Lessons Learned from Afterschool and Summer Learning and Enrichment in 2021

This webinar highlights lessons learned for afterschool and summer learning programs during the pandemic and Summer 2021. Panelists offer recommendations regarding accelerating learning, re-engaging students, and effective use of federal funding that schools can implement as students continue to learn inside and outside the classroom this year and as leaders begin planning for Summer 2022.


  • Aaron Dworkin, CEO, National Summer Learning Association 
  • Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance 
  • Melissa Moritz, Afterschool and Summer Learning Fellow, Institute of Education Sciences 
  • Tom Rosenberg, President and CEO, American Camp Association 
  • Danielle Smith, Director of Program and Grantee Support Services, U.S. Department of Education 
  • Moderator: Catherine Van Ness, Senior Policy Analyst for K-12 Education, National Governors Association 


Reflect And Redesign

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices K-12 Education Team is hosting a series of conversations with subject matter experts, state education leaders, and practitioners that reflect on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and elevate strategies and models for redesigning key features of the education system as states and school districts move forward. View all webinars in the series.