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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.


2021-2022 Training

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

 

Videoconference: Scaffolding Literacy for Struggling Learners

What can you do to help students who are falling behind in literacy skills? In this workshop, you will learn a variety of instructional techniques that you can use to support your students’ learning process. You will receive a toolkit that you can use to support students in grades K-8.This workshop is designed for educators who want to expand their knowledge on how to foster literacy.

 

Videoconference: Infusing Literacy into Clubs

Did you know that any afterschool club can also feature powerful literacy learning? If you didn’t, now you do! Attend this workshop to learn how to infuse literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) into any club or activity at your program. Participants will learn about strategies such as paired texts, writing for multiple purposes, purposeful discussion, critical questioning, and more. Participants will leave with completed lesson plans for their club or activity that feature high-impact literacy-infused learning! This workshop is designed for everyone interested in learning more about literacy strategies that work across different programs and clubs.

 

Videoconference: Creating Comics for Social and Emotional Learning

Did you know that any afterschool club can also feature powerful literacy learning? If you didn’t, now you do! Attend this workshop to learn how to infuse literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) into any club or activity at your program. Participants will learn about strategies such as paired texts, writing for multiple purposes, purposeful discussion, critical questioning, and more. Participants will leave with completed lesson plans for their club or activity that feature high-impact literacy-infused learning! This workshop is designed for everyone interested in learning more about literacy strategies that work across different programs and clubs.

 

Videoconference: Identifying and Supporting Multilingual Learners  

Who are the Multilingual Learners and how can you support them? This workshop will teach you how English Language Learners are identified in NYC and how you can support them. Come learn how diverse their background is and some important concepts of second language acquisition. This workshop is designed for educators who serve English Language Learners and want to be better prepared to support their unique learning needs.

 

Videoconference: Differentiated Lessons for Multilingual Learners   

How can you adapt lessons for Multilingual Learners? This workshop will teach you how to make sure that all the students in your class are capable of completing the tasks you have assigned them. Come learn how to understand the different levels of literacy of your students and how to plan lessons that take that into account. This webinar is designed for educators who serve multilingual learners and want to be better prepared to support their unique learning needs.

 

Videoconference: Building Literacy in STEM Activities  

How can you adapt lessons for Multilingual Learners? This workshop will teach you how to make sure that all the students in your class are capable of completing the tasks you have assigned them. Come learn how to understand the different levels of literacy of your students and how to plan lessons that take that into account. This webinar is designed for educators who serve multilingual learners and want to be better prepared to support their unique learning needs.

 

Videoconference: 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 Lori Campos 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.

 

Videoconference: Strategies for Building Background for Multilingual Learners  

Have your multilingual learners ever looked like they simply had no idea about what you were talking about? Come learn how you can make learning easier for your students. In this webinar, you will learn concepts of second language acquisition and strategies you can use to help build background for your students. You will receive a toolkit with strategies that you can use to build background whenever introducing new topics for your students. This webinar is designed for educators who serve multilingual learners and want to be better prepared to support their unique learning needs.

 

Videoconference: Teaching in a Flipped Classroom

What do you know about Flipped Classrooms? Come learn how to use this instructional strategy to blend in-person learning with technology and individual learning. Participants will learn how this instructional practice works and develop a flipped classroom lesson plan. This workshop is designed for educators who want to be better prepared to use technology in in-person classes and meet the needs of students in remote or hybrid learning environments. 

 

Videoconference: Teaching with Kahoot

Who said that learning couldn’t be fun? This workshop will teach you how to use Kahoot to create online games that increase engagement and learning. Participants will learn how to create games aligned with learning goals. You will also learn how those games can improve student learning and boost literacy skills. This workshop is designed for educators who want to be better prepared to use technology in in-person classes and meet the needs of students in remote or hybrid learning environments.

 

Videoconference: Teaching with Collaborative E-Tools

What does brainstorming and collaboration look like in your class? This workshop will teach you how to use e-tools for student collaboration. Participants will learn how to create and add collaboration tasks to their lesson plans using Jamboard & Paddlet. This workshop is designed for educators who want to be better prepared to use technology in in-person classes and meet the needs of students in remote or hybrid learning environments.

 

Videoconference: Creating Comics for Literacy, Creativity and Youth Development

This workshop presents skills and strategies for helping youths to write, design, and publish original comic books. Based on two decades of work with the Comic Book Project, Dr. Bitz will highlight comic books created by youths as examples of the power of comics as learning and motivational tools. The workshop will cover a framework for creating comics and provide participants with no-cost, web-based resources that can help them lead their own comic book clubs, either in person or online.

 

 

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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

2021-2022 Training

 

Videoconference: Elements of STEM

In this virtual workshop, we’ll explore STEM in after-school. The workshop will take an in depth look at the Next Generation Science Standards, Scientific and Engineering Practices to help us understand how to implement authentic STEM experiences. Participants will also receive virtual and physical curricular resources to continue their implementation. 

Videoconference: Fostering Inquiry

The heart of all scientific investigation and discovery is curiosity. This virtual session explores inquiry through questioning and facilitation strategies to guide students through scientific investigations. Participants will learn how to set up inquiry-based questions and work through investigations to become champions of inquiry. Participants will also receive virtual and physical curricular resources.  

 

Videoconference: Building STEM Identity and Culturally Responsive STEM

This virtual session is designed to offer tools to help staff understand the importance of building agency in STEM with youth. To prepare youth for future STEM careers, they need to see themselves in, and connect to that world. Participants will be equipped with an understanding of STEM Identity and tools to lead youth in developing their own STEM Identities. 

 

Videoconference: STEM at Home: Building Family Engagement

So many wonderful STEM experiences happen outside of the formal learning environment. This session intends to help staff prepare for adding at-home experiences that youth can bring to families to extend the learning happening in the afterschool site. 

 

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Technology and Computer Sciences

 

2021-2022 Training

Videoconference: CS 101- Introduction to Creative Computing 

As we quickly move toward an ever-increasing digital worldview, it’s becoming more and more important to build computer literacy and computational thinking skills. CS:101 is a virtual workshop to help you introduce computation and computer science in after-school. This session does not require any computer science background and will provide resources for high-quality computer science.  

 

Videoconference: CS 201- Diving Deeper with Computer Science 

CS: 201 is a virtual workshop that moves us further along in our computer science training. Participants will take a deeper dive into computer science and computational thinking by challenging participants to build on existing projects and create their own experiences for students. 

 

Videoconference: CS Unplugged

CS: Unplugged is a virtual workshop designed to explore computer science through hands-on activities that do not require computers. This workshop helps prepare computer science educators for times when access to machines is not available or to enforce a computational thinking concept. Participants will learn to facilitate activities while introducing computational concepts and vocabulary relevant for leading lessons.