9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Progressive Afterschool Practitioner
The Progressive Afterschool Practitioner is a training designed to heighten a practitioner’s insight into their own professional development. It infuses facets of job satisfaction with professional development planning. By reflecting on individual strengths and areas of growth, an afterschool practitioner is challenged to create a plan for professional development by using the Core Competencies for Afterschool Practitioners as a guide.
Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Professional Development and Leadership:
7.A: Demonstrate professionalism and uphold ethical standards and other professional guidelines in the field – Entry Level, Level 1 and 2.
7.B: Integrate reflective practices and critical perspectives on personal performance, including goal setting – Entry Level, Level 1 and 2.
7.C: Engage in continuous learning and improvement through involvement in professional development, advocacy and leadership
opportunities – Entry Level, Level 1 and 2.
a. Recall the facets of job satisfaction and explain how to relate the facets to their current practice in OST.
b. Identify growth opportunities and set meaningful goals using the Core Competencies for afterschool practitioners as a self-assessment tool.
c. Produce relevant professional development goals using the S.M.A.R.T. goal guidelines.