Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

AzCASE — Meet the 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker

| July 7, 2020
AzCASE — Meet the 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker

School’s Out, Make It Count Conference Registration Opens July 15!
Announcing the 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker:
Angie Von Slaughter

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

| June 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

Safety of our conference attendees is one of our top priorities and an overwhelming number of you said you would feel safer going virtual. The 28th annual School’s Out, Make It Count conference will be virtual this year. Although we will miss seeing everyone in-person, there are some great advantages going online:

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, how you ask? We will have several days of live workshops and all workshops will be available for attendees to view for 2 weeks. That is 50+ workshops!

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STEM Saturdays — Equity in STEM Education

| June 16, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Equity in STEM Education

Equity in Afterschool Resources
Shared from Exploratorium

Tinkering can offer more equitable opportunities for STEM-rich learning by allowing students to bring their multiple ways of knowing into self-directed, inquiry-oriented work that connects science and art to everyday practices. Tinkering activities alone, however, cannot address the various systemic challenges impacting equity in STEM education. Exploratorium has compiled resources describing what these systemic challenges are and how policy makers, program leaders, and community members can strive to create more high-quality, STEM-rich learning opportunities.

Take a look

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Our Statement of Equity

| June 9, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Our Statement of Equity

For more than two decades, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has worked to promote accessible, high-quality expanded learning opportunities for all Arizona children and youth by focusing on professional development, advocacy, and capacity building in the out-of-school time community.

We will not be silent in the face of the murder of George Floyd and others, at the hands of the police, nor will we be silent in the face of the systemic racism that threatens the lives of Americans every day.

Read our full Statement of Equity here

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STEM Saturdays — Project-Based STEAM Learning at Home

| June 2, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Project-Based STEAM Learning at Home

Shared from National AfterSchool Association

In an effort to help you serve youth throughout this crisis, the Salvadori Center in New York City has developed a series of FREE project-based STEAM lessons. Every week throughout the crisis, they will share:
Lesson plans with teacher guides 
Student instructions and worksheets 
Lists of common materials often found at home to complete projects 
And a design challenge to apply new concepts 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Governor Ducey Announces $500,000 To Further Expand Child Care

| May 26, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Governor Ducey Announces $500,000 To Further Expand Child Care

On May 20, Governor Doug Ducey announced that $500,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to organizations that provide out-of-school child care in the state. The funding will support extended hours and enrichment programs to meet the increased demand of child care for families while students distance learn and parents or guardians work. The organizations will continue to support students in their social and emotional development and help them stay on track academically.

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STEM Saturdays — MIT Full STEAM Ahead

| May 19, 2020
STEM Saturdays — MIT Full STEAM Ahead

MIT FULL STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources that MIT is putting together for teaching and learning online. These are meant as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will curate existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners, as well as provide a weekly package of relevant materials for K-12 students and educators. The package will be a thematic set of videos, resources and online/offline activities for different grades.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Voices of Summer Webinar Series

| May 12, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Voices of Summer Webinar Series

With schools online for the remainder of the year and summer just a few short weeks away we realize that there are still many questions about summer programming.

We want to be your voice with the state as well as provide you with needed resources.

PLEASE answer this quick survey about your plans for summer 2020 so we can best support your work.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — [SURVEY] How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Program?

| April 28, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — [SURVEY] How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Program?

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is issuing this survey to better understand the impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on afterschool programs and other youth serving institutions.

If you are facing financial and/or health impacts from the spread of the coronavirus, up to and including the closure of your program, please share your story here.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised

| April 28, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised.   Your program can be a fundraising partner and recipient of the   Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund   Deadline to Apply is this Friday!   We are now […]

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