Welcome to the wiki for the Central Iowa Out-of-School Time (OST) Initiative!

This is the wiki site for the participating programs, enrichment coaches, and supporting staff of the UWCI OST Initiative. The Initiative strives for higher academic and social achievement among students in Central Iowa through the support of enrichment coaches in OST programs and the sharing of effective strategies through a peer learning community.

We're looking for an enrichment coach to add to our team! Please send resume and cover letter to Michelle Rich at mrich@sppg.com by May 17, 2017 if interested!

Job Description:

Central Iowa Out-of-School Time Network Meeting Materials

September 23, 2016 CIOST Meeting Materials
Focus: Social and Emotional Learning

May 13, 2016 CIOST Meeting Materials
Research on Afterschool Impact

Research on Measures

Other Materials:

New One-Pager on Club Model at CFUM!

EdWeek Article, "The Power of Reading Aloud in the Middle School Classroom."

February 26, 2016 CIOST Meeting Materials:

November 19, 2015 CIOST Meeting Materials:

February 26, 2015 CIOST Meeting Materials:

Literacy activity ideas:

November 21, 2014 CIOST Meeting Materials:

Here's the information on the presenters we heard speak at our August 27th Network Meeting, that featured enrichment providers from the Des Moines area:

1. Global Arts Therapy – sustainable arts and music for urban youth in Iowa and Nepal
link to the video Samantha started to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6XmxudasBo
their website: http://www.globalartstherapy.org/
Email: GlobalArtsTherapy@gmail.com

2. Junior Achievement – striving to ensure all children experience with financial literacy before they graduate, with programming for elementary through high school.
Website: http://www.jacentraliowa.org/

3. Des Moines Public Library – several programs to teach about the library and how to use it, how to use research databases, citing sources, creative writing, “Make Fun of Reading,” “Read a Story, Write a Story,” and reading fiction and non-fiction. All are welcome at existing programming at the libraries, or are able to have a program customized for their site’s needs!
**Also, Ashley wanted to pass on information about their NEW Homework Hideout for 4th-12th graders! This space is equipped with computers/color printing, open work tables and school supplies so that students have a safe and quiet area to spread out and complete school work. The room will be supervised by a community mentor Monday-Thursdays from 3:00-5:00. They will also be recruiting more volunteers to assist in supervising the space if you know of anyone who can help spread the word about that opportunity as well. A flyer is attached to this email.
Website: http://dmpl.org/
Ashley’s email (at Forest Ave Library): armolzen@dmpl.org
Janae’s email (Contact at Central Library): jmjackson@dmpl.org

4. Yoga Classes for Kids with Mary Lasky
Website: santoshayogadsm.vpweb.com
Email: wittierone@hotmail.com

5. Afterschool Arts Program (ASAP) – offers a wide variety of arts programs, both at their downtown location and within schools themselves, including 2D and 3D arts, literary art (story telling), dramatic and performing arts, culinary arts, knitting, interior design, and more.
Michelle Bolton King’s email: michelle@asap-dsm.org
Website: www.asap-dsm.org

6. Science Center – many programs for all ages from toddlers to seniors, both at the center and available to travel to sites. Wednesdays when school releases early, they offer half price admission to the Imax!
Website: http://www.sciowa.org/

7. Multicultural Educational Programs, Inc. – has moving museum exhibits featuring diverse scientists and inventors, to share with children around the country and inspire and empower them to set high goals for their education and careers.
Website: http://www.meeprocks.com/

We hope these presentations were valuable to you and sparked some ideas for future programming!

Check out a reading log that a student worked on during their summer program!

...And here are some blank reading log pages you can use with your program!

United Way of Central Iowa is providing funding for this Initiative. SPPG (www.sppg.com) is providing day-to-day support to the Initiative. SPPG also provides staff support to the Iowa Afterschool Alliance.

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR SITES: Iowa State University can place students in your summer or school year program! Contact your literacy coach for details. Iowa State would like a write-up on your program and employment applications. Hurry up to take advantage of summer opportunities!

Please contact Michelle Rich with any questions at mrich@sppg.com or 515-237-0328external image call_skype_logo.png515-237-0328.

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