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Making Afterschool Cool Podcast

The Making Afterschool Cool Podcast is an essential part of the CASE for Kids push to increase the awareness of resources that improve quality in the afterschool and out-of-school time field. Join Mike Wilson and field experts as they discuss best practices, the growth mindset, project-based learning, social emotional learning, restorative practices and student engagement all with afterschool providers in mind!

This episode, the focus is after school programming tailored to the needs of students based on gender. In part one of this two-part series, Mr. Ashanti Branch, Founder and Executive Director of EverForward Club will share how afterschool programs could effectively address the needs of boys. For more information about the EverForward Club please visit https://everforwardclub.org/ or email everforwardclub@gmail.com

 

This episode is part 2 of an interview with Dr. Jerry Wallace, Assistant Dean of College and Public Service at the University of Houston-Downtown regarding ways post-secondary institutions can collaborate with community agencies and afterschool programs in supporting students from marginalized communities from college enrollment to graduation.

This episode, we will focus on ways post-secondary institutions can collaborate with community agencies and afterschool programs and their role in supporting students from marginalized communities.  In part one of this two-part interview, Dr. Jerry Wallace, Assistant Dean of College and Public Service at the University of Houston-Downtown will discuss ways to effectively engage these students from enrollment to graduation.

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast highlights Frazier Elementary in Pasadena ISD.  Frazier was recognized as a Gold Ribbon school on the 2018-2019 Children at Risk School Ranking. Tune in for more information about this distinction, as well as interviews with Patrick Gill of Children and Risk and Wendy Wiseburn, the principal of Frazier Elementary!

 

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast centers on a project-based college readiness learning event. The CASE for Kids Amazing Race featured five secondary schools, with students divided into 10 teams. The teams were assigned to search for landmarks on 4 college/universities across Houston. This activity not only allowed the students to visit the post-secondary institutions, but also taught them leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. The race culminated at the University of Houston Downtown with closing ceremonies.

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast, features students and staff involved with the Ecobots Underwater Drone Camp. Mr. Joe Paneitz has been working with students to provide them with hands on experience working with engineering and robotics concepts.  

Kids day at the Hobby Center is the focus of this podcast. Kids day is an event where students enrolled in summer programs get the opportunity to work with Houston area artist. After approximately three weeks of practices, the lessons the students learned were performed at one of Houston premiere venues, the Hobby Center. During the podcast, you will hear from the students, their parent, and the professional artist who collaborated to make the night a special event

This episode of the Making After School Cool explores the Summer Learning Loss theory.  Interviews with Dr. Megan Kuhfield, with the Northwest Evaluation Association and Christina Hanger with Dallas Afterschool network are the featured guest. 

This episode of the Making After School Cool explores the history and evolution of after school programs in our society.  Additionally, Dr. Lisa Caruthers provide insight of OST trends occurring during the last 20 years, as well as, projects that have been developed that will enhance after school programs.  A special feature of this episode is OST professionals sharing stories regarding their after school experiences.

Numerous studies have documented the positive effects that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programming has on youth of diverse backgrounds.  This edition of the Making Afterschool Cool Podcast focuses on how to implement SEL into in-school and out-of-school time programs.

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