May 1-4. Best of Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Conference in Palm Springs, CA. This highly comprehensive professional development opportunity convenes over 2,000 professionals that work with and serve youth during out-of-school time hours. The event will feature over 125 workshops as well as a keynote address by Paul Tough, best-selling author of How Children Succeed. Registration and more information HERE.
May 3. Stakeholder's Meeting: Why Adults Matter in Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Save the date for this I Matter Philly event taking place at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. For details and registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3. Kidney Action Day. Join the fight to prevent kidney disease and Pair Up with the American Kidney Fund and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health at Kidney Action Day. Free kidney health screenings, food samples, entertainment, and interactive fitness demos. Location: Municipal Services Building Plaza, Philadelphia PA. For more information, contact: T'Kia Stewart, 301.984.6656, email@example.com. Learn more HERE.
May 3. Youth Action's 10th Anniversary Celebration. It will be a fun time in downtown Philadelphia with great performances and food and a wonderful opportunity for you to meet a lot of dynamic students and professionals. Location: The Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Learn more HERE.
May 3-5. Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is recruiting volunteer groups (ages 14+) for Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run weekend. Assignments vary, most last about 4 hours. Incentives (including small stipend) available! Details/Contact: Dennis Gibson, 215-685-9896, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.BroadStreetRun.com.
May 4. Passport to Kindergarten. The event gives children and families a chance to visit a "big-kid" classroom and practice their Kindergarten skills in a fun, community-based setting. Location: Christian Street YMCA, Philadelphia, PA. Register by email at email@example.com or by calling 215.578.5136.
May 4. Chester Upland School District: Parent Summit. The event will feature information on how parents and caregivers can support their children's education, as well as workshops and giveaways. Location: Showalter, Chester PA. Learn more HERE.
May 7. Boosting Success for 21st Century Learners: Equitable Practices for High Achievement will take place at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD. This conference brings together national and local experts to share research-based strategies designed to meet the complex educational needs of diverse student populations. The workshops will focus on how best to increase the number of high school graduates and improve outcomes for all students regardless of race, gender, or national origin. Register and learn more HERE.
May 10. The Philly Showcase of Wine & Cheese. The Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia is hosting its Wine and Cheese event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Contact: Jennifer Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-438-7394. Details and ticket information available HERE.
May 10. Reflect, Rethink & Refresh: New Ideas in Volunteer Management. The Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators 2013 Conference on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Haverford College, provides attendees an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. For details and registration, go HERE.
May 10. Role Models Matter Forum. The forum will give attendees an opportunity to learn how to increase and improve the quality of their outreach to girls in STEM. Location: The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA. Contact: Lisa Kovalchick, PA STEM Girls Collaborative Project, email@example.com. Learn more HERE.
May 11. LOVE Your Park Service Day. LOVE Your Park is a collaborative partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy to steward and support neighborhood parks throughout Philadelphia. On Saturday, May 11th volunteers across the city will be helping to spruce up Philly's neighborhood parks. Learn more HERE.
May 15. Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health. Philadelphia Health Initiative (PHI) unveils a kit that will enable leaders to host small group discussions with local parents to help them talk to their kids about weight and health. Location: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kate Cecil at (215) 503-1346 with any questions.
May 15-17. Developing and Using Assessments Aligned to Science Learning Goals will be held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC. This three-day professional development experience is focused exclusively on assessment--from high-stakes testing to classroom diagnostics--and its role in helping all students achieve important science learning goals. The workshop will also be held August 7-9 and October 9-11. Learn more and register HERE.
May 17. Practical Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors. The Southeast Regional Key at PHMC invites you to this all-day conference for ECE and OST practitioners. Location: St. Luke's Conference and Social Center, Broomall, PA. Contact: email@example.com. Learn more HERE.
May 17. WHYY Early Childhood Education Summit. WHYY is hosting an Early Childhood Education Summit for stakeholders within Philadelphia area's early childhood community. Location: WHYY, Philadelphia, PA. Register for waiting list HERE.
May 21. 5th Annual NWPA STEM Conference. Designed to address the urgent need to strengthen our region's students and employees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, this conference will also highlight successful practices and positive collaborations among area businesses and educational institutions. Location: Grove City College, Grove City, PA. Learn more HERE.
May 22. Paine's Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Join Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund for this important ceremony as we cut the ribbon on Paine's Park and open it to the public. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA. Learn more HERE.
