Recorded Webinars

What’s Hot in STEAM This Summer: Service Learning in Afterschool – Next Steps

Afterschool Planning: Collaborative Efforts for Fall 2020

What will the school day look like in Fall 2020 with plans around keeping our schools and communities safe during COVID-19? Together we will explore ways for afterschool programs to develop sustainable, collaborative relationships with school districts. By working together, school districts and afterschool programs can better meet the needs of families. Participants will gain both a national and state perspective and learn best practices from presenters from the Afterschool Alliance, Pennsylvania school age child care directors, school district personnel and community agencies. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. View Afterschool Planning

What’s Hot in STEAM This Summer: Service Learning in Afterschool

Wondering what service-learning could look like in your afterschool program? During this 2-part institute, you can learn how quality service-learning grows positive youth outcomes, engages youth in real-world problem solving, and offers opportunities for youth to grow as leaders. During the first session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of service-learning, including how it is different from community service. Participants will learn what service-learning looks like in out-of-school time settings and hear about examples of where it is currently happening. In the second session, you’ll review a handbook that makes it easy to take what you’ve learned and put it into practice. View Service Learning in Afterschool

What’s Hot in STEAM This Summer: Engineering With Empathy

Engineers of all sorts utilize the design thinking method. While there are many variations of design thinking processes, they all emphasize the importance of empathy early in the design process. Whether you are planning a birthday party or designing the sleep quarters on the International Space Station, having an understanding of the many perspectives of the users will ensure that you ultimately meet the needs of your consumers. As educators, how do we help students gain empathy? In this session we will explore several strategies to help students gain empathy and use it within engineering challenges. View Engineering With Empathy

What’s Hot in STEAM This Summer: Get the Scoop on Pennsylvania Careers

Five Pennsylvania STEAM professionals share about their careers and experiences, ways to encourage girls to enter STEAM-related jobs, what it takes to prepare for a specific career and how to be successful in the world of work in general. This webinar is designed primarily for afterschool staff who work with youth in career exploration and planning. View Get the Scoop

What’s Hot in STEAM This Summer: Bring STEAM to Life Through Entrepreneurship

Starting young and providing consistent quality learning experiences, youth will learn to identify authentic opportunities, create innovative solutions, take calculated risks, and redefine failure as a learning opportunity. Get an overview of youth entrepreneurship and its connection to STEAM, engage in entrepreneurship activities, and create a plan to implement entrepreneurial learning with students. View Bring STEAM to Life

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