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.
Intro to Grant Proposal Writing for Out-of-School Time Programs
Friday, April 5th, 2019, 10AM – 2:30PM
United Way of Southwestern PA
Need help applying for grants? Our guest presenter Katherine F.H. Heart has got you covered! This workshop will assist staff in developing a preliminary plan, proposal, and estimated budget to seek grant funding for out-of-school time programs. No prior knowledge or experience with grants is necessary. Participants will learn about the following through a PowerPoint presentation, a hands-on proposal planning exercise, and discussion of a sample grant application. This is part one of a two-part series. Part 2: Finding Best Fit Funders, Developing Relationships, and Reporting Outcomes will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11AM – 1:30PM
The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA recognizes and embraces the work that out-of-school partners do involving young people and adults who come from diverse social identities that include race, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and ability. In a community that is always evolving in language, values, culture, beliefs, personalities and life experiences, we want everyday mentors to be open to this diversity as well as seek opportunities to engage in intentional, focused ways.
This workshop is designed to empower mentors with knowledge, skills and an awareness of their role as members of a diverse, mentoring relationship. *A light lunch will be provided.
Animal Architects: Using Nature’s Builders to Teach STEAM
Fri, April 26, 2019, 10AM – 12:00PM
What is an architect and how can animals be architects without using pencils, computers and blueprints? This hands on workshop will explore how cross curricular topics such as ecology and environmental science can be used to teach math and engineering. We will discover how the expertise of animal architects such as spiders, beavers and birds can be utilized in an early childhood classroom to teach STEAM concepts. This workshop will be presented by Julie Travaglini from Allegheny Land Trust. We look forward to seeing you there!
Finding Best Fit Funders, Developing Relationships, and Reporting Outcomes
Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 10AM – 2:30PM
United Way of Southwestern PA
Got the grant writing down, but need help finding funders and following up with reports? Katherine F.H. Heart is back to help in this final installment of our 2-Part Intro to Grant Proposal Writing for Out-of-School Time programs! This workshop will assist staff in researching BFFs (Best Fit Funders), building relationships, and writing grant reports. No prior knowledge or experience with grants is necessary. Participants will learn about the following through a PowerPoint presentation, a hands-on exercise, and discussion of how to resolve program issues in order to achieve outcomes and prepare positive grant reports.