What a great day of leading and learning for the Afterschool learning community!  Educational consultants from EnvisionEdPlus and McWatters Consulting led a full-day “train-the-trainer” session in Delaware, OH on September 27, 2017 for a handful of highly-qualified Afterschool trainers from all over the state of Ohio.  This training was geared toward creating capacity with Afterschool leaders for a blended model of professional development that has recently been unveiled throughout the state of Ohio.  This particular training focused on articulating characteristics of effective in-person and online facilitation.  

Since this model of professional development is both in person and online, much of the day was spent in intense discussion about effective online facilitation and how to make it the most beneficial for the Afterschool professionals who will take the coursework.   An extremely effective outcome of the professional development was that the future trainers were able to calibrate their online responses with the group and discuss a common structure to their responses.

EnvisionEdPlus and McWatters Consulting have developed two series of bronze, silver, and gold badges using the online tool PDPlus to offer Weaving the Web and STEM/STEAM. These two amazing trainings are part of the new OAN Afterschool Professionals’ Learning Community (APLC), professional development designed to engage Afterschool professionals in communities of like-minded individuals with facilitated support from trainers and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.  Read more about the APLC here.  What’s even more exciting, there are more than 10 badge series currently in development for a 2018 debut!

Our next training for Weaving the Web and STEM/STEAM will be November 7th and 8th in Northeast Ohio. Registration is now open! Register now on the OAN Website through the event calendar, located here.  Spaces are limited for this amazing opportunity, so register immediately.