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Friday, November 1
 

11:00am MDT

Supporting the Whole Child through Organic Teaching Opportunities
What skills, qualities, and attributes would you like your students to possess at age 25? During this session, we will discuss core competencies, challenges, and solutions for implementing whole child strategies within the afterschool program. We will learn how to support students to ensure that all are healthy, challenged, engaged, supported and feel safe from grades K to 12. Through organic teaching opportunities, afterschool professionals will learn best practices for sustainable learning objectives and take home digital and offline resources to use in your program as early as Monday afternoon.

Speakers
avatar for Carly Cahoon

Carly Cahoon

Schools Manager, EVERFI
Carly Cahoon MACL is an EVERFI Schools Manager based out of Utah. She has a passion for education and technology and has worked in Education and Nonprofits ensuring the sustainability of teaching practices and experiential engagement.


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

11:00am MDT

Developing Self-Esteem through Physical Activity
Step outside the box of traditional fitness activities and walk away with innovative ideas that demonstrate how to indeed get everyone up and moving while raising self-esteem! These creative fitness activities are appropriate for all ages and abilities, a whole lot of fun, and can be taught even in a limited amount of space. All these games and activities teach skill development, cognitive development, and physical development and are aligned with the HEPA 2.0 After School Physical Activity Standards. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind workshop! Note: In addition to free resources, this session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Slade

Sandy Slade

CEO and Founder, Skillastics
For over 22 years, Sandy Spin Slade was considered one of the best basketball handlers in the world, performing for thousands at NBA half-times, schools, and special events around the globe. Additionally, she revolutionized the educational market by introducing Skillastics®, the... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

11:00am MDT

Identifying Youth Needs from Negative Behaviors
Working with youth doesn't come without its fair share of dealing with behavioral issues. By looking at these behaviors with a different perspective, mentors can begin to identify the unmet needs of the youth they work with. As the adults, we are responsible for helping them use healthier coping skills so they can succeed. Adjusting our thinking makes it so they can adjust their future. Join us to learn what the five basic human needs are, identify negative and positive ways we try to meet these needs, and understand how we can help fulfill these needs in a healthy way.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Orr

Jillian Orr

Teen Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake
Jillian has worked with youth at risk for 6 years, ranging from after-school programs to rehabilitation centers. Working with kids from Beverly hills who are well known, to working with teens who have been trafficked, helping teens has been her passion. Her field is in psychology... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

11:00am MDT

Mental Health and Afterschool
Have you had youth who struggle in your program and you can’t figure out why? Perhaps the answer lies beyond what’s visible and is instead in the realm of mental health. In this session, you will learn about the most common mental health issues among teens, including depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, and self-harming behaviors, and what you and your staff can do to help these precious youth.

Speakers
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Michael Cox

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Michael began working with youth in 2003 at an afterschool program. He pursued Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work in order to learn how to help the youth who most struggled in his ASP.


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Ballroom 2

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

Walk, Listen, and Learn with The Walking Classroom
Attendees in this session will learn about the link between exercise and cognitive function, be introduced to the features of The Walking Classroom, and will get to experience the program themselves. Everyone will walk, listen, and learn! Come learn how The Walking Classroom aligns with academic standards for grades 4-8 and understand how it supports academic enrichment, increased physical activity, social-emotional learning, and health literacy. Note: In addition to free resources, this session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
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Teri Webb

4th Grade Teacher, Springside Elementary
Teri is a 4th grade teacher and has been using The Walking Classroom program with her students since August of 2014.


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

1:30pm MDT

The Laws of Motion: Integrating STEM and Physical Activity
Numerous studies have shown that children who are active and healthy have a lower risk of juvenile behavior, an increase in academic achievement, and tend to have a much better self-image. This workshop integrates STEM and physical activity in a unique format that helps develop healthier, more productive children. Experience how easy it is to motivate and engage children to move, learn, and love it! Note: In addition to free resources, this session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Slade

Sandy Slade

CEO and Founder, Skillastics
For over 22 years, Sandy Spin Slade was considered one of the best basketball handlers in the world, performing for thousands at NBA half-times, schools, and special events around the globe. Additionally, she revolutionized the educational market by introducing Skillastics®, the... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

1:30pm MDT

SafeUT
SafeUT, the crisis chat and school safety tip line app, has been around for 3 years, yet we still come across people who don't know about the resource. With it being free, confidential, and available 24/7 and 365, we want every student, parent, and educator to understand that we are here for them in any situation. For afterschool staff, students, and families, this resource is invaluable. We will dive into the history of SafeUT, the successes that we have seen, how it functions, what users can do on the app, and how this can benefit the afterschool community. Attendees will walk away from the presentation with a deep knowledge of the app and how they can let their students and their families know that this resource is available for them.

