Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Join us for these upcoming trainings.  All live WAN hosted webinars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

2023 Statewide Out-of-School Time Conference

Join us for an opportunity for out of school time professionals to gain information, education, and resources which will support their programs, staff, and participants.

Virtual Day 1: November 9​​​

The Virtual Out of School Time Conference is intended to reach frontline staff who work day-to-day to offer a quality experience for youth and their families. The staff who attend the virtual sessions will walk away with ideas and inspiration to help them be successful in their onsite, day-to-day program interactions with youth and coworkers. The virtual conference will take place via Zoom in partnership with UW-Stevens Point department of Continuing Education and Outreach.

In-Person Day 2: November 10​​ 

The In-Person Out of School Time Conference is intended to reach program coordinators, directors, and administrators. Individuals will walk away with ideas and inspiration to design and lead programs that offer a quality experience for their frontline staff and program participants. The in-person conference will take place at Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.​

Check out our Calendar to register for these upcoming events.

ACRES: Asking Purposeful Questions

Questions are the beginning of a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is designed for educators who have some experience facilitating STEM learning and would like to grow in their practice within a supportive group of other educators.

In this foundational module, participants examine the structure and process of questioning and discuss how to better listen and follow up with youth throughout STEM learning experiences.

*The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort.

Coaching Cohort Dates:

  • November 7
  • November 14
  • November 21

Registration will be available soon.

Behavioral Health in OST Learning Series

Those working in the out-of-school time, childcare, and youth development industries do not have to look at the official statistics to know that the children you serve and the colleagues you work with are experiencing increased challenges related to mental health. You witness firsthand, the children who are struggling with sadness and hopelessness. You leave programming at night thinking about which youth may be at risk or wondering if your burnout colleagues will remain working in the field.

At a time when real-time support is needed more than ever, Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN) & Marshfield Clinic Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Department in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is answering this call by creating a variety of learning materials and hands-on tools throughout the 2023 and 2024 calendar years.

Upcoming topics include:

  • October 17Trauma  
  • January 29Having Hard Conversations
  • April 24Safety for the LGBTQ+ Community 

Check out our Calendar to register for these upcoming events.

Project-Based Learning for 21CCLC Programs 

Project-Based Learning is a youth-centric strategy for program planning that sets meaningful and engaging challenges, problems or projects that young people engage with over a period of time. PBL is a great fit for afterschool's unique learning environment. Afterschool programs tend to have a flexible curriculum that can be shaped around the interests of young people. The less formal setting encourages collaboration, and multi-age grouping helps drive peer-to-peer learning.

Series dates and topics:

  • October 4Overview of Project Based Learning 
  • October 11Project Based Learning and STEM 
  • October 18Project Based Learning and the Arts 
  • October 25Project Based Learning and Community Partnerships 

Check out our Calendar to register for these upcoming events.

Peer to Peer Networking Calls for 21CCLC Programs

Networking calls are a virtual place to interact with your colleagues who hold 21st CCLC grants to problem solve, share resources and successes, and connect with peers across the state of Wisconsin.  Come and share your thoughts and ideas on how to make these networking calls a rewarding experience for YOU

Call dates:

  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5

Check out our Calendar to register for these upcoming calls. You can register for all or individual call dates.

Communities of Practice for 21CCLC Programs: Sustainability Planning and Implementation

The Community of Practice series is an opportunity for participants to connect with other grantees, learn components of sustainability and develop a strong plan for implementation.  Large discussion will take place once a month on variety of sustainability topics and individual technical assistance is available to individual grantees. 

CoP dates:

  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13
  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8

Check out our Calendar to register for these upcoming calls. 

Afterschool Math Plus Curriculum Training

Each webinar will include strategies to support a positive Math Identity (e.g., role models, career connections, family connections, literacy connections).

Series dates and topics:

  • October 17 - MusicMath. Composing music
  • November 14 - MusicMath. Discovering music fractions
  • December 12 - MusicMath. Orchestra
Check out our Calendar to register for these events. Click here to learn more about Afterschool Math Plus.

Scientific Adventures for Girls Math Curriculum Training

Harnessing the Magic of Math: Join us for a dynamic three-part virtual training series designed to breathe life into math through games, meaningful, kid-friendly data analysis, and nature exploration. Our sessions focus on strategies that accommodate multiple grade levels and ability levels, helping you meet each student where they are. Prepare to turn your after-school program into a vibrant and engaging mathematical journey!

Series dates and topics:

  • October 3 - Let's Play. Delve into the world where play meets mathematics.
  • October 10 - Data Detectives. We'll focus on strategies to collect and analyze data in fun and meaningful ways.
  • October 17 - Nature's Numbers: Exploring Shapes and Patterns. We will explore the geometric patterns and three-dimensional shapes that exist in the natural world, demonstrating how these can be used to enrich math learning.
Check out our Calendar to register for these events. Click here to learn more about Scientific Adventures for Girls.