Schedule Overview

Sunday, September 19

Booth Set-up (for Exhibitors)

8:00am-12:30pm

Exhibits Open

12:00pm-7:00pm

Registration

12:00pm-1:00pm

Breakout Session#1

1:00pm-2:30pm

Breakout Session #2

2:45pm-4:15pm

Breakout Session #3

4:30pm-6:00pm

Michigan AfterSchool – Networking and Reception with Exhibitors Welcome

6:00-8:00pm

Room: Governors Room A-B

Monday, September 20, 2021

Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

Registration

7:30am-8:30am

Breakout Session#4

9:00am-10:30am

Break with Exhibitors

10:30am-10:40am

Breakout Session #5

10:45am-12:15pm

Lunch and visit with Exhibitors

12:15pm-1:25pm

Breakout Session #6

1:30pm-3:00pm

Break with Exhibitors

3:00pm-3:10pm

Breakout Session #7

3:15pm-4:45pm

MAA Round Up

4:45 pm-5:30pm Governors Pre-Function Area

Checkout for CEU’s and SCECH’s

Prizes, Auction and Raffle Winners! And Exhibitors (Please note you do not need to be present to win)

Breakout Schedule Sunday September 19, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

Strong and Gritty

Core Competencies: 5

K-12

How can I become a stronger and more resilient force? How can I fully embrace positive opportunities and struggle well through adversity? How can I be the person who gets out of bed and the universe says, “Watch out, here she comes”? Join this interactive workshop to learn tactics to increase the critical attribute of resilience in yourself and others.

Presenter: Beverlee Wenzel, The ROCK

Zoom and Live Presentation  Room: Peninsula A

Extended Day – The Value of Out of School Time

Core Competencies: 1,4,5,6,8,9

Early El to Late El

Research out of John Hopkins University confirms that all children lose at least two months of learning during the summer and out of classroom (afterschool). In addition, the achievement gap, at 9th grade, between high and low socio-economic students, traces primarily to differential summer/out of the classroom learning experiences over the elementary years.

Focusing on reading, writing and math, students spend 4 hours once a week students engaged in fun learning activities as well as academic activities. Afterschool and Summer Learning is a key to expand classroom learning and provided the backbone of the any academic program. Come join us as we discuss the value of the extended day.

Presenters: Bruce Henson and Dr. Steve Rosenberg, Think Stretch

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Peninsula BC

Self-Care as Organizational Care

Core Competencies: 9,10

Leadership

Self-care is typically framed as the responsibility of staff as the result of inevitable working conditions that require it. This session challenges organizational leadership to take ownership of their role in providing workspaces that are conducive to personal fulfillment, growth, and wellbeing. In this session, you will assess current organizational practices and their impact on staff’s wellbeing. You will also share current best practices and learn new ones to increase staff satisfaction, wellbeing and retention. This session is designed to examine and improve positive organizational functioning and help you shift from a reactive approach to a proactive one 

Presenter: Katherine Spinney Coaching LLC

Zoom and Live Presentation     Room: Tower A 

Using the Michigan Learning Channel to support social-emotional learning (SEL)and STEM education!

Core Competencies: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10

Leadership

The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. This instructional content is based on Michigan’s educational standards is being broadcast on special on-air channels established by each of the participating public television stations in Michigan. During this presentation, participants will join Michigan Learning Channel and WKAR Family Engagement Coordinator, Summer Godette, as she reviews the Michigan Learning Channel’s free K-12 high-quality distance learning content -available via a 24-7 broadcast television channel, streaming service, and robust website with on-demand video and supplemental materials. Participants will dive deeper into the Michigan Learning Channel’s social-emotional learning and STEM content. 

Presenter: Summer Godette, M.Ed., WKAR

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Tower B 

Active Engagement and Creative Curriculum for all Ages

Core Competencies: 5,9,10

Middle School-High School & Leadership

This session will cover engagement activities tailored to all youth. The attendees will learn how to take any curriculum and transform it into a program friendly and engaging experience for all ages. We will use hands on activities to demonstrate how to make any program efficient and successful in person and virtual. 

Presenter: Serina Loftis and Samantha Wolfe, C2 Pipeline      

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower C 

Engaging Students with Computer Science

Core Competencies: 9

Youth Workers

Join this session to learn how computer science clubs can bolster a school district’s learning experience and provide opportunities to students outside of the classroom. A CS club can expose students to career fields, provide hands-on experience, engage community stakeholders, and cultivate interest. In addition, CS clubs can address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in districts and communities. We will discuss important elements for implementing a CS club, explore examples of CS clubs, and investigate available resources for CS clubs.

