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The Research is In: STEM Educators Academy Demonstrates Success

Monday, March 1, 2021
ExpandED’s study of SEA’s impact over the past three years demonstrated the success of the SEA model. Educators—and students—benefitted from the program which provides in-depth professional development and coaching support along with lessons for both in-person and remote implementation. Read full post

Social-Emotional Learning: Putting Theory into Practice

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
ExpandED's National SEL Demonstration Initiative aims to assist schools and afterschool programs in implementing the best SEL practices throughout the entire day, from the first bell through afterschool. Recently, organizations from the five participating cities gathered to discuss the ways they are putting SEL theory into practice and the outcomes they are witnessing. Read full post

ExpandED's 5-City SEL Initiative Demonstrates Strong Results: A Q&A with Jacques Noisette

Monday, January 11, 2021
Even before the pandemic and the recent outcry against systemic racism, ExpandED and its partners were thinking about how to apply an equity lens to social-emotional learning. Today, the National SEL Demonstration Initiative is delivering on this promise -- and showing results -- in five cities across the U.S. Read full post

The Perfect Formula: An Online Afterschool STEM Program Takes Off

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
It’s 3:30 on a Wednesday during the pandemic and students are logging into an afterschool STEM class run by Community Counseling and Mediation at P.S. 238 in Midwood, Brooklyn. One by one a group of a dozen eighth graders appears on the grainy screen, each one greeted with a warm welcome by the two instructors who run the STEM program. Read full post

A Pathway to Teacher Diversity: ExpandED Fellowship Program Uses Afterschool to Train Aspiring Teachers of Color

Monday, December 7, 2020
Curious. Passionate. Talented. Gracious. These words reflect the qualities present in a room full of Pathways Fellows, all of whom are people of color who have embarked on the journey toward becoming teachers. Read full post

Making the Connection: Join Us for a Series on Work-Based Learning

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
To support organizations in their efforts to connect with high schools, ExpandED is launching a learning series for work-based learning providers. Please join us! Read full post

Professional Development in a Pandemic: ExpandED is Up and Running!

Monday, November 9, 2020
Over the past few months, as the dual pandemics of Covid-19 and racial injustice bore down on New York City, we at ExpandED took a step back to define our priorities for the current moment. Our training schedule has been designed with three top priorities in mind. Read full post

Google Invests $1m in ExpandED's Pathways Teaching Fellowship

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Google.org's $1 million investment in ExpandED Pathways Fellowship Computer Science (CS) track will empower aspiring teachers of color from underserved communities to fulfill their professional goals through a 10-month after-school teaching practicum. Ultimately, this will help increase the number of diverse CS educators in New York City and nationwide. Read full post

Answering the Call: A LinkedIn Employee Leverages His Resources for Good

Jennifer Friedlin
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
As Coronavirus sent New York City into quarantine and the scourge of racial injustice became increasingly evident, a wave emerged of individuals seeking to respond to the crises with action. One of them was Kapil Dattani, an account executive at LinkedIn, who decided to harness his desire to do good by creating a mentoring program for New York City teens. Read full post

Q&A: Even in a Pandemic, ExpandED Pushes for Program Excellence

Jennifer Friedlin
Friday, October 9, 2020
As part of its efforts to sustain and advance New York City’s afterschool system, ExpandED Schools directly provides grants to community-based organizations that run elementary and middle school programs in low-income communities around New York City. In addition, ExpandED offers coaching and training to help directors and line-staff deliver exceptional programming. Read full post

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