Join Us On September 10th - 11th at Boise State University for the only statewide conference dedicated solely to out-of-school time.

About the Summit: Our conference is for those who run programs or offer services that youth may access out-of-school: summer, afterschool, camps, or even online. Our theme this year is "Learn. Connect. Play. Get Your Game On!"

Bring your team and join us for an inspiring two-day conference that will 'Power' you up! The Summit is full of motivating speakers, informative and engaging workshops, time to network with others in the field and potential partners, plus fun door prizes.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and access to both day's event- a $200 value, but thanks to our sponsors we can offer this for $65/person before 8/24 and $75 after 8/24.

Monday, September 10th Tentative Agenda
(8:30 am - 4:30 pm) STEM Day

8:00 am- Registration
8:30 am- Summit Kickoff & Opening Keynote
9:15 am- Break
9:30 am- Breakout Session #1
11:30 am- Lunch
12:30 pm- Breakout Session #2
1:30 pm- Break
1:45 pm- Breakout Session #3
3:15 pm- Break
3:30 pm- Breakout Session #4

Tuesday, September 11th Tentative Agenda
(8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

8:00 am- Registration
8:30 am- 9/11 Tribute & Opening Keynote
9:15 am- Breakfast of Champions
9:45 am- Break
10:00 am- Breakout Session #1
11:30 am- Lunch and Keynote
1:00 pm- Break
1:15 pm- Breakout Session #2
2:15 pm- Break
2:30 pm- Breakout Session #3
3:45 pm- Youth Speakers
4:15 pm- Wrap-Up

Greg Patton

Retired Boise State Tennis Coach and Team USA National Coach

Greg Patton retired in 2018 after 21 years as the Boise State Tennis Coach..  He previously coached at UC Irvine, Cal State Bakersfield and UC Santa Barbara.  Greg is currently a Team USA National Coach.  Among his many accomplishments, he was awarded NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year when at UC Irvine in 1987 and NCAA National I National Coach of the Year while at Boise State University in 1997, becoming the only Coach to receive the National Coach of the Year Award at two different schools.

Greg has been honored twice with the USTA/NCAA National Community Service Award in addition to winning the USTA/Intermountain Lifetime Achievement Award in November 2012 and was named Conference Coach of the Year 15 seasons out of 36 years of coaching. Greg was inducted into the UC Irvine Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Idaho Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 2013, presented with the key to the City of Boise in 2013, awarded the USPTA College Tennis Coach of the Year in 2013, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Tennis Educational Merit Award in 2015, and entered into the Intermountain Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 2015.

Greg is a renowned National Speaker (USTA, USPTA, Corporate and Youth Groups) and Author, having published articles in World Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine and numerous athletic journals.

Andrew Fletcher

21st Century Community Learning Centers & Student Engagement Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education

Andrew Fletcher is taking the out-of-school time world by storm with his high-energy messages and creative style. He is often found creating unforgettable moments with youth by performing afterschool science demonstration and physical activities. He loves teaching the importance of grit, resilience, growth mindset, and social-emotional learning for youth and adults.

Fletcher is the 21st Century Community Learning Centers & Student Engagement Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education and the Chair of the Idaho Out-of-School Network. He is a National Afterschool Matters Fellow, NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, You4Youth’s technical workgroup on summer learning programs, and a US Department of Education initiative to incorporate STEM into afterschool. He was named Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40. He earned BA’s in English & Philosophy and is pursuing a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Fletcher is also a member of the Mentoring Network and loves the opportunity to make an impact on youth any way he can.

Fletcher started in the out-of-school time as a college student working in an alternative high school setting. He spent six years at the district level operating afterschool and summer learning programs, working with youth from grades K-12. Fletcher is passionate about the importance of out-of-school time programs and the power they bring to youth. He spends his days figuring out ways to entertain, encourage, and engage all those who work in out-of-school time.

Listed Alphabetically by Last Name

Janice Alexander
Education Manager at the Discovery Center of Idaho

Presentation: Click2Science STEM Professional Development

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Conner
Education Specialist at Foundations, Inc.

