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20 September, 2014
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Join us

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School Children in Hallway

The APOST Bi-Annual Conference is a professional development conference that shares best practices in youth development. The conference is open to youth practitioners to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs, mentoring relationships or in summer camps.

The keynote speaker is Marcia Tate, a nationally recognized leader in education and professional development. There will also be a variety of workshops such as social media training, volunteer management, adaptive leadership, and more! Please note that space is limited and Quality Campaign members have priority. Breakfast and lunch are provided. This event is supported by local foundations.

To register, click here.


8:20AM: Breakfast and Registration begins

8:40AM- 9:35AM: Keynote by Marcia Tate “Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain”

9:45AM-11:00AM: Session One 

  • Parent Engagement (Leah O’Reilly)
  • Deficit Framing of Youth (Hannah Ufnar)
  • Understanding Individual Work Styles for Implementing Best Management Techniques (APOST)
  • 20 Instructional Strategies (Marcia Tate)

11:10AM-12:25PM: Session Two

  • 21st CCLC Panel Discussion (Current and Former Grantees)
  • Explorative Learning (John Lozecki)
  • Adaptive Leadership (Michael Sider-Rose)
  • Behavior Management for OST (Shayna Willis)

12:35PM-1:35PM: Lunch & Networking

1:45PM-3:00PM: Session Three

  • African American Male Leaders (Rick Mason)
  • Outreach & Impact: Social Media Training (D.S. Kinsel)
  • Volunteer Management (Jenny Schaeffer)
  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (Aaron Romens)