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Professional Learning Symposium #4 (21st CCLC, Tukwila, Feb 8)

Staff of 21st Century Community Learning Centers are invited to attend this Professional Learning Symposium.

More details, such as the specific workshops available, will be posted here as we get closer to the event. 


8:00am - Registration / Breakfast
8:30am - 8:50am Opening / Welcome
Welcome:  Coaching Leaders - bob McNeil
Room:  Banquet B and C
10-min transition
9:00am - 11:30am Social Emotional Learning:  EMPATHY AND EMOTION MANAGEMENT
1st Sessions: What are the strategies and methods that help practitioners build empathy and emotion management skills in youth? This workshop will focus on ways to encourage relating to others with acceptance and sensitivity to diverse perspectives and experiences, as well as staff practices that support the ability to constructively handle both positive and challenging emotions.
Presenter:  Weikart Center - Monica Jones
Room:  Meeting Room A
Youth Work Methods:  ASK, LISTEN, ENCOURAGE
Do you communicate with youth in a way that makes them feel supported and heard? This interactive workshop introduces various communication techniques that help you build more supportive, youth-centered relationships. Participants will learn how to ask more effective questions, to listen actively to youth, and offer youth encouragement rather than praise. 
Presenter:  Ernie Zamora
Room:  Banquet A
By Leading teams effectively, you can avoid some of the pitfalls of the hiring/firing cycle and get the support you need to grow your leadership skills so you can focus on your other priorities and the outcomes you are ultimately responsible for.  This workshop will focus on understanding your roles and knowing and growing your strengths.
Presenter: Coaching Leaders - bob McNeil
Room:  Meeting Room B
10-min transition
11:40am - 12:20pm Lunch
Room:  Banquet B and C
10-min transition
12:30pm - 3:00pm Social Emotional Learning:  INITIATIVE AND PROBLEM SOLVING
2nd Sessions: The ability to sustain motivation and persevere through challenge toward an identified goal, as well as the ability to plan, strategize, and implement complex tasks are both key social and emotional learning skills. Come learn strategies and methods to support these key skills in your program. 
Presenter:  Weikart Center - Monica Jones
Room:  Meeting Room A
Youth Work Methods:  PLANNING & REFLECTION
Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection? Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities but not sure where to start? This interactive workshop will introduce participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects.
Presenter:  Stacie Gath and Vickie Blanchet (shadow)
Room:  Banquet A
A thorough understanding of structural racism can help all professionals provide effective services for youth and their families. In this session we will explain structural racism, provide examples of and data on structural racism, and discuss implications for youth. The material can be emotionally challenging and we will provide what we hope will be a helpful structure for understanding and a learning environment for every participant to grow.
Presenter:  SOWA - Pamila Grant / Mac Buff
Room:  Meeting Room B
10-min transition
3rd Sessions:

adaptED Consultants will guide attendees through the basic principles of neuroplasticity to teach them the foundations of how all learning occurs.  We will also provide and present simple activities for educators to use when teaching students as young as kindergarten-age the principles of plasticity.  when learners understand that their brain is like a muscle that gets stronger with practice, they adopt a growth learning mindset and will work harder, especially in the face of a challenge.  Understanding the amazing plasticity of the brain is the core of the classroom culture upon which grit, resilience, and intrinsic motivation to learn is built.

Presenter:  adaptEd - Kelly Kent
Room:  Meeting Room A
The Peer Exchange Roundtables are small group discussions on a range of important topics relevant to our work. A list of 6-8 topics will be distributed for  participants to choose from. Participants will change tables after the first 30 minutes, so you will have the opportunity to choose two topics. The roundtables are informal conversations, where everyone will be able to hear what other communities and organizations are working on, and to learn from one another.
Presenter:  Coaching Leaders - bob McNeil
Room:  Meeting Room B
This workshop provides practical strategies for creating girl-friendly STEM programs in out-of-school time (OST) environments. Participants will start by discussing biases and gender inequities in STEM and how these may influence OST STEM programming. Participants will then learn equity-centered strategies to engage girls in STEM and experience hands-on implementation of these strategies during a STEM lesson. 
Presenter:  Techbridge Girls - tbd
Room:  Banquet A
DYNAMIC MINDFULNESS: An Optimal Solution for Healing Trauma and PTSD in Children/Youth and the Adults Around Them
Have the youth you support experienced chronic stress or trauma?  Join us to find out how they can use the 3-part Dynamic Mindfulness (DMind) practice: (a) mindful Action to remove stress and heal trauma, (b) Breathing techniques for emotion regulation, and (C) centering practices for focused attention/engagement. We will review the independent research evidence that validates DMind, which has been field-tested with over 50,000 youth and the adults around them. You will participate in a brief DMind practice and feel the impact on your own vicarious stress/trauma, and have a chance to lead a fellow participant briefly as well, so that you will leave with a core practice that you can use and share, and a clear path forward to bring this work to the youth you serve.
Presenter/Trainer:  Niroga Institute - tbd
Room:  Banquet B
10-min transition
4:50pm - 5:00pm Closing / Reflection
Reflection:  Coaching Leaders - bob McNeil
Room:  Banquet B and C

Intended Audience

This event is for members of 21st Century CLC cohorts only.

Most SOWA workshops and webinars are STARS approved. Classes fill quickly and registrations are processed in the order received. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have a question regarding payment, please call School’s Out Washington at (206)-336-6936.

SOWA reserves the right to cancel any training event two business days prior to the event. In case of cancellation, registrants will be notified and registration fees refunded. If you cannot attend a training event, we will refund your registration fees only if we are contacted at least two business days prior to the event. Otherwise, no refunds will be given.