2019 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference Workshops
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Check out what we have in store for you at this year’s conference! All this PLUS a dynamic keynote, the Awards of Excellence, exciting exhibitors hall, and complementary lunch.
Session time slots may change, please check your program guide the day of the event.
Workshop Descriptions | Session 1 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
No Limits Thinking
We all face adversity and struggle. It is what we do with the adversity and struggles that help make us unique. As a child, Brian Bogart experienced a traumatic live changing experience. Needless to say, he never let what could have been a lifelong handicap slow him down. Lessons Brian learned early in life: focus, discipline and pro-activity are the ointment that binds to success and challenge what we believe about human capability. Learn how to view the world through his lens and remove the limits we place on people and situations. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV.
Spark a Movement and Grow your Program with Social Media (LDR)
People are social beings by nature, so it is no wonder that social media has consumed both our personal and professional lives. The Grassroots Social Media and Digital Marketing Workshop will take participants through the development of strong and effective social media profiles as well as strategies to maximize profile growth and targeted reach. Social media profiles do not have to have massive budgets or dedicated digital marketers to be successful and effective. If something is fun, interesting, or relevant to their lives, people will pay attention and engage. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. V, VI, VII.
Connect, Create, and Collaborate using Movement, Sound, and Dialogue
Happi Price, Improv2Improve
We are all affected and effected by movement, sound, and dialogue every day while interacting with our surroundings. Experience and learn how we influence and impact each other through creative expression, verbal and nonverbal communication, and high energy engagement derived from the visual and performing arts. This interactive workshop will address group management, teamwork and social/emotional learning. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, III, IV.
Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em, Robots
Shawn Hardina, Innovation Tech, LLC
Ever wonder what robotics curriculum is right for your OST program? In this workshop you’ll learn about robotics programs that include engineering, programming, and have FREE curriculum and resource. Get ideas on using robotics as an innovation and education opportunity for your OST program. Find out how to use robotics to engage your community, recruit and retain students, and to generate new revenue. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. III, V.
Get on Your Feet: Movement and Learning
Katie’B Jarvis, Childsplay
Explore Science, History, and other core subjects through drama with Childsplay Theatre! In this interactive workshop participants will get up on their feet and learn tips and tricks to strengthen student comprehension using their whole bodies, and most importantly, their imagination. By using their bodies and kinesthetic movement students are able to cultivate deeper connections between the subject matter and the world around them. Improvisation, tableau, character development and storytelling are just a few of the drama tactics taught in this highly interactive workshop. Participants will leave with new activities to engage students with new material and to review information from past programs. K-4, 5-8. I, II, IV.
Engaging the Community to Support Students’ Passions (LDR)
Christina Hawbaker, Support My Club
Too often it can be difficult to fund student activities with all of the stipulations surrounding donations. It can take a long time to actually reach the students and donors may not know what their donations are really assisting with. Support My Club, a free online fundraising platform for high school extracurricular activities, not only shortens the process of connecting community donors to students, but promotes students getting actively involved in their own neighborhoods. This presentation will show you why it doesn’t take multiple platforms or efforts to gain support for students, just a simple message and a little enthusiasm! 9-12. V, VI.
Create Healthier Habits for a Healthier Life
Chesa Mendez, Habits & Lifestyles
Whether you want to practice self-care, set a goal, or help your youth make better life choices; you need to create healthier habits to feel better emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Uncover and understand the autonomy of habits and their roles in our lives. Learn the important role habits play in personal and professional lives by leading youth through the steps needed to create and maintain healthier habits. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, III.
Youth Development (101)
Tere Obrochta, Association for Supportive Child Care
Even though we were all young once that doesn’t mean we understand how youth develop now that we are adults. This workshop focuses on basic Youth Development emphasizing Moral Development in youth. What is your role in youth’s social/emotional development as an Out-of-School Time program staff member. Participants will have an opportunity for reflection and role playing as you learn how to adapt activities to meet the differing needs of your program’s youth. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, III.
