Prior to the official start of the 2019 National Meeting in Seattle, Washington, the Forum and our partners will host a number of pre-sessions. Here are brief descriptions of each one.
The PSELI Learning Community Meeting (by invitation only) is designed for up to 10 system-level representatives from each community to meet with PSELI colleagues, share best practices and collectively work on problems of practice. There will also be an opportunity for communities to discuss their Year 3 plans and deliverables with their program officers and Wallace staff. In addition, up to 6 SEL coaches per community are invited to attend a separate follow-up train-the-trainer session, building on the work begun at the November Convening.
The Success360 Cross-Site Pre-Meeting is intended for Altria’s Success360 grantees and local affiliates. Participants will have an opportunity to meet in teams – both by locality and by partner – to explore how we might strengthen collaboration to expand and deepen our impact in Success360 communities. This session will be added to the registration site soon.
The Weikart Center Pre-Meeting is intended for current Weikart Center clients and funding organizations as part of the ongoing commitment to a learning movement around continuous quality improvement in out-of-school time. Participants will have an opportunity to hear directly from Weikart Center leadership, engage in dialogue with other network leaders from around the country and Weikart Center staff and field consultants. Program quality-focused sessions are offered throughout the National Meeting by the Weikart Center and its partners. This session will be added to the registration site soon.