Posts Tagged ‘networks’

New Hampshire #Afterschool Network: Family #Literacy #Grant Opportunity – deadline 6/24/13

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

NCFL and Toyota Announce New Six-Year Initiative, Starting with Grant Opportunity

Today the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) announced a new six-year initiative, Toyota Family Learning. One major component of the initiative also kicks off today: NCFL is now accepting grant applications to further family learning beyond the classroom and into homes and communities. Applications are being accepted now through June 24 at: www.toyotafamilylearning.org.

This year, five organizations will be awarded a three-year, $175,000 grant, in addition to a wide range of NCFL training and communication support, learning items, and materials. Grantees will engage vulnerable families in learning together and participating in family mentor and service learning activities. Schools, libraries, and community-based organizations that provide services to families are eligible to apply.

The vision for Toyota Family Learning, fueled by the enduring NCFL-Toyota partnership, is much more than a specific program or model. It will engage not only grantee families but also families across the nation to be a part of modern-day movement for families learning together. Toyota Family Learning will draw the participation of families both online and offline, incorporating digital elements launching later this year including a website, mobile app, social media, and more. The first component of this effort is the current grant opportunity for communities.

Statewide Afterschool Networks offer this incredible #FREE Guide: #Literacy Strategies After School (download it here)

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The Statewide Afterschool Networks is proud to offer this incredible FREE resource prepared by the Connecticut After School Network. Literacy Strategies After School is a 400-page compilation of 50 different strategies and lesson suggestions for increasing literacy with students in grades 1-6.

Developed specifically for use outside of the traditional classroom, these strategies are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and include extensive samples and resource lists.

This is a free resource in pdf format, so please feel free to forward the link to program providers far and wide.

Click here to download this FREE resource now!

We’d like to track how many people are using the document, so we ask that you forward the link and allow others to download the link directly from our site, rather than copying and re-posting the entire document on another site.

Let us know how you’re using it by dropping me an email at: mdc@ctafterschoolnetwork.org

Statewide Afterschool Networks offer this incredible #FREE Guide: #Literacy Strategies After School (download it here)

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The Statewide Afterschool Networks is proud to offer this incredible FREE resource prepared by the Connecticut After School Network. Literacy Strategies After School is a 400-page compilation of 50 different strategies and lesson suggestions for increasing literacy with students in grades 1-6.

Developed specifically for use outside of the traditional classroom, these strategies are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and include extensive samples and resource lists.

This is a free resource in pdf format, so please feel free to forward the link to program providers far and wide.

Click here to download this FREE resource now!

We’d like to track how many people are using the document, so we ask that you forward the link and allow others to download the link directly from our site, rather than copying and re-posting the entire document on another site.

Let us know how you’re using it by dropping me an email at: mdc@ctafterschoolnetwork.org

Mark Your Calendars: Social Networking for Orgs & Programs Fri 6/7/13 register now!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

NJSACC Presents: Social Networking for Orgs & Programs 3/1/2013

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*registration closes on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Are you a small business owner, a non-profit organization, or afterschool care professional? Come and join us for this very special workshop and learn the essentials to social networking for your organization or program. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn:

  1. how to sign up, create and work with a Facebook page
  2. how to sign up, create and work with a Twitter page
  3. social media and social networking terminology such as “likes,” “followers,” “hash tags” and “tweets”
  4. how to find potential “followers” and engage with “fans”
  5. basic steps to attracting and promoting to an online audience
  6. basic etiquette / rules regarding communicating online to your audience

To help facilitate your learning, please bring or have ready, the following items to the workshop:

  1. A laptop with the ability to connect to our internet network wirelessly via WI-FI
  2. Access to an active e-mail address for signup purposes
  3. An online link to a website or webpage of your choice (e.g., http://njsacc.org)
  4. A digital file of an image (preferably square shaped – jpg/gif) or logo. This image will be used as your profile picture for Facebook and twitter
  5. Some text that you’d like to send out to your followers. This must be 140 characters or less.
  6. Some great ideas for how you envision engaging your audience!
   
Who Should Attend: Any child care provider (infant – school age)
  Program Coordinator
  Non-Profit Organization
  Small Business Owner
   
When: Friday, June 7th, 2013
   
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
   
Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield
170 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
   
Cost: $25
   
  Click here to register!

*Registration closes Tuesday, June 4, 2013

About the Trainer:

Adam Cruz is NJSACC’s Communications Coordinator and a social networking guru for many creative professionals including small business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs. In addition, Adam has facilitated various DJ and music workshops to school age children during New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) annual “Young Writers’ Workshop,” a specialized residency program for up to five after-school agencies that teaches students the importance of literacy through writing and creative expressions.

For More information about registration and/or payment please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259 or via email at: jessicaheiberg@njsacc.org

Meeting Invitation: Exemplary Summer Learning: Local and National Strategies 3/14

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Details:
Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Time: 11:30am EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Joseph Morra, Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance

Meeting Description:
Please join us on March 14 for the fifth in a series of webinars sponsored by the Northeast Networks Group, a collaboration among the Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

During this webinar, hear about the statewide work that the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance (RIASPA), an education initiative of United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI), is doing to promote summer learning as a viable and sustainable alternative to summer school. The specific model created and championed by RIASPA and UWRI (and funded by both private and public dollars) is helping to mitigate summer learning loss for elementary- and middle-school youth across the state. Additionally, a 21st CCLC program manager will offer an on-the-ground perspective of this exciting model, and a representative from the National Summer Learning Association will offer a national perspective on funding streams that may help to take your summer learning program to the next level.

Registering for the webinar will give you access to the webinar online. Once you log into the webinar web site, you will also need to call into the following number to hear the audio portion.

Call in Information:
Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0075
Participant access code: 343808
Please use *6 to mute your phone when you call in.

Click here to register now!