Workshops & Webinars

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & NETWORKING

MAKING CONNECTIONS IN WYOMING

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. Children in afterschool programs attend school more often, get better grades, and are more likely to graduate. Afterschool providers connect to young people across the state of Wyoming. To encourage professional development and networking, the Alliance offers opportunities to convene and to learn from each other. 

Leap into Science

BRING STEM LEARNING TO YOUR COMMUNITY: AUGUST 26-27, SEPTEMBER 22, NOVEMBER 4-5 

Leap into Science is a national program with a mission to integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books and literacy efforts in libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs. LiS was developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum with the National Girls Collaborative Project. Learn more at leap.fi.edu. WYAA, WyAEE, and the Wyoming State Library are thrilled to host two regional in-person trainings and one virtual Zoom training for Leap into Science this fall. Trainings will be held in Cheyenne on August 26 and 27, via Zoom on September 22, and in Lander on November 4 and 5. Click here.

Full STEAM Ahead: Art Integration Conference

October 1-2 at Casper College

The K-12 Art integration Conference to Deepen Student Learning will be held October 1-2 at Casper College. The theme is Full STEAM Ahead and participants include Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, Zach Pullen, Tim, Needles, Paige Gustafson, and Alexis Barney. CEUs and PTSBs are available. Thanks to support from BOCES, registration is free! For more information, please contact Rochelle McCoy, rmccoy3@uwyo.edu or (307) 268-2141, or Zhanna Gallegos, zgallegos@thenic.org or (307) 235-5247. 

In support of the Million Girls Moonshot, Wyoming Afterschool Alliance will present a session titled, “Setting the Stage for Girls to Take Flight in STE(A)M Learning: The power of role models and mentors.” WYAA Director Michelle Sullivan and COWGIRLS in STEM Founder Ashleigh Pilkerton will help attendees learn how to effectively engage role models and near peer mentors.

oPEN mINDS, oPEN sPACES

A MULTI-STATE CONVENING TO ELEVATE AFTERSCHOOL: OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 

Leap into Science is a national program with a mission to integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books and literacy efforts in libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs. LiS was developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum with the National Girls Collaborative Project. Learn more at leap.fi.edu. WYAA, WyAEE, and the Wyoming State Library are thrilled to host two regional in-person trainings and one virtual Zoom training for Leap into Science this fall. Trainings will be held in Cheyenne on August 26 and 27, via Zoom on September 22, and in Lander on November 4 and 5. Click here.

Mission: The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is a statewide network working to create the conditions for young people to reach their full potential. We are a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.

WYOMING AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE

1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: 307-721-8300