Annual Afterschool & Beyond Conference Huge Success

On August 15 and 16, 2016 MTAA hosted its second annual Afterschool & Beyond Professional Development Conference for educational professionals. The conference, held at Montana State University (MSU), was a huge success and included 220 participants, presenters and panelists.  There were 20 different workshops to choose from throughout the two-day event that focused on out of school time program leadership, program delivery and program wide enhancement. The Conference was an outstanding networking and resource sharing opportunity for attendees and many participants learned about new funding and training opportunities and gained new tools, both tangible and intangible, for their afterschool programs. 

MTAA would like to thank conference sponsors for helping to create such a successful event:

  • Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Montana
  • NorthWestern Energy
  • Montana Girls STEM Collaborative
  • Montana Education Partnership
National speaker Dr. Ruby Payne provides the keynote address discussing how to break the cycle of poverty.

National speaker Dr. Ruby Payne provides the keynote address discussing how to break the cycle of poverty.

Panelists Jan Lombardi, Shannon Hughes, Chuck Johnson and Chris Seifert discuss Why Your Afterschool Story Matters.

Panelists Jan Lombardi, Shannon Hughes, Chuck Johnson and Chris Seifert discuss Why Your Afterschool Story Matters.