Upcoming Y4Y Virtual Series and Webinars
Feeling isolated? Connect with colleagues for professional development that will energize and empower you for whatever comes next! Y4Y offers certificates of completion for the following webinars. We hope to see you at as many as you can attend!
Social and Emotional Learning (Four-Part Series)
Sept. 21-24, daily 1-2:30 p.m. ET
Join the Y4Y team as we dive into each step of the process for delivering high-quality social and emotional learning (SEL) activities — planning, designing, implementing and assessing your efforts. We’ll start with assessing your organization’s ability to implement SEL instruction. Next up is the program design — reviewing the necessary data and conducting a needs assessment. On the third day of our series, we’ll share how to plan activities and routines designed to improve SEL skills in students. We’ll end the week discussing how to maintain and improve your SEL programming.
- Monday, Sept. 21: Assessing Organizational Readiness
- Tuesday Sept. 22: Structuring for Social and Emotional Learning
- Wednesday, Sept. 23: Planning Successful SEL Activities
- Thursday, Sept. 24: Ensuring Continued Success
21st CCLC Programs in a Virtual World, Part 2
Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m. ET
In Part 1, we mastered the basics of virtual programming and now it’s time to turn it up a notch! The Y4Y team is ready to share more tools, tips and resources to help you become a virtual programming pro. Explore examples of activities that have been successful in other programs, network and brainstorm with peers and get all your virtual programming questions answered. We’ll even delve into the new world of virtual family engagement. Leave feeling prepared, confident and excited about your virtual programming plan!
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Transforming From Virtual Bleh to Virtual Yeah!
Virtual programming has pushed all of us to become more tech savvy and more innovative in our activities. Join us as we explore tips, tools and strategies for taking basic virtual programming and turning it into exciting online activities that keep kids logging in day after day.
Thursday, Oct. 1: Engaging Families Online
Now that you have a plan for virtual learning with your students, it’s time to make a plan to continue engaging with families online. Discover tools and resources to help keep families engaged and feeling supported virtually. Get creative and get connected!
NASA Live Events
NASA STEM Stars
“NASA STEM Stars” is a webchat series that gives students ages 13+ the opportunity to connect with subject matter experts at NASA. Each chat introduces a STEM career, addresses a STEM topic and highlights a NASA mission. The broadcast also highlights a STEM activity that students can do at home. After the interview, students can ask the NASA experts questions and share their completed activities on social media using #NextGenSTEM. Visit the Y4Y NASA page
to learn more about upcoming events and archived webinars. Please note: This is not a Y4Y professional development opportunity; it is a NASA-run webchat series made available as a resource to 21st CCLC programs. Certificates are not available for these events.
Please note: A certificate of attendance is available only to those who participate in the live events. Certificates will not be issued to those who view the recordings.
STEM Partners in 21st CCLC
Throughout the summer, Y4Y’s partners in STEM have been hosting webinars around their challenges and general interest topics. Be sure to check out the archive
of these resources to consider how your program can get involved with national institutions, or how to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among your students.
Are you a new 21st CCLC grantee looking for guidance on where to begin? Does your existing program need tools and resources to help you plan and prepare a high-quality, out-of-school time program?
The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Y4Y Technical Assistance team presents a series of five webinars to support new program leaders. The webinars present a logical process to design and develop a high-quality program. Each session, hear from our Y4Y experts and experienced program leaders who have designed successful, high-quality 21st CCLC programs! Leaders speak to the benefits of using an implementation planning tool to guide program development, and you’ll receive planning tools along with tips and advice from fellow practitioners.
Are you preparing for a fully virtual or hybrid program this year? This may seem like a daunting task, but Y4Y is here to help with tools, tips and resources! We’ll help prepare you and your team to deliver high-quality virtual programming to students of all ages in engaging and innovative ways. Whether you’re a tech newbie or a pro, you’ll gain new ideas and hear from other programs developing virtual programs. Visit the 21st CCLC Programs in a Virtual World discussion board to download tools related to the webinars!
Beginning in 2013, ED created an interagency initiative to integrate high-quality STEM programming into 21st CCLC programs by partnering with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), then the National Park Service (NPS), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). How can your program tap into national STEM-based initiatives and the rich curriculum and resources these agencies have to offer? Join ED’s Y4Y TA Team, along with representatives from NASA and IMLS, for this Showcase webinar. You’ll learn about real-world problem-based projects developed in concert with NASA and IMLS, strategies and best practices for delivering virtual STEM activities, and how to access and customize free curriculum and project ideas for your students. We’ll also highlight some exciting new projects for the 2020-21 school year from all four partner agencies: NASA, IMLS, NPS and NOAA.