Speakers
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Marnie Saunders

Project Facilitator, SafeUT
Marnie Saunders is a Project Facilitator for SafeUT. She has 18 years of experience in behavioral health and early childhood education. Marnie loves working for SafeUT because she enjoys spreading the word about this amazing resource and is passionate about suicide prevention. When... Read More →


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

2:45pm MDT

Let's Move: How Afterschool Can Support Physical Activity in Kids
This session will describe the current rates of physical activity among children and adolescents and the importance of physical activity to health, learning, and social behaviors. We will focus on physical activity recommendations and how to reduce screen time in afterschool settings, using physical activity as a part of homework help or academic activities, and how to get kids to move during structured and unstructured play time. The session will also present alternatives for withholding physical activity time for misbehavior and the science behind why this is counterproductive.

Speakers
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Dr. Lori Spruance

Assistant Professor, BYU
Dr. Lori Spruance is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on child nutrition and physical activity in and out of school settings. She formerly worked at the Logan City Parks & Recreation as an after school spe... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 101

2:45pm MDT

Eating Disorders: A Basic Overview
This session will provide an overview of eating disorder behaviors, warning signs, risk factors, and support available. We will explore the myths of dieting and the way media and other factors can influence our views of self and others. Participants will be able to identify the warning signs and risk factors of eating disorders, the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating, and understand how media and other factors influence body image perspectives.

Speakers
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Tori Harrington

Program Director, Center for Change
Tori Harrington attended Brigham Young University where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix. Tori’s previous experience of working... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

2:45pm MDT

Skills for Life: Social-Emotional Learning and Technology
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is getting a lot of attention both inside and outside the classroom, as the correlations between SEL and academic performance become clear. But did you know that SEL also connects to digital skills such as digital safety, peer resistance, and appropriate digital behaviors? Learn about a recent local study completed by Digital Respons-Ability that shows the connections between SEL and healthy digital habits, and walk away with some hands-on activities and experiences that can be immediately implemented to increase your students' SEL, life, and digital skills!

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Founder, Digital Respons-Ability
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, the state sponsored provider of digital citizenship education. Her company provides trainings to tens of thousands of students, parents and educators across the state of Utah. Carrie is also the author of Digital Citizenship... Read More →


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

4:00pm MDT

Nature Journaling
Nature journaling can be a powerful technique to foster learning as well as an enjoyable past time. Learners are encouraged to spend time observing nature and recording their observations, usually in a combination of sketching and written description. The process is simple but allows for the development of a wide range of skills and can incorporate a variety of topics, including art, language, math, wellness, and science. Nature journaling also can be adapted for students with a variety of learning styles. It allows them to develop creativity, independent thought, choice-making, and self-confidence. Participants should leave this session with a greater appreciation of the natural world and a better understanding of how to conduct scientific observations and ask meaningful questions. They should have more confidence to express themselves creatively and encourage the same in others.

Speakers
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Rowe Zwahlen

Assistant Professor, Utah State University Extension
Rowe Zwahlen is an Extension assistant professor for agriculture, natural resources, and 4-H youth development in Emery County, UT. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from BYU. Before... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

4:00pm MDT

Bringing Camp Fun Indoors
Summer camps are known for their outdoor activities and high energy fun. How can these zany games and activities be brought into afterschool? In this session, your "camp counselors" Chaz and Elinor will walk you through some favorite camp games that are not just high energy, but also add some fun into physical activity time for your students. Come prepared to move!

