PACE Event

Expanded Learning Partnerships

A Foundation for Reimagining and Rebuilding
PACE Panelists

Districts across California are working on three discrete but related challenges as they address the impacts of COVID-19 on teaching on learning: 1) What do we do now to support student learning before school year ends; 2) What can we do in the Summer to mitigate the disparate impact of distance learning; and 3) What should we be designing for the Fall to best meet the needs of students, teachers and families. Expanded learning providers are critical partners for all three challenges.

In this webinar, researchers, practitioners and policy influencers will discuss how expanded learning providers, districts and schools across the state have been working together to build on prior investments in the expanded learning system and best meet the needs of students during this unprecedented time. The emerging best practices demonstrated by these partnerships are vital to the success of the Governor’s proposed $4.55B Expanded Learning Time and Academic Intervention Grants as part of the FY 2021-22 budget.

Panelists include:

  • Femi Vance, Researcher, American Institutes for Research
  • Noreen Iwai-Ito, Senior Director of Support Services, Baldwin Park Unified School District
  • Stacy Galdamez, General Manager, Think Together 
  • Jennifer Peck, President and CEO, Partnership for Children and Youth

Moderated by Heather J. Hough, Executive Director, PACE