March 2016 - Newsletter 
Table of Contents
National News, Professional Development & Scholoarship Opportunity
 -- National Afterschool Association's Most Influential in State and Local Government
Superintendent Jillian Balow
 -- Coding Camp
Scholarship for 10-12 year olds to attend iD Tech Camp
 -- Webinars Opportunities
 -- Afterschool and Youth Development Credential - Online Learning
Regional News & Spotlights
-- WY Outside Challenge - Free and Fun Activities throughout 2017
-- Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week - April 25-29
WYAA Resources
 -- Part 3 of a 3 Part Series on Social Emotional Learning
Policy Context for SEL
  -- Save the Date! WYAA 8th Annual State Conference on Afterschool Programs

National News &
Professional Development
Congratulations to Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow!

Thank you, Superintendent Balow for continuous support for afterschool programs in Wyoming!
Scholarship Opportunity to Summer Coding Camp
Enter to Win a Scholarship for coding camp this summer!
Webinar Opportunities
Free Webinars for STEM Educators
Afterschool In Rural Communities: What you Need to Know
Thursday April 28, 11 AM, MST
Credential for Afterschool Educators - Online Courses
Earn Your Afterschool and 
Youth Development Credential  
Classes Begin Summer 2016
Contact  WYAA for 
Introduction to Afterschool Programs  (EDEL 1500 - 3cr)
This course is designed for those interested in working in afterschool programs with school-age children.  Topics include child development, guidance and observation of school-aged children, human relations, working with families, professional growth, and creating environments.
Two more classes will follow: 
Planning and Development of Afterschool Programs (3 credits)
Partnerships in Afterschool Programs (3 credits)

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating
WY Outside - Join the Challenge!
Are you up for the challenge? 
Earn Points  Doing Fun Family  Activities
Take Pictures and Fill out your Scorecard
WY Outside Challenge Master Certificate signed by Gov. Mead and Superintendent Balow

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week
Let's Celebrate!  April 25-29

WYAA Resources
--  Social Emotional Learning  --
A Policy Context for SEL

In case you missed it: 
Brief 1 - Research to Practice in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field
Brief 2 - Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs can Support Employability through SEL
Brief 3 - Linking Schools and Afterschool Through SEL
Save the Date! 
WYAA's 8th Annual Conference

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