As the world becomes more interconnected, its citizens face new challenges in educational success, environmental sustainability, and economic development. Afterschool programs and other expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) are natural contexts in which to help students develop a range of skills, knowledge, and competencies to be effective global citizens. Global learning in afterschool and summer programs include an assets-based approach to youth development, involve families and communities, and often use project-based and applied learning strategies.
Network for Youth Success’ Global Learning Policy Brief entitled Global Learning and Expanded Learning Opportunities: A Call to Action argues that high-quality global learning in afterschool programs and ELOs is highly relevant for youth success in an increasingly global world and suggests how global learning supports student achievement. The brief also features exemplars in New York State and presents policy recommendations to make global learning more accessible.
Through Network for Youth Success’ involvement with The Center for Global Education (CGE) at Asia Society, we have been able to provide resources to afterschool programs to facilitate the integration of global learning into their program design and activities. The intent of this work is to expose youth to new concepts and experiences in the areas of international education, cultural awareness, and community service.
Expanding Horizons Guidebook: This guidebook, developed by the Asia Society, makes the case for integrating global learning in out-of-school-time programs and provides a range of promising practices and resources to help programs get started.
The Global Learning in Afterschool Self-Assessment Tool: A resource created by The Center for Global Education at Asia Society , in collaboration with afterschool partners, to assess and improve programs’ capacity to help build the global competence of youth. It can be used in conjunction with the Network for Youth Success QSA Tool.
Longview Foundation Resources: A list of global learning programs and research related to the afterschool and expanded learning field from a major funder of global learning.
Global Education Coalition (GEC)-NYC: The coalition seeks to support educators in the New York City metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth through professional development, shared best practices, and policy recommendations. GEC-NYC members offer many resources for afterschool programs inside and outside of New York City, including curricula, trainings, and partnerships.
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NOMINATE SOMEONE GREAT! Do you know someone working in our field that deserves to be recognized for all their hard work? Someone who goes above and beyond advocating for the field? A program that is doing innovative things? If so, read the criteria below and nominate them for an award that best suits their excellence. Winners will be celebrated at our Annual Conference this coming spring. Nomination deadline is December 1, 2023 The awards available are:The Quality Leadership AwardThe Exemplary Award of ProfessionalismThe Program Award of Excellence and InnovationThe Champion AwardThe Regional Network Leader Award Nominate someone here: ... See MoreSee Less
Join us in celebrating Computer Science Week from December 4-12! Look at @codeorg to learn how to extend the Hour of Code beyond school hours. After-school programs can participate in this initiative by adding their location to the global map. You can also explore the wide range of events worldwide by visiting bit.ly/3ugp2zr. ... See MoreSee Less
STEM Activities for Families: Family engagement is a key factor in developing a positive STEM identity and success in STEM. These easy-to-implement, hands-on activities can be shared with families. The activities focus on engineering, technology, and math skills and content. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: A collection of fun and easy activities for ages 4-18 that cover a broad spectrum—everything from designing devices to addressing climate change to coding. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! STEM Lessons From Space: Mathematics: A collection of math and engineering activities, videos, and resources with a focus on the International Space Station. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! Welcome to Space Math @ NASA: A collection of math videos, books, and activities that are sorted by grade level, science topic, NASA missions, and engineering topics. All activities are based on NASA Mission and projects. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! Hands-On Math: Fraction Math Trees: This fun, hands-on, kinesthetic and visual approach to learning about fractions produces “math art”. ... See MoreSee Less