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NJSACC is 30 years old! Come celebrate with us!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

 Guess What?

NJ’s only statewide afterschool network is 30 years old!

 Save the Date and stay tuned for more information to come soon.

When : May 16th, 2012 from 1pm-4:30pm
Where: Digiplex Rialto Theater in Westfield, New Jersey
Cost:    Free -be our guest
What: 

A private screening of the documentary film  Brooklyn Castle

Brooklyn Castle Trailer

This is  a documentary about Intermediate School 318 – a junior high where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level that also happens to have the best junior high school chess team, bar none, in the country. The team wins almost every tournament in which they compete (they have more national titles than any other middle school in the U.S.), and regularly defeats schools that have resources I.S. 318 could only dream about. I.S. 318 is home to some of the highest rated young players in the country – in fact, if Albert Einstein, who was rated 1800, were to join the team, he’d only rank fourth. Chess is the cornerstone of I.S. 318’s vibrant roster of afterschool programs, and it has transformed the school from one cited in 2003 as a “school in need of improvement” to one of New York City’s most thriving. Assistant Principal John Galvin credits chess and the school’s more than 40 other afterschool classes – as well as its tireless, dedicated staff – with achieving this sea change, and creating a “culture of success” at I.S. 318.

 

Come celebrate afterschool in New Jersey with NJSACC .

  • See the film.
  • Meet the filmmakers
  • Have some popcorn
  • Participate in the rich  discussion to follow the film
  • Network
  • Reception

 

Our partners to date:

 

Effective Management: A Directors Retreat REGISTRATION OPEN!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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 :
May 31st and June 1st, 2012

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

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

 

REGISTER TODAY!  SPACES LIMITED!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER SPACES LIMITED!

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.
To learn more of their work  click here 

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 Mother magazine 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.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective Management: A Directors Retreat

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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 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  of afterschool programs, 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.

Dates :
May 31st and June 1st, 2012

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

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.  To learn more of their work  click here 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER !

 

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.

 

 

FREE webinar: Children and Nature: Perfect for Afterschool!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

NJSACC : The Network for  New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities is in the 3rd year of the campaign, Celebrate Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden State.

The past 3 years  NJSACC has worked with afterschool programs  to connect children and nature through innovative afterschool programming.
Our organization believes that afterschool programs can serve as a major change agent in halting “Nature Deficit Disorder” in youth.

Learn about the  free user-friendly toolkit that  includes activities to engage kids in science/ nature based experiences and discusses their roles as stewards of the environment. Learn how to form partnerships  with nature serving organizations in your community to re-engage children with nature.

NJSACC works closely with the national organization, Children and Nature Network and its’ founder, Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

FREE  webinar

Date:     Wed, Feb 22, 2012
Time:     11:00 AM EST
Duration:     1 hour
Host(s):
Diane M. Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

Sarah Cruz
Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

Dr. John Thielbahr,
Co-Chair of Strategic Alliance Development
Children and Nature Network

Please register for this Meeting:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 

Final day to register for Free Event: Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement and Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement
and
Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom

The Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic is happy to announce the following FREE professional development opportunity in New Jersey. The goal of this event is to increase participants’ understanding of researched-based recommendations in the Institute of Education Sciences’ Practice Guides and to improve the overall research literacy among education practitioners.

 NJSACC: The Network for  New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities is proud to co-sponsor this event.

When:   Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 8 am( Registration) -2:45 pm
Where:  Rutgers University, Labor Education Center , New Brunswick, NJ

This dual-topic session will focus on research and recommendations presented in the two Practice Guides Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement and Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom.
Practice Guide co-authors Jessica Taylor (Structuring Out-of-School Time), Krista Kutash (Reducing Behavior Problems), and Robin Weaver (Reducing Behavior Problems) will present an overview of the recommendations offered in these Practice Guides.

Speakers:

Ms. Jessica Taylor
NASA Langley Research Center

Dr. Krista Kutash
University of South Florida

Ms. Robin Weaver
Harmony Hills Elementary School (MD)

Cost: This is a FREE event.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRACTICE GUIDE