Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence

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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STEM Saturdays — How has Arizona impacted space exploration?

| August 12, 2019
STEM Saturdays — How has Arizona impacted space exploration?

Did you know that all 50 states are helping NASA explore space? It’s true! Click the Earth GIF then select your state on the map to see how it’s been important to the study of space and Earth science. Explore other states to learn some fun facts, too!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Back to School for Afterschool

| August 5, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Back to School for Afterschool

Back to School Resources for OST Programs

It’s a new school year! Here are links to tips, tools and fun resources to help you and your kiddos get the year off to a great start!

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STEM Saturdays update for July 27 — Step inside the Explorer Classroom!

| July 29, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for July 27 — Step inside the Explorer Classroom!

National Geographic Education has designed a set of Explorer Classrooms for summer learning programs in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Summer is a unique time to encourage career exploration and STEM learning, and to introduce youth to new ways to experience and explore the world. Explorer Classrooms are a great way to do both!

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STEM Saturdays update for June 1 — Congrats to Our 2019 STEM Grant Recipients

| June 3, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for June 1 — Congrats to Our 2019 STEM Grant Recipients

Congrats to Our 2019 STEM Grant Recipients

Thank you to the many incredible applicants for the 2019 STEM Grant cycle. It’s always inspiring to read about the great work you are doing in your programs and our judges truly had a tough time selecting from this bunch! 

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