ON LINE RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19

Professional Development Offerings for Afterschool Program Staff

NEW(5/15/2020)
Collective for Youth Zoom Trainings – Register today for topics that are relevant and personal discussions with out of school time professionals. New trainings are put on the schedule each week.
California School Age Consortium (CalSAC) builds professional networks that provide training, leadership development and advocacy to ensure that all young people have access to high quality out-of-school time programs and to create a more equitable future for California. Here is the complete list of trainings they offer.
Racial Equity Tools- COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list includes information that we hope will help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the moment and for the long haul. Click here to see the full listing of resources available to you.
(4/29/2020)
Webinar (previously recorded) – Let’s Talk About Afterschool: Telling Your Story
Webinar (previously recorded)- Wired to Learn: Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence
Webinar(previously recorded)- Building Resilience to Support Others and Ourselves
Webinar(previously recorded)- Trauma-informed SEL Toolkit 
Staff Development Articles-
-The Science of Learning and Development in Afterschool Systems
-Afterschool: Fostering Protective Factors the Can Last a Lifetime
-Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
-COVID 19 Resources for Field Leaders
-A Trauma Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus
(4/21/2020)
Afterschool Alliance- Webinars
Collective for Youth Zoom Trainings – Register today for topics that are relevant and personal discussions with out of school time professionals. New trainings are put on the schedule each week.
You for Youth- Online Professional Learning and Technical Assistance for 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Click to Science– Well-facilitated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities encourage youth to be curious, ask questions, and make connections with the world around them. 
Beyond School Bells– To help families and care givers make the most of their child’s out-of-school learning time during this uncertain period of home and social isolation, Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s Afterschool and Summer Learning Network, is developing a regular series of “virtual backpacks” that are packed with curated educational experiences that families can use to enhance home-based learning for Nebraska’s youth. Virtual backpacks will be delivered free-of-charge to afterschool providers, businesses, nonprofits and families through weekly newsblasts and via our website.

Learning Resources for Parents and Educators

NEW (5/15/2020)
Tulsa Regional Alliance– Resources for educators and families.
Reading Rockets– focus on literacy
Sanford Harmony– adapted classroom curriculum for home
Second Step– Teaching resources for educators and families
Launch Nebraska– Tools and resources to support the educational systems
Venture lab– VentureLab is offering several remote learning series for FREE! Options include an egg drop challenge, growth mindset activities, and more.
Teach Everywhere –Activities, resources, webinar events
NEW (5/8/2020)- 
Y Without Walls website: Contains all of these resources, plus more fitness for adults, active older adult and some healthy living blogs.
Y 360 has lots of adult AND kid focused fitness and activities, including some sports drills.
(5/7/2020)

Virtual Learning by Civic Nebraska- CIVIC U is introducing youth to civic engagement allows them to more easily develop critical thinking, civic leadership, and civil discourse skills. Young people who can think critically about, and make meaning of, societal issues are better able to navigate their individual environments – and succeed in them.
Do the Zoo from Home! Virtual classes, Field trips and daily activities all from the safety and comfort of your home! Do the Zoo from Home
(4/29/2020)
Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures
EdModo-Manage your classroom. Engage your students. Safe. Simple. Free.
(4/21/2020)
IXL Personalized Learning– Math, Language Arts, Science 
Five ways to lead kids during COVID 19 quarantine.
Brain Pop – BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
Commonsense Media – Your trusted guide for a fast-changing world.

Wide Open School– We hope that Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.

National Afterschool Association – The National AfterSchool Association is the voice of the afterschool profession. We are the national membership organization for professionals who work with and on behalf of children and youth during out-of-school time.
Center for American Progress –  The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Afterschool Alliance – Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind. They help children learn, grow, and reach their full potential, offering new learning opportunities that help students do better in school and in life. 

Resources for Families-

NEW (5/15/2020)

Food Bank for the Heartland– Food distribution sites throughout the city.
(5/8/2020)- 
Y Without Walls website: Contains all of these resources, plus more fitness for adults, active older adult and some healthy living blogs.
Y 360 has lots of adult AND kid focused fitness and activities, including some sports drills.
(4/29/2020)
Common Sense Media Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Talking with Children about COVID
Spanish listing of food pantries
New resource link for parents looking for open childcare.
(4/21/2020)
COVID -19 Resources in different languages
Food Bank of the Heartland Food Resources
Ways to stay active with kids at home
5-4-3-2-1-GO!
Local Food Resources
Youth Wellness Resources
Cox Internet resources– Find wifi where you need it.
Cox Connect2Compete is offering affordable home internet for qualifying families.