Presenter: Cheryl Wilson, State of MI -Computer Science Consultant          

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Mackinac A

Mapping Resilience: Simple tools to build critical skills

Core Competencies: 1,2,5,6,7,10

Youth Workers

What are the common threads between resilience work, trauma-informed practices, social-emotional learning, and positive youth development? This presentation will explore the simple but game-changing ways to intentionally link these concepts using evidence-based strategies and new staff practices — all leading to dramatic results, consistently high program quality, staff engagement, and youth success.

Presenter: Kirk Lowis, Portage Community Center

Zoom and Live Presentation  Room: Mackinac BC

Breakout Schedule Sunday September 19, 2021

2:45pm-4:15pm

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

Evaluation 101: Collect the data you need through free/low-cost surveys

Core Competencies: 4,5,6,10

Leadership

The workshop will provide the nitty gritty on how to conduct online surveys. Several free to low-cost platforms will be introduced to the audience. Participants will feel more competent in developing and disseminating their own online surveys.

Presenter: Dr. Jamie Wu, MSU Evaluation      

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Peninsula A

Empowering Students with Voice and Choice: Digital Resources for Whole Child Education

Core Competencies: 2,4,5,7,8,9

K-12

Educators across the state are faced with the increasingly difficult task of supporting 21st century students – students unlike any generation before them. Today’s students navigate a landscape of ever-present technology and social media, peer influences, stress, and mental health obstacles. How do we engage these students in prioritizing healthy choices for themselves? 

This session will provide an overview of learning modules and approaches that support the eight dimensions of wellness, ranging from financial literacy and career exploration to mental health, compassion, and more. Attendees will receive a suite of free digital resources to use with students as well as implementation strategies that extend offline

Presenter: Jill Mailing, EverFi        

Zoom only   Room: Mackinac A 

Incorporating Esports into the AfterSchool Environment

Core Competencies: 2,4,6,7,8

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

The session will provide research, examples, and guidance on adding free esports activities in the afterschool environment to develop the following in students: STEM career interest and knowledge, development of social and emotional skills, relationships with peers and adults, academic success, and communication, collaboration, and emotional self-regulation skills. We take a hands-on immersive experience that kids love and show how graphic design, computer programming, event management, data analytics, shout casting, marketing and so many more skills can be developed while incorporating esports into the OST environment. This workshop will increase skills though project-based learning, 2. Develop social-emotional and self-regulation skills. 3. Gain access to tools to explore career pathways. 

Presenter: Lori Flippin, Great Lakes Bay, Gerald Solomon, Esports       

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Peninsula BC

What’s behind their Words?

Core Competencies: 1,2,5,6,8,9,10

Director, Early Childhood

Learning to look past the words our children are telling us and seeing what is going on in their minds and emotions. Children can have a hard time expressing their thoughts and emotions and we will dive deeper into how we can help them achieve higher communication and how you, as the adult, can teach them tools to help with expression.

Presenter: Alicia Marcos-Birong, Chattergirls   

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower A

Collaborative Partnerships: OST Providers, Schools, and Business/Industries supporting Student Engagement in the Cybersecurity Pipeline

Core Competencies: 2,4,5

Director, Site Coordinator, and Youth Professionals

Providing students with the opportunity to ignite a passion through coding, computational thinking, and collaboration through cybersecurity is very powerful. This experience can lead a student on a path that intersects their passion and their aptitude, which not only ensure they are college and career ready but grows an industry of individuals who are leaders that are dedicated to the safety of Michigan and the Nation. This session will explore: 1. why engaging students in cybersecurity is necessary; 2. how authentic collaboration between government, industry, and education and out-of-school time can supports the cybersecurity pipeline; and 3. what we can do together to give students the opportunity to be part of the cybersecurity leaders.

Presenter: Amanda Stoel, Tamara Shoemaker, & Team, MDE

Zoom and Live Presentation     Room: Tower B

I Count Too: Affirming Students Who Look, Learn, Love and Live Differently

Core Competencies: 5,6,7,9,10

Middle school-High school

This workshop will introduce participants to the “L” students in their schools who look, love, learn, and live differently and suggest strategies to engage them into the school culture. We will explore biased behaviors; measure the school climate; discuss benefits of action and consequences of inaction. A plan for improvement will be developed based upon the data derived from the survey. Session promises to be engaging, informative, and inspirational. Participants will be able to identify and engage the “l” students in their schools; Assess, Analyze, and Integrate the results of a school climate survey to determine the attitudinal strengths and challenges within the school; Recognize and remediate biased behaviors. 

