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Summer and Expanded Learning Rooted in Evidence: It’s a Whole New Ball Game

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

A diverse group of young students runs towards the viewer.

Presented by Mark Williams, Chief Partner Success Officer, BellXcel; and Damon Johnson, Chief Impact Officer, BellXcel
Moderated by Dr. Joyce Jamerson, National Director of Academic Planning & Solutions Development, Scholastic Education Solutions

Sponsored by Scholastic Education Solutions &

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Let’s play ball! Watch industry experts from Scholastic Education and BellXcel as they “drive home” some great ways to score quality outcomes in your out-of-school-time programs. It takes the right lineup to deliver experiences that are fun and engaging and rally your students to return year after year. The presenters talk about solutions to help ensure that your roster is ready and your “bases are loaded.” In this edWebinar, viewers have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the ingredients the evidence shows are essential to create a high-quality youth programming experience
  • Learn how to select and implement a curriculum that keeps youth engaged year-round
  • Take your youth program to the next level, making it measurable from the start to ensure you “knock it out of the park” with your desired impact

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-8 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

Mark WilliamsAbout the Presenters

Mark Williams manages the national implementation of BellXcel programs to drive positive impact for more than 20,000 scholars each year. Before joining the BellXcel team in 2017, Mark led national program implementation and strategic vision setting for New Classrooms as the Founding Vice President of School and District Partnerships. In this role, he focused on maximizing national impact and sustainability of the personalized learning model through strengthened partner engagement and fidelity of implementation. He has also served in leadership roles at Teach For All, Teach For America, and Newark Public Schools. Working with Teach For America for nine years, Mark was focused on teacher leadership development and addressing operational infrastructure needs of the rapidly growing organization. Mark holds a Master of Arts in educational leadership, management, and policy from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science from University of Delaware.

Damon JohnsonFrom first joining BellXcel’s team in 2008 as an Enrichment Teacher to growing regional operations by 300% as Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic region, Damon Johnson has served in various roles at the local, regional, and national levels. As an ambassador for BellXcel and its scholars, Damon works with community and state education agencies, representing BellXcel at conferences and field-building collaboratives across the country to build partnerships and support field-building efforts. In his most recent role, Damon managed BellXcel’s direct service operations to ensure effective growth and program delivery. In 2013, BellXcel celebrated Damon for his exemplary program leadership with the Peterkin Educational Excellence Award, given annually to the best of BellXcel’s managers who display a remarkable commitment to program excellence.

Dr. Joyce JamersonAbout the Moderator

Dr. Joyce Jamerson is a servant leader who is passionate about sharing the power of literacy as a tool for living a truly liberated life! She enjoys every opportunity to optimize and leverage her 25+ years of experience in the field of education as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, administrator, entrepreneur, and university professor. As a National Director of Academic Planning and Solution Development for Scholastic Education Solutions, Dr. J helps to support the comprehensive literacy needs of educational partners. Wholeheartedly believing that, “when we come together, we overcome together”, Dr. J works with school district leaders to design customized literacy initiatives utilizing solutions that enable students, educators, and families to become more joyful, engaged, and capable readers, writers, and thinkers.

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Scholastic Education SolutionsScholastic Education Solutions provides teachers, families, and communities with the tools they need to support each and every child with print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, expert professional development, family and community engagement, and learning supports.

Scholastic Scholar Zone Powered by BellXcelScholastic Scholar Zone Powered by BellXcel brings together a trusted educational corporation and a renowned national nonprofit to advance better educational outcomes. Combining Scholastic’s leading instructional resources and texts with BellXcel’s holistic model brings true innovation to young students across the nation.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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