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 and

Click 2 Science PD (Free registration required for access) and

National Afterschool Association

National Summer Learning Association

Preparing for the 2019 4-H NYSD Challenge - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ Noon

Computer Science (CS) can be a game-changer for young people when they learn to be creators, not just consumers of technology. The 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers uses physical activity and puzzles to teach kids important CS concepts. This free resource that engages young people ages 8-14 is perfect for afterschool programs. Youth will use CS to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about. This webinar will help staff develop confidence in leading active, engaging CS experiences that challenge and inspire young people.

More information and registration   (NOTE: Registration with Click 2 Science is free, but required to sign up for Webinars)

Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Afterschool Programs -  Thursday, August 8th @ 1:00pm

Join the Afterschool Alliance for a webinar with experts from both research and practice as they provide an overview of the newly-published book Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Access and Equity in Out-of-School Time. Featuring presentations by authors of two of the chapters as well as the editors of this critical new volume from Information Age publishing, this webinar will dive into the details on how afterschool and summer learning programs can move the needle on issues of equity and access.

First we will be joined by Merle McGee who will be talking about her chapter, “Critical Youth Development: Living and Learning at the Intersections of Life”, which engages the question, “How are we preparing youth to deal with racist institutions of higher education after we’ve prepared them academically through our OST programs?”  Merle will lay out the core components of Critical Youth Development, and provide invaluable insights on how both youth and staff can create “brave spaces” to grapple with structures that perpetuate inequity. 

Second, we will be joined by Andres Henriquez who will talk about his chapter, “Engaging Immigrant Families in Out-of-School Time Activities”, and how science museums can hinder access to as well as create bridges for new immigrant children and families.  He will discuss strategies that the New York Hall of Science has employed to engage the whole community in STEM, and the importance of creating community coalitions of schools, community, and cultural institutions to meet the needs of new immigrants in the face of increasing pressures and challenges. 

The webinar will end with a discussion led by the editors of the volume, Sara Hill and Femi Vance, focused on how to connect all of the research on this issue to practice, generate questions, and suggest new research directions. Join us for a far-ranging discussion of how programs around the country can – and should – address fundamental equity issues through afterschool and summer learning programs.


  • Sara Hill, Ed.D., Consultant
  • Femi Vance, Ph.D., Researcher, Youth Development and Supportive Learning Environments, American Institutes for Research
  • Andrés Henríquez, VP of STEM Learning in Communities, New York Hall of Science, NYSCI Neighbors
  • Merle McGee, Co Founder/Principle, The BIPOC Project
  • Helen Malone, Series Editor, Current Issues in Out-of-School Time; Vice President, Research & Innovation, Institute for Educational Leadership


Computation Thinking in Afterschool - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ Noon

Have you ever heard a participant in your program say, “I am a computational thinker?“ Perhaps not, but after this webinar, you may hear it. Computational thinking builds on other problem-solving strategies to help youth prepare for their future. Learn how to develop a computationally rich environment in afterschool – with or without computers.

More information and registration   (NOTE: Registration with Click 2 Science is free, but required to sign up for Webinars)

Exploration of Other Worlds Using NASA Solar System Treks - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ Noon

This webinar will introduce NASA’s Solar System Treks (SST) which is a free resource that contributes to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. The SST portals enable students to study the surfaces of the Moon, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, Titan, and IcyMoons. The portals aim to  provide interactive and innovative ways to inspire, inform, and educate a worldwide audience. During this webinar you will hear directly from outreach specialists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Ames Research Center (ARC), and have the opportunity to ask questions on about their visualization tools. 

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