Empatico: A Platform for Empathy - Wednesday, June 19th @ 11:00am
Wondering how to incorporate more social and emotional learning in your program? Empatico is a new, free tool for educators working with 6-11 year old youth that helps students build empathy by connecting young people to communities and cultures that are very different from their own. The platform is easy to use, and interactions are built around your schedule. Through a combination of live video and activities, youth have the opportunity to connect and with others that come from very different backgrounds to find common ground through meaningful conversations that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy.
Join us to learn about how you can use Empatico at your afterschool or summer learning program site! For a limited time, the Afterschool Alliance is offering $50 gift cards for sites that sign up through our link and complete an activity on Empatico. Additional funds may be available for sites that complete more than one activity. Learn how you can leverage Empatico’s platform to further your efforts in building important social and emotional skills for kids.
- Erick Roa, Partnerships Manager, Empatico
- Eliana Kanefield, Partnerships Coordinator, Empatico
- Erin Hegarty, Afterschool Alliance
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.
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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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