Previous training events and materials
You can find recordings of MASN online training events along with their corresponding resource materials below.
Self-Care for Frontline Staff – March 26, hosted by Brad Lademann
- This session will give some practical tips for taking care of your emotional and mental health while working from home during our current health crisis. Join us for some new ideas and conversations with other afterschool professionals from across the state.
Connect and Learn – April 1, hosted by Brad Lademann
- This session will give 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!
- Connect and Learn Handout
Ask an Expert – April 2, hosted by Perrin Chick
- Perrin oversees the ACRES program, which is focused on how to teach STEM in out-of-school-time settings. She will give a brief presentation on how to best teach STEM activities.
- Perrin Chick Ask An Expert PowerPoint
- Perrin Chick Video Conference Guide
Connect and Learn – April 8, hosted by Lynna Lawson
- Missouri afterschool programs reach school-age children each year to provide safety, learning, and skill-building. These face-to-face interactions with caring adults help children build these characteristics. What do we do when our in-person interaction cannot happen? How do we continue to help them stay connected to programs designed to build social skills and hone resiliency? Consider virtual mentoring or eMentoring as an option to stay connected during times of distance from the children in afterschool.
- Tips for Mentors Shifting to Text-Based Communication
- Mentoring Toolkit
- COVID-19 Mentor Tips One Pager
- 100 Ideas to use when Mentoring Youth
- Virtual Mentoring
Ask an Expert – April 9, hosted by Tyler Kearns
- Tyler Kearns is an afterschool program director for the Clayton School District in Clayton, MO. He has been an ambassador for the Genius of Play for the past year. Join us to hear from Tyler about why play is learning for kids as well as why play is important for adults. Come ready to engage, learn, and ask questions!
- Tyle Kearns Make Way for Play PowerPoint
Connect and Learn – April 15, hosted by Clint Darr
- Join us as Clint Darr walks us through the basics of service-learning. Take away ideas on how we can serve virtually as well as how we can implement service-learning into our regular programming.
- Clint Darr Service-Learning PowerPoint
- Clint Darr Service-Learning Handout
Connect and Learn – April 22, hosted by Scott Mann of VentureLab
- Join us as Scott Mann from VentureLab walks us through an exploration of the entrepreneurial mindset and how this mindset can benefit our students and ourselves.
- VentureLab Youth Entrepreneurship PowerPoint
- Check out additional academic and professional development resources from VentureLab.
Ask an Expert – April 23, hosted by Tina Meier from the Megan Meier Foundation
- This session features Tina Meier from the Megan Meier Foundation. Tina will address the issues of bullying and cyberbullying among youth and will offer resources for afterschool staff.
- Tina Meier Ask An Expert PowerPoint
Connect and Learn – May 13, hosted by Laura Evans from Missouri 4-H
- Join us as Laura Evans with Missouri 4-H provides an overview of the Experiential Learning Model that is commonly used in 4-H positive youth development. Participants will interact with each other and explore up to six computer science lessons/activities.
- Laura Evans Connect and Learn PowerPoint
Ask an Expert – May 14, hosted by Renée Reed-Miller
- Afterschool professionals re-entering the workforce or resuming face-to-face interaction have multiple levels of well-being to consider before jumping in the fray. Join us as Renée Reed-Miller, founder of RMG, will provide tangible ways to create a “culture of care” and maintain well-being during a highly stressful time in our history. We are essential; ultimately, our well-being remains critical to all of those we support across the state and our nation.
Social-Emotional Learning at a Distance – hosted by the National Summer Learning Association
- Summer programs have been at the forefront of championing social-emotional learning (SEL) in their work with youth. But what does this look like when staff are not able to meet with youth in-person? How can programs continue to support youth during this critical period? Join us as we explore the importance of SEL in youth programs in a COVID-19 era. We will hear from CASEL on the connection between SEL and out-of-school time programs, and representatives from kid-grit and MENTOR will share resources and strategies they have developed to support implementing SEL with youth this summer.
- Full Youtube webinar recording
- PDF of slides
- Additional resources from the webinar:
- Recording of the webinar and PDF of the slides;
- November 16-18, 2020 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC.
- Free Youth Workshops (programs are welcome)
- Knowledge is Power, Soothing SEL During the Pandemic Crisis (free download)
- “How To” Online platform tutorials in Spanish & English
- Panelists Contact
Connect and Learn – May 27, hosted by MASN and 220 Leadership
- Join us as Matthew and Joseph Moheban from 220 Leadership take us through some ideas on planning for the future and thinking beyond what we see as possible. This session will push us to move beyond where we have been and give us some tools to help our students dream big. Come prepared to have your horizons expanded!!
- Connect & Learn PowerPoint
- My 220 Life Worksheet- Parts I & II (New)
- 004_RE Worksheet (L1)
- 006-008_CA Worksheet (L1) (1)
Connect and Learn – June 10, hosted by Theresa Metz from The Bridge Program
- Join us as Theresa Metz from The Bridge Program within the University of Missouri College of Education Introduces us to the Engaging Difference Framework to inclusion as well as culturally responsive pedagogy. We will explore how aspects of our identity and related experiences impact our work.
- Connect & Learn PowerPoint
Connect and Learn – June 18, hosted by Viviana Hernandez Saint-Louis
- Rethinking Expectations and Routines: In the news and on social media, we hear a lot of talk of “getting back to normal,” after the initial phase of COVID response. But is this possible? It’s more realistic that we will discover a new “normal.” This new normal will mean new expectations when our programs fully open and helping youth get readjusted to being back in the program environment. In this discussion, we’ll explore how to create new expectations and support youth to get back into the groove of being in a program environment.