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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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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Traditional and Social Media Tools for Kids on the Move

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Traditional and Social Media Tools for Kids on the Move

Communications experts will walk through strategies and tools to leverage your state's data from the Afterschool Alliance's new Kids on the Move report to garner positive coverage and awareness of afterschool programs' role in supporting health and wellness.

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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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Tips to Apply for the New York Life Foundation Aim High Grant

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Tips to Apply for the New York Life Foundation Aim High Grant

The New York Life Foundation has created a new $1.95 M grant opportunity, Aim High. This May, 18 awards will be made to out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged youth. 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, administrator of the grant application process. 

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The President’s Budget Eliminates Afterschool Funding. What Happens Now?

Thu, May 4, 2017

The President’s Budget Eliminates Afterschool Funding. What Happens Now?

President Trump’s budget proposal, released in March, calls for eliminating 21st Century Community Learning Center funding. These funds currently support nearly 10,000 local afterschool and summer programs serving 1.6 million children all across the nation. What does this mean for your program? Your community? Join a Q&A with Afterschool Alliance VP of Policy Erik Peterson to find out.

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The New Normal: Libraries as Partners in 21st Century Learning

Tue, Mar 12, 2013

The New Normal: Libraries as Partners in 21st Century Learning

Public libraries are fast becoming hubs for 21st century learning and redefining traditional perceptions of what it means to “hang out” at the library. This webinar is focused on how these institutions—in partnership with youth-serving organizations—can be key allies in providing innovative and digitally-rich programming for teens and middle school youth.

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

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

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

Tune into Part II of this webinar series highlighting insights from the newly released book, The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future, which delves into the ways in which the OST field has matured over the past two decades as a partner in helping children and youth reach their full potential. This webinar will feature leaders in the field discussing the roles of professional development and federal policy in the OST field, and what the future holds for the OST movement.

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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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The Framework for K-12 Science Education: What does it mean for afterschool?

Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The Framework for K-12 Science Education: What does it mean for afterschool?

The Framework for K-12 Science Education, developed by the National Academies of Sciences, offers a powerful new vision for American science education. In this webinar we’ll focus on what is new and different about the Framework’s vision for science education and how afterschool organizations are designing programs and staff professional development to help young people engage with the Framework.

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