Out-of-School Time SIG 160
Out-of-School Time SIG 160
SIG Purpose

To provide a forum for researchers in out-of-school time teaching and learning to share resources and become each others' resources; to provide venues and opportunities to present related research; to bring additional knowledge and resources to AERA.


Message from SIG Chair

Welcome OST SIG Members and Interested Guests! 

Thank you for electing me to serve as your chair for the out-of-school time (OST) SIG. As the former treasurer and secretary, I receive this new office with humility and a great sense of responsibility. It is an honor to continue serving our special interest group.

I want to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to our former chair, Elizabeth Devaney, for her excellent leadership in carrying out the vision of founder Sara Hill. She provided opportunities to present research and share resources related to OST teaching and learning. We are also grateful for the contributions of the outgoing leadership team who worked collaboratively to ensure that the SIG would be representative of the growing field. The new leadership team is working hard to carry on the SIG’s vision and mission.

We hope that you have found the quarterly newsletters helpful, as it was our goal to share opportunities for book projects, grants, conferences, resources, and cutting-edge research for practitioners, researchers, and graduate students.

We all believe in the importance of out-of-school time, and how essential it is for life-long learning and development. The leadership team has synthesized and summarized your thoughts from the annual business meeting regarding how we can improve recruitment and retention and best leverage the expertise of our diverse membership. We will present an action plan in our next newsletter.

I hope that you enjoyed the 2019 conference, and I look forward to seeing all of you at next year’s AERA meeting in San Francisco, California.

Warmest regards,

Natalie King, 


OST SIG 10th Anniversary

Check out photos from our 10th anniversary celebration at OST World!

Who We Are
  • Chair: Natalie King
  • Program Chair: Christina Russell
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Jaynemarie Enyonam Angbah
  • Graduate Student Coordinator: Ishmael Miller
  • Social Media Coordinator: Sharon Colvin

Key Initiatives

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OST World: Research Connections, our monthly OST research newsletter

OST World Facebook page, daily OST news outlet

Twitter: @OSTSIG


Congratulations to 

Dr. Andrea Vest Ettekal, OST Scholar Award for Outstanding Scholarship  

Annie McNamara, OST Emerging Scholar

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