Train Staff to Use Technology in Your Program 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Technology is a constantly changing field. In this session, we’ll explore ways to connect emerging and changing technology to your team’s daily goals and their work with students. We’ll help you create professional development for digital learning that allows staff to learn new material, practice skills and reflect on experiences. You’ll leave this session with an understanding of key digital learning competencies, a plan for capitalizing on existing staff expertise and experiences to build professional development and strategies to incorporate digital learning into your hiring processes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Review digital learning competencies to understand what your team needs to know to effectively use technology in programming
  • Capitalize on your team’s expertise to build professional development into regular staff meetings
  • Incorporate digital learning competencies into your hiring processes


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Hilary Kolos
Director of Digital Learning, The DreamYard Project


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Rebecca Fabiano
Senior Consultant, Development Without Limits


Promote Digital Learning in Afterschool
Monday, August 13, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Implementing digital learning in meaningful ways requires the support and effort of all of your stakeholders. In this session, you will learn how to create a communication plan in order to promote and to gain support for digital learning in your afterschool program. In addition, you will practice creating or improving your messaging about digital learning in your program and learn to tailor your message to varied audiences.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understand the importance of creating an effective communication plan to promote digital learning in your program
  • Learn the process for incorporating language about digital learning and technology into your current communication plan
  • Identify your audiences and begin to tailor your message for each
  • Practice creating an elevator pitch

Coming soon





June 28 & 29, 2018

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Grapevine, Texas

Join us at the Out-of-School-Time Initiatives Conference (OSTI-CON) where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the Afterschool Tech Toolkit live and in-person during several workshops over the course of the event. 

Afterschool Tech Toolkit Workshops at OSTI-CON 
Facilitated By: Development Without Limits' Hanaa Arafat and Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

  1. Passport to the Future: How to Set a Program Vision For Tomorrow’s World 
  2. Increase Equity, Increase Digital Learning: How to Prepare Young People For 21st Century Participation




Vision Setting for Digital Learning in Your Program
Webinar 59 minutes

Access to meaningful digital learning is a key component in preparing young people for academic and post-secondary success in the 21st century. In order to successfully integrate digital learning into afterschool activities, programs should identify a vision that drives planning and ongoing learning. Through hands-on activities and discussion during this webinar, afterschool practitioners will explore the process ofcreating a shared vision for digital learning in their afterschool programs. You will leave the webinar having identified the first step in a visioning process.


Bring Digital Learning Equity to Your Program
Webinar 58 minutes

It has become imperative for youth to have access to digital resources and learning to fully participate in 21st Century social, civic and economic life. During this webinar you will learn about the digital divide, which describes the socio-economic disparities that arise from lack of access to digital resources and learning and how lack of equity impacts young people’s future outcomes. You will leave with steps you can implement immediately to bring digital learning equity to your school and program with help from strategies provided by the Afterschool Tech Toolkit, made possible by support from Google for Education.


Be a Digital Learning Champion in Your Program 
Webinar 45 minutes

Meaningful digital learning is a critical component in preparing young people for civic, academic and post-secondary participation in the 21st century. Yet, there are wide disparities in digital access between young people from lower-income communities and their higher income peers. Join us for a lively panel discussion to learn about the importance of digital learning in increasing educational opportunities for young people and how afterschool programs can play a key role in increasing digital access and use.

You will also be introduced to an exciting new tool, the Afterschool Tech Toolkit, to assist you in starting, expanding, and/or deepening digital learning in your program.  The Afterschool Tech Toolkit is made possible by support from Google.


More training opportunities will be announced soon! We're developing live and on-demand webinars, online/self-guided mini-trainings, a train the trainer webinar with materials, as well as on-site, in-person training and presentations.

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