ND Afterschool Network will host a monthly, virtual series during the 2022 - 2023 school year for afterschool professionals across the state to connect, assess current practice, and gain new perspectives on how to integrate best practices into your work.
Framed by the ND Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs, each session will have a timely, focused topic relevant to the out-of-school time field and allow for time to share experiences, to build networks with peers and experts, to develop skills that help your professional trajectory, and to engage in continuous quality improvement in your out-of-school time program. The portion of the session featuring content or a guest speaker will be recorded and available for future viewing. The rest of the session will not be recorded and provide a neutral, supportive space to connect with one another.
This series is designed for any out-of-school time professional working with youth PreK - grade 12 across the state of North Dakota. Any level of program staff and any type of out-of-school time program is welcome: 21CCLC, community-based, faith-based, club-based, summer camp, school-age licensed childcare, director, site coordinator, teacher, youth professional, etc.
You can join one session or join them all! You determine what will meet your needs the best. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input on future session topics.
2022 - 2023 Sessions:
All sessions held via Zoom from 10:00 - 11:00am CT
September 14: Advocacy (Focus: Youth-Centered Program Design; Leadership & Management)
October 26: Program Goals (Focus: Leadership & Management)
November 9: Afterschool Health & Safety Considerations (Focus: Health & Safety)
December 14: Youth Voice (Focus: Youth-Centered Program Design)
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