Monday, February 26, 2007

4/19-4/20 Conference on Summer Learning

GAIC and the Center for Summer Learning are pleased to announce that Atlanta will host the Center for Summer Learning's National Conference, Celebrate Summer as a Season for Learning, April 19-20, 2007. Bringing together school administrators, program providers, policy makers and researchers, this is the only national conference that brings the issue of summer learning to the forefront. We encourage you and your colleagues to attend this year!

The Only National Conference Focused on Summer Learning

Celebrate Summer as a Season for Learning is a two-day conference that will challenge you to plan, support and advocate for high-quality summer programming in your community and nationwide. In Georgia, most young people have 9-10 weeks of "idle time" on their hands with little supervision and lack high-quality, engaging opportunities that help them to stay on track and succeed making this conference helpful to local efforts.

Focus on Summer Learning from Georgia's Experts

The following engaging sessions will be led by Georgia experts from the education and youth development fields.

Integrating Parent Involvement into Summer Learning for Successful Child and Youth Development
Dr. Lisa Malice and Donna Kosicki, Georgia PTA

Public/Private Summer Learning Partnerships: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Program
Fred and Martha Downer Assaf, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Georgia; Carl Ackerman, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI; Beth Casey, Middle Grades Partnership, Baltimore, MD

Summer Extravaganza Teaching and Learning Camp (TLC): Summer Learning in Hotlanta
Dr. Mindy DiSalvo and Donna Whiting, DeKalb County School System

Summer Learning and Workforce Development: Effectively Reaching our Older Youth
Parky Rogers and Dr. Barbara Hill, Junior Achievement of Georgia

Time and Learning Opportunities in the 21st Century
Jill Riemer, Pat Willis, and Laura Dobbs, Georgia Afterschool Investment Council

Register Now!

Register now at Conference registration is $325/person through March 1. After that, registration is $350/person. Groups of four or more receive a 10% registration discount. For more information about the Center and the conference, visit or call Jennifer Brady, the Center's director of training and management assistance, at 410-516-6230.

Rachel E. Wellborn, MSW
Communications and Project Manager
Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
formerly the Georgia Partnership for Youth Investment
100 Edgewood Avenue, NE - 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-527-8831 (office)
404-527-7353 (fax)

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