Archive for March, 2007

AFTERSCHOOL REGIONAL TRAINING ON SATURDAY!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

NJSACC is launching our final Regional Workshop!
Our last Regional Training Day will be on Saturday, March 31, 2007 in New Brunswick, NJ.
AFTERSCHOOL REGIONAL TRAINING DAY #3

Date: March 31, 2007
Time: 8:30am-12:15pm
Place: Lord Stirling School, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $20

Agenda:
8:30am-9am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9am-10:30am – Session 1
10:45am-12:15pm – Session 2
Session 1 – 9am-10:30am

March 31, 2007 8:30am-12:15pm Lord Stirling School, New Brunswick, NJ $20

Agenda:
8:30am-9am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9am-10:30am – Session 1
10:45am-12:15pm – Session 2

Session 1 – 9am-10:30am

A. Bringing Drama to Your Program
Discover the actor’s tools of body, voice, and imagination to tell original
and interpreted stories in a fun and interactive way. Learn the variety of
ways in which drama can be employed for activities, games, and even to
integrate curricula. This is a hands-on, experiential workshop so please dress comfortably!
Presenter: Lauren O’Brien, MS ED, Trainer, NJSACC

B. Crafts, Crafts, Crafts!
In this fun Workshop you will get to learn a variety of crafts and craft ideas and take home your new creations!
Presenter: Adrienne Mtume, Trainer, NJSACC

C. Behavior Management
We all have difficult situations and behaviors that can be hard to manage. Many issues and problems can be handled by making changes to the afterschool environment. Learn tips and strategies to put the necessary supports in place to make positive changes in your program!
Presenter: Christine Corriston, LIC SW, Trainer, NJSACC D. Hands-On ScienceScience experiments can be a fun way to introduce new activities into your afterschool program. In this workshop you will get ideas for projects that will engage your children and keep them having fun!
Presenter: Sarah Cruz, Trainer, NJSACCSession 2 – 10:45am-12:15pm

E. Bringing Drama to Your Program
Discover the actor’s tools of body, voice, and imagination to tell original
and interpreted stories in a fun and interactive way. Learn the variety of
ways in which drama can be employed for activities, games, and even to
integrate curricula. This is a hands-on, experiential workshop so please dress comfortably!
Presenter: Lauren O’Brien, MS ED, Trainer, NJSACC

F. Crafts, Crafts, Crafts!
In this fun Workshop you will get to learn a variety of crafts and craft ideas and take home your new creations!
Presenter: Adrienne Mtume, Trainer, NJSACC

G. Behavior Management
We all have difficult situations and behaviors that can be hard to manage. Many issues and problems can be handled by making changes to the afterschool environment. Learn tips and strategies to put the necessary supports in place to make positive changes in your program!
Presenter: Christine Corriston, LIC SW, Trainer, NJSACC

H. Hands-On Science
Science experiments can be a fun way to introduce new activities into your afterschool program. In this workshop you will get ideas for projects that will engage your children and keep them having fun!
Presenter: Sarah Cruz, Trainer, NJSACC

REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE FAX TO: 908.789.4237
SEND ONE FORM PER PERSON
DUPLICATE AS NEEDED

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Day Phone:
Afterschool Program:
Number of youth served:

SESSION CHOICES**Please circle one choice for each session
Session 1 – 9am-10:30am

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Day Phone:
Afterschool Program:Number of youth served:

SESSION CHOICES**Please circle one choice for each session

Session 1 – 9am-10:30am

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Day Phone:Afterschool Program:
Number of youth served

SESSION CHOICES
**Please circle one choice for each sessionSession 1 – 9am-10:30am

A. Bringing Drama to Your Program
B. Crafts, Crafts, Crafts!
C. Behavior Management
D. Hands-On Science
Session 2 – 10:45am-12:15pm

E. Bringing Drama to Your Program
F. Crafts, Crafts, Crafts!
G. Behavior Management
H. Hands-On Science

Cost: $20 per person
Make checks payable to NJSACC.
PO’s and Credit Cards accepted.
Amount enclosed:
Check Number/ or Purchase Order Number #:
OR
Credit Card #:
Visa
MasterCard
Expiration Date
Name on Card:
Zip Code for Credit Card Billing Address
FAX REGISTRATION FORM TO: 908.789.4237

Mail payment with original registration form to:
NJSACC
231 North Avenue West #363
Westfield, NJ 07090
All Registrations must be received by March 28, 2007
Payment may be accepted on day of trainingor mail to the address above .
Substitutions may be made at any time. There are no refunds will be given after March 28th regardless of attendance.
NO WALK IN REGISTRATIONS, PLEASE !

 

Do you work with high school and middle school youth? This training is for you!

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Friday, March 30th, 2007 

Next Step Institute#4:

Connecting Youth to “Hot” Programming:  Getting them in the door and keeping them there!
 
In this workshop designed for afterschool programs working with Middle School students (and High School-aged youth as well), participants will draw from the different programming designs represented by the attendees of the workshop to discuss related strengths and challenges of recruiting and retaining adolescents in afterschool programs. 

Participants will also explore staff, youth and community perceptions and experiences that influence recruitment and retention and will gain tools and develop concrete strategies to support and strength these elements.

