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+ Harvard Family Research Project's Evaluation Exchange Features YouthLearn
+ ASPIRA's 4th Annual Conference Announced
+ SUPPORT FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE INITIATIVES
+ FOCUS ON CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION

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October 27, 2004

YouthLearn Seeks Examples of Technology Integration in Afterschool

For some time now, YouthLearn has been working with educators from a range of different settings, both formal and informal, to promote the effective use of technology to advance powerful learning. Currently, we're making a effort to specifically identify some of the ways that technology is helping educators working in the burgeoning afterschool arena.

Please send recommendations to YouthLearn Research Assistant Haejung Chung at hchung@edc.org or phone 617-618-2730.
Posted by tstreit on October 27, 2004 | YouthLearn Updates

October 21, 2004

Harvard Family Research Project's Evaluation Exchange Features YouthLearn

The latest version of the Harvard Family Research Project's Evaluation Exchange is all about Technology and Evaluation and features an article on YouthLearn by Project Director Tony Streit. The article address the role of technology in youth programming and the importance of professional development that supports both student centered, experiential learning and technology skill building. Other interesting artices in this issue include an exploration of how technology supports "empowerment evaluation," a look at online tools helping support the National Youth Participation Study, and an article on the work of leading youth media organization Educational Video Center (EVC).

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/eval/issue27 To subscribe to "The Evaluation Exchange," you can you can visit the HFRP website at: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/subscribe.html"
Posted by tstreit on October 21, 2004 | YouthLearn Updates

October 20, 2004

ASPIRA's 4th Annual Conference Announced

"The ASPIRA National Association and the Council for Opportunity in Education are proud to announce the 4th Annual Technology Tools for Management and Instruction Conference, on December 5-8, 2004."

SOURCE: ASPIRA URL: http://technologytools.org/
Posted by tstreit on October 20, 2004 | Resources

October 12, 2004

SUPPORT FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE INITIATIVES

"The Key Foundation's objective is to improve the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the places where KeyCorp customers, employees, and shareholders live and work. Support is provided to organizations and institutions that promote economic self-sufficiency through financial education and workforce initiatives. Nonprofit organizations in communities where the company operates, including communities in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted throughout the year."

URL: http://www.key.com/templates/t-ak2.jhtml?nodeID=A-12.3
Referred by: CTCNet GrantStation Insider
Posted by wrivenburgh on October 12, 2004 | Funding

FOCUS ON CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION

"Rosie's For All Kids Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that provide childcare, early education, and other essential programs to economically disadvantaged and at-risk children. The Foundation's primary mission is to support center-based, licensed childcare and preschool programs for children growing up in low-income, urban neighborhoods. Other areas of support include education, after-school programs, and literacy programs. To a lesser extent the Foundation funds emergency assistance, crisis intervention, and cultural development programs. Applications are accepted throughout the year."

URL: http://www.forallkids.org
Referred by: CTCNet GrantStation Insider
Posted by wrivenburgh on October 12, 2004 | Funding

October 07, 2004

School backs down in wireless flap

"Administrators at the University of Texas at Dallas are drafting a new plan to combat widespread interference across the school's wireless network after complaints that their original proposal--which prohibited students and others from setting up certain types of private "hot spots" in campus dormitories--ran afoul of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations."

URL: http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=5277
Referred by: eSchool News
Posted by lpenney on October 07, 2004 | News

Tech Tonic Report

Two stories by eSchool News discuss a report released on September 30. One (Alliance) is about the report and the other (CoSN) a response to the report.

"The report, called "Tech Tonic" and released by the nonprofit Alliance for Childhood, claims there is little evidence of long-term benefits from using computers in schools."

URL (Alliance): http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=5282
URL (CoSN): http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=5283
Referred by: eSchool News
Posted by lpenney on October 07, 2004 | Research

October 05, 2004

YouthActionNet: Connecting Youth to Create Change

"What is YouthActionNet?

A dynamic website created by and for young people, YouthActionNet spotlights the vital role that youth play in leading positive change around the world. Launched in 2001 by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Nokia, YouthActionNet serves as a virtual gathering place for young people looking to connect with each other -- and with ideas for how to make a difference in their communities..."

URL:http://www.youthactionnet.org/index.cfm
Referred By: The Foundation Center- Youth in Philanthropy
Posted by hchung on October 05, 2004 | Activities

October 04, 2004

Summer Institute 2004: Envisioning a Continuum for Powerful Learning

Posted by tstreit on October 04, 2004 | YouthLearn Updates

2005 Youth Visions Grant Opportunity

CTCNet has announced the 2005 Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods Grants program!

"Youth Visions Grants, www.ctcnet.org/youthvisions, are designed to give youth and community technology programs the opportunity to use multimedia tools and training to engage in community decision-making to strengthen their neighborhoods. Organizations that serve at-risk youth (ages 14-18) and who have experience providing video and other multimedia training are eligible."

URL: http://www.ctcnet.org/youthvisions/index.htm
Referred By: CTCNet
Posted by hchung on October 04, 2004 | Funding