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Wednesday, September 12
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 1/7)
The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 2/7)
The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 3/7)
The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Thursday, October 11
 

9:30am

Working with Traumatized Youth and Taking Care of Ourselves in the Process (Introductory Training)
Limited Capacity filling up

Understanding the effects of trauma on youth development. Understand how trauma effects brain development and behavior as well as the neurobiology of trauma. Best practices for trauma sensitivity with individuals and programs. Understand the important of self-care and avoiding vicarious traumatization. Learn mindfulness activities and self care strategies for individuals and programs. This is an introductory training.

Facilitators
avatar for Alice Cohen

Alice Cohen

Lead Teacher for Social Emotional Learning, Cambridge Public Schools
Lead Teacher for Social Emotional Learning Cambridge Public Schools, Alice has been working with children that other people don't like for about 35 years! She has a deep respect for the fact that kids are trying their best and will do well if they can. Always interested in empowering... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
TERC Community Room 2067 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA
 
Friday, October 12
 

9:30am

Intro to STEAM
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in integrating more STEAM into your programming, but are unsure of what it is and how to do it? Are you worried that the materials will be high tech and too expensive? In our workshop, Building Up STEAM, we’ll use everyday materials to show you how to engage young learners in a discussion of the T and E in STEAM through two hands-on activities that will examine what exactly is technology and engineering and how they are related to Science, Arts and Math.  

Facilitators
avatar for Shannon McMannus

Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
51 Inman Street. Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

6:30pm

Positive Behavoir Support (Introductory Training)
Limited Capacity full

Successful behavioral interventions for individuals and groups of young people. A continuum of step-wise interventions to promote youth self-regulation and the development of social competency. Healthy group growth and functioning.

Facilitators
avatar for Dee Spinkston

Dee Spinkston

Facilitator/Quality Coach
Charlotte Spinkston has 30+ years’ experience an educator, vocational counselor, and executive director of disability and youth-focused government and community based organizations. She has worked nationally on issues related to parent and family engagement and leadership development... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
51 Inman Street. Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

9:30am

Positive Behavoir Support (Introductory Training)
Limited Capacity full

Successful behavioral interventions for individuals and groups of young people. A continuum of step-wise interventions to promote youth self-regulation and the development of social competency. Healthy group growth and functioning.

Facilitators
avatar for Dee Spinkston

Dee Spinkston

Facilitator/Quality Coach
Charlotte Spinkston has 30+ years’ experience an educator, vocational counselor, and executive director of disability and youth-focused government and community based organizations. She has worked nationally on issues related to parent and family engagement and leadership development... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cambridge Community Center 5 Callender Street, Cambridge
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 4/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 5/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Thursday, November 15
 

9:30am

Youth Development: Middle Years (Introductory Training)
Limited Capacity filling up

An overview of aspects of youth development that most impact OST. What are the development challenges in the middle years? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones, and what can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

Facilitators
avatar for Melina O'Grady

Melina O'Grady

Facilitator/Coach, Agenda for Children Out of School Time
Melina is an independent education consultant with roots as a counselor and teacher and a vision for creating and supporting dynamic learning environments in and outside of schools that fully engage both teacher and student. Her 20 years of experience spans residential facilities... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cambridge Community Center 5 Callender Street, Cambridge

6:30pm

Youth Development: Middle Years (Introductory Training)
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of aspects of youth development that most impact OST. What are the development challenges in the middle years? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones, and what can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

Facilitators
avatar for Melina O'Grady

Melina O'Grady

Facilitator/Coach, Agenda for Children Out of School Time
Melina is an independent education consultant with roots as a counselor and teacher and a vision for creating and supporting dynamic learning environments in and outside of schools that fully engage both teacher and student. Her 20 years of experience spans residential facilities... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
51 Inman Street. Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Tuesday, November 27
 

9:30am

How to "STEAM-ify" Your Programming! An Introduction to STEAM
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you interested in integrating more STEAM into your programming, but are unsure of what it is and how to do it? In our workshop, we’ll use everyday materials to engage in hands-on activities that deepen your understanding of the T and E in STEAM and reflect on the skills these kinds of activities foster in youth. We’ll collaborate to modify some of your existing program activities and develop more meaningful STEAM experiences for our youth. 

