int(24) int(8) ESEA Video On Demand National ESEA Association
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Bridging the Gap: A Blueprint to Funding and Design of Programming to Address Learning Loss

Educational leaders must reimagine how after-school and summer "real estate" can be captured. Schools and districts must find effective, eligible, and innovative ways to integrate available funding to provide evidence-based, extended, and rigorous opportunities for students who have academic, behavioral, social, and/or daily life needs. This presentation will provide the blueprint needed for leaders to design, fund, implement, and evaluate an after-school and/or summer program that is specifically designed to meet the unique learning loss needs that are a result of the pandemic. Participants will learn the benefits of planning a proactive intervention program versus a reactive, federally-mandated band aid. The blueprint and program components align with all federal regulations related to available school funding. Participants will leave the session with a customized plan to meet their own unique needs.

This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in New Orleans, LA
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William Dreibelbis

Mr. Dreibelbis works in systems building, and curriculum; is the leader of large divisions of special education, federal and state regulations, professional development, and socio-emotional learning.

Patricia Gerber

Ms. Gerber is the Urban School District Central Office Administrator; Title I, Title IIA, Title III, Title IV; System Designer; Program Development and Evaluation; and Grant Writer.

Christopher Akers

Mr. Akers has facilitated camps for over ten years, particularly working with students with more significant disabilities and behavior problems as well as autism; critical moment training, socio-emotional training to educators for over 20 years; and leads a team of student supports at a special education center.