LIST OF WORKSHOPS OFFERED UNDER EDUCATORS TRAINING
PROJECT-BASED PLANNING (CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT)
This workshop will focus on project-based learning as designed by the Buck Institute for Education. Seen as the Gold standard in project-based learning, this research-based model will assist staff in delivering long-term project-based learning in an engaging and fun way. Participants will learn the art of developing strong goals and focus on strengthening skills that encourage learning
MEETING THE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
This session will offer staff an understanding of the 4 developmental needs of children: physical, social, cognitive, and emotional. Participants will also explore the multiple intelligence model and how to infuse them into everyday activities.
DARKNESS TO LIGHT: STEWARDS OF CHILDREN
Dignity of Children® supports Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children curriculum, which is an evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention training. In this training, your staff will learn how to identify, prevent and handle reported instances of child sexual abuse. In addition, they will also learn about New York's child abuse identification and reporting law.
PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
This session teaches staff the art of creating a comforting and welcoming environment that is fit for parents. Staff will learn how to work with families to support the development of children who are in the program.
These are the 21st century skills that will be explored in this training:
CREATIVE INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
This session will empower staff to design environments that support children’s creative niche (i.e. singing, writing, photography, drawing, acting, etc.) Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of how to use a creative process to develop a curriculum that meets the developmental needs of their children.
BUILDING YOUR CLASSROOM FACILITATION SKILLS
This workshop will focus on teaching your staff the art of designing an after-school classroom environment that maintains children's engagement at all levels in small or large group settings. Staff will build their bag of tricks to maintain sanity and keep your participants engaged.
SAFETY & SUPERVISION
This Workshop will focus on identifying risk factors, raising awareness, and reviewing the policies and procedures. Develop best practices in supervision and assessment.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE QUALITY SELF-ASSESSMENT (QSA) TOOL, THIRD EDITION
Workshop will focus on clear quality standards and ongoing program assessment are central to building effective and sustainable afterschool programs. Improving afterschool program quality must begin with a commitment on the part of practitioners to examine their programs with a critical eye. A quality program is one that is reflective, willing to improve, change and grow, and believes in successful outcomes for its participants.
The workshop will focus on understanding the different abilities of children. Identify individual strategies for supporting children with special needs and develop behavior plans.
We will focus on developing strong conflict resolution skills. This is a critical component of healthy childhood development. These skills lay the foundation for lifelong success. We will establish systems for managing their emotions and problem solving and with others.
CREATING A LEARNING CULTURE
Although COVID-19 will continue to affect our lives, our children deserve now more than ever to grow academically, both in the classroom and at home. This session will discuss creative ways in which we can encourage our children to explore their interests organically, based on theories of Self-Directed Education that allow children to engage in self-chosen activities rooted in their natural curiosities. When provided with an environment that encourages learning, children have the capacity to thrive in their educational pursuits.
This workshop will explore the nature and the impact of trauma. Staff will not only identify the paths to recovery from traumatic life experiences, but also learn to recognize the signs and the symptoms of trauma in themselves and others within an organization, which will help prevent stressful experiences causing trauma at work. Everyone taking part in this training will leave feeling confident about integrating trauma-informed knowledge into policies, procedures, and practices, and will have the tools to maintain their newly established resilience to trauma.
REAL TALK! DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR OUR KIDS' SAKE
Through conversation with others, we get to develop our capacity to understand the world and develop our self-worth and purpose in life. This workshop will explore how we can create a learning culture in our classroom, where children and youth learn how to be in communication with others to develop their emotional intelligence and their critical thinking skills. We will introduce techniques to keep children and youth in communication about world issues and things that matter to them most. Our intention is to build children and youth sense self-worth, communication skills and literacy skills.
CREATING A VIABLE CODE OF CONDUCT
Staff will learn how to create an environment that is beneficial to the health & safety of children. This session will focus on the creation of safe spaces, professional boundaries, physical affection and staff conduct with members, etc. Review of Child Abuse Mandated report regulations.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT WITH COACHING AND GUIDING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR
This workshop will assist staff in learning how to create a classroom environment where children are cooperative and engaged. It teaches strategies on managing children without subjecting them to harsh punishments, threats, and time-outs.