What an amazing day! Thanks to our Keynote, Andrea Hoban, for starting the conference day with a thought-provoking, interactive session looking at our own mindset and how it impacts our daily adventures. This year, we wanted to emphasize helping guide and equip youth with the necessary equipment for them to find their own success, whatever that may be. Andrea emphasized the
importance of knowing your own perspective, how it differs from those you are interacting with, and what our role is in creating the environment that we need to help youth be successful.
After the keynote, attendees continued conversations with one of our 10 Campfire topics, such as Supporting Gender Identity Development and Intercultural Relevancy.
The afternoon had two 2-hour
with options in social emotional learning (SEL), STEM, quality learning environments, policy, and more. Several dozen sat in on Susan Zundels session on Developmental Relationships, looking at the Search Institutes research on engaging youth. Aiko Sato, our partner from Champions in the the Portland-Metro area led a highly praised, Teaching vs Facilitating session.
Additional resources and information will be loaded onto our OAC2017 webpage as they are made available. Thank you to so many for joining us in the adventure and making a memorable experience as we learn from one another.
Join us November 3rd, 2018 for Oregon Afterschool Conference: Express Yourself! Whether its arts, SEL, gender or equity - we want to support every youth in their own expression of self.