Archive for May, 2009

Getting ready for summer! Training in Garfield !

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Getting ready for summer! Training in Garfield !

Getting ready for summer!
A training sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Garfield in partnership with NJSACC, the network for New Jersey’s afterschool communities.

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Garfield

490 Midland Avenue

Garfield, NJ

When: June 6, 2009

Time: 9am-12:05pm

Cost: $10 per person

Participants will attend two of the sessions described below. The first session will run from 9am-10:30am and the second session will run from 10:35am-12:05pm.

Session 1

Workshop A

Promoting Positive Behavior through Programming.
Quality Afterschool programs offer activities that are fun, enriching and educational. In addition, Afterschool programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior. This workshop will provide strategies for staff to develop activities and programming that promote positive behavior while ensuring the activities are enriching, educational and age appropriate.

Sarah Cruz

Workshop B

Building the Team through Effective Communication
Effective communication skills can lead to improved relationships and better team work. In this highly interactive workshop participants will learn proven techniques that teach how to express yourself clearly and confidently, recognize communication barriers and communicate effectively through active listening skills.
Dawn Rannie-White

Workshop C

Games, Games, Games

Keep the ball rolling with new ideas for non-competitive games to play with school-age children. A variety of cooperative games that can be utilized with large and small multi-age groups will be taught in this fun and interactive workshop. Be prepared to participate! This workshop is for new staff.

Dennis Groomes

Session 2

Workshop D

Promoting Positive Behavior through Programming.
Quality Afterschool programs offer activities that are fun, enriching and educational. In addition, Afterschool programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior. This workshop will provide strategies for staff to develop activities and programming that promote positive behavior while ensuring the activities are enriching, educational and age appropriate.

Sarah Cruz

Workshop E

Building the Team through Effective Communication Effective communication skills can lead to improved relationships and better team work. In this highly interactive workshop participants will learn proven techniques that teach how to express yourself clearly and confidently, recognize communication barriers and communicate effectively through active listening skills. Dawn Rannie-White

Workshop F

Games, Games, Games

Keep the ball rolling with new ideas for non-competitive games to play with school-age children. A variety of cooperative games that can be utilized with large and small multi-age groups will be taught in this fun and interactive workshop. Be prepared to participate! This workshop is for new staff.

Dennis Groomes

Name:
Program Name:
Program Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:

Please pick one workshop from each session – write only the letter of the workshop in the space below

Session 1 ____________ Session 2 ____________

Payment Information – Please fill out ALL spaces below for payment. If paying by check please make check out to NJSACC

Check number or Purchase Order number:
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Please circle: Visa or Mastercard

Credit Card Number:
Expiration Date:
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************************************************

Registrations may be faxed to 908-789-4237
CUT OFF FOR REGISTRATION , June 2nd, 2009.
or mailed to: NJSACC, 231 North Avenue West #363, Westfield, NJ 07090.

No Walk-in registrations please!

You must call 908-789-0259 ask to speak to Jessica to confirm your registration.

Getting ready for summer! Training in Garfield !

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Getting ready for summer!
A training sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Garfield in partnership with NJSACC, the network for New Jersey’s afterschool communities.

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Garfield

490 Midland Avenue

Garfield, NJ

When: June 6, 2009

Time: 9am-12:05pm

Cost: $10 per person

Participants will attend two of the sessions described below. The first session will run from 9am-10:30am and the second session will run from 10:35am-12:05pm.

Session 1

Workshop A

Promoting Positive Behavior through Programming.
Quality Afterschool programs offer activities that are fun, enriching and educational. In addition, Afterschool programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior. This workshop will provide strategies for staff to develop activities and programming that promote positive behavior while ensuring the activities are enriching, educational and age appropriate.

Sarah Cruz

Workshop B

Building the Team through Effective Communication
Effective communication skills can lead to improved relationships and better team work. In this highly interactive workshop participants will learn proven techniques that teach how to express yourself clearly and confidently, recognize communication barriers and communicate effectively through active listening skills.
Dawn Rannie-White

Workshop C

Games, Games, Games

Keep the ball rolling with new ideas for non-competitive games to play with school-age children. A variety of cooperative games that can be utilized with large and small multi-age groups will be taught in this fun and interactive workshop. Be prepared to participate! This workshop is for new staff.

Dennis Groomes

Session 2

Workshop D

Promoting Positive Behavior through Programming.
Quality Afterschool programs offer activities that are fun, enriching and educational. In addition, Afterschool programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior. This workshop will provide strategies for staff to develop activities and programming that promote positive behavior while ensuring the activities are enriching, educational and age appropriate.