Presentations: Exploring STEM with Y4Y; Making Literacy An Integral Part of Your Program With Y4Y

As an Education Specialist with Foundations, Inc., Jennifer supports OST programs through the design and delivery of professional development.  Additionally, she contributes to the U.S. Department of Education’s You for Youth (Y4Y) online professional learning and technical assistance portal.  Jennifer’s experience includes engaging Philadelphia Youth, both in OST settings, where she managed grant and state compliance records, and traditional schools, where she served as a teacher and an Instructional Coach.  During her teaching tenure, Jennifer was the founding member of two schools – one an accelerated middle school for over-age adolescents; the other, an innovative school with project-based programming.  Jennifer holds a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Chestnut Hill College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University. She is a certified Pennsylvania Teacher.

Skye Corey
Youth Services Librarian at the Meridian Library District

Presentation: Advocating for the in-beTween: Using Tween Voices to Shape Your Out-of-School Programs

Bio coming soon!

Andrew Fletcher
21st CCLC & Student Engagement Coordinator at the Idaho State Department of Education

Presentations: Cooperative Gameplay: 21st CCLC Directors and Idaho State Department of Education; Multi-Player Collaboration for 21st CCLC Programs

Andrew Fletcher is taking the out-of-school time world by storm with his high-energy messages and creative style. He is often found creating unforgettable moments with youth by performing afterschool science demonstration and physical activities. He loves teaching the importance of grit, resilience, growth mindset, and social-emotional learning for youth and adults. Fletcher is the 21st Century Community Learning Centers & Student Engagement Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education and the Chair of the Idaho Out-of-School Network. He is a National Afterschool Matters Fellow, NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, You4Youth’s technical workgroup on summer learning programs, and a US Department of Education initiative to incorporate STEM into afterschool. He was named Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40. He earned BA’s in English & Philosophy and is pursuing a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Fletcher is also a member of the Mentoring Network and loves the opportunity to make an impact on youth any way he can.

Fletcher started in the out-of-school time as a college student working in an alternative high school setting. He spent six years at the district level operating afterschool and summer learning programs, working with youth from grades K-12. Fletcher is passionate about the importance of out-of-school time programs and the power they bring to youth. He spends his days figuring out ways to entertain, encourage, and engage all those who work in out-of-school time.

Cathy Gealy
Director at Kuna Middle School Afterschool Program

Presentation: School and Family Engagement- Pilot Project

Cathy Gealy was the Director of the Kuna Middle School Afterschool Program for the last five years. She is passionate about providing high-quality programming for vulnerable students and families. And, over the past five years, she has searched for Effective Family Engagement models. Family Engagement is one of the objectives of the 21st CCLC, and for good reason - students with engaged families perform better in school.

Cathy loves learning, exploring and living every day. She loves traveling and learning about places, people, culture, cuisine and history. She loves learning about why things work, and why they don't. She has a Master's in Business Administration, and her husband is a scientist/engineer at Micron. They have lived in Kuna for 25 years. They have two grown children: Christine is a lawyer in Boise and Daniel is a doctor in Houston. They have two dogs, a parrot, and more fish than you can count.

Marie Hattaway
Community Partnership/Facilities Recreation Manager at City of Boise

Presentation: Lights On AfterSchool!

Bio coming soon!

Lori Head, PhD
Owner and Director at Mind Your Body

Presentation: Lesson Plans That MOVE ... Motivate / Original / Value / Exercise

Lori has currently completed 18 years of teaching at Idaho State University . She also owns Mind Your Body Health Studio in Pocatello, teaching, yoga and pilates. Dr. Head's research for doctorate completion was a case study. The case study supported Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory, right/left brain work, and the equality of mind/body development. Presenting and informing teachers brings great joy and pride to aide in the learning of every age student.

Kathy Kent
Director at Oneida County Library

Presentation: How Rural Libraries Influence Education Of All Ages in a Community

Kathy Kent is the Library Director of Oneida County Library, a small library located in Malad City. Kathy worked at the library in high school when it was in the basement of the Courthouse and not in the nice building she works in now. She attended and graduated from Brigham Young University and then started her own small computer business. Kathy was asked to be on the library board and installed the very first computer system for the library. After her term on the board was up she was asked to join the library staff as the technical/network specialist in 1998. In 2012 she became the library director. Kathy does video creation, webpage design and teaches computer classes on everything from beginning computers to Photoshop and digital scrapbooking. She is married to Robert Kent of Malad and they are the parents of three daughters and the grandparents of seven grandchildren.

