August 2011: A Blueprint for Great Schools
Superintendent Tom Torlakson’s Transition Advisory Team published its final report which includes a recommendation for the California Department of Education (CDE) to increase it’s focus on Expanded Learning.
Late 2011: Formation of the After School Division
The CDE Expanded Learning Division (EXLD, formerly known as the After School Division) is formed and receives a mandate for engaging in a participatory strategic planning process which actively engages the field as partner.
April 2012: Initiation of ASD Strategic Planning Process
A Design Team was formed, made up of EXLD staff and field representatives, to support the design of the strategic planning process, review stakeholder input results, and review and edit strategic planning materials.
September 2012: Completion of the ASD Statement of Strategic Direction
The conclusion of the work of the Design Team culminated in the ASD Statement of Strategic Direction including Vision, Purpose, Values, and Strategic Initiatives and Goals.
January 2013: Formation of the ASD Strategic Implementation Teams
Strategic Implementation Teams, made up of a total of 80 individuals from the EXLD and the field, met monthly for a year to develop objectives, indicators of success, and activities for the four Strategic Initiatives.
January 2014: Release of the California Expanded Learning Strategic Plan
The work of the Strategic Implementation Teams – both the high-level strategic road map they charted, as well as the specific implementation pathways they developed together – is summarized in: A Vision for Expanded Learning in California, Strategic Plan: 2014-2016
Expanding Student Success Campaign
Launched in January 2016, the Expanding Student Success Campaign is a statewide initiative designed to ensure that K-12 educators and leaders are exposed to the impact that Expanded Learning opportunities have on students and school communities.
The Expanding Student Success Campaign is an outgrowth of the California Expanded Learning Strategic Plan – A Vision for Expanded Learning in California. This campaign specifically came from the recommendations for the Expanded Learning/K-12 Integration initiative of the strategic plan.
The Expanding Student Success Campaign was made possible thanks to generous support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation.