Training and Professional Development – June
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
1w ago
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES   WEBINARS Asking Purposeful Questions- Evening Cohort Mondays: 6/10, 6/17, and 6/24 at 6PM- 8PM EST / 3PM – 5PM PST Questions begin a path toward discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Experienced educators also love being part of a cohort as a way to connect with other educators across the country, to learn new lesson plans, and to reflect on practice.  This is ..read more
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Activities & Resources for Programs – May
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
1M ago
Activities Activity (engineering):  How Does a Wind Meter Work? | Science Project (sciencebuddies.org) On a windy day it is hard to keep your hat on! The power of the wind can even be strong enough to power large wind turbines to make electricity! In this experiment, find out how you can make your own instrument to measure the speed and power of the wind. How does it work? Activity (engineering):  Tallest Paper Tower Challenge | Science Project (sciencebuddies.org) In this engineering challenge, you will use limited materials to build a paper tower as tall as possible, but there’s a ..read more
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Training and Professional Development – May
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
1M ago
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES   WEBINARS Teen Science Cafe Fellows- 2024-2025 Information Session May 23rd 4:30-5:30pm ET/ 1:30-2:30pm PT The Teen Science Cafe (TSC) Fellows initiative is a ten-month training program designed to help informal educators implement Teen Science Cafes in their community. Teen Science Cafe Fellows receive one-on-one support from TSC Guides to launch a cafe program and host three cafe events during the year. Fellows receive a $2,500 stipend to support their work! Register Here to attend an informational webinar to learn more! ACRES Coaching: Make Math Engaging Mondays ..read more
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Project Brainy
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
2M ago
Project Brainy Project Brainy is a six-session neuroscience-based curriculum designed for out of school time (OST) programs. The curriculum enables middle-school students to build social-emotional skills, engage in interactive STEM learning and increase literacy. Summer and fall 2024 OST programs are invited to apply to participate in a research project to study the implementation of the curriculum. Selected programs will receive training and ongoing support on the curriculum and a $1,500 participation stipend.  Learn more and apply here by May 17th to engage in summer programming!  ..read more
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Training and Professional Development – April
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
2M ago
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES                 WEBINARS Click2Engineering’s Including All Learners in Engineering Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 Noon-1:00 pm ET; 9:00 am-10:00 am PST In a highly competitive world, how do we create program spaces that help young people feel like engineering is a discipline in which they can succeed and thrive? Join this virtual workshop to develop strategies for creating engineering experiences that are engaging for all youth. Dive into what makes an engineering activity open and inclusive. Experience hands-on engineering and come aw ..read more
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Activities & Resources for Programs – March
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
3M ago
Activities Mathematics & Probability Science Activity: Asked to get an estimate for the famed mathematical constant, Pi, you might do what the ancient Greeks did: Divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. Or you can estimate Pi by a less conventional method: the random tossing of toothpicks! Cutting Pi: Mathematics & Measurement Science Activity: Cutting string diameters from a string circumference is a physical (kinesthetic) way to divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. No matter what circle you use, you’ll be able to cut three complete diameters and have ..read more
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Training and Professional Development – March
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
3M ago
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES SoDakSACA Leadership Retreat April 18-20: The SoDakSACA Leadership Retreat is always a great spring event. Don’t miss out. Register here.     ____________________________________________________________________________ WEBINARS Trainings for March 2024 ACRES Coaching: Make Math Engaging Wednesdays: 3/6, 3/20, and 4/3/2024 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST / 11:00 – 1:00 pm PST Are you looking for fun ways to help youth build number sense and problem-solving skills? Math can take on new meaning when it is integrated into daily routines in our afterschool programs. In this modul ..read more
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Activities & Resources for Programs – January
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
4M ago
Activities Can Plants Stop Soil Erosion?: Intermediate level environmental engineering activity lasting 2-4 weeks. Oil erosion can cost the world billions of dollars every year by washing pollutants into our streams and rivers and by causing the loss of farmland. What can you do about this problem? Help save the world (and some money!) with nothing more than a few plants! Build a Jumping Robot: Intermediate level mechanical engineering activity lasting 2-5 days. Can you build a robot that hops like a frog? In this engineering project, you will learn how to build a simple robot that uses the ..read more
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Training and Professional Development – February
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
4M ago
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES Child & Family Resource Network On-Demand Training Access a variety of on-demand style training from the Child & Family Resource Network. From Child Care Orientation to Ongoing Health & Safety Training, staff have quick and easy access to the tools necessary to fulfill requirements and support youth. Learn more here. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES Tech Talk Tuesday – Celebrating Black History Month  Join STEM Professionals – from analysts to business transformation managers – on February 27th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET for a conversation about STEM careers. Programs, cl ..read more
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Training and Professional Development – December
SD Afterschool Network Blog
by Lisa Verdin
4M ago
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES Trainings offered through Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Cultural Competency Series (Zoom sessions) December 19 at 12:00pm: Refugee Resettlement 101 January 4 at 6:00pm: Refugee Resettlement 101 AND Diversity Panel (evening option) January 16 at 12:00pm: Diversity Panel Poverty Simulation Experience (In-Person at USD Sioux Falls, registration required and limited to first 50 registrants) March 7, 9:00am to 10:30am  For additional information about these learning opportunities and visit https://SDCPCM.com/WICto learn more about CPCM’s WIC Community ..read more
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