I am so excited to be speaking at the Wisconsin Afterschool Association’s Annual conference this weekend. I will be doing three sessions related to the importance of afterschool programming and how we can use it to give creative outlets to our right-brain thinkers as well as expand the skill sets of left-brain thinkers in order to boost academic performance for all students. It is so important for our students that we get this message out there and support funding for these kinds of programs. Afterschool programming plays an important role in increasing academic performance and feelings of well-being while decreasing crime rates among children ages 5-18.
The Role of Learning Styles: How After School Programs Bridge The Gap
After school programs are essential to educating the whole child. Join
us, as Bette Fetter, author of Being Visual; Raising a Generation of
Innovative Thinkers, shares current trends in education and the way
existing policies and programs are affecting our students.
Building Better Minds Through After School Programs
Schools are focused on developing left-brain thinking, but kids also
need to use the creative right side of their minds. Current trends in
education are affecting students – after school programs are essential
for bridging the gap and creating the balance your students need.
Multi-Sensory Activities to Develop High-Quality After School Programs
In this session Bette Fetter will share fun activities designed to make
your program more effective especially for visual learners. Activities
will include ways to help early readers be more successful, improve
handwriting, write essays and use the arts to develop learning skills.