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Conferences and Training Opportunities

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  • Virtual Project-Based Learning Workshop with Magnify Learning (6/21-6/23)

    June 21, 2021 - June 23, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Do you want to inspire your students, eliminate boredom, and transform your program or classroom? Join with other educators to learn the nuts and bolts of PBL through live, fully interactive virtual workshop sessions! Magnify Learning's Project Based Learning professional development workshops teach you how to use the PBL framework to create authentic learning experiences in the classroom. This virtual workshop equips you with the skills to create a Project Based Learning unit customized for your students, and designed around standards and Employability Skills (21st Century Skills)…while also practicing e-learning skills! This online workshop is a great fit for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators.

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  • In Their Voices: Students Speak with Secretary Cardona (6/24)

    June 24, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Chalkbeat will put student voices front and center with a virtual event titled In Their Voices: Students Speak with Secretary Cardona. The first part of this event will feature student panelists from Michigan, New York, and Tennessee, who will talk candidly about how the pandemic changed their learning experiences over the last year. They will also have the opportunity to ask Secretary Miguel Cardona questions about the policy changes they would like to see happen within their communities. Following the student panel, Sarah Darville, Chalkbeat’s national managing editor, will interview Secretary Cardona about the reopening of schools, as well as the upcoming school year. She will also hit on other big topics that have emerged this school year, such as racism and how history is taught. Please RSVP to this free event, in partnership with EdTrust, to receive the streaming information ahead of time.

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  • Helping Kids Be Kids: Leveraging Unstructured Play and Experiential Learning for SEL (6/24)

    June 24, 2021 | 2:30 PM EST
    Join the American School Health Association for this webinar. Kids need more time to learn alongside peers, explore, and simply be kids! Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) developed innovative partnerships with fifteen schools to increase unstructured free time and experiential learning at school through policies, systems, and environmental changes to support the whole child. We learned that the power of play and experiential learning was key to unlocking our children’s greatest potential. Discover ways to make the most of what you’re doing and leverage physical activity, play, nutrition and health education as vehicles for social-emotional learning!

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  • NCASE Webinar: Supporting and Promoting Mental Health in Out-of-School Time (6/30)

    June 30, 2021 | 2:00–3:00 PM EST
    Join us as we explore the NCASE voices from the field brief, which shares research and information on the current mental health needs of school-age children, their families, and the OST workforce. We will also learn about state and local initiatives that promote positive mental health and social and emotional development, and consider and share practices and resources to meet the demand for mental health supports at different levels.

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  • IAN Experiential Webinar Summer Series: Engaging Families in Your OST Program with Calvalyn Day (6/29-7/1)

    June 29, June 30, and July 1 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
    The research is clear. Programs with a strong family engagement focus have better outcomes for students that similarly funded and attended programs without family engagement. That means there is a good reason to focus on families. However, there are natural challenges to creating a strong family component for out of school time programs. In this 3 part series, Calvalyn Day will walk you through creating a family engagement program that will support your program for years to come.

    Connecting with families of varying ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds isn’t just a nice thing to have, it’s essential. Using strategies that are research based that have been successfully implemented in programs across the country, you will leave with a family engagement plan you can use right now. Whether you’re new to OST programming or just need some new tools, this series and The Collaborative Care Framework will prepare you for family engagement in 2021 and beyond.

    Come prepared to gain strategies for your biggest family engagement challenges. This webinar is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Strategies provided will include tools for in-person, digital and community based participation. This series is presented by the Indiana Afterschool Network.

    Session 1: Parent and Family Engagement 101
    No more random acts of engagement! We’re going back to the basics so you can stop wasting time and energy on activities that your families don’t want or need. In this session we’ll use the years of data on family engagement, and the most current trends to help you meet the needs of your families. Come with the logistical challenges your program faces and get ready to create a family engagement plan that will meet the needs AND fit your budget.

    Session 2: Communication by ANY means necessary
    It’s a common complaint. “They won’t answer the phone!” But no relationship can survive without communication. So we’re using every tool we can to make communication efficient and effective. Want to use social media? We’ll cover it. Not sure how to get the information from families that you really need? Got it! In this session, you will add to your communication toolbox with practical strategies to make healthy two-way communication a natural part of your program.

