The Idaho Out-of-School Network hosts at least one webinar a month from October until May. These webinars are free, but registration is required. To access any of the webinars below, please click on the title and complete a quick form. Then the page and password will pop up.
Guest: Sitaara Jones from Go Noodle
Learn about the importance of using movement in out-of-school programs as well as strategies to get kids moving. Go Noodle will also share about their free resource available to out-of-school educators.
Guest: Astronaut Steve Swanson, NASA Astronaut and Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State University and Katie Magrane, MIT Zero Robotics National Coordinator
The Idaho AfterSchool Network is delighted to be the state lead for another year of Zero Robotics Summer Middle School Program. In this webinar we discuss the application process, important dates, and stipends/funding options.
Learn how to apply a few classroom management techniques to keep kids in your program focused, engaged, learning and having fun without looking like a classroom! Out-of-school programs should not be designed like classrooms. Yet unstructured and less formal settings doesn’t mean that focus, engagement, and learning can’t occur. In fact, out-of-school program providers should embrace this setting, because it presents youth with a different setting to learn skills not taught in the classroom. However, there are some tried and true classroom management techniques that frontline staff can use to help keep kids engaged and having fun.
Note: These techniques are best for grades K – 6.
Aired on: February 1st, 2018,
What: If you offer any STEM in an out-of-school program, from simple science like "coke & mentos" explosions to building 150 pound robots, you deserve to know about Click2Science professional development. Learn how to empower you and/or your team to offer STEM that emboldens youth to see themselves as strong problem solvers, future scientists or engineers.
Guest: Kari Wardle, Community Teacher Ambassador for Idaho Public Television
Come learn about available resources from Idaho Public Television that will enrich your summer programming.
Guest: Chad Mann
Description: Join us, along with, Chad Mann, Community Development Manager , to explore easy activities to increase physical activity and establish healthy habits among their kids. Participants will develop behavior adoption strategies designed to change the culture of physical, emotional and social health at their site through youth-based running and walking activities.
Guest: Rebekka Lee, ScD
Description: OSNAP! Winter is here. Grab a cup of something warm, curl up around your computer and join our guests from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to learn about their OSNAP program & Food and Fun Afterschool Curriculum. Get a quick overview of their research-based tools that can help you implement or reinforce high-quality physical activities and healthy eating in your program, even during our most challenging times of the year, like winter
Guest: Aaron Romens- Executive Director of Motivate Youth
Intro into motivational interviewing. Why is it that some youth seem driven and unstoppable and others seem disengaged and indifferent? The answer: intrinsic motivation. Learn how to talk to youth in a way that help them and you discover and tap into their intrinsic motivation.
Guest: Hillarie Hagen, Idaho Voices for Children
Our guest, Hillarie Hagen, Outreach Specialist from Idaho Voices for Children, will provide the 101 about federal and state policy changes that may affect healthcare options for Idaho families, especially CHIP or Medicaid, and how families can access these programs. Plus, learn about current efforts to represent the voices of working families that are struggling to access affordable healthcare.
Guest: Tim Ewers, University of Idaho
If you are new to FLL, watch this webinar to learn the basics of programming in EV3. You might want to download the correct software prior to watching the webinar.
Guest: MJ Byrne, BLM
Come learn about the amazing programs that the BLM has for educators, parents, and kids! Every Kid In A Park invites children of all backgrounds to discover their public lands and all they offer, including opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and family. As living clasrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world, opportunities to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world.
Guest: Becky Carson-Eisenman- Dovetail Learning Ambassador
Receive an introduction on how to implement the tools found in the revolutionary social and emotional "Toolbox" from Dovetail Learning. With Toolbox, you can create a culture in your program where kids are taught and practice how to deal with challenging emotions, speak honestly but respectfully to others, honor personal space and more.
Guest: Emily Smith of Idaho AfterSchool Network
Those who work with youth are always on the lookout for resources that will benefit the kids they serve. However, there never seems to be enough time to sit down and search, so we've done it for you. In this webinar, we presented 30 great resources in a variety of topics. This is a fast and furious but informative webinar.
Learn about how to introduce a great STEM curriculum in your program designed just for girls and science - the SciGirl Club! Based on the popular PBS show SciGirl, this webinar will walk providers through some tools and lessons that have great results engaging girls into science. Imagine setting aside time for them in your program just for them to dig into science like only girls can! Designed for girls 5th - 8th grade.
Guest: Vic Dominguez of Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition
For many, technology has surpassed our wildest imaginations, and we have no idea how to keep youth safe from the dangers of social media. Learn what providers, educators, parents and administrators can be on the lookout for and how to prevent youth from unknown dangers on the internet.
This webinar provides a 101 overview of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants and can help you determine if it is the right opportunity for your organization.
This webinar will introduce you the F3 Idaho Project. Through a partnership with FIRST® and the Idaho FIRST Coalition, funding was available for the 2016-2017 FIRST® season under the FIRST Fueling Futures (F3) Idaho Project. The F3 Idaho Project is a twelve month multi-faceted approach to increase the diversity of participants in FIRST programs across Idaho and address the underrepresentation of rural, female, minority and economically disadvantaged youth in STEM and FIRST programs.
What are the goals of your program and how do you know if you are headed toward achieving them? One of the best ways to ensure your program is on track to hit its goals is to track your results frequently and analyze them at least monthly. Let data help guide you through what is working and what is not and what can you change to help you get the results you want.
Guests: Ava Issacson and Lisa Hutcheson, AmeriCorps serving atPCEI and the University of Idaho Extension.
Ten ready to go lessons to get your kiddos minds and bodies into the natural resources right outside their door. Great for all ages. register above and get access to this entire webinar series- ten short 10 minute webinars on all the natural resource lesson plans available from 4-H from bugs, butterflies to wind!
Math, it is not always easy but with Learnstorm it is finally worth it! Learn about this new program designed for 3rd – 12th grade of all math-abilities! Learnstorm combines the Growth Mindset and Khan Academy to help students push their minds to new limits, and has a unique way to reward even those of us who traditionally struggle with math. This program is only available in Bay area, Chicago, Ireland and IDAHO! Free and open to in-school, out-of-school and families.
Guest: John Barenberg, Marsing 3rd grade teacher and out-of-school program educator
Let's redefine "screen time"! In this two-part series you will learn how to use screen time to engage and expose students to 21st Century skills. Kids love it.