Professional Development & Events

Be Part of the Impact

Professional Development & Events

Be Part of the Impact

Events

Afterschool Quality Coaching Program Summer 2021

July 13 – August 17, 2021

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 every Tuesday from July 13 – August 17, 2021. 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

CREDIT/HOURS:

  • Early Childhood/Afterschool Professionals: Approved for 6 hours through Growing Futures if all sessions attended and final reflection completed.
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Events

CLASS: Classroom Assessment Scoring System

Multiple Trainings & Dates

The ND Afterschool Network supports implementation of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) quality evaluation tool, currently being utilized in ND K-3 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. Additional resources, training, coaching, and supports will be added based on need and interest.

July 21, 2021: myTeachstone Demo for ND 21CCLC Teachers & Staff

August 23-24, 2021: Coaching with myTeachstone

October 5, 2021: K-3 Intro to CLASS

Available On Demand: K-3 CLASS Primer for Teachers & Staff (Access course here.)

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Events

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

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Events

Lights on Afterschool

October 28, 2021

Lights On Afterschool is the largest nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the nation each year. The events draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students and families and send a powerful message that more kids need quality afterschool programs.

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Events

Afterschool Quality Coaching Program Spring 2022

March 15 – April 19, 2022

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 every Tuesday from February 2 – March 16, 2021. 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

CREDIT/HOURS:

  • Early Childhood/Afterschool Professionals: Approved for 6 hours through Growing Futures if all sessions attended and final reflection completed.

Registration opening Fall 2021.

Events

ND Out-of-School-Time Conference

Save the Date! August 2-3, 2022

DESCRIPTION: The 2021 ND OST Conference was held vitually June 29-30, 2021. Attendees will be able to access session recordings until September 30, 2021. 

Watch for details on the 2022 ND Out-of-School Time Conference to be announced throughout the 2021-22 school year! Interested in presenting or helping to plan the conference? Contact afterschool.seec@k12.nd.us 

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Previously Held Events

ND ACRES: Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM

Events

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.

CREDIT: 

  • 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)

ND ACRES: Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM

Events

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.

CREDIT: 

  • 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)

ND Quality Standards Feedback Session

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

Afterschool Quality Coaching

February 2 – March 16, 2021

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 every Tuesday from February 2 – March 16, 2021. 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

CREDIT/HOURS:

  • 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.

CLASS 101

CLASS 101

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

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.

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Afterschool Quality Coaching Program

Afterschool Quality Coaching Program

Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 2020

The Afterschool Coaching Book Study is for program supervisors who support staff working directly with students in afterschool settings. Participants learn about the coaching process and how to improve support for staff in classroom management, behavior management, student engagement, and lesson delivery. This 6-week study is held each Spring & Fall, including monthly internal coach training calls and fidelity checklists to support staff in their program…

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Contact Us

Hi! I’m Kristin and I am the ND Afterschool Network Lead. If you are looking for more information on how to bring or better afterschool programs near you, shoot me a call or an email!

(701) 446-3195
kristin.knorr@k12.nd.us

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Contact Kristin today to learn how we can put your community’s students on the path to success, together.

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