Trainings

There are currently two online trainings offered through Maine Afterschool Network partner Maine Roads to Quality.

Creating Inclusive Youth Development Settings

(30 Hour Online Training)

This curriculum will take participants through ten modules that provide an overview and foundation of positive youth development practices, strategies, and tools for working in school age programs supporting inclusive practices.

Dates: March 8th-May 24th (No assignments are due during April vacation week)
Registration deadline: 1 week prior to start of class

Price: $30

Click HERE to register! 

Contact Pam Soucey at Maine Roads to Quality
Phone: (207) 626-5258
Email: pamela.soucy@maine.edu


Working with School Age Children and Youth

(30 Hours Online Training)

This training covers the aspects of providing child care for children and youth ages 5-13 years in a child care center, family child care program, or before and afterschool program.

Dates: March 15-May 31st (no assignments due during April vacation week)
Registration deadline: 1 week prior to start of class

Price: $30

Click HERE to register! 

Contact Pam Soucey at Maine Roads to Quality
Phone: (207) 626-5258
Email: pamela.soucy@maine.edu


Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM (ACRES)

Level One

Who: A group of eight to ten 4-H volunteers, staff, Food Corps members or afterschool providers from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

When: Six Virtual Sessions on Friday mornings from 10:00am-12:00noon on the following dates: March 10, 24, 31 April 7, 21, 28

What:
Participate in two virtual training sessions (purposeful questions and engineering design process-2 hours in length each)
Practice new skills learned during training with youth you work with
Record two activities with your cell phone/camera to share with your 4-H coach and peers
Participate in four virtual peer sessions/online discussions (90 minutes each in length) with peers and coach
Participate in the evaluation of this pilot project
Estimated two to four hours per week for the duration of the project

Prerequisites:
Someone who has monthly interactions with the same group of youth for at least 20 hours per year
Comfort with recording and uploading videos on shared networking sites such as Google or YouTube
Comfort with video conferencing or the ability to familiarize yourself with the ZOOM platform
High speed Internet
Computer, cell phone or tablet with video cap

Incentives:
Exposure to current research surround STEM education for youth
Access to new ways to interact with youth and other ways to teach STEM skills
Develop mastery in using technology for learning new skills
Building relationships with peers who are doing similar work with similar kids
Personalized professional development to forward your skills as a youth development provider/volunteer
MMSA is offering a $200 personal stipend to those who participate in the research component of the project. This involves participating in 2 surveys (before the course, and during the course) and one interview at the end of the course for a total of approximately 2-3 hours. We deeply value your feedback, no matter what your level of previous experience.

To Sign Up: Contact Jen Lobley at 1-800-287-1542 or jennifer.lobley@maine.edu

Deadline to register is Friday, March 3, 2017.