Jenny Liebig
Teen Specialist at the Meridian Library District

Presentation: Advocating for the in-beTween: Using Tween Voices to Shape Your Out-of-School Programs

Bio coming soon!

Camille McCashland
21st CCLC Program Specialist at Idaho State Department of Education

Presentations: Cooperative Gameplay: 21st CCLC Directors and Idaho State Department of Education & Multi-Player Collaboration for 21st CCLC Programs

Bio coming soon!

Kelly Miller
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Presentation: Our Gender Revolution: We Choose All of Us

Bio coming soon!

Kelly Nagl
Humane Education Coordinator at Idaho Humane Society

Presentation: AMPP'd Up on Conflict Resolution

Born and raised in New Rochelle, NY and where she began my Youth Development career within the YMCA as a camp counselor, Kelly quickly found her passion for teaching youth and young adults soft skills. After 8 years working at different YMCA’s in a camp setting throughout the United States, Kelly chose to broaden her experience and now currently works for the Idaho Humane Society as the Humane Education Coordinator. She gets to continue working within youth development while getting to bring her teaching assistant, her dog, Riley, to work with her in classrooms and continue to run a summer day camps for kids. This fall Kelly will be graduating with her Masters in Camp Administration and Leadership through Touro University – Nevada.

Amy Robertson
University of Idaho, Boundary County

Presentation: Incorporating Nutrition and Physical Activity into Youth Programming

Bio coming soon!

Nancy Shelstad
Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator at University of Idaho, 4-H Youth Development

Presentation: Life Skills for Youth to Blast Into Their Future

Nancy Shelstad has worked for University of Idaho Extension 18 years. From 2007-2015, she served as the 4-H Educator in Canyon County, one of Idaho’s largest 4-H programs. Her strengths in this position included the ability to effectively communicate, organize programs, and begin new programs. In 2015, she became a Regional Educator with 50% state and 50% district 4-H responsibility. In this position she has  connected with community organizations, worked on a multi-state youth retention research project, and worked on teams to develop the Build Your Future program and to develop urban 4-H progamming. She has led a team to develop a new staff orientation series, contributed to writing activities for National 4-H/NASA curriculum and support county 4-H programs.

Cindy Thorngren
Mentoring Coordinator at the Idaho STEM Action Center

Presentation: CryptoClubs- Using Math to Create Secret Messages

Bio coming soon!

Kari Wardle
Teacher Ambassador at Idaho Public Television

Presentation: Scratching the Surface of Coding With Kids

Kari Wardle currently works as the Teacher Ambassador for Idaho Public Television where she provides training and support to teachers throughout the state. Before joining the IdahoPTV staff, she worked as an elementary school teacher, teaching 5th grade in Burley, Idaho, for 8 years. Kari served on her school and district technology teams and was instrumental in implementing technology throughout her school and district, including providing training for teachers. Kari obtained her B.A. in K-8 Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University and is currently pursuing her M.ED in Instructional Technology from Idaho State University.

Allyson Zalewski
Director of the Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning at Foundations, Inc.

Presentations: Exploring STEM with Y4Y; Making Literacy an Integral Part of Your Program With Y4Y

As the Director of the Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning at Foundations, Inc. and a Y4Y Lead Training Specialist, Allyson Zalewski contributes to the design and delivery of professional development services for out-of-school time programs and for the U.S. Department of Education's You for Youth (Y4Y) online professional learning and technical assistance portal.  Allyson's background includes 15 years of experience as a teacher and program administrator in culturally diverse communities in the Philadelphia region. She spent 12 years in the Southeast Delco School District, first as an elementary school teacher and most recently, she was responsible for designing and implementing out-of-school time programs funded by three 21st CCLC grants. Allyson holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in Children's Literature and a B.S. degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education in Math and Science from Penn State University, as well as numerous administrative and instructional certifications.

