Upcoming Events

Wednesday April 1
2020

Foundations for Teaching English Learners

ONLINE WORKSHOP 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET | ELD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This 90-minute interactive online workshop will provide an overview of key characteristics of English learners and pedagogical considerations to ensure their academic success. Participants will analyze common myths and facts about teaching ELs and leave with research-based knowledge to inform current and future classroom practice. This is a great introductory class for teachers who are fairly new to teaching ELs and a great refresher for others.

Intended audience: K-12 content teachers; K-12 ESL Specialists; school and district administrators
Instructor: Andrea G. Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

SESSION FULL DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
Thursday April 2
2020

Youth Engagement in the Time of Social Distancing: An Introductory Conversation

VIRTUAL CONVERSATION 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET | PSAYDN EVENT

Join the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Teen Reading Lounge network for an informative 90-minute conversation exploring how afterschool humanities programming for youth ages 12-18 is being impacted by the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak. PSADYN director Laura Saccente will serve as one of the guest speakers.

To join on April 2nd, click here. >
Tuesday April 7
2020

Emotions Mix Tape: Building Emotional Intelligence

WEBINAR 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET | 21ST CCLC EXTRA LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

What exactly are emotions? In this session, you will be able to define emotions in terms of mind and body (recognizing emotions), build emotion vocabulary (labeling emotions), and define important aspects of emotional intelligence. Youth development professionals apply emotional intelligence in everything they do – from supporting youth manage their feelings to interacting with parents to managing staff. Because music is important to young people and listening to music activates large areas of the brain associated with a wide range of emotions, you will build a better understanding of emotions through music.

Presenter: Lori Nathanson, Ph.D., SEL Consultant
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

Register for Emotions Mix Tape >
Tuesday April 7
2020

Ways to Connect with Students and Families Virtually

WEBINAR 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET | 21ST CCLC EXTRA LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

There are many ways to use technology to connect with students and families virtually. In this session, you will be taken through strategies and technology tools to make virtual connections happen. You will learn how to use your current communication channels and set up alternate channels to connect with your community. You will be provided with an overview of how to set up newsletters and simple landing pages with information and resources for families.

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D., EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

Register for Ways to Connect >
Wednesday April 8
2020

Culturally Responsive Teaching: From Concept to Classroom Practice

ONLINE WORKSHOP 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET | ELD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Culturally Responsive Teaching (Gay, 2000; Ladson-Billings, 1997) is not a new concept; however, educators across the nation continue to struggle with its implementation, moving from concept to classroom practice. In this 90-minute interactive workshop, educators will review the tenets of culturally responsive teaching by deep diving into critical cultural concepts - acculturation (Berry, 1994, 2001), the immigrant paradox (Gans, 1992), and Funds of Knowledge (Gonzalez, Moll, & Amanti, 2005). Drawing upon takeaways from our deep dive, we will consider ways to replace deficit perspectives with ones that leverage the cultural and linguistic abundance that ELs bring to our classrooms and schools.

Intended audience: K-12 content teachers; K-12 ESL Specialists; school and district administrators
Instructor: Andrea G. Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

SESSION FULL DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
Wednesday April 8
2020

Classroom Technology Tools for Remote Afterschool Programs

WEBINAR 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET | 21ST CCLC EXTRA LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

In this session, you will learn about free and low-cost technology tools that give students access to digital learning tools. There are mobile apps, smartphone-friendly websites, and tools children and families can access on tablets, Chromebooks and laptops. Learn about the high-quality resources available for children that you can recommend to families or incorporate them into a structured afterschool program.

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D., EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

Register for Classroom Technology Tools >
Thursday April 9
2020

Continuous Education – Aligning K-12 Afterschool Programming with the School Day

WEBINAR 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET | 21ST CCLC EXTRA LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

You for Youth (Y4Y) Education Specialist Andrew Francis will discuss the benefits and importance of continuing student education from the school day into 21st Century Community Learning Centers program experiences. Learn about the six key components that support and nurture strong partnerships between the school day and out-of-school time programs, as well as Y4Y resources that can be easily implemented into afterschool sites.

Presenter: Andrew Francis, Education Specialist, You for Youth
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

Register for Continuous Education >
Thursday April 9
2020

Culturally Responsive Teaching: From Concept to Classroom Practice

ONLINE WORKSHOP 2:30 – 4:00 PM ET | ELD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Culturally Responsive Teaching (Gay, 2000; Ladson-Billings, 1997) is not a new concept; however, educators across the nation continue to struggle with its implementation, moving from concept to classroom practice. In this 90-minute interactive workshop, educators will review the tenets of culturally responsive teaching by deep diving into critical cultural concepts - acculturation (Berry, 1994, 2001), the immigrant paradox (Gans, 1992), and Funds of Knowledge (Gonzalez, Moll, & Amanti, 2005). Drawing upon takeaways from our deep dive, we will consider ways to replace deficit perspectives with ones that leverage the cultural and linguistic abundance that ELs bring to our classrooms and schools.

