Creating the Conditions for Social and Emotional Learning


Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016
02:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

By now many of us have heard of the critical importance of developing social and emotional skills, but it is often difficult to connect the frameworks and research to the everyday practices that help foster skill building in afterschool. In this webinar we will focus on bridging the gap between research and practical application of social and emotional learning practices that support skill building.

Deb Moroney and Jaime Singer from American Institutes for Research (AIR) will join us to talk about their resources that support the application of best practices in social and emotional learning in afterschool. AIR is a leader in the field of supporting social and emotional development through quality summer, afterschool, and expanded learning programs.

AIR released a series of briefs and related tools in 2015 that focus on connecting research to action. To accompany the first brief, AIR created Social and Emotional Learning Practices: A Self-Reflection Tool for Afterschool Staff.

Stacey Daraio from Temescal Associates and Aleah Rosario from the California School-Age Consortium will also be joining the discussion to talk about how the Expanded Learning 360/365 group, in collaboration with the California School-Age Consortium, is using AIR’s Self-Reflection Tool for building quality in afterschool systems throughout California.

Come prepared to learn how Research + Action is moving the afterschool field towards ensuring all participants have opportunities for skill building and positive development.

Speakers:

  • Deborah Moroney, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
  • Jaime Singer, Senior TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research
  • Stacey Daraio, Co-Director, Temescal Associates
  • Aleah Rosario, Program Manager, California School-Age Consortium

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ESSA: What does it mean for afterschool and summer learning?


Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
01:00 PM EST

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama last month effectively reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – but what does ESSA mean for afterschool and summer learning program providers?

Join us for an overview webinar breaking down what the new law says regarding funding and policy for afterschool and summer learning programs, whether through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, STEM afterschool provisions, full service community schools, or other programs. This introductory webinar will be the first in a series of five webinars to be held in the coming months that will go into depth on a variety of programs and topics in ESSA relevant to afterschool programs and providers.

Speakers:

  • Erik Peterson, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance
  • Ellen Fern, Managing Director, Washington Partners
  • Anita Krishnamurthi, VP of Policy, Afterschool Alliance

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Effective Practices to Cultivate Social & Emotional Learning


Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
12:30 PM EST

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By now, we have all heard and read about the importance of “non-cognitive skills,” also referred by many other terms including social and emotional skills, 21st Century learning skills, or growth mindset, in the adolescent years. But for many out-of-school time programs, it is still difficult to navigate the various terms, definitions and frameworks designed to specify the key personal and social competencies needed by youth to be healthy, caring, and contributing individuals. Even more challenging is to know how to promote these competencies. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has been at the leading edge of research and practice in the field of social and emotional learning (SEL).

On this webinar, researchers from CASEL will provide out-of-school time leaders and practitioners with guidance on how to integrate the various frameworks for youth competence and implement effective strategies that create supportive environments for SEL. CASEL has conducted a systematic review of programs with proven SEL outcomes and has looked across those programs to identify common structures and practices. Several SEL program providers will also participate in the webinar to illustrate these and describe their approach to building social and emotional competence in young people.  Based on extensive research, this webinar will focus on how to apply what is known from effective SEL programs to your own work with youth in OST programs.

Speakers:

  • Celene Domitrovich, Vice President of Research, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
  • Linda Dusenbury, Senior Research Consultant, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
  • Jitendrapal Kundan, Executive Director, The Origins Program
  • Penny Willis, Training and Program Development Specialist, Lions Quest
  • Ursula Helminski, VP, External Affairs, Afterschool Alliance (Moderator)

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Coding in afterschool: Get started with the Hour of Code!


Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
01:00 PM EST

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Kids love technology, but wouldn’t it be great if they could learn to make their own animations, video games, or phone apps? In this webinar, you can learn how to get your students started with coding during the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science that’s designed to demystify code and show kids of all ages that they can learn the basics. Host your Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13).

Our guest speakers from code.org will share their new resources for afterschool programs, along with some very exciting news! We extend our thanks to our partner, the National AfterSchool Association, for their help in putting this webinar together.

Speakers:

  • Laura Kline, Product & Marketing Manager, Code.org
  • Melissa Jones, Community Development Manager, Code.org

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Lights On Afterschool: Social Media Outreach Strategies


Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
02:00 PM EST

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Social media can help to expand the reach of your Lights On Afterschool event and enhance the experience for your guests by allowing them to engage one another. Social media will also connect your celebration with thousands of events happening all over the world! It is a great way to strengthen support within your own community and to easily (and cheaply) communicate with people throughout the year. You don’t need to have a presence on every social media platform available; choose what will best showcase your program and most allow you to connect with your community of supporters.

In this webinar, we will provide ideas for using social media before, during and after your Lights On Afterschool event to maximize your event's profile in the community and overall impact.

Speakers:

  • Marianna Sachse, Senior Associate, Digital, Burness 
  • Genelle Quarles Adrien, Associate, Digital, Burness 
  • Rachel Clark, Communications Associate, Afterschool Alliance
  • Brent Cummings, 21st CCLC Program Director, Walla Walla Public Schools


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Creating the Conditions for Social and Emotional Learning
ESSA: What does it mean for afterschool and summer learning?
Effective Practices to Cultivate Social & Emotional Learning
Coding in afterschool: Get started with the Hour of Code!
Lights On Afterschool: Social Media Outreach Strategies
Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Policy Makers & The Media
Lights On Afterschool 101
Digging into Research: Interest and Identity in STEM
Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework
Federal Supports for Afterschool & Summer Learning Programs
Digital Outreach Strategies: Social Media Metrics
Digging into Research: Gender Equity in STEM
Digging into Research: Making and Tinkering in Afterschool
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Social Media Outreach Strategies for OST Programs
Afterschool and Keeping Kids Active and Healthy: What You Can Do
Building Literacy in Afterschool
Traditional and Social Media Tools for Kids on the Move
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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 Partnerships Between Housing Authorities and Afterschool Programs
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Increasing Participation in the Summer Food Service Program
Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: Policy Basics
Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: District Meetings
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Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool
Engineering & Computing in Afterschool
Activating Youth Advocates
Strengthening Afterschool STEM Partnerships
Engaging Parents as Program Advocates
Afterschool and the Common Core State Standards
Lights On Afterschool: Tips for Getting Media Coverage
Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Parents at Your Event
Lights On Afterschool: Getting VIPs to Your Event
Bridging Afterschool & Informal Science Communities
Lights On Afterschool: Securing An Awesome Location
Build, Create and Innovate: Expanding Access to Maker Programs
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Build, Create & Innovate: Strategies for Engaging Youth Through Making
Build, Create & Innovate: An Introduction to Maker Culture
Youth Violence Prevention Strategies in Afterschool
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Defining Youth Outcomes of STEM in Afterschool
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