Presenter: Dr. Michael T. Williams, Juvenile justice        

Zoom only     Room: Tower C  

Discovering JOY: Turning Stress into Your New Superpower

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8

Early childhood-High School

Staff are expected to have a working knowledge of children’s mental health needs as well as their own. COVID-19 experiences mandate the importance of calm caring adults to the emotional, physical social health of all. We will explore our adult brain to energize the positivity versus focusing on the negativity. Self-care is important to community wellness. Community wellness enhances our compassion and caring for each other! Making time for yourself helps you and all you connect with THRIVE. Learning Objectives:1. Understand how our belief system may block emotional success and a happy life2. Identify ways of talking to yourself and others to build self-esteem versus listening to your own negative self-talk.3. Learn the importance of setting boundaries, integrity, and compassion to our emotional wellbeing.

Presenter: Gloria Sherman, Parenting with GLO         

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Mackinac BC

Breakout Schedule Sunday September 19, 2021

4:30pm-6:00pm 

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

The Internal & External Work of Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Core Competencies: 6,7,9,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

This workshop is an introduction to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work focusing on the internal work process. Participants will be guided through both internal and external activities with the aim of facilitating discussion around topics of inclusion v. exclusion, defining diversity, equity, and inclusion within the educational setting, exploring social identities, what implicit bias is, and how to foster a climate of belonging for students. This training will be guided by EMPOWERING EDUCATORS: A GUIDEBOOK ON RACE & RACISM, a resource of Firstbook.org

Objectives: At the end of this session participants will be able to.

  • Define Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within the educational setting
  • Identify how socialization and social identities influence the belief you have and actions you take today. 
  • Define implicit bias and its influence on microaggressions.
  • Evaluate program culture & strategies for creating belonging for students across social identity groups

Presenter: Aisha Walters, Communities in Schools       

Zoom only      Room: Mackinac A

Level Up! A social-emotional learning and resilience-building experience

Core Competencies: 2,3,5,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

Who doesn’t like to have fun while they learn? Play and creativity are vital parts of childhood. And yet children from the most challenging backgrounds often miss out on a childhood filled with the joy, exploration, and wonders that come with play. How do we leverage this fundamental experience of childhood in a way that can be healing, engaging, and build vital cognitive skills? The answer is in all the spaces in between — it’s not just about what we do, it’s how we do it! Intentionally guided play can be transformative for all children, particularly those from chronic stress and trauma backgrounds. This exciting new workshop will allow you to experience valuable strategies and tools first-hand rather than just listening to a lecture for an hour. Learn by example how to use deep integration of social-emotional learning practices to catch resilience where it lives for youth!

Presenter: Kirk Lowis, Portage Community Center   

Zoom and Live Presentation  Room:  Mackinac BC 

COVID-19 and the State of Learners: Where We Go From Here

Core Competencies: 7,8,9,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

This workshop will focus on the mental health challenges of learners due to the sudden Covid-19 regulations. We will explore options for navigating the current student mental health culture. We will be focusing on how to better support mental health sustainability and cultivate supportive learning environments for each learner.  Three objectives of the workshop will be to 1. Dissect the current Covid-19 student learning culture 2. How can professionals (schools, administrators, tutors, after-school programs, therapists, etc.) come together to create healthy and productive learning environments 3. Being fluid with the new normal.

Presenter: Dannielle Curtis, Licensed professional       

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower A

Fierce Leadership

Core Competencies: 9,10

Director, Site Coordinator and Youth Professionals

How can you be a fierce and effective leader in out-of-school time? What areas are you strong in and what do you want to work on? Take a leadership self-assessment survey and decide for yourself. Share ideas, gather tools, and increase your leadership skills. Cultivate the strong, positive, fierce leader in you.  Participants will assess their leadership strengths, finding areas to celebrate and others to focus on. They will gather tools and ideas to enhance their leadership skills. What will be the benefit to the expanded learning and out-of-school time sector? The out-of-school sector benefits as fierce leaders better manage the day-to-day challenges, we all face as well as those coming from an ever-changing landscape. 

