Check out the National Summer Learning Association’s Voices of Summer Webinar Series
Virtual Resource Fair
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM (ET) | 10:00 AM (PT)
Description: Each year, thousands of youth gain valuable experience participating in enrichment activities during summer programs. But this year, programs find themselves need to find resources that can be accessed remotely. Join us for a Virtual Resource Fair to hear from enrichment partners who have updated their offering to fit a distance-based program. Featured partners will include:Read to Lead, Camp Invention, 220 Leadership, Istation, BOKS Kids, DC Scores and Common Sense.
The Art of Online Teaching
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM (ET) | 12:00 PM (PT)
- Kirsten Peterson, Education Development Center
- Zoe Baptista, Brandeis University
- Aviv Weiss, Khan Academy
- Brodrick Clarke, NSLA
Description: One of the hallmarks of a high-quality summer program is the way in which it creates a “summer culture” that is different from the school year and promotes a sense of community. With the onset of COVID-19, many of us have been thrust into the world of virtual communicating and learning. But taking your program virtual this summer may not be as easy as downloading and broadcasting on the latest software platform. How can summer programs maintain a feeling of community and facilitate learning in a way that will keep kids engaged this summer, even at a distance?
Join us May 28 as our panel of experts offer strategies for building community and promoting real learning in a virtual space. This will be part 1 of a 2-part interactive series.
Introduction to Apple’s Learning from Home Products
Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Apple has a suite of free videos, apps, and books to facilitate remote learning. You are invited to a webinar to learn about Apple’s Learning From Home, resources your programs can use to create engaging learning experiences from anywhere this summer.
**Note: Apple hardware (e.g. iPad, iPhone) is required to access these resources.**
How College Access Programs are Helping Students Navigate This Summer
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM (ET)
Description: Senior year and graduation is a time that most high school students look forward to. Many summer programs have developed college access and bridge programs to help support youth through this important transitional period. But this year, millions of students have had that experience interrupted and face an uncertain future this fall. This webinar covers how programs are adapting to help older youth navigate this summer.
Social Emotional Learning at a Distance
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
- Sherrie Raven, Director of PSELI Implementation, CASEL
- Julia Gabor, Mindful Founder, kid-grit
- Dudney Sylla, Program Director, MENTOR
Description: Summer programs have been at the forefront of championing social emotional learning (SEL) in their work with youth. But what does this look like when staff are not able to meet with youth in-person. How can programs continue to support youth during this critical period? Join us May 19 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT as we explore the importance of SEL of in youth programs in a COVID-19 era. We will hear from CASEL on the connection between SEL and out-of-school time programs, and representatives from kid-grit and MENTOR will share resources and strategies they have developed to support implementing SEL with youth this summer.