School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

Bridge Conference Registrants: Within 12 hours of registering, participants will receive an email from Sched inviting you to create and/or log into your Sched account so you can create your personalized schedule and prepare to attend the event. Check out our Attendee Guidance Checklist for more info on "how" to show up to this virtual event.

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Tuesday, October 27 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
From the Simple to the Sacred: connecting from a distance

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How do we maintain intentional presence and focus on zoom? Arts Corps teaching artists and staff will lead participants through creative solutions to engaging youth, tactics to create personal connectivity, address SEL needs, and intentionally finding the ways to translate our in person work to the digital arena. How do we not get “stuck” in our old ways, but translate to the virtual world effectively? How do we address self-consciousness? How do you build community online? How can youth lead us in how they want to learn? This workshop is intended for direct service staff and supervisors. Participants will walk away with tools that can be utilized in virtual classrooms as well as across workplace meetings and other virtual landscapes.

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Olisa F. Enrico

Vocal Teaching Artist, Asé Theatre
Olisa Enrico is an artist, educator and administrator who believes in the unique power of art to cultivate community and culture. Olisa is the Artistic and Executive Director of Asé Theatre, a collective of Black Womxn artists whose mission is to engage the community in the art of... Read More →
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Heleya de Barros

Co-Director of Arts Education, Arts Corps
Heleya is an actor, teaching artist, and arts education advocate whose work focuses on how to use theatre skills across disciplines. She is Co-Director of Arts Education at Arts Corps, and Co-Executive Director of Teaching Artists Guild, working to support and bolster artist educators... Read More →

Erica Merritt

Teaching Artist, The Residency
Vocal Sessions with Erica Merritt is an opportunity for up and coming performers to strengthen their vocal power. She will go over techniques that help you strengthen your vocal cords, give you the best outcome of your vocal range, teach you breathe techniques and give you confidence... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Zoom- Meeting