Mark Your Calendars

October 11, 2012
Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning is offering a webinar on project-based global learning on October 11 at 8:00 PM EDT. Internationalize your classroom with projects that engage students in meaningful, real-world work to address global issues. Learn how to implement student-driven learning and use e-technologies to build authentic, humanizing connections between students and the world. Jennifer Klein, professional development and outreach coordinator at TakingITGlobal for Educators and Honor Moorman, professional development and curriculum associate director at the Asia Society, will present. Register online.

October 15, 2012
Early bird registration for Beyond School Hours XVI will close on October 15. The conference will be held February 20-23 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Florida. Participants will learn how to successfully engage older youth, see best practices in action and connect with education leaders. Ron Clark, the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year and two-time New York Times bestselling author, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. More information is available online.

October 18, 2012
The Afterschool Alliance will sponsor the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool, raising awareness about the benefits that afterschool programs offer to families and communities across the country. Lights On Afterschool is the only national rally for afterschool programs, and in recent years it has included some 7,500 events throughout the United States and at U.S. military bases worldwide. Be a part of it! For more information, to plan a Lights On Afterschool event or share your plans, and to sign up for free materials, click here.

October 22-24, 2012
The National Summer Learning Association will host its 2012 Summer Changes Everything national conference in Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center. It is the only national conference devoted entirely to summer learning programs. With nearly 60 workshop sessions, the conference will cover a variety of current topics, from health and nutrition to engaging middle school youth to policy trends. Educators can learn about developing staff to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and how to perform hands-on STEM activities. The conference will also feature: a specific STEM-focused Summer Sparks session on how afterschool providers can leverage free STEM educational resources; hands-on science investigations specifically designed for afterschool and summer programs; an online curriculum of interactive and kid-friendly engineering projects; and more. For more information and to register, click here.

October 25, 2012
Join the Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning on a webinar to hear from educators who are employing project-based global learning. Learn how educators have implemented a school-wide global learning program that incorporates projects and service learning across the curriculum. Teachers and the school leader from the Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio will share their struggles and successes to help guide webinar participants on October 25 at 5:30 PM EDT. Register online.

This story originally appeared in the Afterschool Advocate (Vol. 13, Issue 9).

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