DCYF’s November 2016 Trainings

DCYF’S NOVEMBER 2016 TRAININGS

We have a couple more trainings in October that may interest you, and 9 scheduled for November – all exciting opportunities to learn and grow in your work to serve San Francisco’s youth.

 

Please note: Registration for any 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 have your staff register themselves in order for them to receive notifications/reminders/updates.

 

 

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

Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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

 

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

 

Presented by 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 CBO’s across the Bay Area).

 

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

 

 

Theater of the Oppressed

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Willie Woo Wong Rec Center, 830 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108

 

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: Direct Service Staff. Beginner/Intermediate Level. Point of Service. All ages.

 

Presented by the Movement Strategy Center – http://movementstrategy.org/

Registration Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-of-the-oppressed-tickets-27590403640

 

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

Date/Time: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: The Mix Teen Center, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

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

 

Presented by 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 CBO’s
across the Bay Area).

 

Registration link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tending-the-roots-of-literacy-create-and-lead-activities-that-cultivate-a-love-of-reading-writing-tickets-27766040976

 

 

I See What You Are Saying: Using Visual Strategies to Promote Children’s Independence, Participation and Understanding

Date/Time: Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Do you use lists to help you stay organized or a calendar to help you remember appointments? These are some examples of visual strategies that help us with our daily routines. Many people are visual learners, yet a great deal of our communication with children is done verbally. This workshop will explore various types and uses of visual strategies to help all children understand daily routines and take part in activities more independently.

 

Audience: OST line staff and staff supervisors
Content: This workshop is related to SF ELC Competencies #5, #18

 

Presented by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities – http://www.supportforfamilies.org/

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-see-what-you-are-saying-using-visual-strategies-to-promote-childrens-independence-participation-tickets-28848371255

 

 

Dealing with Problematic Behavior: Strategies to Support De-escalation and Inclusion

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900

 

Is there a child or two in your program that seems to have disproportionate behavior issues? Young people use their behavior to tell us what they need. Understanding the needs behind problematic behavior takes time, patience and an understanding of trauma. By re-framing problematic behavior as an unmet need for the child, we can design interventions that allow for connection and inclusion, rather than exclusion (like time-outs or suspensions). Through experiential activities, trauma-informed theory, and role-play activities this training will provide concrete strategies for afterschool staff to de-escalate and prevent those behavior disruptions that interrupt good teaching.

 

Participants will:
• Build a common definition and understanding of problematic behaviors that interrupt the flow of good programming.
• Learn a trauma-informed analysis to understand what kids need when they are “acting out”.
• Practice strategies to intervene and de-escalate challenging behavior
• Strengthen your program’s existing behavior management protocols to anticipate and respond to challenging behavior
• Brainstorm ways to improve partnerships with the school day staff and parents to support a preventative environment
• Understand other resources in SF that can provide extended support

In this session participants will receive:
• Experiential Activities to Introduce Identity, Culture, Class, Gender, and Inclusion
• A 10-Step Implementation Guide to Purposeful Program Design

 

Presented by Be the Change Consulting – http://www.bethechangeconsulting.com/

 

Facilitators:
Jose Carrasco, Be The Change Consulting
Sue Kuyper, Sue Kuyper Somatics

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dealing-with-problematic-behaviorstrategies-to-support-de-escalation-and-inclusion-tickets-28751550662

 

 

Create programs where LGBTQQ youth thrive!

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900

 

LGBTQQ youth are members of all communities. During this interactive workshop, we’ll explore foundational concepts related to LGBTQQ identity and try on programmatic practices that support LGBTQQ youth in being seen and celebrated.

 

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase their familiarity with LGBTQQ terminology
    • Explore the differences between gender identity, sex, and sexual orientation
    • Deepen their understanding of allyship as an action
    • Identify LGBTQQ youth-affirming activities that can be implemented in their programs

 

Presented by LYRIC, Center for LGBTQQ Youth – http://lyric.org/

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-programs-where-lgbtqq-youth-thrive-tickets-28848705254

 

 

Power of Narrative – Public Speaking (Train the Trainers)

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: TBD

 

This training will prepare participants to lead public speaking trainings for their youth leaders engaged in social change work. We will cover how to:
1. Ground ourselves in the power of storytelling in ourselves and our movements
2. Transform our silences, our truths into personal stories
3. Learn and practice the backbone of public speaking- VIPER (Volume, Inflection, Pitch, Enunciation, Rate).

 

This Training is Ideal For
• Staff Level: Direct Service & Program Administrator
• Staff Years of Experience: Beginner/Intermediate
• Focus: Point of Service & Program Administration
• Programs that work with: Middle School, High School and Transitional Aged Youth

 

Presented by the Movement Strategy Center – http://movementstrategy.org/

 

To register, go to: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-of-narrative-public-speaking-train-the-trainers-tickets-28899509210

 

 

How to teach drawing skills even if you are not an artist

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: SF Arts Commission, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

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.

 

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

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-teach-drawing-skills-even-if-you-are-not-an-artist-tickets-28899621546

 

 

Increasing Youth Voice, Choice and Leadership

Date/Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900

 

Once you have the basic components of your program in place, it is time to integrate authentic youth voice and choice into your program design. In this workshop participants will explore engagement, mastery and tools to support youth to take ownership of group process and outcome. As we progress through the ladder of youth participation, young people are given more authentic opportunities to sculpt the program offerings, and deepen their sense of belonging and connection to your programs.

 

This Training is Ideal For:
● Coordinators or Directors who oversee afterschool staff
● Program leaders supervising youth
● Program leaders or line staff who work directly with youth
● Program leaders supporting youth in high-risk contexts

 

Participants Will Receive the Following Curriculum:
• Leaders of Today
• Enrichments with Intentions

 

Registration Includes:
• All handouts and materials covered in the training
• Coffee, Tea and Hot Lunch
• Opportunity to network with colleagues in the field

 

Presented by Be the Change Consulting – http://www.bethechangeconsulting.com/

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/increasing-youth-voice-choice-and-leadership-tickets-28849030226

 

 

Understanding the Studio Habits of Mind – what we learn whenever we make art

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900

 

When we practice any form of art, we reinforce the eight “Studio Habits of Mind.” In this workshop we will examine what these habits are and learn how to use them in the classroom and the studio to reinforce student learning.

 

Session for all staff.

 

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

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-the-studio-habits-of-mind-what-we-learn-whenever-we-make-art-tickets-28899840200

 

 

Team-building through theater with Arts Ed Matters

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900

 

After School Team Building is brought to life with theatre! Learn to create opportunities for students to collaborate, think critically, work creatively, and build their communication skills. Experienced professional development leader, Michelle Holdt will involve participants in a variety of theatre arts integrated teaching strategies. These methodologies engage students and deepen learning across all curriculum.

 

Session for all staff.

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Teacher Coordinator of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission and Arts Ed Matters – http://www.artsedmatters.org/

 

Registration Link: https://http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=28899936488

 

 

 

Please visit the website for the latest information about trainings, to apply for coaching, and view our online calendar: http://tinyurl.com/dcyfsupport. If you have any questions, please contact Bryant Tan at Bryant.tan@dcyf.org.