Professional Development

Young Sharks

Young Sharks: Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Young Sharks curriculum introduced the entrepreneurial mindset to youth using, as an example, local hero and successful entrepreneur Jessica O. Matthews, Founder and CEO of Uncharted Play.

Get a pulse – use ice breakers to break down barriers.

This blog is being reposted in partnership and permission from the BOOST Breakfast Club and BOOST Collaborative. http://boostcafe.org/ and http://www.boostconference.org/about-us We strongly believe in a few holistic approaches to youth development.  Using ice breakers to break down barriers and help build their toolbox towards resiliency is one philosophy. Below are three tips to help you build […]

Making Real World Connections for Your Students – Project based Learning

There are so many issues facing young people today.  From poverty to climate change it will take creative problem solving to come up with viable solutions in the next millennium.  To prepare students for this type of challenge requires innovative, cutting edge pedagogy designed to encourage critical thinking while teaching life skills.    Project Based Learning […]

School Age Care Credential- Light at the End of the Tunnel

Introduction Credential programs are much more than just a certificate you receive at the end of a training program. It goes beyond that by allowing you to reflect on your current practices and identifying gaps that can be bridged. It is a great way to broaden your critical thinking that is extremely important in solving […]

School Age Care Credential: The Challenges of Managing Compliance

Introduction Ask any educator or program director and they will tell you that one of the single biggest factors to consider when looking to enhance instruction and by extension student learning is solid professional development. This is something all educators and program directors can agree on. There is no denying that when you invest in […]