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COVID-19: The Center remains committed to providing high quality services in flexible and expanded ways. We are offering all-new virtual workshops, webinars and resources. Learn more.

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Nationally recognized organization continues to lead bullying prevention and school safety efforts; announces major conference.
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We All Need Help Sometimes
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Million Girls Moonshot Engineering Practice Support Equity Three-Part Webinar Series — Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10
Fall 2020 Everybody’s Kids is an e-newsletter for all Pennsylvania educators of English learners, including administrators, content-area and classroom teachers, and ESL specialists.
New Report Cites Importance of Balancing Changes for COVID-19 with Security Protocols to Prevent Violence
DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 – Call for Proposals for the 2021 ELD Virtual Summit

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I was so impressed your 2020 Paving the Way to Educational Success conference! I’ve shared some of the materials with our McKinney–Vento team at my agency and it’s my dream for us to put something similar together for Washington state. Thank you for setting such a great example of how to creatively engage practitioners during this challenging time!

I participated in four of the English Language Development (ELD) Virtual Workshops conducted by Andrea Kolb. Each has been incredibly informative and helpful. Thank you to Andrea for developing these opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. I am the only ESL teacher in my school and these classes have helped me realize how inspiring it is to connect with others in the field!

“Thank you for the opportunity to present at the conference. It was one of the best conferences I have ever participated in - very friendly environment, nice pace and variety of events, and wonderfully engaged attendees. I look forward to a continued partnership with your organization!”

“The Center for Schools and Communities has been a KEY partner in our conference planning and I can’t thank them enough for their guidance and help!”

“A colleague recommended that I reach out to the Center for our annual faculty conference. With a list of my needs in hand, the staff at the Center found seven fantastic presenters and sessions that fulfilled my needs far above and beyond what I had hoped. We will definitely be working with them for years to come!”

“Partnering with the Center on statewide initiatives has been extremely rewarding and mutually beneficial to our programs and to the education communities we serve. CSC staff guided a diverse array of projects including the development of a graduate level webinar series and website on green and healthy schools, support of watershed training initiatives, coordinated statewide service learning initiatives, supported Chesapeake Bay education leadership, organized conferences and professional development opportunities, provided fundraising support and offered quality workshop registration and marketing management.”

“We value and trust the staff at the Center to provide the training and technical assistance we need to implement our 21st Century Community Learning Center and Migrant Education Programs. We know we can count on them to help us design and offer afterschool and summer programming that our students enjoy and look forward to attending.”

“I’ve had the honor of working closely with CSC for over 20 years and continue to be impressed with their balance of professionalism and support. I’ve presented at their well-organized and energizing conferences. As a longtime grantee through the ELECT program, I’ve received prompt, cutting-edge information and trainings that were individualized for my needs. The CSC staff are approachable advocates committed to the well-being of all the individuals and agencies they serve.”

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This edition of Everybody’s Kids offers educators research-based recommendations for designing curriculum & instruction that build English learners' language proficiency while improving their literacy skills & academic content knowledge.

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Read a PA-PAT affiliate’s testimonial and review 2019-2020 performance report for just a few more reasons to celebrate #parentsasteachersday

Join Center director Shileste Overton Morris @ShilesteCSC for “THE IMPACT OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION” panel discussion, Nov 11 at 9am ET.
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Exhausted by all the online meetings? Join our Family Support experts Wed, Nov. 4 at 10a.m. ET to explore characteristics of ZOOM FATIGUE, why it happens and how we can minimize its effects.

Presented by @JennEsposito1, @KatherineNoss

Today, The Guidance Center's PAT program staff met to plan for #parentsasteachersday 2020!