AFCOST offers state-of-the-art training and learning experiences to all of Cambridge’s out-of-school-time (OST) professionals. All workshop content is based upon evidence- and research-based theories pertaining to the holistic development of young people in grades K-12. Workshop content reflects AFCOST’s commitment to support our OST professionals in creating and sustaining culturally-responsive environments where all young people---regardless of race, ethnicity, gender-identity and/or socio-economic status---can thrive in learning, discovering their inherent self-worth, and shaping strong and empowering relationships. Our training is designed to actively engage participants in the learning process and in applying the training content to their OST work, professional development, and personal well-being. Click here to return to the OST Learning Institute.
Each workshop or series is based upon a hierarchy of learning and is available either as a Recording (access anytime) or Live (scheduled dates): ·Introductory – required baseline of knowledge to be an effective OST professional which should be completed soon after a staff person begins working in a Cambridge OST program ·Intermediate - based upon Introductory content, explores subject area at a greater depth, plus adds a brief experiential component, e.g., project, presentation; and ·Advanced – based upon Introductory and Intermediate content, explores deeper complexity of subject and its intersectionality with other subject areas, plus adds a project with practical application to work and manager engagement.
Workshops can be found by clicking on one of the six training types below.
Create Your OST Professional Development Learning Portfolio
As you create your OST Professional Development Learning Portfolio, know that all your professional development activities will be tracked and you will receive a transcript and a certificate of annual professional development hours completed for each school year. In addition, each program will receive an Organizational Professional Development Report of all staff participation for the year.
How to register
When you register for your first training, you will become a part of the OST Learning Institute. To register, you will need to create an account in Sched.com, our OST Learning Institute registration system.
Select training type to read workshop description and to register.
First time users will select “Sign up”. Returners will “Login” to register for selected training
Click “add to my Sched” to register for training
Please note: first time users will be required to “Sign Up” to register for trainings. Once you select “Sign Up” you will be directed to complete your new profile. Please take care to enter your details correctly, and identify which OST program where you work. Once you have successfully signed up, you can select “Sessions” to return to the list of trainings. It is important to keep your user login and password accessible, as you will need these each time you register.