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2019 FASA Conference Exhibitors/Vendors

 

Exhibitors

  

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn, create and thrive—especially when they are not in school. 6crickets is backed by the National Science Federation to bring advanced technologies and efficiency to after-school and summer time. 6crickets after-school management tool has supported schools and districts throughout the nation with online registrations for extended care, enrichment classes and summer camps along with real-time rosters, attendance tracking, parent communication tools, and effective fund-raising for scholarships.


The Charity for Change Giver Program is a Pre-K to 5 web-based, interactive curriculum integrating SEL, STEAM and Service Learning that will ignite your students’ enthusiasm to learn! Proven outcomes include: improved relationship skills, problem-solving skills, family and community engagement, math and language arts skills, and charitable habits. Your students will have a blast working collaboratively with this engaging, easy to implement program for your afterschool, summer or in-school program. Reportable data with proven results will help you exceed your goals. The multi-faceted components develop key SEL skills, enhancing your students’ ability to succeed in school, careers and life. Students of all socioeconomic backgrounds build self-efficacy, empathy and relationship skills while earning money from Charity for Change for charities they research and select.


 

Chess4Life exists to teach kids life skills through the game of chess. We have four teaching locations in the greater Seattle region and license our curriculum to organizations and school districts around the country. Educators with no chess experience can run successful chess programs using our simple and fun tools to benefit preschoolers through high schoolers


CypherWorx is a leading educator of afterschool professionals nationwide. With approved online training that is accessible on any device, CypherWorx can help you achieve your licensing hours wherever you have internet access.

Now with Learning paths, Assessments, Instructor lead training, and notifications, you can offer the cutting edge for any of your training needs. Programs appreciate the tremendous cost savings, reduction in turnover, and overall improvement in the quality of programs that the CypherWorx training has been able to offer.  Additional benefits are the ability to track   and manage live training, as well as 3rd party training, (Like CPR), all tracked in one system. Audits become easy, and you can easily offer a purposeful professional development path for passionate staff.


G’day mate! Didgeridoo Down Under = Australian Music, Education, Entertainment. We provide high-energy shows and workshops for all ages, combining music, culture, science, comedy, character building and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun. Since 2004, we’ve presented more than 7,000 programs at schools, after-school programs and other venues in Florida and nationwide!


DimensionU is eSports for education! The DimensionU educational video game platform supports math and literacy instruction for students in elementary through high school. DimensionU provides engaging, standards-aligned curriculum practice to reinforce classroom instruction, combined with an online reporting tool for educators and after school professionals. The program provides an easy implementation solution to bring the fun and excitement of an eSports competition spirit to any after school program while also offering the required academic support to students. DimensionU works on any standard web-browser, as well as chrome books, mobile and tablet devices. Learn more at www.dimensionu.com or call 1-877-682-2852.


EZReports is being used by 6 state DOEs and 2,000 schools nationwide to manage their 21st CCLC, ASES, and other grant funded afterschool programs. EZChildTrack is a comprehensive online childcare software that allows staff and parents to manage their childcare/afterschool options with ease.


The mission of FASA is to provide leadership, to support professionals and to promote quality programs for children and youth during the out-of-school hours. To accomplish its mission, FASA provides training, advocacy, and networking opportunities for the after school profession- als throughout Florida. FASA is the only membership organization in Florida that supports after school programs. Visit our website and become a member. www.floridaafterschool.org


The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) is a non-profit organization with the mission  to  provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement, sustainability, and accessibility of evidenced based high-quality afterschool and summer programs and policies statewide. We envision that every child in Florida has high-quality afterschool opportunities that are accessible, affordable, accountable and inclusive.

The Florida Afterschool Network has released the ‘State of Afterschool & Summer Learning in Florida Report’ which explores the landscape of Florida’s out-of-school time providers as well as provides context surrounding policy needs and funding increases to help ensure the availability of high-quality programs.

To learn more about the ‘State of Afterschool & Summer Learning in Florida Report’ visit our website below. In addition, you can join our monthly newsletter and receive funding opportunities, data and research releases and connect with effective afterschool resources. www.MyFAN.org


Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign (FGLRC) is a statewide movement focused on maximizing the efforts of communities and organizations working to ensure that Florida’s children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. (FGLRC) is housed at the Florida Children’s Council, is funded by the Helios Education Foundation and is the state lead agency to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.


Florida KidCare is the state’s low cost, high quality health and dental insurance program for kids. Offering head-to-toe coverage, Florida KidCare is great insurance for kids and one less worry for parents! Four programs (Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan) provide kids-only coverage from birth through the end of age 18. With no application fee and year-round enrollment, the time to apply is always now! Estimate your monthly payment in 20 seconds or less at floridakidcare.org.


Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving educational experiences for America’s children and youth – throughout the day, everywhere they learn. Partnering with education and community leaders, Foundations supports those who enhance the lives and prospects of our most vulnerable children.

As the resource for building educational capacity, Foundations meets the unique needs of   our clients with a wide range of services and products, from professional development and customized technical assistance to business services and targeted program materials. All of our offerings are solidly grounded in practice. By operating select programs and schools throughout our region, we can innovate, implement and refine-then share what works with others.


Hildo Out of School Time, LLC (HOST) is more than your typical program management tool. We can provide you with a program that is easily customized, to meet your needs, at an affordable cost. HOST can follow your City, District, County, State or Federal requirements to eliminate auditing issues.

Don’t you hate having to retrain your staff with something new and unfamiliar? Not the case with HOST. We use what you know and need. Furthermore, you can add important safety features, track your employees and student locations when there is an emergency.

