Distance Learning Sessions

Illinois AfterSchool Network is pleased to offer Distance Learning Sessions to providers here in Illinois. A listing of upcoming sessions are listed below.

Before you register, make certain that you are committing to attend the session. Both sessions will be limited as they are not ‘sit and get’, but interactive sessions with one of our professional trainers. Also, you must remain for the duration of the session in order to receive credit and/or certificate of attendance. Our training policy states that there is a grace period of 10 minutes to join the session in order to receive the training hours.


Empathy, Racism, and Bias to find your ART in Leadership

Wednesday, February 24, 10 – 12

Description: Engaging your creative potential to enhance your leadership. This session is designed to combine leadership development concepts with theatre arts framework that will enhance your leadership quality in life and the workplace. This session is where you will explore how to be an effective communicator, become an active listener, evoke empathy through a professional lens; understand bias so that leaders are providing equitable and inclusive leadership that is anti-racist. We want to implement a more effective workplace environment for both the educator, colleagues and youth. Let’s lean in to the discomfort that promotes change!

Intended Audience: Youth Workers

IAN Trainer: Jessica Vann

Cost: $10

Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodeqoqDsrHtXpzhC1bbXbNxZD9YIEGwER


IAN National Partnership with Texas Instruments

Introduction to Coding with Texas Instruments-Nspire CX II and Python
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Designed for service providers who are new to TI-Nspire CX II technology, this session explores coding with the Python programming language using the TI-Nspire CX Premium Teacher Software. During this dynamic, interactive session, we will:

Explore the ecosystem of TI-Nspire CX II education technology

  • Learn how to leverage free, ready-to-use “10 Minutes of Code” resources
  • Discuss the top ten reasons for learning to code with TI-Nspire CX II and Python
  • Introduce coding with beginner-level skill builders and coding applications

Intended Audience:  Youth Workers and Coordinators

Trainer: Texas Instruments Staff

Cost: FREE

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odOGopjgjHtGbIfhtB_NTWqrKeLlvBYHM


Summer Health & Safety Planning During COVID 

Wednesday, May 19, 10 am until 12 noon
Trainer:  Leslie Hampton

As we begin to reimagine summer planning living in our new normal, what health and safety policies and procedures do we have in place?  During this interactive session, providers will identify how infectious diseases like Covid-19 impact our  summer programming. We will discuss the following:

  • Identify the risk of group settings in the summertime.
  • What happens if someone gets sick?
  • Have an understanding of the different impacts of infectious disease on parents, staff, and health care professionals.
  • How to conduct a healthy readiness assessment for summer camp.
  • Special healthy considerations for overnight summer camps.
  • Identify ways to reduce the number of germs and control the spread of infection in your program

Providers will receive many resources on health and safety specific to summer programming

Intended Audience:  All

Cost:  FREE

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcOuuqzoiH9NiC2ItUUbawBiIjZaJIWK4