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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices  Dates: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST on the following Tuesdays: 10/4/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/01/2022 Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering […]

Webinar: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults

Webinar: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults - Join us to learn how to combat pervasive STEM stereotypes with youth and young adults. Back by popular demand! This webinar is the first of a two-webinar series on addressing STEM stereotypes with children and youth. This webinar will dig deeply into research and best […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices  Dates: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST on the following Tuesdays: 10/4/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/01/2022 Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions

ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions Dates: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST on the following Wednesdays: 10/19/2022, 11/02/2022, 11/16/2022 – Questions begin a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way […]

Creating Inclusive Computer Science Learning: A Virtual Workshop

October 25 3:00 PM EST - Join the Click2ComputerScience team as they review specific strategies to create an inclusive computer science learning environment in out of school time. You will leave the workshop with specific tactics to implement, computer science activities and resources to continue your professional learning on computer science. Register Here

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices  Dates: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST on the following Tuesdays: 10/4/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/01/2022 Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions

ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions Dates: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST on the following Wednesdays: 10/19/2022, 11/02/2022, 11/16/2022 – Questions begin a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way […]

Recertification Training for DOS Observers

 November 8, 2022 10:00 - 1:00 PM EST (register by October 25)  - Please note that observers that have been certified for two or more years need to complete recertification to make sure they are continuing to use the tool reliably. Register Here

Preparing yourself to Lead Computer Science: A Virtual Workshop

November 8 3:00 PM EST -  Join the Click2ComputerScience team as they review specific strategies and ways out of school time educators can prepare themselves, their programs, and space to lead computer science with youth. You will leave the workshop with specific tactics to implement, computer science activities and resources to continue your professional learning […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Science Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Science Practices  Dates: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM EST on the following Tuesdays: 11/8/2022, 11/29/2022, 12/13/2022 How can we make sure that ‘hands on’ science experiences for youth are also ‘minds on?’ In this module, participants learn how to support youth as they engage in the science practices to learn science ideas, including […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions

ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions Dates: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST on the following Wednesdays: 10/19/2022, 11/02/2022, 11/16/2022 – Questions begin a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way […]

Recurring

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Science Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Science Practices  Dates: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM EST on the following Tuesdays: 11/8/2022, 11/29/2022, 12/13/2022 How can we make sure that ‘hands on’ science experiences for youth are also ‘minds on?’ In this module, participants learn how to support youth as they engage in the science practices to learn science ideas, including […]

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. 

The South Dakota Afterschool Network wanted to create a mapping tool to better understand the landscape of afterschool and summer programs available for children and families. From the initial launch of the new mapping tool, we have identified some startling findings.