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Welcome to the Afterschool Wiki!


Check out this site for many challenging, fun science related activities as well as other resources on the home site for the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.http://www.msichicago.org/programs/summer-brain-games/activities/week1/


US House and Senate Ed Committees pass out ESEA legislation:       http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/policyFedNewsArchive.cfm.  


The observatory folks in this video are looking to partner in the future.  Emanuel is talking with them; send out your thoughts or interest! http://www.nkaf.org/




President's educational budget released and includes +100 million for 21c, with a plan to target funds to Extended Learning Time, 

and with a plan to change the program from a formula to a competitive one where states compete against each other.




If you are willing to test this feature in June or during your summer program let Emanuel know...


Summer video from One Planet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBB2oShSRPk&feature=youtu.be



Book a National Geographic Giant Map.  Share the cost with your school.  Developed by Vermont educator Dan Beaupre.



Rite Aid Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2013

The Rite Aid Foundation is offering funding to nonprofit organizations that focus on children's health and wellness in the communities in which Rite Aid operates. To learn more and apply, click here



This is a really cool video/experiment from space worth viewing and using for adults and kids alike.


Filemaker Version 4.2 to be used for APR reporting is at:



Sample emergency documents have been posted at:



Resources for Fun Engaging Engineering Projects:



Here is a really interesting blog from Bristol that captures the essence of afterschool in motion:



And another article in the news:



Some really good evaluation and sustainability plans have been posted at:



Education - Join the Conversation: Extended Day Learning & Afterschool Programs


Vermont’s afterschool and summertime programs that occur outside of the school day promote innovative learning opportunities and promote positive intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth. Secretary Vilaseca talks with Emanuel Betz, VT-AOE21C State Director; Holly Morehouse, Vermont Center for Afterschool ExcellenceExecutive Director; and Ginny Burley, Community Connections. Watch the video here, learn more about Education – Join the Conversation.





http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/-  What a great resource-check it out.

www.BrainPop.com    You can get a free five day trial.

http://www.troutintheclassroom.org/  Raise trout!

https://www.ecybermission.com/public/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx  Great STEM Program.

Common core-basic information for 21c funded programs.docx

http://www.brooklyncastle.com/  The best movie on afterschool-you have to see it; avialable on amazon instant video.

Here is a really interesting blog from Bristol that captures the essence of afterschool in motion:







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    to meet with state legislators and leaders to advance learning and policy around afterschool and expanded learning in Vermont. This is also a day to celebrate the important role that youth workers, afterschool providers, and program staff play in helping to build a strong foundation for the children and youth of Vermont. Come celebrate with us!


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