Conference Booklet

The 2017 conference booklet, including the time assignments for specific workshops, is still being put together.  Here is a partial list of workshop sessions that you will see at this year’s MOSAC2 PDI.  Interested in presenting?  We are still accepting workshop proposals.

2017 PDI Workshop Descriptions (partial list in alphabetical order)

“Mellennial-vation”

Come have a chat with 3 afterschool leaders on  strategies to motivate your young workforce!  (Presented by: Tyler Kearns, Clayton School Dist- Clayton Kid Zone)

Creating Inclusive Spaces: Exploring Multiple Identities and Unconscious  Bias

Participants will engage in an interactive workshop exploring our multiple identities and socialization  and how our unconscious bias may  contribute to less inclusive social and professional spaces.  (Presented by: Tabari Coleman, Anti Defamation League)

25 Ways to Lead, Inspire and Motivate

Great leaders are individuals who are confident and passionate in the work they do, and they inspire others along the way. Come to this session to learn 25 ways to lead, inspire and motivate your team to greatness.  (Presented by: Sarah Pipes, Francis Howell School District)

And The Oscar Goes to…

Have some “dramatic” kids in your program?  Learn how you can build confidence & spark creativity in your afterschool program by filming your own movies or putting on your own play production.  Great for Family Nights or just discovering your very own STARS!  (Presented by: Marni Morales, Francis Howell School District)

Building Community

This Youth Works Methods workshop, delivered by a certified Weikart trainer, lets participants learn new games to lead with children which will build community within your afterschool program.  (Presented by: Carl Wade, LINC (Local Investment Commission))

Change Their World

Afterschool programs across Missouri are doing fantastic work. Is it possible though, that we are leaving some things on the table as far as what else we might be able to do? Come dream and brainstorm with us as we explore how we can change the worlds of the students we work with.  (Presented by: Bradley Lademann, Missouri AfterSchool Network)

Creating Inclusive Spaces: Exploring Multiple Identities and Unconscious  Bias

Participants will engage in an interactive workshop exploring our multiple identities and socialization  and how our unconscious bias may  contribute to less inclusive social and professional spaces.  (Presented by: Tabari Coleman, Anti Defamation League)

Creation: More than Crafts

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint like Picasso? Come explore the “artsy” side of School Age Care.  You will leave inspired and with ready to implement art lesson plans for your program.  (Presented by: Becky Kendall, FHSD)

Crypto Club: Students using mathematics to make and break secret codes!

This is a fun and engaging introduction to cryptography for middle-school students, who will use problem solving skills and mathematics to encrypt and decrypt messages. Come learn how Crypto Club can be used in your afterschool program! TFF ZPV UIFSF!  (Presented by: Clint Darr, Missouri Afterschool Network)

CSI Detective Training

Calling all future CSI detectives! This CSI theme-based learning unit will teach you how to set up a detective training program to stimulate learning and creativity for the children in your program.  (Presented by: Paige Beck, FHSD Vacation Station Program)

DESE Afterschool Grantee Workshop

This session is for program directors/coordinators of 21st CCLC and SAC programs.  We will discuss common monitoring findings, programmatic aspects of the grant and provide an opportunity to ask questions.  (Presented by: Erika Brandl, DESE, Extended Learning Section)

Discover Nature Schools

Learn about the Discover Nature Schools program, engage in hands-on nature experiences and receive free resources from Missouri Department of Conservation.  (Presented by: Wendy Parrett, Missouri Department of Conservation)

Everyone Has a Story

What If your students and staff are more than what you can see? This session will challenge participants to look beyond the surface to understand we all have a story. We will learn to go beyond what is visible to the eye when interacting with students and other staff.  (Presented by: Bradley Lademann, Missouri AfterSchool Network)

Exploring After School Robotics

This workshop will give a brief hand-on demo of several programs that we use for our After School Robotics Clubs including things like: Dash&Dot, WeDo 2.0, Sphero, Lego EV3s, Osmos and OzoBots.  (Presented by: Matthew Uppman, Local Investment Commission)

