In response to the need for social distancing to keep us all healthy, our in-person Spark Decks workshops have been postponed. But we are ramping up our virtual offerings, so we can continue to grow and learn together.
Keeping Staff Engaged, Motivated, and Accountable as They Work from Home (for DCYF Grantees)
How do we keep staff engaged, motivated, accountable, and productive week after week, when they are working from home? All while still understanding the challenges that working remotely entails? Together, we'll explore strategies to keep our team connected and working together towards meaningful and inspiring goals.
May 20, 2020 - 10:00am to noon
Self Care Workshop (open to all)
Is stress getting you down, making you sick, affecting your sleep? In this workshop, participants will learn and share techniques for self-care, including strategies for alleviating stress, handling tense situations, and creating a work-life environment that is balanced and sustainable. This workshop will be run as a training-of-trainers for those who would like to run a Self-Care session for their staff or community!
May 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Zoom Deep Dive (for DCYF Grantees)
Zoom can be a powerful and versatile way to help youth, families, and teams to stay connected and keep learning. This workshop will provide time for hands-on practice of useful Zoom features like breakout rooms and polls. Because of its interactive nature, this workshop is limited to 20 participants.
May 27, 2020 - 10:00am to noon
June 11, 2020 - 10:00 am to noon
Virtual Facilitation Bootcamp (for DCYF Grantees)
Are you excited to figure out how to hold meetings, classes, and events online that are engaging and meet the needs of staff, youth, and families? We’ll explore creative ways to use simple tools like Zoom and Google Docs to support equitable meetings where everyone participates.
May 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
June 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Translating Fun, Engaging In-Person Enrichment Activities to a Virtual Setting (for DCYF Grantees)
We know how to plan and facilitate great in-person enrichment lessons and activities that support STEM, literacy, SEL skills, and physical activity. But how do we translate these to a virtual setting so they remain engaging and support real learning? In this virtual workshop we'll model and collaboratively share ideas for making the transition from in-person enrichment to virtual.
June 1, 2020 - 10:30am to noon
Self-Care for Staff and Families: Training of Trainers for Staff (for DCYF Grantees)
Is stress getting you down, making you sick, affecting your sleep? In this workshop, participants will learn and share techniques for self-care, including strategies for alleviating stress, handling tense situations, and creating a work-life environment that is balanced and sustainable during these uncertain times. This workshop will be run as a training-of-trainers for those who would like to run a Self-Care session for their staff or community!
June 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
June 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
A Retreat for Retreat Leaders (open to all)
Designed for both experienced and new retreat facilitators, this fun, hands-on, and highly interactive and rejuvenating retreat will support you in getting the most out of a “day away” with your clients or employees - virtually.
June 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 4pm
Supporting Literacy Virtually Through Read-Alouds and other Fun Activities (for DCYF Grantees)
Open to both staff and parents, this workshop draws on our Common Core Literacy for Early Elementary deck to explore fun and engaging activities that build skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Join us to learn how to make literacy fun and meaningful at home!
June 17, 2020 - 10:00am to noon
Fun and Engaging Virtual Math and Literacy Activities for Elementary Age - Training of Trainers (for DCYF Grantees)
During this period of social distancing, parents are being asked to take a greater role in supporting the learning of their children. Drawing from our math and literacy Spark Decks, this workshop will explore ideas to help parents and caregivers support meaningful and fun learning at home. Participants who want to replicate this workshop for parents in their program will receive sample spark cards and an agenda.
June 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Staying Connected with Youth and Families (for DCYF Grantees)
This period of social distancing can be isolating for youth and families, and potentially lead to a new type of "learning loss." Join us for a virtual collaborative exploration of how we can stay connected to the youth and families we serve during this extended period of social distancing (or sheltering at home). We'll explore how to use videoconferencing tools like Zoom, but also non-digital ways of remaining in contact with and supporting our families.
June 30, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00
Virtual Facilitation Bootcamp (open to all)
If your work life is blowing up right now as things are cancelled or moved online, come join us (Kim Roth Howe and Eva Jo) to explore:
- How to translate in-person processes to online spaces
- What tools best support what processes and activities
- Best practices, tips, and resources for creating meaningful, engaging events online
Find out about upcoming sessions, by joining the Bootcamp mailing list here
June Leadership Circle
Are you a leader within your company, district, department, or organization? The June Leadership Circle
is an opportunity for leaders to come together learn ways to engage and inspire the people they work with through participant-centered facilitation. Learn more and join us here
To view other current opportunities, including our Training-of-Trainers retreat and Spring Leadership Circles, visit our News page.