Upcoming Learning Opportunities

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


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:

  • 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:

  • April 10
  • May 9 - date change

Check out our Calendar to register for these upcoming calls. 


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 would like to grow in their practice in facilitating STEM learning within a supportive group of other educators.

  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26

Check out our Calendar to register for this upcoming event.


Four Step Approach to Difficult Conversations

The four-step approach offers strategies for promoting positive interactions with families that are collaborative, supportive, and focus on problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these strategies and leave with strengthened communication skills that can be used to promote positive conversation. This is a free training offered through YoungStar Connect.

  • April 18

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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:

  • April 24 - Working with Gender Diverse Youth 

Check out our Calendar to register for this upcoming event.


Engineering Design for Youth through KidWind and Hands-On Kits

Learn how to engage youth in renewable energy and the engineering design process through local Wisconsin programs.  Discover the many ways to get involved in the KidWind program, from simple MacGyver experiments with household materials to building a working wind turbine and joining the annual KidWind competition.  Then learn about KEEP, Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program, and the many resources they can offer, including educator workshops and free hands-on kits about wind, solar, energy efficiency, and more!

  • April 25

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Join us for this youth focused training session. Three separate training times are available:

  • May 7
  • May 15
  • May 23

Check out our Calendar to register for this upcoming event.


Using Storylining for Out-of-School Time STEAM Programming

Are you interested in leading hands-on STEAM activities during Out-of-School Time? Curious about what resources are available but unsure where to start? Then this webinar is for you! Join Bernie Traversari - STEAM Education Consultant with the Wisconsin Afterschool Network - for an interactive workshop where you will learn how to craft simple STEAM activity curriculums using storylining techniques and take advantage of the multitude of online resources available to prepare your individual activities. You will also have a chance to engage in small-group discussions and explore ways to modify activities to fit your needs - including age group, time limitations, and budget. No past experience in STEAM needed!

  • May 30
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