Dear colleague,

Do you actively work or have an interest in Out-of-School Time learning? Consider joining the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group (OST SIG). We are an international group of scholars actively researching within the OST and complementary fields. 

As a member, you gain many benefits:
  • opportunity to present your research during the annual AERA meeting at one of our substantive sessions;
  • serve as a peer reviewer, discussant, and/or Chair at our annual OST sessions;
  • engage in an active discussion on OST's key issues during the business session at the AERA's annual meeting;
  • apply for our Emerging Scholar & Established Scholar Awards;
  • receive our newsletter, OST World: Research Connections, which illuminates the scholarly work of our members, and be featured in it yourself;
  • run for OST SIG office and become our officer;
  • respond to calls for monographs in the field's academic journals and books;
  • share your publications, research, and professional opportunities with your peers;
  • network with researchers from across the country and globe; 
  • be up-to-date on all OST news via our social media pages: OST World (Facebook) and Twitter (@OSTSIG); and,
  • serve as a mentor to other OST scholar.
Dues are just $10/annually for scholars & $5/annually for graduate students. Membership expires each year on Dec. 31st.