The Ohio Afterschool Network’s inaugural statewide conference for after-school and summer learning professionals is right around the corner. This event is likely to sell out, so it’s time to reserve your seat while you still can.
EnvisionEdPlus is a proud sponsor of the Best Foot Forward 2018 conference, and we are excited about OAN’s singular focus on advancing the practice and careers of after-school professionals. Sessions will be “Ohio-approved,” for licensed programs, while covering topics that network members have been demanding, from program sustainability to STEM, not to mention peer networking, lunch and giveaways.
The conference features a dynamic keynote speaker, Javier Sanchez, himself a product of effective, cutting edge, youth leadership programming who now wants every young person he comes in contact with to have the same opportunity to experience life to the fullest that he has had. Javierâ€™s experience and expertise in effective student and community engagement / empowerment comes from his work with the Youth to Youth International Program both in the United States and abroad.
Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it.
The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two â€œoffice hoursâ€ will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course.
The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class.
The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson.
Core content includes an overview of Ohioâ€™s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote).
In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year.
Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learnerâ€™s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your studentâ€™s learning.
This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms.
This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between â€œactiveâ€ and â€œrelationalâ€ based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking.
This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist.
The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learnerâ€™s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom.
Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge).
Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D.