The Idaho Out-of-School Network staff will be traveling throughout Idaho in May 2019 offering regional training to out-of-school program directors and staff. Join us!
About the Recharge Workshop: This workshop is for those who run programs or offer services that youth may access out-of-school: summer, afterschool, camps, or even online. Bring your team and join us for an afternoon filled with networking, classes, and fun!
Please note: If you are part of a 21st Century Community Learning Center, this will be a full day training. A detailed agenda of the entire day will be sent to you via email.
Wednesday, May 1- Meridian (Kindergarten Focus)
Tuesday, May 14- Coeur d'Alene
Wednesday, May 15- Lewiston
Monday, May 20- Twin Falls
Tuesday, May 21- Pocatello
Wednesday, May 22- Idaho Falls
Some of the most exciting new discoveries in neuroscience focus on adolescent brain development. Researchers have learned that the adolescent brain is far from completed. Adolescence is a window of opportunity for developing a better, smarter, faster brain but it can also be a time of missed opportunities and vulnerabilities if a teen does not challenge her/his brain or exposes the brain to neurotoxins, such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. This session will explore the most important finishing touches in brain development that occur during the second decade of life.
Quality and Professional Development Coordinator at Idaho Out-of-School Network
Dianna McAllister comes to the Idaho Out-of-School Network after twelve years at IdahoSTARS and the Idaho AEYC. Dianna found her passion in education and completed her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2008. She has a fantastic husband and two little boys and loves spending time reading and exploring Boise. She’s also a huge Boise State fan and watches as many games as she can! When she was younger she participated in numerous after school activities. Dance, flute lessons, Girl Scouts, drama and many more. She could be found hanging out at the community center when not attending one of her clubs or activities. Her love for out-of-school time came from the many wonderful interactions she had throughout her school age years.
Working with kids is rewarding, but sometimes behavior management issues can take the fun out of it. Fortunately there are little things that staff can do to prevent behaviors, transition smoothly between activities, and establish a positive climate. This workshop will give you behavior management tips and tricks that you can implement with youth immediately. While most of the tips are oriented to elementary aged youth, they can be tweaked to work for older youth as well.
Project Coordinator at Idaho Out-of-School Network
Emily Smith is passionate about education, both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. She taught elementary school for eight years, both in the United States and abroad, prior to the joining the Idaho Out-of-School Network. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Occupational Therapy and plans to work with children with sensory processing disorders. In her spare time, she tutors middle-school and high-school students and loves it! As a youth, Emily participated in many types of out-of-school activities but found her passion in music and the arts. She learned multiple instruments, sang in choirs, and acted in musicals. She loves out-of-school time and the opportunities it provides for youth in Idaho.
This workshop will focus on tips for writing and planning a new grant proposal and reviewing the differences in funding sources, ie. fundraising, grant seeking and general supportive and requesting unrestricted contributions. We will end with brainstorming strategies to building sustainable afterschool programs.
Director at Idaho Out-of-School Network
Anna has worked for non-profit organizations her entire career and solicited funds from federal, state and local agencies, foundations and corporations. The first grant she received was a small project assistance grant to purchase 700 fruit trees for a small village in South America where she spent two years volunteering and eventually planting a lot of trees. She has applied to many grantors throughout the years and successfully received funds for many things from hosting summer camp programs to developing an online portal connecting attorneys with pro bono cases. These experiences, along with a week-long study at the Lily Family Foundation School of Philanthropy in 2018, have shaped her knowledge in this area of work.