National Geographic Explorer Classroom
August 2 | Online
National Geographic has designed a set of Explorer Classrooms for summer learning programs in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Your program can connect learners with National Geographic Explorers, bringing science, exploration, and conservation to life through live video events. Register for the session on August 2 at 9am CT and find the Educator Guide to help students brainstorm questions.
Governor's Summit on Innovative Education
August 14 & 15 | Jamestown
Gov. Doug Burgum will host the 3rd annual Summit on Innovative Education in partnership with the ND Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Division to focus on student mental health, addiction and prevention.
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Supporting Students with Anxiety & Oppositional Behavior
August 16, 8:00am-3:30pm | West Fargo
Jessica Minahan will present on intensive skill-building, intervention selection, and creative effective behavior intervention plans. $100 per attendee. Find more information.
STEM2D Industry Partner Events
September 11 & 12 | Bismarck (11th) & Minot (12th)
FHI 360, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, will be hosting 2 training days to encourage business & industry partners to engage with K-12 and afterschool programming throughout ND using STEM2D activities. Industry volunteers will receive training & support to implement these activities into area classrooms and afterschool programs. Contact Network Lead if your afterschool program is interested in participating.
Lights on Afterschool
October 24 | Nationwide
Join afterschool programs across the nation for the 20th annual Lights on Afterschool to shine a light on afterschool and the positive effects it has in communities. Find program ideas and register your Lights on Afterschool activities. For a limited time, KIND is donating 150 Simple Crunch & KIND Kids snacks to programs who register! You must complete the full registration form & supplies are limited.
Afterschool Quality Coaching Book Study
October 16 - November 20
Online meetings each Wednesday from 1-2pm
This virtual course is your how-to toolkit for building & sustaining a coaching practice that helps supervisors in afterschool settings how to coach their staff to continually improve the quality of their program. Training time is 12 total hours (6 hours instructor-facilitated discussions and 6 hours reading & homework assignments. Participants will receive 2 publications with their $50 registration fee- Get some GUTS, Coach by Jill Jackson ($14.95 value) and How to Coach Teachers to Teach (Almost) Anything ($95 value). Registration now open.
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