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Center Stage Math

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March 21, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) curriculum. For the Center Stage Math webinar, we were able to have two guest speakers: Dr. Diana Dumetz Carry from ETA/ Cuisenaire and Kelly Stowers from the California Afterschool Network. Diana gave some great background information about Center Stage Math, discussed some success stories, and had some great strategies for staff to be successful in the implmentation of the curriculum.

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Complimentary Alignment

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May 24, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, the purpose of this webinar is to provide after school programs with different strategies when aligning STEM curriculum with the regular instructional day. We were able to have two fantastic guest speakers: Jarred Shell from Ontario Montclair School District and Darlene Mosher from Pomona Unified School District.  They shared their current strategies to ensure alignment, promising practices, common challenges, and success stories to help sustain STEM in after school programs.

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Creative Staff Models and Staff Development

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May 21, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, the purpose of this webinar is to provide after school programs with a snapshot of different staff models and staff development strategies. We were able to have three fantastic guest speakers: Oscar Mungia and Chuck Crutchfield from Give Every Child a Chance and Bud Darwin from Pro Youth Heart.  They shared their current staff models and staff development strategies, promising practices, common challenges, success stories and additional resources to help sustain STEM in after school programs.

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Discovery Science Center

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March 19, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of Discovery Science Center's Future Scientists and Engineers of America (FSEA) curriculum. The webinar features two guest speakers: Janet Yamaguchi from the Discovery Science Center of Orange County and Ashley Walden, the Site Coordinator, for THINK Together's after-school program at Marjorie Veeh Elementary School. Both guest speakers gave a brief synopsis of their work with FSEA, and they both surfaced common challenges implementers face when implementing the curriculum while also providing strategies to overcome those challenges.  This webinar will be useful for all after-school programs in the Orange County area that are looking to connect with community partners, to further professional development opportunities, and to utilize hands-on engineering and science curriculum.

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Expanded Learning Professional Development Resource - Click2SciencePD

On January 7,  2014, the debut of the Click2Science professional development website was announced. This online, video-based professional development resource is designed to empower expanded learning program staff to build 20 essential skills needed to facilitate high quality STEM learning opportunities in expanded learning programs.

Learn more and access Click2SciencePD.

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Family Involvement

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May 30, 2012

This webinar will feature an overview of the quality elements in the California Afterschool Network Quality Self-Assessment Tool on Family Involvement. It will also feature Samuel Nunez, Founder and Executive Director of Fathers and Families of San Joaquin and Choua Yang, Program Manager for the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center at Luther Burbank High School. Each will share strategies and promising practices  that programs can utilize to increase their program quality.

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Fantasy Baseball

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March 23, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of Fantasy Baseball. The webinar features two guest speakers: Ann Trescott and Imani Lucas. Ann is a middle school teacher at St. Michaels in San Diego and long time implementer of Fantasy Bassball as well as an important part of the Fantasy Baseball Curriculum Team. She gives an overview of the curriculum, necessary materials, online tools, and information about the curriculum. In addition, she surfaces common challenges implementers face when guiding the activities while also providing strategies to overcome those challenges. Imani Lucas is a Site Supervisor for Martin Luther King Technology Academy located in Sacramento, California. He discusses how Fantasy Baseball is implemented in his program as well as offering helpful suggestions and tips for staff implementing Fantasy Baseball. This webinar will be useful for all after-school programs looking to introduce an integrated math program, to further professional development opportunities for staff, and to utilize interdisciplinary, hands-on, and standards aligned curriculum.

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Junk Drawer Robotics

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April 3, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of 4-H's Junk Drawer Robotics curriculum. The webinar features two guest speakers: Richard Mahacek and Steven Worker of 4-H. They give an overview of the curriculum, necessary materials, online tools, and additional engineering curriculum, which is free and accessible for programs on a "shoe-string" budget.

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KidzMath

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March 20, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) curriculum. For KidzMath, we were able to have two guest speakers: Darlene Herbet from Developmental Studeies Center and Uyen Do from the California Afterschool Network. Both guest speakers gave a brief synopsis of their work with Kidzmath and they both surfaced common challenges implementers experience while giving some suggestions to address thos challenges. 

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Kidzscience/Science Explorer

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March 22, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) curriculum. For the Kidzscience/ Science Explorer webinar, we were able to have two guest speakers: Mia Feldbaum, a curriculum specialist, from Lawrence Hall of Science and Eileen Chen, a site supervisor, with the Anaheim Achieves Afterschool Program. MIa gave some great background information about Kidzscience, discussed some success stories, common challenges as well as tips to address those challenges. Eileen gave us some background on how her site implements Science Explorer, while discussing some challenges she has faced and ways she has dealt with those challenges.

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LA's Best: Celebrate Science Program

Stela Oliveria from LA's Best provides an overview of the Celebrate Science Program that LA's Best has been implementing for 23 years. In her presentation, she provides an overview on the Professional Development offered to staff, how they handle staff turn over, partnerships and much more!

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NASA

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March 19, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) curriculum. For the Nasa webinar, we were able to have several guest speakers: Leslie Lowes and Maura Brown from Nasa Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) were able to give some background information about curriculum, discuss some success stories, common challenges, tips to address those challenges as well as providing several additional resources for site staff to utilize.

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Project Learning Tree

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March 26, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of the Project Learning Tree curriculum in development Cal Fire. The webinar features two guest speakers: Kay Antunez, the coordinator of Project Learning Tree curriculum in California, and Matt Lawson of SAY San Diego.

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Project WILD

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March 21, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of the Project WILD activity guide. The webinar features two guest speakers: Bobbie Winn from the California Department of Fish and Gameand Uyen Do, the Program Coordinator of the STEM program at the California AfterSchool Network. Bobbie Winn gives an overview of the curriculum, necessary materials, online tools, and information about additional California Department of Fish and Game programs.  In addition, she surfaces common challenges implementers face when guiding the activities while also providing strategies to overcome those challenges.  This webinar will be useful for all after-school programs looking to introduce wildlife and environmental education, to further professional development opportunities for staff, and to utilize interdisciplinary, hands-on, and standards aligned curriculum.

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Techbridge

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March 23, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of the Techbridge curriculum for after-school programs. The webinar features two guest speaker: Maria Anaya, the Program Director of Techbridge. Maria provides an overview of the curriculum, engineering process, career conections, common challenges and solutions, extra online tools, and promising practices when facilitating activitis.  This webinar will be useful for all after-school programs that are looking to start an engineering program for elementary school to middle school youth.  All projects are inquiry-based, hands-on, career-focused, and desined to use everyday materials on a small budget.

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TechXcite

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March 20, 2012

As part of the Jumpstarting STEM Pilot, this webinar is to help support frontline staff in their implementation of the TechXcite curriculum in development at the Pratt School of Engineering of Duke University. The webinar features two guest speakers: Dr. Paul Klenk, the Director of the TechXcite curriculum, and Jeff Davis of the California AfterSchool Network. Dr. Klenk gives an overview of the curriculum, necessary materials, online tools, and additional engineering curriculum, which is free and uses accessible materials for programs on a "shoe-string" budget.  In addition, he surfaces common challenges implementers face when guiding the modules while also providing strategies to overcome those challenges.  This webinar will be useful for all after-school programs that are looking to connect with an acclaimed school of engineering, to further professional development opportunities for staff, and to utilize hands-on engineering and science curriculum.

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Time & Scheduling

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May 23, 2012
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