Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Early Bird Registration is OPEN for the 2022 SOMC Conference!

| July 19, 2022

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School’s Out, Make It Count Conference

Early Bird Registration is now OPEN

Celebrating 30 years!
Phoenix Convention Center, October 22, 2022


Gary Alpert aka ‘The Fly Guy‘ will be at the 30th Annual School’s Out Make It Count Conference to show you how to make your very own straw glider.
Join us on October 22nd for some flying fun. Click on the image at the right to view the video!
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Here’s just one of 5 amazing Track 101 Workshops being offered this conference:

ACES 101
Sanghoon Yoo, The Faithful City

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that can have serious, long-term impacts on a child’s health and well-being by contributing to high levels of toxic stress that derail healthy physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) generate counter-effects against ACEs by building safe and nurturing relationships with children, which strengthen their belongingness and resilience. This workshop presents PACES (Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences) science and its applications for the effective development of trauma-informed and trauma-responsive relationships, organizational culture, programs, and policies. K-4, 5-8, 9-12. I, II, IV, V.


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“Coming out of the pandemic so many programs are taking the opportunity to re-envision how to hire and train staff, how to create culture on their teams, and how to continue to provide quality programs for the children and youth in their care. This is the perfect time to go “back to basics” and remember what makes a quality program in the first place”.

-Adam Brooks, AZCASE Pathway to Accreditation Coach and Consultant

Learn more about how the AZCASE Pathway to Accreditation can help your program get back to the basics and support your continuous quality improvement journey by clicking HERE or on the image above and viewing a short video!

Join us at one of our info sessions on July 26 or 28. 




Now on Courtney’s playlist, you’ll find the Angela Watson – Truth For Teachers episode with Houa Yang-Xiong. Angela and Houa explore myths about English language learners that many teachers and youth professionals encounter frequently.
This month’s recommendation aligns with the Arizona Out-of-School Time Quality Standards of Equity & Inclusion.

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