Facilitators
avatar for Shannon McMannus

Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cambridge Public Library Community Room Main Library, Broadway, Cambridge MA
 
Wednesday, November 28
 

9:30am

Youth Development: K-5
Limited Capacity full

An overview of aspects of youth development that most impact OST. What are the development challenges from Kindergarten to 5th grade? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones, and what can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

Facilitators
avatar for David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Facilitator/Coach
David Jenkins supports mission-driven organizations to be bold and effective in making internal and systemic change. He has 15-years’ experience leading out-of-school time programs and networks in the Boston Area, including ten years supporting youth-led community organizing. In... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Thursday, November 29
 

6:30pm

Youth Development: K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of aspects of youth development that most impact OST. What are the development challenges from Kindergarten to 5th grade? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones, and what can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

Facilitators
avatar for David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Facilitator/Coach
David Jenkins supports mission-driven organizations to be bold and effective in making internal and systemic change. He has 15-years’ experience leading out-of-school time programs and networks in the Boston Area, including ten years supporting youth-led community organizing. In... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
51 Inman Street. Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Wednesday, December 5
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 6/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday December 5, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, December 19
 

9:30am

Cracking the Code
Limited Capacity filling up

To register you must have take Positive Behavior Support and Working with Traumatized Youth.

This workshop is designed to think about challenging behaviors that our students experience and how we can best support them. We ground ourselves in the importance of empathy in our work and understand how behavior is a tool for communication. You will be challenged to take your learning from Positive Behavior Support and to be reflective on your approaches to behaviors and how they are responsive to the needs of youth in the moment with the goal of continually increasing youth competency and fostering success. Additionally, we will delve into the impact of trauma, building on the foundation laid in the previous training, Working with Traumatized Youth. We will discuss the pervasive role trauma plays in our students development and in their lives, as well as in our classrooms.

Facilitators
avatar for Erika Peter Harp

Erika Peter Harp

Assistant Program Manager, King Open Extended Day
Erika is currently the assistant program manager at the King Open Extended Day, a program devoted to supporting the social and emotional growth and development of students. Erika has worn many hats working for the City of Cambridge, including working with the Inclusion Initiative... Read More →


Wednesday December 19, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway, Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Session 7/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday December 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, January 16
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 1/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday January 16, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, January 30
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 2/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Monday, February 11
 

9:30am

Building up STEAM - Go Green Engineering Adventure Part 1
Limited Capacity full

In this session, you will experience an engineering design challenge, Go Green, from the perspective of a learner.  Through this immersive learning experience, we will identify the essential pieces that make up a learner-centered STEAM activity that emphasizes inquiry and problem-solving. Participants will receive an educator guide, materials for the design challenge and implementation support .

Facilitators
avatar for Natacha Meyer

Natacha Meyer

Curriculum Developer, City of Cambridge STEAM Initiative
Meyer is the STEAM Curriculum Coordinator for the City of Cambridge. She has over 12 years of experience of designing accessible and inclusive curricula for diverse learners as a science teacher, learning specialist, ESL teacher, and curriculum developer. When she is not thinking... Read More →
avatar for Shannon McMannus

Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Wednesday, February 13
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 3/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, March 13
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 4/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Thursday, March 21
 

9:30am

Cracking the Code
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop participants will explore and discuss challenging behaviors that our students experience and how we can best support them.

Learning Goals
  1. Understand that behavior is always a form of communication;
  2. Be reflective and aware of your approach to difficult behavior;
  3. See the whole child for who they are, not the behavior they are temporarily exhibiting; and
  4. Continuing the expansion of your competency in working with youth and fostering success.

During the workshop, we will ground ourselves in the importance of empathy in our work and understand how behavior is a tool for communication. You will be challenged to take what you know about positive behavior and be reflective on your personal approaches to behaviors and how they respond to the needs of youth in the moment. We will learn together through interactive activities within an engaging and safe learning environment.

