Additional Professional Development – March

Webinar March 24, 2022: Join the Discussion to Celebrate Women in STEM to hear about the challenges and successes of  women in STEM. REGISTER HERE

Recording: The IF/THEN® Collection in Action… at Museums!Join representatives from ASTC member museums as they showcase resources and activities from the IF/THEN® Collection that enhance their STEM programming. Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) member museums partnered with friends of the National Girls Collaborative Project to implement resources from the IF/THEN® Collection to enhance their programming and STEM activities. Join us as we hear from the various and successful program leads as they showcase the resources used and how their program youth were impacted by the diverse representation from the STEM fields.

 

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The South Dakota Afterschool Network works to better our state and its communities by connecting providers, parents and policymakers with proven tools and resources to increase the quality of and access to out-of-school time programming for K-12 children and youth.

Afterschool is a lifeline that keeps youth safe, helps kids learn and grow, and provides parents the ability to work without worry. While South Dakota is home to more than 300 afterschool programs, the demand for programs exceeds available spaces. In fact, 1 in 3 South Dakota children (34 percent) who are not in an afterschool program would be enrolled if it were available. That’s more than 42,000 children who are missing out on opportunities to participate in programming that supports their development academically, socially and economically.

Afterschool can provide valuable opportunities for students to explore STEM, and we are here to help your program succeed in STEM Learning! From webinars and trainings to our signature TMC Trailers that bring turnkey STEM activities to your doorstep, our diverse collection of resources meets you and your students where you are and provides the support you need to deliver quality programming to your students at any age. 

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