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Home Spokane Area Spokane Methods Double-Header: Planning & Reflection and Youth Voice (Spokane, Mar 16)

Spokane Methods Double-Header: Planning & Reflection and Youth Voice (Spokane, Mar 16)

STARS Credits: 4

SOWA is hosting a double-header of workshops in Spokane on Saturday, March 16, 2019. You can register for one, or for both!

Planning & Reflection, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

Participants will:

  1. Have the opportunity to explore the ways in which planning and reflection are done in their programs.
  2. Gain experience utilizing planning and reflection strategies.
  3. Understand the role that planning and reflection play in the experiential learning cycle.

A light breakfast will be provided.

Youth Voice, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you providing young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Research shows that quality programs incorporate youth input at both activity and organizational levels. This workshop will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership. This interactive workshop is focused on providing meaningful choice within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself.

This workshop is recommended for Level 1 through 3 (beginner-intermediate) Child and Youth Development Professionals and will focus on Content Areas II Learning Environment and Curriculum in the Washington State Core Competencies for Child and Youth Development Professionals.

This workshop, part of the Youth Work Methods series, was designed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality to empower direct-staff with tools that will increase the quality of their work with youth.

Participants will: 

  1. Have the opportunity to explore the ways they offer Youth Voice in their programs.
  2. Gain experience with Youth Voice strategies.
  3. Understand the benefits of giving Youth Voice and how to offer meaningful opportunities for participation.

A light lunch will be provided.

Youth Work Methods Certificate

This workshop is part of the Youth Work Methods series designed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality to empower direct-staff with tools that will increase the quality of their work with youth.

Attend all ten Youth Work Methods workshops and receive a certificate of completion. Ask Nerrisah Townsend, ntownsend@schoolsoutwashington.org, for more details. You can keep track of the Methods workshops you've completed with this form.

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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 contact Nerrisah Townsend at ntownsend [at] schoolsoutwashington.org or (206) 336-6903.

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.