CBASS News and Events
CBASS Enters the Blogosphere
Check out our blog, Expanded Learning Perspectives, for news and reflections from the expanded learning field and contributions from guest authors.
Build Your Fiscal Fitness: Webinar, May 22
How’s your cash flow? Awkward question, unless you spend a lot of time on www.strongnonprofits.org, a new free site from The Wallace Foundation and Fiscal Management Associates. Join us for a webinar on May 22 to learn how your organization can use these financial management tools.
Expanded Learning Policy Principles and Federal Legislation: June 10, Washington, D.C.
Advocating for public policies that make the most of expanded learning opportunities is an important part of our work. Join CBASS and the American Youth Policy Forum for a discussion of key expanded learning policy principles and the current federal legislative landscape. Check back on our Facebook page for event details.
New Releases from CBASS
Bringing STEM to Scale through Expanded Learning Systems
What makes Play-Doh sticky? Why do plants lean toward the sun? Out-of-school time is perfect for engaging students in scientific processes like hypothesizing, analyzing and explaining answers to questions like these. The recent STEM issue of Afterschool Matters, including an article by CBASS on our national initiative to expand informal STEM education, reflects growing momentum for this work.
Digital Learning in OST Settings: Emerging Practices
The word “transmedia” might sound like some avant-garde technology, but really, it just refers to storytelling across platforms. A Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS KIDS initiative called Ready To Learn is using transmedia to build children’s early math and literacy skills. Learn how PBS stations are bringing the content to OST settings.
Better Together: Building Local Systems to Improve Afterschool
Working with school district and government partners to build a citywide after-school system “takes more than just having a good idea,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a conference sponsored by The Wallace Foundation in February. Data was a key theme, along with quality improvement and scale. Read our summary and access the conference materials.