Upcoming Webinars

To look for upcoming webinars on a variety of topics related to out-of-school time, check:

Afterschool Alliance Webinars and

American Youth Policy Forum and

Girls Collaborative Project Events



Personalized Learning: What It Looks Like and How it Helps Students - Tuesday, September 19th from noon to 1:15pm

In this webinar, leading national experts will make practical sense of common personalized learning approaches, providing examples of what they look like in practice, conditions for implementation, and how they can be used to promote specific aspects of college and career readiness. Participants will learn how to practically describe personalized learning approaches using accessible language and how to connect personalized learning approaches with specific goals for student learning and outcomes over time. In addition, this webinar will share policy opportunities that state leaders can promote local use of personalized learning approaches.

Presenters Include:
Catherine Jacques, Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL
Mark Williams, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Academic Development Institute
Sam Redding, Senior Learning Specialist, Center on Innovations in Learning
Moderator – Jennifer Brown Lerner, Deputy Director, American Youth Policy Forum

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Difficult Dialogues: Engaging Youth in Tough Conversations - Thursday, September 21st @ 11:00am

Afterschool programs often can find the flexibility to deeply engage students in conversations on the topics that matter most to youth and their communities. In today’s often polarized climate, many of these topics, including conversations on race, immigration, free speech, can elicit strong emotional responses. Youth need safe spaces to discuss their thoughts, fears, and hopes and to learn how to communicate their ideas while understanding and integrating the ideas and experiences of others. In this webinar, learn from voices in the field about how they are approaching these tough but important discussions and be introduced to some of the many tools that may help you facilitate these discussions in your own program.  



  • Heather Pressley, Senior Vice President, Mission Advancement, Girls on the Run (GOTR)
  • Jessica Rojas, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, YMCA of the USA
  • Ellen O'Connell, Managing Director - Programs, Partnership for After School Education
  • Aleah Rosario, Director of Capacity Building Programs, California School Age Consortium (CalSAC)
  • Jillian Luchner, Policy Associate, Afterschool Alliance

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The Intersection of Afterschool and SEL for 21st Century Readiness

Research is clear that social and emotional learning (SEL) is integral in supporting the academic, personal, and professional development of young people. Building upon a session at the 2017 Ready By 21 Conference in Austin, TX, this webinar will highlight national research and best practices from around the country to explore:

  • The value of afterschool settings in cultivating SEL;
  • The ways in which SEL can align with 21st century/employability skills over time;
  • What developmentally-appropriate social and emotional skill-building looks like in practice;
  • The relationship between afterschool program quality and the measurement of SEL practices for the purposes of continuous improvement; and
  • How SEL in afterschool settings aligns with other common community goals along the continuum of services for young people.

Presenters Include:

Carinne Deeds, Senior Policy Associate, American Youth Policy Forum
Erica Curry Van-Ee, Founder, Urban Curry Consulting (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Daniel Tsin, Director of Data and Accountability, Urban Alliance
Sam Redding, Senior Learning Specialist, Center on Innovations in Learning

More information

Please register HERE 

Building Bridges: How to Partner Across In-School and Out-of-School - Wednesday, October 18th from 5:30-6:30pm

This webinar is a joint partnership between the National Girls Collaborative and CS for All Teachers, an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and managed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

Designed to be useful for both in-school, formal educators and out-of-school time, informal educators, this webinar will first focus on the benefits for youth of bridging in-school and out-of-school time learning. After support for this approach is covered, practioners who have successfully built this bridge in their communities will share their experiences and lessons learned.

This will be a participatory webinar, and we encourage participants to come with their own successes and challenges to share with the group.

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