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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Supporting Grieving Children in Afterschool & Summer Learning Programs

Thu, 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.  

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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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Learn to Speak "STEM-ish": Finishing the Reframed Story of Afterschool STEM

Tue, 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. 

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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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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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Creating Year-Round Opportunities for Literacy

Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Creating Year-Round Opportunities for Literacy

Reading, writing and thinking critically are important skills students need to succeed, but during the summer, students can lose approximately two months of reading achievement. Two programs featured in a newly released issue brief will join us to talk about their work keeping their students engaged in literacy during the school year and into the summer months.

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The Afterschool for All Challenge: Take Action at Home

Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The Afterschool for All Challenge: Take Action at Home

On May 24, 2016, hundreds of afterschool advocates and youth will be bringing their powerful stories to Capitol Hill for the 16th Afterschool for All Challenge. We know it is difficult to travel to Washington, D.C. to make your voice heard, so we are bringing the advocacy opportunity to you with the Afterschool for All Virtual Challenge, in which you can participate from your own community or computer!

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Learn to Speak “STEM-ish”: Translating Afterschool STEM to Boost Public Support

Wed, Apr 6, 2016

Learn to Speak “STEM-ish”: Translating Afterschool STEM to Boost Public Support

Want to help afterschool STEM blast off in your community? Do you struggle to convince your stakeholders that afterschool must be at the table for conversations about improving STEM education? The FrameWorks Institute has recently completed a multi-year study of what messages about afterschool and STEM expand people’s support and which are not productive.

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ESSA: Opportunities for Community-School Partnerships

Tue, Mar 29, 2016

ESSA: Opportunities for Community-School Partnerships

This webinar will focus on Title IV of ESSA and opportunities for community-school partnerships such as the Student Success and Academic Enrichment block grant, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Full Service Community Schools, Promise Neighborhoods, and Statewide Family Engagement Centers. 

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