We are thrilled to announce that two nationally renowned and recognized keynote speakers will be delivering virtual workshops to our Vermont audience. This is a very special opportunity to learn from these thought leaders and the workshops will be open to all. Anyone working with youth in any capacity will not want to miss this!

  • These are being offered for FREE thanks to our generous funders.
  • You can register for both speakers or select individual dates.
  • Trainings will be delivered through Zoom. It is strongly suggested that you use a device (computer or phone) with a webcam.  If you don’t have access to one, you can call in. 
  • You must pre-register to receive the Zoom link in advance.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole Miller at nicole@nullvermontafterschool.org or 802-448-3464.

Disruptive Innovation with Darrell “Coach D” Andrews

COVID19 and the global pandemic took the world by surprise and changed the landscape of education and many other industries. It created a phenomenon we call, “Disruptive Innovation.” As a result of DI, the way we do education has changed. Many schools have hybrid models and students, staff, educators, and administrators are dealing with a plethora of trauma! In times like this, it takes the power of DI to embrace new avenues of inspiring our students to maximize their potential in school and life.

These high-energy virtual sessions will provide insights into ways to embrace our new normal. Coach D will share virtual and non-virtual tools he uses to inspire students and schools–using innovation and new normals as motivation. Attendees will walk away with powerful student engagement tools that will enhance program and student success during this time of crisis.

Dates: October 16, 2020 (9-11 a.m.) and October 23, 2020 (9-11 a.m.)
Cost: Free

Equity 2.0: Deeper Learning with Dr. Pedro Noguera

How do we ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning that draws upon their higher-order thinking abilities and provides them with the skills needed for college and careers? This is not one of the issues that education policy has focused on in recent years, but it should be. Access to deeper learning opportunities is a critical equity issue because too often, those we regard as less capable languish in classrooms where they are not sufficiently challenged or stimulated.

Dr. Noguera, Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will focus on how to motivate and engage students through project-based learning and other strategies that foster deeper learning, particularly in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. The presentation will also describe strategies that have proven effective in advancing equity, and it will explore how programs can implement strategies to support staff to be more culturally responsive in their work with students. 

Date: November 6, 2020 (10-11 a.m.)
Cost: Free