GetConnected Nebraska Afterschool | TEN Talks I | 2:15-2:45

Arts Resources for 21st Century Kids AND Providers
The arts can provide pathways to engage students in 21st century skills, and there are many resources for after-school providers. Learn about grants, visiting artists, and other opportunities for your after-school program.
Presenter: Anne Alston, Nebraska Arts Council

At Your Finger Tips
This 10 minute TEN Talk will be about resources that are available to further your development as a professional and to meet the licensing needs as well as, providing unique ideas to enhance your program.
Presenters: Jene’ Chapman, Meleah Gamvroudis and Kim Schamp, NDE Office of Early Childhood Training Center

Entrepreneurship & Expeditions (repeats at 2:55-3:25)
Soft skills are critical for youth to develop in order to be successful at college and in their careers. This session highlights two easy to deliver, hands on programs which aid in developing leadership, team work, problem solving, and empathy skills.
Presenters: Karly Black and Kaytlyn Kennedy, Nebraska Extension

Entrepreneurship & Expeditions
Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities

Girls Inc. Eureka! STEM Program
Employability today requires strong SEL skills. Developing problem-solving skills and cognitive abilities are essential for workplace success.
Presenter: Emily Mwaja, Girls Inc. of Omaha

How ELO Supports School Improvement: Connecting the Dots (Repeats at 2:55-3:25)
Expanded learning opportunities are intrinsically tied to the state’s accountability and school improvement system, AQuESTT. Hear a discussion of how ELOs can and should play a critical role in a school’s improvement plan.
Presenters: Lane Carr, Nebraska Department of Education and Emily Koopmann, Civic Nebraska

Keep Your Program Afloat with successorSHIP! (repeats at 2:55-3:25)
Program leaders are the cornerstones to an afterschool program’s organization, quality, and sustainability. It is important to think about the appropriate steps to ensure a successful successorship when it comes time to pass the baton. In this workshop, we will review what resources/tools you can start developing now, identify what items are unique to your district/community, and discover ways to stay involved.
Presenters: Austin Casselberry and Chance Buss, Norfolk Public School’s After-School Program

Learning Outside – Keys to Success
We all know kids need to spend more time outside. So how do we spend time outside, but still meet our learning objectives for the day? Come to learn the keys to success for teaching and guiding learning outside. From math, to science, to language arts, to social-emotional skills, there’s so much to learn outside! These tips will be useful for everyone, your school/site does not need to have an outdoor classroom or garden for you to benefit from this session.
Presenter: Hanna Pinneo, Nebraska Forest Service

National Youth Science Day: Free Activities
Computer Science (CS) is a 21st-century skill that empower young people to be creators, not just consumers, of technology. Engaging in CS empower them for their future. Learn about Code Your World, the 2018 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge and how you can use these free resources to engage youth in CS through hands-on doing.
Presenter: Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H

4-H National Youth Science Day
Past NYSD Challenges

Nebraska Afterschool Professional Development Series
Learn about professional development opportunities provided by Nebraska Extension and Beyond School Bells
Presenters: Julie Crandall and Lisa Kaslon, Nebraska Extension

The Make Tank
Engaging. Creative. Trendy. Relevant. These words describe the innovative Make Tank program. The Make Tank is an interactive, creative learning experience for youth, where problem-solving skills and resourcefulness are developed. The Make Tank offers opportunities for youth to embrace creativity, experience new technology, explore career options, and learn relevant STEM skills.
Presenters: D’Ette Scholtz and Melinda Vlieger, Nebraska Extenson