Monday, September 10th Breakout Sessions

STEM Expo

Experience, Network, Learn, Play

Part 1: Cooperative Gameplay: 21st CCLC Directors and Idaho State Department of Education

Presenters: Andrew Fletcher and Camille McCashland, Idaho State Department of Education

In this breakout 21st CCLC Directors will work together as teammates with the Idaho State Department of Education to LEARN important information regarding the 21st CCLC program; to CONNECT with other directors across the state; to PLAY with afterschool activities; and to GET YOUR GAME ON by leveling up. This breakout is available for 21st CCLC Staff only and is required for 21st CCLC Directors.

Click2Science STEM Professional Development

Presenter: Janice Alexander, Discovery Center of Idaho

Gain confidence in delivering STEM activities with the tools in the Click2Science professional development system. Whether you work directly with youth, or manager front-line staff, there is something for everyone to learn. We'll focus on trending topics such as STEM Identity via fun, interactive activities and examples.

School and Family Engagement: Pilot Project

Presenters: Cathy Gealy and a Panel of Afterschool and School Day Teachers, Kuna Middle School Afterschool Program

Kuna Middle School conducted a Pilot Project in School and Family Engagement (SAFE) during the spring 2018. School day teachers and afterschool staff will discuss the structure and results of the project.

Part 2: Cooperative Gameplay: 21st CCLC Directors and Idaho State Department of Education

Presenters: Andrew Fletcher and Camille McCashland, Idaho State Department of Education

In this breakout 21st CCLC Directors will work together as teammates with the Idaho State Department of Education to LEARN important information regarding the 21st CCLC program; to CONNECT with other directors across the state; to PLAY with afterschool activities; and to GET YOUR GAME ON by leveling up. This breakout is available for 21st CCLC Staff only and is required for 21st CCLC Directors.

Scratching the Surface of Coding with Kids

Presenter: Kari Wardle, Idaho Public Television

PBS Kids Scratch Jr. is a free coding app specifically designed for children in grades K-5. During this hands-on session, teachers will WATCH, PLAY, EXPLORE, CREATE & SHARE! They will take on the roles of Programmer, Background Designer, Character Designer, Sound Designer and Editor creating projects using their favorite PBS characters. Come learn to code with your favorite PBS characters, and develop curricular connections you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Exploring STEM with Y4Y

Presenters: Allyson Zalewski and Jennifer Conner, Foundations, Inc.

STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — skills are essential for all paths of education and for success in the 21st century. This session will introduce examples of Y4Y activities that aim to spark curiosity about STEM topics through inquiry and investigation. Participants will collaborate around integrating STEM skill-building into out-of-school time programs, sharing STEM learning opportunities from their programs, and exploring strategies for connecting to school-day partners and community resources around STEM. Please bring a laptop, tablet or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.

 

You for Youth (Y4Y) Overview
You for Youth (Y4Y) is the online professional learning and technical assistance portal for 21st CCLC programs funded by the federal Department of Education. Learn how to utilize Y4Y resources for program planning, implementation and assessment as well as staff training and development. Please bring a laptop, tablet, or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.

Lesson Plans that MOVE... Motivate / Original / Value / Exercise

Presenter: Lori Head, Mind Your Body

This breakout will involve working with the solar system, combining scientific facts, math combinations, spelling , memorization, and of course creative movement. For example figuring out how much you weigh if you lived on Jupiter, and experiencing non-gravity, learning how rotation creates night and day. Of course appreciating our earth.

CryptoClubs- Using Math to Create Secret Messages

Presenter: Cindy Thorngren, Idaho STEM Action Center

Gain confidence in delivering STEM activities with the tools in the Click2Science professional development system. Whether you work directly with youth, or manager front-line staff, there is something for everyone to learn. We'll focus on trending topics such as STEM Identity via fun, interactive activities and examples.

Multi-Player Collaboration for 21st CCLC Programs

Presenter: Andrew Fletcher and Camille McCashland, Idaho State Department of Education

As a 21st CCLC Afterschool Gamer have you ever felt like: (1) Donkey Kong, moving through levels while dodging and jumping over obstacles; (2) Frogger, directing little frogs to their homes by crossing a busy road; or (3) Asteroid, controlling a spaceship through a field of asteroids and flying saucers? In this multi-player breakout session, Afterschool Gamers will collaborate in groups to discuss some of the most difficult aspects of afterschool programming: family engagement, recruitment & retention, staffing, grant writing, sustainability, engaging activities, snacks & meals, and transportation. This breakout is open to all but targeted to 21st CCLC Staff.

