Dear Partners,

 

Please see the workshop descriptions below for some amazing professional development opportunities! If you are interested and fit the attendance criteria, I recommend registering ASAP because these workshops are guaranteed to fill quickly. Please note: Registration for this workshop does not guarantee you admission into the workshop. You will be contacted at least a week before the training to confirm your enrollment. *Supervisors – please do not register your staff, rather send them the link to register themselves or they will not be receiving the reminders/notifications for trainings*

 

Gaming the College Admissions Process:  How to Help Youth Prepare for and Navigate the College Admissions Process PART 2

 

Dates: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  Valencia Gardens Community Room–- 390 Valencia Street Community Room, San Francisco

 

Getting into college is game-like. The path to higher education is an arc of challenges, obstacles and opportunities. To “win,” students need to market themselves as attractive applicants and understand the playing field. We all aspire to help our young people to transition to adulthood successfully pursuing post-secondary options that lead to fulfilling and fruitful careers.  This workshop will focus on increasing our ability to support youth to pursue a four-year university degree with an emphasis on the UC and CSU application processes. Through this workshop participants will be able to:

 

– Learn effective strategies to advise young people on career goals and college admissions

– Find up-to-date information on high school graduation and college admission requirements and the hidden strategies to help students to gain a competitive advantage

– Understand and guide young people through the CSU and UC Admissions application process

 

This Training is Ideal For: Youth Workforce and High School/TAY direct service staff or coordinators/managers. Any number of years of experience.

 

Facilitated by Pathways Consultants, Partner Amanda Gerrie and Kyle Hill, Founder of Critical Thinkers Consulting

 

Click here for registration link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaming-the-college-admissions-process-how-to-help-youth-prepare-for-and-navigate-the-college-tickets-27591704531

 

 

 

Tending the Roots of Literacy: The Role of Site Coordinators Supporting Afterschool Literacy

 

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:   San Francisco Public Library Main Branch – The Mix Teen Center (enter at 30 Grove Street) – 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

 

Are you a site coordinator for an afterschool or summer program? Would you like to deepen your
awareness of meaningful literacy interventions and better support your staff to deliver creative,
engaging literacy programming?

 

If so, please join us for an interactive workshop where you’ll walk away with:

  • A framework for understanding the place of literacy in out-of-school
    time programming
  • Actionable strategies for supporting the growth of literacy programming at your sites
  • Examples of program activities that cultivate a love of literacy
  • Useful resources to support your literacy efforts

 

Light refreshments will be served

 

Transport and Parking: Site is Muni and BART accessible, and public parking is available at Civic Center
Garage Lot

Your two facilitators are Oscar Wolters Duran (a literacy and project-based learning consultant with SF

TEAM, an ExCEL coach, and the co-creator of Spark Cards), and Alli Cuentos, of Pulsing Word Consulting (capacity building trainings and curriculum development for the San Francisco Public Library and CBOs 

across the Bay Area).

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tending-the-roots-of-literacy-the-role-of-site-coordinators-supporting-afterschool-literacy-1013-tickets-27618243911

 

 

The Power of Positive Messages: Helping Children and Youth Develop Positive Behavior

 

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  Support for Families of Children with Disabilities – 1663 Mission St, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Building positive relationships in your after school programs is one of the most effective strategies you can use to improve everyone’s experience – staff, kids and parents. This workshop will start you in the right direction. First, we’ll look at how to “reframe” behavior and think about the strengths children and youth have, rather than what pops out as what is “wrong.” Then, we’ll explore and practice some easy strategies you can use throughout your program when giving directions, redirecting behavior and just plain talking with kids.

Audience: Out-of-school time (OST) line staff and staff supervisors

Content: This workshop is related to SF ELC Competencies #6, #7, #8

 

Presented by the Special Needs Inclusion Project

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-positive-messages-helping-children-and-youth-develop-positive-behavior-tickets-27713473746

 

 

Scribbling with Meaning – A Collaborative Art Jam (K-5 Staff)

 

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  SF Arts Commission – Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 125

 

Begin with a scribbling exercise and escalate into a meaningful multi-media collaborative art project to understand how even ‘non-artists’ can use art for teaching, learning, and building community. Learn how drawing can help students connect with the intentions of an author, the emotions of a character, and their own feelings.