Afterschool Intermediary Staff & Operations Resources 

(5/7/2020)
Tech Soup Online Resources
Checking-in to Prevent Checking-Out
Living (and Working Virtually) in Uncertainty
COVID-19 Resources for Vulnerable Communities and Non Profits
Racial Equity Tools- COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list includes information that we hope will help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the moment and for the long haul. Click here to see the full listing of resources available to you.
Every Hour Counts COVID-19 Resource Guide (updated frequently!)
(4/22/2020)
NAM Webinar– A Non Profits Tool Kit for Dealing With COVID 19
Quick Tip for Virtual Meetings
Employee Safety During Corona Virus
7 Essential Tips for Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Digital divide resources during the pandemic
After School Matters, Chicago, IL: Email to Staff

Prime Time Palm Beach County, FL: Blog Post, Navigating Anxiety Caused by the Coronavirus Outbreak

Youthprise, MN:
Flexible Staff Work from Home Policy

Every Hour Counts:
Zoom Instructions & Tip Sheet
Harvard Business Review: What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting
Allegheny Out-of-School Time, Pittsburgh, PA: Survey of OST Services during School Closure and E-Newsletter with Virtual Communications Tools & COVID-19 Resources

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, WA:
Letter and Survey for Program Support for Children of First Responders and Health Professionals and COVID-19 Community Resource Guide: Staying Connected During Social Distancing

Prime Time Palm Beach County, FL:
Prime Time Palm Beach County’s E-Newsletter, Featuring Virtual Professional Development Information

Providence After School Alliance, RI:
Family Outreach, Script for 21st CCLC Coordinators to Call Participant Families

Youth Development Executives of King County, WA:
COVID-19 Resources Newsletter and Economic Impact Survey for Nonprofits and Businesses, Greater Seattle Partners

Foundation Support and Fundraising Resources

Every Hour Counts Advocates for Nonprofits in Relief Package Sign-on Letter: Why Nonprofits Must Be Included in a COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package

Every Hour Counts & National Youth-serving Nonprofits OST Advocacy Letter: Out-of-School Time Relief Funding Letter to Congress

Congressional Advocacy Letter for 21st Century CLCs:
COVID-19 21st CCLC Letter for Emergency Funding 

Afterschool Alliance :
TAKE ACTION, Call on Congress Now: Support Coronavirus Relief Legislation

CCS Fundraising:
Webinar, Principles of Fundraising: Navigating the Challenges Presented by Coronavirus and Blog, Principles of Fundraising: The Coronavirus and Philanthropy

FMA, Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits: Leading your Organization Through a Crisis: Fiscal and Operational Strength for Facing COVID-19

Grantmakers for Education: COVID-19 Education Philanthropy Resources

Educator and Caregiver Resources

(4/29/2020) 
Building a Trauma Informed Community- Trauma Metters Omaha Video Series
Developed by the C.S. Mott Foundation, a long-time partner of Beyond School Bells, this app represents a breakthrough moment bringing new tools to support high quality, locally sustainable afterschool and summer programs – as well as parents who are now playing this role in households across Nebraska during these challenging times. Through support from the Mott Foundation, the app and all of its content are available for free. Click here to download the app.
(4/22/2020)
ZOOM tips for Online Learning
Better Kid Care 
You for Youth
Click2Science 
National Afterschool Association
National Center for Quality Afterschool 
YPQA Downloadable Manual
Nebraska Department of Education
MOST, Madison Out-of-School Time, WI: Childcare Guidance, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and At-home Enrichment to Support Families
Partnership for Children & Youth, Bay Area, CA: Shelter in Place Resources for Educators
Afterschool Alliance: Bringing STEM Learning Home During Social Distancing
CASEL: SEL for Children & Adults During COVID
RULER, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence: COVID-19 Resources for School Communities and
Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19
STEM Ecosystems: COVID – 19 Resources – Activities for Children
Collaborative Communications: Tips To Guide Decisions About Your Event During the Coronavirus
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