Collective For Youth

Third Thursday PD- Structure & Clear Limits

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

Structure and Clear Limits – How do you prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth’s positive energy?  Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe.  This interactive workshop helps participants analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.  Appropriate structure and clear limits can … Continue reading "Third Thursday PD- Structure & Clear Limits"

Third Thursday PD- Ask/Listen/Encourage

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

Join us on October 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. -11:30 for our FREE interactive workshop- Ask/Listen/Encourage This workshop introduces communication techniques that help you build more supportive, youth-centered relationships. Participants learn how to ask effective questions, listen actively to youth, and offer youth encouragement rather than praise. Registration for this workshop is required. Please CLICK … Continue reading "Third Thursday PD- Ask/Listen/Encourage"

Third Thursday PD- Reframing Conflict

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

Please join us on November 17, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 11  for this engaging professional development opportunity. Reframing Conflict – What role do you play in conflict situations with the youth in your program?  Do you know how to turn a conflict situation into an opportunity for growth?  This interactive workshop introduces participants to the High/Scope … Continue reading "Third Thursday PD- Reframing Conflict"

SEL Training: Cultivating Empathy

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

Why is empathy so critical in developing in our youth? Cultivating empathy? That might sound strange if you think of empathy as an innate, fixed trait — a talent that some people are born with, and others lack. But empathy isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. It isn’t something that unfolds automatically, in every situation. It isn’t … Continue reading "SEL Training: Cultivating Empathy"

STEM Training: Getting Comfortable with STEM Programming

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

Training Description: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is everywhere and in everything, whether we call it that or not. This training will help support attendees by building comfortability around STEM programming and by helping attendees see the real-world applications of STEM in action. Attendees will get to engage in a hands-on, collaborative session and … Continue reading "STEM Training: Getting Comfortable with STEM Programming"

Developing Engaging STEM Activity Experiences

Goodwill- South Omaha Branch 3505 L Street, Omaha, NE, United States

In this workshop, attendees will be supported in considering the fundamental elements of a STEM activity that promotes engagement. Attendees will engage in hands-on, collaborative experiences to familiarize themselves with various STEM components that can be incorporated into these experiences. Then, attendees will work in teams to create sample STEM activity experiences and engage other … Continue reading "Developing Engaging STEM Activity Experiences"

Facilitating Engagement and Inquiry in STEM Activity Experiences

Goodwill- South Omaha Branch 3505 L Street, Omaha, NE, United States

In this workshop, attendees will identify the key elements of being an engaging facilitator of STEM experiences that promote hands-on learning and inquiry. Attendees will have a chance to model these practices in small groups. Attendees of this workshop will leave with a gained understanding of how to engage youth in all sorts of STEM … Continue reading "Facilitating Engagement and Inquiry in STEM Activity Experiences"

SEL Youth Work Methods: Promoting Responsibility & Leadership

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

In this workshop, we explore how and why to promote responsibility and provide leadership opportunities to youth. Preparing Youth to Thrive identifies responsibility as one of six domains of SEL practices, and it is defined as “dispositions and abilities to reliably meet commitments and fulfill obligations of challenging roles.” Responsibility emerges when youth have opportunities … Continue reading "SEL Youth Work Methods: Promoting Responsibility & Leadership"

SEL Youth Work Methods: Facilitating Problem Solving

Collective for Youth 105 North 31 Avenue, Suite 103, Omaha, NE, United States

In this workshop, we explore how and why to facilitate problem solving with youth, which is defined in Preparing Youth to Thrive as “Abilities to plan, strategize, and implement complex tasks.” Learning occurs when connections are made between facts, experiences and emotions. Neural pathways are formed and become well-used. The deeper and more interconnected learning … Continue reading "SEL Youth Work Methods: Facilitating Problem Solving"