This Training is Ideal For: Staff who work with youth in grades K-5

 

Presented by, Todd Berman – Teacher Coordinator of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scribbling-with-meaning-a-collaborative-art-jam-tickets-27715207933

 

 

Building Resiliency: Effective Management of Vicarious Trauma

 

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:  Department of Public Health- Community Behavioral Health Services – 1380 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Goals:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of Vicarious Trauma and its potential impact on well- being
  • Provide practical tools, which can be utilized to assist in effectively managing the impact of Vicarious Trauma

By the end of this training participants will be able to:

  • Define vicarious trauma and articulate why those working with a trauma impacted population are at greater risk for vicarious trauma
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with vicarious trauma
  • Identify the potential impact of vicarious trauma on work performance and quality of life;
  • Identify the role of awareness, balance, community and connectedness in vicarious trauma management.
  • Create an effective individualized lifestyle plan for ongoing self-care.
  • Create an effective and individualized plan for short-term/urgent self-care.
  • Recognize the importance of intention and maintaining safety when developing a vicarious trauma management plan.

 

This Training is Ideal For: All levels welcome

 

Facilitated by Nicola (Nicky) MacCallum LMFT, NCC – Therapy, Training, Clinical Supervision and Consultation

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-resiliency-effective-management-of-vicarious-trauma-tickets-27715574028

 

 

Scribbling with Meaning – A Collaborative Art Jam (6-12 Staff)

 

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  SF Arts Commission – Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 125

Begin with a scribbling exercise and escalate into a meaningful multi-media collaborative art project to understand how even ‘non-artists’ can use art for teaching, learning, and building community. Learn how drawing can help students connect with the intentions of an author, the emotions of a character, and their own feelings.

 

This Training is Ideal For: Staff who work with youth in grades 6-12

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Teacher Coordinator of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scribbling-with-meaning-a-collaborative-art-jam-tickets-27765490329

 

 

Theater of the Oppressed

 

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  DCYF – Mint Conference Room –  1390 Market  Street suite 900, San Francisco

 

An experiential workshop in tools you can use with young people with a focus on Image Theater. Learn interactive, collaborative and reflective approaches to critical theater-based practice that supports people in identifying their personal and shared issues – and what can be done to transform them.

 

This Training is Ideal For

  • Staff Level: Direct Service
  • Staff Years of Experience: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Focus: Point of Service
  • Programs that work with: All ages

 

Presented by the Movement Strategy Center

 

Click here for registration link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-of-the-oppressed-tickets-27590403640

 

 

How to Teach Drawing Skills, Even if You Are Not an Artist (K-5 Staff)

 

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  SF Arts Commission – Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 125

 

Learn the fundamentals of drawing based on observation, shapes, composition, and shading and then use gallery walk and critiques sessions to understand how to improve through practice and reflection. You don’t need to be all that skilled to coach other people to improve their art.

 

This Training is Ideal For: Staff who work with youth in grades K-5

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Teacher Coordinator of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-teach-drawing-skills-even-if-you-are-not-an-artist-tickets-27765600659

 

 

 

Tending the Roots of Literacy: Create and Lead Activities That Cultivate a Love of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

 

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Location:  San Francisco Public Library Main Branch – The Mix Teen Center (enter at 30 Grove Street) – 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

 

Are you a program leader for an afterschool or summer program? Would you like to feel more confident creating a fun space for literacy in your classroom? If so, please join us for an interactive workshop where you’ll walk away with:

  • A better sense of what meaningful literacy time can look like and sound like
  • Examples of program activities that cultivate a love of literacy
  • Ideas for weaving literacy into a wide variety of enrichment activities
  • Useful resources to consider when planning out each month

 

Light refreshments will be served

 

Transport and Parking: Site is Muni and BART accessible, and public parking is available at Civic Center
Garage Lot

Your two facilitators are Oscar Wolters Duran (a literacy and project-based learning consultant with SF

TEAM, an ExCEL coach, and the co-creator of Spark Cards), and Alli Cuentos, of Pulsing Word Consulting (capacity building trainings and curriculum development for the San Francisco Public Library and CBOs 

across the Bay Area).

 

Click here for registration link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tending-the-roots-of-literacy-create-and-lead-activities-that-cultivate-a-love-of-reading-writing-tickets-27763911607

 

 

DCYF has revamped our Technical Assistance and Professional Development resources to make it easier to access our training workshops, coaching, and conferences.  Please visit the website at: http://tinyurl.com/dcyfsupport

 

You will find:

  • An up-to-date CALENDARof upcoming trainings with descriptions. Registrations open a monthly prior to training date.
  • COACHING REQUEST FORMto request 1-on-1 coaching to addressing specific quality improvement issues your program/agency faces.
  • Information about upcoming CONFERENCES.

 

Over the coming months, we’ll add more content and make the site more informative and easier to use. Please check back regularly to get the latest information about DCYF’s quality improvement efforts.

 

If you have any questions or feedback, contact Bryant Tan, Senior Analyst, at bryant.tan@dcyf.org.

 

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