Conferences and Training Opportunities


  • Dimensions of Success (DoS) Certification Training (1/26-1/27)

    January 26-27, 2022
    Dimensions of Success (DoS) is an overarching framework that defines key aspects of a quality STEM learning experience. DoS forms the backbone of a suite of tools and guides designed to help out-of-school-time programs improve the quality of their STEM offerings.

    DoS was developed and studied with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) by The PEAR Institute, along with partners Educational Testing Services (ETS) and Project Liftoff. The DoS suite of tools allows researchers, practitioners, funders, and other stakeholders to track the quality of STEM learning opportunities and to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses.

    The Dimensions of Success observation tool is a validated research tool, with a validation paper published in Science Education.

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  • The Trauma Stewardship Educators Mini-Summit (2/2)

    February 2, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
    The Trauma Stewardship is hosting an education mini-summit for anyone in the education field who is feeling exhausted, decision-fatigued, or feeling like you can never do enough.

    Participants will come together to interrupt any isolation around the trauma and overwhelm of being in this field, during this time. Participants will be addressing tactical strategies for sustaining each other, while being honest about the structural and systemic challenges we face. Together we’ll map a way forward through the end of this school year, and beyond.

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  • Child Care Answers: Cooking Matters Workshop (2/16)

    February 16, 2021
    Child Care Answers joins Indy Hunger Network to offer an online Cooking Matters Workshop opportunity. This is a great opportunity for individuals to join and learn about saving time in the kitchen, healthy recipes, dealing with picky eaters, and saving on money on groceries. Cost is free!

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  • MCCOY Webinar: Trauma 101 (2/22)

    February 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
    This foundational training is anchored in the understanding that we are all holding, carrying, and processing trauma. We know that some populations, however, are more vulnerable to trauma exposure. Participants will be invited to hold this tension, along with the acknowledgement that while there are patterns & trends in folks' responses to trauma, people experience it and its effects in different ways.

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  • Beyond School Hours Conference 2022 (2/23-2/26)

    February 23-26, 2022 | Orlando, FL
    Beyond School Hours is a national conference that brings professionals from across the nation for a 3-day professional learning experience. This experience includes variety of hands-on workshops, nationally recognized keynote speakers, networking events, and strategies that will further your professional development.

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  • MCCOY Webinar: Dominant Narrative Training (3/15)

    March 15, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
    As advocates we are often confronted with language and assumptions that reinforce trauma and injustice. This training digs into our embedded cultural stories and how they affect our day to day experiences. We'll break down the current narrative undergirding our American and Midwestern ideals and discuss the effects on our communities. We will also explore a counter-narrative, one that builds healthier, more just communities.

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  • 2022 National Afterschool Association Convention (3/20-3/23)

    March 20 - March 23, 2022 | Las Vegas
    The stakes are high! As afterschool professionals and leaders, you're equipping yourself or others to prepare young people for a world we can only imagine. Come share your ideas and explore innovative and proven practices. Challenge yourself to explore new perspectives, make key connections, and build lasting relationships that will strengthen the afterschool field and the profession. Are you ready to go all-in? fSave the date for:

    • Inspirational speakers + showcases
    • Dynamic Learning Expo with over 100 exhibitors
    • 10+ hours of professional learning sessions

    Registration opens September 15, 2021.

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