Youth Today OST Fall-Winter 2016 Webinars Sept29-Dec06


Youth Today is offering our third 30-minute lunch-time webinar series which can be used by Out-of-School Time (OST) and youth development practitioners to design research-based programs and quality instructional activities. Each webinar pairs researchers with practitioners from out-of-school time programs, beginning with an overview of the research literature on the topic, followed by practitioners discussing their program in relation to the research. The webinar ends with a lively dialogue between the presenters and the audience.

Each registrant - whether or not they attend the live webinar - receives the following materials, including:

  • A resource list, including references and links
  • The powerpoint presentation
  • An MP4 video recording of the webinar that can be downloaded and used for turn-around training
  • A link for streaming the video from our Vimeo site
  • A training tip sheet on how to use the webinar for turn-around training

Register here Youth Today OST HUB Fall-Winter 2016 Webinars or click on individual titles below to register. Archives of our past webinar series will also soon be  available for purchase.

SEPTEMBER 29|Thurs|1pmET Culturally-Based Programs to support English Language Learners in OST. Leigh Patel, Boston College; Wilmer Quinones and Juan Maldonado, Sociedad Latina.

In this webinar you will hear an overview of research on culturally based youth programs. Then, practitioners from a youth program primarily serving language minority youth will talk about an action research project in which they gathered youths' perspectives on what makes a positive and productive culturally diverse youth-serving organization. They will present some of their key findings, such as the need for more mental health and counseling support for youth living in stressed neighborhoods.

OCTOBER 21|Friday|1pmET Practitioners Doing Research.  How can it improve Programs? Sara Cole, YMCA Greater Rochester; Devan Blackwell, Devan Blackwell, BE After 3.  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME!

In this webinar you will learn about teacher inquiry, and how it can improve program practice.  Then, you will hear from OST practitioners who have been participating in the National Afterschool Matters Practitioner Fellowship, and how engaging in inquiry has changed how they view themselves as practitioners, how they operate their programs and how they provide services for youth.

NOVEMBER 3|Thurs|1pmET Engaging Older Youth with Technology.  Lalitha Vasuvedan, Teachers College, Columbia; Rudy Garcia, BridgeUP, New York Public Library; Maggie Muldoon, Mouse, Inc.

Older youth love technology, and it is often the neglected letter in STEM.  It is, however, a great way to engage youth in Out-of-School Time programs.  In this webinar, you will learn the theory behind engaging older youth,   and then you will hear from OST practitioners who have been using technology in their programs, such as youth creating radio podcasts.

DECEMBER 6|Tues|1pmET  Simple Interactions: Using Video for Professional Development in OST Programs. Tom Akiva, University of Pittsburgh; Leah O’Reilly, Youth Programs Director, Human Services Corporation.

Positive adult-child interactions are key to successful afterschool programs. This webinar will present research findings from a study on an innovative approach to strengths-based professional development, Simple Interactions, which uses short video clips of staff engaged in positive interactions with youth.  In addition, a manager from a large youth program will discuss the implementation of this model and the positive effects it had on the staff dynamic.

REGISTER for Fall-Winter 2016 Webinars online today:

ARCHIVES AVAILABLE SOON:  Videos from past OST Research to Practice Webinar Series have been archived and will be AVAILABLE SOON for purchase with accompanying materials.  Watch your emails for our announcement and for the link to appear here soon.