"Take Backs" from this Workshop:
  • Identify the 4 functions of behaviors
  • Identify skill deficits and plan for learning opportunities
  • Learn about the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Facilitators
avatar for Erika Peter Harp

Erika Peter Harp

Assistant Program Manager, King Open Extended Day
Erika is currently the assistant program manager at the King Open Extended Day, a program devoted to supporting the social and emotional growth and development of students. Erika has worn many hats working for the City of Cambridge, including working with the Inclusion Initiative... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cambridge Community Center 5 Callender Street, Cambridge
 
Saturday, March 30
 

9:30am

Engineering is Elementary STEAM
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitators
avatar for Shannon McMannus

Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
Museum of Science
 
Tuesday, April 2
 

9:30am

Trauma Trauma Buzz Buzz - Level 2 Training
Limited Capacity filling up

Trauma is the big buzz-word nowadays. It affects self-regulation, social skills, executive function skills (e.g., language, memory, impulses, attention), and a sense of health and well-being. In this workshop, we are going to delve into the world of trauma.  

Learning Goals:
  1. Define trauma; understand its pervasiveness and impact;
  2. Explore typical trauma responses and how they show up in our students; and
  3. Connect how relationship building is the key to supporting students who have experienced trauma.

Building on the workshop, Cracking the Code, we will explore What is trauma? What situations can give rise to trauma? Who does it impact? How does it play out in my classroom or center? What do I do about it?We will think about how it lives in our lives and the lives of those we work with. You will reflect on your own practices and set your intentions around how to be supportive and create safe spaces. You will leave the workshop feeling grounded in the importance of empathy and feeling rejuvenated as a positive person in the lives of young people.

"Take Backs"  from this Workshop: 
  • Trauma-sensitive practices for your classroom environment  
  • Trauma-Informed Support for children
  • Identify trauma responses in your students


Facilitators
avatar for Erika Peter Harp

Erika Peter Harp

Assistant Program Manager, King Open Extended Day
Erika is currently the assistant program manager at the King Open Extended Day, a program devoted to supporting the social and emotional growth and development of students. Erika has worn many hats working for the City of Cambridge, including working with the Inclusion Initiative... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 5/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

9:30am

Building up STEAM - Go Green Engineering Adventure Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we’ll discuss your experiences implementing the Go Green challenge with your young learners. What went well?  What would you do differently?  How is teaching STEAM similar to the other kinds of experiences you provide for your young learners?  What are some of the other STEAM connections can be made for young people?




Facilitators
avatar for Shannon McMannus

Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Tuesday, April 23
 

9:30am

Youth Development Middle Years - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity seats available


In this workshop, facilitated by Melina O’Grady, we will explore aspects of youth development that most impact our Out-of-School-Time field. We will discuss and develop an understanding of:  What are the developmental challenges for pre-adolescents? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones, and what can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

Learning Goals:
  • Understand five aspects of the K-5 development continuum: physical, cognitive, moral, emotional, self-concept;
  • Reflect on the importance of relationships in shaping a child's growth; and
  • Practice mapping a child's developmental edges and designing growth-promoting experiences.

“Takebacks”
  • Ability to identify five aspects of K-5 development
  • Experience in identifying development edges and growth-promoting experiences
  • Next steps for deepening your youth development understanding and professional practice

Facilitators
avatar for Melina O'Grady

Melina O'Grady

Facilitator/Coach, Agenda for Children Out of School Time
Melina is an independent education consultant with roots as a counselor and teacher and a vision for creating and supporting dynamic learning environments in and outside of schools that fully engage both teacher and student. Her 20 years of experience spans residential facilities... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway Cambridge MA 2nd floor conference room
 
Wednesday, April 24
 

9:30am

Youth Development K-5 - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, facilitated by Dave Jenkins, participants will receive an overview of aspects of youth development that most impact the Out-of-School-Time field. In addition, workshop participants will discuss and explore the following questions:  What are the development challenges from Kindergarten to 5th grade? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones? What can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?
 
