Join us for the “What’s Hot in STEAM this Summer” webinar series presented by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN). This 6-part series will share ways to bring STEAM to life for out-of-school time youth through exploration of entrepreneurship, career paths, empathy in engineering, service learning and more.
Bring Steam to Life through Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, June 16 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET | View Recorded Webinar
By starting at a young age and receiving consistently high quality learning experiences, youth will understand how to identify authentic opportunities, create innovative solutions, take calculated risks, and redefine failure as a learning opportunity. Get an overview of youth entrepreneurship and its connection to STEAM, engage in entrepreneurship activities, and create a plan to implement entrepreneurial learning with students.
Presented by Scott Mann, Director of Education and Training, VentureLab
Get the Scoop on Pennsylvania Careers
Thursday, June 18 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET | View Recorded Webinar
Various Pennsylvania STEAM professionals will share insights about their careers, ways to encourage girls to enter STEAM-related jobs, what it takes to prepare for a specific career and how to be successful in the world of work in general. The targeted audience is primarily afterschool staff who work with youth in career exploration and planning.
Presented by a panel of five business community leaders
Engineering with Empathy
Tuesday, June 23 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET
Engineers of all sorts utilize the design thinking method. While there are many variations of design thinking processes, they all emphasize the importance of empathy early in the design process. As educators, how do we help students gain empathy? In this session we will explore several strategies to help students gain empathy and use it within engineering challenges.
Presented by Heather Lister, Founder and Chief Education Officer of Construct Learning
Service-Learning in Afterschool
Tuesday, June 23 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
Learn how quality service-learning inspires positive youth outcomes, engages youth in real world problem solving, and offers opportunities for youth to grow as leaders. Gain a deeper understanding of service-learning and how it is different from community service. Learn what it looks like in out-of-school time (OST) settings and hear about OST settings where service-learning is part of their program.
Presented by Julie Rogers Bascom, Director, Training and Leadership Development, National Youth Leadership Council
Go Virtual – Quick & Easy – with StartSOLE Virtual Pennsylvania
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET | Register
Learn how to start immediately facilitating remote synchronous inquiry-based sessions with your students using StartSOLE Virtual. A Self Organized Learning Environment, StartSOLE Virtual provides step-by-step support for planning lessons for your class, has 15,000+ standard aligned questions, teacher generated resources, and a quick and easy interface for building customized lesson plans. Join a community of more than 26,000 educators — 2,300+ in Pennsylvania — in over 100 countries.
Presented by Jeff McClellan, Founder and CEO, StartSOLE Virtual, Cleveland, Ohio
Girls Who Code
Wednesday, July 22 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET | Register
Learn how to start a Girls Who Code club, a completely free afterschool program for girls in grades 3-12. Discover how your school or community can join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world.
Presented by Kibret Yebetit, Manager, Girls Who Code, Community Partnerships and Outreach
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families. PSAYDN believes all children and youth deserve access to programs that encourage positive youth development and support the successful transition to adulthood. PSAYDN is managed by the Center for Schools and Communities, a division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. More information is available at PSAYDN.