Event Downloads & Recordings
December 12, 2016
Participants heard about lessons learned and tips for successful data collection and program evaluation. They also heard from others how Pennsylvania providers are building outcome-driven programs, how the outcome data can strengthen the overall system of afterschool in a region, and practical next steps to launch a data collection and program evaluation effort in your organization.
This meeting was offered to share PSAYDN's current work and accomplishments in core areas of policy, sustainability and quality; to get members input on and involvement in upcoming projects and events; and to increase PSAYDN’s members’ knowledge about Engagement of Out-of-School Time (OST) in Career and Workforce.
During this meeting the state and national efforts for Out-of-School Time to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education were highlighted.
Special guest presenters included Dr. Anita Krishnamurthi, Director of STEM Policy for the Afterschool Alliance; Robin Shoop, Director of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy; Julia Skolnik, Project Associate-Curriculum Specialist at the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia; and Ed Bender, Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania 4-H Science Program Team.
The meeting featured updates in PSAYDN’s core areas of work: Sustainability, Policy and Communications, and Quality by Thierry Malley, State Director of the Pennsylvania Area Council of Boys and Girls Clubs, Bill Bartle, Youth Policy Director at Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, and Kacy Conley, PSAYDN Director, respectively.
Reducing Chronic Absenteeism Resources
Lights On Afterschool is celebrated annually to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities across the country. This webinar will be presented by Dan Gilbert, Associate, Afterschool Alliance and Tara Cox, Afterschool and Family Programs Coordinator at the Franklin Institute. Learn the techniques for producing a quality Lights On Afterschool event and how your program can effectively engage both policymakers, media, parents, schools and business stakeholders. This year Lights On Afterschool celebration will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Presented by PSAYDN Staff
In preparation for attendance at the Afterschool and Youth Development Advocacy Day, PSAYDN is conducting a training webinar on the importance of being an advocate. Participants will be informed about key messages, acquire tips on communicating with legislators and obtain information about how to follow-up with legislators in their home district. In addition, information about the Advocacy Day agenda will be disseminated. The webinar is recommended for those participating in Advocacy Day but open to everyone with an interest in effectively communicating with elected officials.
Presented by Dan Gilbert, Afterschool Alliance, and Matt Butensky and Michele Day, Schuylkill ACHIEVE.
Lights On Afterschool is celebrated annually to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities across the country. Learn techniques for producing a quality Lights On event and how to effectively engage both policymakers, media, parents, schools and business stakeholders. This year Lights On Afterschool will take place on Thursday, October 22.
Lights On Afterschool is celebrated annually to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities across the country. This session presented by Sarah Simpson from the Afterschool Alliance; Mila Yochum, Allegheny Partner’s on Out of School Time; and Heather Moyer, Director of School Age Programs and Summer Camp, LifeSpan shared their techniques for producing a quality event and how to effectively engage both policymakers and the media.
After School Quality (ASQ) is a 5 step process that school age care programs in Pennsylvania are using to build relationships at all levels, collect data about their program, create action plan items and implement action plan items that directly impact the quality of their program, as well as their larger community. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the 5 steps, stories from the field, data from a 2013 pilot project and information about getting started.
Interested in becoming a PQAS instructor, don’t have 30 Early Childhood Education college credits but have expertise to share with the ECE/SACC practitioners? Join this webinar and discussion about applying as a specialty discipline (SD) PQAS instructor. They will walk you through the SD PQAS application and assist you in identifying your niche in the PQAS Instructor community.
This session walks you through the PQAS Application Process. PQAS is a system for certifying individuals who provide professional development and technical assistance to early childhood and school-age professionals in Pennsylvania. The different types of PQAS approval are being reviewed and which application you should complete identified. Required documents for submission with your application will be discussed. You will hear an explanation of the Professional Development Module and Overview and finally common mistakes with PQAS applications that are submitted to the PA Key office will be reviewed.
Healthy meals are an important component of high quality out-of-school time programs and can provide numerous benefits for children and youth. In this session, Signe Anderson, Children Nutrition Policy Analyst at the Food Research Action Center, and Terry Roden, Supervisor for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, At Risk Meals Program, and Summer Food Service Program for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Services, discuss federal reimbursement programs for meals and snacks during afterschool and summer programs. The presenters share the benefits of offering healthy meals and snacks, requirements for reimbursement, information on how to get started and resources to guide you in the application process.
