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Professional Development & Events
ND Afterschool Day on the Hill
February 22, 2023
ND Afterschool Professional Learning Community 2022 – 2023
Monthly, September 2022 – June 2023
ND Out-of-School Time and Early Childhood Summit
Save the Date! August 1-2, 2023
Details coming soon…
2022 Materials Available
Lights On Afterschool
October 19, 2023
ND Afterschool: Arts in Afterschool Funding Info Session 2022 – 2023
Recorded August 23, 2022
Using the ND Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs
Recorded August 16, 2022
ND Afterschool: Empowering Kindhearted Kids
Recorded November 17, 2022
Previously Held Events
Afterschool STEM with KEVA Planks!
March 31, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Bring fun and meaningful STEM learning into your afterschool or summer learning program with KEVA Planks! KEVA Planks are a versatile tool for teaching STEM concepts to any age or skill level. This hands-on virtual training will provide activities and lesson ideas including basic instruction for building, team building and engineering challenges.
COST: This opportunity is provided to ND out-of-school time programs at no cost with support from the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative. The first 20 afterschool program sites to register will receive a 1000 Educator KEVA Plank Pack at no cost ($450 value)! We encourage multiple staff per site to attend this training and learn how to use KEVA Planks in your program. A follow-up workshop will be held on May 6 to share how you have used KEVA Planks in your program and learn additional ways to use them in STEM learning.
CLASS: Classroom Assessment Scoring System
July 21, 2021: myTeachstone Demo for ND 21CCLC Teachers & Staff (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for recording)
POSTPONED: Coaching with myTeachstone (Contact email@example.com if interested in this course.)
October 5, 2021: K-3 Intro to CLASS (Note: Registration closed September 27)
Impactful Facilitator Tips: 8 Simple Strategies for Classroom Management
October 13, 2021
“How do I manage kids?” Do you wonder where to begin? Whether you are in the classroom or working in an afterschool program, explore, learn and engage in hands-on activities, personal connections, and strategies to utilize with youth from all backgrounds. We will facilitate dialogue about how to develop strong relationships with youth, lead by example, and inspire your students.
Audience: Afterschool Program Staff, Directors, Site Coordinators and Teachers
Facilitator: Julia Gabor, Mindful Founder of kid-grit
ND ACRES: Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM
April 9 – May 21, 2021
DESCRIPTION: We have created a special lunch and learn virtual professional learning for you to participate in. Participants will come together to learn and to practice two skills. We’ll reflect on how you support youth as they expand and clarify their thinking by diving into the skill of Asking Purposeful Questions and Modeling the Engineering Practices. Our questions create a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. We’ll talk about how we can confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving.
By join these ACRES coaching sessions you will gain first-hand experience with and reflect on ways to incorporate more hands-on activities into your Out-of-School and virtual programs.
DELIVERY: Series will be delivered over 4 live Zoom sessions. Sessions will not be recorded and participants must attend all 4 sessions to receive credit and stipend. Links to join Zoom sessions will be sent out prior to first session.
AUIDENCE: Series is intended for afterschool professionals, STEM teachers, and other out-of-school time educators.
- Educators: Up to 8 hours of cafeteria credit available.
- Early Childhood/Afterschool Professionals: Approved for 8 hours of Growing Futures credit. (Must attend all 4 sessions)
Join the ND Afterschool Network on May 19, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT for an open forum to learn about the first quality standards for school-age, out-of-school time programs in North Dakota. Participants will have the opportunity to review final draft of the standards and provide comments or feedback before the publication is released in June 2021.
DELIVERY: Virtual meeting. The document will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting for review.
AUDIENCE: Afterschool and summer learning program staff, directors, and supervisors, teachers, school administrators, funders, the early childhood field, and any other stakeholder in afterschool is welcome to join.
Afterschool Quality Coaching
OBJECTIVE: The Afterschool Quality Coaching Book Study has been developed for program supervisors who support staff working directly with students in out-of-school-time settings. Book Study will support supervisors in learning about the coaching process to improve support for staff in the areas of lesson delivery, classroom management, behavior management, and student engagement.
DELIVERY: Book Study will be delivered in 6 – 1 hour virtual Zoom sessions. Sessions will not be recorded and participants must attend all sessions live. Participants will be expected to complete reading and practice coaching sessions between each session.
AUDIENCE: Afterschool Program Supervisors & Directors
- Educators: Up to 6 hours of Cafeteria credit.
- Early Childhood/Afterschool Professionals: Approved for 6 hours through Growing Futures if all sessions attended and final reflection completed.
February 24, 2021
What is the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)? How is it being used to evaluate afterschool programs in North Dakota? How can it be used in your program to assess and improve the quality of staff-student interactions?
Join the ND Afterschool Network on February 24th from 1:00pm – 1:45pm to hear how CLASS is being used in ND afterschool programs, learn how to access the tool and resources, and find out how you can use the tool in your program.
ND Afterschool Virtual Forum
October 28, 2020
The ND Afterschool Network is helping to shine a light on the important role of afterschool programs in our community by hosting a special Virtual Forum.
Afterschool and summer learning programs have been integral in responding to the diverse needs of young people as a part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for a conversation around how afterschool has stepped up to support North Dakota’s students, families, and communities. Speakers will include students & parents, along with the following special guests:
Rebecca Eberhardt, ND Department of Public Instruction
Candida Braun, Cheney Middle School, West Fargo
Beth Demke, Gateway to Science, Bismarck
Kayla Erickson, ENCORE, Grand Forks
We invite afterschool programs, businesses, policymakers and the education community to the Virtual Forum to hear from students, families and afterschool program staff about how they are supporting learning and why it’s now more important than ever to keep the Lights on both during and after school.