Access Technology and Devices for Your Program
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

If you want to facilitate digital learning in your program, you're going to need real devices and / or equipment for youth to explore. It can be challenging to decide what equipment and support you should invest in, and how to fit these into your budget.

In this session, we will walk through some steps to help you think about where to start. We will also discuss resources, discounts, and possible funding strategies to help you get what you need.



Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST




Train the Trainer
Thursday, August 23 & August 30, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

*Attendees should plan to attend both sessions

This 2-part webinar series prepares trainers, site leads, directors, or others in supervisory positions to support staff in using the Afterschool Tech Toolkit.

Participants will:

  • learn about the need for afterschool providers to offer youth access to technology in a meaningful, intentional way.
  • explore the many free resources available within the Toolkit that will help staff enhance the activities they already provide, move them closer to their program's vision and shrink the digital divide.

In the first, 2-hour webinar, we will discuss the current gap and how afterschool programs can address it by intentionally and thoughtfully providing access to technology. We will give an introduction to the Toolkit and highlight some of the key messages and resources within. Participants will then have time on their own to explore all the resources in the Toolkit.

In our second, 1-hour webinar, we will discuss reactions to the Toolkit, make plans to present it to staff and discuss the logistics of being an official Toolkit Trainer.


Train the Trainer Part 1





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




Embed Technology Into Your Program
Webinar 54 minutes

Digital learning happens when technology is seamlessly woven into the fabric of a great program - a powerful tool to help you get to positive youth outcomes; not an end in itself. In this session, you will learn how to match technology-based activities to your program's overall goals. You will leave with steps you can implement to intentionally embed technology into your current programming.


Train the Trainer Part 1 of 2
Webinar 91 minutes

 This 2-part webinar series prepares trainers, site leads, directors, or others in supervisory positions to support staff in using the Afterschool Tech Toolkit.


Promote Digital Learning in Afterschool
Webinar 51 minutes

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.


Train Staff to Use Technology in Your Program
Webinar 53 minutes

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.


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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