Quality

Conferences and Training Opportunities

Upcoming

  • ITSACC Webinar | Quality Improvement Systems That Support Children Across the Age Continuum

    December 11, 2019 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
    As part of the 2019 Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC) Institute, this interactive webinar session will focus on child care quality initiatives that support programs serving children across the age continuum from infancy through age 12. We will examine state policies, systems, and initiatives that are responsive to the unique needs of programs that serve infants, toddlers, and school-age children through a focus on quality and equity. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share best practices and initiatives from their work.

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  • You for Youth Webinar | How to Develop & Align Your Afterschool Safety Plan

    December 12, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
    What will you do in an emergency? Join the U.S. Department of Education’s You for Youth (Y4Y) Technical Assistance team as they walk you through developing a program safety plan that meets local and national standards. We’ll be joined by a representative from the U.S. Department of Education’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center to discuss best practices for safety planning, and aligning your host organization’s current safety protocols to relevant regulations. This showcase will also feature 21st CCLC programs who will share strategies for implementing an optimal safety plan.

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  • 2019 Student Advocates Conference

    December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019 | Indianapolis Marriott North, Indianapolis, IN
    The Student Advocates Conferences serves as a premier opportunity for Indiana college advisors, mentors, student leaders, and other advocates to discover innovative practices, share success stories, and learn about state policies and initiatives impacting college completion and student success. This year’s two-day conference will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott North located at 3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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  • ITSACC Webinar | Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers

    January 8, 2020 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
    As part of the 2019 Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC) Institute, this interactive webinar will focus on the effect of trauma on children’s learning and the role of teachers and providers using resilience building strategies to support children across the age continuum. We will examine state policies, systems, and initiatives that support resilience in child care programs. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share best practices and initiatives from their work.

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  • Indiana STEM Education Conference 2020

    January 15, 2020 | Purdue University | Lafayette, IN
    Registration for the 5th annual Indiana STEM Education Conference is now open! The goal of the Indiana STEM Education Conference is to support K-12 STEM learning opportunities by sharing effective practices on teaching and learning. The conference will have new features to address the needs of K-12 teachers and schools, such as:

    • An annual theme, this year the theme is Meeting the Objectives of the Indiana STEM Strategic Plan.
    • An afternoon workshop to help teachers earn career and economic PGP hours
    • Lunchtime speaker from the Indiana Department of Education
    • More vendors and giveaways

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  • Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2020

    February 1, 2020 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
    Bring your family to the 3rd Annual Indiana Pacers STEM Fest presented by The Lilly Foundation and help spark your kids’ curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and math. Then, get ready for an exciting night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse as the Indiana Pacers host the New York Knicks.

    During STEM Fest, you and your family will have fun discovering STEM through hands-on activities with local Indiana corporations, universities and non-profit organizations. Get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers use STEM in SPORTS.

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  • Educator Preview Nights at the Indiana State Museum

    February 4, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    The Indiana State Museum is offering a chance to preview one of their newest exhibits - "Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis" - before your field trip. The exhibit is geared for students in grades 5-12 and adults. There will be an educator guide and additional resources available to best assist teachers, students and chaperones before, during and after the field trip. Museum staff and partners will be available to ask questions during the preview. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Visitor Services at 317.232.1637.

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  • Indiana’s 2nd Annual Whole Child Summit

    February 19, 2020 - February 20, 2020 | Indianapolis Marriott East
    Join the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative to learn from state and national experts about whole child development. Attend the summit to:

    • Learn from state and national experts
    • Work interactively with your district team during dedicated team planning time to leave with a workbook of steps for implementation
    • Hear how school districts are creating conditions for learning and reallocating resources to address needs of the whole child
    • Connect to resources and supports
    • Explore how to create better school-based mental health services and collaborative efforts with community partners
    • Network with speakers, exhibitors, and other districts outside of presentations

    Registration $200. Registration includes breakfast and lunch; free parking.

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  • College Goal Sunday – Final Event

    February 23, 2020 | Multiple Locations in Indiana
    College Goal Sunday is a FREE statewide initiative that occurs annually to support Hoosiers in completing the FAFSA. The first College Goal Sunday event of the season will be held on February 23 at 37 support sites across Indiana.

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  • Extend Student Learning at the Indiana State Museum

    February 28, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    In the midst of the current addiction and overdose epidemic, Young Actors Theatre (YAT) takes hope from our community’s young people and from the knowledge that students listen best to messages from their peers. With this in mind, YAT joins the Indiana State Museum to present an original play, by youth and for youth, to address the opioid overdose epidemic by preventing drug abuse in middle- and high-school students. “Love Over Dose” shows young audiences that they are capable of making healthy, informed decisions for themselves and inspires them to do just that. Along the way, we provide clear and relevant information on how young people can help prevent abuse and overdoses in their communities. Reserve your spot by calling 317.232.5598.

    More Info Here

  • Beyond School Hours Conference

    February 26 - 29, 2020 | Orlando, FL
    The nation's premiere conference for educators and leaders serving K-12 students in school, afterschool, summertime, and beyond! Includes powerful keynote speakers, exhibits that engage and inform, and over 200 content-rich workshops.

