Join your peers and colleagues for the Michigan AfterSchool Association Spring Conference in downtown Kalamazoo. This is your chance to interact, learn and grow together with your peers, be motivated by inspirational speakers and learn best practices in out-of-school time programming at the annual conference.
Registration – Opens February 2019
Want to see more about what you’ll experience at the Spring Conference? Check out the 2018 conference in video and photos:
Check out our Facebook page for recorded video of inspirational speakers, plus photos from the event.
The 7 Strengths Model for Success: Embracing and Using the Power of Social Emotional Learning and Literacy to Change Children’s Lives
Pam Allyn will share a powerful model for integrating social emotional learning and literacy best practices for after school and summer hours: all the times that matter most and where children and young adults can advance rapidly as learners, as readers, as writers and as strong, confident young people. With the 7 Strengths, Pam has built curriculum and best practices that support children at all levels of literacy learning to achieve their best goals and outcomes. In this session, Pam will share the ways we can use authentic texts and authentic writing experiences to help all children share their stories, read deeply and widely and engage with academic learning to profoundly improve achievement through deep and meaningful engagement with literacy.