Conferences and Training Opportunities
Webinar | Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guide (5/28/20)
May 28, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST
Hot off the press! This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the new Summer Activity Guide resources. We will dive in to the structure and various elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons. We will also discuss the unit themes and all of the exciting content you can look forward to this summer!
Kindness, Empathy, and SEL (6/1)
June 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST
Students come to us with their own emotions, triggers, and trauma. When students see respect, empathy, and kindness modeled, they are more likely to respond in similar ways; but it is not enough to just model social and emotional skills, these must be strategically and continually taught. Join BOOST Cafe for tools and resources to support students through kindness, empathy, and SEL learning.
Webinar | Keeping Youth Engaged this Summer (6/2/2020)
June 2, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST
Youth development programs are serving youth using a mix of approaches this summer, including in-person, virtually, or take-home activities. Regardless of the approach, programming will be most effective when positive youth development is practiced. This webinar will address a range of practices and tips for ensuring that your programming is engaging and fun. We will discuss how to use the new Summer Activity Guide and other resources in order to effectively engage with youth through different delivery models. We will discuss ideas for modifying in-person programming to ensure the health and safety of your youth. Lastly, we will cover tips and tools for driving youth engagement through virtual programming and address ideas for maintaining consistent connections with youth through digital programming and take-home programming.
Webinar | Summer Activity Guide: Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Who I Am” (6/4)
June 4, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST
A chance to dive deeper into the first Summer Activity Guide unit: “Who I Am.” Resource creators Jennifer Bateman and Rachel Green-Wilber join the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network in a conversation to provide ideas and implementation strategies to best utilize the resource. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and will be encouraged to share ideas on how they will use the resource within their summer programming.
Webinar | Introduction to Apple’s Learning from Home Products (6/5)
June 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST
Apple has a suite of free videos, apps, and books to facilitate remote learning. You are invited to a webinar to learn about Apple's Learning From Home, resources your programs can use to create engaging learning experiences from anywhere this summer.
**Note: Apple hardware (e.g. iPad, iPhone) is required to access these resources.**
Wallace Foundation: Navigating COVID-19 for Nonprofits: From Financial Triage to Scenario Planning
Watch Now! In these unprecedented times, nonprofit organizations can be challenged by unstable staffing structures, sudden changes in service delivery or capacity, or loss of revenue in the short- and long-term. This webinar by Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) addresses these and other challenges, identifying key areas for organizations to focus on, including:
• Grounding financial decision making in data and your values
• Understanding your current financial position and what current resources are available
• Adapting and utilizing resources available for immediate response
• The webinar and slide deck also offer guidance and links to essential tools on the Strongnonprofits.org website, a partnership between FMA and Wallace.
The featured speakers in the webinar are:
• Hilda Polanco, Founder and CEO, FMA
• Gretchen Upholt, Lead Consultant, FMA
• Lucas Bernays Held, Director of Communications, Wallace (moderator)
Webinar | Addressing Education Equity Through Service Learning (6/17/20)
June 17, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST
This free service-learning webinar is focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number four, Education Equity.
Virtual PBL Workshop from Magnify Learning (6/22 – 6/24)
June 22 - June 24
Teachers: Do you want to inspire your students, eliminate boredom, and transform your classroom? Magnify Learning can help! We offer Project Based Learning professional development workshops that teach you how to use the Project Based Learning (PBL) framework to create authentic learning experiences in the classroom. Our workshop equips you with the skills to create a PBL unit customized for your students, and designed around standards and Employability Skills (21st Century Skills). The workshop is a great fit for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators!
Webinar | Navigating the Transition to Kindergarten and School-Age Care (6/23)
June 23, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) Navigating the Transition to Kindergarten and School-Age Care research brief illuminates the importance of out-of-school time (OST) environments in supporting the needs of families at this time and identifies systems-level considerations to facilitate successful transitions. Join us to learn more about this online resource, along with information from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE).
During this webinar, you will be able to do the following:
• Be introduced to the NCASE research brief, which provides systems- and program-level strategies for supporting transitions.
• Explore information and resources from NCECDTL and NCPFCE to support successful transitions to kindergarten.
• Learn about and share practices and resources to support the kindergarten and OST program-transition process.
Who Should Attend?
This webinar is designed for state-, territory-, and tribal-level professionals, including Child Care and Development Fund administrators; statewide afterschool network leads and National AfterSchool Association-affiliate staff members; 21st Century Community Learning Center leads; child care resource and referral agency personnel; and other training and technical assistance professionals. Providers may also find the information useful.
2020 Indiana School Health Conference (6/23/20)
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.
Rise Up for Equity: A VIRTUAL Summit on Community Schools and Family Engagement (6/1-6/26)
June 1, 2020
Brought to you by the Institute for Educational Leadership, Rise Up for Equity: A Virtual Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement is a field-building, personal and professional development experience designed to reinvigorate the spirit of attendees and equip them with confidence and capabilities in key knowledge areas. Starting on June 1st, there will be 20 days of plenary, workshop, and deep-dive sessions! The virtual summit offers the best of both worlds, combining the content, networks and expertise from IEL’s flagship events, the Community Schools National Forum and the National Family and Community Engagement Conference.
Become immersed in multiple events, learn more about innovative and proven practices, approaches and research from grassroots to systems efforts to co-create equitable communities. You no longer need to choose between experiences - participate as your schedule permits and/or watch a recording at your own convenience.
Virtual PBL Workshop from Magnify Learning (7/20 – 7/22)
July 20 - July 22
Teachers: Do you want to inspire your students, eliminate boredom, and transform your classroom?
Magnify Learning can help! We offer Project Based Learning professional development workshops that teach you how to use the Project Based Learning (PBL) framework to create authentic learning experiences in the classroom. Our workshop equips you with the skills to create a PBL unit customized for your students, and designed around standards and Employability Skills (21st Century Skills). The workshop is a great fit for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators!
2020 BOOST Conference (10/26-10/29)
October 16, 2020 - October 19, 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.
Statewide (Free) Restorative Practices Train the Trainer
Peace Learning Center, in partnership with DMHA, has created a FREE train-the-trainer program for schools across the state of Indiana. Each participating school will send a small team who will:
• Receive 5 days of training and will emerge as trainers, capable of training the rest of your staff
• Receive all training materials and resources
• Create a restorative discipline plan to help move your practices from punitive to restorative
• Be connected to a cohort of other schools to learn from and share resources
• Receive support and consultation from Peace Learning Center
This Fall 2020 Cohort training will take place in September 2020 - November 2020 at 1101 E. Market St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. If you are in Central or Northern Indiana, there will be sessions held near you in the spring of 2021 or fall of 2021.