Understanding of the Older Youth Work Group Mission, its relationship to PA Keystone STARS and the proposed model and the context of the project (main components of QRIS systems, generally, and the prevalence of systems for school-age and older youth, nationally. Distinguish between QIS and QRIS).
This online session will provide participants with tips and tools to develop events that attract media attention, policymaker support, as well as parent, school and business stakeholder engagement and ultimately highlight the importance of afterschool programs in the community.
Since many out-of-school programs face limited funding and their staff members tend to be young, part-time workers who rarely commit to the job for long, providing high-quality, cost-effective professional development can be a challenge. While emerging research points to the positive effects afterschool programs have on students' academic performance, debate is stirring over what core competencies these workers should possess. Two experts on the out-of-school community discuss the latest ideas on providing professional development for staff members.
This retreat included a dynamic networking session sharing PSAYDN’s current work and accomplishments as well as a panel of out-of-school time and youth development experts presenting a state and federal outlook of PSAYDN’s core areas of policy, quality and sustainability. Attendees learned more in workshops about specific projects that are underway at the state level.
PSAYDN's Annual Meeting and Reception will celebrate the network's accomplishments over the past year, share goals for the future and honor statewide afterschool champions.
Carla Casilli from the Badge Alliance and Victoria Wegener from Mainspring Consulting facilitated this event on November 17, 2014 in Harrisburg, Pa. The summit included plenary informational and sharing sessions including an overview of badging nationally and in Pennsylvania; a youth pathways and professional development session; and small group sessions for badging novices and advanced attendees.
Where is badging now and what is its potential?
Carla Casilli, Badge Alliance
Panel 1 – Badging in Pennsylvania
Khalif Ali, Sprout Fund
Brandon Klevence, Free Library of Philadelphia
Michael Robb, Fred Rogers Center
Panel 2 – Badging in Pennsylvania
Nadia Schafer, Drexel University’s Digital On-Ramps and Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
Andy Stutzman, Drexel University’s Digital On-Ramps and Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
David Ferreira, Slippery Rock University
John Golden, Slippery Rock University
Allan McClaine, Slippery Rock University
Seventy-eight afterschool colleagues and advocates gathered on September 17 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of PSAYDN. Janelle Cousino, vice president and chief network weaver for Fowler Hoffman, led the attendees through discussions about quality, sustainability and policy. Featured speakers included deputy secretary of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Barbara Minzenberg; and acting deputy secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Rita Perez.
Leslie Roesler, Associate Director, Pennsylvania Key
Gathering Data to Tell the Story
Vicki Ellis, Project Lead, Out-of-School Time System of Systems Building, Philadelphia School District
Jeanne Miller, SHINE Program Director, Lehigh-Carbon Community College
Gulal Nakati, Knowledge Manager/Engineer Project Lead, Deputy Mayor’s Office for Health and Opportunity, City of Philadelphia
National Perspective: What’s new in afterschool?
Janelle Cousino, Vice President and Chief Network Weaver, Fowler Hoffman
Preparing Children and Youth for Tomorrow’s Workforce
Winnie Black, Project Accelerate Coordinator, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network
Sue Mukherjee, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis Director, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Pam Streich, Director of Planning, North Central Workforce Investment Board/Youth Council
Keeping the peace in OST: Positive behaviors – Interventions and supports in afterschool
Veirdre Jackson, Director, Montgomery Early Learning Centers
OST: Getting OUTSIDE – Partnerships for outdoor learning opportunities
Jennifer Fetter, Watershed/Youth Development Educator, Penn State Extension
Bert Myers, Environmental Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Estelle Rupert, Graduate Professor, Lebanon Valley College
Over 400 OST key stakeholders in the region were brought together to focus on practice, policy and resources to build and sustain accessible quality out-of-school opportunities that support children and youth’s positive growth and development and ultimate transition to successful adulthood. The event was hosted by PSAYDN and the University of Pennsylvania’s Out-of-School Time Resource Center.
Roundtable discussions included:
Structure and Management
Health and Safety