StayConnected Curriculum Webinar Series
The Million Girl Moonshot in Nebraska, Anna Wishart, Michelle Clark and Miki Montgomery, 06/17/2021
June 17, 2021 – The Million Girl Moonshot in Nebraska
The Million Girls Moonshot is a national movement that seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls and underserved youth in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years. Learn what Nebraska is doing to help achieve this goal.
Anna Wishart, Beyond School Bells
Michelle Clark, Union Pacific Railroad
Miki Montgomery, The Malone Community Center
Nebraska 4-H STEM Reading Connections - Tails & Tales Resources, Jennifer Hansen and Jackie Steffen, 05/20/2021
May 20, 2021 – Nebraska 4-H STEM Reading Connections – Tails & Tales Resources (video)
These adaptable and engaging resources are just the thing to “connect” 4-H & STEM to libraries, books, education, or any other area that needs a bridge. The 2021 Nebraska 4-H STEM Reading Connections Resources are a collection of Storybook Imagination Guides, Clover Kid & 4-H Workshops, and four lessons plans all tied together in a neat little package of the Collaborative Library Summer Program theme “Tails & Tales.” The inclusive resources are an opportunity to bring 4-H to youth through new and old partnerships. Youth have the opportunity to “connect” their experiences from books and the world around them to practical application through the interdisciplinary STEM approach, with the addition of “[A]rt” as a means to visually communicate their experience. With a wide variety of lesson topics (service animals, animal adaptations, financial literacy, farm animals, wildlife, and animal habitats) every youth and facilitator can find some “connection.”
Jennifer Hansen, Nebraska Extension, 4-H & Youth Development Extension Educator
Jackie Steffen, Nebraska Extension, Learning Child Educator
Planning Summer Units and Lessons, Saundra Frerichs, 04/01/2021
April 1, 2021 – Planning Summer Units and Lessons
Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H, firstname.lastname@example.org
This StayConnected experience will focus on resources to help plan for summer. I’ll share an afterschool lesson template and afterschool unit template designed especially for Nebraska; and my favorite sources for high-quality, free STEM curricula. We will discuss the differences between planning units and planning lessons.
E-Afterschool: Utilizing Out-of-School-Time Experiences to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Youth, Kelly Biggar, Anna Wishart and Breann Hines, 03/18/2021
Kelly Biggar, Afterschool Program Manager, Young Entrepreneur Institute
Anna Wishart, Director of Partnerships, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Breann Hines, COO Young Entrepreneurs of the Future
Join Beyond School Bells, the Youth Entrepreneurship Institute, and Young Entrepreneurs of the Future to learn about the E-Afterschool opportunities available this year to the youth you serve. From statewide pitch challenges, to youth marketplaces, to entrepreneurship clubs, there are many opportunities to engage youth in building their entrepreneurial mindset.
Preventing the Summer Slide, Dr. Abby Burke, Nancy Armstrong, and Holly Myers, 03/04/2021
March 4, 2021 –Preventing the Summer Slide
Dr. Abby Burke, Reading Specialist, Nebraska Department of Education
Nancy Armstrong, Afterschool Project Director, Ogallala, NE
Holly Myers, Afterschool Project Director, Loup City, NE
Summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session. Learn ways to enhance literacy skills during one-on-one or small-group time. Explore options for embedding literacy development at home as well as throughout a summer program.
Preventing the Summer Slide handout
Summer Planning: Easier, Sandy Day and Saundra Frerichs, 02/18/2021
February 18, 2021: Summer Planning: Easier
Sandy Day, Beyond School Bells
Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H, email@example.com
Sandy Day, Beyond School Bells, will lead a discussion regarding the importance of summer learning and new opportunities for funding to support efforts to make 2021 a Summer of Innovation. In addition, Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska Extension, will share resources to assist in your summer planning offering models and available hands-on curriculum.
Summer Fun and Learning, Heather Bebout and Deb Sawyer, 02/04/2021
February 4, 2021: Summer Fun and Learning
Heather Bebout, Project Director, Schuyler Afterschool and Summer Program
Deb Sawyer, Project Director, O’Neill Afterschool and Summer Program
Join this week’s StayConnected webinar to hear from two 21st CCLC Project Directors about their summer program plans. Heather Bebout, Schuyler Project Director, and Deb Sawyer, O’Neill Project Director will discuss their summer program schedules, staffing, their community partners, and also share some resources others might find helpful. There will be time to ask these experienced program leaders questions and share participants’ experiences.
Summer Programming in Schuyler
Beyond School Bells; Free Summer Activities and Challenges, Jeff Cole, 06/25/2020
June 25, 2020 – Beyond School Bell’s Free Summer Activities and Challenges
Jeff Cole, Beyond School Bells
NASA-Based STEM Activities, Terresa Greenleaf, 05/28/2020
May 28, 2020 – NASA-Based STEM Activities
Terresa Greenleaf, Walthill Public Schools and NASA Nebraska Space Ambassador
STEM based activities that can be done at home or can be used in the classroom, after school program, and summer science camp will be shown. Terresa will also discuss how she uses NASA based activities in a science camp setting.
T Greenleaf’s Webpage and Contact Information
Investing in your Future, Becky Barnard, 05/21/2020
May 21, 2020 – Investing in your Future
Becky Barnard, UNL, Nebraska Council on Economic Education
Personal finance is important for success in life, this session will introduce basic financial concepts; saving, spending and investing to support students as they solve practical problems and issues they will encounter throughout their lifetimes. This session will provide age appropriate lesson outlines and sample activities that center educators can prepare and present to their students.
PowerPoint – Investing in your Future
Introduction to Mizzen, C.S. Mott Foundation, Jeff Cole and Sandy Day, 05/08/2020
FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 – Introduction to Mizzen, C.S. Mott Foundation
Join BSB Network Lead Jeff Cole and Sandy Day as they walk us through Mizzen and how it can be used to enrich out of school time programs across Nebraska.
Developed by the C.S. Mott Foundation, a long-time partner of Beyond School Bells, Mizzen is a state of the art app designed to meet the needs of afterschool and summer providers – as well as parents and other caregivers who are now playing this role in households across Nebraska during these challenging times. Mizzen combines over a thousand units of free content developed specifically for afterschool, summer or home learning environments, options for back office support, scheduling and as well as professional development tips that come to you just as you need them. Through support from the Mott Foundation, the app and all of its content are available for free.
A Digital Repository: Nebraska Honors Afterschool Clubs, Emily Sutherland & Shannon Mangram, 04/30/2020
April 30, 2020 – A Digital Repository: Nebraska Honors Afterschool Clubs
Emily Sutherland, UNL Honors Program Coordinator
Shannon Mangram, UNL Honors Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in the Honors Program at UNL have been creating curriculum and leading afterschool clubs in Lincoln Community Learning Centers for the past 2 years. This opportunity allows Honors students to share their passions with others in a unique way, while also filling a need in the community. Honors Afterschool Club curriculum is uploaded at the end of each semester and available to download worldwide through the Honors Club Repository. Come explore the repository and learn about all this resource has to offer. (Honors Afterschool Club Repository)
Toolbox, Jeff Cole, 04/09/2020
April 9, 2020 – Toolbox – a new tool to build new and support existing ELO programs in Nebraska
Jeff Cole, Beyond School Bells
In this presentation, Beyond School Bells staff will provide an overview to Toolbox, a new website designed to support the development of new, and enhance existing, Expanded Learning Opportunity programs. Developed as part of the NDE-funded ELO Design Challenge, this tool was designed to complement existing resources and will be a platform for sharing information that can help all of Nebraska’s ELO advocates.