Sneak Peak – Workshops we’re planning for the 2018 School’s Out, Make it Count Conference

Are you registered for the conference yet?

You won’t want to miss the amazing workshops we are preparing for Saturday October 20th School’s Out, Make it Count Conference.  Here are a few descriptions so you can start planning your day:

STEM: Grand Canyon University’s workshop Decoding STEM

STEM is more than just an integration of academic topics – it is a unique approach to teaching and learning that centers on higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving. By incorporating Cryptography and the Caesar Cipher wheel, attendees will learn how Computer Science strategies can support in the development of math skills while solving a mystery. Decode the characteristics of quality, integrated STEM instruction in a “hands-on” approach.

Social Emotional: All Emotions are Acceptable- All Behavior isn’t by Tessa Brock with Child-Parent Centers

Working in an Out-of-School Time program is incredibly rewarding… and sometimes very challenging!  Do you ever wonder, “what ELSE can I do?” when it comes to challenging behavior?  In this lighthearted and informative workshop, participants will have hands on opportunities to gain skills and insights into the students they work with, and for themselves, while addressing real life scenarios.  This session will discuss brain development, self-regulation and strategies to support adult self-awareness and positive child behavior.

Afterschool 101: ACES  by Megan Stogner and Colin Dooner, Touchstone Health Services

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that can have serious, long-term impacts on a child’s health and well-being by contributing to high levels of toxic stress that derail healthy physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Everyone working with youth need to know what ACEs are, why ACEs matter, what can be done and where you can get more information.

Leadership: Defeating Burnout by Corey Pruitt with ChangeSparx

Research indicates that organizations with engaged staff outperform those without engaged staff by 202%, however only 33% of U.S. workers are engage. Using a creative blend of dynamic stories, advanced psychological research and immediate application, Corey shows OST Leaders how to increase engagement, retention, performance, and productivity of staff using psychological drivers of engagement. Applying engaging hands-on activities and role-play situations, Corey shows you how to engage staff as well as how to increase staff performance and productivity through research-based psychological drivers of engagement.           

Program Development: Exploring a Word of Literature through Drama by Katie B’ Jarvis and Korbi Adams, Childsplay Theatre

In this workshop participants will use their imaginations to explore a picture book with the Childsplay education team. Childsplay will lead participants through the book, sharing tactics, activities, and strategies for engaging students in the story. Visual, aural and kinesthetic learning are used to develop a deeper understanding of literacy concepts and improve reading, writing and language skills. Participants will experience activities that pair literacy standards with drama strategies to create strong semantic connections to the definition and use of new words. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with and reflect upon all activities in this highly interactive workshop and will leave with new tools and strategies that can be applied in their classrooms.