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  • Educator Preview Nights at the Indiana State Museum

    March 3, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    The Indiana State Museum is offering a chance to preview one of their newest exhibits - "Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis" - before your field trip. The exhibit is geared for students in grades 5-12 and adults. There will be an educator guide and additional resources available to best assist teachers, students and chaperones before, during and after the field trip. Museum staff and partners will be available to ask questions during the preview. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Visitor Services at 317.232.1637.

    Learn More About the Exhibit

  • Extend Student Learning at the Indiana State Museum

    March 13, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    In the midst of the current addiction and overdose epidemic, Young Actors Theatre (YAT) takes hope from our community’s young people and from the knowledge that students listen best to messages from their peers. With this in mind, YAT joins the Indiana State Museum to present an original play, by youth and for youth, to address the opioid overdose epidemic by preventing drug abuse in middle- and high-school students. “Love Over Dose” shows young audiences that they are capable of making healthy, informed decisions for themselves and inspires them to do just that. Along the way, we provide clear and relevant information on how young people can help prevent abuse and overdoses in their communities. Reserve your spot by calling us at at 317.232.5598.

    More Info Here

  • 2020 National Afterschool Association Annual Convention

    March 15 - 19, 2020 | Washington DC
    Join the 2,300 members of the NAA community at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for four days of networking, learning and inspiration: special events, workshops, daily keynotes and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool.

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  • Educator Preview Nights at the Indiana State Museum

    April 6, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    The Indiana State Museum is offering a chance to preview one of their newest exhibits - "Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis" - before your field trip. The exhibit is geared for students in grades 5-12 and adults. There will be an educator guide and additional resources available to best assist teachers, students and chaperones before, during and after the field trip. Museum staff and partners will be available to ask questions during the preview. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Visitor Services at 317.232.1637.

    Learn More About the Exhibit

  • 2020 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

    April 14 - April 15, 2020 | Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis
    Indiana’s premier conference designed exclusively for afterschool and summer program providers! The 2020 Summit brings together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana youth.

    Join 600+ participants to experience:
    • More than 60 innovative workshops on leadership and best practices
    • Inspiring and high-impact keynote speakers
    • Special Evening Networking Reception
    • Spectacular Exhibit Hall
    • Champion Awards for outstanding programs

    Hosted as a partnership by the Indiana Afterschool Network and the Indiana Department of Education.

    MORE info and registration coming SOON!

  • 2020 Ready by 21 National Meeting

    April 15 - April 17, 2020 | Louisville, KY
    Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work, and life. Participants will hear strategies, research, and stories about partnering for better impact, aligning policies, improving program quality and performance, and embracing readiness in the pursuit of equity. The Ready by 21 National Meeting features dozens of stimulating workshops and sessions from top leaders in education, policymaking, advocacy, and out-of-school time. With the goal of ensuring all children and youth are ready by 21, essential topics such as defining and ensuring readiness, promoting equity, increasing shared commitments and impact, improving program quality, and supporting social and emotional learning (SEL) skills will be highlighted.

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  • 2020 BOOST Conference

    April 28, 2020 - May 1, 2020 | Palm Springs, CA
    Join one of the largest, most recognized, and comprehensive global convenings for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming, and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

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  • Educator Preview Nights at the Indiana State Museum

    May 5, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    The Indiana State Museum is offering a chance to preview one of their newest exhibits - "Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis" - before your field trip. The exhibit is geared for students in grades 5-12 and adults. There will be an educator guide and additional resources available to best assist teachers, students and chaperones before, during and after the field trip. Museum staff and partners will be available to ask questions during the preview. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Visitor Services at 317.232.1637.

    Learn More About the Exhibit

  • Extend Student Learning at the Indiana State Museum

    May 8, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    In the midst of the current addiction and overdose epidemic, Young Actors Theatre (YAT) takes hope from our community’s young people and from the knowledge that students listen best to messages from their peers. With this in mind, YAT joins the Indiana State Museum to present an original play, by youth and for youth, to address the opioid overdose epidemic by preventing drug abuse in middle- and high-school students. “Love Over Dose” shows young audiences that they are capable of making healthy, informed decisions for themselves and inspires them to do just that. Along the way, we provide clear and relevant information on how young people can help prevent abuse and overdoses in their communities. Reserve your spot by calling us at at 317.232.5598.

    More Info Here

  • Extend Student Learning at the Indiana State Museum

    May 15, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
    In the midst of the current addiction and overdose epidemic, Young Actors Theatre (YAT) takes hope from our community’s young people and from the knowledge that students listen best to messages from their peers. With this in mind, YAT joins the Indiana State Museum to present an original play, by youth and for youth, to address the opioid overdose epidemic by preventing drug abuse in middle- and high-school students. “Love Over Dose” shows young audiences that they are capable of making healthy, informed decisions for themselves and inspires them to do just that. Along the way, we provide clear and relevant information on how young people can help prevent abuse and overdoses in their communities. Reserve your spot by calling us at at 317.232.5598.

    More Info Here