Making After-School Cool Podcast
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

 

Ep 13: The Importance of Gender based services in After School programs (part 2)

Ep 13: The Importance of Gender based services in After School programs (part 2)

September 13, 2019

This episode, the focus is afterschool programming tailored to the needs of students based on gender. In part two of this two-part series, Lynn Johnson, founder and Executive Director of Spotlight Girls, will share how afterschool programs could effectively address the needs of girls.  For more information about Spotlight Girls visit, https://spotlightgirls.com/

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 12: Managing a 21st Century Community Learning Center Site

Ep 12: Managing a 21st Century Community Learning Center Site

September 6, 2019

This episode of the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on how site coordinators are adapting to the changing grant requirements for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs. Featured guests include 21st CCLC site coordinators Brandi Nobles, Quentessa Pool and Caroline Teas. These professionals share how they are able to create engaging programming for students while staying in compliance.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

 

Ep 11: The Importance of Gender based services in After School programs (part 1)

Ep 11: The Importance of Gender based services in After School programs (part 1)

August 16, 2019

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 Ever Forward Club will share how afterschool programs could effectively address the needs of boys. 

Resources

For more information about the EverForward Club please visit https://everforwardclub.org/ or email everforwardclub@gmail.com

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

 

Ep 10: Part two of Ways post-secondary institutions can collaborate with community agencies

Ep 10: Part two of Ways post-secondary institutions can collaborate with community agencies

August 9, 2019

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.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 09: Ways post-secondary institutions can collaborate with community agencies

Ep 09: Ways post-secondary institutions can collaborate with community agencies

August 2, 2019

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.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

Ep 08: An After-school program’s impact on the academic achievement of their students

Ep 08: An After-school program’s impact on the academic achievement of their students

July 26, 2019

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.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

 

Ep 07: CASE for Kids Amazing Race

Ep 07: CASE for Kids Amazing Race

July 19, 2019

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 ten teams. The teams were assigned to search for landmarks on four colleges/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.

Resources

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

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

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