How Kids Learn – YouTube Channel Link


The purpose of the How Kids Learn conference was to inform and energize Out-of-School Time program leaders, educators and after school stakeholders regarding our current knowledge on how kids learn and to share innovative approaches to promote learning outside of the classroom. Below, you will find short video presentations from leading thinkers on how kids learn, field leaders in after school, and innovative practitioners. … [Read more...]

Boston Summer Learning Forum [VIDEO]


Video from the Boston Summer Learning Forum, held on December 9, 2011 at the Omni Parker House.  The Forum was cohosted by Boston Public Schools, the Boston Opportunity Agenda, and Boston After School & Beyond.  Funding provided by The Wallace Foundation. See below for a list of locations in the video for each section of the Forum.  00:00 - Opening remarks by Chris Smith (Boston Beyond) and Dr. Carol Johnson (Boston Public Schools) 09:12 - Welcome by Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino 22:20 - Boston Summer Learning Project … [Read more...]

Sociedad Latina’s Summer Learning Program (Boston Neighborhood Network) [VIDEO]


On August 10, 2011, Boston Beyond joined Mayor Menino and others on a visit to Sociedad Latina's implementation of the Summer Learning Project, which served students from the Tobin school in the BPS district. The Boston Neighborhood Network filmed the video below during the visit. Students Make Strides in Learning, Engagement from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Boston Summer Learning Project 2011 [VIDEO]


See Summer Learning in Action...This video features the perspectives of school leaders, teachers, and students from the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester and Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury, which usedThompson Island this summer as an extension of their classrooms.  The schools were part of a larger, citywide effort called the Boston Summer Learning Project, which included 1,433 students, 31 schools, and 15 community partners this summer.  Launched by the Boston Opportunity Agenda in 2010, this initiative is now part of a national … [Read more...]