After School Matters Fellows’ Accomplishments Celebrated
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From 2010-2013, School’s Out Washington in partnership with the Puget Sound Writing Project facilitated the After School Matters Practitioner Fellowship in our region as part of a national initiative led by The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at Wellesley College and the National Writing Project (NWP), with generous funding support from the Robert Bowne Foundation.
Through the Fellowship, School’s Out and the Puget Sound Writing Project engaged Afterschool and Youth Development (AYD) Practitioners and classroom teachers in an effort to find ways that schools and afterschool programs can better work together to serve youth. Participants in the Practitioner Fellowship were selected by application, and through a year-long process engaged in activities that inform program quality and improve practice through reflection and inquiry. For the 2012-2013 group, the fellowship focused specifically on STEM practice in out-of-school and school settings, thanks to additional funding from the Noyce Foundation.
The fellowship has provided lasting impacts for participants and allowed the opportunity to share our knowledge with a national audience. Check out some of the great accomplishments from our fellows:
- Krista Galloway with School’s Out Washington, Pam Forbush of the Puget Sound Writing Project, and fellows Stephanie Lingwood, Mercedes Elizalde and Margaret Kulkin were interviewed on the National Writing Project’s radio show about the After School Matters STEM fellowship, and STEM in afterschool. Listen to the full interview.
- Ann Muno, currently with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, participated as an After School Matters fellow in our first year, and was recently published in two different publications
- And Girl Justice for All! Blending girl-Specific & Youth development Practices (PDF) in Afterschool Matters Spring 2014 edition;
- and an Op-ed published April 2, 2014 in Youth Today, Creating Economic Opportunity for Girls by Taking a Gender Lens to Programs & Policies.
The Puget Sound Writing Project has some upcoming summer workshops open to teachers and afterschool and youth development professionals. Their website has full descriptions about the workshop content and application process.
If you have any questions about the Afterschool Matters Fellowship, contact Krista Galloway.
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