Upcoming online training and events

MASN online training:

  • Afterschool Directors’ Meeting:
    • This session is for program directors and will include updates from MASN, a presentation from an afterschool program about their COVID-19 closure work, Q&A, and optional discussion groups.
    • We are going to use the same Zoom link for the next 5 weeks.  Please register in advance for this meeting, the system will generate a link specific to you, and you will have an option to add the series of meetings to your calendar: click here to register. The session will be held on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Connect and Learn:
    • This session will provide an opportunity for afterschool professionals to learn what is happening with programs around the state as well as space to connect in conversation with others in the field. The topics we will discuss in this session are virtual programming ideas, how to serve your community and resources for afterschool programs during social distancing. Come learn and brainstorm with your colleagues from across Missouri!
    • Register:  Please register in advance for this training using this link.  Once you register, the system will generate a workshop link specific to you, and you will have an option to add the Zoom session to your calendar: click here to register.  The session will be held Wednesdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

Handouts from previous meetings and training:

Online training from other sources:

  • Virtual National Championship
    • We are excited to announce that this July, Learn Fresh will be hosting our first-ever NBA Math Hoops Virtual National Championship! This Virtual National Championship will be an opportunity to celebrate our students and families from across the country and honor their hard work learning from home. Students and their family members will go head to head in a series of Math Hoops games facilitated by the Learn Fresh staff in the style of March Madness. The Virtual National Championship is open to students in all regions, so apply today for your chance to be selected for this exciting virtual event series!
    • The event will be held through June and July. Click here to apply.
  • Online Youth Work Methods Training
    • The Weikart Center has a temporary offer through 6/30/20 for no-cost online Youth Work Methods training.  If you would like your staff to participate, each individual needs to complete the form requesting access to the Online Youth Work Methods.  Request access by completing this form.   Please note:  It may take approximately a week or more to process the request and have access to the online training.
  • Professional Development Courses from Foundation for a Brighter Future
    • The Foundation is offering three different free on-demand professional development training for staff. Topics include literacy, community and academics. Click here to access the training.
  • YFY Free Online Courses and Webinars
    • This U.S. Department of Education website was designed with 21st CCLC programs in mind – but the courses are free for the public! With fifteen-course topics ranging from Human Resources and Strategic Partnerships to Literacy and Family Engagement, there’s something here for everyone.
  • Cox Campus Free Online Courses
  • Professional Development with VentureLab
    • Immerse yourself in the VentureLab Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skillsets to grow your own practice and learn how VentureLab activities teach creativity, idea generation, and design thinking along with entrepreneurship, market research, business models, and idea pitching. Information on training costs and registration can be here. 
  • Consult 4 Kids
    • Consult 4 Kids is offering free online courses that last from 7 hours to more than 40 hours. Courses include videos, e-Books, and quizzes to help in retaining the information. Courses for Exemplary Performance include C4K’s Nifty 9 which covers safety, professionalism, managing the environment, behavior guidance, positive discipline, transitions, debriefing, holistic instruction, and direct and tell versus questioning to connection. Other C4K courses focus on quality program elements within our Super 7 and Elite 8 formats. We have 12 courses to choose from. Click here to request a course via email.
  • National Ag in the Classroom
    • National Ag in the Classroom just announced its national conference will not only be virtual but will be FREE this year (June 24-25). Click here to register.
  • YEI Educator Power Hour
    • All educators welcome! Learn more about the resources you can use in your virtual classes! Enjoy engaging activities, hear from exciting speakers and more! The event will be held Thursday, June 25. The power hour portion of the event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. and the cohort meeting from 5 to 5:15 p.m. Register here.
  • Explore Humans in Space: Pressure Suits
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 23 at 1 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/554780
    Join us for an educator professional development webinar on Exploring Humans in Space and Pressure Suits. Learn about the International Space Station, the 20th anniversary of astronauts on station and NASA’s Year of Education on Station (YES!) astronauts (former classroom teachers) Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold. Learn how pressure suits are used to protect pilots and astronauts during flight and space walks.
  • Moon to Mars—Overview, Propulsion with SLS, and Digital Educator Badge
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 23 at 6 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/548396
    NASA is expanding human exploration by visiting the Moon and then Mars. Join us to learn about the new Lunar Exploration program that will land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the moon is called the Artemis Program. To enable educators to engage students with Artemis Program, NASA has developed curriculum modules on Propulsion with SLS, Crew Transportation with Orion, and Habitation with Gateway. This webinar will explore Propulsion with SLS and provide a quick walk through of a digital Educator Badge (micro-credential) that provides an in-depth exploration of all the curriculum modules.
