Workshops

 

 

WORKSHOP LEGEND

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Leading with Head and Heart
ALEAH ROSARIO, DIRECTOR OF CAPACITY BUILDING, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL-AGE CONSORTIUM, OAKLAND CA

Those in leadership positions have a responsibility to both lead and manage. By taking time to understand the differences between the two, we can take steps to cultivate both. Join us to explore how leaders create safe, supportive environments by modeling self-awareness, interpersonal skills and growth mindset in how we lead and manage. By aligning one’s deep inner values with action, managers, directors and coordinators can apply a type of leadership that embodies social-emotional learning, models good character, and activates the head and heart.

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Social-Emotional Learning, Building Character and Enhancing Quality
ALEAH ROSARIO, DIRECTOR OF CAPACITY BUILDING, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL-AGE CONSORTIUM, OAKLAND CA

To thrive in school, work, and life in the 21st Century, young people need to be able to assess their own skills and behaviors, work with others, and persist in the face of challenges. Just as we want young people to be socially conscious citizens and well prepared for productive careers, staff must model social-emotional and character capacity. This session will introduce participants to social-emotional and character skills that expanded learning programs are well positioned to support, and their relationship to the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs in California. Participants will be able to articulate what social-emotional learning and character skills look like in youth and identify strategies to create environments where young people believe, “I am, I belong and I can.”

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Summer Gains: Deepening Summer Programming Impact
ALEAH ROSARIO, DIRECTOR OF CAPACITY BUILDING, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL-AGE CONSORTIUM, OAKLAND CA

All children deserve opportunities to learn and thrive in a variety of settings and year-round. Unfortunately for many, quality learning opportunities during the summer months are scarce. In this workshop, participants will explore the reality of summer learning loss, especially for low-income children and youth, and learn elements of high-quality programs that have the biggest impact. Participants will walk away with tools and ideas to help begin or strengthen their commitment to continuous improvement and ensure young people experience high-quality summer learning opportunities.

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Changing Lives, Saving Lives
BRUNO MARCHESI, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS, SACRAMENTO, CA

Participants will learn more about the Healthy Behaviors Initiative in California and have access to free resources to develop exemplary practices in healthy eating, physical activity and food security.

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Quality Standards in Action
BRUNO MARCHESI, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS, SACRAMENTO, CA

Participants will explore the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs and dive deep through an interactive session of examples, best practices and networking on how to successfully implement the quality standards into action at the site level.

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Youth Engagement Through Voice and Leadership
BRUNO MARCHESI, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS, SACRAMENTO, CA

In this interactive workshop participants will discuss and practice the importance of building opportunities for youth voice and leadership as a way to engage program participation. Participants will walk away with new ideas, best practices and tools to intentionally incorporate youth voice and leadership into their existing programming.

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Youth Development – How Understanding the Adolescent Brain Contributes to Flow in the Classroom
CARLOS SANTINI, VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS, AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS, LOS ANGELES, CA

Brain research give us special insight into how understanding the adolescent brain can be foundational in engaging youth, understanding root causes of behavior, and improving effectiveness as an instructor, providing for a more profound program experience for middle school youth. Staff will receive key insights into how incentives, motivation, participation, and behavior are rooted in stages of brain development. In addition, Staff will reflect on research findings and apply strategies to specific site and classroom situations/scenarios.  Engagement begins with understanding!

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Think Outside the Survey Box: Creative Ways to Solicit Youth Feedback
COREY NEWHOUSE, FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, PUBLIC PROFIT, OAKLAND, CA

Break out of the survey box! There’s more than one way to learn what youth think, care about, want to do, or have learned in your program…. so let’s use them! In this session, participants will learn about verbal, kinesthetic and visual ways to solicit young people’s input through hands-on practice and review of our comprehensive implementation manual for youth work professionals. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify 2-3 creative strategies for data collection in their programs, understand their pros and cons and have a list of next steps for implementing these methods.