Teaching with a Twist
Amy Evans, You Can Do the Cube
Join us as we explore ways of using the Rubik’s Cube in your program with students. The Rubik’s Cube not only provides a challenge for students, but it also provides an opportunity for collaboration, creative thinking and problem solving. Participants will gain resources to help implement standards-based lessons. Participants will also have a chance to win some Rubik’s Cube merchandise throughout the session. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, III.
Wallace Hudson, One∙N∙Ten
This is an LGBTQ 101 training in which we overview basic LGBT terms, definitions, statistics and what it means to be an ally. Then, we go into how the participants can incorporate this information into their daily lives in order to make their programs safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT folk. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV.
17 Things Emotionally Resilient Educators Do (LDR)
Dr. Bryan Harris
In order for children to grow into successful adults, they need to become resilient. Resiliency is that ability to “bounce back” after setbacks and to persist in the face of adversity. Adults (especially educators) need to develop resiliency skills too. This interactive, fun, and strategy-filled session will offer educators techniques, methods, and strategies that will help them develop and refine their own resiliency enabling them to be better supports of the youth we work with. K-4, 5-8 9-12. I, II, VI.
You for Youth (Y4Y)
Learn how to design hands-on projects and move from a driving question to a culminating event to a reflection on learning. Find strategies to move project-based learning into practice, including setting project goals and keeping projects student-centered. Learn how to sustain your project over time and how to document your project’s progress. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. III, VI
Zach Wentz, MBA, SHRM-SCP
As a program leader you may have working with youth down to a science. You may be stellar designing great activities for engagement. But maybe the whole Human Resources (HR) world is mystifying and confusing—and possibly the most challenging part of your job as a leader. Come to this fun, engaging workshop to talk about some of the biggest struggles in HR seen in OST programs and get your burning HR questions answered by a pro. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. VI.
Things That Fly
Gary Alpert, The Fly Guy AZ
In this hands-on workshop we’ll make a straw glider using straws, paper clips, and index cards. Participants will learn about the forces that affect things that fly thrust, weight, lift and gravity. Each participant will leave with a glider and a lesson to take back with them. K-4, 5-8. II, III.
Helping Kids to Own and Solve Their Own Problems
Larry Kerby, Kerby Seminar Group
What if you never had to listen to tattling again? What if you created an afterschool program full of problem-solving kids (and staff)? What would that do for job satisfaction? Come laugh and discover why kids don’t take ownership of their problems, to help kids own and solve their own problems, how to create a tattle free environment, and how these skills can help both kids and staff create a problem-solving culture. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV, VI.
Workshop Descriptions | Session 2 11:15 AM- 12:15 PM
Being Kind in the Digital Age
Ashley Brannon, The Be Kind People Project
As a comprehensive youth development program, The Be Kind People Project serves youth wherever and however they learn. Our unique evidence-based programs provide an innovative framework for youth development that helps students effectively understand, link, and apply social, emotional, academic, civic, nutrition, physical, wellness, leadership, online, and character education. This workshop emphasizes intentional programming with a focus on #CyberSkills which educates and inspires students and teachers to practice the skills of The Be Kind Pledge online. With the foundation being respect, responsibility, and safety online, this innovative workshop offers research, discussion, and practical application surrounding the issues of cyber-bullying. K-4, 5-8. I, II, III, IV.
Stop the Bleed
Tammy Eydeler, Stop the Bleed
As featured on 60 Minutes! The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder. Become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency and become the beginning of the trauma care chain of survival. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I.
Groovin’ to the Music 3.0
Kami Kerby, Kerby Seminar Group
One of our most popular workshops is back and better than ever and guaranteed to get you groovin’! Good music has the power to change your mood and the environment of your program. Music unites people and enhances learning opportunities. In this workshop, you will walk away with ideas of how to use music to establish routines and make quick easy transitions. You will also walk away grooving to the music and movement games and activities to make your job easier and more enjoyable! K-4. II, III.
There Are No Bad Kids
Happi Price, Improv2Improve
We all have had that kid that’s disruptive and distracting in our class that we wish could just stop misbehaving or miss a couple days, but they always show up. What can we do? How can we reach those kids on a different level? Come engage in a resourceful and meaningful workshop that addresses intentional ways to develop healthy behavior. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, III, IV.
