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Academic Enrichment

Activities That Teach

Activities that Teach is an interactive and fun workshop aligned to content standards. These disguised learning approaches for new after school staff will engage and excite participants working with elementary school students. Participants will work in small groups and participant in ten (10) Activity Centers based in science, literacy, and math activities. Within each activity are countless variations which participants will share out as additional project ideas at the end of the training. These simple yet academically enriching ideas are perfect when students complete their homework assignments and can be implemented as small or large group activities with almost no cost!

Art Alive

Learn how to create simple art projects that “wow” and how to display and celebrate art through a gallery night for parents and community members. Tell your story by creating an over-sized self-portrait to proudly display in your after school art gallery!

Art-O-Rama

Explore, create, and take your imagination to the next level.  Participate in make-it, take-it art centers and uncover how to put away the coloring sheets and discover the artist within you and how to pass it on!

Community Service Learning- Making a Difference

We talk about making a difference but how are we doing this and who is leading the way?  There are things you can do every day, big or small, to change the culture of your campus or community.  Learn simple things that YOU can do give back and commit to helping the world be a better place, locally or globally.

Everyday Math

Explore how basic math principles can help us in our everyday lives. This interactive session will get you to see math in cooking, games, and more. Your students will rethink asking, "When will I ever need this?"

Full STEAM Ahead

Hop on the interactive STEAM train and get your students engaged in fun, educational and hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. Go from all-a-bored to all aboard!

Games Galore!

Looking for something new to do with your students?  Discover new, fun, interactive games that engage.  Learn table top games, classic games, indoor and outdoor games, language and learning games, silly and creative games and more! Take back cool ideas to do that day!

Making Art Together

Learn how collaborative art making can transform kids, classrooms and communities through hands-on art projects. Take your art to the street and open up conversations about the importance of after school. Learn to plan a Lights On! Afterschool event in your community by connecting art and after school!

Recycled Art

Don’t throw it away!  Get creative with paper tubes, empty jars, Styrofoam trays, egg cartons, old containers, newspapers and more and turn garbage into art! This workshop will give you new ideas that will inspire you to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Science Odyssey

Spark interest and generate excitement in your after school program through hands-on science activities! Get creative in Tia’s Imagination Stations; learn fun activities that will stimulate and sizzle the minds of youth in your program; and finally, cheer on the competitors in a zany Science Cook-Off where you will compete to be the Iron Science Teacher!

The Endless Summer- Camp Activities for Kids

Planning to run a camp or summer program for youth?  Need inspiration on new games, crafts, and thematic activities that are engaging, fun and will create lasting memories?  This workshop will prepare you to plan a 6-week themed camp program for kids that will make them want to come back every year!

Sizzling Science

Youth learn about the world and science - every day, by noticing, wondering, asking questions, and then searching for their own answers. Join us for a sizzling science workshop to motivate and excite your students through experiential learning. Find out how to create a community science fair at your school that will engage youth, teachers, and parents.

Twisted Math

Support middle school math by providing opportunities for young people to apply their knowledge and skills through hands-on activities. In this workshop you will discover new and innovative ways to connect your students through fun, practical math activities aligned to content standards.

 

 

Building Relationships

Customers Matter

A commitment to providing outstanding service is the backbone of every organization and a recipe for success.  Boost your attendance, form better relationship with parents, principals and increase your credibility just by mastering basic customer service skills.  Be noticed and known for your exceptional customer service skills!

No Parent Left Behind

This workshop will explore simple steps to help participants learn how to deal with the challenging parent situations they encounter in their programs through interactive scenarios and sharing of promising practices with peers. Leave those difficult situations behind and go back to your program feeling empowered and eager to work with and build relationships with your program parents!

The Principals Principles

Meet your school Principal half way and create a positive, authentic working relationship. Learn how to create intentional means of communication and foster a win-win situation for collaboration and program success.

Six Degrees of Separation- Building Community Partnerships

Community Partners can make a huge impact on students and your program while meeting the needs of recruiting youth, increasing attendance, and contributing volunteers and other valuable resources. Learn how to identify, connect, create and cultivate community partners to take your program to the next level.

 

Program Environment

Classroom Success for After School Programs

Don’t get caught unprepared! Learn strategies to create effective policies and procedures in your after school program. Get into a routine of clear expectations with your students by creating a culture and climate of respect and learning in your program.

Homework Helpers and Heroes

Put on your after school cape and help close the achievement gap!  We have proven strategies to help make homework time manageable and productive.  From being prepared to using foldables to organize research and homework projects, this workshop is a must for any after school leader to make homework time a success.

Positive Discipline in After School

Carve out a plan for promoting positive behavior and planning for on-task behavior in your after school program. Go back to your program with proven strategies and techniques to praise and reward students, reinforce positive behaviors, and increase the success of all students.

