Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

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On-Demand Webinars

Why STEM is Important To Young People - 11/14/18

Why STEM is Important to Young People

Out-of-school time (OST) can help young people to see that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is more than an assignment in school. OST STEM activities can help youth understand that what they are learning now is pertinent to their future and the future of the whole world.

Strategy: 
Preparing for Success in STEM
Date: 
November 14, 2018

How OST Programs Help Youth Excel

How Out-of-School Time Programs Help Youth Excel

Learn how implementing an experiential learning model in STEM experiences that focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) helps youth excel. Research has demonstrated that sustained and well-integrated SEL engages youth and improves their achievement.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Date: 
October 17, 2018

Code Your World: NYSD 2018 - 09/12/2018

Code Your World: NYSD 2018

Computer Science is a 21st-century skill that empowers young people to be creators, rather than just consumers of technology. Computer science experiences ignite innovation and develop problem-solving skills that are applicable in all areas of the real world. Today, computer science is driving growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce.

Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Date: 
September 12, 2018

Helping Youth Build Connections from Summer to the School Year - 08/15/18

Helping Youth Build Connections from Summer to the School Year

Going back to school is a big change for children and their families. It is exciting, but it can also be a challenging and stressful time. This webinar will include tips you can share with families to help them prepare for a great new school year.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Date: 
August 15, 2018

Sustaining Summer Learning - 7/18/18

Sustaining Summer Learning

Families often look forward to summer as an opportunity to rest and relax. However, for low-income families, summer can lead to struggles with basic needs like healthy food and safe places for children to spend their days. It can also lead to learning loss. Research shows at-risk youth fall behind their peers each summer.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Date: 
July 18, 2018

What Can We Learn from Summer Camp? - 6/6/18

What Can We Learn From Summer Camp?

This webinar focuses on great summer camp experiences. How can we provide youth with challenges that stretch them but don’t push too far? What are the best aspects of camping experiences that can be part of any summer program? Learn what makes camp experiences so impactful on young people and how you can incorporate those traits into your own summer program.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Date: 
June 6, 2018

Learning About Space: NASA and Beyond - 05/09/2018

Learning About Space: NASA and Beyond!

Learn to enable active STEM learning in your program. Active learning engages youth in critical thinking and problem-solving. It builds their skills to be college and career ready - and supports them in developing a positive STEM identity. We will focus on active learning about a far-away topic - space - with resources from NASA and beyond.

Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Date: 
May 9, 2018

Learning to Support Military Families - 4/11/18

Learning to Support Military Families

There are nearly two million children growing up in military families across the United States and most do not live on military installations. This month's webinar is designed to help OST programs learn more about the military families in their community and how they can serve these families.

Guest: Karly Black, Nebraska 4-H Military Liaison

Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Date: 
April 11, 2018

Leadership in Afterschool - 03/07/18

Leadership in Afterschool

What does it take to be a leader in afterschool? This webinar will focus on developing leadership in our staff, and in youth. We will focus on how cooperation and collaboration are essential in leading STEM activities and in developing a strong team of afterschool professionals.
Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Date: 
March 7, 2018