Making After-School Cool Podcast
EP 55: Advice for Future After School Professionals

EP 55: Advice for Future After School Professionals

May 7, 2021

This week the Making After School Cool Podcast features Out of School Time Professionals responding to the question of “what advice would you give to a person who wants to work with youth and enter the after school field.”

Guest

Jason Hammond of the Houston Children’s Museum

Jasmin Castleberry, CASE for Kids Project Coordinator – 21st CCLC-Texas ACE, Cycle 10 programs

Kathy Rose, executive director of College Community Career,

Kristin Miller of eTeching me

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

https://hcde-texas.org/afterschool-zone

 

Preview Ep 55: Advice for Future After School Professionals

Preview Ep 55: Advice for Future After School Professionals

May 6, 2021

This is a preview of Episode 55 of The Making Afterschool Cool podcast, which will focus on the advice Out of School Professionals would you give to a person who wants to work with youth and enter the after-school field.  My guests include Jason Hammond of the Houston Children's Museum, Jasmin Castleberry, CASE for Kids Project Coordinator – 21st CCLC-Texas ACE, Cycle 10 programs. Kathy Rose, executive director of College Community Career, and Kristin Miller of eTeching me.      

EP 54: Planning a Great Summer Program during the COVID-19 pandemic

EP 54: Planning a Great Summer Program during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2021

This week the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on planning a great summer program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s guest, Kristin Miller, is a professional curriculum writer, developer, and self-publisher of the eTeachingMe online early childhood (ages 1 to 5) curriculum for parents and educators. This episode, you will learn more about:

  • Important factors adults should consider when looking for a summer program for youth
  • Best times for out-of-school time professionals to start planning summer programs and new adjustments to make for COVID-19
  • Essential components of a good summer program
  • Special considerations when adding virtual activities in conjunction with in-person activities for summer programs
  • Unique adaptations of equipment or supplies in summer and how afterschool professionals can make those adjustments
  • Accessible resources for summer programs that help ensure a safe and healthy environment for campers

Guest

Kristin has over 17 years of professional and direct experience in early education, including classroom teaching, tutoring, presenting workshops as an adult trainer, & administrative experience. She is a professional curriculum writer, developer, and self-publisher of the eTeachingMe online early childhood curriculum for parents, or educators, to use when teaching children aged 1 to 5 years old.  She is an author of many educational resources, parenting resources, and curriculums for the early childhood audience. As an early childhood specialist and owner of an educational services company, Kristen has developed various educational services and opportunities to help all children, parents, and educators.  

Resources

Kristin Miller

www.eteachingme.com

 

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

 

CASE for Kids

https://hcde-texas.org/afterschool-zone

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

Preview EP 54: Planning A Great Summer Program

Preview EP 54: Planning A Great Summer Program

April 20, 2021

This is a preview of Episode 54 of the Making Afterschool Cool podcast which will focus on the implementation of a great summer program during the COVID pandemic.  My guest is Kristen Miller, an author of many educational resources, parenting resources, and curriculums for the early childhood audience.

So please join us for our next episode where we discuss preparing for a great summer program continue to explore issues relevant to the out-of-school time field.

Episode 53: Implementation of the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative

Episode 53: Implementation of the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative

April 15, 2021

This week the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on implementing the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative. My guest is Laura Cuellar, the Program Manager of UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative with the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Education.  In this episode, you will learn more about:

  • The purpose of the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative, along with the goals of the project
  • The process for implementing a UNICF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative
  • Which areas in Houston will the project be implemented
  • The role youth play in this initiative
  • How afterschool professional and programs assist with this project

 

Guest

Laura Cuellar, the Program Manager of UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative. She is with the Mayor's Office of Education in the City of Houston.  

Ms. Cuellar is an advocate for youth with a passion for creating educational opportunities for marginalized communities, including immigrants, low-income families, and first-generation children born in the US. Her desire to help others led her to become a community organizer and coalition builder. Laura has mentored over 400 college students and is experienced at creating partnerships to build community among diverse individuals, groups, and organizations.

