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Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool - Shared screen with speaker view
Cheletia Johnson
16:13
Good morning! Cheletia Johnson, College Station, TX. My heart is heavy, frustrated and emotionally tired.
Sera Gould
16:16
Hello from Arizona
Heidi Ham, NAA
16:25
Sonia and Cathy - thank you for joining today and thank you for sharing.
Tricia Pawlik-York
16:27
Good morning all! Tricia from Vermont.
Bidemi Oladiran
16:28
Hi from Maryland
Maya Dorsey
16:36
Hello from Dayton, OHIO
Emma Chavez
16:38
Hello from Tucson, Arizona
Jill Young
16:50
Good morning everyone! Jill Young from American Institutes for Research in Chicago.
Jennifer Smith
16:50
Jen from Wisconsin
Heidi Ham, NAA
16:59
Jill - hi!
Ebony Grace
17:03
Good Afternoon! Ebony Grace, nervousness in this moment but also anxiety, sadness and a whole host of emotions!
Shannon Sneed, City of Redondo Beach
17:03
Good Morning from Redondo Beach, California. Shannon Sneed, City of Redondo Beach Community Services.
elise kelly
17:05
Losing you. Voice is going in and out.
Thea Pace
17:05
I am proud to work in this profession, surrounded by people that are commited to positive change and dedicated to inclusion and equitable opportunities for children.
Ross Hargis
17:09
Hello from LaFollette, TN. I'm worried about the future of afterschool in my community.
Tyneisha- NJSACC
17:10
Good Morning Heidi! I am trying to remain positive. I feel all of the emotions and it is easy for me to be swallowed up in that. I am being intentional about my well-being while doing the work.
Bonnie Winkofsky
17:13
Hello Bonnie from Wisconsin
Ashton Killilea
17:13
Ashton Killilea, OST Program Manager at Yales Center for Emotional Intelligence. Feeling anxious and physically drained
Kate Foster
17:14
Hello from Wyoming.
Claire Hall
17:19
Dave - Enfield CT
April Flemming
17:20
Hello from South Dakota
Jean Day
17:24
Hello, Jean from Massachusetts.
Larry Taylor
17:31
Larry Taylor from YMCA of Greater Houston.
Joseph Moheban
17:32
Good morning, from Chicago!
Heidi Ham, NAA
17:33
Tyneisha - I hear you!
JENNY HUANG
17:40
Greeting from NY
Heidi Ham, NAA
17:44
Hi Joseph.
Anthony Tyler
17:47
Good afternoon from Virginia, (VDOE)!
Joseph Moheban
17:54
Hi Heidi and everyone!
Juan Livas
18:03
Hello, this is Juan from Laredo, TX
Carla Casimir
18:04
Greetings from VA
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
18:06
Julia Gabor, kid-grit, Redondo Beach, CA
Diana Ball
18:09
I FEED THAT IT ALL ABOUT A DIVIIDING OF PEOPLE AND RACE AND IT SURE BE ABUT A COMING TOGATHER
Rita Miller
18:12
Hello from Tucson, AZ I an worry for my children's future for the first time.
LaShaun Murray
18:25
Hello Janice Williams from YMCA of Metropolitan Washington in Washington DC.
Lalaine V
18:36
Salutations from Las Vegas, NV
Heidi Ham, NAA
18:38
YMCA is in the house!
Heidi Ham, NAA
18:52
Hi kid-grit :).
Shawn Osborn
19:45
Hello, Shawn Osborn, Branch Director, Jelleff Branch, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Washington, DC
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
20:17
Hi Heidi!
Susan O'Connor
20:30
Hi Ebony, so happy you will be sharing!
Heidi Ham, NAA
20:32
thanks for sharing your feelings everyone - recognizing our own emotions - self-awareness. is at the core of social emotional learning.
Larissa Patrocinio
20:51
Hello from Massachusetts
Heidi Ham, NAA
21:11
hi Susan O'Connor great to "see you."
