Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge: Tips and Tricks


Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

The Afterschool Alliance and Mozilla have partnered up this year to bring you the Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge, a simple, fun activity to help afterschool programs develop students webmaking and digital literacy skills. For the Challenge, students will design their own digital poster showcasing their favorite afterschool programs on Mozillas Webmaker platform.

 

In this webinar, staff from the Afterschool Alliance and Mozilla will give you a quick run-through on how to participate in the Webmaker Challenge.

Speakers:

  • Dan Gilbert; Associate, Afterschool Alliance
  • Lainie DeCoursy, Communications Manager, Mozilla
  • Kat Braybrooke, Content and Curation Lead, Mozilla & Hive Labs

 



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Lights On Afterschool: 101


Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

Lights On Afterschool is a national celebration of the afterschool programs that keeps kids safe, inspire learning and help working families. Every year, more than 1 million Americans attend more than 7,500 Lights On Afterschool events in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia.

Lights On Afterschool events can be whatever you make them. This webinar will show you the basics of planning a successful Lights On Afterschool event. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool events come in all shapes and sizes and don't have to cost a lot to be effective. We'll show you how to use our event planning tools to help you stay on track with your planning, attract VIPs and work with the media to get your message out. These tools along with many others at your disposal can help you plan a successful and memorable Lights On Afterschool event that will expand on the relationships you currently have and help build new ones.

Speakers:

  • Shaun Gray; Production and Office Manager, Afterschool Alliance
  • Dan Gilbert; Associate, Afterschool Alliance

 

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Afterschool and Elections: How You Can Get Involved


Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

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The critical midterm elections are this fall and we’re calling on all afterschool programs to raise awareness about their importance to students, families and communities. Learn about some of the key challenges and opportunities facing afterschool and summer learning programs during this election season, and discover how you can advocate for afterschool in your community and raise awareness of these critical programs among elected officials and candidates. The speakers will cite examples of successful advocacy efforts, including hosting site visits.

Guest Speakers:

  • Erik Peterson; Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance
  • Ellen Fern; Principal, Washington Partners

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Lights On Afterschool: Science Center-Afterschool Partnership Grants


Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014
01:30 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

When science centers and afterschool providers work together, resulting youth programs combine the best of informal science education and youth development principles. To encourage such partnerships, the Afterschool Alliance and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) are pleased to offer 20 mini-grants to ASTC-member science centers to help them develop and host a 2014 Lights On Afterschool event in partnership with an afterschool provider.

This webinar will introduce interested science centers and museums to the Lights on Afterschool initiative. Speakers will discuss grant expectations, provide event examples, and answer audience questions.

Guest Speakers:

  • Wendy Hancock; Manager, Professional Development and Exhibition Services (ASTC)
  • Melissa Ballard; Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance

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Funding Quality Partnerships Between Housing Authorities and Afterschool Programs


Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
02:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

By partnering with local afterschool providers who contribute trained staff and curriculum, housing authorities across the country are bringing high-quality afterschool education home to the children and youth they serve. A recent webinar, Housing Authorities & Afterschool: Ideal Community Partners, provided information on establishing and maintaining a housing authority/afterschool partnership.

In this webinar, Afterschool Alliance and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) are collaborating again in order to provide information on funding sources for housing authority/afterschool partnerships. Guest speakers involved with a successful partnership in Cleveland will discuss: their experiences as a 21st Century Community Leaning grantee, strategies for involving school districts and other community partners in afterschool learning, and suggestions for housing authorities and afterschool providers looking to initiate similar partnerships in their own communities.

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Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge: Tips and Tricks
Lights On Afterschool: 101
Afterschool and Elections: How You Can Get Involved
Lights On Afterschool: Science Center-Afterschool Partnership Grants
Funding Quality Partnerships Between Housing Authorities and Afterschool Programs
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Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: Policy Basics
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