Archive for May, 2013

THIS MONDAY 5/20/13! Licensed #Afterschool Program Roundtable – last chance to RSVP!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

If you operate a Licensed Afterschool Program, join this roundtable to share information, resources and network with colleagues.

Topics covered come from the group.

NJSACC staff will moderate the Round table and bring resources on Afterschool.

Refreshments will be served.

Location: The North Brunswick Government and Community Complex at:
710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick NJ 08902

Time: 10 AM-12:30 PM

Hosted by: Giovanna Branciforte, Recreation Program Specialist, Project LEAL, North Brunswick Township

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Effective Management: A Directors Retreat 5/30/13-5/31/13 – registration is open!

Friday, May 17th, 2013


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Effective Management: A Directors Retreat

The NIOST Effective Management training is designed for executive directors of multi-site agencies, and directors and coordinators of single site afterschool programs who are focusing on strengthening their management expertise in this challenging economic climate. Join directors who are tackling an array of issues such as limited resources, staffing challenges, or expanded day opportunities and are seeking to build their leadership skills, create a plan for program improvements, and strengthen their organization.

Goals of Training:

  • Help participants understand how to create a program climate that fosters learning, celebrates diversity, and models team building.
  • Give participants program improvement guidance.
  • Apply contemporary leadership and change theories to the unique context of out-of-school time.

Targeted Audience:

  • Directors ready to increase their management skills.
  • Directors who are new or from programs experiencing challenges such as staff turnover, budget constraints, or other organizational issues.
  • Directors seeking to make changes.

Training Content:

  • Two days of hands on, interactive training.
  • Trainers assist directors to begin to set goals for staff development, programmatic and other quality improvements.
  • Each participant receives a comprehensive notebook for personal reflection and reference.

Come to this training to learn how to guide program and staff improvement, strengthen administration and be more intentional in your actions as a program leader.

Come to this training to learn how to guide program and staff improvement, strengthen administration and be more intentional in your actions as a program leader.

Dates: Effective Management 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:30 AM -3:00PM
Friday, May 31, 2013  8:30PM – 3:00 PM

Where: NJSACC Office, 170 Elm Street , Westfield, NJ 07090

Cost: $80 , includes lunch  each day and all materials

For nearly 30 years, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College has moved the afterschool field forward through its research, education and training, consultation, and field-building. Much of NIOST’s work has encompassed projects of national scope and influence, several representing “firsts” for the field and many focusing on building out-of-school time systems.

Meet The Trainers:

Molly McNally Dunn

 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 sixteen school-based afterschool programs for Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. Molly is also a member of the Colorado Early Childhood Summit, a coalition of statewide leaders who advocate on public policy issues affecting families.

In addition to her work as a national NIOST trainer, Molly is a consultant and trainer for the Colorado Department of Education. In this capacity she has provided technical assistance to afterschool programs throughout the state.

Molly serves on the Board of Colorado Alliance for Quality School Age Programs (CAQSAP) and has served on CAEYC and NAA. She has created and facilitated a multi-agency study group of school-age site directors, and a grant linking the school day with out-of-school time in fostering literacy with school-age programs.

Molly’s most recent venture is with the Colorado Department of Education. She works closely with principals and teachers strategizing with out-of-school time professionals to support children’s learning in schools.

Liz Joye

Liz has worked with children in various capacities for over twenty five years.  Her experiences include positions as Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Resource Teacher for academically gifted children and National Trainer.  Liz also served as the Director for a large, school-based after school program in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was cited by Walking Mothermagazine as one of the top 10 programs in the country.  Liz played a key role in the development of the After School Accreditation process for both NAA (National Afterschool Association) and COA (Council on Accreditation.)  She is currently serving as a Commissioner for COA.

As a Training Associate for the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College, Liz travels extensively to lead workshops for school administrators and teachers.  Liz is currently working with The Department of The Army and their Center of Expertise as an Education Specialist.  Her career has allowed Liz to chase her two professional passions; quality training and quality programming.

Liz has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and two master’s degrees, one in Educational Administration and Supervision and one in Gifted Education.  She and her husband, Ed, have two daughters and one son and live in Charleston, SC.

This project was funded in part (88.2%)  with 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 through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.

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Last day to register! Soaring Beyond Expectations: A Statewide #Afterschool Showcase 5/23/13

Friday, May 17th, 2013

New Jersey’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs Present: Soaring Beyond Expectations: A Statewide Afterschool Showcase

***click here to read workshop descriptions***

This Afterschool Showcase will highlight best practices of NJ’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Programs.

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This event is open statewide to anyone interested in utilizing afterschool, before school or summer school as a strategy to improve youth’s knowledge and skills and engage them in meaningful learning opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • School personnel
  • Afterschool directors
  • Teachers
  • Youth Workers
  • Others interested in starting or enhancing an existing afterschool, before school or summer program

This training is brought to you by the New Jersey Department of Education in collaboration with NJSACC.

This project was funded in part with 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 through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Where:
NJPSA
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831

Directions: http://www.njpsa.org/about/directions.aspx

Cost: $30 per person includes lunch and all materials.

When registering you will need to select the workshops you would like to attend. Please click here to see the descriptions of the workshops being offered. Workshops will fill up quickly. Register early to have the best chance of getting your first choice. If a workshop is full it will not appear as a choice when you register.

Last day to register is today May 17, 2013!

***click here to read workshop descriptions***

SAVE THE DATE 11/22-11/23! NJ’s Annual Conference for Afterschool #NJSACC

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Registration to open September 1st, 2013

Conference Fees:
Members: $251 / 2 days $151 / 1 day
Non-Members: $296 / 2 days $196 / 1 day
Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch

Conference Location and Accommodations:

The Marriott Princeton Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal
100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540

Room Rates: $119 per night

Room Reservations:
Reservations must be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at (800) 228-9290 or (609) 452-7800.

Room reservations must be made on or before Friday, November 8, 2013.

When you call make sure to mention the NJSACC Conference and the dates of the conference in order to receive the conference rate.

Please Note: Full conference program will be posted at: www.njsacc.org in early September in a downloadable format.

For more information: NJSACC 908-789-0259 | www.njsacc.org

This year’s conference celebrates the official launch of NJ’s Quality Standards for Afterschool. Come learn about the Standards and how to use the easy Self-Assessment Tool. The conference features more than 50 workshops on topics including STEM, global learning, administration, and much more!

Conference at a Glance

Click here to view detailed schedule

This conference is funded in part by the:

  • NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development as part of a Federal CCDF Block Grant Earmark
  • Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (Title IV, Part B o fNo Child Left Behind), 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds awarded to the NJ Department of Education

5/18/13 Middlesex County Training: Programming and Team Building for #Tweens – register now! #nj

Friday, May 10th, 2013


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Programming and Team Building for Tweens

Do you serve the “tween”? Children in grades 4th-8th are a great delight with the right programming and activities. This day of workshops will provide staff with tools, tips, resources, inspiration and new energy to work with this age group afterschool and in the summer.

The day will focus on the developmental stage and needs of youth ages 9-14 as well as finding the right fit of activities, environment and expectations for your children. Learn about Team Building, Project Based Learning and Youth Created programming.

When: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: North Brunswick Municipal Building
710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cost: $15 (light breakfast refreshments will be served at 9:15 AM)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2013

For Registration Details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259

This training is hosted by Giovanna Branciforte, Project LEAL, North Brunswick Township

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