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Trainings for DYCD Programs

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The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD) has contracted with ExpandED Schools to provide training and support at no charge to staff from COMPASS, SONYC and other DYCD-funded sites in the following areas:

 

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DYCD Connect Training

 
To learn more about our DYCD Connect Training:
Email Mark Herreros
Data Programs Analyst & Trainer
or call (646) 943-8854

 

These trainings are intended for after-school program staff members—from front line workers to supervisors of multiple COMPASS programs—who use the DYCD Connect Database. We also provide technical, day-to-day support through our Help Center for all DYCD COMPASS programs. 

Most trainings are held at DYCD located at 2 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, from 10am to 12:30pm. Please look carefully at your registration for your training location!

 

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Literacy

These trainings are intended for after-school staff responsible for overseeing literacy development in OST programs. These sessions serve to strengthen after-school and summer program activities by building awareness and background on critical literacy issues. They also provide OST staff with practical and useful methods for observing, assessing and addressing literacy needs in their programs.

ExpandED Schools offers two types of literacy trainings for staff members in OST sites: single-session Literacy Workshops or multi-session programs.  

These workshops are made possible by funding from DYCD, and are available at no cost to the CBOs with which DYCD contracts. These workshops may be filmed for training purposes.


Fall 2020 Training

 
To learn more about our Literacy Workshops:
Email Adriana Oliveira
Professional Development Literacy Manager
or call (646) 943-8782

 

Differentiating Instruction with E-learning Tools  (K-8)

What does differentiated instruction look like in your class? This workshop will teach you how to use e-learning tools to differentiate instruction. This workshop will teach you about strategies you can use to differentiate instruction and how e-learning tools can be used to support it. You will learn how to select strategies and e-learning tools based on your students’ needs. This workshop is designed for educators who want to be better prepared to meet the needs of students in remote or hybrid learning environments.

 

 

Creating Comics for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps youths understand how to set and achieve positive goals, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This workshop presents SEL learning in the context of youth-developed comic books. Dr. Bitz and Dr. Mulholland, who have been working together for over 10 years, will present the SEL framework developed by Sanford Harmony, a no-cost SEL program. Then they will highlight tools and strategies that promote SEL through the process of writing, designing, and publishing comic books. The workshop will provide participants with no-cost, web-based resources that can help them lead their own comic book clubs with a focus on social and emotional learning.

 

Creating Comics for English Language Learners

Comic books have a powerful potential to help English language learners (ELLs) become more adept at reading and writing in English, and more engaged in books and reading in general. This workshop brings together Dr. Bitz and Dr. Ayala, who have worked together for over 15 years, to present a workshop focused on the process and results of comics created by ELLs. The workshop establishes guidelines and a framework for working with ELLs, and the presenters introduce skills and strategies for helping youths to plan, write, design, and publish original comic books with a focus on English acquisition. The workshop will provide participants with no-cost, web-based resources that can help them lead their own comic book clubs with additional supports for English language learners.

 

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STEM

 



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For technical assistance with your digital learning program:
Email Steve Roberts
STEM Manager
or call (646) 943-8852

These trainings are intended for after-school program staff members—from front line workers to supervisors of multiple OST programs—who want to implement STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) learning opportunities in their programs. 

ExpandED Schools offers STEM trainings for staff members in OST sites.

These trainings are made possible by funding from DYCD, and are available at no cost to the CBOs with which DYCD contracts.

Life Science

Fall 2020 Training

 

Videoconference: Fostering Inquiry

At the heart of any scientific investigation is a curiosity. This session explores inquiry through hands-on STEM activities. Attendees will learn questioning and facilitation strategies to guide students through investigations. The use of science journals will also be highlighted to aid in that process. Looking to start implementation of STEM at your site? This workshop lays the foundation for installing high-quality STEM at your site. Participants will learn where to source activities from and how NGSS impacts the new Scope and Sequence for Science laid out by the NYCDOE.

 

Videoconference: Elements of STEM

Thinking about STEM in after-school? This workshop will take an in-depth look at the Next Generation Science Standards and how to implement them in after school settings. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to align their current programs with NGSS. 

 

Videoconference: Preparing Virtual STEM Lessons 

Preparing Virtual STEM Lessons prepares staff with the tools and resources necessary to run STEM lessons virtually in a meaningful and engaging way. 

 

Videoconference: Building STEM Identity and Culturally Responsive STEM

Building STEM Identity and Culturally Responsive STEM provides the opportunity for staff to help youth connect and identify with STEM and STEM professions.

 

Videoconference: STEM at Home, Activities to Build Family Engagement

STEM At Home: Activities to Build Family Engagement equips staff with activities that can be done outside of the classroom with an emphasis on family participation

 

 

 

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Technology and Computer Sciences

Fall 2020 Training (Dates TBA)

 

Videoconference: CS 101- Introduction to Creative Computing 

CS:101 is the perfect starting point for introducing computation at your program-site. This workshop provides examples of computer science and computational thinking activities and resources to implement. 

 

Videoconference: CS 201- Diving Deeper with Computer Science 

CS: 201 will take a deeper dive into computer science and computational thinking by challenging participants to build on existing projects. Participants will also learn how to bring external hardware into projects

 

Videoconference: CS Unplugged

CS: Unplugged participants will explore computer science using hands-on activities that do not require computers. Participants will learn to facilitate activities while introducing computational concepts and vocabulary relevant for leading lessons.