Presenter: Beverlee Wenzel, The ROCK

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Peninsula A

Engaging and EmPOWERing 21st Century Teens

Core Competencies: 5,10

Middle School-High School

EmPOWERing 21st Century Teens explores the power of collaboration in helping youth to reach their full potential. Modern teens are facing unprecedented challenges – from cyberbullying to societal pressure in the midst of a pandemic – and need support to live above and beyond life’s drama. Join this interactive community collaboration session to learn about resources available to help you help youth.

Presenter: Rasheda Williams, Empowered Flower Girl     

Zoom and Live Presentation  Room: Tower C

Right to Read

Core Competencies:1,2,3

Pre K-3

Workshop participants will view the 30-minute Right to Read documentary from WKAR Public Media.  The film presents the moving story of Michigan families attempting to secure the right to read for their children. Faced with challenging circumstances, like social inequity, Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law, and limited access to books — parents, educators and experts weigh in on how to solve the literacy crisis in Michigan. Their goal? To encourage the joy of reading and promote childhood literacy. After the viewing of the film, an audience discussion and think tank will be moderated by WKAR’s Director of Education, Robin Pizzo. “The documentary gives us an intimate view into the difficult work families are faced with accessing reading proficiency for their children,” said Robin Pizzo. “The state is experiencing huge gaps in literacy, causing a decrease in achievement across the system — but there are solutions and Right to Read places a spotlight on them.”

Presenter: Robin Pizzo, WKAR         

Zoom and Live Presentation     Room: Tower B

Breakout Schedule Monday September 20, 2021

9:00am-10:30am

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

Incorporating Esports into the AfterSchool Environment

Core Competencies: 2,4,6,7,8

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

The session will provide research, examples, and guidance on adding free esports activities in the afterschool environment to develop the following in students: STEM career interest and knowledge, development of social and emotional skills, relationships with peers and adults, academic success, and communication, collaboration, and emotional self-regulation skills. We take a hands-on immersive experience that kids love and show how graphic design, computer programming, event management, data analytics, shout casting, marketing and so many more skills can be developed while incorporating esports into the OST environment. This workshop will increase skills though project-based learning, 2. Develop social-emotional and self-regulation skills. 3. Gain access to tools to explore career pathways. 

Presenter: Lori Flippin, Great Lakes Bay, Gerald Solomon, Esports        

Zoom and Live Presentation  Room: Peninsula BC

The Internal & External Work of Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Core Competencies: 6,7,9,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

This workshop is an introduction to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work focusing on the internal work process. Participants will be guided through both internal and external activities with the aim of facilitating discussion around topics of inclusion v. exclusion, defining diversity, equity, and inclusion within the educational setting, exploring social identities, what implicit bias is, and how to foster a climate of belonging for students. This training will be guided by EMPOWERING EDUCATORS: A GUIDEBOOK ON RACE & RACISM, a resource of Firstbook.org

Objectives: At the end of this session participants will be able to.

  • Define Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within the educational setting
  • Identify how socialization and social identities influence the belief you have and actions you take today. 
  • Define implicit bias and its influence on microaggressions.
  • Evaluate program culture & strategies for creating belonging for students across social identity groups

Presenter: Aisha Walters, Communities in Schools             

Zoom Only   Room: Mackinac A 

Using Coaching Skills to Support Your Staff (and Youth)

Core Competencies: 9,10

Director, Site Coordinator

Coaching may be the latest buzzword but its principles have been around for a long time and have been thoroughly studied and implemented for powerful impact. In the afterschool world, coaching skills benefit both staff and students. In this session, participants will separate myths from facts when it comes to coaching. They will discover the many benefits of coaching, when to use coaching skills, and how to implement the most foundational coaching skills. This will be an experiential session in which participants will practice coaching skills with one another and will walk away with clear action steps to start effectively using coaching to benefit their programs

Presenter: Katherine Spinney Coaching LLC     

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Tower A

Using the Michigan Learning Channel to support social-emotional learning (SEL) and STEM education!

Core Competencies: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10

Leadership

The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. This instructional content is based on Michigan’s educational standards is being broadcast on special on-air channels established by each of the participating public television stations in Michigan. During this presentation, participants will join Michigan Learning Channel and WKAR Family Engagement Coordinator, Summer Godette, as she reviews the Michigan Learning Channel’s free K-12 high-quality distance learning content -available via a 24-7 broadcast television channel, streaming service, and robust website with on-demand video and supplemental materials. Participants will dive deeper into the Michigan Learning Channel’s social-emotional learning and STEM content. 