    Session 3: Courageous conversations and conflict resolution
    Conflict is a natural part of any relationship, but it doesn’t have to damage your OST program. In this session, we’ll tackle how to have the hardest conversations with staff, students and families. We’ll cover conversations around race, challenging behavior and more. PLUS you’ll have time to practice so you’re ready for the real deal.

    About the Presenter(s):
    Calvalyn Day achieved a master’s degree in educational counseling from Indiana University, and has practiced as a school counselor in elementary, middle and high schools in Indiana. Calvalyn is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and consultant, as well as a nationally published author. She has trained thousands of educators and parents and worked in direct youth and family care for over 15 years.

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  • MCCOY | Power Hour: Creating & Sustaining Safe Spaces for Youth (7/13)

    July 13, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST | Virtual
    Safe spaces allow youth to thrive within their environments-in the classroom, a OST program, or other youth space. If you want to demonstrate that you are a welcoming human for ALL students, you must start with diligently creating and mainlining an environment that tells them they belong and are safe within your presence. This presentation will address how oppression in its various forms (zero-tolerance policies, forced assimilation, disenfranchisement, etc.) separates one from one's right to self-actualization. Participants will also explore how various policies and systems within traditional education continue to impede the self-actualization of students.

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  • IAN Experiential Webinar Series: Positive Behavior with Calvalyn Day (7/13-7/15)

    July 13, July 14, and July 15 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
    Behavior management is an important component of any out of school time program. But as children reach the teen years, there’s no room for sticker charts. Helping teens use their natural desires for autonomy and control, out of school programs can shift into the role of coach, guide and mentor to support healthy boundaries while maintaining a program that is enjoyable for everyone.

    Using a trauma-informed approach to behavior management, which focuses on developing skills, participants in this session will draw upon existing research from experts such as Dr. Ross Greene and his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach. Participants will gain additional tools to use to promote positive behaviors as well as to address typical and atypical problem behaviors that may present themselves in the out of school setting.

    Come prepared with your real life problem behaviors and leave with strategies from a mental health consultant that you can put to work immediately. This webinar is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. This series is presented by the Indiana Afterschool Network.

    Session 1: WHY Do They Do That? Understanding Adolescent Development
    Teens and tweens may seem like aliens, but much of what they do is a normal part of development and evidence that they are on the right track to adulthood. During this session, we’ll take a trip back to the wonder years to get a foundation of brain development and how to help set the stage to launch teens into adulthood.

    Session 2: Problem Behaviors and Creative Solutions
    Even some ‘normal behaviors’ aren’t appropriate for your OST program, so you’ve got to be ready to intervene. In this session, you’ll identify which behaviors to be concerned about and how to support your teens and families in getting the help they need. With a strong focus on collaboration with teens, you’ll gain strategies that will work in your program and that you can share with families too.

    Session 3: Stop Teaching, Start Coaching
    Caring for teens can be like a tug of war, they want constant control, but the adults are still holding on. In this session, we’ll look at how to prepare your staff to coach, mentor and guide teens and tweens while helping them gain the skills they need to be successful throughout life.

    About the Presenter(s):
    Calvalyn Day achieved a master’s degree in educational counseling from Indiana University, and has practiced as a school counselor in elementary, middle and high schools in Indiana. Calvalyn is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and consultant, as well as a nationally published author. She has trained thousands of educators and parents and worked in direct youth and family care for over 15 years.

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  • Annual Indiana University Education Conference (7/13-7/15)

    July 13 - July 15 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
    How is Indiana faring one year after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and what are the long-term implications for community partners and providers to bolster the perception of education and training beyond high school. Every year the Education Conference spotlights topics impacting the school experience and gathers sought-after experts influencing pivotal advancements in education. No other conference in the midwest provides access to such highly valuable resources for educators and administrators. Get registered below.

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  • Virtual Project-Based Learning Workshop with Magnify Learning (7/19-7/21)

    July 19, 2021 - July 21, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Do you want to inspire your students, eliminate boredom, and transform your program or classroom? Join with other educators to learn the nuts and bolts of PBL through live, fully interactive virtual workshop sessions! Magnify Learning's Project Based Learning professional development workshops teach you how to use the PBL framework to create authentic learning experiences in the classroom. This virtual workshop equips you with the skills to create a Project Based Learning unit customized for your students, and designed around standards and Employability Skills (21st Century Skills)…while also practicing e-learning skills! This online workshop is a great fit for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators.

    Register Today