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Youth Outcome Goals Clinic
COREY NEWHOUSE, FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, PUBLIC PROFIT, OAKLAND, CA

Through small group work, interactive activities and full group discussion, we will identify good (measurable, manageable and meaningful) youth outcomes and possible ways to measure them in your summer program.  Please bring your ideas for your summer program goals (these could come from a list of key program activities, a vision statement, key grant requirements, or what you urgently want to make happen for your youth regardless of your grant requirements) to use as a guide to develop your own youth outcomes. By the end of the workshop, participants should leave with some concrete examples of good youth outcomes and ways to monitor and measure them.

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Dabbling in the Data: Hands On Data Analysis Activities for Teams
COREY NEWHOUSE, FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, PUBLIC PROFIT, OAKLAND, CA

Nonprofit organizations are called to demonstrate impact and to engage in data-informed continuous quality improvement. Too few have the capacity to engage with data in a meaningful way, often because staff lack formal training and confidence in their own abilities. Dabbling in the Data is a user-friendly guide to participatory data analysis methods that any organization can use. By making the most of our natural abilities to detect patterns and make conclusions, Dabbling turns data analysis from a dreaded chore to a mission-critical conversation. In this hands-on workshop, we will share several participatory data analysis techniques that evaluators or program teams can use to stimulate robust, data-driven conversations.

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Data Informed Program Planning
COREY NEWHOUSE, FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, PUBLIC PROFIT, OAKLAND, CA

Planning with data in mind is one way to ensure that your program is achieving what it has set out to do. Participants experience the continuous quality improvement process – assess, plan, and improve – through participatory data exercises, small-group planning, and targeted goal setting.

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The Art of Coaching
FRANK ESCOBAR, MANAGER OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, VISALIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, VISALIA, CA

Is motivating your staff sometimes more difficult than motivating your students?  If so, you’re not alone! The Art of Coaching aims to help you uncover your leadership style, build the capacity of your staff and create a program culture that inspires a high-performing team and a high-quality program.

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The Power of Why
FRANK ESCOBAR, MANAGER OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, VISALIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, VISALIA, CA

So often when we share with others what we do in our work, we leave out one thing – why we do it.  In this session we will seek to uncover our personal and professional “Why” in what we do in life.  Come ready to reflect, to explore and to connect our passions to our visions!

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Bring Your Club to Life!
FRANK ESCOBAR, MANAGER OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, VISALIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, VISALIA, CA

Are you struggling to keep your students engaged in your enrichment club/s?  Are you spending too much time on behavior management during club time?  If so, maybe it is time to bring your enrichment club/s to life!  Join us and uncover the secrets to offering highly-engaging and dynamic clubs through the use of real-world elements and the 6 keys to providing an experience vs. an activity in your enrichments.

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Success in the Middle Matters!  Understanding Interests of Middle School Youth to Purposefully Design Meaningful Learning Experiences
MICHELLE PERRENOUD, PROJECT COORDINATOR, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, LOS ANGELES, CA

Students in the middle grades face unique challenges in the transitional years between elementary and high school.  Programs also face distinctive challenges while striving to meet the needs of this age group.  Learn about research on youth and practitioner perspectives’ regarding what makes a program attractive and the conditions that foster young people’s desires to attend and participate.  Boost your overall effectiveness by designing or transition your afterschool expanded learning activities/program into a thriving learning zone.  The workshop will move at a quick pace offering dynamic opportunities to connect, learn, and share while identifying needs, challenging roadblocks, learning about resources, and constructing solutions.

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Expanded Learning and the Quality Standards:  Do you know how your job contributes to the larger picture?
MICHELLE PERRENOUD, PROJECT COORDINATOR, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, LOS ANGELES, CA

There is a lot that goes into making a quality program so that young people can have a quality learning experience at the site-based level.  Your innate talent and experience are important and being part of a team who is committed to quality is essential.  To do this well, everyone needs to be grounded in the vision for California Expanded Learning Programs and understand the Quality Standards that focus specifically at the site level (point-of-service).  These standards and your practice are fundamental to the quality experience youth in your program will have.  Come find out how your work contributes to the overall success of our field and the quality we bring to the lives of those we serve.

