Last week, OKAN had the opportunity to visit two sites, Centennial Mid High School and the Urban League of OKC, to facilitate an Hour of Code. Hour of Code is an initiative started by Code.org to introduce people of all ages to computer science and programming. There are activities available
This new brief from the Afterschool Alliance explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students with disabilities and other special needs, data utilization to improve programming, and keeping children safe and supported. The briefs examine just a few of the ways afterschool programs support middle school youth, families and communities.
Sheryl Lovelady: Engaging young minds after school By SHERYL LOVELADY | Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 am If we could give every child in Oklahoma a safe place to go after school, would we? What about helping kids get better grades and go on to college? What if we
There are always a lot of things going on for children in Muskogee, Oklahoma. From the Muskogee Roughers football team reading to second graders at Tony Goetz Elementary, to the Muskogee Public Library, “Geek the Week at Library”. But the Benjamin Franklin Science Academy made STEM into a family affair.
Mad Science is an enriching and stimulating Informal Science, STEM afterschool and summer program for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Mad Science of Central Oklahoma has partnered with the Oklahoma Afterschool Network (OKAN) to promote expanded learning in STEM and to promote Lights ON for Afterschool learning throughout Oklahoma.
Many out-of-school time (OST) programs engage, reinforce and boost students STEM learning when formal classroom time ends. Take time to read this enlightening article explaining why afterschool and summer programming are key infrastructures to our future STEM workforce pipeline. Read more of this article and download the PDF by clicking here.