BIO:
Rebecca Fabiano has an extensive background in education, leadership and program administration, specifically with regard to adolescent development and youth programming.  For seven years she utilized these skills as Director of Opening Doors and Building Bridges Youth Development & Afterschool program at the Martin Luther King Educational Campus in New York City. An accomplished educator and trainer, Rebecca excels in her ability to communicate information in a direct, fun and effective manner. She currently provides training and curriculum development on wide range of topics related to youth development and after school programs locally, nationally and internationally.

 

NEXT STEP INSTITUTE:
# 4: Connecting Youth to “Hot” Programming:  Getting them in the door and keeping them there!

The fourth session of 6 is in partnership with PASE of NYC.

When: Friday, March 30th, 2007
          10am-2pm
Where:First Baptist Church of Westfield,
          170 Elm Street
          Westfield, NJ

http://fbcwestfield.org/Mission/map.htm

Cost: $30 per person
What: Covers materials,training certificate and lunch
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(A form is needed for each person registering – Duplicate as needed)
Name
Address
City State ZIP
Day Phone:
After school Program:
Number of youth served:
Dietary Needs:
***************************************************************
Cost: $30 per person
Make checks payable to NJSACC.
PO’s and Credit Cards accepted.
Amount enclosed: ________________
Check Number__________ or Purchase Order Number____________
OR
Credit Card #_____________________________________________
Visa___ MasterCard___ Expiration Date____________
Name on Card____________________________________________
Zip Code for Credit Card Billing Address_______________
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Fax your registration to NJSACC @ 908.789.4237 by March 28th!
Then mail payment and registration form to:
NJSACC
231 North Avenue West #363
Westfield, NJ 07090

Payment must be mailed to the address above and received by date of training.
NO WALK IN REGISTRATIONS, PLEASE !

 

“Conversations on Grief” Workshops”

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

“Conversations on Grief” Workshops

** Are you a parent? A teacher? A coach?

** An Aunt, Uncle or Grandparent?
** Do you want to help grieving children and understand more about grief and loss and its impact on our society?
Then this workshop is for you!
 
“Conversations on Grief: Lessons on Loss from the Classroom of Life”

    * Learn to identify and respond to grieving children so they can get on with the business of living, learning and growing;
    *
      Increase awareness and understanding of your own personal experience of loss in your life;
    *
      Learn about the myths in our society about grief and loss and specific activities, insights and skills to assist grieving children and teens.

Hosted by Interweave at
Calvary Episcopal Church
Saturday, March 24th
9 AM – Noon
 
Workshop Fee: $35 (Register at www.interweave.org)
or
 
Wednesday, April 11th
Millburn Public Library
6 PM – 9 PM
Suggested Donation: $35
(Register by calling 908-522-1999 or info@good-grief.org)
Sponsored by the Junior League of the Oranges/Short Hills
Good Grief’s mission is to provide educational workshops, advocacy and support programs for grieving children and adults coping with loss due to death, divorce, separation, abandonment or any other type of life loss.
 
Questions?  Call 908-522-1999 or info@good-grief.org
“Conversations on Grief” Workshops…

** Are you a parent? A teacher? A coach?

** An Aunt, Uncle or Grandparent?
** Do you want to help grieving children and understand more about grief and loss and its impact on our society?
Then this workshop is for you!
 
“Conversations on Grief: Lessons on Loss from the Classroom of Life”

    * Learn to identify and respond to grieving children so they can get on with the business of living, learning and growing;
    *
      Increase awareness and understanding of your own personal experience of loss in your life;
    *
      Learn about the myths in our society about grief and loss and specific activities, insights and skills to assist grieving children and teens.

Hosted by Interweave at
Calvary Episcopal Church
Saturday, March 24th
9 AM – Noon
 
Workshop Fee: $35 (Register at www.interweave.org)
or
 
Wednesday, April 11th
Millburn Public Library
6 PM – 9 PM
Suggested Donation: $35
(Register by calling 908-522-1999 or info@good-grief.org)
Sponsored by the Junior League of the Oranges/Short Hills
Good Grief’s mission is to provide educational workshops, advocacy and support programs for grieving children and adults coping with loss due to death, divorce, separation, abandonment or any other type of life loss.
 
Questions?  Call 908-522-1999 or info@good-grief.org

 

GUIDES AND TOOL KITS WORKING WITH FAMILIES

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

 

Parental Use of Child Care: A Guide for Constructing Parent Surveys
This guide by the Oregon Child Care Research Partnership offers directions for constructing surveys to collect information on the ways that parents use child care.
http://www.researchconnections.org/SendPdf?resourceId=7992

Working Together: School-Family-Community Partnerships
Created by The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations (CESDP) at New Mexico Highlands University, this tool kit is based on the National PTA’s standards for parent and community involvement programs and is designed to support the development of school, family and community partnerships. The tool kit is divided into three sections: teacher, family, and professional development tools.
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/div/rural_ed/toolkit/toolkit.htm

IMPORTANCE IN PLAY ! PLEASE READ !

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

 In afterschool programs there is a great deal of emphasis on enrichment and academics. 

 Take a moment to think about  when you were 8 years old:

  • what did you do afterschool?
  • where did you go afterschool?
  • who were you with afterschool? 

Read this reposrt and think again about what you are ofering in your afterschool program.

 The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds
This report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, highlights the importance of play in children’s development and offers guidelines on how pediatricians can advocate for children by helping families, school systems, and communities to promote play in children’s lives.
http://www.aap.org/pressroom/playFINAL.pdf