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Thursday, September 7 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Power of Significant Adults: Accessing Afterschool Staff

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Human relationships are the driver for student learning, the intrinsic motivator that students need in an increasingly self-motivated-learning world. Dr. James Comer of Yale University said, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” In this workshop, participants will explore the issues and factors that foster the most important feature of high-quality afterschool programs: positive relationships. We will address the importance of developing staff members who build supportive relationships in afterschool programs. Specifically, participants will gain a greater understanding of what it is about afterschool staff members that leads to significant relationships, which is important in supporting our students’ success in school and life.

Audience: Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders



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Liza Flowers

SSEL Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Liza Flowers is the Coordinator for the System of Support for Expanded Learning programs at the San Diego County Office of Education. After-school programs have always been a part of her life from being a participant, to a site coordinator, to oversight of programs at a large school... Read More →
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Dr. Gale Gorke

Educational Consultant, Kids Kan Inc.
Gale K. Gorke has been an educator for almost 35 years. Her doctorate focused on academic intervention in after-school programs and her education specialist degree concentrated on students with special needs. She effectively models teaching that accommodates all students, regardless... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
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