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December 03, 2014

Beyond School: After-School Programs Bring the World to Young People

Across the country, afterschool programs are looking at global learning as an approach to engage youth, enhance quality, and advocate for the value of learning beyond school.

September 19, 2014

Bringing Ferguson Home: How to Begin Addressing Structural Racism

Media and social commentary demonstrate prevalent views that race does not and should not matter in the case of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Before this event, young people told us that adults should be learning about race and racism and reflecting on their own prejudices. With this national conversation, we have a great opportunity to answer this call to action. Here are some ways for you to get started as well.

September 12, 2014

How to Infuse Global Learning Into Out-of-School-Time Staff Training

Getting started with global learning in out-of-school time programs can seem overwhelming. Today, Pam Suprenant shares some lessons learned from her YMCA's first year of implmentation.

July 09, 2014

World Cup Wonders

Worldwide competitive events provide multiple opportunities to explore global content such as international relations, geography, economics, the origin and history of games, and the qualities of collaboration and sportsmanship. Terri Marini of MindWorks Resources explains how she teaches youth to investigate the world by asking questions about the World Cup.

November 01, 2013

Five Steps to Encourage Global Citizenship

Five things any afterschool program can do to give youth the global experiences they need to thrive in an interconnected world.

September 14, 2013

Afterschool Partnerships Promote Common Core Rigor and Relevance

The afterschool hours are invaluable time for students to develop the knowledge and skills they need for the interconnected world and to meet the Common Core.

June 25, 2013

Key to Successful Expanded Learning Programs Is Mastery

A well-rounded education is defined by a broader set of outcomes than traditionally outlined in academic standards and standardized tests. Educators and other stakeholders alike are increasingly interested in the so-called soft skills related to social and emotional learning, creativity and innovati...

January 30, 2013

Build After-School Partnerships

Partnerships between afterschool programs, schools, and communities are essential to preparing youth for future success.

September 11, 2012

Global Afterschool Activities: Steps to Success

As the new school year starts and afterschool programs are ramping up, here are some ways to create afterschool activities that incorporates global issues. There are several core elements to consider and no matter what topic or age group, think about each step carefully. Planning: Steps to Success...

June 22, 2012

Adding More Time for Global Learning

Guest blogger Jennifer Siaca Curry, director of national technical assistance for The After-School Corporation profiles how one New York City school designed expanded learning experiences to prepare students to be globally competent and ready for college and the interconnected world beyond. By Jen...

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