Resource Presentations

Overview

STEM Committee Presentations

Every month, the STEM Committee of the California AfterSchool Network has guest presenters that share resources or promising practices with the committee in an effort to help ensure quality STEM learning opportunities. These presentations are recorded and able to be shared broadly. 

If you are interested in becoming a guest presenter, click here to apply!

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by the California Institute of Technology, is the leading center for robotics exploration of the solar system. With countless resources for out-of-school time, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory works to develop activities and tools to help engage students in science education that aligns with state standards.

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Code.org

Code.org

Check out the October Resource of the Month, Code.org, a public nonprofit that aims to increase engagement in computer science education to bridge the gap between growing technology jobs and a lack of students to enter the workforce industry. Code.org is dedicated to increase participation in computer science for women and underrepresented students of color by producing online course curricula that is interactive and hands-on for grades K-5. The program provides a fun way for students to learn about computer science while allowing teachers to track student performance. 

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You for Youth

You for Youth

You for Youth is a website created specifically for out-of school time programs across the nation.  This site was specifically designed to help professionals connect and share resources, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. This presentation will review all of the STEM specific tools and resources available on: www.y4y.ed.gov

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Maker Education Initiative

Maker Education Initiative

Paloma Garcia- Lopez and Jerry Valadez present on the Maker Education Intiative. This presentation identifies what Making is, the linkages between Making and STEM learning, and how to implement Making at the ground level. They also identify several valuable resources for anyone interested in incorporating Making into their out-of-school time program.

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Autodesk

Autodesk

Matt Pierce, Senior Manager at North American Education Programs, gives an overview of the resources that Autodesk has to offer, including: free software, curricula and training.

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Professional Development for After School Science

Professional Development for After School Science

Charlie Hutchins from the National Partnership for After School Science (NPASS), provides strategies on how to provide effective professional development for after school educators implementing quality STEM learning opportunities in their programs.