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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Do you know youth that have a vision to transform your community — and the world— for the better? Where others see problems, do they see potential? Tell Prudential how youth are tackling financial barriers or social issues in your community and beyond. Applications accepted through November 4th! Click the link for more informationchallenges.changemakers.com/challenge/emergingvisionaries... See MoreSee Less
ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to submit your RFP to present at the 2022 Annual School's Out: Make it Count Conference We are accepting proposals in the following topics, but are open to new and innovative ideas. Sessions are either 30 or 90 minutes long.Diversity, Equity, and InclusionVirtual ProgrammingSocial and Emotional LearningScience, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)Guiding Children’s BehaviorsProgram SustainabilityProgram Quality ImprovementLeadership Development for ProfessionalsFamily EngagementTrauma-Informed CareArtsSelf-CareHealth and Safety / COVID Submit Your Proposal Today!networkforyouthsuccess.org/ninja-forms/164ep69 All submissions are due by October 31, 2021. Selected presenters will be notified by November 30, 2021. Questions??? Contact Erin@Networkforyouthsuccess.org ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate With Us!Participate in our two events on October 28 to celebrate New York’s afterschool programs. Join our Tweetstorm from 12-1pm. Print the Lightbulb graphic and have program staff, parents, and students fill out why they support #LightsOnAfterschool.Smile and snap a photo of the finished product.Share with us on Facebook or Twitter on October 28, between 12pm-1pm with the hashtag #LightsOnAfterschool or #HelpKidsRecover. Don't forget to tag us on Twitter @NYSYouthSuccess.Join us at our virtual celebration at 5:00pm! Join participants, providers, and other supporters of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs to shine the #LightsOnAfterschool in New York! ... See MoreSee Less