Presenter: Summer Godette, M.Ed., WKAR         

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower B

COVID-19 and the State of Learners: Where We Go From Here

Core Competencies: 7,8,9,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

This workshop will focus on the mental health challenges of learners due to the sudden Covid-19 regulations. We will explore options for navigating the current student mental health culture. We will be focusing on how to better support mental health sustainability and cultivate supportive learning environments for each learner.  Three objectives of the workshop will be to 1. Dissect the current Covid-19 student learning culture 2. How can professionals (schools, administrators, tutors, after-school programs, therapists, etc.) come together to create healthy and productive learning environments 3. Being fluid with the new normal.

Presenter:   Audreanna Shannon and Dannielle M. Curtis 

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower C

Cypherworx and Michigan AfterSchool Association How to navigate online Training on MAA Website and Earn your credits to support your work in OST.

Core Competencies: 9,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

Discover how to work on classes that will provide credits in the field as well as your Certificate /Credentials with MAA and Cypherworx.  Looking to work on earning your CDA? Come into the workshop and see how you can achieve your goal. The team will get you started by showing how easy it is to navigate into the system.  

Presenter: Steve Stookey, Cypherworx    

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Peninsula A

Empowering Students with Voice and Choice: Digital Resources for Whole Child Education

Core Competencies: 2,4,5,7,8,9

K-12

Educators across the state are faced with the increasingly difficult task of supporting 21st century students – students unlike any generation before them. Today’s students navigate a landscape of ever-present technology and social media, peer influences, stress, and mental health obstacles. How do we engage these students in prioritizing healthy choices for themselves? 

This session will provide an overview of learning modules and approaches that support the eight dimensions of wellness, ranging from financial literacy and career exploration to mental health, compassion, and more. Attendees will receive a suite of free digital resources to use with students as well as implementation strategies that extend offline

Presenter: Jill Mailing, EverFi     

Zoom Only    Room: Mackinac BC

Breakout Schedule Monday September 20, 2021

10:45-12:15pm

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

Showing Up: Being that One Caring Adult Every Child Needs

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

Early brain development sets up the architecture for life. We know 90% of brain development happens in the first 3 years of life. Nowhere is the need for relational engagement more essential than in the birth-to-five population. Understand that every interaction is an intervention. Since March 2020, children may have experienced developmental lags primarily do to lack of experiences. Learn how to increase connections and experiences that will help children THRIVE! Learning Objectives:1. Ways to provide safe and secure environments2. Words/Actions that demonstrate relational engagement3. Connections before corrections

Presenter: Gloria Sherman, Parenting with GLO       

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Mackinac BC

Relationships, Awareness, and Choices

Core Competencies: 5,7

K-12

What happens when you combine good relationships, personal awareness, and positive choices? Magic. Join this interactive workshop where we look at forgiveness through a unique lens, use a simple tool to express needs and creatively play with choices.

Participants will gain three concrete tools, understand how to apply them in their own lives, and be equipped to integrate them immediately into their programs.

What will be the benefit to the expanded learning and out-of-school time sector?

The out-of-school time sector will gain by being able to immediately implement simple tools that can improve relationships, increase personal awareness, and help youth make more informed choices.

Presenter: Sarah Weisbarth, The ROCK         

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Peninsula A

Engaging and EmPOWERing 21st Century Teens

Core Competencies: 5,10

Middle School-High School

EmPOWERing 21st Century Teens explores the power of collaboration in helping youth to reach their full potential. Modern teens are facing unprecedented challenges – from cyberbullying to societal pressure in the midst of a pandemic – and need support to live above and beyond life’s drama. Join this interactive community collaboration session to learn about resources available to help you help youth.

Presenter: Rasheda Williams, Empowered Flower Girl    

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Tower C

Right to Read

Core Competencies:1,2,3

Pre K-3

Workshop participants will view the 30-minute Right to Read documentary from WKAR Public Media.  The film presents the moving story of Michigan families attempting to secure the right to read for their children. Faced with challenging circumstances, like social inequity, Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law, and limited access to books — parents, educators and experts weigh in on how to solve the literacy crisis in Michigan. Their goal? To encourage the joy of reading and promote childhood literacy. After the viewing of the film, an audience discussion and think tank will be moderated by WKAR’s Director of Education, Robin Pizzo. “The documentary gives us an intimate view into the difficult work families are faced with accessing reading proficiency for their children,” said Robin Pizzo. “The state is experiencing huge gaps in literacy, causing a decrease in achievement across the system — but there are solutions and Right to Read places a spotlight on them.”

