Partnership for After School Education

Issue 85

September 30, 2014

Webinar on the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum's Teacher Toolkit

On October 2, 2014, the National Girls Collaborative Project offers a free webinar, Introduction to the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum's Teacher Toolkit. The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) is a transmedia hub for 2-D and 3-D collections, online games, simulations, virtual worlds, and innovative programs in real-time, highlighting the Smithsonian's art and science collections as they relate to U.S. Latinos. The LVM recently launched the Teacher Toolkit, which supports educators with integrating this robust collection of transmedia and virtual exhibits into their existing STEM +Arts (STEAM) programs. The toolkit and activities are aligned with Common Core standards, incorporate instructional approaches that cultivate 21st century skills, and teach career pathways in STEAM. Webinar participants will learn more about the Teacher Toolkit and hear from educators who have led these activities about best practices for integrating transmedia resources into STEAM programming for girls.

September 30, 2014

CCC Professional Development Seminar for NYC Youth Workers

The Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) is offering Project-Based Youth Leadership Development, a free professional development seminar for NYC youth workers, on November 5, 2014. A large part of leadership development work with young people is empowering them to assume ownership of projects that they choose to undertake. Participants in this workshop will discuss brainstorming and consensus building as the first steps toward project planning, learn to set realistic goals and expectations for what their youth will accomplish, review activities that encourage youth to use their strengths and interests during project development, and develop an instructional framework for their group’s next project. Interested participants should RSVP by October 22, 2014 to Laura Jankstrom at or 212.673.1800 x 20.

September 30, 2014

Registration Open for Afterschool Works! New York Fall Training Institute

Registration is now open for the Afterschool Works! New York Western New York State School-Age Training Institute, taking place in Rochester, NY on November 1, 2014. Registration costs $65 for Afterschool Works! New York members and $85 for non-members. Participants attend four workshops of their choice, for a total of six hours of training, and receive an Afterschool Works! New York Certificate of Participation.