Communication & K-12 Integration
Particular goals and objectives of the Communications and Expanded Learning/K-12 Integration Initiatives were combined to focus on message development for the California Expanded Learning community, targeting various K-12 stakeholders to promote Expanded Learning opportunities as an integral part of a child’s education.
Communication / Information Systems
EXLD will improve communication with stakeholders via the ASD website, listserv, social media, and other communication channels. EXLD will create a communication plan for reaching intended audiences with the desired messages and disseminate information in a timely manner. This initiative will also improve EXLD’s process for fielding and responding to questions from the field by prioritizing inquiries and putting in place systems to increase consistency in EXLD responses. Lastly, EXLD will enhance its efforts to strengthen field involvement by offering more engagement opportunities and effectively notifying the field of those opportunities.
Initiative Purpose: Communicate with the field in a clear, timely, and transparent manner.
Expanded Learning / K-12 Integration
This initiative will promote cohesion between the K-12 school day and Expanded Learning by building stakeholder understanding and intentional integration. The development of an Expanded Learning definition represents an essential first step towards this end. ASD will work with field representatives to articulate the benefits of integration and to promote effective integration both statewide and at the national level. Desired outcomes of this work include a shared commitment to student-centered learning, professional development, decision-making, and funding between K-12 school day and Expanded Learning programs at the site/school, district, regional, and state levels.
Initiative Purpose: Champion Expanded Learning as a vital and integral part of the education system.