This page is your one-stop for all of APOST’s upcoming Professional Development Opportunities! You can also find these pd workshops, along with pd offerings from other regional and national providers on the APOST events calendar. If you require an attendance certificate for a training you’ve participated in, please email Jaron Paul at Jaron.firstname.lastname@example.org
(re) Designing Space(s)
Fri, February 7th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Recognize that your space isn’t fitting your organization’s needs as well as it could be? Have you or your team thought about making changes, imagined improvements, or started a plan? Join APOST and our guest presenter Heather Mallak of PUBLIC STUDIO at Sarah Heinz House for this interactive workshop aimed to support your space design efforts!
Stages of Youth Development & Basic Teaching Strategies
Sat, February 8th, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM EST
Got any free time on the weekends? Join APOST at United Way of Southwestern PA’s Pittsburgh Office for two of our original workshops; Stages of Youth Development (now updated with even more relevant content) and Basic Teaching Strategies!
Stages of Youth Development reviews the four basic areas of human development as it relates to the various age groups of youth including: early childhood, middle childhood, early adolescents, and middle adolescents. This workshop is for individuals interested in learning how to prepare age and challenge-appropriate lessons for youth that correspond with specific areas of development.
After a short break, Teaching Strategies will help us review various learning styles such as visual, verbal, and logical, as well as the seven multiple intelligence types that correspond with them, and best practices and techniques to ensure that all children are learning in the way(s) that fits them best.
Pittsburgh Parks RX: Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health & Wellness
Fri, February 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Join APOST and Pittsburgh Parks Rx at the Frick Environmental Center to learn how spending time outdoors can support physical and mental wellness. Explore how to plan engaging experiences that nurture connection to nature by incorporating active play and mindful reflection. Participants will try out activities, share ideas, and receive tools and resources to help you connect youth with nature in parks or any outdoor space!
About Parks Rx: Pittsburgh Parks Prescription (Parks Rx) aims to support the health and well-being of children and families by encouraging regular park use and contact with nature. Park prescribes through three pathways (school, community, and clinical settings) provide resources, guidance, and programming opportunities to participants. Free parking on site.