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The Afterschool Bookshelf: APOST Book Club

Afterschool Bookshelf is a space for afterschool professionals to connect around issues in education that are pertinent to their work.

Join other afterschool professionals for a discussion about education and equity as it pertains to the book How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. This important discussion will be facilitated by Michelle King and Tracey Reed Armant.

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HOST Monthly Resources
Below are some resources under this month’s theme—Heart Health. Here, you will find various resources and ideas to better implement heart healthy habits for your students and families in your out-of-school-time space.
Spaces: Redo!
Missed us last time because of the snow or another engagement? Here's your second chance!

Recognize that your space isn't fitting your organization's needs as well as it could be? Have you or your team thought about making changes, imagined improvements, or started a plan? Join APOST and our guest presenter Heather Mallak of PUBLIC STUD/O at Sarah Heinz House for this interactive workshop aimed to support your space design efforts!

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Jefferson County Mini-Grants: support for 2020 Census outreach activities focused on historically undercounted and hard-to-count populations and communities. Deadline: February 28th
RML Ignite Grants: 5K for network members as they imagine something new, build on their strengths, or re-energize their existing learning innovations. Deadline: March 13th
Teacher as Researcher Grant: up to 5K teachers who conduct research inquiries in their classrooms. Deadline: March 15th
Expanding Disability Inclusion and Access: funding for organizations to become more fully inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Deadline: April 1st
PA Food Recovery: Grants up to 200K for shelters, food banks, nonprofit food management. Deadline: April 24th. 
Staunton Farm Foundation: capacity building grants and support for 1 year. Deadline: March 31st
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8, 2020



Earsketch provides an innovative and unique learning experience by blending computer coding concepts with music theory. Beginning coders can follow guided tutorials to instantly apply programming languages to create loops, construct beats, and generate sound effects. Grades 5 and up. 

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Upcoming Events

February 23rd-26th: The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) 
February 26th: WEBINAR: Creating Schools and Systems for Deeper Learning
February 27th: WEBINAR: Attracting Gifts from Donor Advised Funds
February 28th: Pittsburgh Parks RX: Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health & Wellness
March 4th: SWPA Says No More Keynote Speaker Emily Rothman
March 6th: (re)Designing Spaces Redo
March 7th: Saturday Morning STEM: Teaching Content Through Game Design
March 9th: Grant Writing Workshop at Slippery Rock University
March 11th: PSAYDN Annual Meeting 
March 11th: WEBINAR: Disability Smart Events: Welcoming, Not Simply Accommodating
March 14th: Mentoring 101
March 18th: Mentoring Partnership: March LENS Meeting
March 18th, 25th: 2 Day Practical Training in Project-Based Learning with the Consortium for Public Education

For more events, please click the links below:

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Pittsburgh Parks RX: Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health & Wellness
Fri, February 28th

Frick Environmental Center
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re(Designing) Space(s)
Fri, March 6th

Sarah Heinz House
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You Decide 
Calling all young softball players! If you are interested in signing up for softball this season through the Morningside Lady Bulldogs, please see the flyer to register. This is a great way to get active, have fun,  and participate in a great sport.
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