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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.


Winter/ Spring 2020 Training

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

Webinar: Planning and Delivering Online Instruction (2hrs)

This workshop will explore available online delivery platforms and other things to consider when switching to online instruction. You will learn how to plan literacy-focused lessons using online tools. This workshop is recommended for line staff, Ed. specialists and program supervisors.

 

WebTutorial: Turning In-Person Lesson Plans into Virtual Classes (1hr)

Where do you start when you have to switch your in-person classes into online ones? This workshop will teach you how to turn your in-person lesson plans into virtual classes.This workshop will help you identify which parts of your lesson need to be modified and which parts can remain the same. You will also learn about different tools that you can use to purposefully integrate technology into your lesson. This workshop is recommended for line staff, Ed. specialists and program supervisors.

 

WebTutorial: Online Learning Games (1hr)

Who said that learning couldn’t be fun? This workshop will teach you how to use online games to increase engagement and learning. Participants will learn how to choose and craft online games aligned with learning goals. You will also learn how different games can improve student learning and boost literacy skills. This workshop is recommended for line staff, Ed. specialists and program supervisors.

 

Webinar: Differentiating Instruction with E-learning Tools (2hrs)

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 recommended for line staff, Ed. specialists and program supervisors.

 

Webinar: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Summer Program (K-8) 2 Day Training

How do you prevent summer loss? Maintaining literacy skills over the summer is critically important as research shows that students can lose between one and three months of reading skills during these months. Luckily it can also be incredibly fun! From creative writing to Read Alouds to nature walks, field trips, and local library programs, attend this workshop to learn about high-impact strategies and no-cost/low-cost resources for building a culture of literacy in your summer program. This workshop is designed for everyone interested in infusing literacy into summer programs.

 

Webinar: Web-Based Literacy Projects (2hrs)

Do you know how to create fun web-based literacy projects? This workshop will teach you how to create extension projects that can be collaborative and fun by utilizing different web-based tools. You will learn how to strengthen your literacy projects through the use of technology. This workshop is recommended for line staff, Ed. specialists and program supervisors.

 

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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

Winter/Spring 2020 Training

 

Videoconference: Creating a Virtual STEM Experience for Remote Learners

Participants will learn how to create a STEM virtual experience for remote learners. They will explore platforms like Zoom and Google Classroom and learn different strategies for how to best engage youth in STEM learning from ho​me. 

 

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: 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.

 

 

 

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Technology and Computer Sciences

Winter/Spring 2020 Training

 

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.