Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

 

 

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Interested in providing dinner and or snack to youth involved in afterschool enrichment programs? Attend a training of the child and adult care food program. Training are held every third Thursday of the month by the Department of Social Services.

 

E-mail or call Department of Social Services to RSVP for a training date or to learn more information about the program.

 

Next Training Date: August 17, 2017

 

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Location: SC Department of Social Services, 3150 Harden Street, Columbia SC 29207

 

Contact: Dyretta Fashion 803-898-0945 / dyeretta.fashion@dss.sc.gov

 

Past Professional Development Events

 

Project Learning Tree

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP – 3rd – 8th Grade Educators

Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) hands on activities use the forest as a window to a wide range of environmental topics. This workshop is for formal and informal educators. PLT activities can be used inside and outside by anyone who interacts with children. Participants received curriculum, materials, activities and 6 hours re-certification credit.

 

July 26, 2017 / 9:00 am – 3:30 pm / Whitlock Flexible Learning Center / Becky Cornwell at racornwell@spart7.org

 

 

SC Save the Children Summit 2017

 

SOUTH CAROLINA SAVE THE CHILDREN SUMMIT – INVESTING IN OUR CHILDREN, INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE.

The Summit will provide information on Save the Children’s strategic vision for investing in children and communities through a collective alliance. The Summit’s main highlights will include:

–  Keynote on the importance of investing early in children

–  Keynote on how rural education can cultivate brilliance in children

–  Breakout presentations on School Readiness, Summer Learning, Community Engagement, and Afterschool Programs (We encourage you to register for all breakout sessions)

 

This event is FREE but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

June 2, 2017 / 8:30 am – 4:30 pm / Embassy Suites by Hilton / 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

 

SCETV FREE Resources and Workshops

Two chances for Afterschool and Summer Learning Program teachers will learn online K-12 content resources, augmented reality tools and SCETV & receive Sprint WiFi devices (for members only).

 

February 13, 2017 / 10:0 am-11:15 am / Florence County Library – Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library /

509 S. Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506 / RSVP to Kathy Finger at 803-737-3245 or kfinger@scetv.org

 

February 23, 2017 / 10:00 am-11:15 am / 111 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150 / RSVP to Kathy Finger at 803-737-3245 or kfinger@scetv.org

 

 

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program

Technical Assistance Meeting

February 6, 2017 / 10:00 am-12 noon / SC State Museum / 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Technical Assistance Webinar

February 10, 2017 / 10:00 am -12 noon / Register TODAY

 

Afterschool Math: Built Environment

 

Saturday, February 4th / EdVenture Children’s Museum / 211 Gervais St. / Columbia, SC

Don’t miss out on participating in this National Science Foundation opportunity! Built Environments will engage students’ interest in creating a better society. All activities are engaging, inquiry-based, fun, and based on students’ interests. Read this FAQ and apply here!

 

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After-School Math Plus Training and Curriculum

Saturday, November 12, 2016 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / SC State Museum / 301 Gervais St.Columbia, SC 29210 / Complete this application to determine eligibility. nsf-as-math-plus-program-application-updated-8-22-2016

A standards-based Math activity program where students have fun jumping rope, building communities and creating art and music. Students make sense of their world using math, reasoning and make mathematical arguments all while having fun. All participating programs will receive a stipend. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

Afterschool and Summer Learning Institute

Over 100 afterschool and summer program providers attended the May 4th Institute.  After a multitude of compliments and requests, below are links to the various presentations:

 

NBA Math Hoops

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Learn how to use the game of basketball to teach your students Math. NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. Up to 3 staff per site. Funded by the National Basketball Associations and the Charlotte Hornets.

 

An Evaluation Primer: A Plan for Measuring Program Quality and Outcomes in After School and Summer Programs

Presenter: Dr. Brooke Culclasure, Research Director at Furman University’s Riley Institute

Given the need to collect solid data for program improvement purposes and for helping to secure financial resources, after school and summer programs must give attention to evaluation. This session will present a feasible way program directors and staff can measure program quality, with specific emphasis on the QSA Tool developed by the New York State Network for Youth Success.  A discussion of why quality matters, the challenges of this type of measurement, and strategies to make it all work will be included.

 

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Reading is Active with STEM

Presenter: Erica McCleskey, SCAA Communications Coordinator

Learn, practice and implement diverse hands on learning literacy strategies for school aged students.  Facilitator will present researched based best practices on out of school time programs, with a focus on literacy and STEM. 

 

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Online Educational resources and Free WiFi

Presenter: Donna Thompson, SCETV

Access over 1500 online educational programs, interactive quiz builders, and videos for K-12 studies through StreamlineSC.org, PBSkids.org and Knowitall.org. Don’t have WiFi to access these great resource?! Learn how you can qualify for free Wi-Fi routers within the Sprint coverage area. Presented and created by SC Educational Television and the SC Department of Education.

 

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After School Math Plus

Presenters: Andrea Beesley, IMPAQ International and Ben Dworken, FHI 360

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Afterschool Math Plus

 

A standards-based Math activity program where students have fun jumping rope, building communities and creating art and music. Students make sense of their world using math, reasoning and make mathematical arguments all while having fun. All participating programs will receive a stipend. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

State Training Resources

Does your after school program also provide services to infants and toddlers?  If so, view trainings and visit SC Child Care Resource and Referral for FREE online training to fulfill requirements of the Child Care Development Block Grant.

 

Policy 2 Practice

Healthy Eating Physical Activity step by step training guide for out of school time practitioners.

 

National Training Resources

Y 4 Youth is an online professional development resource for after school and summer programs provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

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