Learning Goals:
  • Build understanding of continuums of development for k-5/2.5: physical, cognitive, moral, self-concept, emotional traits...underscored by quality of relationships;
  • Learn to create opportunities for growth promoting activities and interactions; and
  • Use skills grid to map a child's strengths and learning edge.
 
Takebacks
  • Understanding of the five aspects of K-5 development
  • Experience in identifying development edges and growth-promoting experiences
  • Next steps for deepening your youth development understanding and professional practice

Facilitators
avatar for David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Facilitator/Coach
David Jenkins supports mission-driven organizations to be bold and effective in making internal and systemic change. He has 15-years’ experience leading out-of-school time programs and networks in the Boston Area, including ten years supporting youth-led community organizing. In... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
5 Callender Street, Cambridge MA

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 6/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, May 8
 

3:15pm

Design Lab Series (Winter 2019 Session 7/7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Design Lab provides an opportunity for communities to collaborate on bold ideas that make a difference in the lives of students. By using design thinking matched with an entrepreneurial mindset, we collectively transform ideas into solutions. The lab serves as a new model for the way we impact learning by focusing on student-centered innovation and cross-city collaboration. Educators want to create solutions to existing challenges. The Design Lab validates educators’ insights and provides a means for educators to experiment with transformative educational design. It creates the conditions for shared power, highlights teachers as innovators, and creates a mechanism for on-going innovation. The Design Lab capitalizes on educators’ experiences, expertise, and passions by changing the way in which problems are identified and addressed. By implementing design thinking, we foster partnerships and create solutions together. This mindset translates insights into novel ways of teaching and learning. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and though our new insights.  (Registering in groups of 2-3 is preferred, but not required.)

Facilitators
avatar for Khari Milner

Khari Milner

Oc-Director, Agenda for Children OST
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Angie UyHam

Angie UyHam

District Design and Innovation Coach, Cambridge Public Schools
Angie UyHam began her career as a classroom teacher in 1998 after completing a Masters in Education from Boston University. She remained in the classroom for over a decade and then extended her impact by becoming a literacy coach/reading specialist during the next decade. After almost... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, TRC 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
 
Tuesday, May 14
 

6:30pm

Inclusion - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Inclusion is the practice of creating equitable environments where all individuals have an opportunity to be involved and achieve success. This introductory training will provide its participants with a foundational understanding of what inclusion means and why it is so essential for our programs. We will discuss certain practices and models that we can take back to our professional settings to create a more inclusive environment.

Learning Goals:
  • Gaining an understanding of what the ADA is and who it includes;
  • Creating an expanded understanding of children with disabilities;
  • Discussing the importance of Person First Language; and
  • Understanding the City of Cambridge's Inclusion Initiative  and how to access supports for the youth serving Out of School Time programs.
“Takebacks” from this Workshop:
  • Understand how to create an inclusive environment in their programs

Dinner will be provided.

Assistant Facilitator
avatar for Zach Solomon

Zach Solomon

Facilitator, Inclusion Initiative, Dept. of Human Services
Zach Solomons has been a part of the mental healthcare field for the past 4 years working with different populations of children and youth in various therapeutic settings. Currently, Zach is the Inclusion Specialist for the Department of Human Services Program where he works to support... Read More →

Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Citywide Senior Center, Ballroom 806 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
 
Thursday, May 16
 

9:30am

Inclusion - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Inclusion is the practice of creating equitable environments where all individuals have an opportunity to be involved and achieve success. This introductory training will provide its participants with a foundational understanding of what inclusion means and why it is so essential for our programs. We will discuss certain practices and models that we can take back to our professional settings in an effort to create a more inclusive environment.

Learning Goals:
  • Gaining an understanding of what the ADA is and who it includes
  • Creating an expanded understanding of children with disabilities
  • Discussing the importance of Person First Language
  • Understanding what the Inclusion Initiative is and how to access supports for the youth serving Out of School Time programs.
“Takebacks” from this Workshop:
  • Understand how to create an inclusive environment in their programs

A continental breakfast will be provided.

