Register for an Afterschool Regional Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman, MT 59715
This professional development opportunity is for all out-of-school-time leaders and educators. Content will be relevant for any leader, staff, or volunteer of an afterschool or out-of-school-time program. The day starts with a 2 hour session on Growth Mindset, followed by lunch and networking, and concludes with a two hour session on Structure and Clear Limits. This workshop is lead by Sarah Nance of Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest, a full-service, innovative regional center to support best practices at youth serving organizations. Registration is $35 which includes lunch and the nessasary workbooks. Employees of kidsLINKS Afterschool Partner Sites are sponsored to attend at no charge.
The kidsLINK Afterschool Program of the Greater Gallatin United Way and the Montana Afterschool Alliance are pleased to partner to offer this regional workshop to 21st CCLC funded programs and other afterschool programs in the greater Gallatin area.
The kidsLINK Afterschool Program operates in 29 school-based/linked locations across 4 counties and serves nearly 3,000 children every day. kidsLINK is a fun, safe environment providing rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, and building relationships. The Montana Afterschool Alliance is a statewide network supporting and advocating for for sustainable high quality afterschool programs by drawing together key decision-makers committed to improving outcomes for youth, their families, and their communities.
Participants will learn:
Growth Mindset: In "Building a Growth Mindset," participants will get a chance to look at this concept from many different angles. Psychologist and Researcher Carol Dweck has spent most of her professional life examining Growth Mindset, and this session will be primarily using her definition and work as the basis of conversation. First, participants will consider their own fixed and growth mindsets. Next, they’ll learn how neuroscience supports this concept. We'll also talk about how students of color and issues of equity are affected by changing our mindsets. Lastly, participants will understand the difference between praise and encouragement, leaving with tips and tools that will help incorporate this information into their own work.
Structure and Clear Limits: How do you prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth's positive energy? Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. This interactive workshop helps participants analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.
About the Workshop Leader:
Sarah Nance has worked in youth development and mentoring for 15 years, at programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc., and Camp Fire. She has served in many roles, from direct service to administration, volunteer recruiter, and fundraiser. Sarah started with the Institute for Youth Success five years ago, and began coaching nonprofit programs through quality improvement. Today she provides technical assistance, designs curriculum, and facilitates trainings all over the country. Sarah has supported national organizations such as the National Health Foundation, the National Mentoring Partnership, the United States Soccer Foundation, the National Police Activities League, the Indiana Youth Institute, and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. She is a certified trainer in the Youth Work Methods, Youth Work Management, and the Screening Applicants for Effectiveness training, and Trauma-Informed Practices in Educational Settings. Additionally she is an Oregon Registry Master Trainer. She has been the curriculum developer and lead trainer on a collective impact project targeting growth mindset. Her M.Ed in School Counseling provides an education system and mental health lens.
After registering, please bring cash or a $35 check made out to the Greater Gallatin United Way to the start of the session. Please note that kidsLINK Afterschool partner site attendees are sponsored to attend at no charge, but you still need to register online to reserve your spot.
Questions? Contact Julia Gustafson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406624-9272.