Tuesday, September 11th Breakout Sessions

Incorporating Nutrition and Physical Activity into Youth Programming

Presenter: Amy Robertson, University of Idaho, Boundary County

This breakout session will talk about fun and interactive ways to incorporate nutrition education and physical activity into out-of-school youth programs. Information will also be shared on how to access various resources that focus on nutrition and/or physical activity.

Lights On Afterschool! Get media coverage and community engagement using events and other media tips to highlight your out-of-school program.

Presenter: Marie Hattaway, City of Boise

On October 25th, thousands of afterschool programs will open their doors to their community to join the national celebration, Lights on Afterschool. Not only is this a great opportunity to highlight your program to your community, the state and the nation, it is an excellent opportunity to learn how to use events to engage your parents, families, community leaders and how you can engage your local media.
Join this breakout session to learn more about Lights on Afterschool (LOA), get tips on planning an event, and walk away with a step-by-step action plan to promote your program(s) for a successful Lights On event or another upcoming event.

Advocating for the in-beTween: Using Tween Voices to Shape Your Out-of-School Programs

Presenters: Jenny Liebig & Skye Corey, Meridian Library District

Welcome to the in-beTween! A “pop up” after-school space for tweens, designed by tweens! Learn how MLD staff cultivated relationships with an underserved group and then used these voices to create a unique space for collaborative playing and learning. Channel your inner tween as you test out the portable kits, games and activities normally found in The in-Between.

How Rural Libraries Influence Education of All Ages

Presenter: Kathy Kent, Oneida County Library

This breakout will include activities the Oneida County Library, a rural library, promotes that encourage adult and youth learning in their community. You will learn about the role of a rural library in a community with very few outside educational activities.

Making Literacy An Integral Part of Your Program with Y4Y

Presenters: Allyson Zalewski and Jennifer Conner, Foundations, Inc.

Literacy plays a critical role in gaining academic and 21st century skills. Using Y4Y resources, participants will improve their understanding of the building blocks of literacy and learn to implement literacy into program activities. Participants will take away research-based literacy strategies, activities and resources geared toward building collaboration and critical thinking skills in literacy. Please bring a laptop, tablet or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.

 

You for Youth (Y4Y) Overview
You for Youth (Y4Y) is the online professional learning and technical assistance portal for 21st CCLC programs funded by the federal Department of Education. Learn how to utilize Y4Y resources for program planning, implementation and assessment as well as staff training and development. Please bring a laptop, tablet, or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.

AMPP'd Up on Conflict Resolution

Presenter: Kelly Nagl, Idaho Humane Society

Ever walk up to a very heated conversation among students or get in the middle of a very difficult conversation with a direct report? Learn why the conflicted arose and easy ways to solve the issue quickly and efficiently. These techniques can be used with all age groups as well as taught to your staff who are on the front line.

Our Gender Revolution: We Choose All of Us

Presenter: Kelly Miller, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Join us to hear high school and college youth activists share how we are creating an inter-generational collaborative to shift social norms in Idaho. We Choose All of Us is about creating communities where everyone is valued, everyone is safe, and everyone can thrive. Explore our We Choose All of Us approach rooted in self-reflection, storytelling (story share) and art, and community practices of coming together as whole human beings.

Life Skills for Youth to Blast into Their Future

Presenter: Nancy Shelstad, University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development

This workshop is grounded in research based information of Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development. It will be presented using learning activities to illustrate first-hand experience how to provide opportunities for youth to see themselves as an active participant in their future and to gain a sense of self-determination. Participants will learn to help youth set SMART goals considering youth’s aptitudes, skills and interests. Participants will gain tools to work successfully in creating youth/adult partnerships and providing opportunities for self-determination.

Through 8/19/18, you can book a room at SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter for $104.00/night. Please use the link below to learn more and book your room.

The Power Up Summit will be held at Boise State University's Student Union Building (1700 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725). Lincoln Garage parking codes for registrants will be available later this summer.

More information regarding professional development credits will be coming soon.

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