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

Afterschool Programs: Important Partners in CTE Planning and Implementation -  Tuesday, February 26th @ 11:00am

The newly reauthorized federal CTE law (Perkins V) offers increased opportunities for states, districts and afterschool programs to collaborate and help students find and complete meaningful career pathways. With the new CTE state plan guide just released by the Department of Education– the planning process for setting a statewide vision for career readiness and spending about $1.2 billion in federal funds has officially begun and a great time for action is now.

In this webinar, afterschool state leaders can learn more about the new CTE law, how to connect their work to the goals of Perkins V, and how to step into the planning process – hearing from other afterschool network leads and education partner, Advance CTE.


  • Austin Estes, Senior Policy Associate, Advance CTE
  • Zelda Q. Waymer, Executive Director, South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
  • Jeff Cole, Network Lead, Beyond School Bells (NE)
  • Susan Stanton, Network Lead, ACT Now Coalition (IL)
  • Jillian Luchner, Policy Manager, and Chris Neitzey, Director of STEM Initiatives, Afterschool Alliance (Moderators)


Getting to Work on Summer Learning & Summer Learning Toolkit​ - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Summary: Getting to Work on Summer Learning, Second Edition, by the Rand Corporation, explains the elements of successful programs and offers school districts and community providers planning advice on staffing, student recruitment, creating a positive climate, and so much more.

We’ll also dive into the accompanying online Summer Learning Toolkit, mapped to RAND’s findings, which features more than 50 practical tools and planning resources to help school districts and their partners design and deliver high-quality summer programs. The report and toolkit draw on lessons from the National Summer Learning Project, launched in 2011 by The Wallace Foundation.


  • Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Director of the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department, RAND Corporation
  • Hillary Oravec, Managing Partner, The Learning Agenda
  • Katie Willse, Senior Consultant, The Learning Agenda

More information and registration

WONDERPARK: A Girl-Centered Discussion with Paramount Picture’s Head of Animation - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

The NGCP’s national webinar, “WONDERPARK: A Girl-Centered Discussion with Paramount Picture’s Head of Animation” is a dynamic opportunity to hear about Paramount Picture’s newest animated feature film, WONDERPARK, in the context of supporting girls in STEM. Mireille Soria, Head of Animation for Paramount Pictures, will share unique insights, focusing on the imperative role Paramount Pictures is playing by presenting girl-positive, STEM-supportive media. As an attendee, you will be welcome to submit questions to Mireille, as well as share your own exemplary practices in supporting girls to pursue STEM careers. Join others eager to move the needle for girls in STEM by learning more about WONDERPARK and helping to promote it broadly across your community.

More information and sign up

How OST Programs Improve Health & Nutrition - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ Noon

Childhood obesity continues to be a global epidemic and OST programs have great potential to make a positive impact on children’s health behaviors. This webinar examines research about how OST programs can impact health and nutrition behaviors to understand what is working, and what may be possible.

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

Summer Learning Toolkit--A Deeper Dive: Keys to Staffing & Professional Development -  Thursday, March 28th @ 11:00am

Summer learning programs offer invaluable spaces to engage youth in learning and development during the months when many students lose ground. High-quality summer programs keep kids safe and produce measurable benefits in math, reading, and social and emotional learning. However, planning for these programs can prove to be a challenge for even the most seasoned afterschool and summer program professionals.

Together with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the National AfterSchool Association, the Afterschool Alliance is co-hosting this webinar as the second of a three-part series highlighting the Wallace Foundation’s new Summer Learning Toolkit—a great resource to use for whatever stage of planning you are at with your summer programming! We’ll be taking a closer look at staffing and professional development to examine how to hire and train the best possible staff that suits the specific climate, culture, and goals of your summer program.

Join us for a conversation with Pittsburgh Public Schools and Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), one of the district-intermediary partnerships featured in the Summer Learning Project who participated in the study that informed the creation of the Toolkit. They will be sharing their firsthand experiences on the summer program hiring process and best practices to optimize professional development opportunities.


  • Kathryn Vargas, Director, Allegheny Partners for Out of School Time
  • Melanie Claxton, Coordinator, Out-of-School Time for Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Hillary Oravec, Managing Partner, and Katie Willse, Senior Consultant, The Learning Agenda
  • Gina Warner, President, National AfterSchool Association
  • Nikki Yamashiro, Senior Director of Research, Afterschool Alliance


Celebrating the Impact of OST Programs - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ Noon

There is an abundance of research that shows afterschool programs help children learn, grow and prepare for their future, but do you know where to find it? Do you know how to explain the impact of OST programs or your program in particular to stakeholders? This webinar will celebrate the impact of OST programs and help you be more effective in telling the story of afterschool in your program or your community.

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

Understanding the Landscape of Summer Programs - Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ Noon

No one really knows how many summer learning programs are offered each year in the US by community-based organizations, parks and recreation departments, camps, libraries, schools, youth development organizations, museums and zoos, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and other public agencies. But understanding this landscape and what leads to high-quality summer programs can empower you to make a significant difference in your community. This webinar will help you understand the overall landscape of summer programs, how your program fits into this mix, and how you can focus your efforts to make your program more impactful.

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



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