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2016 - 2017 Trainings Published and Open for Registration!

Posted by kat on October 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us once again for, what we hope, will be another fabulous year filled with great workshops attended by fantastic folks--like YOU!  

Visit our EventBrite website to register:  

We are set through MAY 2017.  We hope you will join us for one or more of these hands-on, interactive training sessions.  We look forward to seeing you there!  See below for what you have to look forward to attending:

Wed & Thurs* Sept 14 + 15 4 HOUR WORKSHOP over TWO DAYS: Emergency Preparedness + Response *MUST attend BOTH days! Devonya Govan-Hunt Govan-Hunt Staff Development (Memorial Church) Emergency preparedness + response (EPR) rules went into effect 7/1/15. The rules are designed to assist licensed childcare programs to be adequately prepared to respond to the needs of children in the event of disasters + emergencies. You will learn what is required + how to implement the changes. (2-day training)

Wednesday, Oct 19 Social Studies Takes Its Place in AfterSchool! Devonya Govan-Hunt Govan-Hunt Staff Development (Memorial Church) Have your children think “globally” of their world, their place in it and cultural competence. Join us for this discussion + leave w/hints, tips and tricks to build a more socially inclined student.

Wednesday, Nov 9  Giving “Green” Racquel McNeil and Catherine Daniels, NC Cooperative Extension, Mecklenburg County (Memorial Church) Let’s get crafty utilizing the recycle bin! Learn how to turn recycled “junk” into beautiful gifts! Go “green” to save some green!

Wednesday, Dec 14  10-Minute Science Beverly Bollenbecker, NC Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus Co; Donna Smutherman-Scott, School Age Specialist; Catherine Daniels + Racquel McNeil, Meck Co Cooperative Ext (Memorial Church) Think you don’t have time to offer science to your children? Want to do more science in less time? Have fun and learn with these quick 10-minute science lessons. Hands on workshop! 

Wednesday, Jan 11  Critical Thinking - Problem Solving Racquel McNeil, NC Cooperative Extension, Mecklenburg Co. (Memorial Church) Grow your students’ minds and help them think outside of the box. Learn how to coach our next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Wednesday, Feb 8  For the Love of Reading Theresa Clay (Memorial Church) Some children just do not like to read. Help them experience the joy of reading by bringing books to life! Learn how to make reading interactive and fun.

Wednesday, Mar 15  Math Counts: Practical Games and Activities for AfterSchool Programs Devonya Govan-Hunt Govan-Hunt Staff Development (Memorial Church) Learn numerous multi-sensory interactive math games and activities specifically for after school programs. Realize how quality ASP supplement in-school math instruction through paly and free choice. Leave with a packet of instructions for games + activities that implore social skills + cooperation through Math.

Wednesday, APRIL 19 Container Gardening/Bring the Outside In Racquel McNeil and Catherine Daniels, NC Cooperative Extension, Mecklenburg County (Memorial Church) Explore the outdoors. Discover Ag! Learn about gardening and the environment without ever leaving your classroom. Can you dig it?

Wednesday May 10 Cooking Without a Stove EFNEP Program Assistant, NC Cooperative Extension, Mecklenburg County (Memorial Church) Cooking can be fun, but what if you do not have access to a stove?! Cooking can still be experienced in an innovative way. Learn fun and healthy recipes to prepare with your students--all without a stove! Now you’re cooking!

Another Year is in the Book!

Posted by kat on June 11, 2015 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow!  This year just flew by!  Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in any of the NINE workshops that were offered this year.  We are working hard already to get the 2015-2016 Calendar of Trainings ready for you.  We will keep you posted.

:) We hope you have a GREAT summer!  See you in the new school year in September 2015.

Can you believe we're in MARCH?

Posted by kat on March 4, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Seems like the school year (and MASAP itself) just started.  My, how time flies!  Soon we will complete our March workshop:  Team Building Through Self Reflecting and Emotional Literacy.  The fabulous Devonya Govan-Hunt is back for another interesting session.

Registration will open at 10am for the April 15th training:  Games, Games, Games.  We are thrilled to have Robbie Furr back in Mecklenburg County and back with MASAP.  He has been a tireless supporter of out-of-school time programming.  This one is a must!  Come dressed to play and learn new games to enjoy with your children this spring.

Our final workshop of the year will be May 13th.  Our awesome 4H/Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Service folk (Racquel McNeil and Catherine Daniels) will present:  Connecting with LEGO's.  This is a hands-on training sure to become a favorite of yours.

We hope you will enjoy your spring break (hoping no more snow or ice days!) and look forward to spring and a fresh crop of workshops.  See you at MASAP!

2014-2015 Training Calendar is PUBLISHED!

Posted by kat on August 25, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join us, and all your colleagues, for yet another fabulous year of diversified MASAP training workshops!

All will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 2600 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte NC 28216.

As always, workshops begin PROMPTLY at 10am.  You MUST be inside the room AND signed in BEFORE 10a in order to participate.  Plan ahead!  Be curteous of others and respectful of yourself and the trainer by coming prepared:

  1. ON TIME--in your seat and ready to go at 10am!
  2. Bring a pen or pencil.  You WILL want to take notes.  You MAY have to fill out a SURVEY.
  3. Be OPEN to learning what the professional presenter has to offer you.  
  4. PLAN on being an active listener and learner for the full 2 hours.
  5. Have FUN!

Wow! Give Robots A Hand

Posted by kat on October 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday we completed part 1 of Give Robots A Hand.  Beverly Bollenbecker, from Cabarrus Co Cooperative Extension Service, did an excellent presentation.  Twenty-five lucky participants enjoyed an action-filled, hands-on two hour experience.  They will all complete a one-hour practicum at their respective sites prior to returning to Give Robots A Hand, part 2 on October 24th. We look forward to it!  Thanks, Beverly!

First class has been completed!

Posted by kat on September 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hopefully we have had the only "bump" in the road as it concerns this year's MASAP trainings!  Our first session was scheduled for Thursday, September 20th.  We were "bumped" by the church, due to a funeral that morning.  No worries.  The training was moved to Friday, September 21 at the Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Facility at 1418 Armory Drive.  (Thanks to Robbie Furr!)  

Also, thanks to our wonderful trainers:  

Christine Cooper and Donna Smutherman, School-Age Specialists from Child Care Resources Inc who were able to work us into their busy schedules for the change!

The workshop:  Partnering with Families of School Age Children is a mightily important topic.  We are happy we were able to offer it!

Thanks to all the participants who were able to work the change into their calendar.

See you next month for:  Give Robots a Hand--which is FULL.