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Friday, November 1
 

9:30am MDT

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | "I Am So Glad To Be Here!"
During this interactive session, participants will be invited to reflect upon what motivates you to do the incredible work that you do. David will engage participants in creating and sustaining an intentional and authentically-inclusive culture for their students. Using several interactive teaching approaches including music, sharing excerpts from his Best Me I Can Be series, as well as using American Sign Language, David will invite participants to focus on creating stronger relationships and creating a culture of “...safe and enriching spaces.” You will take away a renewed sense of commitment and dedication to show that you are… SO GLAD TO BE HERE!

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 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Grand Ballroom

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

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

1:30pm MDT

Why Are You the Way You Are?
Have you ever looked at your group of kids, covered in the slime ingredients that should be in the bowl, and thought these words, "why are you the way you are?" Not all children develop at the same time, but there are strengths and limitations for the age groups we serve. In this session, we will dive into the developmental stages of youth and what that means for us and our programs.

Speakers
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 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 101

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

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, a mission-based company providing digital citizenship education. Her company provides trainings to tens of thousands of students, parents and educators across the state of Utah and beyond. Carrie is also the author... Read More →


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

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
 

9:30am MDT

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | That Reminds Me of a Story
Story’s ability to connect, affirm, and inspire is at the heart of being human, and also at the heart of our work with young people. Bill shares his experiences, stories, and songs from a lifetime of work with young people in 49 states, five countries, and over 3,000 schools. In reminding us that we are hard-wired for stories, he’ll also challenge us to find the stories in our lives that will touch others. Also, we’ll be sure to all laugh and sing.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Bill Harley Storyteller
Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Grand Ballroom

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

11:00am MDT

Telling Your Story
The ability to tell our own story, not the story others tell about us, is a crucial part of remembering who we are and imagining who we might become. Using prompts and story sharing in small groups, Bill will lead participants in a discovery of how experiences in our lives are crafted into stories about who we are. In drawing on our experiences, we’ll also learn how this process can be used in helping others tell their own stories about themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Bill Harley Storyteller
Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability... Read More →


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

1:30pm MDT

No Growth Without Grit
“Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time.” - Travis Bradberry. Having a growth mindset helps youth to develop grit and overcome challenges that they might face in life. So how can you help foster this mindset in your youth? In this session, you will consider how your feedback can promote or detract from youth’s growth mindset. Through scenario role-playing exercises, you will experience how different types of students need different forms of feedback and you will come away with strategies to build growth mindsets and grow grit in ALL of your youth.

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 →



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

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

2:45pm MDT

Storytelling 101
Storytelling is a craft anyone can develop, and useful in every part of our lives. Bill offers some basic pointers on telling stories – what to look for, how to learn them, and how to tell them. He’ll introduce several simple stories to the participants and they will walk out of the workshop with a story to tell and resources to use.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Bill Harley Storyteller
Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability... Read More →


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

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