Tomorrow Webinar, : How afterschool and summer learning programs can support High-Quality STEM Learning Opportunities.

Free   Webinar

How afterschool and summer learning programs can support High-Quality STEM Learning Opportunities

Date: Fri, Feb 25, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Katie Magrane (Massachusetts)

Meeting Description:

Please join us on 2/25/11 for the third in a series of webinars sponsored by the Northeast Statewide Afterschool Networks, a collaboration between CT, NJ, NY, MA, VT, RI, NH and ME.
NJ was just added to the Northeast Statewide Afterschool Networks.

The topic will be how afterschool and summer learning programs can support High-Quality STEM Learning Opportunities.
STEM education has become a national priority with bipartisan support in both Congress and the White House. Afterschool and summer programs can play a major role in engaging and exciting students about STEM through hands-on learning projects that complement the school day.
Anita Krishnamurthi, Director of STEM Policy at the Afterschool Alliance will be our guest speaker. During this webinar, we will share the results from the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Afterschool Alliance (AA) nationwide survey on STEM in Afterschool; highlight the successes of existing programs; and discuss resources needed and available for quality STEM programming in your afterschool and/or summer programs.

The Presenter:

Dr. Anita Krishnamurthi is the Director of STEM Policy at the Afterschool Alliance. I
n this role, she is responsible for creating and advancing federal, state and local opportunities and policies to expand resources and activities that provide students wtih access to a rich STEM learning experience in their afterschool programs. An astronomer by training, she has been involved in science education and outreach for the past decade. She worked at the National Academy of Sciences in the Office on Public Understanding of Science and then at NASA. Anita was a Program Manager for space science education at NASA HQ and then moved to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to become the lead for Education and Public Outreach in Astrophysics. While at Goddard, she led the development of a successful astronomy afterschool program that contributed to her engagement in afterschool. Anita is passionate about promoting the afterschool space as an effective learning environment for STEM.

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