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
21:29
Deeply saddened by ALL of the events. It's all connected.
Tiffany Adamski
21:33
feeling hopeful and determined
Heidi Ham, NAA
21:54
NJSACC - NAA's NJ Affiliate showing strong representation today!
JENNY HUANG
22:23
Feeling encouraged. Hopeful for conversations and understanding, excited for positive change
Claire Hall
22:27
Hi...Claire Hall from ERfC in CT
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
22:28
I also see opportunity for change
Gail Sharpe
23:02
Hello everyone!! Gail Sharpe with Provident Behavioral Health. Feeling exhausted and hopeful at the same time.
Heidi Ham, NAA
23:12
Thanks for coming back Anthony!
Sonia Toledo
23:40
I have a mix of emotions and I want to be in action but really knowing that I have be with my feeling right now before beign in action.
Nathan Winegar
23:51
Prominent pediatrician, epidemiologist from Seattle. We are missing the Mental and Social Health of students. https://www.king5.com/article/news/education/seattle-pediatrician-dr-dimitri-christakis-concerns-not-opening-schools/281-46ff29a8-2f29-472c-81d8-18a1511da98c
Heidi Ham, NAA
24:26
Thanks for joining again today Nathan and thanks for the resource.
Victoria Fries
24:55
YES!
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
25:02
@Jessy That's EXCACTLY what we say when we train!
Heidi Ham, NAA
25:02
Sonia - appreciate your perspective!
Vincent Arroyo
25:09
Just wrote that down! So important
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
25:17
We work to fill the cup of an educator!
Heidi Ham, NAA
25:34
Learning is Social and Emotional for kids and for adults!
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
26:05
Yes! Better than before!
Ashton Killilea
26:11
Resources: https://www.rulerapproach.org/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-webinars/
Heidi Ham, NAA
26:43
It's been said that SEL is a way of being.
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
28:04
kid-grit has anpther resource: the FREE Knowledge is Power SEL Guide focusing on COVID-19. www.kid-grit.com
Heidi Ham, NAA
28:14
Science of Learning and Development (SOLD) learn more by checking out the Spring Issue of Afterschool Today magazine focused on SoLD http://www.mydigipub.com/view/serendipity-media/afterschool-today/spring2020
Heidi Ham, NAA
28:54
Any questions for Jessy?
Terri Ferinde
31:09
I really admire these three women. Thank you for sharing your expertise.
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
32:23
kid-grit is presenting for NJSAAC!
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
32:32
Great insight Ebony
Heidi Ham, NAA
32:34
If you have questions for Jessy, Ebony, or Gina, please share and we'll try to incorporate them into the conversation.
Heidi Ham, NAA
33:37
Julia - that's like the wheel kid-grit uses in their workshops!
Heidi Ham, NAA
33:55
Great example!
Vincent Arroyo
33:58
Are these self-care workshops being offered online/to the public? If so, where can we find the information?
Audette Bisaillon
34:15
Hello from Stamford Connecticut. Feeling Happy to be here and Worried about our program having access to schools in September and Confident in our abilities to meet the requirements for returning to work and Stressed about the mental health of children in the midst of all of this and Fearful of the violence that has erupted in my neighborhood and across the nation.
Kendra Noll
34:15
Love these ideas!
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
34:23
Heidi! Yes, we also incorporate the CASEL Framework too!
Hannah McAfee
34:31
Ditto on the "Are these self-care workshops being offered online/to the public? If so, where can we find the information?"
Heidi Ham, NAA
34:37
Vincent - good questions - yes we are planning an executive webinar series.
Vincent Arroyo
35:02
Great! Self-care if needed for our selfs and for our staff.
Dorothy Moulthrop
35:45
Hi everyone! I agree! This is what we do!
