Registration is now open for the Virtual Synergy Conference 2020. We hope you will join us July 28-31, 2020 as we convene virtually utilizing the iCohere platform. The registration fee for the virtual Synergy Conference 2020 is $50 per person. You can register for the virtual conference here. The deadline to register is July 24th, 2020. This year’s conference is themed: FUTURE IN FOCUS. Please note that the Tuesday (July 28th) and Wednesday (July 29th) portion of the conference will consist of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Statewide Meetings only.  For those registered attendees that are not a part of a 21st CCLC program, the first live plenary of the Synergy Conference will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 30th. 

 
 
We will continue the conference trend of engaging keynotes, a plethora or workshops, and networking with providers from across the state.  Featured speakers and live plenaries this year include: 
 
21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER STATEWIDE TA MEETING
July 28-29, 2020 

Dr. LaTricia Townsend

NC DPI

Susan Brigman

NC DPI

Tina Letchworth

NC DPI

Katrina Blount

NC DPI

Melissa Eddy

NC DPI

Anita Harris

NC DPI

Tammorah Mathis

NC DPI

Tara Powe

NC DPI

Jennifer Smith

NC DPI

Melba Strickland

NC DPI

Richard Trantham

NC DPI

Dr. Brian Hutchins

SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro 

Kathleen Mooney

SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro

*Note: All of the aforementioned individuals, with the exception of Dr. B. Hutchins and K. Mooney, are a part of the NC Department of Public Instruction Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division. 
 
 
YOUTH VOICES PANEL
Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 10:00 am 

Amber Rupinta

ABC11 Eyewitness News

 
AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPION AWARD CEREMONY
Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 12:00 pm 

Kari Pardoe

Mott Foundation

 
THE FIGHT BEFORE THE HEALING 
Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 2:00 pm 

Greg Jackson

HEAL Charlotte

 
STEM COALITION KICKOFF PANEL
Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 12:00 pm 

Sharmi Albrechtsen

SmartGurlz

Jose Garcia

Greene County Schools

Eskabonna Henderson

Kinetic Minds, Inc.

Pam Hyatt

The Dream Center

Alfred Mays

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Ron Ottinger

STEM Next

Sesha Woodard

Dropping Seeds in Motion

LEADERSHIP RE-LEARNED
Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Fred Baker

Leading To Change

Eric Rowles

Leading To Change

VENDORS

 
 
In addition to our live plenaries, this year’s conference includes a full slate of workshops with a range of topics in each of our workshop strands. Check out the descriptions of some of this year’s workshops below. 
Advocacy 1.0

Assisting Hispanic Students and their Parents as they Navigate the Path to College

Communicating Science through Movement, Dance...AND...Yes...ART

Conéctate: Building Relationships Across the Spanish-Language Barrier

Cultivating the Synergy for Building Capacity and Partnerships

Family Engagement: Grow It or Enhance It!

Fostering Equity in STEM

Grant Award Winning Site Visits #SecureTheBag

How to Introduce Systems Thinking in the Classroom and Beyond

In-Depth Roadmap of Need: Interpreting the Data

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Lead with your MIND (Mindset, Investment, Necessary Skills, Desire)

Let's Get Moving: Walk, Listen, and Learn with The Walking Classroom

Leveraging the Power of Citizen Science in Out-of-School Time

Making Them Visible: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents

Positive Behavior Support for Kids with Disabilities Included in Afterschool Programs

Promoting STEM Among Hispanic Students and Families: Effective Outreach and Recruitment Strategies

Resilience and Learning: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Spaces

SCIENCE comes ALIVE through MOVEMENT and DANCE! Dropping the Seeds of Creativity in your Students!

SEL - Social Emotional Learning, In My Feelings

Shifting the Trajectory for At-Risk Girls in our Communities

Sketchnotes 101: A Guide to Visual Note-Taking for Educators

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: Sharpening your Competitive Edge

The 12 Basic Rules of Grant Proposals

The Secret to Youth Engagement

Thinking Constructively: Reggio Emilia and the School Age Classroom

Top Tips for Creating Meaningful Project-Based Learning: Using Reverse-Bloom's Taxonomy to Create Intentional PBL

WCE STEM LC: Supporting and Creating STEM Opportunities for Youth in Southeastern N

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