• Afterschool

  • Webinars

    4-H National Headquarters has invited afterschool experts to speak on a topic once a month. You can find the recorded webinars here:


  • October 2012: National Afterschool Association 
    National Afterschool Association – Executive Director, Gina Warner
    Gina talks about her experience in 4-H, how she sees 4-H connecting to NAA, and the path NAA will take under her direction.
     
    August 2012: Part II: Blooms Taxonomy and Experiential Learning: Where Models Meet 
    Part II: Blooms Taxonomy and Experiential Learning: Where Models Meet - Amy Chilcote
    This is the second of the two part series on this topic.
     
    July 2012: Part I: Blooms Taxonomy and Experiential Learning: Where Models Meet 
    Part I: Blooms Taxonomy and Experiential Learning: Where Models Meet – Kathleen Jamison
    The Local Education Agency (LEA) K-12 is a diverse partner and can be hard to understand and engage. It is important for extension personnel who choose to partner with LEA, to have a basic understanding of the Revised Blooms Taxonomy Model (RBT). RBT is the foundational model used in the school system similar to Experiential Learning Model used by 4-H. Having a basic knowledge of how both these models work in tandem will provide a better understanding in negotiating program and curriculum opportunities offered.  This is the first of a two part series on this topic. 
     
    June 2012: National Afterschool Association Core Knowledge and Competencies 
    National Afterschool Association Core Knowledge and Competencies – Ellen Gannett
    The Director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College spoke on this resource unveiled at the 2012 National Afterschool Convention.  Many afterschool programs will be using these competencies to evaluate their programs and plan their professional development.
     
    April 2012: What Works Clearinghouse 
    What Works Clearinghouse – Neil S. Seftor
    The high volume of research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education can make it difficult to interpret and apply the results.  The What Works Clearinghouse reviews the current research.  By focusing on the results from high-quality research, they try to answer the question “What works in education?”  The webinar introduces the Clearinghouse.
     
    March 2012: Understanding Evidence-based Program for Youth and Families at Risk 
    Understanding Evidence-based Program for Youth and Families at Risk – Mark Small & Bill Evans
    As a condition of funding, government and non-government funders of social services are increasingly demanding that community groups select, implement and evaluate only "evidence-based" approaches, programs and practices. To be successful, community groups face three central challenges: (1) understanding the definition of the term "evidence-based" in order to determine whether an appropriate scientific basis exists for a proposed purpose; (2) understanding how issues related to "readiness" and "fidelity" impact the likelihood of obtaining successful outcomes; and (3) understanding the role evaluation plays in documenting both implementation and outcome results. This webinar helped clarify issues related to the evidence-based movement and offered an opportunity for participants to share their experience with afterschool programs.
     
    February 2012: CYFERnet SEARCH 
    CYFERnet SEARCH - CYFERnet Evaluation Team at University of Arizona
    This innovative evaluation website offers interactive tools and vetted resources designed to build the evaluation capacity of program providers, practitioners, and evaluators, especially those working with at-risk youth and families. The website supports four primary areas of high quality evaluation which can be accessed from any page on the site. These areas include: LEARN, BUILD, EVALUATE, and REPORT.  We encourage all afterschool providers to explore the website and use it as a resource.  This webinar gives a general overview of the website and explains the research used to create it.
     
    November 2011: Your Mine Ours: Working to Understand our Current Generation by Looking at Past Generations 
    Your Mine Ours: Working to Understand our Current Generation by Looking at Past Generations - Amy Chilcote
    This webinar included a look at US Trends and Societal Influences, Classroom Materials, Subjects Taught and How, Dress, Typical Teenager Slang, Family Ideals, and Career/Higher Education Expectations in relation to working with afterschool audiences.
     
    September 2011: Working with Principals 
    Working with Principals – Paul Young
    As a former principal, and as the National Afterschool Association Executive Director in 2011, Paul gave great advice and perspective on working with principals. 
     
    October 2011: Partnering Strategically with Your LEA. A Recipe for Success 
    Partnering Strategically with Your LEA. A Recipe for Success - Amy Chilcote
    LEA is a local education agency.  This webinar teaches how to partner with an LEA for a successful afterschool program.
     
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