Partnership for After School Education

Issue 174

October 02, 2018

Workshop Proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference

The New York State Network for Youth Success is accepting workshop proposals for their 2019 Annual Conference, May 10 – 11, 2019, Saratoga Springs, NY. Sessions are either 30 or 90 minutes long and focus on a variety of topics including diversity and inclusion; social and emotional learning; science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM); guiding children’s behaviors; program sustainability; and more. All submissions are due by October 24, 2018. Selected presenters will be notified by November 30, 2018. Questions? Contact

October 02, 2018

Visual Thinking Strategies - An Inquiry-based Strategy Teachers Can Use Every Day

Through support from New York Community Trust and Agnes Gund, any NYC-DOE teacher can learn and implement Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) for free during the 2018-2019 school year. VTS is a beloved inquiry-based teaching method backed by 20 years of research and practice and implemented in hundreds of schools and thousands of classrooms in NYC and around the world. VTS Basics with Philip Yenawine, a highly-interactive, video-rich course hosted on Watershed Collaborative’s state-of-the-art web platform, combines online and in-person professional learning experiences and makes it easy for individuals and teams of up to 25 teachers to learn, practice VTS in their classrooms, and reflect independently and as a community. Registration is open until the course launches on October 15, 2018. Download a project flier for additional information, check out the suggested course syllabus, or click here to register.

October 02, 2018

2018 Children & Authenticity Conference

The Children's Arts Guild is hosting the 2018 Children & Authenticity Conference at Borough of Manhattan Community College, October 27 - 28, 2018. This year's theme is "Putting Authenticity into Practice." The centerpiece is hands-on professional development to help educators bring authenticity-focused social emotional learning (SEL) into their classrooms, schools, and communities. The conference also features plenaries, networking events, poster sessions, presentations, and a screening and discussion of the documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor? New York State educators can receive up to 16 CTLE credits by attending the conference. A limited number of guest registrations is available. Email for registration information. Download a flyer.