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Thursday, October 28
 

10:00am CDT

Community Engagement Will Make a Difference for You and Your Programs!
Hear from a person who has been impacted by Community Educators for 30 years plus! Hear "Real" stories about how Community Ed Directors and staff have supported and collaborated with local residents to grow and enhance the community they work in. Kris was a young mother and business owner when she was first introduced to Community Education. The ECFE instructor, Volunteer Coordinator, Adult Enrichment Coordinator and Directors were some of the first people to demonstrate and act on this notion of "Community Engagement" that drew Kris into the world of Community Education and making a difference in the community. Even now in this new age of social media and digital marketing, Community Educators can still influence and impact the communities they serve.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Akin

Kris Akin

Communications Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools ISD 192
I am a Community Education Aficionado! My family benefitted from CE programs with young kids through ECFE and school age care. I served on the Community Education Advisory Council for many years in Farmington. I have worked at Farmington  Community Education for 12 years. I manage... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Minnesota Salon 2

10:00am CDT

Hear Our Voice, Know Our Choice: Developing a Youth-Centered Service Learning Event
The first step of service is listening and engaging with those around you. You can design an event that draws on the unique talents and voice of young people in a service event. In Minneapolis we have taken a citywide approach, where young people are centered as they structure a year of service around one theme, culminating in a day of community at Youth Service Day. Gain valuable insights into how young people and adults can become partners, navigate logistical challenges, collaborate across age and geography, and how our program has evolved over the years.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Gramm

Andrew Gramm

Coordinator, Youth & Adult Programs, Minneapolis - 1


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arbor Lakes

11:15am CDT

Your Voice is Power, Make it Heard!
Poetry is a thriving art form that gives youth opportunities to connect with topics close to their emotions. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest for youth in grades 9–12 and a great Youth Development opportunity. This program has abundant opportunities for enrichment classes and community-wide events that can be effectively delivered in-person or online. Rochester Community Education has introduced Poetry Out Loud in their community and has already been successful with a 3rd place state finalist and successful Summer Poetry Event. Through this COMPLETELY FREE program you can access hundreds of poems, promotional materials, student coaching opportunities, and even resources to bring professional poets to your community for writing workshops and/or performances. Come learn more about how your Community Education Department can partner with K–12 staff to reach diverse learners that love to express themselves through the performance of poetry and potentially win substantial scholarship awards. The 2019 national champion was from Northfield, Minnesota. Let’s return Minnesota to the podium!


Thursday October 28, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
Lake Huron Room
 
Friday, October 29
 

8:30am CDT

Community Engagement Will Make a Difference for You and Your Programs!
Hear from a person who has been impacted by Community Educators for 30 years plus! Hear "Real" stories about how Community Ed Directors and staff have supported and collaborated with local residents to grow and enhance the community they work in. Kris was a young mother and business owner when she was first introduced to Community Education. The ECFE instructor, Volunteer Coordinator, Adult Enrichment Coordinator and Directors were some of the first people to demonstrate and act on this notion of "Community Engagement" that drew Kris into the world of Community Education and making a difference in the community. Even now in this new age of social media and digital marketing, Community Educators can still influence and impact the communities they serve.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Akin

Kris Akin

Communications Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools ISD 192
I am a Community Education Aficionado! My family benefitted from CE programs with young kids through ECFE and school age care. I served on the Community Education Advisory Council for many years in Farmington. I have worked at Farmington  Community Education for 12 years. I manage... Read More →


Friday October 29, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Elm Creek Amphitheater

11:00am CDT

Targeted Services: Elevating Student Engagement and Achievement
Join us as we share strategies to design effective and engaging Targeted Services programming by leveraging data and best practices from the field of youth enrichment. Learn how to incorporate student voice and project-based learning to develop programming that increases student achievement and engagement. Find creative solutions to the barriers and challenges that Targeted Services can pose and how to rethink the structure and content of your program.

Speakers
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Saul Theisen

Youth Programs Supervisor, Eden Prairie Schools ISD272


Friday October 29, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Minnesota Salon 1