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Social Emotional Learning:  Staff Practice, Youth Skills and the Active Ingredient – Developmental Relationships
MICHELLE PERRENOUD, PROJECT COORDINATOR, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, LOS ANGELES, CA

Social Emotional Learning and Skills Development are important tools for navigating experiences and promoting success in life.  These skills are powerful predictors of important youth outcomes such as academic achievement, work readiness, and positive self-esteem.  However, without developmental relationships and intentionally designed experiences, youth are challenged to get there on their own.  Come learn about the staff practices that make the difference and learn how important YOU are in the development of your students and their SEL skills.

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Common Core Success – Making the Most of Summer Time
NAZANEEN KHALILNAJI-OTTO, DIRECTOR OF THE SUMMER MATTERS CAMPAIGN, PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH, OAKLAND, CA

These are great times for summer learning.  The Common Core delivered a mandate that k-12 education provide the type of learning – with collaboration, communication and critical thinking – that good summer programs have been doing for years.  Come explore how programs across the state are being intentional about Common Core practices, how you can make your programs more intentional, and why and how you can talk about your added value with school leaders.

Participants will be able to identify what good programs are doing to support the Common Core, outline how they can be more intentional about supporting the Common Core, and describe key messages to effectively communicate with school leaders about the good things they are already doing.

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Cool Spins on a Hot Summer Culture- Creating a Unique Program Culture
NAZANEEN KHALILNAJI-OTTO, DIRECTOR OF THE SUMMER MATTERS CAMPAIGN, PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH, OAKLAND, CA

Unique program cultures can be created by delivering simple things in extraordinary ways. Cool Spins on a Hot Summer Culture is an interactive workshop that will provide practical strategies for creating a unique experience for your youth. In this workshop, participants will experience how summer themes, traditions, and spirit connect with learning goals to make programs relevant and interesting. Participants will leave with tools and resources as well as having practiced putting together some of the core elements that make summer learning feel like extraordinary experience for youth “campers.”

Participants will be able to describe the key elements that create a unique program culture, and apply some key elements of a unique program culture to construct a model program experience for students.

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Take on a Growth Mindset and Shift Your Practice from Behavior Management to Behavior Coaching
REBA ROSE, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR LEARNING & STAFF DEVELOPMENT, BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE PENINSULA, MENLO PARK, CA

Staff will explore the concept of a growth mindset as they take on techniques for promoting healthy choices and reinforcing positive behaviors. This is a shift from being only an adult controlled or managed environment. Instead, staff take on the role of coach and guide students to reflect on their behaviors and “self-correct”.

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Facilitative Leadership: promoting youth engagement and leadership
REBA ROSE, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR LEARNING & STAFF DEVELOPMENT, BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE PENINSULA, MENLO PARK, CA

Staff need to build our leadership skills so that we can model confidence and promote leadership skills with young people in our programs. Staff will practice these skills and explore strategies for taking youth skills to the next level.

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Coaching Staff to Implement High Quality Programming
REBA ROSE, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR LEARNING & STAFF DEVELOPMENT, BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE PENINSULA, MENLO PARK, CA

Site Leaders can ensure programs are implemented effectively by coaching staff as a regular practice. This training will share tools and a model for giving staff feedback and supporting them in strengthening their skills to positively impact program quality.

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Creating The Ideal “Out-of-Sight” Coordinator in Expanded Learning
RAY TRINIDAD, DIRECTOR OF HIGH TECH MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHULA VISTA, CA

This Workshop will focus on preparing Site Coordinators to become stronger supervisors, managers and program developers through proven business practices. Professionalism, Execution, Reflection will be at the core of the interactive discussions and activities of this workshop. Topics addressed will also include Critical Conversations, Creating a Sense of Urgency, Teamwork and Trust.

