Thu, March 14, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Raising the Cultural Vibration in OST – VIRTUAL

Are the youth in your program polite, well-behaved and cooperative? Do you sometimes struggle with behavioral issues and maybe even conflict? Many times, we treat the symptom of the problem; we take action for bad behavior by implementing punishment or negative reinforcement. However, what if there was an alternative way to address these problems? By creating a culture of high expectations and positive community, we can shape behavior before it becomes an issue. Come and learn techniques to build an environment that supports positive behavior by raising the cultural vibration in OST.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 3 clock hours (.3 CEUs) of training.

Training Objectives:
Participants will:

  1. Define culture as it relates to the out-of-school time program space.
  2. List three ways to improve the culture of the out-of-school environment.
  3. Apply specific techniques to support positive behavior in your program.

Core Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs): 


Physical Environment and Activities

Apply – D. Creates engaging, physically, emotionally safe, and inclusive environments to encourage play, exploration, and learning across developmental domains.

Apply – E. Uses equipment, devices, and technology to support teaching and learning.

Apply – F. Uses various culturally responsive practices, tools, and accommodations – including individualization and differentiation — to meet individual needs and enhance learning.

Physical, Social/Emotional, and Cognitive Development

Apply – C. Models healthy interactions and guides children and youth in self-awareness, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision making.


Individual Child/Youth Guidance

Identify – A. Understands behavior is a type of communication – a way to express or exchange ideas, thoughts, or feelings with others.

Identify – D. Identifies individual child/youth abilities and corresponding positive guidance techniques.

Apply – A. Provides a supportive environment in which children and youth can learn and practice pro-social behaviors.

Enhancing Group Experiences

Identify – A. Recognizes the impact of group dynamics on learning and development and that working with groups is different from working with individuals.

Apply – C. Plans and guides group activities to teach children and youth cooperation and collaboration.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed

I. Safe Environment

I-E.  Creating Safe Spaces

III-K.  Sense of Belonging