Developing High-Quality STEM Experiences at Every AgeThu, Sep 1, 2016
Developing High-Quality STEM Experiences at Every Age
How do you create meaningful STEM experiences for students from elementary to middle to high school? In this webinar, we’ll hear from two STEM education experts and from two afterschool practitioners, the California Tinkering Afterschool Network and a statewide professional development provider, on how they differentiate instruction and staff training across the K-12 grade span.
Lights On Afterschool: Promoting Healthy Eating & Physical ActivityTue, Aug 30, 2016
Lights On Afterschool: Promoting Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
Are you looking for ways to make sure that your Lights On Afterschool event showcases how afterschool programs can keep kids healthy and active by incorporating the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards? In this webinar, we’ll make sure that you have all the ideas, tools, and resources you need to plan an event that shows the important role that afterschool programs play in keeping kids healthy and active before and after the school bell rings.
Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Youth Voice & Letters to the Next PresidentThu, Aug 25, 2016
Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Youth Voice & Letters to the Next President
In this webinar, we will dig into how programs around the country can leverage their Lights On Afterschool events to engage youth voice, with a particular focus on the opportunities made available through the new Letters to the Next President project that is being co-hosted by the National Writing Project and KQED.Watch
Lights On Afterschool: Traditional and Social Media StrategiesTue, Aug 23, 2016
Lights On Afterschool: Traditional and Social Media Strategies
In this webinar, we will provide ideas for engaging the media and using social media before, during and after your Lights On Afterschool event to maximize your event's profile in the community and overall impact!Watch
Lights On Afterschool: Making Afterschool an Election IssueThu, Aug 18, 2016
Lights On Afterschool: Making Afterschool an Election Issue
In this webinar, we will discuss a variety of strategies and considerations when planning your event and reaching out to policy makers to make sure that your Lights On Afterschool event makes a big splash!
Lights On Afterschool 101Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Lights On Afterschool 101
In Lights On Afterschool 101 we will show you the basics of planning a successful Lights On Afterschool event. Lights On Afterschool events can be whatever you make them; like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool events come in all shapes and sizes and don't have to cost a lot to be effective.Watch
Supporting Grieving Children in Afterschool & Summer Learning ProgramsThu, Jun 9, 2016
Supporting Grieving Children in Afterschool & Summer Learning Programs
The vast majority of children experience the death of a close family member or friend by the time they complete high school. In this webinar, we will help out-of-school professionals learn basic skills in how to talk with and support students as they struggle to understand and cope with a loss in their lives.Watch
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.Watch
Learn to Speak "STEM-ish": Finishing the Reframed Story of Afterschool STEMTue, May 3, 2016
Learn to Speak "STEM-ish": Finishing the Reframed Story of Afterschool STEM
In part two of this interactive web series, participants will immerse themselves in the rest of the FrameWorks Institute’s evidence-based reframing strategies for talking effectively with the public about informal STEM learning. We’ll look at why individual success stories can backfire, discuss how to explain the relationship of afterschool programs to classroom learning, and review tested strategies for talking about disparities in STEM education. Join us for an engaging, informative hour of examples, practice, and Q&A.Watch