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
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
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
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
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
Workforce initiatives are a priority in Pennsylvania, and there are many funding opportunities for afterschool programs. Hear from Allen Norton, workforce development executive, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and Ronysha Henderson, Apprenticeship Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Labor, about workforce development opportunities and needs in Pennsylvania as well as how afterschool programs can serve as a resource in this area. Learn how afterschool programs can connect and partner with local chamber of commerce members, workforce development boards and serve as career pathways for pre-apprenticeships.