Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence

STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology🌱

| September 8, 2020
STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology🌱

The 2020 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference — taking place virtually from October 10th – 30th — will feature more than 60 virtual workshops, including seven sessions devoted to STEM learning.

One such workshop is STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology, presented by Marni Landry of Grand Canyon University. Join Marni’s virtual session to discover innovative ways to teach about human-environmental interactions, while also building STEM skills. Hands-on activities address natural resource use, population trends, wildlife habit, fresh water and our changing climate. Activity formats include games of strategy, cooperative-group problem-solving and role-playing simulations. All participants will receive access to activity plans in an electronic format.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Discounted Registration for 60 Hours of Workshops

| August 4, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Discounted Registration for 60 Hours of Workshops

Early Bird Registration is open for the 28th Annual School’s Out, Make It Count Conference, taking place virtually from October 17 – 30, 2020.

We’re delighted to bring you 60 hours of workshops from a talented pool of presenters, including dynamic duo Kami and Larry Kerby who will discuss the difference between praise and encouragement and why your program will transform when encouragement is the standard.

Continuing Education Units are available for all workshops and CARE monies may be used toward registration.

Head to our website for more information, including a registration tutorial to walk you through the steps!

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STEM Saturdays — A Renewed Emphasis on Outdoor Learning

| July 28, 2020
STEM Saturdays — A Renewed Emphasis on Outdoor Learning

The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. Their goal is to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years. 

You are invited to participate in their upcoming webinar on August 11th at 12 pm PT to learn from experts about the concept of cultural responsiveness and discuss the importance of developing a culturally responsive and anti-racist mindset. The presenters will discuss how youth benefit from culturally responsive afterschool programs and share specific tactics and practices to develop culturally relevant STEM afterschool programs. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Early Bird Registration is Now Open for the Oct. 17-30 Virtual Conference!

| July 21, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Early Bird Registration is Now Open for the Oct. 17-30 Virtual Conference!

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 28th Annual School’s Out, Make It Count Conference, taking place virtually from October 17 – 30, 2020.

60 hours of workshops for OST Staff, Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Continuing Education Units available for all workshops
CARE monies maybe used toward registration

Head to our website for more information, including a registration tutorial to walk you through the steps!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

| June 30, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

As we head into summer and prepare for fall, a key will be identifying high-quality activities that help children to continue learning, growing and exploring – wherever they are.

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STEM Saturdays — New app just for afterschool professionals!

| May 5, 2020
STEM Saturdays — New app just for afterschool professionals!

You’re a champion for children. You know that afterschool and summer learning programs can change kids’ lives and help them reach their full potential. In this unprecedented time, it’s more important than ever to have ways to help youth continue learning, growing and exploring – wherever they are. 

In support of these efforts, the Mott Foundation has a new resource to share with you. As you may already know, the Mott Foundation is committed to the afterschool field, and has invested in it for decades to help expand quality afterschool opportunities for young people nationwide.

Mizzen by Mott is a new app built with and for afterschool professionals to provide high-quality, engaging learning content and tools to the field. To meet the needs of this moment, the Mizzen team has added new activity playlists and multi-week modules that can be done at home or in small-group settings.

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Connections Spotlight: Self-healing, -helping communities assisting students, families overcome coronavirus challenges

| March 24, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Self-healing,  -helping communities assisting students, families overcome coronavirus challenges

During times of crisis, people have an amazing ability to adapt, get over the shock and get to work to mitigate or solve the problem.

Such is the case with our current challenge, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Stay-at-home orders, school closures and other issues have rapidly confronted everyone, from political leaders to emergency responders, parents and students.

And true to our nature, individuals and organizations are rapidly coming up with a variety of creative solutions to tackle such issues as feeding students who are unable to return to the classroom, and at-home and distance-learning options to continue the education of our youth.

Within this e-newsletter, our readers will find a variety of links to stories and resources to help us face the challenge of many of these issues and meet the mind, body and spirit needs of our community.

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STEM Saturdays — 2019 STEM Grantee Spotlight

| December 17, 2019
STEM Saturdays — 2019 STEM Grantee Spotlight

Arizona Kids THINK Too partnered with Dysart Community Center to teach approximately 80 youth about technology, engineering, the arts, science, and mathematics during their summer programming.

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STEM Saturdays — Track butterfly migration this fall

| November 5, 2019
STEM Saturdays — Track butterfly migration this fall

Journey North is one of North America’s premiere citizen science programs for people of all ages. Reported animal sightings are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent.

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Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

| October 21, 2019
Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is working with Arizona Town Hall to carry out three Future Leaders Town Hall (FLTH) events in Maricopa, Pinal and Coconino counties. The Future Leaders Town Hall in Flagstaff, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, is being organized in a partnership with Coconino County, LAUNCH Flagstaff and the venue sponsor Coconino Community College.

With these events the hope is to bring attention to the value of out-of-school time programming as a significant component on the Future Leaders Town Hall topic of Strong Families Thriving Children.

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