News & Events
Complete the STEM Survey by May 31, 2013
PSAYDN has received a grant from the NOYCE Foundation to increase the quantity and quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities offered in Pennsylvania out-of-school time (OST) programs. To reach this goal, PSAYDN is conducting annual surveys to learn what programs exist, what they need to build support for OST programs over time, and how to work with stakeholders to sustain OST programs across the commonwealth.
Responses are needed from all staff (administrators, capacity builders and direct service staff)
Participation is voluntary
Names and locations of OST programs are collected for follow-up next year
Only summaries of the survey responses will be reported
Responses will be kept confidential
Please share this message with your staff and other OST programs.
June 14, 2013; Webinar
10:30AM - 12:00PM
"Making Everyday a Great Day in Out-of-School Time: Promoting Youth Engagement and Positive Behavior"
To share PSAYDN's current work and accomplishments in our core areas of policy, sustainability and quality
To get members input on and involvement in upcoming projects and events
To increase PSAYDN’s members’ knowledge about the utilization of the standards aligned system and portal in out-of-school time programs
“Making Everyday a Great Day in Out-of-School Time: Promoting Youth Engagement and Positive Behavior”. Featured speakers are Dr. Emilie Smith, professor, Human Development and Family Studies director/PI, LEGACY Together Project, Penn State University; Dr. Veirdre Jackson, associate project director, Montgomery Early Childhood Learning Center; and Dr. Stacie Molnar-Main, strategic initiatives manager, Center for Safe Schools. Learn about positive practices and strategies to make a safe, secure and friendly OST program environment.
June 18-19, 2013; Allentown, Pa.
This course gives an opportunity for school leaders and OST leaders to be involved in joint learning and planning to support and ensure alignment between the school day and out-of-school time. This alignment is critical for the implementation of a quality OST program that will support student success.