Quality

Conferences and Training Opportunities

Upcoming

  • Webinar: Techbridge Girls Creating Culturally Responsive STEM Programs

    January 28, 2020 | 3 PM EST
    Participants learn to develop and facilitate STEM activities that are culturally responsive to youth in their programs. Building strong cultural identities help youth feel confident and proud of themselves and the communities they live in. Grounding STEM learning in youth’s cultural identities helps youth make connections to how STEM relates to their lives and demonstrates how STEM can help solve problems in youths’ communities. In this interactive webinar, you will reflect on what you know about your youths’ identities and learn culturally-responsive strategies that will make STEM meaningful for ALL youth in your programs. Primary Audience: Program providers and staff; Secondary Audience: State Network Leads.

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  • IYI Youth Worker Cafe: Blackford County – the E-Cigarette Epidemic

    January 28, 2020 | Blackford High School, Hartford City, IN
    Free for participants. Breakfast is provided. Contact Alison Palmer ([email protected]) with questions.

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  • Calling all Equity Champions 1.0 – Keys to Responding to the Gaps in Indiana’s Pipeline to Success

    January 29, 2020 | 12PM - 1 PM | Remote
    This session is designed to apprise participants of the current Hoosier educational landscape as it relates to equity. Drawing upon recent findings and trends incorporated into the 2019 Equity Report produced by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), the presentation will break down existing college and career readiness and success gaps through race & ethnicity, geography, sex, and socioeconomic status. Moreover, targeted initiatives that are facilitated by CHE to eliminate equity gaps will be shared as well as time dedicated to highlighting the work of partners who are implementing effective practices to close equity gaps with their students.

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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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  • The Afterschool Roadshow

    The Indiana Afterschool Network is partnering with 21st Century Community Learning Centers to host a series of trainings for afterschool professionals, called The Afterschool Roadshow.

    The first roadshow series - Dive Into Quality - will focus on how you can use IAN’s quality toolkit to address some of your program's biggest challenges. Administrators, site coordinators and support staff can all benefit from these interactive sessions, which will cover best practices and strategies in self-assessment, using the online Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning, and how our newest resource for the field, My Afterschool Locker, can support your organization.

    We hope you can join us and connect with other 21st Century Community Learning Centers and other fantastic afterschool programs in your region:

    Jan. 23, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
    City Life Center
    225 W. 5th Ave.
    Gary, IN 46402

    Jan. 29, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST
    Vigo Co. School Corp. Admin Building
    686 Wabash Ave.
    Terre Haute, IN 47803

    Jan. 31, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    MCCSC Administration Building
    315 E. North Dr.
    Bloomington, IN 47401

    Feb. 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
    Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart
    1027 McPherson St.
    Elkhart, IN 46514

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  • Calling all Equity Champions 2.0 – Developing Your Equity Plan with Inclusion, Data and Practical Tools

    February 19, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM | Webinar
    A follow-up to Calling All Equity Champions 1.0, on Jan 29, 2020.

    Register Today

  • 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.

    More Info Here

  • 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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  • The State of the Child: Using the Latest Data to Strengthen Your Program

    February 26, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM EST | Webinar
    Join this State of the Child 2020 webinar to learn about the top challenges for kids in Indiana and what we can do to ensure all Hoosier kids thrive. You will hear critical data from the newly released 2020 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, as well as best practice research on successful approaches to key issues. Through a robust and data-driven discussion, participants will be empowered and equipped with the information needed to inform policies, practices and decision-making to continue making positive change for youth in 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

  • More than Their Scores: Tackling Test Anxiety with Our Youth

    March 18, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM EST | IYI Webinar
    The presentation will address age appropriate test anxiety reduction interventions across elementary, middle school and high school grade levels. The purpose of the presentation is provide practical and relevant tips to educators working with academically anxious youth including: a.) applicable takeaways/strategies b.) preventative behavioral evidence-based emotional regulation coping skills that are grounded in mindfulness and c.) practical ways to help academically anxious youth shift from a fixed to a growth mindset when performing under pressure.

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  • 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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  • Conditions for Learning: Preventing and Responding to Stress Levels of Students

    March 25, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM EST | IYI Webinar

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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.

    More Info Here

  • 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.

    Learn More Here

  • 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

  • 2020 Indiana School Health Conference

    June 23 - 24, 2020 | Indianapolis, IN
    Since 2008, the Indiana School Health Network has been getting to the heart of school health by assembling key stakeholders, thought leaders and subject matter experts for the Annual School Health Conference. This conference provides people who are passionate about school health an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, and collaborate with others who truly want to make a positive impact on school health in Indiana.

    Learn More Here