A Positive Place- The Hybrid Model

This workshop is a team approach to creating successful and positive plans for action by combining Classroom Success and Positive Discipline in after school. Learn strategies to create effective policies and procedures in your after school program. Get into a routine of clear expectations with your students by creating a culture and climate of respect and learning in your program. Next, carve out a plan for promoting positive behavior and planning for on-task behaviors. Go back to your program with proven strategies and techniques to praise and reward students, reinforce positive behaviors, and increase the success of all students.

Tackling Transitions with Ease

For many students, moving from one activity to another can often times cause confusion and challenging behavior. Discover proven strategies that work by learning how to prepare, plan and support culturally, linguistically, and individually appropriate and successful transitions.

 

Program Fundamentals

The Art of Leadership: BOOST Leadership Academy (6-part series)

Discover the leader within you!  This hands-on, interactive series will help you develop your skills as a leader and inspire others.  This six-part series will help you discover what kind of leader you are, how to grow a vision, how to develop your skills as an effective leader.

Creating a Company Culture to Recruit and Retain Quality Staff

A company's culture describes how things get done and is effective in promoting a high-performance culture. When it comes to hiring, never underestimate the value of your company's culture as it can have a huge impact on your ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest employees for your company. Learn creative ways to promote your culture and access the high-quality staff you need and want on your team.

FISH Philosophy

Create new possibilities in your organization and reinvent what the experience at work could be.  Learn the set of 4 simple, interconnected principles that are the foundation of FISH- Play, Be There, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude!  The effect is powerful:  Catch the energy and release the potential.

Motivating Your Team

As a leader you have the power to influence motivation.  When motivated, your team can perform with confidence, engagement and leadership.  Discover simple rules of thumb to motivate yourself and your team to reach their highest potential.

Professionalism- The Basics

Sometimes we take for granted the simple principles of professionalism especially in the school setting.  In this session, we will determine what it means to be an after school professional, how we want to brand ourselves in the workplace, and discuss promising practices including physical appearance, personal attitude, interaction skills, direction and control, and teaching skills.  Don’t be an amateur team- show the world what you are really made of!

Quality Counts!

Join this interactive workshop where participants will brainstorm steps for setting up the logistical systems required to successfully operate their after school program. This cooperative learning workshop will allow participants to share promising practices and assist in providing better outcomes for children and youth in areas of human relations; indoor & outdoor environments; activities; safety, health & nutrition; and administration.

Start UP!

After a quick review of ASES guidelines, participants will brainstorm steps for setting up the logistical systems required to successfully operate their after school program. This interactive workshop will allow participants to share promising practices in the areas of Record Keeping and Evaluation; Materials, Equipment, and Space; Staffing; Health and Welfare; Scheduling; Curriculum Development and Planning; and Establishing and Maintaining Relationships.

Team Building Builds Strength

There is no “I” in TEAM!  This workshop will provide activities and creative ideas to enhance the team building, management, leadership, and group problem solving.  We encourage you to attend with your staff team- team building is best when experienced hands-on!

 

Youth Leadership

ASSET Development 101

The Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.  In this workshop you will discover the power of assets, how to build assets in the children and youth around you, and how to create a better world for kids.

Career Explorations: Beyond the Lemonade Stand

What careers are out there?  What is a good fit?  Help your students explore the world of careers for their future.  We will also brainstorm what teens can do right now to earn extra money that go beyond the lemonade stand and teach them responsibility, gain valuable learning experiences, and add to their college resume.

Community Service Learning- Making a Difference

We talk about making a difference but how are we doing this and who is leading the way?  There are things you can do every day, big or small, to change the culture of your campus or community.  Learn simple things that YOU can do give back and commit to helping the world be a better place, locally or globally.

Empower and Engage

Join this interactive workshop and discover proven strategies to get older youth to stay after school and be fully engaged in programming.  Learn how to understand youth culture, conduct surveys and focus groups, and walk away with an action plan to boost your attendance and empower your students.

Event Planning for Out-of-School Time Programs

Events are a great way to get your program parents, the local community and the school administration and policy makers involved in your program.  Learn how to plan events as simple as a BBQ, or yard sale at your site or plan more elaborate events including talent shows with art, music, and stage props or a even fashion show!  We will take you through the steps from timelines to budgets to promotions to help you’re your event a success!  Take your program to the net level and highlight your good work through events!

Positive Youth Development

Give youth the chance to exercise leadership, build skills and get involved through opportunities that help them grow into happy, healthy, and self-sufficient adults. Learn how your out-of-school time program can prevent youth from engaging youth in risky behaviors while cultivating youth passion and being successful.

 

 

 

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