Speakers
avatar for Chaz Pounder

Chaz Pounder

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Chaz Pounder has been highly involved with youth programming since 2008. He has served with youth in Outdoor Recreation and Outreach programs for the Boy Scouts of America along with working in the classroom as a Study Skills Instructor & Behavioral Coach. For the last five years... Read More →
avatar for Elinor Blankenship

Elinor Blankenship

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Ladies and Gentlemen! Children of all ages! We introduce to you Elinor Blankenship! Originally from Kentucky, Elinor stopped clowning around long enough to finish her bachelor’s degree in music at Asbury University. Although she thought about running away to join the circus, she... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Ballroom 3

4:00pm MDT

Food for Thought: How Afterschool Can Support Nutrition
This session will describe the current nutrition status of children and adolescents, such as sugar intake and fruit and vegetable intake, as well as the benefits of nutrition on health and learning. We will discuss the Smart Snacks criteria used in schools and resources for healthier holiday parties, themed parties, and non-food rewards. Lastly, the session will focus on how to support nutrition in the home through various communication channels and scientifically accurate websites and resources.

Speakers
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Dr. Lori Spruance

Assistant Professor, BYU
Dr. Lori Spruance is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on child nutrition and physical activity in and out of school settings. She formerly worked at the Logan City Parks & Recreation as an after school spe... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 101

4:00pm MDT

Sexual Assault Response
In this session, attendees will be provided with an overview of resources and services for teens and young adult survivors of sexual assault or dating violence. This session will review responses to disclosures and continued support for survivors.

Speakers
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Danielle Rodriguez

Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, Safe Harbor
Danielle Rodriguez began working in the field of sexual assault as an intern for the Hospital Response Team and Crisis Line Volunteer for the Rape Recovery Center in Salt Lake City in the fall of 2016 after becoming a Certified Sexual Assault Counselor. After interning she worked... Read More →
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Tori Vance

Outreach Director, Safe Harbor
Tori Vance began her work in domestic violence and sexual assault organizations in 2012 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. I graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2013 with my Bachelors in Family and Child Studies and later obtained my SSW license.  She moved to Utah shortly after graduating... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 202
 
Saturday, November 2
 

8:00am MDT

Rise and Shine with Laughter Yoga
Leave your yoga mats at home and join Clint Darr for something new. All you'll need is you! Start the day off on the right foot and experience the medicine of laughter firsthand.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Darr

Clint Darr

Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network
Clint works for the Missouri Afterschool Network providing coaching, training, and technical support to afterschool programs throughout Missouri. Clint’s broad range of experience includes a career as a professional firefighter/EMT, 14 years as a classroom teacher, and 3 years as... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Southeast Lobby, 1st Floor

11:00am MDT

The Audacity of Risk
To encourage healthy risk taking in youth, most programs utilize outdoor activities such as hiking or skateboarding. These activities are highly valuable, but often leave out students who lack interest in such activities and also present risk of physical harm. During this session, we will discuss a tried and true method for students who would rather engage creatively and safely rather than physically: the breaking of social norms. Attendees will be instructed on how to design their own activities, given free, ready-to-use curriculum, and will be asked to break some social norms themselves.

Speakers
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Scott Udall

Independent Designer, Independent
Scott Udall works for Salt Lake City Public Services and served in the Youth and Family Division for five years. His previous work has centered on incentive system design, character development, and the integration of the Utah Core curriculum into interest-based programming.



Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Executive Room 100

11:00am MDT

You Can Dance if You Want To
Everyone is a dancer and can benefit through play and exploration in movement. In addition to heart health and improved gross motor skills, dance serves as a way to teach social-emotional skills, sequencing, math concepts, and storytelling. Performing can also enhance children’s confidence and self-esteem, which in turn fosters leadership skills. Join us to learn the three elements of dance, the eight basic locomotor movements, and how to structure and plan a dance activity or lesson in your afterschool program.

Speakers
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Kat Martinez

Trainer, Self
Kat has a BFA in dance and is a licensed educator. She has worked in Child Care for 10 years and before that taught middle school for many years. She currently work as a trainer for Child Care Licensing, but this proposal is passionate about teaching dance.


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Ballroom 3

11:00am MDT

Five Mindful Ways to Shift the Climate of Your Program
Let’s start from the inside out! In this session, we will explore and share resources and tips on how to work with students on their personal behavior and accountability, self-regulation self-awareness, decision-making skills, and other social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We will share how mindfulness is cross-curricular with SEL activities and how to implement these new concepts in your program. There is a growing need for youth to understand their own behavior, and the need is becoming more dynamic by the minute! We will take a dive into today’s digital dilemma and provide a new approach so that students can make healthier decisions about how to use devices and social media. We will provide ideas and resources that help students understand their potential and become thoughtful and kinder contributors to a larger society. Join us and expect to learn by doing in this session; sorry, no lecturing here!