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When #@$! Hits the Fan, Know That You Can!
RAY TRINIDAD, DIRECTOR OF HIGH TECH MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHULA VISTA, CA

This Workshop is centered on Risk Management and Emergency Procedures. Participants will learn the Six Cs when dealing with minor concerns to a major crisis by reviewing scenarios that can happen at a school site. Participants will work together to find solutions and reasonable responses to unexpected issues. Knowing how to handle an emergency is as important as what to do when dealing with the safety of our youth!

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Positive Discipline- Getting IN with Discipline!
RAY TRINIDAD, DIRECTOR OF HIGH TECH MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHULA VISTA, CA

Join this faced-paced and interactive workshop specifically developed for the Expanded Learning movement to help create a positive and productive learning climate at your program. Take advantage of understanding the “Ins” that will “In”-power your staff and “In”-spire your participants! Over the years, this workshop has helped hundreds of Expanded Learning programs in California and beyond.

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Mentoring Matters
MARCUS STROTHER, COORDINATOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SACRAMENTO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, SACRAMENTO, CA

In today’s society, many of our young people are being put into situations they just can’t understand. Having a mentor to guide them through these times is vital. This conversation is about understanding the relationship necessities of being a mentor. We don’t choose to be a mentor, young people choose who their mentors are. Understanding this very point, is the beginning of building a relationship that becomes a mentoring relationship. Participants will be provided with tools for creating mentoring programs, establishing a mentoring network and trainings that can be used for adults and peer mentoring methods. The ideology behind mentoring is much bigger than small touches, once a week and through this workshop, participants will also understand the importance of being invested in students and the key to “showing up” for students when you become their mentor.

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Self-Care: For YOU and the YOUTH
MARCUS STROTHER, COORDINATOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SACRAMENTO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, SACRAMENTO, CA

As adults, we forget the importance of self-care. We forget that the best you is a rested you. During this workshop, we will work on forgiveness journals, self-care practices and ideology around culture building. The building of a successful culture in the classroom, a school and a community is the first investment in creating successful students. The educational system often invests most of its time on creating programs for youth. I want to provide methods of change that will allow for programming for our adults to be strong, healthy and purposeful adults that work with our students.

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Freedom Writer’s Methodology
MARCUS STROTHER, COORDINATOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SACRAMENTO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, SACRAMENTO, CA

The Freedom Writer’s Diary and the movie Freedom Writer’s is an educational phenomenon. As a Freedom Writer Teacher who works closely with Erin Gruwell, I will provide Freedom Writer instructional methodolgy that can be used in the Expanded Learning space to build relationships, change culture and use writing for healing. During this interactive workshop, we will participate in strategies like the “Line Game,” “Froot Loop Bingo,” and the “Crayon Game.” This workshop will work to build a small learning community that will leave feeling like a family ready to take on the challenges of working with our students, parents and community.

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Extended Learning for the 21st Century!
JEFF SCHMIDT, CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR, SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, SAN JOSE, CA

Participants will learn about key shifts from the Common Core, 21st Century Learning and the “4Cs” (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking) as they can be applied to Extended Learning. Learn how to implement a number of powerful instructional strategies that connect your program to academic content and career preparation.

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Career Awareness, Exploration and Participation for Extended Learning Programs: Connect your students’ skills and interests to potential careers while building “Power Skills”
JEFF SCHMIDT, CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR, SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, SAN JOSE, CA

Career Connected Learning is a continuum of awareness, exploration, preparation, and Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities that allow students to explore their interests, strengths and skills through the lens of potential careers. Participants will learn instructional strategies and resources designed to connect Extended Learning Programs to Career & College Readiness. Learn about the ‘Career Surfer’ App, conducting mock interviews, and much more.

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Break the Code! Creative Coding for Extended Learning
JEFF SCHMIDT, CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR, SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, SAN JOSE, CA

This workshop will address the steps needed to implement a Coding Club for your site. Coding can connect youth to opportunities that will expose them to hands-on learning and increase their awareness of careers in the technology field. Coding also supports the development of math skills and computational thinking while cultivating curiosity and encouraging our youth to inquire, create, and explore.

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