WVSAN Afterschool Resources/Links
- NASA. NASA’s Space Place (http://spaceplace.nasa.gov) is an educational website about space and Earth sciences and technologies for elementary-aged children. NASA’s Climate Kids (http://climatekids.nasa.gov) explains basic climate science with multimedia, games, humor, and crystal clear language for the same age group.
New Resources released on Social and Emotional Learning for Afterschool
Beyond the Bell: Research to Practice in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field, a focused summary of research on SEL in afterschool programs
AIR’s Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning—the second Research to Action brief in a series focused on afterschool and expanded learning—is a focused summary of research on employability skills and how SEL supports these skills. We believe it is essential that research findings reach practitioners who can make use of them to inform their programs and practices.
Social and Emotional Learning Practices: A self-reflection tool for afterschool staff, a new resource designed to help afterschool program staff reflect on their current SEL practices as well as their own social and emotional competencies.
Expanding Minds and Opportunities
Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, is a groundbreaking compendium of studies, reports and commentaries by more than 100 thought leaders.
The West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network in Collaboration with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy has compiled a report on the status of afterschool in West Virginia. Additionally the report provides a resource mapping of afterschool sites in West Virginia, a first for our state. Lastly, we discuss the importance that afterschool can play in addressing some of the major issues facing West Virginia’s youth today; i.e. truancy, obesity, etc.Afterschool_Report_11.6.12