Presenter: Robin Pizzo, WKAR         

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower B

Active Engagement and Creative Curriculum for all Ages

Core Competencies: 5,9,10

Middle School-High School & Leadership

This session will cover engagement activities tailored to all youth. The attendees will learn how to take any curriculum and transform it into a program friendly and engaging experience for all ages. We will use hands on activities to demonstrate how to make any program efficient and successful in person and virtual.

Presenter: Serina Loftis and Samantha Wolfe, C2 Pipeline    

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Mackinac A

Extended Day – The Value of Out of School Time

Core Competencies: 1,4,5,6,8,9

Early El to Late El

Research out of John Hopkins University confirms that all children lose at least two months of learning during the summer and out of classroom (afterschool). In addition, the achievement gap, at 9th grade, between high and low socio-economic students, traces primarily to differential summer/out of the classroom learning experiences over the elementary years.

Focusing on reading, writing and math, students spend 4 hours once a week students engaged in fun learning activities as well as academic activities. Afterschool and Summer Learning is a key to expand classroom learning and provided the backbone of the any academic program. Come join us as we discuss the value of the extended day.

Presenters: Bruce Henson and Dr. Steve Rosenberg, Think Stretch  

Zoom and Live Presentation     Room: Peninsula BC

Breakout Schedule Monday September 20, 2021

1:30-3:00

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

Level Up! A social-emotional learning and resilience-building experience

Core Competencies: 2,3,5,10

Director, Site Coordinator  and Youth Professionals

Who doesn’t like to have fun while they learn? Play and creativity are vital parts of childhood. And yet children from the most challenging backgrounds often miss out on a childhood filled with the joy, exploration, and wonders that come with play. How do we leverage this fundamental experience of childhood in a way that can be healing, engaging, and build vital cognitive skills? The answer is in all the spaces in between — it’s not just about what we do, it’s how we do it! Intentionally guided play can be transformative for all children, particularly those from chronic stress and trauma backgrounds. This exciting new workshop will allow you to experience valuable strategies and tools first-hand rather than just listening to a lecture for an hour. Learn by example how to use deep integration of social-emotional learning practices to catch resilience where it lives for youth!

Presenter: Kirk Lowis, Portage Community Center   

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Mackinac BC

Engaging Students with Computer Science

Core Competencies: 9

Youth Professionals

Join this session to learn how computer science clubs can bolster a school district’s learning experience and provide opportunities to students outside of the classroom. A CS club can expose students to career fields, provide hands-on experience, engage community stakeholders, and cultivate interest. In addition, CS clubs can address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in districts and communities. We will discuss important elements for implementing a CS club, explore examples of CS clubs, and investigate available resources for CS clubs.

Presenter: Cheryl Wilson, State of MI -Computer Science Consultant       

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Peninsula BC

Panel Discussion: Climbing the Ladder to Quality

Core Competencies: 4,5,6

Early Childhood

Join our panel as we discuss the various supports that will enable your program to enhance quality practices. The panel will consist of multiple out of school time partners across Michigan. The purpose will be to Increase Quality. Understand the supports available to programs. Build relationships with quality support systems.

Presenter: Melissa Mosley, Kate Porter and OST Partners across the State, ECIC

Live Presentation only   Room: Mackinac A

What’s behind their Words?

Core Competencies: 1,2,5,6,8,9,10

Director, Early childhood

Learning to look past the words our children are telling us and seeing what is going on in their minds and emotions. Children can have a hard time expressing their thoughts and emotions and we will dive deeper into how we can help them achieve higher communication and how you as the adult, can teach them tools to help with expression.

Presenter: Alicia Marcos-Birong, Chattergirls   

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower C

Grant Writing 101

Core Competencies: 9,10

Director, Site Coordinator

This workshop will give you basic tips for preparing and submitting grant applications.

