Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Professional Development & Program News for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

| January 21, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Professional Development & Program News for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

Join Us for Spring Professional Development Sessions

Spend 2 hours with area experts learning leading edge topics to support your program. $25 each session.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — pring Professional Development for Youth Program Providers

| January 14, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — pring Professional Development for Youth Program Providers

We’ve put together workshops to give you and your staff a deeper dive on the hottest topics for youth program providers. 

Sessions for both staff (CLASS) and leadership are available – Register today, space is limited.

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STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

| January 14, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

The massive wildfires sweeping across Australia have devastated the region – with entire towns ravaged by flames, billions of animals affected and 18 million acres burned. Here are some resources to support you in talking with youth about these fires and wildfires, more generally:

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Youth Development Champions Program Call for Nominations

| January 14, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Youth Development Champions Program Call for Nominations

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Youth Development Champions Program!

In an effort to engage our larger community in the work that we do, we are launching a Youth Development Champions Program. This program will allow community leaders to help increase their knowledge of youth development and out-of-school time, while connecting them to and pushing forward the work they are already doing.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Announcing AzCASE Spring Professional Development Sessions

| January 7, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Announcing AzCASE Spring Professional Development Sessions

  Program Resources   Events Promoting Quality   The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is celebrating 30 Years of serving Arizona’s Youth Program Providers Announcing AzCASE Spring Professional Development Sessions   AzCASE is offering a variety of workshops throughout Arizona with area experts and leading edge topics to support youth program providers.   February […]

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STEM Saturdays — Free 2-Hour United Robotics Workshops

| January 7, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Free 2-Hour United Robotics Workshops

Whoever said, “STEM can’t be fun”, never played with robots. United Robotics is offering a FREE 2-hour hands-on workshop on robotics, the United Robotics Clubs and how to bring them to schools, districts, and nonprofits. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — (NAU) ROADS On Mars Program

| January 7, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — (NAU) ROADS On Mars Program

NAU has a fantastic opportunity for out-of-school time programs to take part in a national NASA Challenge called ROADS on Mars. It is a great way to get kids 3rd-12th grade excited about STEM education, NASA, and technology. Schools and coaches need no prior experience and there are opportunities for free professional development and materials support.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Message from Our Executive Director

| December 20, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Message from Our Executive Director

As another decade draws to a close, I am struck by the work and progress that has happened in the field of out-of-school time. A growing body of research confirms what we already knew-that afterschool and summer programming are a vital part of youth success, social-emotional learning, 21st century skill building and resilience. Here at the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) we like to think we have played a part in improving quality and access to out-of-school time programming in our state.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — An Accurate Census Count is Essential for Afterschool Programs

| December 10, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — An Accurate Census Count is Essential for Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs across our country are making a huge difference in the lives of children, families and communities. Millions of our children and youth rely on federal support, determined by the U.S. census, to attend afterschool and summer learning programs. The results of the census will be used to determine how more than $900 billion of federal spending will be allocated for the next 10 years.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Afterschool Staff Can Now Earn STEM Micro-credentials

| December 3, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Afterschool Staff Can Now Earn STEM Micro-credentials

Afterschool staff now can gain skills and credentials through a new micro-credentialing system offered by the National AfterSchool Association. In development for several years, the system allows front line staff to train online or seek out training and then demonstrate mastery by creating a demonstration video or providing documentation of the skills. 

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