Ariel Potter
35:48
If you haven’t checked out The Healthy Mind Platter, I would recommend it! Great for self care and noticing what parts of your being need more attention
Vincent Arroyo
36:08
noted. Thanks Ariel
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
36:28
While people are saying 'we are all in this together', our kids have not experienced the same thing in their homes, cities and with remote education. These experiences are VERY different
Jessy Newman
36:42
Reopening review: https://www.air.org/resource/covid-19-and-whole-child-efforts
Jessy Newman
36:58
Recognizing the role of OST in reopening: https://www.air.org/resource/recognizing-role-afterschool-and-summer-programs-and-systems-reopening-and-rebuilding
Heidi Ham, NAA
37:21
Please share questions for Jessy, Ebony, or Gina and we will try to work them into the conversation.
Kimberley Logan
37:26
Agreed, this is what we do. We want to highlight that more with our programs- help them name what they are already doing and help them be more intentional because they see the tangible differences from their actions
Edilia Suarez-Harrison
37:46
What happens when school boards are no planning to open AS program at their sites?What are the communities going to do?
Melissa Tramel
38:39
Edilia - our program is in the proposed budget cut and I have the same question....
Juan Livas
38:40
Any resources on suggested interactive activities that maintain social distancing with students?
Hannah McAfee
39:08
DITTO "What happens when school boards are no planning to open AS program at their sites?What are the communities going to do?"
Sonia Toledo
39:12
How do we support our program with outreach? They are struggling with getting online participation
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
39:38
Juan, we have one activity in this FREE guide called Knowledge is Power: www.kid-grit.com
Juan Livas
40:13
Melissa and Edilia, our program is self sustained by parents tuition but our enrollment is really low compared to prior years. This may be with parent concerns.
Juan Livas
40:22
Thank you @ kid-grit
Julie Bollmann
40:29
What I am hearing and seeing - I "feel" that for After School - we need to come to the schools and school districts with possible solutions and answers. They appear so over whelmed and as they have stated... It appears that we are at the bottom of the barrel. We can't wait...
Sonia Toledo
40:55
how do we keep the integrity of services with safety and engagement?
Karen Bierhaus
41:09
Situations stressing districts during reopening design have sometimes resulted in sidelining of partnerships with CBO after school and summer providers. Closing district facilities, not honoring MOUs resulting in loss of programs even though there is funding!!
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
41:12
Kids need a place to be heard now and process ALL of this in a safe a structured way, YES Ebony!
Melissa Tramel
41:16
I am in California and ASES funded, with parent donations but it is not enough to cover costs.
Heidi Ham, NAA
41:44
good question, Sonia. We'll see if we can have the presenters address it.
Fani Rosa
41:59
I’m concerned about dopamine addiction from so much screentime
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
43:06
We as leaders ALSO have to find empathy, and allowance for adults who are dealing with crisis in different ways. AS Jessy said, it starts with us
Hannah McAfee
43:12
Any advice on where to find forehead thermometers and PPE gear for the best cost? Small business child care centers are struggling enough with costs
Claudia Congemi
43:30
Is there a way we can compile a list of those resources on how to take to kids?
Jill Young
44:06
I have to hop off but really appreciated this. Thanks, all!
Ariel Potter
44:12
The reality that I’m seeing is that virtual learning worked really well/ was very accessible for some students and others really struggled/did not have full access. Doe anyone have any ideas as to how to address a widened knowledge/access gap when school resumes? Or now?
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
44:17
yes Ebony!
Adriana Soto
44:33
Love that!
Vincent Arroyo
44:34
“Its okay to feel that way.” YES
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
44:41
Adults and kids need to hear that message
Juan Livas
44:58
Perhaps NAA can create an ongoing Google Doc with these resources?
Heidi Ham, NAA
45:05
Check out our enews each week and our social media as we are sharing related resources. Also check out your state affiliate's resources.
Heidi Ham, NAA
45:45
Thanks for the idea, Juan. We will check into that idea.
elinthicum
45:48
We have taught our children yoga for various reasons: calm, peace self-awareness, handling stressors, fitness, and fun. I'm looking forward to adding to this for our children and our staff. I am a certified Instructor so it is very important to me to share all they ways we can use Yoga or any type of exercise and play.
