Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — To the Solar System and Beyond 2021 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference

| September 7, 2021
[Workshop] To the Solar System and Beyond
2021 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference
The 2021 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference will feature more than 50 workshops designed specifically for out-of-school time professionals. Eight of these workshops will focus on STEM learning. One of the featured STEM workshops is:
To the Solar System and Beyond
Presented by Anne Hamlin & Sean Ryan, Northern Arizona University
Using Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) as a model, this workshop will explore how this NASA-funded project has taken on next steps to emerge with resources that improve diversity, equity, and access. Participants will experience an example activity, learn how to access free resources, and learn potential steps that can help to connect youth culture and assets with STEM concepts and activities.
Registration Open for Engineer for the Week
Deadline: October 3, 2021
The Afterschool Alliance is partnering with Facebook’s Engineer for the Week program—it offers a high-quality, cost-free curriculum to help your students develop computer science skills and explore engineering.
The Alliance is also offering afterschool programs a stipend of $1000 to complete the program. To run a one-week Engineer for the Week (EFTW) project with your students, register by October 3, 2021. Facebook provides technical assistance for you to run the project anytime from October 4 to December 3, 2021.
Arizona Technology Council Announces 2021 Tech Award Recipients
Repost from Digital Journal
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced their selections for Outstanding Technology Senator of the Year, Outstanding Technology Representative of the Year and the top Tech 10 Legislators, in recognition of their roles in advancing technology in Arizona. The winning legislators will be honored at the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI), on Wednesday, October 13, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Summer Adventures on the Road
National Geographic’s Summer Adventures on the Road series includes engaging youth activities, including drawing and journaling exercises, videos, games, and more centered around three awe-inspiring U.S. national treasures: Yellowstone National Park, Everglades National Park and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Activate learners’ sense of discovery with materials that empower them to explore and see themselves as problem-solvers. Each stop on this educational odyssey teaches learners about wildlife, Indigenous history and geology. Program resources are free, flexible and can be completed online or printed out. Gather your youth and get ready for another year of adventure.
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