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STEM and Aerospace

November 30, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am

The aerospace industry in Georgia is growing along with students interest in learning more about it. During this workshop we will be providing an overview of several middle and high school age-appropriate hand-on projects that anyone can do with their students. This webinar will feature activities created by out-of-school time professionals from Georgia Tech's K-12 Education and Outreach Center.

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Identifying and understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

November 29, 2022 12pm – 1pm

Angie Boy, DrPH, Program Manager, Prevention and Training Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children | This presentation will discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences and how experiences as children can impact health in childhood and beyond.

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Beyond Mandated Reporting: How to Best Respond to Abuse

December 1, 2022 12pm – 1pm

Angie Boy, DrPH, Program Manager, Prevention and Training Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children | This presentation will discuss how to best respond to a suspicion or disclosure of abuse and what happens after the report is made to DFCS.

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Building Resilience in Out of School Time Staff

December 6, 2022 12pm – 1pm

Lauren Schwartzberg Gordon, LPC, CPCS, RDT, Wellness Program Coordinator, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta | This presentation will discuss valuable strategies for self-care for staff supporting children and youth in out of school time settings.

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Virtual Professional Development

Getting to Know the Summer Activity Guide

May 28, 2020

This webinar will dive into the structure and elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons.

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Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards Video Series

Stepping Up Your School Age Programming

Oct 7, 2020

Receive tips on communicating with schools and parents, learn about best practices and the Georgia ASYD Standards, and get connected to tools, resources, and activities.

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Maintaining the Physical and Behavioral Health of Children - Hear from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Experts

May 14, 2020

Learn about infection control and behavioral health supports and the resiliency of youth from experts, Dr. Andi L. Shane and Jody Baumstein.

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From Sustainability to Survivability: Managing Uncertainty Amid Crisis

May 6, 2020

facilitated by Spectrum Nonprofit Services

This presentation will cover 1) understanding organizational cash position, 2) making strategic financial decisions, and 3) how to communicate these issues with stakeholders.

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Conducting Effective Virtual Staff Meetings and Trainings

May 4, 2020

facilitated by GUIDE, Inc.

Learn new ways of engaging staff, colleagues and clients along with tools and resources that can be implemented in any online staff meeting or training.

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Stress Management for Youth Development Professionals: Caring for the OST Community During COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020

facilitated by Alliance for a Healthier Generation

This session covers the impacts and response patterns associated with stress, along with practical tips and resources you can share to manage stress in tough times.

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Tools and Tips for Effective Virtual Learning and Engagement

Apr 20, 2020

A review of virtual learning platforms and tips for effective virtual youth engagement.

Planning for Impactful Summer Learning

Mar 30, 2021

Join GSAN as we explore ways that cities, schools, and summer learning programs can partner to plan for an impactful summer and combat COVID learning loss.

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Education Issues Under the Gold Dome

Feb 16, 2022

Join GSAN for a legislative update on many of the education and youth-centered policy issues currently being discussed by the Georgia General Assembly.

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Engaging Your Elected Officials: A Legislative Session recap, site visit tips and tools, and more.

10:00 AM, May 23rd, 2022

Polly McKinney, Advocacy Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children, will join us to give an update on many of the education and youth-centered policy decisions that were made by the Georgia General Assembly. Following that, we will provide tips and tools on how to host a successful legislative site visit!

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Lunch & Learns – bite size info in 30 minutes or less!

GSAN Lunch & Learn: Summer Activity Guide (Not Just for Summer)

Oct 27, 2020

The Summer Activity Guide (SAG) is a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges for youth ages 5 to 18 – and it’s not just for summer.

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GSAN Lunch & Learn: Mizzen by Mott - Activities at Your Fingertips

Nov 12, 2020

The Mizzen by Mott app is an innovative tool designed to help you plan and deliver engaging courses, lessons and activities.

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GSAN Lunch & Learn: ASYD Resources

Nov 4, 2020

The Georgia ASYD Initiative provides resources, including training and technical assistance, to help create and maintain quality environments and experiences that benefit youth.

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Chew on This: Summer Learning Series "Routines, Rituals that Create Unique Summer Programs"

June 15, 2022

GSAN Consultant Jason Martin provides a look at rituals and routines from around the country that make summer programs special.

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Chew on This: Summer Learning Series "Evaluations Beyond Typical Tests"

June 22, 2022

GSAN’s Summer Learning Manager Julia Morris shares some innovative ways to assess student growth, which are way beyond typical tests and pop quizzes.

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Planning for Impactful Summer Learning

April 18, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, Georgia’s afterschool and summer learning programs have provided key supports to students and families. These programs are ready and able to support students’ recovery this summer by offering: 1) Support for student academic progress; 2) Opportunities for social, emotional and interpersonal connections; 3) Access to supports like physical activity, meals, and mental health services; and 4) Strong communications and connections with families. Join GSAN as we explore ways that school districts and summer learning programs can partner to plan for an impactful summer and combat COVID learning loss.

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Policy and Research

Jan 22, 2021 - The State of Afterschool in Georgia

Oct 19, 2020 - Lights On Afterschool Town Hall

Webinar Series’

Introduction to the GSAN Summer Planning Toolkit - Introduction

Apr 18, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 pm

What It Is & How to Use It

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Key Elements of High Quality Summer Programs

Apr 25, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Youth Voice & Choice and Unique Program Culture

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Introduction to the GSAN Summer Planning Toolkit - Funding

Apr 20, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Funding Streams for Summer Learning

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Outreach for Strong Attendance

Apr 26, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Youth Recruitment and Retention

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Best Practices in Out-of-School Time

May 3, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Moving from Theory to Action

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Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

April 27th 11:30am – 12:30pm | Angie Boy, DrPH, Program Manager, Prevention and Training, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children

After school providers are important in recognizing potential instances of child abuse and neglect. As you work with kids daily, you may see or hear things from children that are concerning. This webinar will teach the basics of recognizing child abuse and how to respond appropriately when abuse is suspected or disclosed.

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Building Resilience in Out of School Time Programs

May 4th 11:30am -12:30pm | Chelsea Walker, LCSW, Wellness Program Coordinator, Behavioral Health, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

This Strong4Life Resilience Training is designed to support out of school time professionals and staff in promoting emotional wellness and fostering resilience in all kids.

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Supporting Whole Child Wellness in Out of School Time Programs

May 11th 11:30am – 12:30pm | Wendy Palmer RD, LD, CHES, Manager, Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Healthy Habits help children build and maintain strong bodies and minds. Learn best practices for supporting health and wellness in youth programs and how to create a healthy environment for all kids.

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How your childhood impacts your health: An overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

May 17th 11:30am – 12:30pm | Angie Boy, DrPH Program Manager, Prevention and Training Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Childhood experiences can have lifelong impacts. This webinar will focus on adverse childhood experiences including definitions, original research and the potential health impacts.

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Preparing for the Unexpected: First Aid 101

April 28th 12:00 – 12:45 | Jeremy Russie, BSN, RN, Senior Wellness Program Coordinator

Unintentional injuries are the top cause of death in children ages 1-19 and life-threatening events such as asthma attacks and anaphylaxis can happen quickly. In this session, we will cover best practices for First Aid as well as some prevention strategies to help make your program a safer environment for all who attend.

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