Partnership for After School Education

Issue 150

September 15, 2017

New York State Network for Youth Success 2018 Conference Call for Presenters

The New York State Network for Youth Success invites innovative, creative, and engaging presenters interested in sharing proven and promising practices and strategies in afterschool, summer, expanded learning, and community schools to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 Annual Conference. The Conference will be held April 13 – 14, 2018 in Saratoga Springs. Completed proposals are due by October 20, 2017 and presenters will be notified by November 10, 2017.  

September 15, 2017

56th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

The Council for Economic Education’s 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is a nationwide meeting of K–12 educators, local CEE affiliates from across the country, Federal Reserve partners, and other educators. Taking place on October 5 - 6, 2017 at the Brooklyn Marriott, the conference features a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy geared for elementary, middle and high school levels. The keynote speaker is Chancellor Carmen Fariña, NYC Department of Education. Other speakers include William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Beth Kobliner, journalist and a New York Times best-selling author. There are fees to attend. Registration required.

September 15, 2017

Workshop for Educators and Staff Working with Middle School Youth

#trending is a middle school resource that is fun and engaging for youth, easy-to-use for staff, and supports literacy and SEL skills. Since its launch last year, nearly 50 community-based organizations throughout the city have started using #trending. Staff members say it prompts great discussions. Young people who participate want to read and write. And 98% of the staff who took the half-day training said that it strengthened their youth development skills. #trending is based on 36 true stories by New York City teenagers—all created in Youth Communication's in-house, rigorous teen writing program. Topics include friendship, identity, managing difficult emotions, and more. Visit the YC's website to view a table of contents from the Curriculum Guide and to learn more about the October 5, 2017 workshop on how to use the curriculum.