Intended audience: K-12 content teachers; K-12 ESL Specialists; school and district administrators
Instructor: Andrea G. Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

SESSION FULL DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
Thursday April 16
2020

Planning for Academic Language Development through Formative Language Assessment

ONLINE WORKSHOP 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET | ELD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participants will explore three types of assessment – assessment as learning, for learning, and of learning (Gottlieb, 2016) – as well as the ways in which educators can leverage the data from each type to develop more equitable instruction and assessment practices for English learners. Using WIDA’s Key Uses of Academic Language, participants will take a closer look at the academic language structures and functions that are embedded in content standards, determine language use expectations, and practice creating success criteria for mastery of academic content as well as academic language development.

Intended audience: K-12 content teachers; K-12 ESL Specialists
Instructor: Andrea G. Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

SESSION FULL DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
Thursday April 16
2020

Planning for Academic Language Development through Formative Language Assessment

ONLINE WORKSHOP 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET | ELD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participants will explore three types of assessment – assessment as learning, for learning, and of learning (Gottlieb, 2016) – as well as the ways in which educators can leverage the data from each type to develop more equitable instruction and assessment practices for English learners. Using WIDA’s Key Uses of Academic Language, participants will take a closer look at the academic language structures and functions that are embedded in content standards, determine language use expectations, and practice creating success criteria for mastery of academic content as well as academic language development.

Intended audience: K-12 content teachers; K-12 ESL Specialists
Instructor: Andrea G. Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

SESSION FULL DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
Thursday & Friday April 16 & 17
2020

2020 Education Leading to Employment and Career Training Virtual Conference

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | ELECT EVENT

Gain program-specific professional development, share best practices, and learn skills to better serve the expectant and parenting teens of Pennsylvania. This conference is sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Departments of Education and Human Services, in partnership with Center for Schools and Communities.

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Thursday April 23
2020

Surviving or Thriving? The Intentional Practice of Workplace Wellness

WEBINAR 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET | 21ST CCLC EXTRA LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

With the ever-increasing demands of the workplace, fostering our own resilience and social emotional wellness often takes a back seat. Mona Johnson will address the critical importance of prioritizing self-care practice and its inherent connection to K-12 workplace success.

Presenter: Mona Johnson, Ed.D., Director of Student Support, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
CEC: Act 48 credits are available

Register for Surviving or Thriving >
Tuesday May 5
2020

2020 Afterschool and STEM Ambassador Advocacy Day Training

WEBINAR 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET | PSAYDN EVENT

Join PSAYDN Director Laura Saccente and Caroline Allen, PSAYDN coordinator, for an informative webinar on how to have successful legislative visits. Learn about the importance of being an advocate, acquire key messages and tips on communicating with legislators, and obtain information on how to follow up with legislators in their home district. In addition, information about the Advocacy Day agenda will be disseminated.

This webinar is recommended for those participating in Advocacy Day, but is open to anyone interested in effectively communicating with elected officials.

Register for Advocacy Day Training >
Monday — Wednesday May 18 - 20
2020

2020 National Social Emotional Learning Conference

CPSEL EVENT

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT
With a growing number of travel restrictions and health advisories, we have decided to reschedule the National Social and Emotional Learning Conference to May 17-19, 2021 at the same location, the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace.

In the upcoming months, we’ll be sharing updates about our 2021 Conference and information for what we know will be an engaging, exciting event.

More About SEL Conference >
Tuesday May 19
2020

2020 Afterschool and STEM Ambassador Advocacy Day

PENNSYLVANIA STATE CAPITOL, HARRISBURG | PSAYDN EVENT

Join PSAYDN, in partnership with Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA) and Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), for Afterschool and STEM Ambassador Advocacy Day.

Advocates including parents, program providers, youth, educators, faith-based leaders, community and business leaders from across the state will come together to highlight the importance of out-of-school time (OST) and STEM opportunities in our state.

Registration will be available soon.
Wednesday — Friday November 4 - 6
2020

EMPOWER 2020: Pennsylvania's Out-of-School Time Conference

LANCASTER MARRIOTT CONVENTION CENTER, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA | PSAYDN EVENT

EMPOWER 2020 is Pennsylvania’s only out-of-school time conference designed to provide high-quality professional development opportunities for afterschool professionals at all levels, school administrators, teachers, school counselors, social workers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, higher education staff, business/industry partners and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

More About EMPOWER 2020 >
Tuesday & Wednesday December 8 & 9
2020

2020 Safe Schools Conference – Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities

HARRISBURG AREA | SAFE SCHOOLS EVENT

This high-quality event will offer professional development focused on school safety, bullying prevention, emergency and crisis response, and other relevant topics. Hear state and national experts present the latest research and trends in school safety, youth violence prevention, evidence-based program models, promising practices, and more.

The conference is a professional development opportunity for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, mental health professionals, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.

Follow us @Center_Schools for updates on #SafeSchoolsConf2020.

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