared staff! Join us in developing strategic plans to expand your workforce to offer the youth you serve the best quality programs possible! Once you complete our Expanded Learning Jedi Academy, you will be able to fight off elements of the dark side including, staff turnover, student attrition, and unsatisfied stakeholders just to name a few. Come learn how to empower your staff in a variety of ways, from efficient organizational culture approaches to in-depth professional developments. Be prepared to strengthen the force within your program! As our one of our great Expanded Learning Jedi masters once said, "Join our academy, you will”.
2:45PM - 4:45PM
Generation Deviation: The Transformative Power of Being Socially Responsible by Empowering Your Community Flashlight
Elvy Garcia, Regional Director; Majanaye Anderson, Area Program Supervisor; Katherine Lucero, Area Program Supervisor, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
A new generation of transformative leaders has formed: Generation Deviation. This generation is the energy guiding the light on transformative practices to achieve equity and access in hiring within the Expanded Learning Field. We will give you the “On” button to power your flashlight and continue building meaningful human connections within the communities you serve. Join the Los Angeles Unified School District-Beyond the Bell-Youth Development Program to explore our internal practices of challenging assumptions in search of providing aspirant power.
Thursday, May 2
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Creating a Culture where TEAM is One - Welcome Home!
Rafael Acosta, Regional Director; Darlene Ku, Area Program Supervisor; Jackie Perez, Area Program Supervisor, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Come join the (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell Middle School Unit Family and step onto the building blocks of their culture of change. Through a fun, active and reflective workshop participants will learn how to create a positive culture of collaboration, creativity & kinship to help position their teams to face the challenges of today, the future and beyond in the field of expanded learning.
1:15PM - 2:30PM
Game to Learn
Michael Arguello, Area Program Supervisor; Claudia Silva, Traveling Program Supervisor; Amy Capra, Traveling Program Supervisor, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Make learning fun! Kids are kids and they want to have fun, so give it to them. Join us as we demo different ways to incorporate learning into fun hands-on games and activities that inspire learning, leadership, collaboration, and community. They don’t even know they’re learning… it’s great! You’ll have a great time as we explore some of the different games & activities we’ve had great success in getting kids to learn as well as become more excited about attending our program.
1:15PM - 2:30PM
Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Empowering Youth to Become Advocates for Healthy Choices
Francisca Gamez, Administrator; Dr. Sandra Cano, Field Coordinator; Jesse Oliveros, Program Coordinator; Jessel Hernandez, Area Program Supervisor, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
The Surgeon General has declared vaping a health epidemic impacting today’s adolescents. Beyond the Bell is cultivating tomorrow’s leaders by creating a platform for students to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in the lives of their peers. Today, these students address the negative impact that vaping is having on their community and tomorrow they will be at the forefront of ending society’s greatest social ills, such as homelessness and child poverty! Through interactive and engaging activities, you will experience a youth advocacy program that empowers students to be tomorrow’s leaders that will impact their community, their country, their world!
The presentation will focus around youth advocacy, youth leadership, and healthy choices and how the Advocates For Healthy Choices campaign currently being implemented at high schools sites provided a platform for students to continue the development of those skills.
3:45PM - 5:15PM
You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take: Sports Based Youth Development
Ricardo Castro, LAUSD Center Attendant; Betty Lopez, Area Program Supervisor; Ronald Menendez, Program Coordinator, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Join our interactive workshop and learn what LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell is doing to unite, inspire, and support youth through sports. Don’t miss your shot! Workshop participants will learn how to help young people thrive in the 21st Century by helping them develop supportive relationships, skill building, self-advocacy, and leadership skills.