Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance

Trainings and Workshops

This is an uncertain time for our country – the election and pandemic has left our communities feeling disconnected and on edge. Educators and youth development experts are working harder than ever to continue to provide students with a safe and stable space to learn and grow.

Each of the GOLD trainings and workshops is an intentional opportunity for youth development workers to recognize and describe high quality in their own programming despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. The trainings and workshops assist youth workers in generating new ideas and plans for practice. Participants will leave feeling validated and supported.

Assessment-Use (AU) Training + Intensive Scoring (IS) Workshop

Join QTurn for a workshop on the Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD). During this webinar-style workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the GOLD’s domains, standards, and indicators;  become a more reliable rater; and complete the ratings for a subset of the GOLD indicators selected in by participants or training organizers in advance. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants are invited to submit their completed workbook and receive a summary report. The webinar organizer will receives an aggregate report for the pre-selected items. This training reflects QTurn’s commitment to a Compassionate Evaluation approach.

AGENDA:

Audience

Site Coordinators or Program Managers

Number of Participants

10-15

Time

2 hours + 30 minutes of supported work time

Indicators scored

SEL and Basic Safety Core, Distance Learning, In-Person Programming, or a custom set of indicators

MATERIALS:

Webinar Slides

Workbook

Report

Promising Practices Introductory Workshop

The purpose of the Promising Practices Workshop is to start aligning participants’ mental model to QTurn’s Compassionate Evaluation Approach. The webinar begins with the story of the GOLD tool – why and how it was developed, and the contents. The second half of the webinar is an exercise in recognizing high quality practices already in place, or identifying the barriers keeping them from implantation. 

AGENDA:

Audience

Anyone in the Out-of-School Time Field

Number of Participants

Unlimited

Time

1 hour

Indicators scored

4 indicators of the organizers choice

MATERIALS:

Webinar Slides

Workbook

Planning with GOLD

Join QTurn for a workshop on Planning with GOLD. During this webinar-style workshop, participants will learn about Compassionate evaluation, interpret GOLD  data, select a few GOLD indicators, and work through a supported, light, and fast moving “think and write” sequence of steps (Name, Explain, Teach, Act, Listen). The up-to two-hour workshop uses a mix of formats to achieve both small group depth and whole-group perspective. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants are invited to submit their completed workbook and receive a summary report. The webinar organizer will receives an aggregate report. This training reflects QTurn’s commitment to a compassionate evaluation approach.

Audience

Anyone in OST who has completed the GOLD

Number of Participants

1-15

Time

1 -2 hours

GOLD Training of Trainers (TOT)

The GOLD TOT is QTurn’s most rigorous training currently available. This series of webinars prepares participants of the GOLD TOT to lead GOLD trainings and workshops. This series of webinars begins with QTurn’s framework for Social Emotional Learning and Compassionate Evaluation, and ends with an intensive exploration of the indicators and a reliability assessment.

Audience

Trainers and experienced youth workers

Number of Participants

10-20

Time

1 hour prep + two 2 hour sessions

Certification

Certified to lead GOLD workshops in their state for 1 year