Archive for April, 2007

Afterschool Science NJ

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Afterschool Science NJ

Please tell us what you think!
Liberty Science Center in partnership with NJSACC is interested in 
talking with  afterschool directors who want to implement
hands-on science activities in their programs,
but do not have a staff member with a science background.

 Join us for an informal focus group/conversation to give feedback on integrating science into afterschool.   Liberty Science Center, with funding from NJ DOE,  has created a model  called “Afterschool Science NJ” that has been piloted at 3 afterschool programs over the past year and a half.  It is now time to make certain the curriculum can  be implemented in different types of afterschool settings.
 An overview of the curriculum will be presented,to be discussed with the  field.
You will receive:
 - 2 NJ DOE professional development hours
 -2 free passes to the new Liberty Science Center
 -a copy of the curriculum for your program
 -a continental breakfast
 When:  Wednesday,
            May 23rd, 2007
           10am-12 noon
 Where:  170 Elm Street, Westfield ( CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
 Please fax the form below if you are planning to attend:
FAX TO NJSACC @ 908.789.4237
 By May 16th, 2007

NJSACC will only notify you if the registration is closed!

 I would like to attend to attend the Afterschool Science NJ Focus Group.
I understand that NJSACC will notify me if the registration is closed.

Afterschool Program:
Type of program: (not-for profit, public school run …)
Phone Number: (   )-

Great Network for Afterschool Programs!

Thursday, April 26th, 2007, links all New Jerseyans in a single, virtual community. connects individuals, government, civic organizations, elected officials, and corporations so that they can communicate and collaborate in building a better New Jersey., created and maintained by  Rutgers University students in the  Citizenship and Service Education (CASE) Program, was developed with the generous support of PSE&G  and the Office of the Secretary of State of New Jersey.

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Quality Afterschool Time Report

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Dear Colleagues,

P/PV is pleased to announce the publication of a new report:

 Quality Time After School: What Instructors Can Do to Enhance

Improving the quality of out-of-school time activities and creating
effective learning environments is of keen interest to practitioners,
funders and policymakers. Funded by The William Penn Foundation,
Quality Time After School identifies characteristics of after-school
activities that are linked to youth engagement and learning across a
rich diversity of out-of-school-time activity areas.

Drawing from surveys and interviews with more than 400 participants and
instructors from five Philadelphia-based Beacon Centers, the report’s
findings highlight the importance of two features of high-quality
activities: good group management and positive adult support of
learning. Building on analyses of over 50 detailed activity
observations, as well as key lessons from past research, the report
also suggests a road map for program operators and policymakers to
create engaging learning environments in after-school programs.

To read the full report, please click below:
Quality Time Afterschool


Friday, April 20th, 2007


Are you a member of NJSACC?

Reminder, be our guest on May 11th, 2007 for

If you are a member you have received your invitation. 

It is not too late to nominate your staff member for the Keys to Quality Awards.

Questions contact Jessica Heiberg @ NJSACC 908.789.0259.

Art Contest

Friday, April 20th, 2007

From National Women’s Law Center 

To kickoff NWLC’s 35th anniversary celebration, we’re
excited to announce a national art contest for students 13 -19
years old! The winner will receive an award of $500 and their work,
along with other chosen works receiving honorable mention recognition,
may be featured in NWLC materials and on its web site.

Check out the contest’s flyer here:

NWLC is looking for visual artwork, such as photography, painting,
Flash animation, and other web-based media, that creatively depicts
the contest’s theme of “expanding the possibilities”
for women and girls.

The deadline to enter the contest is June 30, 2007. Please encourage
any creative 13 -19 year olds you know to enter, and help us get the
word out to any students, teachers, principals, school
administrators, parents, community activists, and anyone else that may
be interested!

We hope to receive some fantastic submissions as NWLC celebrates 35
years of expanding the possibilities for women and girls, and also to
be able to recognize some fabulous young artists. You can find full
contest details at, or contact Jillian Holzer at (202) 588 5180 or for more information.

Nancy Duff Campbell

Marcia Greenberger