REGION 2 EXPANDED LEARNING SERVICES
After School Training & Technical Assistance Program
Who We Are
In California, CDE funding provides resources to each region to be administered by local county office of education designated as Regional Leads for after school. Regional Leads work to ensure that governmental, educational and community organizations are aware of the importance of and effectively support after school initiatives - including capacity building of funded schools to meet statutory requirements. Region 2 serves Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties.
What We Do
A key purpose of Regional Technical Assistance and Training is to provide assistance and support to after school programs through regional and local efforts - all with a focus on building effective and sustainable programs that meet the needs of children and young people.
In California, state funding provides resources in each of the state's 11 regions to support after school partnerships and programs through collaboration. Channeled through the California Department of Education, funds are administered by local county offices of education designated as Regional Leads for after school. The roles and responsibilities of Regional Leads are broad in scope.
Knowledgeable about programs and sites within their geographic areas, they identify and connect existing and new resources with after school programs, and develop and work closely with advisory committees that represent key stakeholder groups. They also organize conferences and workshops. Regional Leads also facilitate communications to help a region mobilize quickly and effectively on policy matters to bring about new resources and opportunities.
As rigorous research has shown, quality afterschool programs can have dramatic impacts on students' success and community support for schools. Programs that have committed, trained staff, and strong leadership offer academic, enriching and creative activities, coordinate with schools and the community, and meet their funding and staffing challenges to offer rich opportunities for kids, families and communities.
What Should I Expect?
Regional Leads help local programs network with one another and others to provide continuous learning opportunities - all with the goal of helping programs become increasingly able to diagnose their own needs and build their capacity for self-sufficiency.
What Type of Training?
- Program and Site Assessment
- Consultation and Workshops
- Guide-by-the-side Coaching and Mentoring
- Staff Training and Development
- Program Trouble Shooting
- Resource Development and Referral
- You choose, you decide
Where and When Can I Get Support?
Here and now you can get support. Request training and we will come to you.
Local, regional and statewide experts.
What Do I Need To Do?
1. Complete a training request (pdf)
2. Submit it to a Regional Lead
3. Find a training location
Please submit your training request using the contact information below.
Gloria Halley - Regional Lead
Learning Support Region 2
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today praised Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. for signing Senate Bill 1221, sponsored by State Senator Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, which will improve the quality of after school and expanded learning programs and encourage more programs to operate year-round.
“Strengthening and increasing access to after school and expanded learning programs is a top priority,” Torlakson said. “High-quality programs help students succeed inside and outside the classroom by improving school attendance and academic success, while reducing high school dropout rates and juvenile crime.”
The legislation is just one part of Torlakson’s effort to upgrade expanded learning programs, which include before and after school, summer and intersession programs focused on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of students.
Torlakson’ s After School Division issued a report last week that provides a road map to help all programs strive for excellence. The report, Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California: Creating and Implementing a Shared Vision of Quality<http://www.afterschoolnetwork.org/post/quality-standards-expanded-learning-california>, offers a set of guidelines for implementing innovative and engaging programs.
In June Torlakson announced that $51 million in new grants from three separate funds were awarded to 333 local after school and expanded learning programs. In California, the Department of Education funds more than 4,400 programs, more than all the other 49 states combined.
For more information about expanded learning, visit the CDE's Before and After School http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ba/index.asp Web page.
For more information on SB1221: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_1221&sess=CUR&house=B&author=hancock_%3chancock,