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Saturday, February 9
 

8:30am

Check-in | Networking Breakfast
Saturday February 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Media Center

9:00am

Opening Session
Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Media Center

9:15am

Keynote | 27 Seconds: Discovering Your Life Changing Moments
One moment that lasted “27 Seconds” on the campus of the University of Notre Dame changed Jack Rolfe’s life forever! During his presentation, Mr. Rolfe reveals the events that led up to this experience and the creation of the School of Life Foundation. The participants are then introduced to a process in which they, too, can discover their own life changing moments. Jack’s keynote message is filled with videos, stories, and fun interaction which will accumulate with each attendee undergoing their own “27 Second” moment. Individuals will leave inspired and armed to take the message and method back to those they lead and the young people they serve.

Speakers
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Jack Rolfe

Founder and CEO, The School of Life Foundation
Mr. Rolfe is the Founder and CEO of the School of Life Foundation. This nonprofit organization has a mission to increase high school graduation rates and accomplishes this goal by working with at-risk students who are dropping out of school. The after-school program is currently found... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
TBA

10:15am

Break
Saturday February 9, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

Block One
Saturday February 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
TBA

10:30am

Quality Control: Keeping Your Program On Track For Continuous Growth
In this session, we'll be discussing how to collect and utilize data to evaluate your program, train your team, and intentionally plan activities for the youth you serve. Participants will leave with a better idea of how to implement change in programs and which UAN tools can help them do it.


Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:30am

Resilience Building: A Practical Approach for Teaching Resiliency
Drawing upon information provided by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in their book Option B, we will explore the concept of personal resiliency. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to bounce back from hardship quicker or faster than others? In this session, we will explore practical tips founded in groundbreaking research about how to courageously face adversity, build resilience and find more joy in life. Our goal is to provide out-of-school time providers with practical tips and strategies to teach resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Rich

Liz Rich

Associate Director, Salt Lake City Corp - YouthCity
Liz Rich has been working in after school programs for close to twenty years. She has worked for a variety of school districts and non-profit organizations but her heart lies with YouthCity, Salt Lake City's youth and families programs. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1

10:30am

Differentiating with a Varied Group of Ages, Abilities, and Interests
Knowing your students and their needs is the key to success. Creating opportunities for all students to feel successful is the goal. We'll discuss innovative ways to provide students with opportunities to be social, be mentored, mentor others, and use their senses to make for a rich learning environment.

Speakers
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Linzi Freestone

Certified teacher, Washington County School District/Kidspace
Linzi Freestone is married with three children. Her last child graduated from high school last spring and her husband retired so, they decided to move to a lower elevation with less severe winters! Linzi began teaching in 2009 in Monticello, Utah. She worked at several schools within... Read More →



Saturday February 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3

11:30am

Break
Saturday February 9, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
TBA

11:45am

Block Two
Saturday February 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
TBA

11:45am

Behavior Management for Dummies
Do you work with kids and teens? Ever struggle getting them to keep to the program rules? Take responsibility? Follow directions? Or play well with others? Well, you are not alone, my friend! Join us for a fun and informative conversation about behavior management. We will explore the top 10 time-tested tips and leave with a handful of new kid wrangling tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Rich

Liz Rich

Associate Director, Salt Lake City Corp - YouthCity
Liz Rich has been working in after school programs for close to twenty years. She has worked for a variety of school districts and non-profit organizations but her heart lies with YouthCity, Salt Lake City's youth and families programs. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 1

11:45am

STEM on a Budget
STEM activities and lessons don’t have to cost an arm and a leg! We’ll discuss affordable ways to incorporate STEM in your afterschool program in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Speakers
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Miriam Force

Staff Assistant, USU Washington County 4-H
Miriam Force has worked for USU Extension for the past 20 years. She loves teaching youth and adults STEM education.


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 3

11:45am

Stand Up and Stand Out
Everyone needs to feel valued and important, but what happens when you don't? Youth often turn to bullying as a response to low self-esteem, fear, or insecurity. In this session, attendees will learn how to empower youth to stand up for themselves and others by helping them discover their self-worth and teaching them to resolve conflict through social-emotional learning strategies.

Speakers
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Kristen Knoche

Out-of-School-Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
If you were to describe Kristen Knoche to a stranger, you might start with her affinity for pebbled ice, appreciation for soccer, and a surprisingly large number of hiccups. Although she is a native to Utah, she enjoys exploring new terrain within our state lines, like the Peace Gardens... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 2

12:45pm

Networking Lunch
Saturday February 9, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Media Center

1:30pm

Block Three
Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Using Discover 4-H Guides to Inspire and Connect with Youth
This workshop will introduce the free Discover 4-H Clubs curriculum, which provides six hands-on learning lessons in a do-reflect-apply format. These prepared lesson plans incorporate established learning outcomes and assist Afterschool personnel in becoming effective educators. In addition, prepared planning aids allow individuals to spend more time in conducting projects and less time planning them. Instructional techniques will include hands-on teaching activities from the curriculum and ideas on how to use the curriculum in afterschool programming.

Speakers
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Stacey MacArthur

State Volunteer Specialist, Utah State University
Dr. MacArthur is the State Volunteer and Healthy Living Specialist at the State 4-H Office.
avatar for Callie Ward C/O USU

Callie Ward C/O USU

Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University Extension
Callie Ward is an extension assistant professor in Garfield county specializing in 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. She loves working with youth and developing meaningful activities and experiences for them.


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Do, Lead, and Succeed
In this session, we will discuss strategies to support your team by establishing clear goals collectively. You will leave with strategies that support your organizational and program goals through individual ownership and accountability by your team.