Facilitators
avatar for Zach Solomon

Zach Solomon

Facilitator, Inclusion Initiative, Dept. of Human Services
Zach Solomons has been a part of the mental healthcare field for the past 4 years working with different populations of children and youth in various therapeutic settings. Currently, Zach is the Inclusion Specialist for the Department of Human Services Program where he works to support... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
5 Callender Street, Cambridge MA

6:30pm

Youth Development K-5 - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop, facilitated by Dave Jenkins, participants will receive an overview of aspects of youth development that most impact OST. In addition, workshop participants will discuss and explore the following questions:  What are the development challenges from Kindergarten to 5th grade? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones? What can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

Learning Goals:
  • Build understanding of continuums of development for k-5/2-5: physical, cognitive, moral, self-concept, emotional traits...underscored by quality of relationships;
  • Learn to create opportunities for growth promoting activities and interactions; and
  • Use skills grid to map a child's strengths and learning edge.

Takebacks” from this Workshop:
  • Understanding of the five aspects of K-5 development
  • Experience in identifying development edges and growth-promoting experiences
  • Next steps for deepening your youth development understanding and professional practice

Dinner will be provided.

Facilitators
avatar for David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Facilitator/Coach
David Jenkins supports mission-driven organizations to be bold and effective in making internal and systemic change. He has 15-years’ experience leading out-of-school time programs and networks in the Boston Area, including ten years supporting youth-led community organizing. In... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
51 Inman Street, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
 
Tuesday, May 21
 

9:30am

Positive Behavior Support 1 - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop, facilitated by Dee Spinkston, participants will understand positive behavior support (PBS) as a continuum of support for all students. We will identify and explore successful interventions for individuals and groups of young people. During our discussion, we will identify a continuum of interventions to promote youth self-regulation and social competency.
 
Learning Goals:
  • How to make meaning of behavior so that our response is appropriate;
  • Identify proactive positive support strategies; and
  • How to process behavioral incidents in culturally-appropriate ways with youth
“Takebacks” for this Workshop:
  • Understand PBS as a continuum of support for all students.
  • Increase understanding of the connection between impact of lagging skills and challenging behavior
  • Shift in perspective about challenging behavior and youth whose behavior challenges us

A continental breakfast will be provided.

Facilitators
avatar for Dee Spinkston

Dee Spinkston

Facilitator/Quality Coach
Charlotte Spinkston has 30+ years’ experience an educator, vocational counselor, and executive director of disability and youth-focused government and community based organizations. She has worked nationally on issues related to parent and family engagement and leadership development... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference Rm
 
Wednesday, May 22
 

9:30am

Encourage Wonder and Curiosity: Facilitating Inquiry Based Youth Centered Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live.” ---Mae Jemison
How do we foster curiosity in our OST learning spaces? Inquiry based learning allows young people to engage in problem solving and STEAM-based activities can help encourage them to discover new ideas on their own. Join us in this workshop as we share meaningful learning experiences and practice how to ask effective questions that guide students to use skills, tools and prior knowledge that will help them find their own answers.

Learning Goals:
  • Understanding the value of curiosity and inquiry-based, youth centered learning;
  • Collaborating and sharing meaningful learning experiences with fellow participants; and
  • Exploring the practice of asking effective questions.

"Takebacks" from this Workshop:
  • Practices that will allow you to foster curiosity in your classroom
  • Build youth choice and decision-making
  • Stimulate thinking
  • Engage youth in problem solving
  • Spark and sustain youth’s interest/curiosity
  • Asking open ended questions
  • Curiosity that will lead you to learn more!

A continental breakfast will be provided.

Facilitators
avatar for Shannon McMannus

Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference Rm
 
Thursday, May 23
 

6:30pm

Positive Development Support 1 - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop, facilitated by Dee Spinkston, participants will understand positive behavior support (PBS) as a continuum of support for all students. We will identify and explore successful interventions for individuals and groups of young people. During our discussion, we will identify a continuum of interventions to promote youth self-regulation and social competency.

Learning Goals:
  • How to make meaning of behavior so that our response is appropriate;
  • Identify proactive positive support strategies; and
  • How to process behavioral incidents in culturally-appropriate ways with youth
“Takebacks” from this Workshop:
  • Understand PBS as a continuum of support for all students.
  • Increase understanding of the connection between impact of lagging skills and challenging behavior
  • Shift in perspective about challenging behavior and youth whose behavior challenges us.