You can provide online payments, manage staff hours, and student’s attendance with ease. Even track case management requirements. We build our system on a FileMaker platform which is accessible with an app on any electronic device. You will love this program and all it can do for you.


Imagine Learning is a software provider for Afterschool Programs to enhance Math, Language & Literacy and project-based learning. The program meets the needs for students from K-8 grade and is used throughout many afterschool and 21 Century sites in the state of Florida. The adaptive software program with offline materials is the only program with language support and assistance of a live certified teacher.


kid - grit is the perfect combination of social-emotional learning, character education and youth development. We offer 25-hour, inquiry-based curricula, K-12, focusing on mind, body, community/connection, digital and social media awareness, and 21st-century skills. Ask us about our educator – grit training and PD offerings, and kid-grit: THE BOOK: 25 soul-searching stories from students across the nation. www.kid-grit.com


Kidology Enterprises is an Educational Enrichment Program which harbors the components of a typical mobile school and resource center. We offer Curriculums, Professional Development, Family Strengthening Therapy, classes under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M  Education,  Life  Skills and Fitness from ages 3-Active Adults. The format of the program was systematically developed by Certified Educators, Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Social Workers, Cutting- Edge Professionals in the Technology Industry, and Artists.


Learning Wrap-ups offers Hands-On and Self-Correcting activities that help students master the critical basic skills in Math and Reading. Most of our materials are for K-6, but we do have Math and Science materials for Middle School and High School.


Logiscool is a computer coding after school and camp program for kids and teens. Its mission is to teach students ages 6-18 digital literacy and computer coding. Through creative and fun exercises in a gamified learning platform, that integrates visual coding with text-based pro-gramming for all skill levels. Children learn logical, algorithmic thinking and important principles of programming naturally through a “gamified” learning process.


MindWorks Resources brings excitement to afterschool with unique and creative products designed for hands-on, student-centered learning and fun. From our Academic Enrichment products to our Imaginate Kits, students are engaged in experiences that support 21st century skills, national standards, STEAM, fitness, and so much more. MindWorks is your one-stop-shop for fantastic afterschool experiences.


 

Nexplore is a one-stop-shop on-site enrichment provider committed to foster the joy of learning. We offer a wide variety of programs that can be tailored to after-school, in-school, summer classes, as well as onsite field-trips. Our lessons provide hands-on experience in key areas   of learning and development, such as STEAM, Life Skills, and Fitness–with new courses add- ed regularly. Our exceptional customer service, passionate and experienced instructors, and unique enrichment solutions have already brought our programs to over 500 schools nation- wide, and we look forward to sharing the joy of learning at your school soon! To learn more about us visit www.nexploreusa.com.


No Kid Hungry is a campaign dedicated to ending hunger using three main approaches:

  • Conduct research on child hunger, document best practices, and provide resources to combat child hunger.
  • Provide funding and technical assistance to school districts and community partners that work with children at risk of hunger.
  • Collaborate with community leaders and elected officials to raise awareness and build political will in the fight to combat child hunger.

Southeastern University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs for students looking to gain a competitive edge in their field.

NSU boasts 18 colleges, schools, and centers offering over 150 programs of study. At NSU, we pride ourselves on offering innovative academic programs taught by distinguished faculty that prepare our students for success in their chosen careers. We have some of the top graduate programs in the nation and successful alumni in many fields.

Employers recognize the value of an NSU education, and our graduates are highly sought afterby industry leaders and global businesses.


4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States. Florida 4-H is part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 4-H teaches youth through citizenship, leadership, healthy living and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming.


S&S Worldwide has been providing after-school and summer camp supplies for over 100 years! From STEAM to games and crafts-- we carry everything you need to make learning fun!! Save up to 30% or more-- email or call Lisa Tripoli your account manager at [email protected] 860- 614-5324.


Step Up for Students administers the Reading Scholarship Accounts for Public school students in grades three through five who scored a 1 or 2 on the grade three or four English Language Arts Section of the Florida Standards Assessment in the prior year. Students who are classified as English Language Learners (ELL) and who are enrolled in program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of English Language Lear students, are also eligible and will receive priority.


STEMfinity is a One-Stop-STEM-Shop that includes the latest, vetted STEM products and services. We have the largest selection of hands-on enrichment from the most trusted STEM brands on the planet. Our hands-on resources are targeted to PreK-12 students learning STEM, Robotics, 3D Printing, Drone Technology, Alternative Energy, Art, Computer Science, Rocketry and Beyond. STEMfinity provides STEM Professional Development and Customized STEM Solutions for Afterschool, Makerspace, and Summer Enrichment Programs. Join STEMfinity in its effort to provide today’s youth with hands-on tools that will STEMulate Your Mind!


We partner with K-12 schools and afterschool programs to help students learn about the world and become leaders who create change through our engaging classroom-based travel programs and resources. We provide students with a platform to apply College & Career Readiness Standards and what they learn in the classroom to the real world.


WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are illustrated, wordless children’s books that inspire students (K-12)   to become PUBLISHED AUTHORS in out-of-school time! Students write collaboratively and independently in a fun and innovative Project-Based Learning experience that ignites self- expression while developing vital 21st Century skills and supplementing their school’s core ELA program, if they have one. Now implemented in after school programs in 45 states, it’s proven to be disguised learning at it’s very best!


WUCF TV - Central Florida PBS broadcasts in nine counties within Central Florida and is a com- munity service of the University of Central Florida. As America’s largest classroom, we bring the power of media into the classroom with PBS LearningMedia, a free platform offering educators access to standards-aligned resources and delivering research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences. WUCF’s commitment to education includes free professional develop- ment training for educators and learning communities.

Many Thanks to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

 

 

Thank you to all of our

2019 FASA Conference sponsors for their

generous contributions!