Out-of-School Time Videos

This page will serve as a repository for videos regarding out-of-school time.  Over time, we hope to make it a useful repository for training, professional development information, information that supports advocacy efforts, success stories, etc. 

Twirl Mask Explorations

Run Time: 3:11 minutes

Masks are our reality right now. Twirl Taos and partners have taken that reality and to explore deeper into the rich creativity, history, culture and emotional significance of mask-making and wearing. By taking a more expansive view of “the mask”, they hope to add depth and positivity to a topic that is pervasive and at times divisive in our lives today. This project provides a playful, creative, fun exploration of masks, past and present. It offers tools for checking in on our feelings and an outlet for expressing them. It culminates in a community creativity project to connect, uplift and inspire us all in these isolating times! Twirl has created five pathways of learning and creative mask-making for children, parents and teachers.This is a friendly intro to the world of masks. 

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National Geographic Explorer Classroom

Run Time: 45:25 minutes

With generous support from the C. S. Mott Foundation, NMOST was able to arrange for Marie Reyes' South Valley Academy (SVA) 8th grade OST STEM program to participate in a live broadcast with the National Geographic Explorer Classroom program. Joe Cutler, an Ichthyologist studying fish in the rivers and lakes of Gabon and Mongolia, presented pictures, videos, and stories of his adventures and work mapping, collecting, and investigating fish populations to improve conservation efforts in different parts of the world. The SVA group had the opportunity to ask Joe questions and receive answers in real time. 

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Afterschool Works!

Run Time: 1:57 minutes

Afterschool programs engage young people in learning and get them excited about the future. These programs keep kids safe, give working parents peace of mind and help them keep their jobs. Afterschool works for students, parents, and the economy.

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Afterschool Gets Kids Excited About Learning

Run Time: 1:11 minutes

Attending afterschool programs helps get kids excited about learning. In this video, a high school student describes how his afterschool program helped him learn to love reading and ignite his passion for filmmaking.

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STEM Afterschool

Run Time: 3:40 minutes

Exploring the importance of STEM and the value of OST for providing the necessary flexibility and opportunity to explore. Video from the After School STEM Hub.

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Summer Learning Loss

Run Time: 2.11 minutes

NBC's Brian Williams discusses how summer learning loss puts students at a disadvantage academically. For more information, go to gradelevelreading.net.

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Summer Learning Loss in New Mexico 

Run Time: 2:17 minutes

NMOST Executive Director May Sagbakken and the NMOST web site are featured in a local news story about Summer Learning Loss in the state.

Success Story: Emerson Elementary School OST 

Run Time: 3:03 minutes

NMOST sponsored video about the success of the out-of-school time efforts at Emerson Elementary. 

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Success Story: Paso del Norte Health Foundation's IGNITE Initiative 

Run Time: 3:20 minutes

A safe place, a positive activity, a trusted adult, these are thing that are necessary for a healthy life. The IGNITE Initiative was established to provide positive opportunities for after school programs for youth ages 7 - 18.

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Tackling Hunger: Summer Meals in New Mexico 

Run Time: 13:06 minutes

New Mexico in Focus panel discussion about the impact of food insecurity and potential solutions for addressing hunger during the summer months.

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Afterschool: Hours of Opportunity 
Run Time: 6:03 minutes
Features the data and images of powerful afterschool experiences, demonstrating the importance of afterschool programs in providing opportunities to expand and deepen learning, to complement the school day with fun and engaging projects, and  to close the opportunity gap. 

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