Social Emotional Learning through Play
Heather Checky & Kara Largent, Playworks
In this interactive workshop we will be teaching the importance and value of social emotional learning and how it can be directly connected to play. Attendees will walk away with tools to implement play at their sites and how to debrief those activities by directly linking them to SEL skills like decision making, self-management and teamwork. Attendees will receive an electronic copy of our recently released Playworks SEL Game Guide. K-4, 5-8. I, II, III, IV.
Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Lucia Arteaga, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
This presentation addresses the teen suicide epidemic at both statewide and national levels. Explore what to do when someone talks about ending their life, tools that help alert us to the warning signs and learn about risk and protective factors for youth suicidality. 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV.
Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World
Ngan Pham, Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a global nonprofit on a mission to close the gender gap in technology. Come learn through hands-on activities and find out how to engage your youth in this endeavor. K-4, 5-8 9-12. III, IV, V.
Understanding and Supporting Student Differences
D.D. Carr, Educate and Love
Individuals will participate in a hands-on experience that will help them connect to students with unique needs. We will talk about ways to adjust environment and approach to meet the needs of both students and staff supporting them. K-4, 5-8. I, II, IV, V.
“Help Me, Help You” – Jerry McGurie
Courtney Sullivan, Executive Director AzCASE
You know AzCASE as the organization that puts on that wonderful conference you attend every year. Have you ever wondered what else can we do? Come join this casual, round-table style session to learn about the ways AzCASE can support your program and help us develop new offerings and supports to increase the access and quality of Arizona’s OST community. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. VI, VII.
Lori Robinson, CARE 7- City of Tempe
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. Trauma-Informed Care is a global movement committed to realizing the widespread impact of trauma in our communities, recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma and responding by incorporating this knowledge into organizational culture, policies and programs. Through identifying ACEs and acknowledging their impact, we can offer individuals the opportunity to enhance the quality of life in our community. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV, V.
Jose Urteaga, St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
At St. Mary’s, we can’t fight child hunger without help! In this presentation we will talk about our current partnerships and how they are making an impact across the state, as well as how to join the fight in eliminating child hunger. We would like to end the presentation by having an open, group discussion about barriers to implementing the programs and how we can work together to overcome them. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. V.
You for Youth (Y4Y)
Explore the history, benefits and importance of family engagement in 21st CCLC programs. Learn about nine steps you can take to ensure a successful family engagement program. Go step-by-step through planning and implementing a family engagement plan that aligns with your program’s goals and families’ needs. Get tips, tools and examples to help you overcome common challenges. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. III, V.
Sneaky STEAM: Carnival of Creativity
Angela Prestinario, Stratum Limitless LearningSpark creativity, inspire ingenuity, excite education! What’s more fun than circus and carnival games coupled with food, entertainment, and education? Learn about circus history, the games, performers and animals that make it so much fun. Taste and learn about the science behind how cotton candy and popcorn are made, engineer a circus tent and trapeze artist. Bring the games to life by playing carnival game challenges, inventing how to make and market your own candy and stuffing your very own carnival animal. K-4, 5-8. III.
Great Games for Small Spaces
Jason Jamison, Covering the Court, LLC
Come learn and experience several dynamic games that are ideal for physical education teachers and after school program providers challenged with working in limited spaces with multiple students. During the session, participants will discover how to implement activities that keep kids active and engaged, recognize how to modify games to fit within limited spaces and how to innovate additional activities from popular games. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, III, IV, VI.
STEM Ready-Problem Solving with a Purpose
Cori Araza & Marni Landry, K-12 STEM Outreach – Grand Canyon University
Participants will experience an engaging lesson that will allow them to see the incorporation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math working together to solve a problem with a purpose. This session will include the integration of STEM instruction, emphasizing data collection, analysis, mathematical strategies and global awareness as the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations will be involved in the activity. Participants will review and identify state standards that were incorporated into the activity, including a discussion of 3-Dimensional science instruction. The session will end with a group brainstorm on how to incorporate STEM integration into the participants’ current units of instruction. K-4, 5-8 9-12. I, II, III, V.
