Afterschool Webinars

Learn from experts and fellow practitioners on the latest in afterschool, including program funding, research and analysis, practical guides, and how to's.

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The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Part I

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Part I

The OST field has come a long way over the past two decades, and the newly released book, The Growing Out-of-School-Time Field: Past, Present, and Future, delves into the ways in which the OST field has grown and matured as a partner in helping children and youth reach their full potential. In part one of two in this webinar series, hear from leading researchers in the OST field who wrote chapters in the book focused on the critical role the OST field has played to promote positive youth development over the years.

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Tools, Ideas, and Strategies for Creative Computing in Afterschool

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Tools, Ideas, and Strategies for Creative Computing in Afterschool

Providing students with the tools and knowledge they need to become creators of technology, not just consumers, is a growing priority for afterschool programs across the country. Join us for a conversation with Sarah Carter, from SciGirls, and Ricarose Roque, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, for a conversation on overcoming these obstacles, from picking the right tools to teach computer science after school to training program facilitators to use them and beyond.

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Difficult Dialogues: Engaging Youth in Tough Conversations

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Difficult Dialogues: Engaging Youth in Tough Conversations

Youth need safe spaces to discuss their thoughts, fears, and hopes and to learn how to communicate their ideas while understanding and integrating the ideas and experiences of others. In this webinar, learn from voices in the field about how they are approaching these tough but important discussions and be introduced to some of the many tools that may help you facilitate these discussions in your own program.  

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Understanding and Responding to Hate & Bias (Reprise)

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Understanding and Responding to Hate & Bias (Reprise)

Like schools and other community spaces, afterschool providers across the country have noticed an uptick in incidents of bias over the past year among students, parents, and even sometimes staff. This behavior might range from insensitive jokes and remarks, to hateful language or graffiti, to bullying and harassment. If one of these incidents happens in your program, how you respond is critical for maintaining the trust and respect of youth and their families.

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What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

You asked for advice from peers on what to do for Lights On Afterschool events, and in this webinar we deliver. Join us to hear from an afterschool program director and get a walkthrough from the Afterschool Alliance’s own Faith Savaiano of the tips and tricks we’ve gathered from 15 years of Lights On Afterschool celebrations. We will be joined by Afterschool Ambassador Ayana Crichton from Cranston, Rhode Island. 

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Fight Budget Cuts using Lights On Afterschool

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Fight Budget Cuts using Lights On Afterschool

Want to stop budget cuts?  Your Lights On Afterschool celebration can help. In this webinar, Afterschool Alliance VP of Policy Erik Peterson will run us through the gamut of potential threats to afterschool funding that make this Lights On Afterschool so critical and answer questions from the audience about the latest developments in federal policy. We will then be joined by Dan Gilbert from the Alliance, who will show you the basics of planning a successful Lights On Afterschool event.

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Building English Language Learners' Literacy Afterschool

Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Building English Language Learners' Literacy Afterschool

Building the literacy proficiency of all learners is essential to equip them with the skills they will need as they navigate through the academic, professional, and personal facets of their lives. Tune in to this webinar and hear from programs featured in the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Issue Brief, “Afterschool Providing Key Literacy Support to English Language Learner Students,” including the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award winner, Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities. 

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Building Community between Police and Youth

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Building Community between Police and Youth

Across the country, law enforcement officers and communities have been engaging in conversations about what it means to work together as a community. Afterschool programs can play an important role in creating a safe and welcoming environment for these conversations to take place In this webinar, we will hear from a law enforcement officer and afterschool program director who work together to foster constructive relationships between youth and law enforcement. 

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Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias

Like schools and other community spaces, afterschool providers across the country have noticed an uptick in incidents of bias over the past year among students, parents, and even sometimes staff. This behavior might range from insensitive jokes and remarks, to hateful language or graffiti, to bullying and harassment. If one of these incidents happens in your program, how you respond is critical for maintaining the trust and respect of youth and their families.

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