Heidi Ham, NAA
46:15
elinthicum yes!
Sonia Toledo
46:16
some adult don't know how to process their emotions and they need to learn how to do that to be able to teach our children
Melissa Tramel
46:54
Does anyone have resources on SEL games that can be used during Zoom meetings? Each week I host zoom meeting with elementary students and after week 1,000,847 I am struggling for new ideas. I stay connected with students during the week through texts but it is challenging to really connect with them.
Vincent Arroyo
47:26
Sonia, you are right. We need to reflect on our emotions and validate them. and then model them to their children. It is a process to get there but it is worth it
Heidi Ham, NAA
47:40
Melissa, yes! We will include on social media or an upcoming version of the enews.
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
48:15
I love Jessy's optimism! She is bright light!
Heidi Ham, NAA
48:18
Check out the enews that is coming to inboxes today for rural resources.
Tiffany Adamski
48:24
we are working on that as well. Trying to strengthen the relationships even in an online environment for our kids. they need us!
Juan Livas
49:16
Be great to have either Jessy or Ebony do a virtual presentation to our program focusing on child mental health :)
Sonia Toledo
49:25
I feel we make a lot of assumption that adults know how to manage their emotions! Our messaging as a community needs to reinforce that concept
Melissa Tramel
49:54
Thank you Heidi!
Tyneisha- NJSACC
49:56
No, I welcome it! Thank you for the reminder <3 Ebony!
Heidi Ham, NAA
49:58
https://naaweb.org/sel-to-the-core
Ebony Grace
50:15
Glad to hear Ty!
Heidi Ham, NAA
51:38
it's not a checklist, right?
Sonia Toledo
51:49
Jessy, yes creating the condition for building relationship is the key.
Claudia Congemi
52:25
How do we train our staff to implement SEL ? Especially being virtual
Sonia Toledo
52:36
yes yes Jessy, we need to redesign our field
Heidi Ham, NAA
52:47
Claudia - we'll have some resources to share as follow-up.
Mary Ellen Mayo
52:59
We use the Pyramid Model - and focusing on "living in Tier 1" - universal supports for all children through nurturing and responsive relationships, including all practices needed to ensure the promotion of SEL of all children
Claudia Congemi
53:12
Thank you!
Melissa Tramel
53:16
Claudia - Sanford Inspire has great training videos on SEL and staff earn certificates.
Brian Brandt
53:25
I’m working on preparing youth programs to integrate social distancing into their programming. Included are experiential education questions. I believe creating a safe place to discuss SEL skills sets the stage for deeper discussions. I have a free mobile app that has modified experiential games. Anyone want to partner/collaborate? bbrandt@wsu.edu.Social Distancing Activities for Youth Link is at https://socdistance.goodbarber.app
Claudia Congemi
53:25
Thank you thank you!
Hannah McAfee
53:29
What are some good strategies for staff training while also social distancing?
Sonia Toledo
53:33
a check list and a curriculum is a quick fix for many orgs
Vincent Arroyo
54:00
Melissa, do you have a link handy for that training video???
Tyneisha- NJSACC
54:26
All of our curricula / activities have to be culturally relevant. We need a complete overhaul!
Melissa Tramel
54:35
https://www.sanfordharmony.org
Vincent Arroyo
55:01
Thank you Melissa! Gonna share it out.
Brian Brandt
57:58
Circle time is just farther apart from each other.
kid-grit: Julia Gabor
58:18
Ebony, that's why the ADULT must be prepared to teach with optimism in their own mind and hearts
Audette Bisaillon
59:06
Kids Included Together is a great agency to work with!!!
Hannah McAfee
59:09
Should each child have their own toys, games, set of crayons, etc. in a after school program?
Heidi Ham, NAA
59:12
Truth - Brian! How do group meetings look?