Workshop Descriptions | Session 3 1:15 PM- 2:15 PM
Building Powerful Relationships, the Lifeblood of Every Program (101)
Adam Brooks, Youth Awareness and Safety
Come laugh, engage and discover simple and effective tools to great relationships with the youth in your program. These tools are easy to master, and you can use them immediately. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, III, V.
Self-Injury Among Youth
Morgan Phillips, Teen Life
This workshop will cover a description of self-injury and its prevalence among youth, types of self-injuring behaviors, how to assess teens who are engaging in self-injury, safety planning and how to have conversations with teens about self-injury. This workshop will give parents, school staff, and service providers the tools to best deal with this issue and how it interacts with suicidal behavior. 5-8, 9-12. I, II.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Chess
Wendi Fischer, First Move Chess
It’s not about Kings, Knights and pawns, but rather patterns, possibilities and problem solving! Come play along and see how easy it is to use chess to develop your students critical and creative thinking skills. In this hands-on workshop you will learn why chess is such a powerful tool, and try activities that increase pattern recognition, logical reasoning, and thinking ahead. It’s easy, no chess knowledge required. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. III, V.
Start a Robotics OST
Michelle Okun & Jake Okun, A.C.E. Robotics
This program is geared to teach any staff how to run a STEAM class in an out of school program. Staff will learn how to start their own robotics program and get support. Youth learn how to fundraise, how to talk in large groups, how to use the engineering design process to be creative, how to program and additional tools. Let’s expose students to all the possibilities to encourage them to pursue future education in the STEAM fields. Ask questions and get support to start your program within the year. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. III, V.
Experience It – By Doing: STEM Experiential Learning
Tom Fraker, Tonto Creek Camp
This creative and interactive workshop develops knowledge in areas to give staff the tools to succeed. There are interactive group discussions and creative experiential lessons. Also learn how afterschool can have Outdoor STEM Centered Education Program delivered to program. 5-8, 9-12. III, V.
LitART START: Increasing Literacy in After School Participants
Paul Ahrens, Lit ART
Learn 15 fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing strategies that support social emotional learning and literacy development in after school settings. The session features ways to use curated collections of diverse award-winning books including picture books, informational texts, chapter books, poetry, graphic novels, and biographies to engage learners and promote literacy. In addition, participants learn fun ways to increase participation using interaction strategies such as Attention Getters, Celebrations, word games, creative response techniques, and sharing strategies. Participants receive a workshop packet that includes literacy activities, booklists, and other helpful resources. K-4, 5-8. II, III.
Digital Citizenship: A Framework for Afterschool Providers
Victoria Saylor, Common Sense Media
All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. In this workshop, explore the latest trends in digital media and how to integrate digital citizenship lessons into your afterschool programs. Learn how to give the youth in your OST program take on real challenges and digital dilemmas that they face today, giving them the skills, they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens tomorrow. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, III,V.
Embracing Cultural Differences
Phoenix Indian Center
Cultural competency is a key component of any quality OST program. In this session participants will explore various aspects of American Indian Culture and diversity. You will leave with tools to provide individual support to fit the cultural context our current society. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, III, V, VI.
Beyond Bulling: Creating Supportive Cultures
Kari Knutson, Knutson Speaks
Moving beyond just a definition of and emotional reaction to bullying, this presentation talks about prevention. We will discuss how we can create caring communities and positive climates in our afterschool program. We will discuss what bullying is and what it is not and identify ways to tell the difference between normal conflict and bullying; how we can help to empower children to stand up when they see others being victimized; and what effective anti-bully programs look like. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV.
Walk, Listen and Learn
Debra Ives, The Walking Classroom
Attendees will Walk, Listen and Learn! Experience the benefits of exercise with respect to behavior and cognitive function. Attendees will receive handouts that include listings of podcast subjects, a summary of staff and student survey feedback, and data about how The Walking Classroom supports academic enrichment, character value education, increased physical activity, and health literacy and healthy habits. K-4, 5-8. I, III, VII.
