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POWER UP SUMMIT- THANK YOU!

Despite having to change things up, we were still able to hold a wonderful Summit on September 9th and 10th. Thank you to the speakers who provided us with helpful content. Thank you to the vendors that shared valuable information and donated wonderful door prizes. Lastly, thank you to everyone that came to learn and engaged with us. We appreciate you!

If you haven't filled out an evaluation form from the Summit, please take a few minutes to do so. If you registered for the Summit, look for an email in the next few days with a link to rewatch any sessions you would like.

SUMMIT EVALUATION FORM

WEBINAR SERIES: RACE, EQUITY, & INCLUSION SESSION #2

Are you ready to talk candidly about Race, Equity, and Inclusion in out-of-school time programs? For our students to feel safe, we need to create an atmosphere that allows all students to be themselves while knowing that their teachers are actively working to dismantle racism in their learning communities.

These workshops center around Anti-racist and Anti-bias examples in school settings. Presenters provide understanding into the fundamental premise of creating an Antiracist learning environment. True stories and research in schools will illustrate the need to foster an inclusive learning space for all youth. 

Session #2  Webinar: Antiracism and Antibias Practices
Date: October 14, 2021 at 10:00 am MST
Cost: $10
Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Eakins | Leading Equity Center
REGISTER

TMC TRAILERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Registration is open for October 5, 2021 (Gooding) and October 8, 2021 (Pocatello) TMC trainings. Both out-of-school educators and teachers planning to use Idaho's new mobile makerspace labs and gain experience leading STEM-based activities, are invited to join us. Space is limited. 
GOODING & POCATELLO REGISTRATION
Idaho's Think Make Create Mobile Makerspace program (TMC) has now deployed 14 traveling STEAM learning sites across Idaho.
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LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL 2021

Every October, over 1,000 programs across the country honor our champions and celebrate the value of after-school time. Now is the time to organize your local event. ION will work with Idaho groups to coordinate efforts. Groups wishing to submit a "Lights On Afterschool proclamation" for their Mayor to sign should contact ION Director, Anna Almerico. A full checklist for Partners is also available through the After School Alliance.
REGISTER YOUR EVENT

IDAHO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AWARD REVIEWER RECRUITMENT


Idaho Out-of-School Network has an exciting opportunity to involve people across the state to help us in our Idaho Community Programs for Youth Award process. We are seeking reviewers to help evaluate applicants and select awards for Round II.

This process will be conducted entirely online as the proposals are being submitted electronically, so no travel is involved.

Any community member who is at least 18 years old can apply to review award applications. ION is looking for a diverse group of reviewers and is focused on recruiting strong representation of individuals with experience or connection to youth development.

Reviewer applications will be accepted until December 10, 2021. Additional reviewer questions will be answer via email, danielizabeth@jannus.org.
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ICPfY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 5


Idaho Out-of-School Network is seeking a contractor to survey and conduct evaluation for the use of ARPA funds, their parents/guardians to learn more about their attitudes about out-of-school programming as it relates to assisting with social emotional learning and addressing learning loss from the pandemic. All work in the scope must be accomplished by the contractor by September 30, 2022. The Network will accept proposals through October 5, 2021.

The scope of work will include working with the Network to bring continuity to the project components, such as an online survey of providers of ICPfY awards. The contractor will be responsible to help bridge the various pieces of the project and work with the ICPfY to communicate the goals and intended outputs of the focus groups. The contractor will also develop a plan to recruit the participants in the focus groups strategically to meet the requirements of the project.
ACCESS THE RFP

i-STEM LIBRARIES


The Idaho STEM Action Center is excited to announce the launch of a brand new platform for the i-STEM Library Network. The i-STEM Library Online Database features catalogues of available STEM tools and equipment at all six of the regional library locations, filterable by grade level and subject area. In addition, each library item directly links to resources for educators, including instructional videos, curriculum, troubleshooting guides, and more. The database can be easily accessed via web browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

What are the i-STEM Libraries?
The i-STEM Libraries are a FREE collection of STEM tools, kits, equipment, and other resources available for Idaho educators to check and out and use in their classrooms. All Idaho educators, including classroom teachers and aids, after-school care providers, early childhood educators, camp and extracurricular program leaders, and homeschool collaboratives are eligible to borrow items from the i-STEM Libraries. With the launch of the new Online Database, educators will be able to search and browse items available at their nearest library location, make a check-out request, and access curriculum and other resources all in one convenient place!

What kind of items can I check out of the libraries?
Hydropower kits, coding robots, 3D printers, base 10 blocks, microscopes, algebra tiles, portable weather stations, GPS units, and much much more! Items and availability may vary by location. 

Where are the i-STEM Libraries located?
i-STEM Library collections are housed on six college and university campuses across the state. Educators not within driving distance of any of these libraries may contact their closest library location about options for item shipping.
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HELP WANTED: IDAHO POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AMERICORPS


AmeriCorps State and National AmeriCorps is America’s National Service initiative. Through AmeriCorps, individuals of all ages and backgrounds address the nation's education, public safety, environment, and/or human needs through service. The mission of AmeriCorps includes: getting things done, strengthening communities, encouraging responsibility, and expanding opportunity.

Idaho Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps members contribute to this effort by: Teaching, leading, and facilitating youth development curriculum in STEAM based out-of-school time programs; Facilitating family engagement events; Serving as mentors and role models, teaching important life skills, and giving youth positive opportunities to explore the world around them in a fun, engaging, non-formal learning environment; Engaging new volunteers in their local programs to serve as 4-H leaders and event volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in being an AmeriCorps member, please apply.
AMERICORPS APPLICATION

NAA PRODUCT AND SERVICES CATALOG


There's always a lot to consider with back to afterschool, and this year it's time for a new beginning. Use this catalog with top picks from the National Afterschool Association, their Advocate members and valued partners to refresh and renew your professional development, curriculum, supplies, equipment, and more!
ACCESS THE CATALOG

NASA TECH RISE CHALLENGE
Idaho Space Grant & Idaho NASA EPSCoR


Apply today for the K-12 and Informal Educators Challenge: 
Classrooms can participate in an experiment that is either sent up on a suborbital rocket or high altitude balloon! Check out the website for more information about the challenge and how teachers can apply: https://www.futureengineers.org/nasatechrise
 
For Higher Education/Industry Partners:
The Tech Rise office is in search of judges 18+ for the student experiments! College students, industry professionals, and faculty members are all encouraged to sign up. Find more information and apply here: https://www.futureengineers.org/registration/judge/nasatechrise
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