  • Explore Solar System & Beyond: SOFIA & Hubble
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 24 at 1 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/552531
    Join us to learn how astronomers are able to learn about the solar system and beyond in ways not possible with ground-based telescopes. Learn about SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7 -meter reflecting telescope. Flying into the stratosphere puts SOFIA above 99% of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere. Relive the realization of a dream as the Hubble Space Telescope was launched on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Learn how fuzzy photos required a spectacular repair mission. See examples from deep space such as stars, planets, galaxies and beyond. Make real world connections with everyday technologies as you learn about NASA STEM resources.
  • Explore Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Hunt for Signs of Life on Exoplanets
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 24 at 6 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/549300
    Join us for the third chapter of NASA’s Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets, we explore the implications of what NASA has learned about our solar system for exoplanets. NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer, Kepler and K2 missions have been surveying thousands of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, searching for evidence of transiting exoplanets within the “habitable zone.” Join us as we explore the science and math (relevant instructional resources included) behind hunting for exoplanets, and how the James Webb Space Telescope may help in finding potentially habitable worlds orbiting other stars.
  • Explore Solar System and Beyond: Preparing Perseverance for Mars
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 25 at 1 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/553351
    Building on the legacy of past robotic explorers such as Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, NASA is gearing up to launch the next robotic explorer, Perseverance, to usher in the next chapter of the long-term exploration of the Red Planet. In this special webinar, Lisa Guan, a planetary protection engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss her role in the project and offer insights into this historic mission. Engaging educational materials and resources will also be presented during the webinar.
  • NASA STEM: Teaching Problem-Based Learning with Robotics and Coding
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 25 at 5 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/553573
    Join us to explore STEM Problem-Based Learning with hands-on and inquiry based learning activities related to robotics and the engineering curriculum. The activities and NASA educational websites introduced will provide the educators new curriculum ideas to assist in reaching the NGSS and Common CORE learning outcomes standards. The webinar will include “acting out science” kinesthetic problem-based learning activities. Learn how to code the Sphero (a small spherical robot) to solve the engineering and math problem of flying in formation.
  • NASA STEAM: Simple Machines Shoe Box Rover
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 29 at 1 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/543409
    NASA’s new rover Perseverance will launch in July 2020. Explore the Perseverance Rover Design and Mission. The STEAM activity features all six simple machines – lever, wedge, screw, pulley, inclined plane and wheels & axles – which are also combined to create more complex, kinetic systems. Students are inspired by the NASA mission while gaining critical mechanical skills, design-thinking principles, and physical science concepts.
  • Explore Solar System and Beyond: SOFIA & Hubble presented in Spanish
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 29 at 6 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/553462
    Join us to learn how astronomers are able to learn about the solar system and beyond in ways not possible with ground-based telescopes. Learn about SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7 -meter reflecting telescope. Flying into the stratosphere puts SOFIA above 99% of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere. Relive the realization of a dream as the Hubble Space Telescope was launched on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Learn how fuzzy photos required a spectacular repair mission. See examples from deep space such as stars, planets, galaxies and beyond. Make real world connections with everyday technologies as you learn about NASA STEM resources.
  • Explore Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets…Earth Reflections
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 30 at noon EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/549342
    In this fourth and final chapter of NASA’s Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets, we return to the one planet in our Universe known to support life (as we know it): Earth. As NASA has learned more about how conditions within a solar system change as a star ages, it has become possible to apply those lessons to understanding Earth’s early planetary history. Join us as we delve deeper into how those events affected the familiar (and not so familiar) life forms that call this blue planet home. Relevant instructional resources included.
  • Explore Humans in Space: Radiation
    Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
    Event Date: June 30 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
    https://na.eventscloud.com/554781
    NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a free 60-minute webinar for K-12 educators and parents. Participants will learn about living in the harsh environment of space. Hear about plans to go back to the moon and then on to Mars and how radiation impacts our planning.

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