Exploring Strategies

You are going to need your boots for this PD!  We are going to be digging deep and exploring a variety of visual supports:  including schedules, cues, prompts and social stories.  (Presented by: Jessica Hellebusch, FHSD)

FiSH! Philosophy

The FiSH! Philosophy is modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market. It is a technique to make happy individuals alert and active in the workplace.  (Presented by: Tracy Cutbirth, Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks)

For the Win! Thoughts on Working with Middle and High School Students

This interactive session will stir up ideas and activities for those working with Middle/High School students. We will move and brainstorm and listen and share and laugh and maybe cry, all of which will be good for us, as we explore ways to work with older students.  (Presented by: Bradley Lademann, Missouri AfterSchool Network)

Giving Youth More Voice and Choice-Improving STEM Activities in your Program

This session will cover essential STEM facilitation skills. Participants will reflect on their practice and learn ways to increase youth voice and leadership within their programs.    Longer Version:  Join this session to learn essential STEM facilitation skills. Participants will reflect on their practice and learn ways to increase youth voice and leadership within their programs. The more students have the opportunity to talk through STEM challenges within afterschool programs and take on leadership roles, the more inclined they will be to pursue STEM careers and act as agents of change within communities. Participants will also learn about how virtual professional learning communities and peer coaching can increase camaraderie and improve practice. When youth feel empowered and educators feel supported, together we rise.  (Presented by: Hannah Lakin, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance)

Leaves of Change: The Clover Model for Social Emotional Development

Clover’s four leaves represent all aspects of our development, learning, and mental health. Youth development practitioners and youth benefit most when opportunities are provided in all leaves.  (Presented by: Joy Vann-Hamilton, Cum Laude Educational Consultants)

Not Your Mama’s Science-Teaching Science the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook Way!

Traditional ways of teaching science often times does not work. The developers of the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook materials offer an integrated approach to making science relevant and exciting! Storytelling along with hands-on science is a winning combination. Beware….fun will be had in this session!  (Presented by: Terri Johnson, Creative 3, LLC)

One Caring Adult Away…

Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.  Come to this session to learn strategies on how to connect with children to help them become successful adults.  (Presented by: Nicole Gervich, Francis Howell School District)

Planning with Standards in Mind

Participants will gain an understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards in order to comply with goal requirements. During the session participants will learn where to find the standards on the DESE website,  how to interpret them, how to use them to plan youth activities and experience activities that are standard based.  (Presented by: Ronda Chesney, MASN)

Simply the BEST! – What are you bringing to your afterschool program?

In this active and engaging session you will be challenged to examine the assets and strengths you bring to your afterschool program and learn how to enhance them.  (Presented by: Clint Darr, Missouri Afterschool Network)

Trauma through the Eyes of Youth – Helping Youth navigate in the Direction of Healing

The “Trauma through the Eyes of Youth – Helping Youth navigate in the Direction of Healing” workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the impact that one’s traumatic journey has on their communication style and how to use motivational interviewing techniques to help youth build trust and skills to make the best choices for themselves especially during times of crisis.  Participants increase their knowledge of trauma-informed care and how to implement it in daily work operations.  The focus will be to gently challenge the participants to become aware of the importance of a comprehensive strength-based practice approach that includes assessment paperwork and staff communications with youth, so that the organization’s program structure does not re-traumatize a survivor.  (Presented by: Belinda James, Project DEAMHI, Inc.)

What If…? Discover Possible

What If is an interactive training session designed to provoke participants to begin to think differently. By exploring the power of What If…? questions, participants will gain access to a tool for helping students (and themselves!) solve everyday problems and to dream about who they may become.  (Presented by: Bradley Lademann, Missouri AfterSchool Network)

You Gotta Laugh!

Discover the physical and emotional benefits of laughter, for yourself and your afterschool program. Learn from a certified laughter yoga instructor how to make laughter a part of your life, and to incorporate laughter activities into your afterschool program. ROTFL guaranteed!  (Presented by: Clint Darr, Missouri Afterschool Network)