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We strive for all programs to implement research-backed Quality Standards to brings best practices, continual improvement and positive outcomes to expanded learning opportunities across the state.

High Quality Afterschool & Summer Enrichment 


Our field plays an essential role in helping prepare students for success. Join out-of-school time, school district, policy and community leaders from across Kentucky and Oklahoma for this two-day virtual convening. We will learn and share best practices to provide high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities through curated networking opportunities, inspiring and interactive sessions as well as practical resources designed to help you engage every student.


Oklahoma School Innovation Summit

June 4-6, 2024
Embassy Suites in downtown Oklahoma City

Collaborate with Oklahoma-based presenters and teachers who understand you and your school. Presented by the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, this is the can’t-miss professional learning event of the summer.​​
Educate. Elevate. Empower.
*Registration will open Spring 2024*

Expanded Learning & Educator Summit

July 23 & 24, 2024

The second annual Expanded Learning and Educator Summit (SEELES) will bring together up to 100 stakeholders including program providers, community partners and educators in a two-day workshop. We'll host 18 different presentations in two tracks along with keynote speakers working at the intersection of:

  • STEM /Arts Education 

  • The Maker Movement

  • College & Career Readiness

  • Workforce Development

  • Instructional practices in Expanded Learning

  • Trauma-informed teaching

  • Play and project-based learning

  • Parent Engagement strategies


Mizzen is on a mission

Mizzen partners with the out-of-school time field to spark curiosity, cultivate joy, and inspire a love of learning among children and youth. Mizzen is all about working "at the middle" to connect educators with high-quality content, quality with equity, and passion with innovation. The Mizzen platform has lessons, activities, and resource guides to help you bring a quality program to life. Build, adapt, and design your next learning experience today!

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