Iowa 21CCLC Best Practice Webinars

Upcoming Webinars:

All webinars are at 10:00 a.m.

March 27, 2018 - Canceled. Data Committee will meet on this date instead.
April 24, 2018 - Canceled due to Impact that week
May 22, 2018
June 26, 2018

To join at the time of the webinar, use this link:

Then call-in to this phone number to access the audio: 1-515-604-9985 passcode 123766. Please mute your computer audio.
If you have questions about 21CCLC Webinars, please contact Michelle Rich at


March 8, 2018: Using Zoom for Site Visits and other Activities
Vic Jaras, Iowa Department of Education

February 27, 2018: Advocacy
Michelle Rich, Iowa Afterschool Alliance

January 23, 2018: Summer Programming
Sandy Day, Council Bluffs Schools

November 28, 2017: Implementing Conscious Discipline in Your Program
Melanie Seier, St. Mark (Dubuque) and Loras Osterhaus, Clinton Schools

October 24, 2017: Culturally Responsive Teaching
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Recording: click here to listen to the webinar recording

April 13, 2017: Special Education Guidance
Vic Jaras, Iowa Department of Education

March 28, 2017: Conscious Discipline
Melanie Seier and Kaitlyn Kellogg, St. Mark Youth Enrichment, Dubuque

February 28, 2017: Making Field Trips Enriching Experiences
Loras Osterhaus, Clinton 21CCLC, and Hannah Olson, Central Iowa Enrichment Coach

January 24, 2017: Council Bluffs Best Practices - Multi-site, Partnerships, Staff Development, et. al.

November 22, 2016: All About Advisory Boards/Councils

October 25, 2016: Teachers Going Green

September 27, 2016: Social and Emotional Learning in Afterschool Programs
This webinar was led by Angela Cardamon, Enrichment Coach, United Way of Central Iowa, Oout-of-School Time Initiative.
The toolkit referenced in the webinar can be found here: Beyond the Bell Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool and Expanded Learning
Angela also suggests a free download of related OST lesson plans at

September 15, 2016: Local Evaluation for 21CCLC FY15-16
This webinar was led by Ron Cravey and Rusty Sinclar at ERMS, the evaluation team for IA 21CCLC, to instruct on use of the new local evaluation form.

August 23: Local, State, and Federal 21CCLC Evaluation Requirements

March 22: Best Practices Toolkit
Michelle Rich, Iowa Afterschool Alliance

February 23: Building Positive Behaviors and Leadership Roles in Out-of-School Time Programming
Christine Carlson, Tornado Learning Club Program Director, Storm Lake Middle School

January 26, 2016 - Program Evaluation Tools - Jessie Stoffel, Council Bluffs Community School District

November 18, 2015 - Quality STEM in Out-of-School Time - Indira Karic, Iowa Afterschool Alliance

October 27, 2015 - St. Mark Youth Enrichment – Amanda Avenarius and Melanie Dill
Sustaining programs with strong partnerships/relationships/community involvement with your mission in mind!

September 22, 2015 - Kimberly Johnson, Education Specialist VISTA, Outreach Inc.
Outreach, Inc. Hunger-Free Iowa Initiative’s Hunger Warriors program works with youth groups and student organizations across the state, creating Hunger Warriors through community engagement and meal packaging events. Hunger Warriors learn about hunger-related issues happening globally and in their community through fun, hands-on lessons and activities. Hunger Warriors also have the opportunity to further their service learning through packaging meals for the food insecure. Kimberly travels around the state and facilitates activities with youth on the hunger issue. Contact Kimberly if you would like to schedule a presentation at your site, via

August 25, 2015 - Barb Schmitz from the Oelwein Husky Adventures program presents on best practices for family engagement.

August 13, 2015 - Rusty Sinclar and Dr. Ron Sinclar, of ERMS, share the importance of local evaluations.


June 23, 2015 - Laura Kann, Development Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley, shares how they leverage school and community partnerships, which in turn, increase the effectiveness of afterschool programs.

May 26, 2015 - Amy Minteer, Director of Extended Day Learning at the Iowa City Community School District, discusses the best practices they use to create a fun, enriching and safe environment in their programs. These best practices include the professional development offered, implementation of PBIS, hiring practices, communication plan, and how they share resources.
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March 24, 2015 - Allison McIntyre from the Starmont 21CCLC Program discusses
How you can incorporate students with special needs into your programming.
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February 24, 2015 - Chris Richards, Principal, Burlington, Iowa.
Free Resources to Use for Website Design - developing your purpose for a program website. Mr. Richards provides examples of how he uses a website to brand his message and shares free website design resources on this webinar.
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January 21, 2015 - Angela Cardamon and Kate McCormick, Out-of-School Time Literacy Coaches, presenting on Planning for Summer Programming.
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November 25, 2014 - Michelle Rich, Iowa Afterschool Alliance Network Coordinator, presents Advocacy Strategies 101: How to Support Your Programming Through Advocacy.

October 28, 2014 - Michelle Hosp, PhD, Director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, shares recently-released resources and information on literacy materials and strategies available now on their website,
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September 23, 2014 - Vic Jaras, Iowa Department of Education, shares relevant updates and answers questions concerning 21CCLC.
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September 2, 2014 - 21CCLC Special Topic Webinar, featuring Joe Holberg from Google, presenting on the CS First Program, including how to get signed up to bring CS First to your school, how to start reaching out to the community using the website, and the resources the website has to offer.