Sarah Cruz

Workshop E

Building the Team through Effective Communication Effective communication skills can lead to improved relationships and better team work. In this highly interactive workshop participants will learn proven techniques that teach how to express yourself clearly and confidently, recognize communication barriers and communicate effectively through active listening skills. Dawn Rannie-White

Workshop F

Games, Games, Games

Keep the ball rolling with new ideas for non-competitive games to play with school-age children. A variety of cooperative games that can be utilized with large and small multi-age groups will be taught in this fun and interactive workshop. Be prepared to participate! This workshop is for new staff.

Dennis Groomes

Name:
Program Name:
Program Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:

Please pick one workshop from each session – write only the letter of the workshop in the space below

Session 1 ____________ Session 2 ____________

Payment Information – Please fill out ALL spaces below for payment. If paying by check please make check out to NJSACC

Check number or Purchase Order number:
Credit Card – Visa or Mastercard ONLY
Please circle: Visa or Mastercard

Credit Card Number:
Expiration Date:
Zip code for billing address:
Name on card:
************************************************

Registrations may be faxed to 908-789-4237
CUT OFF FOR REGISTRATION , June 2nd, 2009.
or mailed to: NJSACC, 231 North Avenue West #363, Westfield, NJ 07090.

No Walk-in registrations please!

You must call 908-789-0259 ask to speak to Jessica to confirm your registration.

Public Schools Join Hunt for Grants

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Districts explore all options to fund programs as budgets are trimmed
Monday, May 25, 2009
BY KRISTEN ALLOWAY
Star-Ledger Staff

West Orange schools wanted a new way to teach physical education to sixth-graders. The Cranford district hoped to expand its service learning program to include more students. Piscataway was looking to make American history more meaningful.

All three districts looked beyond their budgets and sought grants to pay for the new programs.

With the economy ailing, more cash-strapped New Jersey public schools are joining their private brethren in the hunt for public and private money to expand programs or fill holes.

“We are looking at any option, any venue to secure grant money, donations, whatever we can to supplement the school budget,” said Camille Widdows, a Cranford school board member. “Districts in New Jersey, if they are not looking for that kind of funding, they should be.”

The state Department of Education this year has received nearly 80 applications for federal grants for after-school programs administered by the state, compared with 60 to 65 applications in prior years. More districts than usual also attended the state’s technical assistance session, which help schools learn how to apply and administer grants, said Anne Corwell, director of the office of grants management for the Education Department.

But even as interest grows, the recession is reducing the pot of money available for discretionary grants, with many private foundations seeing their assets fall, according to school and foundation officials.

Federal grants also have shrunk in recent years and are now often targeted to specific needs, such as homeless students, so few districts may be eligible to apply, Corwell said. But money from the federal stimulus package should boost some grant opportunities this year, especially for technology, she said.

The New Jersey Department of Education administered $71 million in competitive grant money last year — most of it federal funds. That was down from $80 million in 2006.

Private grantmakers said they have seen a recent spike in interest from schools. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, for example, had two dozen schools seek grants this year for its artist-in-residency program, nearly double that of last year. The New Jersey Education Association supports a private foundation that received applications from more than 60 teachers this year, about 20 percent more than last year.

The increased interest is having ripple effects.

When Fairleigh Dickinson University started a five-year pilot program last year to help science and math teachers bulk up their skills, it included a workshop on grant writing.

“We realized that school districts don’t have the ability to go out and buy,” said Michael Avaltroni, co-director of the Institute for the Enhancement of Teaching Science and Math. “We thought it was important to teach teachers to be self-starting in looking for funding for software, or interactive computers in the classroom, the little things that could make a big difference in exciting students.”

In many schools, teachers or departments find the grants and apply on their own. But some districts have assigned that responsibility to an employee who also may wear several other hats.

In Cranford, that job goes to instructional support specialist Stephen Izzo, and he said the district receives about $200,000 to $300,000 a year in donations and grants.

Those awards range from a few thousand dollars to aid literacy programs to $125,000 over three years from the federal Learn and Serve America program. That grant has allowed Cranford to expand its service-learning program to several schools.

Piscataway is in the first year of implementing a federal $879,000 Teaching American History grant that it is sharing with five other Middlesex County school districts. The money will pay for professional development programs and online resources for about 50 teachers, said Carolyn Keck, Piscataway’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

“The better knowledge the teachers have, the better they teach the subject,” Keck said. “The online resources bring history in a different way to kids.”

The grant also arrived at a fortuitous time. Belt-tightening meant the Piscataway district cut almost half of its $200,000 professional development budget in its new budget, she said.

“We’re constantly looking for grants that emphasize professional development,” Keck said. “Timing is everything.

