In our premier episode, I had a very interesting conversation with Alexis Menten, Assistant Director for Education of Asia Society. Asia Society has been leading the way in the out-of-school time field in the area of global learning and global competence. Alexis and I discussed what those terms mean, what the ideas mean for afterschool, and what it looks like to really prepare young people for the 21st century. We also talked about the notion that not all programs really live up to their own hype, and the difficulty of assessing our work in meaningful ways. Please take a listen and join the conversation!
This episode of Please Speak Freely is sponsored by the School’s Out Washington Bridge to Afterschool and Back Conference, happening on October 17-18 in Seattle Washington. Come to the Bridge Conference to connect, act and transform!