August 26, 2014 - 21CCLC Middle School Best Practices webinar, featuring Council Bluffs, Burlington, and Des Moines 21CCLC middle school program directors (Jessica Plueger, Jackie Swink, and Heidi Brown) discussed best practices for middle school programming. Also, Joe Holberg from Google, joined us for a very brief introduction to the Google CS First Program, which he will elaborate on during a special follow-up webinar on September 2nd.
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21CCLC Des Moines Middle School Programming:
21CCLC Burlington Middle School Programming:

21CCLC Council Bluffs Middle School Programing:
Google CS First Introduction:

July 22, 2014 - Loras Osterhaus, Clinton Community School District 21CCLC Director, and Shomaila Hafeez ( from Cityspan Technologies presented on, a useful attendance and data collection tool for 21CCLCs.

June 24, 2014 - Barb Winters Kelly, Allamakee 21CCLC Program Director, and David Herold, Superintendent of Allamakee CSD presented on the free dental program for students and serving the whole needs of the child.

May 27, 2014 - Sue Renfrow and Michelle Yoder from Parenting Way, Inc. presented on how educating parents can positively impact student success.
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April 2014 - The Impact After School Conference occurred on April 24 and 25 and took place of the monthly Best Practice Webinar.

March 25, 2014 - The March webinar was an informal update by Vic Jaras, Iowa Department of Education and Indira Blazevic, 21CCLC Coordination & Support regarding changes to carryover policy for 21CCLC, and the Impact After School Conference. The conversation was not recorded, but if you have specific questions regarding carryover, please contact Vic Jaras at

February 25, 2014 - Joe Schwanebeck, Director of Education at the Science Center of Iowa and IMAX Dome Theater - “Science at Your Site” Outreach

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January 28, 2014 - Deb Dunkhase, Executive Director of the Iowa Children's Museum - "The Power of Play" (STEM & Afterschool)

December 10, 2013 - Vic Jaras, 21CCLC Consultant, Budgeting and Monitoring
Claim Monitoring Tool:

October 22, 2013 - Literacy Coaches, Angela Cardamon and Emily Hesse, from the United Way of Central Iowa's Literacy Initiative
What Good Literacy Practices Look Like in Out-of-School Time

September 19, 2013 - Vic Jaras, 21CCLC Consultant, Websites for 21CCLC Programs
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September 19, 2013 - Vic Jaras, 21CCLC Consultant, FERPA & 21CCLC Programs
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August 27, 2013 - Monica Post, Camp in a Can, Fearless Science Workshop

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June 25, 2013 - Trista Peitzman, IPTV and Lynn Redenbaugh, Storm Lake
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April & May Webinars Canceled ~ Impact Afterschool Conference

March 26, 2013 - Tara Velez, Executive Director, St. Mark Community Center
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February 26, 2013 - Expanding Minds & Opportunities: A groundbreaking compendium from more than 100 thought leaders!
Featuring Terri Ferinde Dunham, partner at Collaborative Communications Group, with more than a decade of experience managing the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks, and two authors from the compendium, Carol McElvain and Shawn Stelow Griffin.
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January 22, 2013 - Shaney Ford, Davenport Community School District
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November 27, 2012 - Loras Osterhaus, Clinton Community School District
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October 23, 2012 - Bret Moews, Van Buren Elementary Principal & Enrichment Director

Special Webinar on PPICS Recording - October 5, 2012 - Becca Wemhoff, Iowa Department of Education
Recording:Click here to listen to the webinar recording
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Best Practices Webinar - September 25, 2012 - Dan Bower, Holmes Junior High Partnership with Credit Union
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Additional information regarding another program that has been successful at Holmes Junior High. It is age appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students:
Exploring Scratch - A fun and free software for learning the basics of computer programming. Scratch can be used to make animations, present information, create video games, and more. Learn more information at to download Scratch

Best Practices Webinar - May 22, 2012 (Wiki101)

Best Practices Webinar- April 24, 2012

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Special Electric Company Summer Learning Webinar - April 12, 2012

Best Practices Webinar - February 28, 2012

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Cedar Valley Boys and Girls Club presented on their unique community partners.

Linn County Extension's STARS program presented about their staffing strategies.

Council Bluffs Boys and Girls Club presented on age-based programming.

Special Evaluation Webinar February 23, 2012

Best Practices Webinar - January 24, 2012

St. Mark PowerPoint:
Link to information on Gift Works, the software used by St. Mark to track donations:

Best Practices Webinar - December 20, 2011

Documents from the Webinar
Perry Schools: Parent Programs
Perry offers innovative programming to parents of participating students. Perry serves many Spanish-speaking families.

Iowa City Schools: Student Targeting and Parent Communication
Iowa City works closely with school administration to target students at risk of or failing reading and/or math. Programming is tailored to students using SUCCESS Maker software and enrichment and parents are regularly provided information concerning their student's progress.

Best Practices Webinar - November 22, 2011

Documents from the Webinar
Des Moines Public Schools: Connecting academic activities *and* enrichment activities to the Core Curriculum. All programs are submitted to the grant director for approval - the forms below are used to start the conversation, ensuring that all activities link to the core curriculum.
(If using or adapting Des Moines's Approval Form, please give credit to Moulton Extended Learning Center/Des Moines Public Schools, as cited in the original.)

Fort Dodge - Butler BLAST program: Successfully engaging a 21CCLC Advisory Committee. Ft. Dodge's Advisory Committee meets 4-5 times a year, and has many members who represent local service organizations, such as Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, etc. The service organizations sponsor many events for BLAST., including a large annual fundraising concert, which in 2011 featured the group Vocal Trash (see news story below). Another organization is selling gift cards to LaJames, and half of the proceeds of the sale of gift cards go to BLAST.

Best Practices Webinar - October 25, 2011**
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