Melissa Tramel
59:25
In California, many preschools have opened up and I thought it would be great to look at what they are doing instead of trying to recreate it from scratch…
Debra Brown
59:29
My staff have done zooms with their K-6 students, but also with their parents. Some parents are feeling very isolated and have really enjoyed that.
Ebony Grace
59:49
@ Hannah, yes some programs are making individual activity kits for their youth.
Hannah McAfee
59:55
Thank you
Vincent Arroyo
01:00:22
Hannah, that is what we will be doing in our preschool centers. Kids will have their own box of supplies. Toys will be tricky, but we will remove toys that can not be cleaned as easy
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:00:25
@Hannah - most likely - see today's enews coming out later today for answers to this type of question. What do programs that are reopening now look like? What practices are they using?
Brian Brandt
01:00:47
The challenge is space. If you can space out in large circle with marked spots, the framing can be about how to we connect with distance. Other cultures have different approaches to spacing, can we?
Sonia Toledo
01:00:54
we need to redesign ourselves as a feld
Sonia Toledo
01:01:00
field
Hannah McAfee
01:01:06
@Heidi thank you!
Sonia Toledo
01:02:01
listening and talking works
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:02:07
The importance of relationships continues!
Vincent Arroyo
01:02:17
As simple as ‘How are you? How is your heart?’
Jessy Newman
01:02:37
I love that, Vincent - "how is your heart?"
Vincent Arroyo
01:02:44
‘How are you showing up today?’
Sonia Toledo
01:03:02
Yes Vincent, we need to go back to the basics
Vincent Arroyo
01:03:03
ask and then fully listen!!!
Sonia Toledo
01:03:21
yes yes that is a skill?
Sonia Toledo
01:04:31
yes yes, and understand your onw stuff. apologizing help too!
Vincent Arroyo
01:04:33
YES! Pinpointing triggers and providing safe spaces for kids and staff are important
Brian Brandt
01:04:34
Thanks for sharing your wisdom!
Melissa Tramel
01:04:36
Truth… I struggle with doing it for myself.
Sonia Toledo
01:05:16
Life long process! if hard to hear but it is true.
Harvey Zuckerman
01:05:26
I love all of this SEL conversation, and it is very helpful. That said, will there ever be a discussion about planning for September and what that will look like? I would find it EXTREMELY helpful!
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:06:21
@Harvey we appreciate your perspective. This is part of planning for that, especially as we wait to see what happens with school.
Diane Genco
01:06:52
Thank you all say safe !
Sonia Toledo
01:06:59
next topic idea How do we address the anger around rasism
Kendra Noll
01:07:04
Thank you for this! I’d love to collaborate with many of you further or to share contacts somehow! I am an SEL director at our Club and sometimes feel like I’m on an island
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:07:07
Speaking of "How is your heart today?" https://naaweb.org/professional-development/item/1286-we-all-need-space
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:07:29
@kendra let's talk :).
Andrea Villafana
01:07:32
I like Sonia Toledo’s idea. We need to learn how to address the anger in racism
Anthony Tyler
01:07:57
Thank you! Much needed conversation! Stay safe and conscious!
Kendra Noll
01:08:03
Thank you Heidi, yes I’d love that!
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:08:54
Correction, DeRay has been very active in BLM, but was not a founder.
Sonia Toledo
01:09:16
how do we deal with our staff first them our kids on the issue of racism.. Thank you Andrea
Damiera Wilson
01:09:58
I am so proud that the work that we have been doing for YEARS will finally be pushed to the forefront. It is wildly unfortunate that this has to be the base of our true and necessary recognition. I love my after- school Network. Shout out to NJSACC for continuing to lead this charge here in NJ. Executive Director Dianne Genco we LOVE YOU.
Heidi Ham, NAA
01:10:31
https://blacklivesmatter.com/our-co-founders/
Sonia Toledo
01:10:46
it hurts to see so much pain in our communities. Thank you!
Tricia Pawlik-York
01:10:48
Thank you for this important conversation
Tamika Riley
01:10:49
Thank you, have a blessed day