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      November 6, 2019

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      2019 Alaska Afterschool Conference & Preconference Institute

      2019 Alaska Afterschool Conference November 6-8  The Alaska Afterschool Conference is designed to support the professional development of Alaska's out-of-school time providers, featuring more than 40 workshops. Register your team now and save money with Early Bird registration at $100! Early Bird ($100) registration closes at 11:59 pm on October 4, 2019 General Admission ($125) registration starts at 12:00 am on October 5, 2019. Included in Conference Registration: Sessions Featuring 40 Workshops  2 Hour Deep Dive Session on Key Afterschool Topics  Keynote Sessions Program Site Visits* Working Lunch Coffee/Water Breaks Entry to the Alaska Afterschool Network Welcome Reception (November 7, 5:15-7:30 pm)  *Program Site Visit slots are limited (Site visits will take place Wed, Nov 6, at 2:30pm) Preconference Institute: This year, there will be two Preconference Institute offerings: Healthy Lifestyles and Staff Social and Emotional Learning & Leadership. Both Preconference Institute sessions will be held on November 6, prior to the regular 2-day Alaska Afterschool Conference on November 7-8. The Preconference Institute is geared toward all afterschool program types and space is limited to 50 participants each session. Organizations should consider taking a select, collaborative team approach when attending this Institute. Preconference Institute Schedule - November 6 8:00-8:30am - Registration8:30-2:00pm - Healthy Lifestyles or Staff Social and Emotional Learning & Leadership2:30-5:00pm - Site visit field trips Registration for both Healthy Lifestyles and Staff Social and Emotional Learning & Leadership closes at capacity. Healthy Lifestyles Healthy Lifestyles is a 10-session marijuana awareness and education curriculum that empowers youth to think critically about marijuana. Created by afterschool providers as a response to marijuana legalization, Healthy Lifestyles gives trusted adults the instructional strategies, hands-on materials, and facts to help them facilitate activities that let youth explore relevant marijuana topics. Because each session is driven by youth, they leave with the information and skills they need to make positive decisions for themselves about marijuana. All participants who come to this session will get to experience Healthy Lifestyles activities and learn how to have trusting conversations with youth about marijuana. Participants will also discuss the instructional strategies and practice delivering the curriculum so that they leave prepared to facilitate Healthy Lifestyles with youth in their own community. Healthy Lifestyles curriculum is intended for afterschool and summer programs serving grades 5th – 8th. Healthy Lifestyles was developed by the YESS Institute on behalf of the Denver Afterschool Alliance. Staff Social and Emotional Learning & Leadership Staff Social and Emotional Learning & Leadership is designed for adult youth workers and supervisors to identify and build their own Social Emotional skills and competencies. When staff are provided the opportunity to assess, build, and reflect upon their own social and emotional strengths and opportunities for growth, they are stronger resources to support growth of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies among young people, and better equipped to coordinate and direct programs. Participants in this session will support their own Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) through exploration and guided reflection, including a deep dive into the resources available in Bradberry and Graves’ Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Participants will engage in adult SEL practices that can be applied in their work and in supporting youth and other adults. Participants will learn about key components of meetings, training, and events that support staff Social and Emotional Learning. The session will explore high quality resources available from leading experts in the field. All participants will receive their own copy of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 to take back to their youth program and staff along with access to online self-assessment and resources. This Preconference Institute session gives you a chance to immerse in exciting learning that builds on the Alaska-grown Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) Second Order Change initiative. Since 2016, Second Order Change has engaged dozens of staff from 20 different youth serving organizations and counting. AYDC is program of the Center for Safer Alaskans. Accessibility: Please request accessibility services when you register. When making hotel reservations, be sure to communicate your needs to the hotel. For further assistance, please contact Consent to Use of Photographic Images: The Alaska Afterschool Network will take photographs during the 2019 Alaska Afterschool Conference & Preconference Institute. As a participant in this event, you may be photographed. The Alaska Afterschool Network has the right to use group images in photographs and electronic reproduction. If you wish to not be photographed, please contact This conference is a partnership between the State of Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska Afterschool Network.  *All registrants for the Alaska Afterschool Conference will be added to our e-newsletter to ensure up to date communications regarding the conference* Questions? Email or call (907) 248-7372.

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