Resources

City of Houston Joins UNICEF USA Child Friendly Cities Initiative

https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2020/unicef-child-friendly-city.html

 

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

 

CASE for Kids

https://hcde-texas.org/afterschool-zone

 

Preview of Episode 53: Implementation of the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative

Preview of Episode 53: Implementation of the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative

April 14, 2021

This is a preview of Episode 53 of the Making Afterschool Cool podcast. The episode focuses on the implementation of the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative.   My guest is Laura Cuellar, the Program Manager of UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities Initiative with the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Education.  Please join us for theupcoming full episode as we will continue to discuss the rights of children and its connection to the needs of the out-of-school time field.

Episode 52: Improving the College Success of First-generation students

Episode 52: Improving the College Success of First-generation students

April 7, 2021

This week the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on increasing the odds of college success, especially among low-income, first-generation students. To speak on these issues is Kathy Rose, the Executive Director of College, Community Career.  Kathy founded College, Community, Career in 2012 to help low-income, first-generation students in the greater Houston area to get into college and graduate from college.

In this episode, you will learn more about the:

  1. What is the purpose of College Community Career?
  2. The definition of a first-generation college student?
  3. Why does it appear that poor students and youth of color make up many first-generation college students?
  4. How do you prepare first-generation college students to overcome the financial needs of a post-secondary college education?
  5. What can afterschool staff do to encourage their participants to attend college

 

Guest

Kathy Rose has worked as a secondary math teacher, a Corporate Trainer at Chevron, a Development Director at the University of Houston, and the founding Houston Director of College Forward.  Kathy has served as a Board Trustee at numerous educational intuitions, as well as numerous non-profits.  She is the recipient of the Jefferson Award, the Katz Award and the Houston Texan Community Quarterback Award.  

Resources

College, Community, Career

https://collegecommunitycareer.org

 

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

 

CASE for Kids

https://hcde-texas.org/afterschool-zone

Preview Episode 52: Improving the College Success of First-generation students

Preview Episode 52: Improving the College Success of First-generation students

April 6, 2021

This is a preview of Episode 52 of the Making Afterschool Cool podcast. The episode explores strategies for spotting the differences between facts and misinformation. This edition of the Making After School Podcast focuses on increasing the odds of college success, especially among low-income, first-generation students. To speak on these issues is Kathy Rose, the Executive Director |College, Community Career

EP 51: Establishing Beneficial Collaborative Partnerships

EP 51: Establishing Beneficial Collaborative Partnerships

March 29, 2021

This week the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on the impact of collaborative partnerships. To speak on the benefits of supportive partnership is my guest Jason Hammond with the Children's Museum of Hoston. Jason Hammond is the Life Science Educator, and the Science Outreach Manager Children's Museum of Houston Jason has been with the Children's Museum for the last seven years.

During this podcast, you will learn:

  • Different forms of partnerships
  • The different roles of partnerships
  • The Benefits of collaboration

Guest

Jason Hammond is the Life Science Educator, and the Science Outreach Manager Children's Museum of Houston Jason has been with the Children's Museum for the last seven years.

Resources

Children's Museum

https://www.cmhouston.org/

 Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

 

CASE for Kids

https://hcde-texas.org/afterschool-zone

Preview EP 51: Establishing Beneficial Partnerships

Preview EP 51: Establishing Beneficial Partnerships

March 29, 2021

Welcome to the Making After School Cool Podcast, the link between research, practice, and theory for those interested in the activities youth are engaged in during non-school hours. The Making After School Cool Podcast is produced by CASE for Kids, a division of Harris County Department of Education, and I'm your host, Mike Wilson

Having a supportive partnership with other entities is one of the best ways to strengthen service delivery and create a lasting impact on clients. But, that partnership can be difficult to find and even harder to maintain. 

To speak on the benefits of supportive partnership is my guest Jason Hammond. Jason Hammond is the Life Science Educator, and the Science Outreach Manager Children's Museum of Houston Jason has been with the Children's Museum for the last seven years.

Please join us for this podcast as we continue to explore issues relevant to the needs of the other school time field.

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