Speakers
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Michelle Pina

kid-grit Ambassador, kid-grit
Michelle Pina has a professional background which includes working as a middle school teacher, professional development coordinator, program evaluator and federal grant director. She has 15 years of experience in leading and starting up self-funded out-of-school-time (OST) programs... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

1:30pm MDT

Captain CREATE MyPlate: Ready-to-Use
If you are looking for “ready to use” lessons that teach MyPlate nutrition, fun physical activity and healthy snacks, then this is the workshop for you! The curriculum has six lessons that are targeted to 1-3rd graders, but can be adapted for all elementary school ages. We will also share and practice tips and strategies for designing and delivering engaging lessons to elementary school students.

Speakers
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Darlene Christensen

Associate Extension Professor, Utah State University Extension
Darlene Christensen has been with Utah State University Extension for 15 years. In addition to serving as the supervisor for Tooele County SNAP-ed program, she is the state-wide youth program coordinator.
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Hiram Wigant

Create Better Health Ambassador, Utah State University | Create Better Health
Hiram Wigant has teaching experience both as an After School Educator and an Elementary School Teacher. He currently works as a Create Better Health Ambassador for the Utah SNAP-Ed program with an emphasis on providing quality health education to children and youth.


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

1:30pm MDT

You Gotta Laugh!
Laughter: the best medicine for all that ails us! Embrace the power of laughter, and how it can improve your out-of-school time program and energize you, your staff, and your students! Learn about the physical, emotional, and social benefits of laughter, and when not ROTFL, hear anecdotes, tips and strategies for using humor and laughter in your out-of-school time program as well as in your personal life, and practice laughter yoga techniques delivered by a certified instructor. If you want happier, healthier, more engaged students, then You Gotta Laugh! Attendees of this session will learn about the physical, social, and emotional benefits of laughter, how to find and keep laughter in their personal and professional lives, and how to incorporate fun and engaging laughter activities into their afterschool program.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Darr

Clint Darr

Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network
Clint works for the Missouri Afterschool Network providing coaching, training, and technical support to afterschool programs throughout Missouri. Clint’s broad range of experience includes a career as a professional firefighter/EMT, 14 years as a classroom teacher, and 3 years as... Read More →



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

2:45pm MDT

Meaningful Connections
Do you wish you could shape the leaders of the future? Would you like to be able to connect with people in a more meaningful way? During this workshop, you'll uncover the various messages you are unintentionally sending to others and how they may be interpreting them. You will learn how to make simple changes in your stance, hand gestures, tone, and words to get amazing results and more meaningful connections. Learn how to become the influential leader you were always meant to be! Learn how to infuse more passion into your programs, own the room, and shape the future!

Speakers
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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 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 2

2:45pm MDT

Cowboy Day Camps and Stick Horse Rodeos
Join Cowboy Ted and friends to learn how to host real cowboy activities with youth of all ages that focus on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sharing and community, resiliency, and completion over competition.

Speakers
avatar for Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Founder, Cowboy Ted's Foundation for Kids
Cowboy Ted Hallisey is host of The Cowboy Ted Show and Cowboy Ted 101. He produces and hosts video programs for kids and families that are shown in classrooms, TV, FaceBook, YouTube, and several web sites.Cowboy Ted started Cowboy Ted’s Foundation for Kids with a goal of touching... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

2:45pm MDT

PROTECT Utah: Preventing Exploitation of Utah's Most Vulnerable Youth
It's clear that afterschool programs provide expanded learning opportunities and a place for students to grow. It would be advantageous for these students, who are in an environment that fosters unique relationships with the educators, to also grow in areas that protect and prevent them from being manipulated and exploited. Youth are vulnerable to such exploitation by virtue of being young, including being groomed and trafficked for sex or labor. Join us to learn how the PROTECT Utah prevention education program can help to enhance your afterschool program by providing youth with opportunities to protect themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Thompson

Jacob Thompson

Regional Director, 3 Strands Global
Jacob is serving as the Regional Director of 3Strands Global Foundation for the entire state of Utah. His primary focus is to the be face, voice, and advocate for PROTECT Utah and its mission of human trafficking and exploitation prevention education. He oversees the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Josh Loaiza