May 23. A workshop on Managing Asthma at Early Learning Centers will take place from 9am-1pm at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Silberman Center, Community Health Education Department. Designed to help staff at all levels create asthma-friendly centers, the workshop will provide an overview of pediatric asthma, tip as well as information about managing and preventing flares and tips on partnering with parents in asthma control. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 24-26. 22nd Annual National Haitian Convention will
occur Memorial weekend in Harrisburg, PA. Registration is $30 per adult
and $15 per child (age 12 and under). For further information feel free
to contact Thama Dufort at 267-707-3591.
May 28. Philanthropic Services Information Sessions. At our monthly information sessions, staff explain the eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and grantmaking process available through The Philadelphia Foundation. Location: 1234 Market Street, Suite 1800, Philadelphia PA 19107. Details/Contact:
This workshop will provide an easy to understand overview of cloud computing -- putting your computer resources (hardware and software) in a network cloud such as the Internet. Location: The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia PA. Contact Edurne Irizarry at 215-563-6417 or email@example.com. Learn more HERE.
June 4-5. CHAMPS Leadership Academy. As part of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative, this event continues a multi-year NLC effort supported by the Walmart Foundation to reduce childhood hunger. Location: Philadelphia, PA. Details/Contact: Imani Hope, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 626-3180.
June 5-10. BuildaBridge's 12th Annual Institute is an intensive five-day experience designed to prepare artists, youth workers, community and congregational leaders, teachers, social service professionals and nonprofit organization personnel to integrate the arts effectively in education, social services and community development. Special one-day courses are offered on June 10. More information is available HERE.
June 8. S.T.E.A.M. Conference.
We are focusing on transformational approaches that address the
documented barriers that classroom and OST programs experience in trying
to implement quality S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering,
art, and mathematics) related curriculum and resources. Location: Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill PA. Details/Contact: Conference Coordinators, Donna Smith and Veirdre Ridgley-Jackson, vjackson@
June 17-21. People, Land and Community Education (P.L.A.C.E.). This 5-day course will assist educators in helping students make a connection to their community by linking history, science, civics, environment, conservation and stewardship through place-based learning. Location: Lincoln Elementary School, Gettysburg PA. Learn more HERE.
June 18-19. Act 45 Links to Learning,
Out-of-School Time Leadership Course. This course gives an opportunity
for school leaders and OST leaders to be involved in joint learning and
planning to support and ensure alignment between the school day and
out-of-school time. This alignment is critical
for the implementation of a quality OST program that will support
student success. Location: The United Way of
the Greater Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA. Learn more HERE.
June 20-21. The After School Institute's Ninth Eastern Regional Conference on After-School will be held in Baltimore. Themes this year include: Embedding Core Academic Content in Enrichment Activities; Policy & Practices to Create Capacity, Partnerships & Sustainability; and Merging Research & Practice to Improve Quality. Workshop abstract deadline is April 17.
For conference information, call 410-580-0750 or email conference@
June 21. Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation's youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country. Learn more HERE. Don't forget to visit the map to add your event, or find a Summer Learning Day event near you!
June 26. Social Innovations in the Market Place: Getting Our Young People Back Into Jobs. Leading social innovation practitioners across government, education, health and social enterprise will come together to share best practices, and regional and global innovations, for getting our young people back into work. Location: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Learn more HERE.
June 28-30. 2013 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence. The world's leading experts and thousands of your peers will be there to share what's working in schools of all kinds. Location: National Harbor, MD. Learn more HERE.
July. National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) Summer Seminars offer professional development to those in afterschool, out-of-school time, youth development, education or related fields. This year NOIST is offering: Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS), July 15-16, Advanced APAS Implementation: Reaching Child and Youth Outcomes, July 17-18, and Courage to Lead: A Retreat for Personal Renewal, July 19. All seminars take place at the Wellesley College Club at WellesleyCollege, Wellesley, MA. For information and registration go HERE.
July 30. 2013 PASE@Pace Conference. This annual conference explores three key aspects of the important work that takes place during the afterschool hours - Leadership, Program, and Impact. Location: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY. Learn more HERE.
August 13-14. Act 45 Links to Learning, Out-of-School Time Leadership Course. This course gives an opportunity for school leaders and OST leaders to be involved in joint learning and planning to support and ensure alignment between the school day and out-of-school time. Location: Nick's Place, Edinboro, PA. Learn more HERE.
November 11-13. Registration has begun for the 10th Annual Summer Changes Everything national conference on summer learning in Orlando, Florida. This year's theme, "Advancing Outcomes for Youth: Demonstrating Your Value in a Data-Driven Age," encourages presenters and participants to explore the best ways to collect data, track progress, and make the case for summer learning to funders, policymakers, and the public. Learn more, register, or submit proposals HERE.