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					                                     Training Institute
                                  Friday, January 30, 2009
                                     8:30 am - 2:00 pm
                              The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys
Training and Presentation Focuses
•  Project based learning
•  Building quality relationships (continuation from December 12)
•  Educating African-American males
•  Preparing for public and private funding challenges

8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast (in the White Oak Foyer)

9:00-10:15 Welcome and Opening Presentation: Project Based Learning in Out-of-
School Time—What, Why, and How featuring Erin Ulery, National Center for Summer
Learning (in the White Oak)
As out-of-school time providers, we strive to make available opportunities to youth that are
meaningful, engaging, and that will help them obtain the skills needed to be successful in
today’s world. Project based learning is a model that is centered on youth and allows for in-
depth learning of diverse topics. Participants will leave this interactive session knowing what
defines project based learning, why it is an effective model of programming, and how it can
be implemented to help youth succeed.

                                New Workshop (10:30-11:45)
Option A: Project Based Science Learning
This workshop will present a simple and enjoyable hands-on design challenge from
EDC’s successful Design It series and discuss how extended science and engineering
projects can be used to build children’s science skills and engagement. We will also
examine how out-of-school time leaders identify the science process skills that enhance
the success of science and engineering investigations and build confidence in young
science learners. This session will be presented by Charles Hutchison of the National
Partnerships for After School Science (NPASS) Center for Science Education at EDC, Inc.

        Continuation Workshops from December 12th (10:30-11:45)
Option B: Daily Rap Part 2 of 3*
The “Daily Rap” program offers a way for after-school program providers to build open
communication with students, so that problems can be aired and dealt with appropriately,
before they escalate to violence. In Part 2 of this training, youth workers will receive the
Daily Rap training manual and learn in detail the skill set it takes to facilitate a Daily Rap

Funding for this event is provided The City of Baltimore—Mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council and co-sponsored by
                                       the Baltimore Community Foundation.
session. Participants will learn further how to guide and not take over the group’s
conversation but be a part of the group and build community amongst the group. Age-
appropriate conversation prompts and tips will be given to help you get your Daily Rap circle
started. Information about what to do when “serious issues” arise will also be discussed. This
workshop will be facilitated by Lacey Benton from Community Conferencing and focuses on
staff-to-youth and youth-to-staff relationships. This workshop is exclusively for 25
participants who attended a December 12th session. (*The final workshop installment of
Daily Rap will take place on February 24th at Pimlico Road Arts & Community Center
from 11:30 am - 1 pm.)

Option C: How to Motivate & Supervise Staff during Challenging Times
Most organizations inadequately equip their staff to effectively negotiate work relationships
in these challenging times. Every up-to-date organizational leader knows that the controlling,
coercive management style of yesteryear no longer works. Demographic and economic
changes now require that managers not only negotiate with their staff, but help them
negotiate with each other. Sadly, many management development programs fail to show
managers exactly how to properly deal with challenging employee situations. This seminar
will put the useful tools into the hands of managers to build better workplace relationships,
enhance performance, improve productivity, and cut the unnecessary financial costs of
workplace conflict. This session will be presented by Dr. Clara Giles Carter of Management
Consultant Services, LLC (MCS).

     Lunch and Closing Presentations in the White Oak (11:45-2:00)
-- Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, author of "Breaking Barriers: Plotting the Path to
Academic Success for School-age African-American Males”

    -- Panel Presentation: Preparing for Public and Private Funding
    Challenges featuring Judy Freidman, Learning Inc.; Amy Gross,
 Weinberg Foundation; Karla Jenkins, United Way of Central Maryland;
 Monica Logan, Parks and People Foundation; Asst. Deputy Mayor Janie
  McCullough, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office; Scot Spencer, Annie E.
       Casey Foundation; and Shawn Stelow, The Finance Project

                         Complete Evaluation & Adjourn (2:00)

Funding for this event is provided The City of Baltimore—Mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council and co-sponsored by
                                       the Baltimore Community Foundation.
Lacey Benton has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years, acquiring skills in public
speaking, business ownership, youth development and non-profit management. She has been
a Volunteer Facilitator with the Community Conferencing Center since 1998 and has been
training teachers in the Daily Rap program for the past year. Lacey has extensive experience
in designing and implementing quality after school programs for teens throughout Baltimore
City and was a recipient of a Community Fellowship Award from the Open Society Institute
in 2000. She has provided opportunities for high school teens in areas of job readiness,
cultural enrichment, youth entrepreneurship, civic engagement and community service.
Lacey is qualified to administer the Myers-Brigs Type Indicator and has presented workshops
and trainings to nonprofit organizations, assisting them in improving communication skills,
increasing productivity and learning to value and work with the strengths of others. Lacey
maintains a flair for communicating enthusiasm and innovation as the highest form of job
satisfaction. Her goal is to create harmony and maximize the potential of individuals and
groups working together for a common cause.

