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Friday, November 1
 

11:00am MDT

CANCELLED: Finding Balance and Clarity with Mindfulness
Many organizations are incorporating mindfulness training into their professional learning programs. Why? Because research is showing that the simple technique of mindfulness can have amazing results for individuals including: stress reduction, improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and better focus. Since children reflect the nervous system of the adults around them, mindfulness is an excellent practice for afterschool professionals. Educators find that as they practice techniques to become more mindful, they see improved emotional regulation, focus, and engagement among their students. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to various mindfulness practices including sitting and walking meditations, body scan, mindful inquiry and communication exercises, and gentle yoga to support a personal and team mindfulness practice. Join us and experience the power of mindfulness.

Speakers
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Edith Sage

Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness for Educators
Edith is the former Director of BEACON Afterschool program in Moab, Utah is very familiar with the many challenges of running and working for a high quality afterschool program. Prior to her work with BEACON, she worked with a variety of non-profit organizations as a fundraiser, and... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 202

1:30pm MDT

Utah Education Network Resources Come In All Shapes and Sizes
The Utah Education Network offers a variety of educational resources that are cross-curricular, diverse, multi-platform, and free. Join us to learn how to explore multicultural resources, find age-appropriate and high-quality digital resources, and help students use screen-time effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
Lisa Cohne, MSW - has been an an educator and leader for community partnerships and engagements for almost 15 years with the Utah Education Network.


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

1:30pm MDT

Authentic Family Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities
Attendees in this session will hear from United Way of Salt Lake staff on the barriers surrounding family engagement in schools, and their experiences in overcoming these obstacles. Presenters will engage attendees in a discussion of promising practices for family engagement, and will leave with tangible ideas to try in their own engagement efforts.

Speakers
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Igor Limansky

Director of Grassroots Leadership Development, United Way of Salt Lake
Igor is Senior Director of Grassroots Leadership Development at United Way of Salt Lake and has worked for the last 10 years as a community organizer. As a first-generation American and son of an Egyptian mother and a French father, Igor's work has been personally motivated to organize... Read More →
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Sarah Schafer

Senior Community School Director, United Way of Salt Lake
Sarah is a Senior Community School Director with United Way of Salt Lake at Cottonwood High School. Sarah has her Masters of Public Health and is excited to continue learning how to integrate family voices into school settings.
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Jessica Olmos

Community School Director, United Way of Salt Lake
Jessica is a Community School Director with United Way of Salt Lake at Kearns Jr High.  Jessica has been working in the Kearns community for a little over 12 years, and really loves the people there.  She works to help students and their families strive for higher education.


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

1:30pm MDT

Keeping it Going
This workshop is a follow up to the keynote presentation and will focus on the expectations and responsibilities for afterschool professionals in creating and sustaining an intentional and authentically-inclusive culture. Obstacles to developing this culture will be explored. Action plans to overcome these obstacles will be created. Find out the part that you play in making sure that all feel “...loved, safe, and supported by caring relationships, empowering them to foster growth within themselves and within their communities.”

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Parker

Dr. David Parker

David Parker
Dr. David Parker is an educator, consultant, motivational artist and author of books for children. David's educational and professional background is dynamic and diverse and includes Social Work, Education and the Performing Arts. His Social Work perspective is at the foundation of... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Ballroom 3

2:45pm MDT

My Best Day Ever!
This session is designed to build relationships, increase trust, shape positive perceptions, and allows you to become an author as you write about your best day! With David's help, participants will reflect on an enjoyable time and create a ‘story book’ to share that experience with others in the workshop. The take away...we will laugh, sing, create stories and share our joy with one another!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Parker

Dr. David Parker

David Parker
Dr. David Parker is an educator, consultant, motivational artist and author of books for children. David's educational and professional background is dynamic and diverse and includes Social Work, Education and the Performing Arts. His Social Work perspective is at the foundation of... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 1

4:00pm MDT

Develop Emotional Intelligence with the +/- Code
The +|- Code is a school and afterschool program to help students develop their emotional intelligence. It helps children and teenagers improve their discernment and better understand their emotions and environment. During this session, attendees can develop a new vision of emotional intelligence and discover a unique tool to decode fake news, facial expressions, to solve conflicts, make better choices, enhance empathy and leadership skills. Note: This session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
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Eloi Delmonico

Director, Source Code Technology (SCT) Foundation
Eloi Delmonico has been working in the field of Emotional intelligence for many years. He first worked as a teacher and then as a school principal in Switzerland. After several years of research and experiences, he decided to devote his life to conceiving and deploying a new Program... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Ballroom 2
 
Saturday, November 2
 

2:45pm MDT

Afterschool Juggling
Communication is key; we have heard it over and over, and it is true. With our coworkers, with our families, with the parents of kids in our programs. . . basically everyone. During this workshop, we will look at what we do as afterschool professionals in a new light, by learning how to juggle the way we look at all the things that happen in our day. Walk away with a juggling game that you can take back to your team on Monday to share your new-found skills!

Speakers
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Jerrad Strand

Youth and Teen Director, Jewish Community Center
Jerrad Strand is the Youth and Teen Director for the JCC in Salt Lake for the past 16 years, Jerrad is an empathetic and passionate leader. Through his experiences from camper to today, he believes in hard work, creative thinking, and communication as he leads his team by example... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

2:45pm MDT

Happily Ever After: LGBTQ Children's Books
This session offers participants a hands-on introduction to different types of children’s and middle reader books that feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning themes and characters. Innovative books like “George,” “And Tango Makes Three,” and “I am Jazz,” among others, can be useful tools for creating inclusive spaces for LGBTQ young people and families, and for facilitating conversations with youth about gender variance, unconscious bias, and family diversity. Participants will be given resources for guiding discussion, prompting questions, and intervention strategies to ensure conversations are safe, productive, and engaging for youth.

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Bonnie Owens

Safe at School Coordinator, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
Bo(nnie) Owens received both a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies and a Masters degree in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Utah. An activist by trade and an educator by profession, Bo(nnie) has explored teaching in a variety of educative settings including... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

4:00pm MDT

FUNN Without Props 3.0
We are back with the "No Props needed," bums out of the seats, interactive, Functional Understanding Not Needed, exciting workshop that gets rave reviews from past attendees. Get ready for version 3.0 with Patrick. We again pose the question of having to "entertain" a group for 15-30 minutes with zero equipment. In this workshop, we will learn about various events/games/activities that you can use as we run through them with you being the participant. You will be able to immediately recreate these activities with your own groups wherever you may find yourself. So, whatever you do, do not skip this workshop because we will once again be raising the roof and having ourselves a ton of FUNN while we learn!

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Patrick Bentley

Challenge Course Manager, Bridgerland Adventure Park
Patrick is a dynamic and inspiring Trainer, Mentor, and Experiential Learning Expert. He is certified as a Level II facilitator and a Challenge Course Manager through the Association for Challenge Course Technologies (ACCT) for the past 10 years. His life experiences and varied skills... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Ballroom 2