Partnership for After School Education

Issue 100

May 15, 2015

Embedding Youth Development in Schools: A Thought Leader Conversation

On May 18, 2015, the Forum for Youth Investment will host a free conference call and discussion titled Embedding Youth Development in Schools: A Thought Leader Conversation. Register to take part in a rich, thought-provoking discussion between Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, and Michele Cahill, one of the principal architects of New York Cities' redesigned high schools and funder, while at the Carnegie Corporation, of some of the country's most innovative high school reform initiatives.

Key questions being addressed include:

  • What does it take to get youth development practices embedded into the DNA of schools?
  • Why are educators ready to acknowledge the need to change structures and practices to help students build the skills and attitudes needed to achieve academic success?
  • Why do school-community partnerships, especially by high school, need to push beyond coordinated hand offs and focus on shared design?
  • How can the lessons emerging from the afterschool/out-of-school field be leveraged to accelerate progress in all public systems, not just schools?

As part of the event, there will be a simultaneously hosted twitter chatroom. Use the hashtag #readyby21 to submit your comments and questions.

May 15, 2015

2nd Annual ITP Make Education Camp

ITP Make Education Camp is a 2-week summer camp for teachers and educators that will run from July 6 - 17, 2015. In the second year, ITP Make Education Camp will host educators who value making, learning, and are interested in exploring more. The camp is based upon the flexible structure of un-conferences, such as EdCamp, foocamp, or barcamp, where the sessions are formed in response to campers’ interests and projects. Campers will collaborate with people from diverse disciplines and learn by making together. ITP Make Education Camp is hosted at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, an interdisciplinary graduate program. Campers will have time to dive into their projects at ITP, taking advantage of the floor’s electronics lab and fabrication tools, with helpful guidance from ITP camp counselors, instigators, guests, and fellow campers. There are application fees.