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Expanded Learning

The San Diego County Office of Education's Expanded Learning Team provides professional development and technical assistance to After School Education and Safety (ASES), 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) programs in San Diego County. Our team assists districts in the implementation of a variety of comprehensive programs designed to increase academic achievement by promoting positive behaviors and engaging students in learning, academic enrichment, and physical activity before and after school.

Through California's System of Support for Expanded Learning, our team provides support and capacity building for expanded learning programs by:  

·       Supporting quality programs that implement evidence and research-based, standards-aligned programming
·       Serving as a liaison between districts and the California Department of Education
·       Conducting site visits
·       Developing and maintaining a regional communication system
·       Increasing communication among program sites
·       Developing community partnerships

SDCOE also serves as the direct funded grantee for 200 county elementary and middle schools funded by the state's ASES Program, and 42 county high schools funded by the federal 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) program and nine 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Programs.

SDCOE acts as the fiscal and reporting agent and supports consortium districts with:

·       Grant and fiscal management services
·       Professional learning
·       Site visits and consultations
·       Grant applications and grant re-renewals

How Do Expanded Learning Programs Help Teens? (video featuring Lisa Davis)

Expanded Learning Consortium District Contact Meeting Dates: DC Meeting Schedule 2020.pdf.