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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Afterschool in Rural Communities: What You Need to Know

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Afterschool in Rural Communities: What You Need to Know

Afterschool programs act as integral partners in rural communities. They keep kids safe, inspire learning and support working families. Yet for every one rural child in an afterschool program, there are three more waiting to get in. Join us for an audience-centric webinar featuring guest speakers who will share systems of support in place at the state level, promising practices and key strategies to address the challenges unique to afterschool programs in rural communities.

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Afterschool Innovators and Middle School Success

Thu, Apr 25, 2013

Afterschool Innovators and Middle School Success

In conjunction with the release of the compendium, “Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth,” this webinar features three of the 2012 Afterschool Innovators.

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Afterschool STEM Impact Award Insights

Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Afterschool STEM Impact Award Insights

As science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming grows around the nation, the Afterschool Alliance recently announced a new national award – the Afterschool STEM Impact Awards, sponsored by the Noyce Foundation -- to help support the work of outstanding programs.

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Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2018 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2018 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

This May, the New York Life Foundation will make 26 awards to out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged youth through their Aim High grant program. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the grant opportunity, eligibility and expectations from Marlyn Torres, Senior Program Officer at the New York Life Foundation, and Dan Gilbert, the administrator of the grant application and review process. Have your questions ready, and hear tips on making your application stand out from the crowd. 

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Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

Thu, May 5, 2016

Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

In this webinar, Deb Moroney and Michael McGarrah from American Institutes for Research (AIR) will join us to talk about Ready to Assess, a suite of tools that can help afterschool and education leaders, practitioners, and policymakers decide whether and how to assess social and emotional development, and by We will also be joined by Kristin Romens, Senior Consultant at The Learning Agenda, who will describe the progress and challenges educators face around implementing SEL best practices.

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Bridging Afterschool & Informal Science Communities

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Bridging Afterschool & Informal Science Communities

In this webinar, you’ll get to know the wealth of resources available through the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, and learn how you can interact and contribute to the online community.  

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Build, Create & Innovate: An Introduction to Maker Culture

Tue, May 28, 2013

Build, Create & Innovate: An Introduction to Maker Culture

Designed for maker novices, the webinar introduces participants to the learning philosophy that underpins maker culture. Guest speakers share best practices for engaging youth, expected learning outcomes, and a set of resources to assist with getting started.

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Build, Create & Innovate: Strategies for Engaging Youth Through Making

Wed, Jul 17, 2013

Build, Create & Innovate: Strategies for Engaging Youth Through Making

In this webinar, we will focus on the different types of hands-on maker activities that can be integrated into afterschool curriculum; guidance for how to approach evaluation and assessment; tools and strategies for engaging youth in digital webmaking; opportunities to build program capacity through Maker Corps; and how to leverage other informal networks of support for the maker community. 

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Build, Create and Innovate: Expanding Access to Maker Programs

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Build, Create and Innovate: Expanding Access to Maker Programs

In this webinar we will focus on strategies for increasing the quantity and quality of maker programs at the city and state level. Guest speakers from the California Department of Education, the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the New York Hall of Science will discuss some of the efforts currently under way to create a learning revolution in rural and urban communities across the country.  

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