SEEDS of Relationship-Based Infant-Toddler Caregiving
December 9, 10, 11 | Fargo
SEEDS of Learning is a set of Early Childhood Professional Development frameworks using a train-the-trainer model and coaching support that caregivers need to create supportive, caring, and productive interactions with children.
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Safety & Security: How to Develop and Align Your Afterschool Safety Plan
December 12 | Webinar
What will you do in an emergency? Join the U.S. Dept. of Education's You for Youth (Y4Y) Technical Assistance team as they walk you through developing a program safety plan that meets local and national standards. Discuss best practices for safety planning, aligning your host organization's current safety protocols, and hear from 21st CCLC programs. Free but
Youth Work Legislative Advocacy 101
December 12 | Webinar
Elected officials need to hear from you & the youth you serve to understand what you do to help young people positively develop their unique skills and talents. This live, online training offered by YIPA- Youth Intervention Programs Association is available December 12 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm central time. Although this training is specific to Minnesota, fundamentals will be covered that apply to any state so you can confidently navigate the legislative process and spark social change. Free but
Building Compassionate Schools
Jan 7, March 5, April 21 | Fargo
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) recognize the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and understand the systemic impact of chronic stress. TSS helps all students feel safe so they are ready to learn. Building Compassionate Schools will expand the discussion to systems & policies in your building that impact trauma sensitivity. Explore if your systems & policies support a trauma sensitive environment.
Family and Community Engagement in STEM
January 22 | Webinar 2pm CDT
How do we help close the gap rather than increase the opportunity gap in STEM with family engagement? How can we make sure that every parent feels confident & has the resources to support their child in STEM? How do we reimagine family engagement as more than a one-time, end-of-program event? In this conversational webinar, Linda Kekelis, Advisor for the Family Engagement Project at STEM Next Opportunity Fund, will share bright spots, lessons learned, and resources for supporting families in STEM from OST programs in various settings across the country.
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Quality Management Practices: SEL for Managers and Administrators
February 19, 2020 | Webinar 1pm CDT
How can programs create a culture that supports continuous social and emotional learning? Join the Weikart Center's design team to explore how managers & administrators can create environments that support adult SEL skill development, so that those adults can create environments that support SEL skill development in young people.
for free webinar.
Beyond School Hours Conference
February 26-29, 2020 | Orlando, FL
National conference for educators and leaders serving K-12 studnets in school, afterschool, summertime and beyond. Hear from powerful keynote speakers, exhibits that engage and inform, and over 200 content-rich workshops.
National Afterschool Association Convention
March 15-18, 2020 | Washington, D.C.
Join over 2,300 out-of-school time professionals for networking, learning and inspiration including special events, workshops, daily keynotes, and interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals & emerging and current leaders of afterschool.
Youth Voice & Leadership
March 18 | Webinar 1pm CDT
The most meaningful way to support SEL skill development in youth is to share power with young people in school and afterschool programs by elevating youth voices. This webinar will focus on strategies to incorporate youth voice and provide youth with meaningful leadership roles.
for free webinar through Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Crisis Prevention in the Classroom
March 19 | Fargo
Opening session with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. Keynote speaker Dr. Ross Greene will discuss Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) based on the premise that challenging behavior occurs when demands & expectations exceed the child's capacity to respond. Focus is put on identifying the skills the child is lacking with the goal of helping the child to solve problems rather than modify behavior through rewards or punishment. $30 Early Bird Registration through Jan 31.
Info & Registration
April 28 - May 1, 2020 | Palm Springs, CA
Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for afterschool, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. This annual event will boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools & resources that will inspire you to create change.
Save the Date! 2020 ND Out-of-School Time Conference
July 28 - 29, 2020 | Fargo
This 2-day learning opportunity for any out-of-school time professional will focus on social emotional learning, student & parent engagement, 21CCLC, STEAM, and more! Registration will open Spring 2020.