Clara Giles Carter Ed. D. is the President of Management Consultant Services, LLC (MCS)
serving corporate and non-profit organizations working to build community collaborations to
meet the needs of families and youth. Currently, Dr. Carter is the senior consultant for the
Maryland Mentoring Partnership (MMP), where she serves as the Director of Training. In
this capacity, she is responsible for the delivery of training and technical assistance to
mentoring programs across the state. Clara’s work with MMP has assisted the organization to
emerge as a leader in the mentoring movement that is working to make mentoring an integral
part of Maryland's social fabric. Prior to establishing her consulting firm, Dr. Carter was
employed in Federal Government for 33 years and retired as the Acting Director for the
Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid
(CMS). Over her tenure in the government, Dr. Carter was recognized for her expertise in the
area of human resource development and training. In 2003, the Baltimore Federal Executive
Board awarded Clara with the Excellence in Federal Career Award for her commitment to
community service and for her dedication and efforts in launching the Student Career
Academy Youth Initiative, an educational and workplace mentoring model that was designed
and implemented in keeping with the “No Child Left Behind Act”. Responsible for the
development and implementation of the SSA’s Student Mentoring Program in partnership
with Baltimore City and County Public Schools, she was credited with the success of the
program that matched high school students with SSA employees. Clara earned her Bachelors
of Arts Degree in Sociology from Morgan State University, completed her graduate studies in
Management at the University of Baltimore. Clara’s professional career also includes 10
years as an Academic Advisor at the community college, which lead her to pursue and earn
her Doctorate Degree in Higher Education Administration also from Morgan. Highly
recognized as a trainer in the areas of human resource development and diversity, Dr. Carter
often ends training workshop with this quote, “All the world smiles in the same language”.

Charles Hutchison is a former elementary and middle school teacher with over 15 years of
experience developing informal science and engineering curriculum for school aged
children. He works in Boston-area for Education Development Center (EDC) and has co-
authored the EDC 's Design It! and Explore It! afterschool curriculum series that employ
simple materials to create engaging science and engineering challenges for children. He is an
experienced professional developer and regularly presents inquiry science workshops and

Funding for this event is provided The City of Baltimore—Mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council and co-sponsored by
                                       the Baltimore Community Foundation.
seminars to formal and informal educators. He is project director for the NSF funded project,
National Partnerships for Afterschool Science [NPASS] and has considerable experience
managing partnerships with informal science institutions and funding organizations. He has
also studied and developed web-based curricula that allow widely dispersed middle and high
school students to use to collaborate and share data about hands-on science projects.

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson is an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology at Howard
University and Senior Research Analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. He
received a B.S. Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in
Counseling from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple
University. He has served as a correctional and forensic psychology resident at the United
States Penitentiary in Atlanta, GA, the clinical director of Manhood Training Village, a
consultant/trainer on co-occurring disorders for the State of Louisiana, and an expert witness
for the Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender.

Erin Ulery is a professional development associate with the National Center for Summer
Learning. If you are looking for assistance in staff development, up-to-date research on
summer learning, program improvement or development of a high quality summer program,
then Erin is the person you need to contact. Before joining the team in January of 2008 she
was a middle school teacher in various public schools in West Virginia, Virginia, and North
Carolina. While in the classroom, she has worked with a wide range of ages, primarily
middle school aged children with special needs. Her experience also includes a long history
of summer learning. Erin has been everything from a camper, a junior camp counselor,
counselor, and finally a site coordinator. Her hands on interactive teaching style and energy
are what you will see in any of her presentations. Erin earned a Master of Special Education
from West Virginia University (2004) and a Bachelor of Arts from Fairmont State College

Funding for this event is provided The City of Baltimore—Mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council and co-sponsored by
                                       the Baltimore Community Foundation.

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