Training the Managers of the Future (LDR)
Jeremy King, Kid Zone – City of Tempe
Get on the Management Track- Program Managers are the key to program success, so how to do train the next generation of managers? Join Arizona Ambassador for Afterschool Jeremy King for an interactive look at the process of training the managers of the future. This session will dive into the process of building managers from both the administrative and site manager level. Walk away with a tangible plan to implement in your own site or program. K-4, 5-8. II, VI.
Unconscious Bias (LDR)
Krista Watson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Phoenix District Office (AZ, NM, UT)
This is not discrimination. As much as we like to think of ourselves as logical, rational people, the truth is we are not always aware of what motivates many of the decisions we make. Unconscious bias, based on impermissible things such as race, gender, age, religion and disability, can influence many of the employment decisions our managers and supervisors make. Learn how it works and discover strategies for combating unconscious bias and minimizing its influence in the workplace. . K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, IV, VI.
Use the Empower Standards to Create Wellness Superhero’s
Bonnie Williams, Arizona Department of Health Services
Learn how you can use the Empower standards to improve the health of the children, families and staff that you serve. Learn how you can implement staff teambuilding, improve family engagement, reduce challenging behavior, and help children learn – all by using Empower! Whether its obesity, bullying, ACES, or other trending topics that gets your attention, empower help to address these. Using the Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs, learn how Empower is not only compatible but supportive of those efforts. Come to this session and learn how easy, yet important it is, to implement the Empower standards. Learn how to be an Empower superhero in this interactive session and how to make Empower come alive for your program. K-4. I, V, VII.
Game On: Manage Students Effectively
Jason Jamison, Covering the Court, LLC
In this high-energy, interactive workshop, participants will experience a variety of interactive games that demonstrate how to manage students effectively. Participants will acquire effective large group management techniques, best practices for providing instructions and starting and stopping activities effectively, and tools for dealing with difficult behaviors and providing positive reinforcement! K-4, 5-8, 9-12.II, III, IV, VI.
Master Your Emotions
Larry Kerby, Kerby Seminar Group
Yelling at your program’s youth is a choice. So is getting frustrated with them. You do not get angry at what your program’s youth do. You get angry at what you tell yourself about what the youth do. Learn how to apply the tools necessary to create transforming relationships with the youth in your program. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV, VI.
Workshop Descriptions | Session 4 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Foundations of OST = Key to SEL
Annie Middlemist & Shannon Smith, Sanford Harmony
Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning for youth. It promotes success in school and life and is vital to your OST program. In this session, Sanford Harmony will help you to set your program’s SEL base, define different SEL skills as well as the short- and long-term effects. Arm yourself with this information to build a solid SEL foundation in your OST program. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV.
What’s EQ Got to Do with It? Using Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Positive Outcomes for Communication and Relationships
Kari Knutson, Knutson Speaks
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a powerful tool that can inspire how you see and respond to the world around you. Developing EQ can have a profound positive effect on you as a well as the people you work with. In this fun and engaging session, you will not only gain a better understanding of what EQ is, you will also learn practical ways to incorporate EQ into your work with all kinds of people and leave with valuable tools that you can use immediately. You will also be able to analyze some of your most important relationships at work and in your personal life. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, IV.
Networking 101: Building a network before you need it
Julie Euber, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Networking can be awkward. Without a roadmap, it can be hard to know if it’s even making a difference for you and your career. In this session you will learn best practices, begin formulating a plan to make the most of networking opportunities and practice your new skills. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, V.
Creating Safe Spaces: Drama as a Tool for Building Community
Katie’B Jarvis, Childsplay
Learn techniques designed to foster and build community. Drama activities align with 21st Century Learning Standards to create unique and powerful opportunities for students to build relationships, practice collaboration and learn to express their thoughts and ideas. Experience group-centered activities designed to equip students with the tools to begin exploring difficult topics as they create an open and safe space in which to learn. Engage with and reflect upon all activities in this highly interactive workshop and leave with new tools and strategies that can be applied in your program. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV, V.
