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Summer Seminars 2015

NIOST Summer Seminars offer professional development to those in afterschool, out-of-school time, extended day, summer camp, youth development, education or related fields.

New for 2015: We've moved the location of Summer Seminars to historic Back Bay in the heart of the city of Boston, MA. Back Bay is accessible by public transportation and offers a variety of eating establishments and shopping options.  Our seminars will take place at the Hotel 140 located on Clarendon Street.

Session 1: July 13-14  

Seminar A: APAS - A Program Assessment System

This seminar is for afterschool directors, supervisors, curriculum and education coordinators, and 21st CCLC personnel interested in utilizing the APAS - A Program Assessment System. Learn more >>

Location: Hotel 140, Boston, MA 

Session 2: July 15-16

Seminar B: Quality Advisor Training

Two tracks - Program Level and System Level Users

The seminar will prepare you to provide technical assistance to Out-of-School Time programs working on quality improvement.  Build confidence and skills as a Quality Advisor through hands-on learning.  Learn more >>

Location: Hotel 140, Boston, MA

Session 3: July 17

Seminar C: APAS Quality Practices

This seminar will provide you with research-based program practices to help you create engaging and challenging programming and establish supportive staff and youth relationships. Designed for program directors, site coordinators, and curriculum planners who want to promote 21st century skills and social emotional learning. Learn more >>

Location: Hotel 140, Boston, MA

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Included: Course notebook, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks

Price: Discounts available for early registration, multiple seminars and groups. See the pricing details for more information. Interested in bringing a group to Summer Seminars? Please call us to arrange details.

Accommodations: See the Summer Seminars Lodging page for more information.


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NIOST Contacts:

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"I completed the APAS training in the summer of 2008. I have been using the observation tools for the past two years... I think the NIOST summer seminar series is the best professional development opportunity for out of school time personnel."