Presenter: Beverlee Wenzel     

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Peninsula A

Bangtown Productions Studio On The Go


Core competencies: 4,5,9
K-12, Director, Site Coordinator, Youth Professionals


Studio On The Go program is a music and engineering
concept dedicated to cultivating, promoting and enhancing the
musical experience for youth. Pharlon Randle will conduct a 90
minute workshop incorporating music, songwriting,
brainstorming, studio and video recording approaches to give
participants a hands on musical experience. The goal for the
session is to increase greater understanding of the principles
of music/songwriting, video production while fostering the
creation of new artistic work and increasing academic skills
with an embedded learning process.
All attendees are encouraged to participate in the process.


Presenter: Pharlon Randle, Bangtown Productions
Live Presentation Only Room: Tower B

Breakout Schedule Monday September 20, 2021

3:15pm-4:45pm

Each breakout session earns 1.5 CEUs or SCECHs

Discovering JOY: Turning Stress into Your New Superpower

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8

Early childhood-High School

Staff are expected to have a working knowledge of children’s mental health needs as well as their own. COVID-19 experiences mandate the importance of calm caring adults to the emotional, physical social health of all. We will explore our adult brain to energize the positivity versus focusing on the negativity. Self-care is important to community wellness. Community wellness enhances our compassion and caring for each other! Making time for yourself helps you and all you connect with THRIVE. Learning Objectives:1. Understand how our belief system may block emotional success and a happy life2. Identify ways of talking to yourself and others to build self-esteem versus listening to your own negative self-talk.3. Learn the importance of setting boundaries, integrity, and compassion to our emotional wellbeing.

Presenter: Gloria Sherman, Parenting with GLO

Zoom and Live Presentation     Room: Mackinac BC

Covid-19 Mental Health of Learners: Where We Are Now and Where We Want to Go

Core Competencies: 7,8,9,10

Director, Site Coordinator, and Youth Professionals

This workshop will focus on the mental health challenges of learners due to the sudden Covid-19 regulations. We will explore options for navigating the current student mental health culture. We will be focusing on how to better support mental health sustainability and cultivate supportive learning environments for each learner.  Three objectives of the workshop will be to 1. Dissect the current Covid-19 student learning culture 2. How can professionals (schools, administrators, tutors, after-school programs, therapists, etc.) come together to create healthy and productive learning environments 3. Being fluid with the new normal.

Presenter:   Audreanna Shannon and Dannielle M. Curtis, Licensed professional

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower A

Active Engagement and Creative Curriculum for all Ages

Core Competencies: 5,9,10

Middle School-High School & Leadership

This session will cover engagement activities tailored to all youth. The attendees will learn how to take any curriculum and transform it into a program friendly and engaging experience for all ages. We will use hands on activities to demonstrate how to make any program efficient and successful in person and virtual. 

Presenter: Serina Loftis and Samantha Wolfe, C2 Pipeline

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Peninsula BC 

Police and Community Engagement Can Work 

Core Competencies: 5,6,7

Director, Site Coordinator, Youth Professionals

Across the country, law enforcement officers and communities have been engaging in conversations about what it means to work together as a community. Afterschool programs can play an important role in creating a safe and welcoming environment for these conversations to take place. See and learn firsthand from an agency that works with PAL (Police Athletic League) learn how and why police organizations our building 

Presenter: Brooke Blanchard and Team    

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Tower C

Strong and Gritty

Core Competencies: 5

K-12

How can I become a stronger and more resilient force? How can I fully embrace positive opportunities and struggle well through adversity? How can I be the person who gets out of bed and the universe says, “Watch out, here she comes”? Join this interactive workshop to learn tactics to increase the critical attribute of resilience in yourself and others.

Presenter: Beverlee Wenzel, The ROCK   

Zoom and Live Presentation   Room: Peninsula A

Using the Michigan Learning Channel to support social-emotional learning (SEL) and STEM education!

Core Competencies: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10

Leadership

The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. This instructional content is based on Michigan’s educational standards is being broadcast on special on-air channels established by each of the participating public television stations in Michigan. During this presentation, participants will join Michigan Learning Channel and WKAR Family Engagement Coordinator, Summer Godette, as she reviews the Michigan Learning Channel’s free K-12 high-quality distance learning content -available via a 24-7 broadcast television channel, streaming service, and robust website with on-demand video and supplemental materials. Participants will dive deeper into the Michigan Learning Channel’s social-emotional learning and STEM content. 

Presenter: Summer Godette, M.Ed., WKAR  

Zoom and Live Presentation    Room: Tower B

*Please note rooms are subject to change.

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