Defining Masculinity: How Guy Talk is Changing the Dialogue
Patrick Polanco & Rick Zamorano, Child & Family Resources, Inc
Guy Talk Facilitators will lead professionals, through several of the activities in the Guy Talk curriculum, highlighting the influences of society in shaping unhealthy masculinity. With this framework in mind, Guy Talk research questions and evaluation design will be presented, along with lessons learned regarding recruitment and incorporating technology into the implementation of this program. 9-12. II, III, VII.
Using Rangolee Art in Elementary Math Education
Participants will learn about the mathematics involved in traditional folk art from India called Rangolee. Then they will get hands on experience in using Rangolee designs. Worksheets include activities such as counting, adding, multiplying, coloring, fractions, geometry, symmetry, making graphs. Materials will be provided. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. III.
You are the Difference! Why our work in Out-of-School Time is so Important (101)
Manuel Padia, Produce Positivity
During this session, we will use a series of optical illusions to discuss the important roles that we as Out-of-School Time Professionals play in the lives of our students and participants. We will discuss working in collaboration with other groups, being “present” every day, how we help entire families and communities, and much more in a fun and interactive discussion! Session attendees will leave the session with the following takeaways:
- A better appreciation for the importance of after school programs and positions
- A better understanding of the impact that we make on young people as after school staff
- Be re-energized and motivated to take on the rest of the year because they have been reminded of just how amazing their job is! K-4, 5-8, 9-12. II, III, V.
Raising A Reader
Kat Willard & Mollie Bailey, Southwest Human Development
This is an informative session that will highlight Raising a Reader and how it can be used to promote family engagement, early literacy, and school readiness for children from birth to kindergarten. Raising A Reader is the most independently evaluated national literacy program, and one of the few reaching families and children. Raising A Reader is designed to help families of young children develop, practice, and strengthen their child’s development through embedding language and literacy concepts into daily life and reading at home. In our workshop we will utilize a power point to introduce Raising A Reader and talk about the literacy crisis in Arizona. We will use a video that shows clips of a Raising A Reader workshop as well as parent’s input of the program. We will facilitate discussions about early literacy and its importance as well as family engagement. We will share books and craft activities that are used in Raising A Reader workshops. K-4. II, III, V, VII.
Sports-Based Group Mentoring: Strengthening Relationships through Soccer
Jessica Nance & Michael Vaughan Cherubin, U.S. Soccer
This workshop will explore an evidence-based program model that use sports as an approach to deliver effective empathy-based mentoring. Presenters will review the intentional design behind the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program and the Coach-Mentor Blueprint tool, which serves to support coach-mentors a framework to create intentional, positive relationships with their players. Participants will walk through various aspects of the Soccer for Success model and learn the importance of the mentor’s role. Participants will walk away with methods and tools to improve their own mentorship initiatives. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, III, IV.
Introduction to 21st CCLC
You for Youth (Y4Y)
The Introduction provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. Learn about program history, benefits and the importance of following the laws, regulations and guidance when planning, designing and sustaining your 21st CCLC program. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. VI, VII.
In Good Hands: Designing Space Gloves to Protect Astronauts from Hazards
Lori Rubino-Hare Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University
Attendees will gather data about materials and their properties to design a glove that will be functional and also protect an astronaut from hazards such as cold, dust, and impact. This new curriculum is part of the NASA-funded Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) project (NASA #NNH15ZDA004C). This high-quality STEM curriculum is research-based and easy to follow. Learn about units that integrate engineering and planetary science. See how to access them, engage in a sample activity, and find out about online educator support materials involved with the NASA-funded project. 3 &4, 5-8. III, IV.
Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope
Angel Cancino, Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary RESILIENCE reveals, Toxic Stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune.
Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting‐edge brain science. RESILIENCE, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in Pediatrics, Education and Social Welfare are using cutting edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from insidious effects of Toxic Stress – and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, V.
Individual Registration – $110.00
Groups of 10 or more – $95.00/per person