Josh Loaiza

Implementation Coordinator, 3 Strands Global
Josh is the Implementation Coordinator for 3Strands Gobal in Utah. He specializes in marketing and business strategy. Josh received his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the Goddard School of Business at Weber State University. After finishing his degree, Josh started... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Executive Room 100

2:45pm MDT

Suicide Prevention: Something Everyone Can Do
Suicide is the #1 killer among our teens in Utah, and yet it is the most preventable death. Empowered with information on the signs of suicide ideation, participants will learn how to determine whether or not an individual is contemplating suicide and how to steer them towards professional resources to get the help they need. We will utilize the Question Persuade Refer (QPR) model of suicide prevention and intervention. Participants will walk away with tools that are applicable to both youth and adults.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Okelberry

Tammy Okelberry

Counselor/Director, American Preparatory Academy
Tammy received her BS in Social Work at BYU and began her career at the Idaho Youth Ranch in the Intake and Assessment Unit and later piloted a long standing program for the State of Idaho Juvenile Justice to work with first time status offenders in the Magic Valley area. She received... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

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.

Speakers
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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!

Speakers
PB

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

4:00pm MDT

S'mores, Snakes, and Sweat: Outdoor Education for Tomorrow's Leaders
We all know getting outside is good for the body and the mind, but time, money, and opportunity can be huge barriers, especially for youth. In addition, when our curriculum is confined to a classroom, it restricts our students’ opportunity to build resilience, practice stewardship, and discover community. In this session, we will discuss a unique approach to leadership development, the practicalities of partnering with other organizations, and the transferability of trail ethics to life in a city.

Speakers
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Catherine Tobey

Managing Partner, Arcadia Guided Outdoor Education
Catherine is passionate about community building through art, conversation, service, and the outdoors. Born and raised in Ogden, she is thrilled to introduce the wilderness to youth so they might be captivated and challenged by it. In addition to earning an undergraduate degree on... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

4:00pm MDT

Fun and Easy Fitness Activities with Cowboy Ted
In this session, Cowboy Ted and friends will teach you how to use hands-on techniques to host fun fitness activities in your program. With activities like soda bottle bowling, milk carton mix-up, flying disc toss, and cup stacking, you'll learn how to engage kids in fun activities that encourage mental, emotional, and physical fitness, and that can easily be recreated in your program. 

Speakers
avatar for Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Founder, Cowboy Ted's Foundation for Kids
Cowboy Ted Hallisey is host of The Cowboy Ted Show and Cowboy Ted 101. He produces and hosts video programs for kids and families that are shown in classrooms, TV, FaceBook, YouTube, and several web sites.Cowboy Ted started Cowboy Ted’s Foundation for Kids with a goal of touching... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

4:00pm MDT

Gaining Our Full Potential
Many youth struggle in some aspect of their lives, perhaps in ways that are out of their direct control, such as economic issues, mental health, or even destructive family life. Join the Resilient Service team to learn more about the work they've done to impact the lives of students by helping them engage in service, understand some of the challenges they currently face and will face, and know what it is like to feel valued and be valuable to others.

Speakers
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Mark Jenkins

Director, Resilient Service
Born and raised in Bozeman, MT, Mark came to Utah State University with the intent to receive a meaningful education, progress towards law, and contribute to the betterment of socioeconomic issues. He is very interested in gaining a better understanding of the impact mental health... Read More →
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Kellen Law

Director, Resilient Service
Student at USU. Co-Founder of Resilient Service


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Executive Room 100

4:00pm MDT

What's in Their Backpack?
Students can bring some interesting things to school with them in their backpacks. From unicorns to Takis to cell phones (of course!). But they also bring with them things that aren’t so obvious: low self-worth, abuse, identity issues, unique family situations, mental illness, and others that they carry around with them throughout the school day. From kindergarten to 12th grade, these hidden variables greatly affect their ability to be present and learn. Educators are compassionate but often don’t have the skills needed to identify and manage these issues. Aside from inundating counselors with referrals or ignoring them, what can educators do? We will first unpack what these issues may be, including ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and then explore skills that anyone can use to respond to students and help them access the education they deserve.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Okelberry

Tammy Okelberry

Counselor/Director, American Preparatory Academy
Tammy received her BS in Social Work at BYU and began her career at the Idaho Youth Ranch in the Intake and Assessment Unit and later piloted a long standing program for the State of Idaho Juvenile Justice to work with first time status offenders in the Magic Valley area. She received... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 203