Recorded Webinars

Project-Based Learning: How to Integrate It Virtually in Your Afterschool Program

Making project-based learning part of the virtual out-of-school time experience gives youth new opportunities to become leaders, thinkers and problem-solvers. Through projects that they help design, students get more engaged in their communities and add their voice to discussions about local issues. Participants will learn about what project-based learning is and how to implement it in daily, virtual and physical afterschool activities. Recording Project-Based Learning

Summer Learning Planning for Afterschool Providers during the Pandemic

PSAYDN invites Pennsylvania afterschool and summer learning professionals to participate in a ZOOM meeting to discuss challenges, planning and adaptation needed for summer programming in light of emerging issues from COVID-19. Recording Summer Learning Planning

Integrating Authentic Citizen Science Learning STEM Experiences into Your Virtual Classroom or Afterschool Program

Citizen science is the involvement of members of the public in scientific research. Children can be online citizen scientists and help in conservation and protect natural resources in three ways: Increase scientific knowledge like a scientist, encourage related 21st century skills and explore science-related careers. Citizen scientists can contribute in many ways, including helping to track patterns in space or time, in the discovery of species and fostering environmental stewardship issues. Citizen Science projects and activities flow across a variety of fields including ecology, astronomy, medicine, computer science, statistics, psychology, genetics and engineering. In this session, participants will learn how to adapt citizen scientist projects into their virtual 21st CCLC programming. Recording Citizen Science

School-Age Program Quality Assessment: How Can It Support My Program Quality?

Betsy Saatman, TA specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key and PSAYDN quality subcommittee chairman, will discuss the School-Age Program Quality Assessment (SPQA) tool, what it measures, and how to use it for continuous quality improvement. You will hear stories about providers using the tool and in which way it transformed their approaches to programming. Find out how to obtain the tool and sign up for an assessment. Recording School-Age Program Quality Assessment

Engaging with the Future Talent Pipeline Earlier

Join us to learn about Tallo, an online platform that connects talent with opportunities. The Tallo app assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Students (age 13+) and professionals showcase their skills and abilities in their online profile, connect directly with companies and colleges looking for the next generation of talent, and match with over $20 billion in scholarships. Recording Future Talent Pipeline

PSAYDN Lights On Afterschool Training

Learn how to convene a successful Lights On Afterschool event in Pennsylvania. Now more than ever, it is critically important to advocate for afterschool, out-of-school time and summer learning programs. Join Afterschool Alliance staff and program staff from around the commonwealth as they describe Lights On Afterschool event best practices – from the simple to the more complex. Recording LOA Training

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