Virtual Convention

Experience the top-rated workshops from Annual Convention in a convenient, online format. It's quality Professional Development on YOUR time.

Virtual Convention Workshops

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Following is a list of the NAA16 Virtual Convention workshops and presenters.

Each is aligned with the NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals:

Cultural Competency: More than Just Flags and Festivals
When we talk about being culturally competent, many of us think about "celebrating diversity." What if there was more to it than that? Developing cultural competency includes examining our own biases and developing the willingness to learn and be educated from a different point of view. Being culturally competent can help with your ability to interact successfully with all kinds of people. In this presentation you will cultivate your ability to understand, communicate with and interact with people across cultures.

Presenter: Kari Knutson, Knutson Consulting
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 6 Cultural Competency & Responsiveness Levels 1-4

It's in the Bag: Creating a Bag of Tricks for Success with Real World Challenges
Every provider needs a portable Bag of Tricks they can dig into during unexpected wait times, when activities don’t go as planned or when a youth needs extra support. This presentation will prepare every participant to create an effective treasure chest to be used in any program and with any age. Participants will discover simple and inexpensive items found in any dollar store that can be used to support youth when they are struggling.

Presenter: Anna Luther, Kids Included Together
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3 / Content Area 4 Interactions with Children and Youth Levels 2-4

The Art of Inclusion: What if It Were Me?
Working with students who have Special Needs seems like a difficult prospect at best. Come gain an awareness of the challenges faced by children with disabilities and learn how you can build positive rapport and foster a positive relationship that accommodates for their needs and encourages their success.

Presenter: Gale Gorke, Kids Kan Inc.
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3 / Content Area 4 Interactions with Children and Youth Levels 2-5

Engaging Youth in Fiery Conversations
Ferguson. "Redskins". Mandated voter registration ID cards. They're the topics that you just KNOW could cause conflict - but does it really have to lead to physical and verbal drama? These are called Fiery Conversations - and for a reason! Come to this heated - but also HEALTHY - dialogue focused workshop to learn how to FACILITATE multiple points of view with young people. You'll learn not one but FIVE different way to facilitate the Fiery Conversations and ensure that everyone can speak their mind... and agree to disagree.

Presenter: Eric Rowles, Leading To Change
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 4 Interactions with Children and Youth Levels 2-5 / Content Area 5 Youth Engagement Levels 2-5 / Content Area 6 Cultural Competency & Responsiveness Levels 1-4

What's EQ Got to Do With It? EQ After School
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a powerful tool that can inspire how you see and respond to the world around you. Developing EQ can have a profound positive effect on you as a well as the people you work with.

In this fun and engaging session you will not only gain a better understanding of what EQ is, you will also learn practical ways to incorporate EQ into your work with all kinds of people and leave with valuable tools that you can utilize immediately.

You will also be able to analyze some of your most important relationships at work and in your personal life and ask, "what's EQ got to do with it?"

Presenter: Kari Knutson, Knutson Consulting
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3 / Content Area 6 Cultural Competency & Responsiveness Levels 1-4

Learning Your Way: Multiple Intelligences and STEAM
This session will help afterschool practitioners identify and understand multiple intelligences (MI) in order to provide differentiated STEM instruction and activities to engage and meet the needs of K-5th children. Hands-on activities and examples on how to implement STEM activities will be provided.

Presenters: Maggie Goodman and Gail Hutchison, Museum of Science and Industry-Chicago
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3

LET US Play: Principles to Get All Children Active
The LET-US-Play principles: removing lines, eliminating elimination, reducing team size, identifying uninvolved staff/children and modifying space, equipment and rules of games help providers achieve the NAA HEPA standards. Attendees will evaluate traditional games and apply these principles through experiential game play. LET-US-Play resources are freely available at p2yp.org.

Presenters: Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Robert Weaver, University of South Carolina
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3

Playdough, STEM, and a Portable DJ
They are today's academic buzzwords: STEM, STEAM–, and in some places, even "common core". But what do these mean and how are they different from 21st Century Skills, state standards, etc? And most critically, what does it LOOK LIKE when applied? Designed by educators, this one-of-a-kind workshop will make STEM and STEAM come ALIVE in the classroom!

Presenter: Eric Rowles, Leading to Change
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3

Helping Girls Make Themselves Heard
Helping teenage girls create a healthy self-image can be a daunting task in a culture that is ravished with unrealistic expectations and standards of beauty. Girl Chat! provides a safe environment for ailing girls to share their experiences and find resources and support along their journey to self-discovery to womanhood. The Girl Chat! workshop equips practitioners with the tools and support they need to face the various issues young women are confronted with today.

Presenter: Tiana Brown, Norwalk Housing Authority
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3 / Content Area 4 Interactions with Children and Youth Levels 2-5 / Content Area 6 Cultural Competency & Responsiveness Levels 1-4

Good Vibes: Setting the Tone for Youth Voice & Engagement
Face it, we're all busy. From deadlines to behavior management, it's easy to lose sight of what drives us. The passion and purpose of our work eclipsed by full inboxes and paperwork. In this short, interactive presentation you'll learn three simple activities you can use to reflect and reconnect to the power of youth voice and authentic community engagement.

Presenter: Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 5 Youth Engagement Levels 2-5

 

 

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