SUMMER CAMP CONFERENCE/Newark

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

SUMMER CAMP CONFERENCE
Saturday, June 6, 2009
9am—2:30pm
Join Programs for Parents for a special conference
to jump start your summer camp program!
Rutgers University
Robeson Center
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ

Fee: $10

SCHEDULE

8:45-9:15am: Registration
9:15-9:45am: Welcome
10:00-11:00am Session I
11:05-12:05am Session II
12:10-1:30pm: Closing, Light Lunch & Raffles
To re g i s te r c a l l : 973-744-4050 x 1067 or x 1004

Please detach completed Registration Form below and
mail with payment to: Programs for Parents, 20 Church St., Ste. 14,
Montclair, NJ, 07042, Attn: Jackie
REGISTRATION FORM
Name:________________________________________________________
Organization:___________________________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
Work Phone:___________________________________________________
Home or Cell Phone:_____________________________________________
Email:_________________________________________________________
(Make checks payable to Programs for Parents)
Payment of $10: _____check or _____money order
Workshop Choices:
(Please fill in with the letter from the list on the right)
Session I: 1st Choice (letter) ________
2nd Choice (letter) ________
Session II: 1st Choice (letter) ________
2nd Choice (letter) ________
Session I:
A: Working with Parents
B: Hands on Science
C: New Games/ Transitions/ Safety
D: Discipline/Behavior Modification
Session II:
E: Conflict Resolution for Staff
F: Hands on Science
G: New Games/ Transitions/ Safety
H. Rain or Shine Activities

Effective Management Training

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Effective Management Training

REGISTER EARLY!

August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2009

Once again NJSACC is bringing the National Institute on Out-of-School Time from Wellesley, MA to New Jersey.

Funding in part provided by New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development as part of a Federal CCDF Block Grant Earmark and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds awarded to the New Jersey Department of Education.

When: Tuesday 8/11th, Wednesday 8/12th, & Thursday 8/13th
9:00am-3:00pm

Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield,
170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Public Transit: 5 minute walk from Westfield, NJ Transit stop on Raritan Valley line.

Cost: $175 which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials

Hotel Info: http://www.boylehotels.com/bwwi-index.asp
Hotel fees are NOT included in registration fee.

Westfield, NJ Info: http://westfieldtoday.com/

Who should attend?

• New to the field Directors
• Experienced Directors
• Afterschool Coordinators
• 21st CCLC Project Directors
• Evaluators of afterschool programs


What:

This training will focus on the administrative components of a quality afterschool program. Included will be effective systems to manage fiscal resources and administrative policies, evaluation and outcomes, workplace issues, strategies for recruitment and retention, staff development and training, ideas for building a family-responsive program, building a “learning organization,” leadership and management styles, and working collaboratively with schools and communities.

About the presenters:


The presenters for this session work with the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST ). For more than two decades, NIOST has been the national leader in providing highly interactive, research based training for directors and staff, school administrators, community leaders, and others committed to providing high quality afterschool programs for children and youth.

Ellen Clippinger, MS Ed :

is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AYS, Inc., a not-for-profit youth-serving agency operating over 50 programs in a four-county area in the Indianapolis community. Ellen has been instrumental in piloting various types of programs to meet the needs of working parents-early childhood programs housed in school settings, wrap-around kindergarten programs within the school, as well as winter and spring breaks and summer camps. A summer camp devoted to arts education with a culminating final performance by the children and youth from the camp is now in its fifth season.

Molly McNally-Dunn:


has been an advocate for the school-age child for thirty years. This passion began professionally as an elementary teacher in Massachusetts and in New York. She then journeyed to early childhood care and education as a nutrition consultant to family child care providers and a teacher for pre-licensing of family child care homes in Colorado. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and currently administers fourteen school-based school-age care programs for Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado


Presented in partnership with NJSACC

Questions:
Please call NJSACC at 908-789-0259 with any questions. Registration form below.

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Effective Management for Afterschool

Registration Form

Participants must attend each day: Tue/Wed/Thu 8/11-8/13/09

Name: _________________________________________________________
(Last) (First) (M.I.)
Address: ___________________________________________(#)
City_________________________________State:___________________Zip____
Phone (Home): ________________________________ (Work): _______________

E-mail Address: ______________________________

Program Name:__________________________________________________________

Program Address: _______________________________________________________

Method of Payment: ( ) Check/Money Order ( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard ( ) P.O. – Please Attach Copy

Charge Card Account # __________/__________/__________/___________
Expiration Date _____/______

Signature/Name on Card __________________________________________

Zip Code attached to Credit Card ___________ Amount Paid ___________

Are you a 21st CCLC Grantee? Yes___ No___

Registration Information:
• Registration is limited
• Registrations must be received by August 3rd, 2009.
• Cancellations must be made by August 3rd, 2009.
• No refunds will be given after August 13th, 2009 however, substitutions may be made at any time.


FAX Complete the registration form and fax it to our secure fax line at
908 -789-4237.
MAIL Complete the registration form and mail it to:
NJSACC, 231 North Avenue West #363, Westfield, NJ 07090
Enclose a check or money order for the appropriate amount, made payable to NJSACC.
We also accept purchase orders.