Upcoming Webinars

Own Their Tomorrow: Pathways to Digital Careers

How can we help students prepare for jobs that don't yet exist? 40 years ago, computers were just starting to be important in elementary schools. The idea that every student should have digital skills has come a long way – but what will digital skills look like in 2030 when today's second graders are graduating? This webinar focuses on helping students develop and expand their digital thinking.

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February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM CST

Seeking and Supporting Student Ideas

This webinar will help out-of-school programs learn new strategies for actively seeking and supporting students' ideas and points of view in STEM learning. We will consider the differences between assessing understanding during an activity and assessment at the end of an activity and plan creative strategies that make assessment fun and useful.

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March 25, 2020, 1:00 PM CDT

Celebrating Math Awareness Month

Many children see themselves as either an "art person" or a "math person" but usually not both. And sometimes they don't identify with either option. This often comes from a fixed mindset. During math awareness month, we'll be taking the opportunity to celebrate math and art while supporting growth mindsets. Our theme for the webinar will be triangles! This webinar will help you see math, art, and triangles in new ways.

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April 15, 2020, 1:00 PM CDT

On-Demand Webinars

Plan and Prepare - 1/15/20

Prepare and Plan

Well-prepared STEM learning experiences are relevant, engaging, and appropriate for youth. Knowing how to effectively prepare for STEM will help you maximize youth engagement, and support inclusiveness and safety. This webinar focuses on selecting and planning STEM experiences for all your program participants.

January 15, 2020

Including All Learners in STEM - 12/11/19

Including All Learners in STEM

This webinar will focus on how inclusion is good for STEM and why STEM is good for all young people. You will identify and analyze your own strengths and challenges in facilitating inclusive learning experiences. You will learn new strategies for addressing the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning modalities, and abilities.
December 11, 2019

Family Engagement - 11/13/19

Family Engagement

Learn how to really engage with families in your STEM effort. How can you help parents understand the critical role they plan in encouraging STEM learning? This webinar focuses on taking research on STEM engagement and using it to empower parents and create impactful family events.
November 13, 2019

Bring the Arts into Your STEM Program - 10/9/19

Bringing the Arts into Your STEM Program

Learn how, and why you should bring STEAM powered learning to your afterschool program. This webinar will help you distinguish between craft projects and STEAM learning. It will help you integrate creativity, design and communication in ways that enhance STEM learning and develop problem solving skills.
October 9, 2019

Computational Thinking in Afterschool - 09/11/19

Computational Thinking in Afterschool

Have you ever heard a participant in your program say, “I am a computational thinker?“ Perhaps not, but after this webinar, you may hear it. Computational thinking builds on other problem-solving strategies to help youth prepare for their future. Learn how to develop a computationally rich environment in afterschool – with or without computers.

September 11, 2019

Preparing for the 2019 4-H NYSD Challenge - 08/07/19

Preparing for the 2019 4-H NYSD Challenge

Computer Science (CS) can be a game-changer for young people when they learn to be creators, not just consumers of technology. The 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers uses physical activity and puzzles to teach kids important CS concepts.

August 7, 2019

How Out of School Time Programs Improve Health and Nutrition - 3/13/19

How OST Programs Improve Health & Nutrition

Childhood obesity continues to be a global epidemic and OST programs have great potential to make a positive impact on children’s health behaviors. This webinar examines research about how OST programs can impact health and nutrition behaviors to understand what is working, and what may be possible.

March 13, 2019

Understanding the Landscape of Summer Programs - 050819

Understanding the Landscape of Summer Programs

No one really knows how many summer learning programs are offered each year in the US by community-based organizations, parks and recreation departments, camps, libraries, schools, youth development organizations, museums and zoos, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and other public agencies.

May 8, 2019