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 3

1:30pm

Improving Outcomes for Children: The Importance of Child Abuse Prevention
Research has proven that Adverse Childhood Experiences, including child abuse, affect the health and well-being of our society and increase the risk of suicide, substance abuse, and mental and physical health issues. HB 286 mandates that all school personnel receive training to recognize and report child abuse. This interactive session will review the reasons for this training and will empower participants to better recognize abuse and provide support for children who are abused. It will also review mandatory reporting requirements. Free resources for empowering children to recognize, resist, and report abuse will also be reviewed and discussed.

Speakers
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Gwen Knight

Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
Gwen Knight is the Executive Director for Prevent Child Abuse Utah. Prior to her work at PCAU, she was employed for 25 years for the Utah State Court System in District Court, Juvenile Court, and as for the Coordinator for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1

2:30pm

Break
Saturday February 9, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

Block Four
Saturday February 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

Effective Planning: Creating Lesson Plans Your Kids Will Actually Be Excited About!
As a group of educators with many different backgrounds, we all understand the struggles of planning. We also, however, have created a way to work together using our strengths to create fun lesson plans and different weekly themes filled with imagination, creativity, and of course STEM! This workshop will walk you through how to most effectively use your team's talents and strengths to create fun-filled weeks with your students. Learning is supposed to be fun, and we are here to help you make it possible!

Speakers
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Ashley Schramm

Staff, St. George City Afterschool Program
Ashley Schramm has always had a passion and a conviction to help all students learn no matter what age, race or disability they may or may not have. She is currently attending UVU working on getting her degree in Education. She has worked in the childcare realm for 6 years. Ashley... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 3

2:45pm

Using Family and Consumer Science Skills to Teach STEM Concepts
Participants will be shown and get hands-on experience with basic family and consumer science skills connected to STEM concepts. These skills could include, but are not limited to, cooking, sewing, crafts, and financial literacy skills.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Ward C/O USU

Callie Ward C/O USU

Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University Extension
Callie Ward is an extension assistant professor in Garfield county specializing in 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. She loves working with youth and developing meaningful activities and experiences for them.
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Paige Wray

Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University Extension
Paige Wray is an extension assistant professor for Utah State University in San Juan county. She specializes in the areas of family and consumer sciences and 4-H. Paige enjoys working with youth and helping others find resources to create positive youth development experiences.


Saturday February 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 1

2:45pm

Heart, Mind, and Soul: Turning your Service Projects into Service Learning
Service is an essential element of many afterschool programs. Service helps students to develop compassion, leadership skills, and connections to the community. However, it can be a challenge to tie service to academic and enrichment goals. This session will teach you how to take a good service project and turn it into an excellent service-learning opportunity. We will learn the essential elements of the service-learning cycle and work together to develop service-learning plans that can be implemented with various ages and populations.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Taylor Ivie

Deborah Taylor Ivie

Afterschool Administrator, Utah State University Extension
Deborah Taylor Ivie has over 12 years experience working both with Service Learning and Afterschool programming. Areas of specialization include service-learning, STEM education, near-peer mentoring, and literacy. Deborah holds a Master of Science Degree in Family Life Education with... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 2

3:45pm

Break
Saturday February 9, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Block Five
Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

STEM Under Cover: Introducing STEM through Everyday Activities
STEM has become a very important but intimidating element of afterschool programming. We all know how important it is to introduce youth to these topics and careers, but STEM can be intimidating for both youth and afterschool leaders. Come learn new ways to introduce STEM to students who are less likely to want to attend a traditional STEM class. We will also familiarize you with researched-based STEM curriculum available at no cost through USU Extension.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Taylor Ivie

Deborah Taylor Ivie

Afterschool Administrator, Utah State University Extension
Deborah Taylor Ivie has over 12 years experience working both with Service Learning and Afterschool programming. Areas of specialization include service-learning, STEM education, near-peer mentoring, and literacy. Deborah holds a Master of Science Degree in Family Life Education with... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Discover Agriculture
Even if you don't live on a farm or in a rural area, knowing about agriculture is important. Agriculture provides the things we use every day, from our food to our clothes and everything in between. Utah 4-H and Utah Agriculture in the Classroom teamed up to develop a new curriculum guide that will cover many topics related to agriculture such as STEM, food, health, etc. This guide is broken down into 6 sections which could be used separately or as a series together. This session will highlight Utah 4-H and Utah Agriculture in the Classroom resources that are easy to implement into afterschool settings.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Ward C/O USU

Callie Ward C/O USU

Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University Extension
Callie Ward is an extension assistant professor in Garfield county specializing in 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. She loves working with youth and developing meaningful activities and experiences for them.
PW

Paige Wray

Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University Extension
Paige Wray is an extension assistant professor for Utah State University in San Juan county. She specializes in the areas of family and consumer sciences and 4-H. Paige enjoys working with youth and helping others find resources to create positive youth development experiences.


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1

4:00pm

From Screen-Reliant to Self-Reliant
Today, students are often cut off from their innate problem-solving abilities by the distractions and endless entertainment technology provides. Having become more screen-reliant than self-reliant, they look to technology to solve their problems. When they can't focus, self-soothe, or control their bodies, they lose access to their own imaginative genius and become even more dependent. Imagination Journeys is an afterschool program that combines sound balancing, mindfulness meditation, and hands-on exploration. This session introduces Imagination Journeys and its unique blend of three learning modalities: 1. Sound balancing, 2. Guided meditation, and 3. Tech-free play. Attendees will learn the process, experience an actual journey, and then be introduced to the science behind the process from both secular and academic sources.

Speakers
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Justin David

Principal Journey Coach, Imagination Journeys
Justin Paul David has been a long-time meditation student who has worked with hundreds of kids from second grade through teens. He is the founder of Imagination Journeys, a for-profit organization. Justin works daily with afterschool organizations like The Boys & Girls Club and holds... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 3