Dinner will be provided.

Facilitators
avatar for Dee Spinkston

Dee Spinkston

Facilitator/Quality Coach
Charlotte Spinkston has 30+ years’ experience an educator, vocational counselor, and executive director of disability and youth-focused government and community based organizations. She has worked nationally on issues related to parent and family engagement and leadership development... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Public Health Department, 2nd Fl. Training Room 119 Windsor, Cambridge, MA
 
Wednesday, May 29
 

9:30am

Partnering with Families: Unpacking the Essential Messages in Our Stories
Limited Capacity filling up


Building on the baseline training, Cultural Proficiency: A Way of Being,  in this workshop facilitated by Ekow Edzie & Susan Richards,  participants reflect on journeys in culturally-proficient, family partnering through the digital-stories of your peersYou will have the opportunity to reflect on the family engagement beliefs and practices of your peers in the OST community and to discuss practices in leveraging digital media as a professional development tool. Working in teams,  participants will conduct “deep dives,” into digital stories about our journey to build culturally-proficient, family partnering strategies in Cambridge OST.

Learning Goals:
  • Defining cultural proficiency and understanding the value of stories
  • Understanding the value of sharing stories of practice to deepen our own
  • Reflecting on your beliefs and practices working with families
  • Exploring the use of digital media as part of your practitioner tool kit

"Takebacks" from this Workshop:
  • Practices that reduce bias and promote understanding
  • Practices that support learning through peer story telling
  • Gleaning essential messages in a story and applying learning to our own practice 
  • Practices that will deepen your partnership with your students’ families   

A continental breakfast will be provided.

Assistant Facilitator
avatar for Ekow Edzie

Ekow Edzie

Communications & Storytelling Associate, Agenda for Children - OST
Ekow joined the Agenda for Children OST team in the fall of 2017 to help the team identify and highlight best practices in family inclusion and cultural competency through digital storytelling. Ekow has five years of experience building programing to promote cross-cultural understanding... Read More →
avatar for Susan Richards

Susan Richards

Co-Director, Agenda For Children-OST
Susan Richards has spent over 30 years working in the out-of-school time field in Cambridge and has been directing the Agenda for Children OST since its inception in 2001. She is deeply committed to the young people and families of this community. She has a rich history designing... Read More →

Wednesday May 29, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Community Art Center -Teen Room 119 Windsor, Cambridge, MA
 
Tuesday, June 11
 

9:30am

Cultural Proficiency: A Way of Being - Baseline Training
Limited Capacity full

Cultural Proficiency is a way of being that allows individuals and organizations to interact effectively with people. It is a developmental approach for addressing the issues and opportunities that emerge in diverse environments. Our life journeys have been shaped by race and culture and often influence the way we interface with others. This workshop will provide participants with insights and tools to support increased cultural proficiency in their roles working with youth, families, and colleagues.

Learning Goals: 
  • To develop a continuous learning approach that challenges us to both take personal responsibility for our cultural proficiency and our participation in creating institutional accountability for it.
  • To become empowered to challenge oppression.
  • To begin to see the power of denying or affirming people’s full humanity.
  • To develop strategies to give and get support in this journey. 
"Takebacks"
  • Reflections of one definition of Cultural Proficiency  
  • Models for continuous learning including a Cultural Continuum,10 C’s of Awareness and Change, Affinity Identity Groups, Peer-Peer Action Groups
  • Understanding of the importance of listening to and sharing personal stories in deepening our cultural proficiency
  • Understanding the historical and persistent harm done when we deny the impacts of bias and privilege

Assistant Facilitator
avatar for Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

Co-Founder/Consultant, kyriQ
Minh Nguyen is a creative youth worker, weirdo, educator, and nerd.Minh has nine years of experience in the youth development and nonprofit sectors, with seven years of experience at Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, two years as an Massachusetts Promise Fellowship AmeriCorps Member, and several decades of being a curious lifelong learner and observer of people & the world.  Minh holds a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College, and an MS in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern College of Professional Studies... Read More →

