BOSTnet leadership roundtables include networking and professional development events that build a strong workforce and improve the quality of service for children and youth. Events include peer networking, EEC approved professional development, and fun and engaging activities that stimulate ideas and solutions.
This year's series will focus on the QRIS! Here is the topic schedule: October Roundtables: Creating a Program Quality Improvement Plan (PQIP) November Roundtables: Introduction to Program Manager December Roundtables: Understanding and Using QRIS Self-Assessment Tools (This will be available in the Spring in Boston) January Roundtables: EEC QRIS Application, An Exploration
For more information & to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your PQR number.
Boston Series Location: Cambridge Community Center 5 Callender Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Dates: October 15th, November 14th January date and location TBD
North Shore Series Location: Gregg Neighborhood House 106 Broad Street Lynn 01902 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Dates: October 16th, November 19th, December 12th, January 16th
South Shore Series (Morning and Afternoon Sessions) Location: Fall River Boys & Girls Club 803 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02723 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Dates: October 23rd, November 13th, December 10th, January 14th
Location: Old Colony YMCA Brockton 850 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA 02301 Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Dates: October 23rd, November 13th, December 10th, January 14th
BOSTnet 2012 - 2013 Trainings
BOSTnet trainings provide support to select programs on key topics. Our talented and engaging training staff and research based strategies are renowned for providing fun, useful, and engaging training on a wide array of topics based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. You must register in advance for each training and will receive 5 EEC hours and be eligible for .5 CEUs upon completion.
The trainings are categorized in six different topics: Behavior Management, Inclusion: All Means All, STEM, Literacy, Leadership and Management, and Family Engagement. A brief description of each subject is listed below, as well as a link that will direct you to that specific subject's training calendar.
Topic areas include Promoting Positive Behavior, Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-Escalation and Understanding Bullying and Prevention Strategies
Learn about child development
Explore the connections between unmet needs and challenging behaviors
Motivate positive behavior in children
Make any situation an opportunity for learning, insight and growth!
Topic areas include supporting Children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with emotional or behavioral challenges, survivors of trauma, abuse, and homelessness and children with physical disabilities
These training will also provide:
Concrete strategies to support children with any of the above challenges
Cultural perspectives and etiquette on inclusion
Creating a shift in program culture towards inclusion
Troubleshooting barriers and challenges
Building and implementing a work plan to improve inclusion!
Project-Based STEM Learning: Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Out-of-School Time! Not a fan of science or math? Great! Neither are most kids! Find the fun in these traditionally boring and intimidating topics!
Learn about STEM for different learning types
Connect to your sense of fun in STEM!
Also - it's surprising, slightly messy, and great fun... guaranteed!