Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Valley Students Overcoming Challenges through STEM

| May 17, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Valley Students Overcoming Challenges through STEM

We want to give a huge shout out and appreciation to all those who participated in the Million Girls Moonshot Peer Learning Community over the last 3 months. Over the course of the Peer Learning Community, 12 out-of-school time professionals learned about Engineering Mindset practices to support their facilitation of STEM activities and how to make their STEM programming more equitable and inclusive. They showed up every other week to connect with one another through live virtual sessions and to collectively learn best practices when facilitating STEM activities. AzCASE appreciates your commitment to delivering high quality STEM programming to your youth that is equitable and inclusive. We look forward to seeing all the amazing things you will continue to do in your programs!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The Time to Make Your Pledge is Now!

| May 10, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)  — The Time to Make Your Pledge is Now!

The “Make It Count” Pledge represents your commitment to delivering quality out-of-school time programming for Arizona kids. Make It Count programs use Schools Out, Make It Count: Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs to Learn, Implement, Fine-Tune and Teach — LIFT! their programs to new heights of quality.

LEARN • Review, reflect, set goals, research
IMPLEMENT • Experiment, try new approaches, engage partners
FINE-TUNE • Measure, tweak practices, set new goals
TEACH • Share what you learn, train others

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 4 Ways to Celebrate the National Week of Making

| May 3, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 4 Ways to Celebrate the National Week of Making

April STEM Activities: Sustainable Grazing

Our partners at Million Girls Moonshot put together this list of featured STEM activities for the month of April — check them out!

Activity: Piles of Paper
In this activity, learners keep track of how much paper the group uses in a week. Build awareness of paper waste, while strengthening measurement and estimation skills. Age range 4-14.
View this activity ▶

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Power of Us Workforce Survey Needs Your Input!

| April 26, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Power of Us Workforce Survey Needs Your Input!

The Civic Spring Fellowship has open applications for two innovative grant initiatives that will support young people looking to drive meaningful change in their communities through projects this summer. Civic Spring National supports youth-driven organizations pursuing a summer project with grants up to $25,000. Civic Spring Arizona supports individual young people with stipends of $1,800 to pursue projects in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Find out how to apply HERE.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Invest in our planet with these Earth Day activities

| April 19, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Invest in our planet with these Earth Day activities

Earth Day will be held April 22, 2022 and this year’s theme is Invest In Our Planet —because a green future is a prosperous future for all of us.

Here are a few fun ways to engage your kids in this global celebration of our planet:

Participate in the Great Global Cleanup ▶
Check out Discovery Education’s Collection of Earth Day Activities ▶
Sign up for the City Nature Challenge ▶
Say Goodbye to Plastic & Make a T-shirt Tote ▶
Download Earth Day Science & Education Toolkits

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Last Chance to Nominate for an Award of Excellence!

| April 12, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Last Chance to Nominate  for an Award of Excellence!

HURRY!
NOMINATIONS CLOSING APRIL 15!
*Out-of School Time Professional Award of Excellence
*Out-of-School Time Program Award of Excellence

NOMINATE NOW

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Are You Leading Engineering Activities in Summer of 2022?

| April 5, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Are You Leading Engineering Activities in Summer of 2022?

If you expect to be conducting an engineering camp or leading engineering activities for middle school youth this summer, you may be able to help with the Million Girls Moonshot (MGM) evaluation.  An important goal of the MGM is that youth who participate in engineering activities during afterschool and summer programs develop an “engineering mindset.” They have developed an assessment activity to be piloted by programs with youth at the beginning and end of a program. In exchange for your assistance, they will provide $2,000 for program expenses and a $1,000 stipend for the facilitator. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Save the Date for Our 30th Birthday Party

| April 5, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Save the Date for Our 30th Birthday Party

Enter to Win an Award of Excellence & take home money and prizes!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Follow Our Pathway to Accreditation Today!

| March 29, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Follow Our Pathway to Accreditation Today!

Introducing: The AZCASE Pathway to Accreditation! –
A low-cost, supportive way for OST programs to achieve accreditation.  

Why get accredited?
Recognition for your program as a model of quality school-age care
Valuable feedback and support from outside coaches
Quality assurance for the families who use your program
Quality assurance for your funders and your sponsoring agency
A tool for marketing your program in your community
Potentially increased reimbursement funding for licensed DES sites (pending approval) 

Click HERE to express your interest or register for an info session.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The M in STEM: Making Math Meaningful

| March 22, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)  — The M in STEM: Making Math Meaningful

[Webinar] The M in STEM: Making Math Meaningful April 20, 2022 | 11 AM MT The National Girls Collaborative Project is hosting a webinar — The M in STEM: Math in Everyday Life — on April 20 at 11 AM. This webinar will focus on ways math is prevalent and relevant in everyday life, including […]

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