Facilitators
avatar for Telesha Mervin

Telesha Mervin

Teacher, King Open Extended Day
Telesha Mervin was born in South Carolina, raised in Boston, and for the last 17 years has resided in Cambridge, Mass. She is a mother of four: two teenagers, one elementary student, and one toddler. Telesha has 20 years of professional work with a focus on serving youth and families... Read More →
avatar for Susan Richards

Susan Richards

Co-Director, Agenda For Children-OST
Susan Richards has spent over 30 years working in the out-of-school time field in Cambridge and has been directing the Agenda for Children OST since its inception in 2001. She is deeply committed to the young people and families of this community. She has a rich history designing... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference Rm

6:30pm

More Than A Statistic: Creating Safe and Supportive Spaces for Young Men of Color
Limited Capacity filling up

One out of every three Black Men are expected to go to prison in their lifetime.  More Than A Statistic: Creating Safe and Supportive Spaces for Young Men of Color , facilitated by Tyrell Dortch with Trevis Brooks from Moses Youth Center,  is an engaging and transformative workshop that will provide participants with an opportunity to create a collaborative learning experience centered around supporting young men of color. With around 70%  of Young Men of Color coming from single-family homes, it is important for youth practitioners to develop a better understanding of what these young men are carrying with them into their programs.  More Than A Statistic will help participants shift their mindsets and begin the critical conversation around the challenges that arise, while trying to create a safe space for these young men to express themselves, solve problems, and build community.

This workshop will be a space where participants can share and learn best practices while developing an understanding of the importance of team building and supportive relationships.

Learning Goals:
  • Identify some of the challenges that arise when creating safe spaces for young men of color.
  • Discuss how establishing routines, such as Community Agreements and Team-builders can help create a safe/supportive space for young men of color. 
  • Identify the importance of developing best practices around mindset and supportive relationships.

"Takebacks”: 
  • Shifting of the mindset to prioritize creating safe and supportive spaces for Young Men of Color
  • Heighten the collective awareness of the experiences that Young Men of Color bring into their programs
  • An Action Plan that identifies best practices in creating safe spaces for Young Men of Color

Dinner will be provided.

Facilitators
avatar for Tyrell Dortch

Tyrell Dortch

Teen Program Director, Moses Youth Center
Cambridge raised Tyrell Dortch is a Father, Youth Worker and Educator. Tyrell is currently the Teen Program Director at the Moses Youth Center based out of Cambridge Youth Programs. He is also Co-Founder and the Director of the Boys II Men’s Leadership Empowerment Program.  With... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Citywide Senior Center - 2nd Fl Art Room 800 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
 
Thursday, June 27
 

9:30am

Youth Development K-5/Positive Behavior Support 1- Baseline Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive an overview of aspects of Youth Development K-5  and Positive Behavior support that most impact OST.

In the segment on Youth Development, workshop participants will discuss and explore the following questions: What are the development challenges from Kindergarten to 5th grade? How can programs be sure they are supporting increased competency? How can programs determine if youth are struggling to meet developmental milestones? What can programs do to increase youth competency and foster success?

In the segment on Positive Behavior Support, participants will understand positive behavior support (PBS) as a continuum of support for all students. We will identify and explore successful interventions for individuals and groups of young people. During our discussion, we will identify a continuum of interventions to promote youth self-regulation and social competency.

Facilitators
avatar for Melinda Barbosa

Melinda Barbosa

Caoch/Trainer, Cambridge Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time
Melinda Barbosa is a facilitator and trainer for mission-driven organizations. She is a storyteller and facilitator who believes our narratives are the pathway to healing and social change. Melinda regularly presents her work in curiosity and courage, positive youth development, and... Read More →
avatar for Dee Spinkston

Dee Spinkston

Facilitator/Quality Coach
Charlotte Spinkston has 30+ years’ experience an educator, vocational counselor, and executive director of disability and youth-focused government and community based organizations. She has worked nationally on issues related to parent and family engagement and leadership development... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Peabody School