NJSACC: The Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities in partnership with C. S. Mott Foundation Presents:
Full STEAM Ahead: Re-Imagined!
Tuesday – Thursday | August 18, 19, 20, 2020 | 10am
Featuring 3 Days of S.T.E.A.M. focused, virtual workshops for providers working with school-age youth
Topics include: The 21ST Century Afterschool Science Project, New Jersey Audubon, NBA Math Hoops, Robotics, STEM Equity… and more!
Who should attend?
- Front Line Staff
- Program Directors
- Youth Workers
- Others interested in trying STEAM activities in their afterschool program or anywhere!
Provided FREE of charge to participants, courtesy of
The Public Consulting Group
DAY 1: Tuesday, August 18
August 18: 10-11:30 am Kelly Wenzel, NJ Audubon
Explore the Outdoors through Nature Journaling
Spend some time with New Jersey Audubon learning how to use Nature Journaling as an interactive and
fun activity in Afterschool programs. We will explore ways to use journals both in-person and virtually
using pen-and-paper as well as on-line tools. Nature Journaling can reinforce schoolwork, inspire
learning about new things, allow students express themselves, and inform a new way of finding
information. This hands-on workshop will have you Nature Journaling in no time! Sitting at a table with
space and having paper, pen/pencil, and colored pencils/crayons/markers on hand will make this
workshop even more fun!
DAY 2: Wednesday, August 19
August 19: 10-11:30am Maryann Stimmer, STEMeducators
Girls Just Want to Have Fun!
This session will introduce participants to FUN gender-equitable STEM activities that reach and engage
students from the group most underrepresented in science—girls! Participants will experience hands-on
inquiry based activities that have been vetted as part of a National Science Foundation gender equity
program. Participants will also learn how to access gender equitable STEM resources for their sites.
August 19: 1-2:30pm Dawn Stokes-Tyler, Jacqueline Nisenson, and Patrick Trentacost
Robotics and Collaboration: Perfect Together (East Orange 21st CCLC)
This workshop will discuss strategies to increase parent, school district, and community involvement to
ensure access to STEM for disadvantaged students.
DAY 3: Thursday, August 20
August 20: 10-11:30am Willa Thayer, MS, Middle School Science Teacher
Water Science with Ms. Willa
This virtual workshop will take you through the 21st Century Afterschool Science Project (21st CASP) free, inquiry-based learning science curriculum. This curriculum explores and investigates water and water ecosystems. In this training you will learn about the 21st CASP model, perform hands-on activities from the first part of the curriculum, as well as observe and discuss additional activities available to you. The 21st CASP project is a great resource to add to your afterschool program to engage staff and students in the wonders of science!
August 20: 1-2:30pm Calvin Sibert & Colleen Serafini, Learn Fresh
NBA Math Hoops: Creating the Next Math Champion!
NBA Math Hoops, our flagship program run in partnership with NBA Cares, features a comprehensive community program, digital and physical board game, mobile app, and curriculum that allows students to learn fundamental math and social-emotional skills through the game of basketball. During this workshop, educators will be provided with a sneak peak of their new digital program. Participants will learn best practices for implementing the NBA Math Hoops game and curriculum in their program, and will have the opportunity to gain access to the Cavaliers Math Hoops trainings that will occur in the fall.
If you do not have a NJ Workforce Registry Number, you must obtain one in order to attend this training.
Please follow these steps to sign up (it’s free):
- Go to www.njccis.com and click Log In in the upper right corner of the screen.
- On the next screen, click Register in the gray bar that asks if you are a new user.
- On the next screen, fill in all the required information. It will ask you what you are requesting approval for. Please select the option that best describes your position. For afterschool providers either Director, ECE Assistant Teacher or ECE Teacher will be the best match. Then click Register in the lower right hand corner.
- You should receive an email to activate your account. Please activate your account.
- Once activated, search for these trainings using any or all of the following Event IDs. Please note that you do not have to attend all of these virtual trainings, but are encouraged to do so:
- Explore the Outdoors through Nature Journaling → Event ID: 124657
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun! → Event ID: 124653
- Robotics and Collaboration: Perfect Together (East Orange 21st CCLC) → Event ID: 124652
- Water Science with Ms. Willa → Event ID: 124650
- NBA Math Hoops: Creating the Next Math Champion! → Event ID: 124651
If you have a technical question about the NJ Workforce Registry please contact PCG at: 1-877-522-1050 or at: email@example.com
Virtual Training Attendance Policy
We at NJSACC look forward to you joining us for training. However, if your schedule no longer permits you to do so, we ask that you please withdraw as soon as possible to open up space for others to register and to avoid being marked as a no show. NJ Workforce Registry policy requires that after one (1) No-Show you receive a warning. After a second occurrence of non-attendance at a training, you will be marked again as a No-Show. NJCCIS will then place a temporary block on your account, blocking you from registering for additional training, until that hold is released. While we understand that situations can occur that are beyond our control, we ask that you do your best to withdraw in a timely manner to avoid being temporarily blocked from future training opportunities.
- There will be a 15 minute grace period for logging into trainings. After 15 minutes, participants will no longer be allowed entry into the training
- Participants must stay for the entire training to receive credit.
To learn more, please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259 or via email
This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsor
Public Consulting Group (PCG) helps schools, school districts, and state education agencies strengthen their performance, streamline their operations, and improve their programs and instruction-so that all students have what they need to succeed.
Click to learn more at: http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education