Making After-School Cool Podcast
Ep 23: Teaching Students a Social Mindset

Ep 23: Teaching Students a Social Mindset

February 28, 2020

This episode of the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on the positive influence a social mindset can have on students' interactions with their peers, adults, and accomplishing academic endeavors. Researchers have found that students who positively engaged with their classmates and community members tend to remain on strong academic paths through high school as well as college (Hurtado and DeAngelo, 2012). To speak on the benefits of a social mindset is our featured guest, Dr. Rodney Glasgow, an expert in the field of civic engagement and developing a social mindset in youth.

Today's guest

Dr. Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer, and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice and has given numerous keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide. He was a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the Vice President of Equity and Justice for the National Association of Independent Schools. He is an advisory board member for the Family Diversity Projects, Inc. and serves as Chair of the Diversity and Education Committee of the Board of Trustees for Sheridan School in Washington, DC.  He is one of the founding members and now Chair of the National Association of Independent School's annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 25-year-old training ground drawing over 1600 high school students nationwide. In 2014, Rodney launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, an intensive summer program that is now a highly respected training ground for school leaders run by his consortium of consultants known as The Glasgow Group.

You'll Learn

  • Ways to encourage students to develop a social mindset
  • Why is it important for students to be aware of the diversity, equity, and social issues existing around them
  • Ways to create a setting where students can display compassion and understanding of the needs of others who may be different from them
  • The roles adults play in encouraging a dialogue regarding diversity and equity and social issues
  • Ways after school programs and other non-profit organizations can support the diversity and cultural differences which exist in their communities

Resources

CASE for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ep 22: Food Insecurity of Youth

Ep 22: Food Insecurity of Youth

January 16, 2020

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on factors contributing to food insecurity experienced by youth.  Hear Lauren White and Anna Burrows of the Houston Food bank discuss programs and services available to communities to combat hunger. For more information regarding services provided by the Houston Food Bank, visit houstonfoodbank.org

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 21: The Power of Words

Ep 21: The Power of Words

January 13, 2020

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on using the power of words to create a great 2020 program year.  Hear from CASE for Kids staff as they share their hopes for the new year.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 20: Handling Stress During the Holidays

Ep 20: Handling Stress During the Holidays

November 25, 2019

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on tips for taking care of yourself during the holiday season. Join Jasmine Castleberry as she shares helpful suggestions for stress management as well as reminders to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday season. If you would like more information on handling stress you can reach Jasmine at Jcastleberry@hcde-texas.org  

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 19: Kids Safety During the Holidays

Ep 19: Kids Safety During the Holidays

November 15, 2019

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on keeping youth safe during the holiday season. The time busy months of November and December can be stressful for youth and adults alike. During this episode, Brandi Nichols will share helpful tips, suggestions and reminders to ensure children have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.

If you would like more information regarding keeping kids safe you may email  Brandi at bnichols@hcde-texas.org

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 18: The Power of the Subsconscious Mind

Ep 18: The Power of the Subsconscious Mind

November 1, 2019

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast features an interview with Chad Chesmark,  the guest speaker at the CASE for Kids Lights on Afterschool celebration. Chad’s presentation focused on how the subconscious is a key factor in predicting future outcomes. If you would like more information on Chad Chesmark, please visit www.ChadChesmark.com

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 17: CASE for Kids Service Providers Fair

Ep 17: CASE for Kids Service Providers Fair

October 25, 2019

The focus of this episode of the Making After School Cool podcast highlights our CASE for KIDs After School Providers’ Fair. The providers’ fair hosted 60 youth-oriented vendors who presented ways in which their agencies could expand the services available to afterschool and out of school time programs. During this podcast you will hear from Jacqueline Chavez, the CASE for Kids Providers Support Coordinator. In addition, you will hear from representatives of six local service providers. For more information regrading the organizations speaking on the podcast, please contact Jacqueline Chaves at, jchavez@hcde-texas.org You may also get more information regarding the vendors at the following websites:

Healing Species, www.healingspeciestexas.org

Little Birdies Mobile Golf Academy, www.littlebirdiesgolf.com

Ondi Love, www.ondilove.com

Recipe for Success, www.recipe4success.org

VA Productions, www.vaproduction.org

Writers in the Schools Houston, www.witshouston.org

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 16: What’s It Like To Be A Debater?

Ep 16: What’s It Like To Be A Debater?

October 18, 2019

This episode is part of two of the two part series focusing on project based learning featuring CASE Debates. In part one, you heard from the organizers of the CASE Debates programs as they described the elements of starting and sustaining a debate program. In part two, you will hear from student debaters as they share their experiences competing in debate tournaments.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

 

Ep 15: Project Based Learning CASE Debates

Ep 15: Project Based Learning CASE Debates

October 14, 2019

The focus of this episode is Project Based Learning featuring the CASE for Kids project, CASE Debates. In part one of this two-part series, you will hear from the organizers of the CASE Debates programs as they describe the elements of starting a debate program, recruiting schools, training staff and hosting tournaments.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 14: The Importance of School Safety

Ep 14: The Importance of School Safety

September 26, 2019

This episode of the Making Afterschool Cool Podcast explores prevention and intervention strategies from the local community to federal government levels. The featured guest is Julia Andrews, Director of Harris County Department of Education Safe and Secure Schools. For more information regarding Safe and Secure schools please visit their website at https://hcde-texas.org/safe-and-secure-schools/

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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